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Math wiz Shakuntala Devi dead at 83

Math wiz Shakuntala Devi dead at 83

Shakuntala Devi, an Indian prodigy mental calculator, died on Sunday in Bangalore, India – she was 83. Known for her prodigious mental calculation ability, during the 1970s, Devi calculated the…

French senate passes same sex marriage bill

French senate passes same sex marriage bill

In a vote put forward by the Socialists of French President Francois Hollande, the French Senate passed a bill on Friday that supports gay marriage. The bill faces a second…

Dow Jones index closes 7 day upwards streak at all-time high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, closed at an all-time record on Monday, the seventh trading day in a row that the influential index continued to rise and set new records.…

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead at 58

In a nationally televised announcement Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced President Hugo Chavez died at 8:25 GMT/UTC on Tuesday. In the televised statement Vice President Nicolás Maduro said, “Today,…

Morsi declares 30 day state of emergency

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has proclaimed a 30-day state of emergency and a night-time curfew in three urban areas along the Suez Canal which have seen fatal clashes in the…

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Australian Open citing slow injury recovery

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday he is withdrawing from the 2013 Australian Open Championships as a result of a stomach virus that has slowed healing of a left knee injury,…

300km wide cyclone Evan forces thousands to flee

Cyclone Evan made landfall on the western part of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, near Nadi, a city with a population of about 42,000, on Monday. Current wind speeds…

Hospital staff mourn loss of colleague after prank call

A prank call to a London hospital has left hospital staff mourning the loss of a colleague after authorities found the nurse who answered the phone call, dead near the hospital.…

Typhoon Bopha makes landfall

Typhoon Bopha, also known as typhoon Pablo, made landfall in the Philippines over Bagana, Davao Oriental at 4:30am (local time or 20:30 GMT/UTC) – about 150 km northeast of Digos…

Ceasefire in Israel-Palestine conflict amid grizzly murders

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza was announced on Wednesday amid violence that saw Palestinians execute six men suspected of being Israeli spies. The ceasefire agreement was reached after eight…