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How a translation mistake ended up making India a part of the Bible

Christianity has long been a part of India’s religious diversity. Syrian Christians claim that Thomas, one of the original 12 disciples of Jesus, established their community almost 2,000 years ago. Medieval Christians in Europe believed that Bartholomew, another disciple of

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Adolf Hitler’s wartime phone sells for almost £200,000

A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War has been sold at auction for $243,000 (£196,000). Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland, said it sold on Sunday afternoon to a person who bid

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3-Year Old Boy With Six-Pack Abs Puts All #Fitspiration to Shame

From running to jumping and climbing trapezes in his spare time, there is not one physical activity Dash Meagher doesn’t like. But Dash isn’t your usual ‘fitspo’ star parading about bench pressing and lifting dumbbells in the gym for the

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Sundar Pichai sends 7-year-old girl letter after she asks for a job at Google

Even in the cut-throat world of the tech industry, there are those rare incidents that can make you smile. One example is that of Chloe Bridgewater, a seven-year-old girl from Hereford, England, who wrote a letter to Google asking for

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This Rape Survivor And The Man Who Raped Her Told Their Story Together For A TED Talk

In 1996, when they were both 16 years old, Australian traveller Tom Stranger raped his Icelandic girlfriend Throdis Elva – and now, 21 years later, they have decided to deliver a joint TED talk exploring the ramifications of the attack

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Tell us your love story: Anil and Anusha

In this special series of real life love stories for Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share how you met the love of your life. Here, one of our readers, Anil Kumar Jayendran from Tamil Nadu (currently studying in Germany)

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This man has the world’s biggest penis

The man with the world’s largest penis insists he won’t have it reduced – even though he won’t ever be able to have sex. Roberto Esquivel Cabrera, 54, from Saltillo, has a penis which measures a staggering 18.9 inches when

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Meet the ‘world’s first transgender dad and daughter’

ERIC and Corey House from Detroit, Michigan, share a bond like no other parent and their child: they’re both transgender. Corey was born a boy but at the age of 14 she told her mother she was transgender. That was

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‘Jealous’ husband doesn’t speak to his wife for 20 years

It’s completely natural for married couples to have the occasional spat (and the proverbial silent treatment that typically follows). But one man reportedly took it to a whole new level — and it had nothing to do with an argument. Otou

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Auckland beachgoers turn out to ‘Free the Nipple’

Disclaimer: This story contains images of nudity that may offend some readers. Aucklanders turned out in droves to enjoy the sun shining on Mission Bay beach on Saturday afternoon. Included was a small group on the sand who caused a

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Muhammad Ali letter to Nelson Mandela sold for £7,200

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader has sold for £7,200. The typed letter, signed by the boxing legend on “Muhammad Ali in South Africa” stationery, dates from

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A Farmer’s Son with No High-Flying Management Degree Starts an Airline Company in the Himalayas

Budhi Prakash Thakur, an entrepreneur with no degree in business or management, is probably India’s first ever aviation magnate from a farmer’s family. “In the hills, there is no difference between a child and adult when it comes to work.

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Fidel Castro leaves strong mark on modern political literature

The leader of the Cuban revolution and former President, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday night at the age of 90, left a strong mark on contemporary political literature, the media reported on Sunday. A voracious reader, Castro was a

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From Castro Vareeth to Cuba Mukundan

KOCHI: When Lal Jose finalised the name ‘Cuba Mukundan’ for the protagonist in his hit film Arabi Katha, he was yet to give different shades to that character. The prefix `Cuba’ was powerful enough to qualify a proletarian ideologue, who

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