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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/26

    A newly hatched baby Olive Ridley turtle wades past a human footprint to enter the sea at the Rushikulya River mouth beach in Ganjam district, India, Tuesday. Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal on the coast of Orissa over the past few days.

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  • Cyclone Phailin, a monster storm, hammers India

    Cyclone Phailin, a category 5 storm with winds up to 184 miles per hour, hit India's east coast Saturday. More than 500,000 people had evacuated their homes, seeking shelter from cyclone Phailin.

  • Christianophobia

    British journalist Rupert Shortt documents and examines the persecution of Christians around the world – a problem of which many Westerners are unaware.

  • Maoist rebels abduct two Italians on vacation in India

    Maoist rebels say they abducted two Italians on vacation after they were spotted taking photos of women from one of India's indigenous tribes who were bathing in a river in the eastern state.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/26

    A newly hatched baby Olive Ridley turtle wades past a human footprint to enter the sea at the Rushikulya River mouth beach in Ganjam district, India, Tuesday. Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal on the coast of Orissa over the past few days.

  • Trendy threads from waste

    Trendy threads from waste

    Pratibha Syntex could lead in the next textile wave: low-waste, recycled cotton.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/28

    One of five members of the Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team jumps into the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is celebrating Air Force Week. The Air Force Week program offers men and women of the United States Air Force the unique opportunity to share their experiences with members of the local community.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/03

    A rider competes in show jumping on the fourth day of the Badminton Horse Trials in Badminton, England, on Monday.

  • In India, religious violence leaves long trail of refugee camps

    Indian Christians who fled from violence two years ago are still living in refugee camps, a German delegation found this week. Muslims and Hindus who faced persecution eight and 20 years ago also remain displaced.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/12

    On April 12, a 'red shirt' protester takes a photo of where a bullet hit the windshield of a vehicle during clashes on Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • In India, local tribe battles UK giant Vedanta over bauxite mining

    In India, local tribe battles UK giant Vedanta over bauxite mining

    The Dongria Kondh tribe aims to defend its 'sacred' Niaymgiri hills in India from the bauxite mining bid of UK giant Vedanta. The conflict highlights India’s growing dilemma: how to balance badly needed industrial growth with residents’ connection to the land.