Indians awoke Monday to smoke-filled skies from a weekend of festival
fireworks, New Delhi's worst season for air pollution began — with dire
A new report from UNICEF says about a third of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing toxic air live in northern India and neighboring countries, risking serioushealtheffects including damage to their lungs, brains and other organs. Of that global total, 300 million kids are exposed to pollution levels more than six times higher than standards set by the WorldHealthOrganization, including 220 million in South Asia.
The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there.
Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died Thursday at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries.
Her philosophy was to live life to the fullest. "I want to climb even more mountains," she said in a 1991 interview with The Associated Press, 16 years after conquering Everest. "To think, 'It was great,' and then die."
Indian banks scrambled Friday to contain the damage after finding that more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.
Several banks, including the government-run State Bank of India, advised customers to change their personal identification numbers. The banks have recalled thousands of debit cards and blocked others that they fear have been hacked.
When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to
lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to
the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb
transplant, so she could one day carry her own baby.
This was nearly two decades ago, when the Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom was training to be a physician abroad.
How is a doughnut like a coffee cup? The answer helped three British-born scientists win the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday.
Their work could help lead to more powerful computers and improved materials for electronics.
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who are now affiliated with universities in the United States, were honored for work in the 1970s and '80s that shed light on strange states of matter.
gun battle with a group of militants who attacked an Indian army camp in
the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed one Indian paramilitary
soldier and wounded another has ended early Monday morning, police said.
A senior police official speaking on customary condition of anonymity said search operations were on at the base which was attacked late Sunday by an unspecified number of militants firing grenades and guns.