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Aug 26, 2014

Air India plane taken out of service and fumigated after a stowaway rat hitched a ride to New Delhi

The rodent was reportedly spotted on a plane that flew in from the city of Ranchi, and it is at least the fourth reported sighting on an Air India aircraft this year... #New Delhi #Air India

Aug 15, 2014

Passenger jet plunged 5,000 feet as pilot slept

Two pilots have been suspended after a plane carrying 280 passengers plunged suddenly in the airspace over Turkey. Air regulators in India have set up an investigation into the “serious..... #New Delhi #Air India

Aug 28, 2014

5 free things to do in Cape Town, South Africa

(AP) -- Cape Town is a place of wry contrasts, a place where you might encounter an international fashion model, a hippie or a "bergie" (beggar). There are urban black townships and picturesque seascapes. A mix of colonial history, the struggle again... #India #Cape Town #Nelson Mandela #YouTube

Aug 27, 2014

Global trash burning more polluting than expected

(AP) -- Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned. The study published Tuesday in... #China #India #Colorado #National Center for Atmospheric Research #Boulder, CO

Aug 07, 2014

Air India carrying fewer passengers on Mumbai-Newark route to avoid hitting mega-sized billboards during takeoff

Air India's non-stop flights from Mumbai to Newark are operating under capacity because the aircraft is too heavy to clear the signs while flying with full passenger and fuel loads... #Air India #Mumbai

Aug 06, 2014

Air India plane carrying 200 passengers is grounded after being overrun by rats

The Air India crew noticed the tiny intruders after the aircraft landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Kolkata... #New Delhi #Air India #Indira Gandhi International Airport #Kolkata

Aug 17, 2014

Gautam Gambhirs torment a painful symbol of Indias cricketing decline

The openers 19 balls had onlookers at The Oval squirming, but they served to highlight a wider and rather sad malaise All sports tend towards their own distinct type of emotion. Football retains an indissoluble capacity to generate rage. Tennis has i... #New Delhi #Air India #Indira Gandhi International Airport #Kolkata

Aug 10, 2014

Madrid explodes in color during Holi festival

(AP) -- A Madrid city square exploded in a color kaleidoscope when hundreds of Spaniards and tourists celebrated their version of a traditional Hindu religious festival. Around 300 revelers packed the Plaza de Agustin de Lara on Saturday, where they ... #India #Madrid #Nepal #Bollywood

Aug 04, 2014

Nepal landslide raises fears of flooding in India

(AP) -- Rescue workers urgently evacuated tens of thousands of people in eastern India on Monday after a deadly landslide in neighboring Nepal blocked a river that could burst its banks and submerge scores of Indian villages. Authorities in Nepal sai... #India #South Asia #Nepal

Aug 01, 2014

Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry

(AP) -- Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day -- in fact, for more than a ... #Cairo #Israel #Egypt #India #New Delhi #John Kerry #Hamas #Qatar #Ban Ki-moon #Gaza Strip #New York (state)