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Pope promises 'solutions' to priestly celibacy, condemns child sex abuse

Pope Francis promised 'solutions' to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.

Brazil lose 0-3 to Netherlands in play-off, pay heavy price for immaturity

Brazil came into the World Cup expecting nothing less than victory but tactical naivety, a lack of emotional preparation and an inability to overcome the loss of two leading players cost them the chance of winning a sixth title.

Now, escorts hook up with clients on Twitter

It is not just big corporates and politicos that are using social media sites like Twitter to reach out to their base. The microblogging site has attracted a much more niche (albeit not unlikely) user too — escort services agencies.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Ashutosh Rana and the music

Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

Hospital elevator buttons dirtier than toilets: Study

The next time you take an elevator in a hospital, get a little cautious while pressing the buttons. A new study reveals that hospital elevator buttons may be dirtier than toilets.

Big B disappointed with Team Brazil

Brazil's poor performance at this year's Fifa World Cup has left Amitabh Bachchan highly sad and let down. The Bollywood megastar tweeted his dismay after his favourites Brazil failed to secure even a third place as they were defeated by Netherlands on Saturday Night.

More than a million have no school and no hope for the future

A recent UN report shows that more than a million children between the ages of six and eleven years are out of school. This represents a real loss of potential for the country. Poulomi Banerjee writes.

Donuts, the brand new antidote to jet lag

A sugar rush could be all you need to beat jet lag. Now here’s scientific evidence that donuts and other insulin-spiking foods have some use other than making you overweight and at risk of diabetes.

Brazil World Cup and why US considers soccer unAmerican

As the Brazil World Cup reaches its climax, it has been marked by the quadrennial exercise in dissing the global sport. Among those at the forefront of the affront is author Ann Coulter, who opined in a column: "I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer."

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.

Picking up the threads: A look at the community behind Reddit India

The Reddit India sub-forum was started six years ago, but it is only over the past two years, as the Indian community became more active in the run-up to this year’s national election, that its subscriber numbers began to soar.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.

Romance of the wet sari: best moments

What's the best way to show you're drenched in love (or lust)? Bollywood has only one answer to this question: the wet sari. Here's how it's been since 1955.

WATCH: Nargis Fakhri, Salman Khan groove to Honey Singh's voice in Kick

Honey Singh's much-awaited song, Yaar Na Miley, from Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick, is finally out. This is the first time Salman Khan has teamed up with the Punjabi rapper.
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