HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Did invention of agriculture make humans lazy?

New research at the University of Cambridge across thousands of years of human evolution shows that skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile since the invention of agriculture — a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles as humans shifted from foraging to farming.

Former US president Bush senior, 90, hospitalised

Former US president George HW Bush was taken to a Houston hospital on Tuesday night after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.

US growth at 11-year high, India wary

The US economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade in the last quarter, bolstered by robust spending by consumers and businesses. And India will wait warily for the fallout.

Where’s Nawaz Sharif’s action plan?

On December 17, a day after the brutal carnage of over 130 schoolchildren stunned Pakistan, PM Sharif vowed to bring the culprits to justice. Pledging not to show any distinction between ‘good or bad Taliban’, Sharif announced that Pakistan would have an action plan within a week to combat militancy.

Sudden surge in ‘terror chatter’ worries Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday asked Australians to be alert during the holiday period after authorities detected “a heightened level of terrorist chatter” post the Sydney cafe siege, warning another attack is likely.

The Interview to hit theatres on Christmas, confirms Sony Pictures

Four days after being slammed by President Barack Obama, Sony on Tuesday announced The Interview, the film that got in into trouble with North Korean hackers, will be released.

When US helped Cuban spy make his wife pregnant

Adriana Perez was 44 and with husband Gerardo Hernandez, a Cuban intelligence officer, locked away in a US prison, she was despairing if she will ever become a mother.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief walks free from jail

The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group is set to walk free from jail, officials said Tuesday, even as the government considers “radical changes” to tackle militancy after a Taliban school massacre.

Caught On Camera | Top 10 Controversies of 2014

Controversies from the sports world to the entertainment world, 2014 has seen many. An unfortunate mauling of a youth by a Tiger in the Delhi zoo to Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes tragic death. Watch the list here.

As it happened: Top 10 events of 2014

2014 has been a year of anxiety, anticipation, terror, happiness and exuberation, amongst several other emotions, ranging from the rise of Islamic State to the Scottish independence referendum announcement. Here's a look at the top 10 global events of 2014.

They said it: 2014 in quotes

2014 has been an eventful year of ups and downs, with its share of excitement, tension, anxiety and suspense; a tragicomedy of sorts. As this year draws to a close, here is a list of top 10 quotes from newsmakers around the world.

12 bizarre things that happened in 2014

Going beyond Iraq on the brink, the Hong Kong protests and the Peshawar school Taliban attack, 2014 has been witness to some of the most wackiest happenings. Here is a list of 12 strange stories from the year, one for each month!

Tsunami orphans recount journey to philanthropy

A decade after being orphaned by the Asian tsunami, British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan are successful entrepreneurs who are giving back to the Sri Lankans who helped them by building an orphanage.

Pak fails to act on Lakhvi's bail, court on vacation

Pakistan government on Tuesday again failed to file a plea challenging the bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on the last working day for courts ahead of a two-week winter break, citing that the judge has not released the copy of the order.
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