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August 16, 2017 2:08 PM New 'Game of Thrones' Episode Leaks

Though the episode was posted for a "brief" amount of time, the leak quickly spread on the Internet early Wednesday. For the second time in two weeks, the network has seen an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones leak ahead of its scheduled premiere. A HBO Europe spokesperson acknowledged the leak, which was described as "brief." "We have learned that the upcoming 2

August 15, 2017 5:05 PM India applauds Akufo-Addo’s people-centered policies

India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, M.J. Akbar, has applauded the policies and programmes being implemented by the Akufo-Addo government. Describing Akufo-Addo as “a father of democracy in Africa”, Mr. Akhbar indicated that the government and people of India celebrate the ongoing contributions made by President Akufo-Addo to Ghana’s development 1

August 15, 2017 11:12 AM JioPhone's beta-testing commences on Independence Day, bookings open on August 24

As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day today, beta-testing of the much-awaited 4G-enabled zero-cost Reliance JioPhone has commenced. This testing phase will continue for a few days after which the phone will be open for bookings on August 24. During the testing phase, the phone will be given to a limited number of users to try it out before it is released 1

August 15, 2017 1:56 AM The road to India's partition

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit their “jewel in the crown 1

August 14, 2017 6:02 PM As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space People pose in front of Pakistan Independence Day signs in Lahore. The country, created in 1947 as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims, celebrated 70 years of independence on Aug. 14. The children pile into the stadium in shiny clothes, clutching green-and-white Pakistani flags 2

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 2

August 14, 2017 12:28 PM India restores hospital's oxygen supply after deaths

Dozens dead from encephalitis after supplies run out because of unpaid bills Indian health authorities on Monday delivered oxygen to a public hospital where 63 people have died of encephalitis in recent days, nearly half of them children, as it ran out of medical supplies because of unpaid bills, triggering public outrage. The deaths of the children 3

August 14, 2017 9:05 AM India restores hospital oxygen supply as anger mounts over child deaths

GORAKHPUR, India (Reuters) - Indian health authorities on Monday delivered oxygen to a public hospital where 63 people have died of encephalitis in recent days, nearly half of them children, as it ran out of medical supplies because of unpaid bills, triggering public outrage. The deaths of the children have again exposed India's underfunded and poorly 1

August 14, 2017 7:42 AM As India marks 70 years of partition, memories fresh of border bloodshed

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - India's independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border. A mass migration followed, marred by violence and bloodshed, as about 15 million Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, fearing 2

August 14, 2017 7:42 AM ‘At the Stroke of Midnight My Entire Family Was Displaced’

The author’s mother, Rashida Begum, and father, Malik Fazal Haq, in photos taken around 10 years before partition. My father, an intellectual and educationalist, was murdered. Eight of us crossed into Pakistan dressed in summer clothes and nothing else. Winter came and we had nothing to wear and no roof over our heads. By the following summer my feet had outgrown 5