Jun 18, 2015

India has world's biggest jump in the newly rich

Want to be a millionaire? Move to India. The number of millionaires in the country rose 26 percent last year, the biggest percentage gain among major countries in a report out Wednesday showing the ranks of millionaires around the world at a record. The ...

Jun 17, 2015

Study: A third of global groundwater basins are overstressed

Satellite data show people are overdrawing water from some of the world’s largest groundwater basins. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine say it’s unclear how much water is left in the most overburdened aquifers. The problem is expected to worsen with climate change ...

Jun 15, 2015

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament moves

Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend toward disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday. Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22,600 to 15,850 according to the institute’s annual disarmament report, which said ...

May 30, 2015

Stool pigeon? India seizes bird over spying fears

Indian police said Friday they had detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarized border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. Police said they had X-rayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious ...

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

May 29, 2015

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

A 23-year-old economics graduate was on Thursday crowned maharajah of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests. At 15 temples spread throughout opulent palace grounds in the city of Mysore, Yaduveer ...