Indian amusement park ride plummets after pipe breaks, killing 2 and injuring 27

At least two people were killed and 27 were injured after a ride at an Indian amusement park unexpectedly plummeted on Sunday, the Hindustan Times reports.  The incident, which took place in Ahmedabad’s Kankaria Lake area, occurred after the pipe of the main shaft of a pendulum-swinging ride called “Discovery” broke, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation chief fire officer M.F. Dastoor told the newspaper. Thirty-one people […]

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Race to save the rainforests in Asia-Pacific

Environmentalists and politicians are joining forces to try to save fragile rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. A summit is being held in Indonesia, where delegates from all over the region will try and build on the commitments made in the Paris Climate Agreement. On the agenda will be the rapid rate of deforestation in Papua New Guinea. Intensive logging is […]

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These tasty Indian restaurants will complement your diet

Two Manhattan restaurants want to change the way you think about Indian food. East Village gastro bar Baar Baar, at 13 E. 1st St., has designed health-conscious options for those watching their carbs after December indulgences. Slim-down offerings include the paneer pinwheel, with red pepper makhana — otherwise known as fox nuts or lotus seeds — for those on the […]

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Who will win this year’s Booker? Here’s our guide to the shortlist

Who will win this year’s Booker? Here’s our indispensable guide to the shortlist MILKMAN by Anna Burns (Faber £14.99)  MILKMAN by Anna Burns (Faber £14.99)  PLOT: The Troubles provide a subtle backdrop of simmering threat to this inventively written novel, set in Belfast in the Seventies and narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old, whose semi-abusive relationship with a creepy older man […]

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