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You can leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA.

Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens – in the name of fighting crime and terrorism.

Does genetic surveillance creep you out or is it a good tool to combat crime?

#dna #genetics #geneticsurveillance #surveillance #crime #forensics #terrorism

We've heard about perfumes being named after stars, but biscuits?

Teluju superstar Ramcharan Tega’s biscuits are available in parts of the world with a sizeable South Indian population.

What product would you pick for your name?

#perfume #ramcharantega #bollywood #actress #india #southindia #products #biscuits #branding #kyoto #japan

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The mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks didn’t want to just languish his days away while behind bars – he decided to put his engineering skills to good.

The CIA is not sure what Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s interest is in vacuums, but they applaud the fact he is in good health for their long-term plans.


#terrorist #romania #khalidsheikhmohammed #engineer #engineering #vacuum #vacuumcleaner #terroristattack #romania #usa #cia

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Run to watch this marvel.

The near-flawless homage to the flying spirit of India’s greatest runner – starring Bollywood film actor Farhan Akhtar — makes other recent high-profile acclaimed films look hopelessly inadequate.

#bollywood #bhaagmilkhabhaag #moviereview #farhanakhtar #sonamkapoor
http://ow.ly/mQ7Fp

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“Lucky.”

That’s what Indo-Canadian vocalist Jonita Gandhi considers after her break-out Bollywood song for +Shah Rukh Khan and singing legend S.P. Balasubramanyam.

#jonitagandhi #shahrukhkhan #spbalasubramanyam #bollywood #india #chennaiexpress

http://ow.ly/mLDup

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Let's go virtual shopping, but in person.

Korea has launched a virtual store were customers pick their items from a touch screen, which are then bagged and ready for you at checkout.

#virtualshopping #virtualstore #shopping #touchscreen

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Were you expecting friends and family to travel to B.C. this year?

They may be one of the 20% of Indians that have decided to stay home instead of going abroad vacation this year – because of a declining rupee.

#travel #foreigntravel #domestictravel #rupee #vacation #india

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A zombie pandemic is threatening the world – who going to call?

Brad Pitt of course. Check out World War Z’s apocalyptic trailer:

#worldwarz #bradpitt #zombie #zombies #apacolypse #hollywood

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Brave little Roona Begum has undergone another round of reconstructive surgery to remodel her head.

Doctor’s expect her head to shrink more after this operation.

See how you can help:

#surgery #reconstructivesurgery #india #hydrocephalus #hospital

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President Barack Obama has announced the U.S. will suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labour rights and workers safety.

Is there a better way the U.S. can help garment industry workers?

#bangladesh #bangladeshfactory #factory #trade #usa #barackobama #workersright #labourrights #employment
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