• Away yet not away

    Bangladeshi-American engineer Shah Talukder had definite reasons to feel proud when his daughter launched a language coaching programme for poor students back in his motherland four years ago. And he had reasons to be frustrated too when Leilah, in the US, had trouble communicating with her students in Bangladesh due to hartals, weather, or traffic jams.

  • California to fight drought turning sea water into drinking water

    Californians are about to get their water from a new source - the Pacific Ocean, as Governor Jerry Brown’s new plan to save the state is set to launch next year.

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    Terrified 13-year-old bravely fights off her would-be rapist (video)

    Police in northern California have launch a massive manhunt for a 'bold' would-be rapist who tried to attack a 13-year-old girl as she was opening her door to return home.

  • 'We Shall Overcome' folklorist Guy Carawan dies

    Guy Carawan, a scholarly folk singer who helped turn "We Shall Overcome" into the anthem for the US Civil Rights Movement, dies.

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