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Indian stocks hit record highs as investors cheer likely Modi win

The prospect of a second term for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent the country’s stock markets soaring to record highs on Thursday. India’s benchmark index, the Sensex, surged 900 points to cross 40,000 for the first time ever after early poll counts in the country’s massive election put Modi’s party and its allies in…MORE

Snakebites: The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day

Snakebites kill more than 200 people a day around the world, but Thai firefighter Pinyo Pookpinyo was one of the lucky ones. When the tip of his thumb was bitten by a king cobra, he made it to a Bangkok hospital within 15 minutes. There, he was given a serum that stopped the venom, which…MORE

Violent tornado that hit Missouri’s capital ‘felt like an earthquake’

As many were sleeping late Wednesday night, Missouri’s capital took a direct hit from a tornado — one of many bringing chaos to the central United States. “When it hit… it felt like an earthquake,” Cindy Sandoval-Jakobsen said. The Jefferson City resident said she took her daughter, who is blind, and the two hid in…MORE

Most presidents don’t pardon murderers. Trump did, and may again.

Where the military sees possible war crimes, President Donald Trump sees injustice. He is considering Memorial Day pardons for a number of US service members either convicted of or facing trial for war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. And by some strange coincidence, he is considering these pardons as the most notorious of American war…MORE

Trump walkout marks point of no return

President Donald Trump seems to have realized that despite the end of the Mueller probe, his administration may never escape the vise handed to Democrats by their midterm election wins last year. The President is doing what he always does when he’s in a dark political corner: fight harder than any man alive, adopting a…MORE

Mario Batali faces criminal charge in alleged Boston groping incident

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge in Boston after a woman reported that he groped her in March 2017. Batali is facing an indecent assault and battery charge in connection with an alleged incident on March 31, 2017 at a restaurant in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office…MORE