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Over 24 Hours of Storms, Lightning Kills 74

Death toll in northern India is expected to rise

(Newser) - Lightning has killed 74 people, mostly farm laborers working in fields, across eastern and northern India over the past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. A majority of the deaths occurred in the eastern state of Bihar, where 57 people died after being struck by lightning—with the death toll expected... More »

Guy Watching The Conjuring 2 Dies, Then Disappears

65-year-old man in India suffered chest pains

(Newser) - A man's death at a screening of The Conjuring 2—and the subsequent disappearance of his body—didn't go unnoticed in southern India last week, the Times of India reports. The 65-year-old was watching the film at a movie house in the town of Tiruvannamalai on Thursday night... More »

Indian Frogs Discover Gross New Way to Have Sex

It's called the dorsal straddle, and researchers spent 320 hours filming it

(Newser) - A group of dedicated researchers have discovered a seventh position used by mating frogs and toads, and it's—in scientific terms—super gross. A study published Tuesday in PeerJ describes the new position, the dorsal straddle, as “a loose form of contact in which the male sits on... More »

'Arrested' in India for 3 Deaths: 18 of These Lions

Officials in Gujarat state are checking paw prints and feces for clues leading to the killer

(Newser) - Three people are dead from vicious attacks in India's Gujarat state, and police have detained 18 suspects: lions from an animal sanctuary, the BBC reports. The "arrested" lions have been gathered from the forests of Gir National Park over the past two months and are now being held... More »

The West Goes Wild for This Indian Remedy

Turmeric lattes are all the rage

(Newser) - A burger and fries. Coffee and doughnuts. Milk and ... curry spice? If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out on what Saba Imtiaz at the Guardian calls "2016's drink of choice." Cafes from San Francisco to Sydney are selling their own version of the... More »

This Might Be the Heaviest Baby Girl Ever Born

She weighed 15 pounds, measured 24.4 inches

(Newser) - A baby born in India on Monday is likely the biggest ever born in the country, and she could be the heaviest girl ever born anywhere. The 19-year-old mother, Nandini, gave birth to a girl weighing 15 pounds and measuring 24.4 inches. Most babies in India weigh between 5... More »

Taj Mahal Becoming 'Disfigured' Due to Insect Poop

Authorities blame polluted river

(Newser) - Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th-century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts say. Workers scrub the walls clean every day, but the regular scrubbing... More »

India Tests 'Mini Space Shuttle'

Country is trying to bring space costs down 90%

(Newser) - India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft. The Indian Space Research Organization says a rocket carrying the mini-shuttle lifted off from a launch pad in southern India on Monday and completed a successful 13-minute test flight. Space expert... More »

Man's Head Reportedly Severed by His Camel

So reports the 'Times of India'

(Newser) - A killer walrus , a savage beaver attack , and now death by camel? If a report in the Times of India is to be believed, yes. On Thursday, India's Rajasthan state dealt with record heat —hitting a high of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit—and all day on Saturday, a... More »

Spare a Cool Thought for India After Hottest Day Ever

It hit 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday in Rajasthan state

(Newser) - A city in the Indian state of Rajasthan just broke the mercury and recorded the country's highest temperature ever, the Guardian reports. Per a director in the nation's meteorological department, Phalodi reached 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, breaking the previous record of 123.1 degrees set in... More »

Doctor Defends Decision to Help 72-Year-Old Give Birth

Other doctors want to ban fertility treatments for women 50 and above

(Newser) - An embryologist in India is defending his decision to help a 72-year-old woman give birth for the first time . Dr. Anurag Bishnoi tells the Guardian he was at first hesitant to perform the IVF procedure for Daljinder Kaur and her 79-year-old husband at his clinic in Hisar, but went ahead... More »

For First Time, You Can Buy World's Priciest Tea

Darjeeling tea will be available in online auctions in June

(Newser) - Some of the world's most expensive tea is grown in Darjeeling, India, but only sold to large tea houses in private weekly auctions. Next month, that 150-year-old tradition will come to an end. For the first time, Darjeeling tea will be sold online in new pan-India e-auctions beginning June... More »

First-Time Mom Gives Birth at Age 70

Indian woman and her husband, 79, used IVF

(Newser) - An Indian woman says her life is now complete, at the age of 70, because she's finally given birth to her first baby. Daljinder Kaur and her 79-year-old husband have been married 46 years and had nearly given up on having a child, Kaur says. But they saw an... More »

Where People Get Legs Lengthened on the Cheap

But specialists in India are divided over the procedure

(Newser) - Wish you were a little taller? Well, doctors in India have been lengthening limbs for years at relatively low cost—but the industry is unregulated and the procedure pretty gruesome, the Guardian reports. For a few thousand dollars, patients have a bone broken in each leg (usually the tibia) and... More »

Selfie With Loaded Gun Ends in Teen's Death

India is the selfie death capital

(Newser) - An Indian teen is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie as he posed with his father's handgun, the Telegraph reports. Ramandeep Singh, 15, "was clicking a selfie with a loaded gun at his house when the incident happened," the police superintendent... More »

Daytime Cooking Banned During Deadly Indian Heatwave

Fires, mostly from cooking, have killed dozens

(Newser) - Faced with deadly fires during a blistering weeks-long heatwave, one Indian state has made the "unprecedented" move of banning daytime cooking, the Guardian reports. "After a review of fire incidents, we've seen that most of them were caused by cooking fires," a senior disaster management official... More »

Women Enter 1K-Year-Old Building for First Time

Mosque's wooden carvings, architecture have long enchanted its male worshippers

(Newser) - For the first time in its 1,000-year history, one of India's oldest mosques opened its doors to women. Thousands of Muslim women flocked to the religious site in Kerala on Sunday, reports the Times of India , making their way into the Thazhathangady Juma Masjid to view its historic... More »

Dad Cut Off Hands of His Baby's Alleged Rapist: Cops

Indian man on the run after reportedly severing teen's hands, leaving him in ditch

(Newser) - A young Indian father out for vigilante justice lured the teen accused of raping his baby daughter away from a Punjab state courthouse Tuesday, tied him to a tree, and cut both of the suspect's hands off, cops say, per AFP . The 25-year-old father, IDed as Parminder Singh, is... More »

India Wants Its 'Unlucky' Diamond Back

Sike!

(Newser) - It's not often that a solicitor general's comments make international waves, but Indian Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar has managed to achieve such a feat. He told his country's Supreme Court on Monday that the Koh-i-Noor diamond, in Britain's possession since 1849, "was neither stolen nor... More »

India Says Britain Can Keep Its Cursed Jewel

Some believe the Koh-i-Noor was forcibly taken

(Newser) - For decades, Indians have demanded that Britain return a 105.6-carat diamond that they say was taken from them when they were under colonial rule. The matter may soon be settled, and not in their favor. In a Monday appearance before India's Supreme Court, which was hearing a case... More »

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