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1 India court recognises transgender people as third gender
India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities.
2 New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say.
3 A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms.
4 Could offices change from sitting to standing?
A number of studies have suggested that constantly sitting at work is bad for you. So could workplaces be rejigged around standing up, asks would-be stander Chris Bowlby.
5 The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)
Subtitles available in 31 (and counting) languages (enable them using the "Captions" button). A big thank-you to everyone who translated! Funny business meet...
6 Glasgow Red Road: Should demolition of buildings be used as entertainment?
Plans to demolish five tower blocks as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scotched. Is it appropriate for demolitions to be turned into public spectacles, asks Finlo Rohrer. The five well-known blocks at Red Road will still be demolished.
7 Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands
Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands. The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.
8 10 inventions that owe their success to World War One
1. Sanitary towels... A material called Cellucotton had already been invented before war broke out, by what was then a small US firm - Kimberly-Clark.
9 RSA warns over NSA link to encryption algorithm
RSA, the internet security firm, has advised its customers not to use a particular encryption algorithm after fears it could be unlocked by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
10 Heartbleed bug denial by NSA and White House
The US National Security Agency has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online security flaw. The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging the NSA used the flaw in OpenSSL to harvest data.
11 Washington Post and Guardian share Pulitzer Prize
The Guardian and Washington Post have shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying. The stories were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
12 Loans that change lives
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13 End of road for 'dirty' fuels - UN
A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels. There must be a "massive shift" to renewable energy, says the 33-page study released in Berlin.
14 Bodies of seven babies found in Utah house
A Utah woman has been accused of killing six of her own babies after their bodies were discovered in cardboard boxes at her former house. Megan Huntsman, 39, gave birth to the babies between 1996 and 2006.
15 Natural science
The natural sciences are branches of science that seek to elucidate the rules that govern the natural world by using scientific methods.
16 Should you trust your financial advisor? Pseudo-mathematics and financial charlatanism
Source: American Mathematical Society Summary: Your financial advisor calls you up to suggest a new investment scheme.
17 Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister caught on video kissing staffer.
Freshman Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister will probably have some difficulty running again on his "Faith, Family and Hard Work" message this November after a video showing the Republican kissing a female staffer emerged on Monday.
18 Rice gave early approval for CIA waterboarding, Senate report reveals
Condoleezza Rice gave permission for the CIA to use waterboarding techniques on the alleged al-Qaida terrorist Abu Zubaydah as early as July 2002, the first known official approval for the technique, according to a report released by the Senate intelligence committee yesterday.
19 Potholes to portable toilets: a marathon runner's guide to world cities
Harmander Singh admits to being “a naughty boy” at school. He says he took up running to keep out of trouble, a remedy that has since seen him clock up 80 marathons in 18 different cities around the world, raising more than £60,000 for charity.
20 Humor: What are some stunning examples of waste of money?
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