POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 30, 2014 AT 18:04 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 30, 2014 18:04 IST

An advertising agency in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has been ordered by court to pay damages for designing a controversial poster showing two cultural icons of the 19th century locked in a kiss.

The poster shows Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in an embrace and was designed to advertise an Almaty gay club at the intersection of Kurmangazy and Pushkin streets. It was inspired by a famous image of the leaders of East Germany and the Soviet Union kissing in 1979.

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POSTED BY OWD ON Oct 30, 2014 AT 18:04 IST, Edited At: Oct 30, 2014 18:04 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2014 AT 05:49 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 29, 2014 05:49 IST

A video "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman" posted by Street HarassmentVideo has notched up over 10.5 million views in less than two days of being posted on YouTube.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2014 AT 05:49 IST, Edited At: Oct 29, 2014 05:49 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2014 AT 23:08 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 29, 2014 04:08 IST

It seemed like a feelgood story from a Mumbai film.

Arun P. Vijayakumar, 27, a native of Manimala in Kottayam district of Kerala, had been making headlines since 2012.

This former student and Lecturer of College of Engineering, Poonjar under the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) in Thiruvananthapuram, Malayalam media reported in August 2012, had been accepted by NASA, the American space organisation, as a research scientist.

He had also been admitted simultaneously for a doctoral thesis by the famous scientist Barbara Liskov, faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the stories went.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2014 AT 23:08 IST, Edited At: Oct 29, 2014 04:08 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 28, 2014 AT 23:02 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 28, 2014 23:02 IST

It was reported briefly earlier, but here's the video and the transcript made available by the Prime Minister's Office itself of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech after inaugurating the refurbished and partly newly built H N Reliance Foundation Hospital.in Mumbai on Saturday, October 25, 2014:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 28, 2014 AT 23:02 IST, Edited At: Oct 28, 2014 23:02 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 27, 2014 AT 20:30 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 27, 2014 20:30 IST

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, hanged in Iran on Saturday, October 25, on charges of killing a man she said tried to rape her, sent a final message to her mother in April, asking her to make sure her organs would be donated. 

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 27, 2014 AT 20:30 IST, Edited At: Oct 27, 2014 20:30 IST
     
 
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