POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 20:44 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 20:44 IST

The parents of slain journalist James Foley have released the final email sent by Islamic State (Isis) militants a week before he was beheaded and a video of the killing was uploaded onto the internet.

They said they regarded the email as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 18:31 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 18:31 IST

On the 94th birth anniversary of Ray Bradbury, best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, here is a 1963 documentary on the writer by David L. Wolper -- Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer which captures all the contradictions that the late writer embodied.

Happy Watching.

From archives, also see: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), R.I.P.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 20, 2014 AT 11:51 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 20, 2014 11:51 IST

The trending Ice Bucket Challenge seems to have finally reached India with actress Hansika Motwani and ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna being two of the first in the country to pour a bucket of ice cold water on themselves.

Since June, several thousand people worldwide have recorded themselves getting drenched in ice cold water, then posted the stunt online and challenged others to do the same, or pledge USD 100 to ALS research.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 05, 2014 AT 20:11 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 05, 2014 20:11 IST

A Mumbai-based fashion photographer released a photo series 'The Wrong Turn' depicting a
fashionably dressed glamourous young woman, and two men, who are shown pushing away a third.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 04, 2014 AT 22:57 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 04, 2014 22:57 IST

Google Play released a game called Bomb Gaza which has since created a controversy and has been marked by widespread protests.

The game invites players to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians". It has reportedly been downloaded upto 1,000 times, and continues to be available despite negative reviews.

 

 

"Disgusting. It would be interesting how Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both advocates of the Google mantra ' dont be evil ' and the other people in charge of applications respond. Google should not only give a very public apology but divert some of their billions to help those helpless innocents in Gaza," writes Yunus Patel on the Google Play review page.

Another game on similar lines, Gaza Assault: Code Red, asks players to "take control of an Israeli UAV equipped with powerful weapons in an attempt to secure the region!"

 

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 04, 2014 AT 22:57 IST, Edited At: Aug 04, 2014 22:57 IST
     
 
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