from FaithWorld:

Nepal Hindu temple bans five-yearly mass animal sacrifice: pressure group

By Reuters Staff
July 28, 2015

(Sacrificed buffaloes lie on the ground of an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony November 28, 2014)

(Sacrificed buffaloes lie on the ground of an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

from Breakingviews:

The Economist’s elite owners seek elite print run

July 28, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Expert Zone:

Kalam saw India as a knowledge superpower – Narendra Modi

By Guest Contributor
July 28, 2015

(India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised former President Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, remembering the example set by the childhood newspaper vendor who rose to prominence as driver of India’s nuclear weapon and missile programme before becoming president in 2002. Modi writes about Kalam’s commitment to “freedom, development and strength.” The full opinion piece follows here.)

from Reuters War College:

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the future, but is that a good thing?

By Jason Fields
July 28, 2015

Nothing that's made out of metal is sexier than a fighter jet. Rounded or angular, the shape is always sleek -- OK, not the F-117 Nighthawk, but the exception proves the rule. The F-4 Phantom, the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-22 Raptor. Ferrari tries, but these are the real deal.

from Alison Frankel:

SCOTUS Halliburton ruling finally helps a defendant – Halliburton!

By Alison Frankel
July 28, 2015

(Reuters) - Thirteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to do away with securities fraud class actions in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn of Dallas has given the most intensive analysis yet to the high court's ruling that defendants can try to ward off class certification by rebutting the presumption of marketwide fraud. Her 53-page opinion shows the Supreme Court's Halliburton decision, which has so far been of little help to securities class action defendants, can benefit corporations willing to spend the time and money to hire economics experts and conduct price impact studies.

from India Insight:

Alarm bells in Bollywood as ‘Bahubali’, Hollywood films reap box-office gold

July 28, 2015

A dubbed fantasy epic that charmed millions of Hindi-speaking moviegoers this month has startled the Indian film industry, with box-office analysts viewing the movie’s record-breaking run as a wake-up call for Bollywood.

from FaithWorld:

Ireland to give adopted people access to birth records for first time

July 28, 2015

(Celtic cross at Ballinskelligs Prioryin County Kerry, Ireland, March 18, 2008/Ulrich Hartmann)

(Celtic cross at Ballinskelligs Priory in County Kerry, Ireland, March 18, 2008/Ulrich Hartmann)

from Reuters FYI:

Rethinking the body art

By Arlene Getz
July 28, 2015

 

A tattoo artist works on a piece at the sixth International Tattoo Convention in Medellin June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

A tattoo artist works on a piece at the sixth International Tattoo Convention in Medellin June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

from FaithWorld:

Pennsylvania officials brace for crowds during Pope Francis Sept. visit

By Reuters Staff
July 28, 2015

(he crowd of faithful gather while waiting for Pope Francis to arrive to celebrate mass in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015. The Argentine pontiff, who is wrapping up his three-country tour of South America, has made defending the poor a major theme of his "homecoming" trip, which also took him to Ecuador and Bolivia, ranked among Latin America's poorest countries. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno)

Catholics wait for Pope Francis to arrive to celebrate mass in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno)

from Breakingviews:

BP is making the best of a bad situation

July 28, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.