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In US coming out party, Bollywood finds curious fans

Teresita Alonso had never watched an Indian film until she browsed the home-order television service Netflix and, noticing the favourable reviews, took a chance on "My Name Is Khan". Several years later, Alonso was wearing a T-shirt with the likeness of the 2010 drama's lead actor, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and eagerly sitting... Read More

Guna children play on a wooden structure next to a house on Caledonia island in the region of Guna Yala. A few years before giving up its independence, Scotland took a bold gamble to secure a brighter future, founding a colony on the isthmus of Panama to corner trade between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The 1698 venture ended in tragedy, helping to push Scotland into political union with England and form the United Kingdom. – Reuters pic, April 24, 2014.

Guna children play on a wooden structure next to a house on Caledonia island in the region of Guna Yala. A few years before giving up its independence, Scotland took a bold gamble to secure a brighter future, founding a colony on the isthmus of Panama to corner trade between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The 1698 venture ended in tragedy, helping to push Scotland into political union with England and form the United Kingdom. – Reuters pic, April 24, 2014.

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