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An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

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Power cords, children’s furniture among this week’s recalls

HP is recalling 6 million power cords for overheating and the deaths of two children have prompted the recall of bean bag chairs.

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Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

The streets are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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‘Obstacle course’ workouts break fitness routines

Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.

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Put on some sunscreen!

Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Kid-friendly Instagram rival plans aggressive push

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children, plans an aggressive push into the U.S. market.

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