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CIA ’secret army’ seeks to destroy Syria: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) An American author and historian says a "secret army" of US spy agency CIA has the goal of destroying the Syrian state, Iran's Press TV reported ... Read more...

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Cuban bar mixes giant cocktail


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Havana, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's Floridita bar, one of the favourite haunts of US writer Ernest Hemingway during his time in Havana, mixed a giant 275-liter daiquiri to beat the ... Read more...

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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel


April 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions ... Read more...

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Love scenes with Kidman highlight of Efron’s life


March 8th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron says love scenes with Nicole Kidman in the movie "The Paperboy" were the "highlight" of his life.The duo play lovers in the ... Read more...

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‘Breaking Dawn…’ sets new record


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) "Breaking Dawn Part 1", the first instalment of the final chapter of the vampire saga, has the set the cash registers ringing by collecting $291 million ... Read more...

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Man writes book on sex with dolphin


September 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) An American author has written a book detailing his nine-month-long sexual relationship with a female dolphin, a media report said.Malcolm Brenner's book "Wet Goddess: Recollection of ... Read more...

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American author writes book to help diabetics


June 10th, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS/EFE) A 44-year-old American author - who was only seven when she was diagnosed with diabetes - has written a book seeking to bring hope to ... Read more...

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Ban book on Gandhi: BJP leader


April 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly Friday asked the Delhi government to ban a controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi, accusing its American author ... Read more...

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Forrest Gump voted ‘greatest film character of all time’


March 24th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): Forrest Gump has been voted the greatest film character of all time in a new survey.Out of more than half a million films made by Hollywood, the character ... Read more...

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Superheroes fight crime in Britain


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) With names like Swift, Black Arrow and Lionheart, a team of 16 masked superheroes is now fighting crime at night on Britain's streets, a media report ... Read more...

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Twitter, Facebook leave people ‘more lonely’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Social media leaves many people feeling lonely, alienated and dissatisfied with life, according to American author Sherry Turkle.In her new book 'Alone Together', Prof Turkle from Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Letters reveal JD Salinger’s warm, affectionate side


January 27th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): JD Salinger had a warm, affectionate side, according to correspondence from the "reclusive" American author.The writer, best known for his novel The Catcher In The Rye, passes away ... Read more...

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Why using e-book makes your memory dull


January 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Readers using e-books are less likely to absorb what they have read because of the simple presentation. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and the Sony Reader display text in ... Read more...

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Amelia Earhart’s Bones Found On Nikumaroro Island?


December 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned American author and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart went missing since July 2, 1937 and she was declared dead legally on January 5, 1939. However, the ... Read more...

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Former Hitler aide, 97, signed ’start order’ for mass execution of Jews


December 9th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): An elderly German man has been accused of signing the orders that began the Nazis' campaign of genocide.Court papers filed in the US on Tuesday alleged that ... Read more...

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Jonathan Franzen And Oprah Winfrey Reunite After Nine Years


December 7th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oprah Winfrey is not only the queen of talk show, but apparently, also the queen of on-air reunion. Nine years after she picked Jonathan Franzen's book, ... Read more...

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Banned American author returns to promote Nepal


December 6th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly three decades ago, when Jeff Greenwald fell in love with a doctor in Greece, he had no inkling his karma would lead him to Nepal ... Read more...

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Twilight series: What Makes Fans Go Crazy?


December 4th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The first Twilight movie was released in 2008 with much critical acclaim and Box Office success. The vampire love story was so intense that people started looking for more of ... Read more...

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Legendary rapper Tupac’s biography in pipeline


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A biography of slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is being penned by American author Kevin Powell, more than 14 years after his tragic death.Powell has got an approval ... Read more...

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‘Autobiography of Mark Twain’ a big hit across US


November 20th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): Late American author Mark Twain's autobiography is a big hit across the country, landing on best-seller lists and going back to press six times, for a total ... Read more...

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“Evergreen” Novelist Belva Plain Dies At 95


October 18th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The best selling American author Belva Plain passed away on October 12 at her home in New jersey. The renowned author was 95 years old. Her ... Read more...

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Author Jonathan Franzen’s Glasses Get Stolen For Ransom


October 6th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 6, 2010(Pen Men at Work): the popular American author Jonathan Franzen’s glasses were stolen for a ransom on Monday Night. The critically acclaimed author of ‘Freedom’ was attending the launch party ... Read more...

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Gotham Chopra’s pet helped MJ overcome dog fear


October 5th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 05 (ANI): American author and entrepreneur Gotham Chopra has revealed in his new book that it was his beloved pet pooch Cleo that helped late Michael Jackson overcome his ... Read more...

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Roberts made life-long friends while shooting ‘Eat Pray…’


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Julia Roberts has revealed she made friends for life while travelling to Bali, India and Italy to shoot for "Eat Pray Love". The Oscar-winning actress described it ... Read more...

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“Eat, Pray, Love” Attracts Wrath Of Catholic Leaders


August 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts's latest release "Eat, Pray, Love" has attracted the ire of Catholic leaders who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Ryan Murphy directed ... Read more...

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Ketut Liyer, The Healer Of Eat, Pray, Love Hospitalized In Bali


August 13th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Julia Roberts starrer movie Eat, Pray, Love is set to release on September 24 and just a month before this the elderly man Ketut ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts film floods Italian ice cream shop


August 6th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Lovelorn single women have flooded the tiny ice cream shop in Italy in homage to a best-selling book which captured the quest for self-discovery and has now been ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plan to enact anti-defamation law opposed


July 15th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) A group of prominent citizens Thursday expressed strong concern over Maharashtra's plan to enact a law to prevent defamation of iconic figures, terming it an attempt to gag ... Read more...

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Opposition parties’ protest lifting of ban on controversial book on Shivaji


July 12th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jul 12 (ANI): Opposition parties came together in Mumbai on Monday to protest against the lifting of ban on a controversial book which allegedly carries derogatory references to the legendary ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena protests lifting of ban on James Laine book on Shivaji


July 12th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 12 (ANI): Shiv Sena protested in various parts of Maharashtra against the lifting of a ban on a book, which allegedly carries derogatory references to Shivaji, the legendary Maratha warrior ... Read more...

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Graphic Novel On Anne Frank Set To Release


July 11th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The story Of Anne Frank has been published as a Graphic Novel by the Anne Frank House Museum in an effort to reach a wider audience. ... Read more...

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Obama administration, Muslim Americans grappling with sporadic homegrown jihad


July 8th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 8 (ANI): A Muslim American author has claimed that the Obama administration is grappling with a difficult task of ascertaining whether the country's greater law-abiding Muslim population is being ... Read more...

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Book reveals history of household items we take for granted


June 19th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): An American author has written a book detailing the history of domestic life and the household items that we usually take for granted.In his book, 'At Home: A ... Read more...

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John Grisham writing book series for youngsters to catch Harry Potter


June 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
June 12 (ANI): Best-selling author John Grisham has said that taking a cue from the success of the Harry Potter franchise, he began writing a series of novels aimed at a younger ... Read more...

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Mark Twain’s link with ‘filthy-minded, salacious’ secy revealed in memoirs


June 12th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): Late American author and humorist Mark Twain has in his memoirs revealed about his obsession with his secretary, who he called as a "filthy-minded and salacious slut".The memoirs ... Read more...

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