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Facebook scam says Lady Gaga’s dead!


August 7th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A scam doing the rounds on social networking website Facebook claims that singer Lady Gaga has been found dead in a hotel room.To warn people ... Read more...

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Royal wedding audience tops only an episode of ‘Only Fools And Horses’


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): The British TV audiences who watched the royal wedding are thought to be the 10th biggest in history, but interestingly, it topped just one episode of television ... Read more...

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24.5 million watched royal wedding on terrestrial TV


May 1st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Over 24 million viewers watched Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on terrestrial television in Britain, according to broadcasters.The BBC said a peak figure of 20 million ... Read more...

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BBC team blinfolded and beaten by Gaddafi forces


March 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A BBC news team was detained and beaten up by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces after being accused of spying, the British broadcaster reported Thursday.The three ... Read more...

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BBC’s busty weather girl told to cover up?


February 19th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A busty BBC weather girl has sparked rumours that she was told to cover up, after she appeared for a later broadcast wearing a jacket.Rachel Mackley had appeared ... Read more...

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Hyenas greet friends to reinforce social bonds: Study


January 11th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the very sociable spotted hyenas engage in greeting ceremonies to reinforce social bonds and form a coalition.Female hyenas usually carry out greeting ... Read more...

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UK council workers visit Facebook more than their own website!


December 24th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): A secret audit report has revealed that council staff in UK spends majority of their time online surfing Facebook instead of their own website.eBay, Yahoo, gaming website ... Read more...

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‘Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals’ cookbook breaks record in UK


December 10th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Chef Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, 'Jamie's 30-Minute Meals' has become the UK's fastest selling non-fiction title of all time.His latest cookbook has sold 735,000 copies in 10 weeks, ... Read more...

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Wesley Snipes begins 3-yr prison term for tax evasion


December 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Actor Wesley Snipes will begin serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion at a federal prison in the US state of Pennsylvania.Snipes arrived shortly before a 1700 GMT ... Read more...

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Take That’s Progress leads UK album chart


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Take That's new album 'Progress' topped the UK chart.The Official Charts Company said it achieved the biggest opening week sales of any record for 13 years selling ... Read more...

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Pak journalist disappointed over Bush’s ‘plagiarism’


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Ahmed Rashid, one of Pakistan's most respected journalists, has said that he is disappointed that parts of his work appear to have been plagiarized by former US President ... Read more...

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Penguins too ‘have gay flings’


October 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that king penguins do not form long-term homosexual pairs despite same-sex "flirting".Researchers found that over a quarter of the birds in one colony ... Read more...

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Can dark chocolate control diabetics’ cholesterol levels?


October 18th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): One of the ingredients of dark chocolate may help diabetics control high cholesterol levels, it has been claimed.The Hull University study has suggested that chocolate with high levels ... Read more...

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Row over inviting Lankan President Rajapaksa for CWG closing


October 13th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Activists have opposed India's decision to invite Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the guest of honour at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.Rajapaksa accepted ... Read more...

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Now, lightweight specs with display to give you travel directions


October 9th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): A pair of lightweight glasses, which overlay the wide digital content, such as directions or a travel guide, was showcased for the first time in Japan.The headgear, created ... Read more...

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U.S. have got maximum number of Nobel Prizes since 1901


October 9th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 09 (ANI): It seems United States has got the best brains, as they have been awarded with maximum number of Nobel Prizes since 1901.The awards are an annual ritual celebrating ... Read more...

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HP Appoints Leo Apotheker As The New CEO


October 1st, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After two months of extensive search, the Hewlett-Packard Company has finally found the replacement of Mark Hurd and appointed Leo Apotheker as the new CEO of ... Read more...

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Joe Mantel Of ‘Chinatown’ Fame Dies At The Age Of 94


October 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Sometimes it takes just a single line to make you immortal particularly if you are in Hollywood. This is exactly what happened with the ... Read more...

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Actors unions tell members to avoid new Hobbit movies


September 27th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Global actors' unions have advised their members to avoid taking roles in the new Hobbit movies amid a row over pay.Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen and Andy ... Read more...

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Google damaging users’ brain by offering quick assistance


September 13th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): An author has claimed that Google is damaging the brain of its users by providing information almost instantly, leading people to lose their intellectual capacity to store information.Nicolas ... Read more...

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France film director Claude Chabrol dies at 80


September 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): One of France's best-known film directors, Claude Chabrol, who has made more than 50 films during his career, has died at the age of 80.Chabrol is best known ... Read more...

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Its official: Musharraf to return to Pakistan to re-launch career in politics


September 11th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has said that he had a good chance of winning the next presidential election due in 2013, and he will return ... Read more...

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Sir Walter Scott’s ‘lost poem’ found


September 10th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): An unpublished poem by Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's greatest writers, has been discovered and will be read in public for the first time.The poem, called The ... Read more...

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Pakistan investigators to help Scotland Yard probe match-fixing


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Pakistan investigators will be in London to examine allegations of the country's cricketers being involved in match-fixing in the fourth Test against England Sunday. The three members of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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BBC apologizes after weatherman ‘flips finger’ live on air


August 18th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): The BBC has been forced to apologise to viewers after one its weathermen was caught giving the finger live on air.Tomasz Schafermaker made the gesture at presenters Simon ... Read more...

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Dark matter hunt to go deeper


July 26th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists are considering relocating an underground experiment searching for dark matter to an even deeper site.Cosmic rays striking the Earth could completely mask the rare dark matter events ... Read more...

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‘Outraged’ Sri Lanka cracks down on ‘indecent’ advertising


June 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Police in Sri Lanka are on a sort of 'cleaning spree' of billboards they call 'obscene advertising' - including racy images of women.Prior to this, they also detained ... Read more...

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Sir Tom Jones to be honoured for outstanding music contribution


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 02 (ANI): It has been announced that Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones will be honoured with Music Industry Trust award for his outstanding contribution to music.Sir Tom, who turns 70 ... Read more...

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Ex-Spice Girls manager eyes American Idol buy bid


May 30th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Ex-Spice Girls boss Simon Fuller has joined hands with an ex-Barclays Capital banker to buy a company that owns the rights to American Idol.Fuller is leading a ... Read more...

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Biopic on Nelson Mandela’s wife facing legal threat


May 17th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): A new biopic on Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is facing legal threat.Madikizela-Mandela's lawyers have written to the producer of the film, Andre Pieterse, saying that she "would ... Read more...

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Universal Music admits piracy can’t be stopped


May 16th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Universal Music Group International, the world's largest music company, has said that piracy cannot be stopped.Francis Keeling, head of digital at Universal Music Group International, discussed ... Read more...

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Chairman Dr. Pachauri under the scanner as review of IPCC workings opens


May 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), May 14 (ANI): A review into the workings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is starting in Amsterdam.IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri will be the first person ... Read more...

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US not fighting Afghan people: Clinton reassures


May 14th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has rubbished reports of the ambitious Kandahar reclamation operation having a devastating effect on the city and its people.Clinton maintained that ... Read more...

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Brain scanners ‘can be used as lie detectors’


May 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Brain scanners can also be used as lie detectors, according to US researchers.Scientists at Stanford University claim it can help to know if a witness is lying ... Read more...

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Chris Brown ‘making progress’ on probation


May 8th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 08 (ANI): US singer Chris Brown, who assaulted ex-girlfriend Rihanna last year, has made further progress while on probation, a judge in Los Angeles has heard.Brown has completed his ... Read more...

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