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Have an affair to save your marriage: British author


August 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A secret romance should be a staple of British love lives, and fidelity and long-term exclusivity are like traps that make people "caged animals", a French-educated ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs lived in water, claims scientist


April 4th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Dinosaurs were too big and heavy to support themselves on dry land and must have lived in water, a scientist has claimed.Professor Brian J Ford said ... Read more...

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Britain mulls hosepipe ban


February 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Britain may ban use of hosepipes this summer as groundwater levels in several parts of England have dropped to an alarming level, The Telegraph reported.Environment Secretary ... Read more...

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Cut aid to Pakistan: Imran urges Britain


September 26th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has urged Britain to cut aid to Pakistan, saying it fuels corruption.Imran, also the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, told BBC Radio ... Read more...

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Anish Kapoor slams China over artist’s detention


May 11th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Indian-origin sculptor Anish Kapoor has called for museums and galleries across the world to be closed for a day to protest China's detention of artist Ai ... Read more...

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Force the rich by law to help the poor: Archbishop of Canterbury


April 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Though one is expected to help the poor or the needy out of generosity, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, feels wealthy people should be forced ... Read more...

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Cameron doesn’t want Brown to be next IMF chief


April 19th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron believes the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief should be anybody from "China, India or south east Asia", not ... Read more...

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Cops fear anti-monarchy anarchists may infiltrate royal wedding


March 28th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Police fear anti-monarchy anarchists are planning to infiltrate the royal wedding next month and are considering using stop and search powers to prevent troublemakers disrupting it.Metropolitan Police ... Read more...

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British varsity regrets ties with Gaddafi family


February 28th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) The head of the prestigious London School of Economics Monday said he felt "embarrassed" about the university's ties with the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The LSE director ... Read more...

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Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie in a spot over usage of the C-word


December 6th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is absolutely important to get your pronunciation right especially when you are live on air.BBC Radio 4 presenter, James Naughtie learnt that lesson the hard ... Read more...

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Tony Blair ‘loved to drink while travelling’


November 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Journalist Robert Harris has revealed that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair loved a tipple while travelling.Harris said in an interview for BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs ... Read more...

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Cheap, solar-powered lamp ‘most important object of the 21st century’


October 15th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A cheap solar-powered lamp has joined the list of the most priceless treasures in the British Museum.It was unveiled as the 100th item in the BBC Radio 4 ... Read more...

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‘Failure of West leadership’ behind troop pullout from Afghanistan: Musharraf


October 1st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said that pressure to pullout western troops out of Afghanistan shows failure of leadership on the part of Britain and America. ... Read more...

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Tom Jones says he created a ‘Sex Bomb’ monster


September 27th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): Singer Sir Tom Jones has admitted that he created "a monster" with his on-stage gyrations that led to women throwing underwear at him."I've always tried to reign myself ... Read more...

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Cameron making Pak a scapegoat for Afghanistan failures: Imran Khan


July 30th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore/Islamabad, July 30 (ANI): Former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that British Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to make Pakistan a scapegoat for the failure of the war in Afghanistan.Khan ... Read more...

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British Airways cabin crew begins five-day strike


May 24th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (DPA) The cabin crew of British Airways (BA) began a five-day strike Monday, after negotiations between the trade union and the company broke down. According to the website Flight Stats, ... Read more...

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Pressure is on as poet warms up for Wimbledon service


May 19th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Authorities at the Wimbledon Championships have announced the first official poet of the historic sporting event.According to The Times, Matt Harvey has been tasked with the responsibility of ... Read more...

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Hung parliament ahead, British politicians hunt for numbers (Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) As Britons wondered about who would be the next resident of 10 Downing Street, Conservatives, who emerged as the largest party in the British election, edged closer ... Read more...

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Industrialised nations’ CO2 cut plans ‘are pathetic’, says Indian Copenhagen negotiator


February 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): One of India's senior negotiators at the Copenhagen summit has said that industrialised nations have set "pathetic" targets to reduce carbon emissions.According to BBC News, the Indian negotiator ... Read more...

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Polanski to “fight extradition to US”


September 29th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): Director Roman Polanski, who has been detained in Switzerland for a case of unlawful sex, seems to be prepared to fight his extradition to the US.According to the ... Read more...

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Booker judges slammed over ‘Brits-only shortlist’


September 10th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 10 (IANS) The Man Booker Prize has come under fire for "tokenism" after five books announced in a shortlist of six this week turned out to be ... Read more...

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UK secret service works on “no torture and no complicity in torture”: MI6 chief


August 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): The head of Britain's MI6, Sir John Scarlett, has insisted that the British secret service works on a basis of "no torture and no complicity in torture". "Our officers ... Read more...

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Sir David Attenborough wants to be reincarnated as a bonking beast!


June 4th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he wants to come back as an animal with a wild sex life.The 82-year-old 'Life on Earth' star fancies being ... Read more...

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Whoopi Goldberg urges Winehouse to quit drugs


May 12th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Holywood comedienne Whoopi Goldberg has urged troubled British singer Amy Winehouse to beat her drink and drug demons - warning her that her lifestyle will kill her ... Read more...

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Whoopi Goldberg urges Amy Winehouse to beat drink, drugs problems


May 11th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): American actress Whoopi Goldberg has urged Rehab singer Amy Winehouse to fight her drink and drugs problems, warning her that her lifestyle will kill her if she ... Read more...

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Feminist icon Marilyn French passes away at 79


May 6th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Marilyn French, one of the most renowned feminist writers, has passed away in New York after suffering a heart failure. She was 79.The author breathed her last on ... Read more...

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Lenny Henry to bring Othello to London’s West End


April 25th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): English actor Lenny Henry is all set to bring his portrayal of Shakespeare's Othello to London's West End later this year.Critics hailed Henry, 50, who is currently touring ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle is like Jesus, says vicar


April 24th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): 'Britain's Got Talent' star Susan Boyle has become quite a rage around the world, so much so, that a vicar has compared her to Jesus.Rev Angela Tilby ... Read more...

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UK top anti-terror cop quits over terror blunder


April 9th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): Britain's most senior anti-terrorist policeman, Bob Quick, has resigned after making a major security blunder that caused an operation against a suspected al-Qaeda cell to be brought forward. ... Read more...

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Recession takes Labours ratings to an all time low


March 11th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Recessionary times have taken its toll on Britains Labour party Ratings have slumped below 30 per cent for the first time since last September, shows the latest ... Read more...

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Insect-based” biological weapons easier option than nukes for terrorists


January 6th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): While countries are leaving no stone unturned to keep their security up to date, an academic has cautioned that terrorists could easily launch a devastating attack on ... Read more...

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Macca to release 14-minute Beatles track, 41 years on


November 16th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney is set to release a 14-minute Beatles track, 41 years after its only public performance, it has emerged.Carnival of Light, recorded in January 1967, ... Read more...

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Pakistani ‘dictator’s’ wife comes to Scotland


August 23rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) While former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf shuffles his choices in life after politics, an unnamed Pakistani dictator's wife still seems to be in the thick of things - ... Read more...

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Beatles were Christs biggest fans


July 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Late English singer John Lennon once famously claimed that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and predicted that Christianity would "vanish and shrink". But, an interview ... Read more...

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Charles Wheeler, doyen of British foreign correspondents, dies


July 5th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Sir Charles Wheeler, one of Britain's best-known foreign correspondents - a man who shunned the glamour of anchoring television programmes for the good old business of reporting, has ... Read more...

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