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Ecuadorian interior minister’s brother murdered


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Juan Antonio Serrano, the brother of Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano, was murdered Sunday and five people have been arrested in connection with the killing, the ... Read more...

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Jessie J trying image makeover


August 7th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Singer Jessie J is transforming her image and trying to get a more polished look.The 24-year-old has split from long-term collaborator Karl Willett, who recently styled ... Read more...

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Kravitz turns designer


May 30th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Lenny Kravitz has put his design instincts together to create a range of shoes for footwear brand TOMS.The "Hunger Games" actor was pushed by ... Read more...

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Timberlake, Biel celebrate engagement


May 29th, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Actors Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel celebrated their engagement in a private affair with family and friends.The couple celebrated the event at HomeMint collaborator Estee ... Read more...

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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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‘Nikita’ lawsuit meritless: Elton John


April 28th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) The representatives of singer Elton John have rubbished allegations that he has stolen the lyrics for his song "Nikita", insisting the lawsuit is completely meritless.Guy ... Read more...

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Adele to release new single


April 4th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) British singer Adele who triumphed in the Grammy awards is planning to release a new single by the end of this year."There will be a ... Read more...

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‘Udaan’ actor set for road movie with Australian pig


March 25th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Rajat Bharmecha, who won accolades for his performance as an abused son in "Udaan", will team up with Naseeruddin Shah's younger son Vivaan for a buddy ... Read more...

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Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

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Action against 113 in China’s tainted pork scandal


November 26th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) As many as 113 people, including 77 government employees, have been penalised in a Chinese province over a chemical tainted pork scandal, Xinhua reported Saturday.The scandal ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Shadow Lines’ to be filmed


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) It all began in 2005 when Anupam Barve bought novelist Amitav Ghosh's "The Shadow Lines" from a bookshop in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The filmmaker from ... Read more...

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Antibiotic shows promise in silencing resistant bugs


October 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Antibiotics are still the primary mode of overcoming infections but they are becoming less and less effective against bugs causing them, new research says.A University of ... Read more...

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Osama’s death may impact Bigelow’s ‘Kill Bin Laden’


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Director Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriter collaborator Mark Boal have been working on an action thriller based on Osama bin Laden's life titled "Kill Bin Laden", ... Read more...

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‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Richter scale - A 75-year-old system to measure quake


March 11th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Richter scale, which is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake, was developed by US seismologist Charles Richter more than 75 years ago.Richter was a ... Read more...

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Encouraging to see bookshops in Kashmir again: Author


February 6th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Feb 6 (IANS) He vividly remembers his inner turmoil when he saw the last remaining bookshop in Srinagar closed at the height of unrest in the 1990s. But London-based ... Read more...

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Kashmiris feel cheated by India and Pakistan: Writer


February 5th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan will have to talk to Kashmiris to solve the vexed issue of the state's political and territorial identity as there is ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange described as ‘filthy bag lady’ in new book


January 31st, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been described as a "filthy bag lady" in a scathing new book by his former collaborator the New York Times.Assange, 39, was criticised ... Read more...

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Neil Diamond to be inducted into hall of fame


January 25th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) American singer Neil Diamond will be inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The "Sweet Caroline" singer, who turned 70 Monday, is set to be honoured ... Read more...

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West encouraged Kardashian to launch music career


January 21st, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has credited Kanye West with kickstarting her new-found music career because the rapper encouraged the socialite to step into the recording studio.The ... Read more...

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Frontier writers: Mirroring angst from Af-Pak, Kashmir


January 19th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The socio-political ferment in the Pakistan-Afghanistan and Kashmir regions has sown the seed of a very powerful genre of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, that ... Read more...

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Did Usher steal OMG lyrics from Homer Simpson?


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): R and B king Usher is once again facing plagiarism allegations. And this time he is accused of ripping off a cartoon.According to DJs in the US, the ... Read more...

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Madonna collaborator sued over $10m worth of royalties


December 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 21 (ANI): The Spirit One Music group has sued John "Jellybean" Benitez, one of Madonna's longtime co-writers, for keeping 10 million dollars worth of royalties for the superstar's ... Read more...

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Pluto may be warm enough to harbour ocean beneath its ice shell


December 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): New research has suggested that Pluto may be warm enough to contain an ocean beneath its miles-thick ice shell.And that ocean wouldn't be a mere puddle but ... Read more...

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Neil Diamond to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Pop singer Neil Diamond will enter the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.The 'Sweet Caroline' singer will be inducted alongside Alice Cooper and singer-songwriter ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that can read and learn like a human!


December 7th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): UK scientists have developed a robot that can read and learn in the real world like a human.Marge creators, Ingmar Posner and Paul Newman at the University of ... Read more...

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Hindustan Motors to launch premium sedan Lancer Evolution X


September 30th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) India's oldest car maker Hindustan Motors is planning to launch premium sedan- Lancer Evolution X- from the stables of Japanese Mitsubishi Motors this fiscal.The two companies have a ... Read more...

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Beyonce Knowles Is All Set To Release Her New Single In Few Weeks


September 24th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS)The R&B singer/songwriter and American pop sensation Beyonce Knowles aficionados have a reason to rejoice now as the singer is all set to release her first single ... Read more...

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Media coverage ‘cuts infection rate and pandemic extent’


September 17th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Media is an effective tool to inform people about a disease pandemic and the steps that can be taken to avoid infection, scientists have suggested.Two mathematical biologists at ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin more creative after sexuality revelation


September 15th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Ricky Martin's long-term collaborator Desmond Child has said the singer's decision to tell fans about his sexuality has unleashed his creativity in the recording studio. "I'm really excited about ... Read more...

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MJ ’sacked longtime friend and collaborator Quincy Jones’


September 12th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 12 (ANI): Michael Jackson apparently sacked longtime pal and collaborator Quincy Jones after the producer tried to steer the King of Pop's musical style towards hip-hop.The pair worked ... Read more...

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Glass research institute plans JV with US firm


September 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), a national laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, plans to form a joint venture with a US-based ... Read more...

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Maths helping re-design stents for better results


August 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Stents are to angioplasty what blood is to life. Building better versions can ensure better results in cardiac diseases. Stents are tiny mesh tubes made from metal alloys ... Read more...

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Kenny Edwards Loses Battle With Cancer And Blood Disorder, Dies At 64


August 21st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Guitarist-singer and the founding member of "The Stone Poneys" country rock, Kenny Edwards died on Wednesday leaving his friends and family in mourning. The singer was ... Read more...

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