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Experts suggest ancient fossils ‘not human ancestors but extinct cousins’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Biological anthropologists from the George Washington University and the New York University have questioned the claims that several prominent fossil discoveries made in the last decade are our ... Read more...

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Period Drama “Downton Abbey”, Debuts On PBS


January 10th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sunday seemed like yet another weekend, marked with the introduction of new shows on television. However, one of the most highly rated shows, amongst all those ... Read more...

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Taliban trainer of suicide bombers still alive


October 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The master trainer of suicide bombers and a key Taliban commander, Qari Hussain Mehsud, survived last week's drone attack that killed five suspected terrorists in ... Read more...

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Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Girl is sixth generation of family to join same school


September 15th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) A four-year-old girl in Britain has joined a primary school which has been the alma mater of her elders in the family for the past five generations. Grace Birchenough ... Read more...

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Robert Pattinson related to Dracula, say genealogists


June 24th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 24 (ANI): Twilight actor Robert Pattinson is related to Vlad-the Impaler, the Transylvanian leader who served as the inspiration for the main character in Bram Stoker's Dracula, according to ... Read more...

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How Ellen DeGeneres is related to Madonna


April 21st, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Ellen DeGeneres recently discovered that she and pop star Madonna are distant cousins but was too busy to delve into her ancestry. But now Lisa Kudrow has ... Read more...

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Family Ties Star Brian Bonsall Gets Two Year’s Probation


April 10th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brian Bosnall, who starred as the baby boy, Andrew (Andy) Keaton on the hit series "Family Ties" from 1986 to 1989, has been sentenced to two years probation. ... Read more...

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Madonna, DeGeneres are distant cousins!


April 1st, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna and American comedienne and talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres have more in common than blonde hair - the pair is distant cousins with ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria Parker, Meryl Streep are distant cousins


December 29th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 29 (ANI): Actresses Eva Longoria Parker and Meryl Streep are part of the same family, according to a documentary.The Mamma Mia! and Desperate Housewives stars, along with The Graduate director ... Read more...

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Pals Matt Damon, Ben Affleck are also distant cousins


October 10th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, October 10 (ANI): Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have more in common than their childhood friendship, the Hollywood stars are also distant cousins, it has been claimed.The New England ... Read more...

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Myra Gale Brown’s marriage story


May 17th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
The singer, Jerry Lee Lewis' turbulent life was hidden away from the media and the public until the British tour of 1958. It was during this tour that reporters found out that ... Read more...

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Obamas roots traced back to 17th century


March 8th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.8 (ANI): Genealogists have traced the family roots of Barack Obama, the 44th US President back to a seventeenth-century Pilgrim settler who emigrated from England to America as one of ... Read more...

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Prehistoric fossil suggests Cheetah originated in Asia


December 30th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of a new species of prehistoric cheetah in China, which suggests that the animal originated in Asia, not in North America.According ... Read more...

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Lemurs identify each other through moonlight singing


May 7th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): You might use your singing skills to grab the attention for your loved one, but in case of lemurs the same kind of crooning is used for ... Read more...

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Barack Obama on Brad Pitt: Hes got the better-looking genes


March 29th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Just after the whole world got buzzed over their ancestral connection, US Presidential candidate Barack Obama has reacted to the whole thing by saying that he and ... Read more...

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Pitt is related to Obama, Angelina to Hillary: Genealogists


March 26th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar 26 (ANI): If Barrack Obama becomes the next US Prez, then actor Brad Pitt would have a distant cousin in the White House and if Hillary Clinton gets ... Read more...

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