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Indian-American wins US spelling contest for fifth year running (Third Lead)

June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Indian Americans continued to demonstrate their spelling prowess when Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old girl, correctly spelled "guetapens", French word for ambush, to win the 2012 Scripps ... Read more...

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New turmoil in Arab world: French PM’s name

May 19th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) It is not France's new president but Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault who is creating waves in the Arab world. And it is because of his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Two in three Britons cannot speak any foreign word

November 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) A study has indicated when it comes to knowing or learning new words of foreign languages, not many Britons seem enthusiastic about it.In a poll of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

22nd June is National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 22nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After celebrating Father’s Day last weekend, the 22nd of June is observed as the National Chocolate Eclair Day. The origin of how the day came to ... Read more...

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Mom’s voice activates newborn’s language learning

December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 20 (IANS) A mother's voice activates parts of her baby's brain responsible for language learning. Researchers at the University of Montreal made the discovery after performing electrical recordings on the ... Read more...

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Magnetic bras could spell end for tricky hooks

December 17th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 17 (ANI): The battle to fasten and unfasten lingerie using those tricky bra hooks seems to have come to an end - thanks to magnets.A British department store has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mother’s voice really is special to babies

December 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre have found that a mother's voice plays a special role in activating newborn's brain.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

From a mud hut to Paris - the Roma life struggle

September 21st, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Kathrin Lauer Cheveresul Mare (Romania), Sep 21 (DPA) The day is cold and damp and Miron Neda, 52, is wearing his Sunday suit with plastic sandals. He owns no real shoes. Nor ... Read more...

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Hilarious web addresses revealed

May 31st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): A new book has revealed some of the Internet's most inadvertently amusing web addresses.The home page for celebrity agent database Who Represents, is addressed, the book titled ... Read more...

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Mardi Gras Season Or Fat Tuesday Is Celebrated Today

February 16th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The term "Mardi Gras" which is the French word for "Fat Tuesday" marks the beginning of carnival celebrations which starts after the Epiphany and ends on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Amour’ is the world’s most romantic word

February 14th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pre-Valentine’s Day survey has revealed that ‘amour’ is the world’s most romantic word. Language experts conducted this survey. Amour is the French word for love, ... Read more...

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The Most Romantic Word In The World Is ‘Amour’

February 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a survey by language experts just before Valentine's Day, it was found that the French word "amour" which means love, is the most romantic ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Love or hate tinsel, but it is evergreen

December 24th, 2009 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some people hate tinsel and want a tinsel-free house and some just adore it, and for them Christmas without tinsel is meaningless. So whether you hate ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Why France’s obsessed with the bottom

December 9th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): France's fascination with the bottom has been laid bare, thanks to a new documentary and book that document how "les fesses" have contributed to civilization.Mixing views of top ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

`Paris of Love’ - a photographer’s perspective on weddings

December 6th, 2009 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
By Ulrike Koltermann Paris, Dec 6 (DPA) The young bride wrote the French word "oui" (yes) on the palm of her hand just in case she forgot the answer to the most important ... Read more...

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Cancer charity cyclists flat over tack attack in Etape Caledonia

May 18th, 2009 - 2:31 am ICT by John Le Fevre
More than 500 cyclists in the UKs most popular long-distance amateur cycling event, the Étape Caledonia, received punctures today after protesters spread thousands of carpet tacks over sections of the course.The third ... Read more...

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France to take on England in cricket prior to London Olympics

April 15th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): The French national cricket association, France Cricket, will formally announce tomorrow that it has challenged old foe, England, to a return game in Lille just before the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Explaining `repechage’, the French word that won Sushil a bronze

August 20th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) Sushil Kumar's bronze medal may well make 'repechage' the new buzzword in Indian sport.The 66-kg freestyle wrestler, who lost his first bout in the round of 16, went ... Read more...

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