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North Korea to punish ‘non-mourners’


January 11th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Koreans who did not mourn the death of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il can face at least six months in prison, a South Korean media ... Read more...

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Gerrard returns as Liverpool fights back to beat Newcastle


December 31st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Returning captain Steven Gerrard's last shot and a brace from Craig Bellamy fired Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback victory over Newcastle and the fifth place ... Read more...

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China’s Valentine’s Day: Over 4,200 couples get married


August 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) As many as 4,251 couples registered their marriage here Saturday on China's Valentine's Day, authorities said.The numbers were 10 times than that of the daily average ... Read more...

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Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

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Britain to kill magpies, crows to protect songbirds


January 28th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Noisy birds like magpies and crows will be trapped and killed in Britain so that songbirds could survive, according to a report.Birds of prey, including buzzards and sparrowhawks, ... Read more...

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Rooney hooker, soccer star Nolan ‘exchange topless pics, sexy texts’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Footballer Kevin Nolan found himself in a soup after reports said he received sexy texts from hooker Jenny Thompson, who bedded Wayne Rooney.The 21-year-old hooker was said to ... Read more...

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Clever crows go to parents’ ‘tool school’


October 27th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A study has revealed that young New Caledonian crows learn to use tools by going to 'tool-school', where they can observe their parents at work.These crows are ... Read more...

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How ladybugs are taken hostage by wasps


November 18th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An entomologist at University of Montreal are trying to find out how a type of wasps lay their eggs on the ladybug's body, a common practice in the ... Read more...

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Starling that ‘can talk, mimic mobiles and fly at 40mph’ to act in Brit flick


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A starling that its trainer says can talk, mimic mobile phones and fly at 40mph beside a vehicle is set to make its debut on the silver screen. ... Read more...

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Like humans, magpies too ‘feel grief and hold funerals’


October 21st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Magpies - usually seen as an aggressive predator - also have a tender side. They feel grief and even hold funeral-type gatherings for their fallen friends, an animal ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ pigs use mirrors to find hidden food!


October 9th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Pigs might not be able to fly but they do have other talents. The "Mr. Smarty Pant" animal can learn how to interpret an image in the mirror ... Read more...

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Rooks upstage chimps in understanding physics


October 7th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Rooks are cleverer than chimpanzees when it comes to understand the basic laws of physics, according to a new study.Experts have found that they better grasp the principle ... Read more...

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Alan Shearer to be back in the box


July 29th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Even as Newcastle is set to start the season without Alan Shearer in charge, the manager is expected to be present in the BBC studio as a pundit. ... Read more...

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Manchester City-supported Robinho puts up a star performance


January 29th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Brazilian soccer ace Robinho has received the full backing of the Manchester City team management and team members, days after he was accused of raping a girl in ... Read more...

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Bird lover McCartney wanted to become ornithologist as a kid


November 29th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 29 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he loves birds so much that he wanted to become an ornithologist as a kid. Ive always liked birds. Its a ... Read more...

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Magpies too can recognise themselves in a mirror


August 19th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A research team has shown that magpiesa species with a brain structure very different from mammalscan recognise their own bodies in a mirror.During a study, psychologist ... Read more...

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Wild animals use rope bridge to safety


June 6th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) A 70-metre rope bridge strung across a busy highway in Victoria is helping locals cross over safely - only the locals in this case are wild animals. Yes, ... Read more...

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Ronaldo and Rooney help United cut gap on Arsenal


February 24th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, Feb 24 (DPA) Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice as Manchester United closed to within three points of Arsenal at the top of the English Premier League (EPL) with ... Read more...

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