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Peru to host South American-Arab summit


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) The heads of state and government of the Arab and South American countries will hold a summit here to boost cooperation."These regions bring together an enormous ... Read more...

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Will.I.AM to join IT course


August 14th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Will.I.Am is fascinated by code writing and planning to go back to school to study Information Technology."Next year I am going to school to ... Read more...

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Munch’s ‘The Scream’ sold for record $119 million at U.S. art auction


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream", one of the world's most recognizable images, was sold for a record $119,922,500 at an art auction in New York City ... Read more...

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US opens ‘American Corner’ in Uttar Pradesh


April 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote American studies in India and strengthen India-US relations, an American Corner and American Studies Curriculum were inaugurated at a college here.The ... Read more...

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Happy Festivus!


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When writer Dan O'Keefe introduced the circular holiday Festivus in 1966, little did he know that it will grow to be a popular culture. His son ... Read more...

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Happily unmarried and living in at 50 (Feature, With Images)


December 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Shekhar Malhotra had been living an extremely isolated, morbid life as a single for two years, but five days changed it all. Five eventful days ... Read more...

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Boys just want average build, not six-pack abs!


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Male bodies with rippling muscles and abs are being increasingly glorified by the mass media. Does such objectification send youngsters running to gyms or fretting before ... Read more...

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People tend to mirror mannerisms of those they like


August 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Two people who like each other will often unwittingly mirror each other's mannerisms, leaning forward in close synchrony, for instance, that strengthens their bond, says a ... Read more...

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IIFA show is ‘Indian kitsch’, not Indian culture: Deepa Mehta


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta has described the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards here this week as "Indian kitsch".The three-day Bollywood show does not represent Indian ... Read more...

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Study links election wins with higher Internet porn use


April 20th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study has found that while most celebrate a political candidate's victory with a party, others enjoy the moment by watching Internet porn.Rutgers-Camden psychologist Charlotte Markey and ... Read more...

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‘Sexting’ trend becoming increasingly common among teenagers


March 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 31 (ANI): As the trend of sexting becomes increasingly common, teenagers are exchanging naked photos of themselves as a form of "insurance" to prevent their partners forwarding on saucy images.According ... Read more...

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Women ‘as likely as men to enjoy casual sexual’


March 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 24 (ANI): A Deakin University researcher has said that women are as likely as men to enjoy casual sexual arrangements, but for different reasons.Kylie McCardle, who has been looking for ... Read more...

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Prof uses Batman to put some zing into physiology class


March 9th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): One might ask what's a good way to make physiology class more interesting - the answer is Batman - at least for one professor.University of Victoria, Victoria, British ... Read more...

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Looks-centric women share more photos online: Study


March 8th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Females who base their self-worth on their appearance tend to share more photos online and maintain larger networks on social networking sites, a study ... Read more...

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‘Love conquers all’ - is it the truth or just a fairytale?


February 12th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A professor of religion examines how romance novels and many other forms of popular culture emphasize the power of love to make all things turn out right, in ... Read more...

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Most Americans consider China an ally of US: Poll


January 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Several issues might have strained bilateral relations between Washington and Beijing, but a latest poll has found that nearly 71.8 percent Americans consider China as an ally of ... Read more...

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Collingwood demands intensity as England’s focus turns to World Cup


January 10th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Jan.10 (ANI): Having secured the Ashes series Down Under by three games to one, England are now hoping to nail the Australians in both the Twenty20s and the one-day series, and ... Read more...

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New Mexico governor considering ‘Billy the Kid’ pardon petition


December 17th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Mexico (US), Dec 17(ANI): Billy the Kid, a 19th century American frontier outlaw whose exploits have been widely chronicled in US popular culture, is under consideration for a pardon by New ... Read more...

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The top 20 online questions of 2010


December 1st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): 'Why are England so bad at football?' and 'Is The X Factor fixed?' are the most common new questions being put to the Ask Jeeves search engine.Ask Jeeves ... Read more...

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Steak, spaghetti beat tikka masala to third place as UK’s favourite food


November 30th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A survey has found that steak and chips are the all time favourite dish of Briton's, beating spaghetti bolognese to second and chicken tikka masala to third place.The ... Read more...

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What youngsters see when they look at Jesus Christ


November 16th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A study from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, says that youngsters have different ways of interpreting the nine images of Christ.Popular culture plays an important role when young ... Read more...

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Designer Nida Mahmood to showcase at London musuem


November 12th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Fashion designer Nida Mahmood, best known for her quirky and Indian-kitsch inspired collections, has been invited to showcase her work at London's popular Victoria and Albert Museum.The ... Read more...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic To Parody Lady Gaga?


August 26th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 26,(THAINDIAN NEWS) "Weird Al" Yankovic has recently made headlines when he announced that he might parody Lady Gaga's song in his upcoming album, media reports. "Weird Al" Yankovic is ... Read more...

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Mad Men can be bad for your Health


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The desperate housewives star Kathryn Joosten wants to have a word with the creators of Mad Men. The AMC drama has attracted a lot of attention lately ... Read more...

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Testament front man a part of Smithsonian Museum exhibit


August 21st, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):TESTAMENT vocalist and Native American activist Chuck Billy is happy to announce the news of his inclusion in the world renowned Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's ... Read more...

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GOD FATHER TRIOLOGY ON ZEE STUDIO - OFFERS YOU MOVIES, YOU CANNOT REFUSE


August 20th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Continuing its Godfather Saturday's property, Zee Studio will showcase Godfather II on 21st Aug 9pm and Godfather III on 28th Aug 9pmAn innovative marketing campaign is being ... Read more...

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Jackie’s Jewels To Go Under The Hammer


August 11th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Jackie Kennedy's jewels are to be auctioned as a division of Bonham's Pioneers of Popular Culture sale.The highlight of the jewellery sales remain a three-strand replicated ... Read more...

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Piano Played By The Beatles And Pink Floyd Up For Auction


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, England, Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A piano set for auction from the Abbey Road studios in north London on the 15th of August may look the same to the ... Read more...

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Scantily-clad pop stars, ITV’s call girl show ‘endangering women’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 01 (ANI): A campaigner has warned that TV shows such as Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, and the popularity of glamour models are legitimizing prostitution in the eyes of ... Read more...

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Teen singer Justin Bieber to be a guest star on CSI


July 26th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Teen music sensation Justin Bieber is now dabbling in acting, after he was asked to appear as a guest star on the popular crime series ... Read more...

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Equality watchdog says WAGs phrase is “sexist”


June 14th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): An equality watchdog has suggested that using the phrase "WAGs" to describe the wives and girlfriends of footballers is "sexist".The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) criticised the ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s Secret Boyfriend Surfaces


May 8th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Michael Jackson might have been a bisexual. This startling assertion has been made by his alleged clandestine boyfriend, Jason Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer had functioned as ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s Allegedly ‘Secret Boyfriend’ Imagines That Jackson Was A Bisexual


May 3rd, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The deceased king of pop, Michael Jackson, who encountered allegations of child molestation in his life, might have been a bisexual. This information is ... Read more...

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Music taking the place of religion, claims academic


March 25th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): Music and DVDs are becoming the "spiritual disciplines" of the day and seem to be pushing off religion as the focus for public devotion, a leading academic has ... Read more...

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‘Tweenage’ girls find sexy images ‘gross’


March 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, March 21 (ANI): Contrary to the popular belief that girls are passively soaking up sexualised messages in the media in a way that distorts their views on sexuality, a new ... Read more...

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