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Gay marriage is slavery: Catholic leader


March 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Britain's most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has condemned gay marriage as an "aberration", likening it to slavery and abortion, The Telegraph reported Monday.Cardinal Keith O'Brien ... Read more...

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Juror jailed for online research about accused


January 24th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) A woman juror in Britain has been sentenced to six months in prison for contempt of court after conducting an internet search on a man whose ... Read more...

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BBC apologises for Radio 4 F-word slip


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC has issued an apology for the use of a 4 F-word on Radio 4ā€™s newspaper review program. Comedian Mike McShane was on the radio show yesterday ... Read more...

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Colin Firth co-authors science report!


June 7th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth has turned into an author of a published science report after a research he commissioned last year on the human brain was ... Read more...

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How long will paparazzi promise to show restraint on Will-Kat?


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): From the moment the first photograph of Prince William and Kate Middleton was taken and published in a British newspaper, the couple has been the subject of ... Read more...

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Beethoven, Elgar, Rachmaninoff are favourite choices of castaways


March 31st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): It seems that classical music provides the best comfort when marooned on a desert island, with most people opting for Beethoven, Elgar and Rachmaninoff.The eight most popular ... Read more...

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Tighter UK visa controls risk losing non-EU engineers, firms: Expert


March 28th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson, who sits on the Prime Minister's business advisory group, has said that he is "extremely concerned" at recent changes which will cut ... Read more...

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Police dog bites cost thousands of pounds for UK taxpayers


March 14th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Police dog bites have costed thousands of pounds for tax-payers in UK. According to a report by BBC, police officials have so far paid around 770,000 pounds ... Read more...

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BBC ‘lowering its standards to hire more ethnic minorities’


February 14th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A former BBC executive has accused the corporation of lowering its standards to hire more ethnic minorities.Indian-born Samir Shah, a former head of current affairs, has cited Radio ... Read more...

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Charles Dickens’ incomplete ‘Edwin Drood’ to get new ending


January 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): 140 years after the death of Charles Dickens, his incomplete book 'The Mystery Of Edwin Drood' is about to get a new ending.Writer Gwyneth Hughes has completed Dickens's ... Read more...

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Political leanings could be wired into brain


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Our political allegiances could be hard-wired into our brains, according to neuroscientists who conducted scans on over 90 students. But it is not precise enough to be able ... Read more...

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US Koran-burning pastor says will fight all moves to bar him from UK


December 13th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Florida (US), Dec.13 (ANI): Firebrand American pastor Terry Jones on Monday said that he would fight all moves to ban him from coming to Britain because of his recent threat to ... Read more...

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Brit MP publicly broadcasts swear word ‘c’


December 7th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): Policing minister Nick Herbert has become the third high-profile figure to publicly broadcast the swear word beginning with 'c'.Herbert intended to say the word "cuts" in the House ... Read more...

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Radio 4 Presenter James Naughtie Says Naughty Word


December 7th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie astonished listeners when he referred to the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt as a ā€œCā€ word, rhyming with his name. The shocking name calling ... Read more...

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Cocaine shame doubled Kate Moss’s income, says agent


October 10th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): Kate Moss's agent Sarah Doukas has revealed how the supermodel's income doubled after cocaine shame.Critics wrote off the catwalk queen's career when shocking photographs of her snorting coke ... Read more...

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ICC insists Pakistani cricketers have a case to answer (Round Up)


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday said that Pakistani players Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Aamer have a case to answer and defended its decision to suspend ... Read more...

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Spot fixing: Pak envoy slams ICC for suspending players facing police probe


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain has attacked the International Cricket Council (ICC) for suspending three Pakistan cricket team players, who are at the center of spot-fixing allegations.High Commissioner Wajid ... Read more...

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Pakistan envoy attacks ICC for suspending trio


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan Friday attacked International Cricket Council (ICC) for suspending three Pakistani players even while the police investigation was going on in the spot-fixing ... Read more...

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Juliette Binoche hits back at Gerard Depardieu’s uncharitable comments


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): French actress Juliette Binoche has hit back at actor Gerard Depardieu's criticism of her being "a nothing".Depardieu, 61, had in an interview with Austrian magazine Profil put down ... Read more...

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Cameron remarks on Pak promoting ‘export of terror’ sparks off diplomatic row


July 29th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron's remarks that Pakistan is promoting the 'export of terror' in Afghanistan and around the world, has resulted in a diplomatic row between ... Read more...

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‘Pressures of modern theatre force directors to miscast opera singers’


June 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Placido Domingo says the pressures of the modern theatre force directors to cast many opera singers as characters for which they have little natural ability."There are many, many, ... Read more...

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Broadcaster Frostrup calls BBC ‘a bunch of misogynists’


May 27th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Mariella Frostrup, the broadcaster, has accused the producers of BBC's Radio 4's Today programme of being "a bunch of misogynists" and of refusing to hire women over the ... Read more...

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Russell Crowe drops F-bomb during interview over Irish accent comment


May 14th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Russell Crowe lost his cool during a BBC interview when the host pointed out that he had an Irish accent in new film 'Robin Hood'.The 'Gladiator' star ... Read more...

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Condoms are an “attractive” way of tackling poverty, says Archbishop


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster has revealed that he can understand why contraception is seen as an "attractive" means of tackling Third World poverty.Archbishop Vincent Nichols however ... Read more...

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Work saved Emma Thompson from depression


March 29th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Actress Emma Thompson says work saved her from depression during difficult times.The Oscar winner, 50, has opened up about her life and how she began suffering from depression."I ... Read more...

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‘Double Falsehood’ based on William Shakespeare’s lost play


March 16th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): It has emerged that a play that was first discovered nearly 300 years ago is based on lost manuscripts of William Shakespeare's.The play, titled 'Double Falsehood', had been ... Read more...

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British MP slams BBC for getting rid of older women presenters


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 3 (ANI): British MP Harriet Harman has slammed BBC, ITV and other broadcasters for "getting rid" of women presenters once they get older, and valuing older men for their ... Read more...

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How to cook world’s best roast potatoes, by Sir Michael Caine


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 20 (ANI): Acting legend Sir Michael Caine claims he can cook the best roast potatoes in the world.The Get Carter star insisted that even Michael Winner, the restaurant critic and ... Read more...

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Morrissey slammed for glamorising suicide


November 29th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 29 (ANI): Veteran singer Morrissey has evoked criticism after speaking about killing himself and glamorising suicide.The legendary crooner, known for his gloomy lyrics and depressing song titles, told Radio 4's ... Read more...

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‘Too white’ BBC Radio 4 plans to chase Hindu, Muslim, Black audience


November 29th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): After facing criticism that it was "too white" to appeal to the ethnic minorities, BBC Radio 4 is reviewing its programming in order to expand its reach among ... Read more...

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Radiohead pays tribute to world war veteran Harry Patch


August 6th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Rock group Radiohead has surprised their fans by recording a musical tribute to First World War veteran Harry Patch after he died at the age of 111. Dailymail.co.uk reports ... Read more...

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Senior Labour MP says Brown must consider his role as PM, party leader


July 26th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): A senior Labour MP has said that Prime Minister Gordon brown needs to seriously consider his position over the summer amid fresh rumblings about his leadership. Barry Sheerman, ... Read more...

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‘British kids in swine flu parties’


June 30th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Some British children - and their parents - may be throwing 'swine flu parties' thinking exposure to the virus will build up their immunity, though experts advise against ... Read more...

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Bono’s poetic tribute to Elvis Presley to hit radio


May 6th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): A poem praising Elvis Presley, written by U2 frontman Bono, is all set to hit airwaves on May 13.Bono, 48, who is a big Elvis fan, had ... Read more...

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UK Premier League wants tighter laws against pirate sites


March 1st, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.1 (ANI): The Premier League in the United Kingdom has called for tighter laws against IT theft to stop the unauthorized online broadcasting of football matches, the Daily Star reports. One ... Read more...

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