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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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Now, a Tagore hub in Edinburgh University


May 10th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has found yet another permanent roosting perch in Europe. A centre dedicated to the life and works of Tagore, described in ... Read more...

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Scotland wants 40-yr US ban on haggis to be lifted


January 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): The Scottish Government has invited a delegation of US politicians in a bid to persuade them to overturn a 40-year ban on the haggis.Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's ... Read more...

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1 in 5 Brits think Oliver Twist was written by Charles Darwin!


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): George Orwell's classic novel 'Animal Farm' is a blue movie and 'Oliver Twist' was written by Charles Darwin - at least that's what one in five Britons believe.25 ... Read more...

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Robert Burns’s last days revealed in a letter


August 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): A letter, that throws a lot of light on Scottish poet Robert Burn's life, has been discovered.The letter describes how Burns's sense of humour remained despite his illness.The ... Read more...

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Butler beats Boyle to become Scot of The Year


January 25th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Hollywood actor Gerard Butler has been named Scot of the Year ahead of singer Susan Boyle after an Internet vote.Butler received 66 per cent of votes, while Boyle got ... Read more...

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Scotland aid worker Habib Malik wins Burns Humanitarian Award


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 23 (ANI): Habib Malik, the Scotland area manager of Islamic Relief, has been named for the Burns Humanitarian Award for his aid work in some of the poorest parts of ... Read more...

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“Innocence Lost”: Story Of The Yogurt Shop Murders


January 10th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri, Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saturday saw the show 'Innocence Lost' being aired on TV at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS which tells the story of the Yogurt Shop murders. The ... Read more...

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Bob Dylan, Macca appear on charity calendar to raise funds for cancer sufferers


November 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Stars including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Deborah Harry have joined forces to appear on an HMV charity calendar, raising funds for young ... Read more...

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Robert Burns stole thoughts from a lesser-known English poet?


November 1st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Robert Burns, the renowned and much praised 18th century Scottish poet, may have ripped off ideas from a lesser-known English poet, according to experts.Rab Wilson, the Burns Writing ... Read more...

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Leading historian claims the English, not the Scottish, invented the haggis


August 3rd, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): A leading food historian claims that the haggis, a very popular dish made from a mixture of oatmeal, liver, heart, and lungs, was invented by the English and ... Read more...

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Over 100 Scottish clan chiefs gather for Edinburgh’s Highland Games


July 26th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, July 26 (ANI): The largest ever gathering of Scottish clan chiefs was organized in Edinburgh on Sunday. It was attended by international highland athletes, outstanding pipers and captivating highland dancers besides ... Read more...

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Jacko was just a normal guy who loved bargaining, says childhood pal


June 30th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Michael Jackson might have been known for his wild behaviour, but for music producer and King Of Pop's childhood pal David Gest, he was a loyal friend ... Read more...

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Robert Burns becomes first person to feature on Coca-Cola bottle


June 6th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): A special edition of Coca-Cola bottles bore the image of Robert Burns, making the Scottish Bard the first real person to be featured on the bottle.The company ... Read more...

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‘Brain music’ can lull your anxieties, sharpen reflexes


April 25th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Every brain has a sound track, which when recorded and played back to an emergency responder, such as a fire fighter, may sharpen their reflexes during a crisis, ... Read more...

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‘Brain music’ may help treat insomnia, fatigue


April 25th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Every brain composes a soundtrack. Its tempo and tone differ, depending on mood and frame of mind. Now, researchers at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) believe ... Read more...

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Gerard Butler to play Robert Burns in biopic


January 27th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Actor Gerard Butler has signed on to play legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns in an upcoming biopic.The 300 star will take the lead role alongside Julia Stiles.The ... Read more...

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Robert Burns is first non-Royal to be honoured with three collections of stamps


January 19th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns has become the first non-Royal to be honoured with three collections of stamps.Burns, whose new edition of stamps will be ... Read more...

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Robert Burns dubbed racist, misogynist drunk by leading historian


January 5th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Late Scottish poet Robert Burns has been dubbed a racist, misogynist drunk by a leading historian, who says that the Bard is not a fitting figure for ... Read more...

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Red telephone box makes it to new postage stamp series in UK


December 29th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): The traditional red telephone box has made it to the new set of postage stamps in Britain, to be released next year.The distinctive booth, created by the ... Read more...

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Scottish Bards life as hard-drinking womaniser was vastly exaggerated


November 16th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scotland''s bard Robert Burns life as a hard-drinking womaniser has been vastly exaggerated, a new biography has stated.Patrick Scott Hogg, a Burns scholar who recently co-edited a ... Read more...

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Bob Dylans greatest inspiration was Robert Burns poetry


October 6th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Legendary singer Bob Dylan has revealed that renowned poet Robert Burns and his much-appreciated verse A Red Red Rose has been the greatest inspiration behind his acclaimed ... Read more...

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