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She also said she wanted to be with her creator if she were to be alone on an island. (Photo: AP)

Humanoid Sophia picks Shah Rukh as her favourite actor

The Saudi Arabian citizen robot also said she wants to work for women's rights.

The Trump Organization has licensing agreements with all its Indian business partners, who build the properties and acquire the Trump name in exchange for a fee. (Photo: File/AP)

Donald Trump’s son to help sell apartments, give foreign policy speech during India visit

Donald Trump Jr is scheduled to make a speech about Indo-Pacific ties at a New Delhi business summit, sharing the stage with Narendra Modi.

A Thai court granted Mitsutoki Shigeta legal rights to take the children, saying he had ample money to care for them and had prepared nurses and nannies to look after the brood at a safe residence in Japan. (Photo: AFP)

Japanese 'baby factory' man gets custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Thai police in 2014 said DNA samples of Mitsutoki Shigeta links him to nine infants found under the care of 24-hour nannies in Bangkok.

Priyanka Chopra at Golden Globes 2017. (Photo: AP)

Priyanka’s cleavage on Assam Tourism calendar sparks row, Congress leaders furious

Congress leaders in the Assembly want the international actress removed as the brand ambassador of Assam Tourism.

World

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Yameen imposed a state of emergency on Februay 5 for 15 days to annul a Supreme Court ruling that quashed convictions against nine opposition leaders and ordered his government to free those held in prison. (Photo: PTI)

Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

Parliament cancelled Monday's vote without giving a reason after the opposition boycott, which left only 39 ruling party MPs in the chamber.

On May 7, 2015, Spanish police noticed a young Moroccan woman dragging what looked like a heavy suitcase across the border with Ceuta.  When they put the suitcase through an X-ray machine they were shocked to see the silhouette of a child curled up in foetal position. (Photo: AFP)

Man who smuggled 8-yr-old son into Spain, goes for trial

Prosecutors are seeking a 3-yr prison term for Ali Ouattara for helping his son's illegal entry into Europe and endangering child's life.

The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with interfering in the presidential election. (Representational Image)

Facebook to use postcards to confirm buyers of political ads reside in US

The recipient would have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad.

Business

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Union IT and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (right),  Telangana State IT minister K.T. Rama Rao (centre) and Tech Mahindra MD C.P. Gurnani during the WCIT 2018 in Hyderabad on Monday. (Photo:  Asian Age)

India must adopt disruptive tech: PM Modi

He said India has a tech-friendly population with over one lakh villages linked with optical fibre.

Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi says PNB closed all options

In a letter, Modi wrote on February 15-16 to the PNB management, he pegged the amount his companies owes to the bank under Rs 5,000 crore.

It was remotely launc-hed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi on Monday after addressing the delegates of WCIT-2018 thro-ugh video conference.

Nasscom launches reskilling portal

Nasscom has signed an MoU with the Union ministry of electronics and IT for strengthening re-skilling initiatives.

Sports

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday confirmed the marriage of their party chief Imran Khan, with Bushra Maneka, faith healer and a mother of 5. (Photo: AP / Screengrab)

Twitter brutally trolls Imran Khan's 3rd marriage

The marriage to Bushra Maneka is 65-year-old Imran Khan’s 3rd marriage. He had earlier married to Jemima Goldsmith and Reham Khan.

R Ashwin (Photo: AP)

R Ashwin’s fixing jibe at Herschelle Gibbs backfires

Spinner pulls down tweet after a barrage of criticism.

Kuldeep Yadav (left) and Yuzvendra Chahal.

India spin twins nearly unplayable, says Paul Adams

The pair picked 33 wickets in six ODIs as India marched to a historic maiden bilateral series win on South African soil.

Science

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 The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, appearance and desolation, the ministry said.

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

A four-day Mars habitat experiment was held, where scientists simulated living conditions on the Red Planet.

The Falcon Heavy is believed to have enough grunt to deliver tons of mining equipments to an asteroid ripe with precious minerals.

SpaceX's Falcon can deliver heavy payloads to asteroids

The Falcon Heavy has enough power to help humans mine for precious minerals on asteroids.

A spectacle occurred on December 22 when a Falcon 9 lifted off shortly after sunset in exceptionally clear weather and reached an altitude where its expanding plume was illuminated by sunlight. (Photo: AP)

Satellite launch from California is delayed

The launch has been postponed to early Wednesday due to the need for more inspections.

Life

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The delicacy is famed for its antioxidant content, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (Photo: AFP)

The breakfast that gives Meghan Markle her ever glowing skin

The 36-year-old American actress swore on manuka honey and bee pollen diet for breakfast that works wonders for her.

The Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed about 4,500 years ago, under the orders of Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. (Photo: Pixabay)

Secret behind perfect alignment of Egypt's Pyramids decoded

For over a century, researchers have proposed different methods used by the ancient Egyptians to align the pyramids.

From sex causing heart attacks to headache being a reason to avoid sex, here are myths that need to be busted (Photo: AFP)

Here are misconceptions about sex you need to beware of

The internet has also led to a large number of misconceptions which at times end up being harmful when it comes to awareness about sex.

Relationship

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Many believed it has stemmed from the injustice endured for the duration of the marriage (Photo: Pixabay)

More women are throwing parties to celebrate their divorce in Saudi Arabia

In the past, divorced women were marginalized, assumed to be barren or unfit for remarriage if divorced.

According to the researchers, cuckolding couples who act on their desires feel liberated. (Photo: Pixabay)

Cuckolding can be good for couples, says study

Watching partner have sex with another person can strengthen relationship, claims controversial scientists.

Being single increases the social connections of both women and men. (Photo: Pixabay)

Hail the singlehood! It has benefits

Single people may develop more individually and benefit more from alone time, according to the study.

Metros

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The policemen who were guarding the prisoner are from the Third Battalion of the Delhi Armed Police. (Photo: File | Representational)

FIR registered after Delhi prisoner escapes from police custody

'Cops escorting the prisoner have been suspended. An FIR has been registered and the probe is on,' the DCP said.

One of the milestones was found by the BMC while carrying out a drive against illegal structures at Parel in April last year.

15 British era milestones in Mumbai to get a makeover

BMC decides to restore and beautify stones in a bid to preserve their historical value.

Bombay high court

Bombay HC says bmc’s rooftop policy will be scrutinised

The high court added that only after ensuring that the safety measures are in place, the policy should be implemented.

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