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Emma Stone. (Photo: AFP)

Oscar winner Emma Stone declared highest-paid actress, beats Jennifer Lawrence

She claimed the top spot by earning USD 26 million in the last 12 months to beat Lawrence's 2-year reign on top.

Rahul

Indian-origin kid makes a splash on British TV

Rahul has an IQ of 162, higher than the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Akshay Kumar will next be seen in 'Padman.'

Won't stop fight against open defecation after Toilet-Ek Prem Katha success: Akshay

The actor got emotional thanking fans, film fraternity and others in a video post success of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.'

The event was organised to celebrate the paraplegic heroes of our country where the entire concept was to make them experience freedom underwater.

Paraplegic army veterans celebrate Independence day with scuba dive

Initiative sees heroes experience first-ever underwater scuba dive, breaking free from their bodily limitations.

World

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo: AFP)

Alomst after 27 years, Saudi Arabia, Iraq look to reopen border

Riyadh and Baghdad reached a deal 'to renovate the Arar border post and fully open it for trade and passage for visitors'.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in  (Photo: AP)

South Korea's Moon says there will be no war on Korean peninsula

Tensions have soared in recent months over N Korea's weapons ambitions, which have seen it subjected to a seventh round of UNSC sanctions.

The jail was holding 105 prisoners at the time of the riot, Guarulla said. (Photo: Representational Image)

At least 37 killed in gun battle at small Venezuela prison

Prosecutors said 14 officials were wounded in the violence which ran from Tuesday into early Wednesday.

Business

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A broker checking share prices during a session at BSE.

Sensex gives up gains, stays positive for 3rd day

RBI's concern over inflation in its own minutes dragged banking stocks down.

Hiring or creation of jobs in India's telecom sector will assume momentum in a few years from now.

Telecom sector will create 30 lakh jobs by 2018: report

Deeper penetration of smartphones, arrival of latest technologies like 4G and 5G to help create more jobs.

Gupta will take over from the incumbent Kaher Kazem, who will become President and CEO of GM Korea.

GM India CFO Sanjiv Gupta to be new President, MD

Sanjiv will continue to lead our plan to achieve better financial performance in India

Sports

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Relations between Umar and Arthur have not been ideal since last year when Pakistan toured Australia and the coach complained about the batsman's fitness levels. (Photo: AP)

Coach Mickey Arthur abused me at national cricket academy, claims Umar Akmal

The altercation took place between the two after Umar Akmalreturned from England following a rehabilitation program for a knee problem.

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali ready for pink banter with West Indies

There have been suggestions that the pink ball does not swing as much or for as long as the traditional red cricket ball.

Upul Tharanga

Be patient: Upul Tharanga tells Sri Lanka fans

The 32-year-old said the 1996 World Cup winners had already identified areas for improvement.

Science

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These techniques, known as "spatially resolved bio- signature analysis" derive from geochemical analysis of early life on Earth.

Mars 2020 rover to use smart techniques to find signs of life

The Mars Exploration Program with a planned launch in 2020 builds on the success of prior rovers.

The extra-large science load includes a cosmic ray monitor, a mini satellite with cheap, off-the-shelf scopes for potential military viewing, and 20 mice for an eye and brain study.

SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

The Dragon holds 3 tons of cargo, mostly research.

 NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon Eastern.

Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Ronald Dantowitz, an astronomer, will be using 14 cameras to capture the August 21 solar eclipse.

Life

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Research revealed that believing things will improve or others would come around made people less likely to take action (Photo: Pixabay)

Optimism makes people unlikely to take control of future

According to study too much on belief in a better outcome makes people less likely to work for it.

Players who have played it swear that they will never do anything like it ever again (Photo: Pixabay)

Popular paranormal games that people play

We share popular games that players say brings them closer to the paranormal.

Kalavati and Miriam after their marriage ceremony, dressed in traditional sarees (Photo: Youtube screengrab Pukaar News/ SWNS)

First interfaith lesbian marriage in UK makes history

Kalavati who is of Hindu descent married Miriam, Jewish, from Texas in a ceremony in Leicester.

Relationship

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They also claimed to orgasm from lightning bolts (Photo: Pixabay)

Couple claims they can get orgasms simply by hugging

The couple also said that they can climax even without touching each other if one of them gets an orgasm.

Jasmin Bhasin

My pet is my buddy, says Jasmin Bhasin

he waits for me each day when I come home after shoot and her love makes my life extraordinary.

He/her seems very uncomfortable when you ask questions about his/her schedule (Photo: AFP)

Signs that say your partner may be looking for another relationship

Your partner has a different body language and doesn't look you in the eye.

Metros

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Prosecution prosecutor Amit Kumar sought 14-day judicial custody for Karan and told the court that the probe was at an initial stage, important witnesses were yet be examined and incriminating documents yet to be collected. (Photo: File/Representational)

Delhi Development Authority official sent to judicial custody in bribery case

The case was filed on July 29 against a written complaint by a man who was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 12,500 in lieu of clearing a file.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Delhi: Man gets 10-year jail term for kidnapping, raping minor girl

The court awarded rigorous jail term to Chhedi Paswan, saying prosecution has proved the case beyond doubt.

Himanshu Bansal (24) was allegedly racing with two of his friends on their high-end motorbikes on August 14. (Photo: File/Representational)

24-yr-old Delhi biker dead 'racing' with friends had plans of road trip on I-Day

In order to avoid hitting an elderly man, Bansal braked suddenly and his bike went out of control ramming into a college compound wall.

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