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Mongia part of fixing gang: Vincent

Former NZ cricketer Lou Vincent arrives at a London court with partner Susie Markham for the perjury. -AP

Former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent told a London courtroom on Monday that he had helped to fix matches under “direct orders” from his captain, Chris Cairns.

‘My Booker shortlist days are long gone’

Salman Rushdie

For Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie, chances of being shortlisted for the prestigious literary award are virtually over as young writers are now being preferred over “established names.”

One of Henry V’s ‘great ships’ likely found in England river

Henry V

A timber vessel believed to be one of celebrated English king Henry V’s “great ships” has been found in a river in southern England, heritage group Historic England announced Monday.

UK ends 24x7 watch on Julian Assange

The police said Monday it will no longer stand guard outside London’s Ecuadorian embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in 2012, but will strengthen a “covert plan” to prevent his

Malala Yousafzai to quit UK, study at Stanford

Malala Yousafzai

Teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is considering leaving Britain to study for a politics degree at Stanford University in the US.

Sean Connery beats Daniel Craig to top Bond poll in UK

Sean Connery

The name of their favourite Bond is Connery, Sean Connery, according to the fans of 007 spy.

Elvis is back with a British tinge


The project to give Elvis Presley’s recordings a full orchestral backing was a 15-month “labour of love” for ex-wife Priscilla. (Photo: AFP)

Press secretary had thought Thatcher was too ‘bossy’

Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was asked to soften her image, according to newly released personal documents.

Web designs influence how much we can reveal online

Web design, and the information shown on the screen, influences how and whether a user discloses personal data online, according to a new study.

Europe’s past is India’s future. That dismal thought is inescapable amidst these tranquil Tuscan hills where the clash of arms between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines is a 500-year-old memory.

You have to understand that there is a fundamental misconception among a major section of Hindus that eating beef is a virtue for Muslims. It is not. Islam has nowhere said you should eat beef.