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New Salman Rushdie novel out in September

Salman Rushdie

British author Salman Rushdie’s first novel in seven years will be released in September, his publishers said on Friday.

Chelsea upbeat ahead of Manchester City showdown

Having defeated Liverpool to enter the League Cup final, EPL leaders Chelsea are in a positive mood ahead of their top.  AP

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has warned Manchester City that the Premier League leaders are back to full power heading into their seismic showdown at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Gaslights keep London’s history lit up

Garry Usher, a British Gas lamplighter, inspects a gas-burning streetlight close to the Houses of Parliament. — AFP

On a quiet street lined with 18th-century Georgian houses behind Westminster Abbey, Garry Usher winds the mechanical clock on the gas street lamp and gives the glass globe a polish.

Memoir H is for Hawk is top Costa book

British author Helen Macdonald’s searing memoir about how she coped with the grief of her father’s sudden death by training a goshawk won the 2014 Costa Book of the Year award on Tuesday night.

Kailash Satyarthi to speak in UK on trafficking

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize winner and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi will address the issue of trafficking at a gala event here next week organised by a charity backed by Prince Charles.

Autopsy was ‘most dangerous’

Alexander Litvinenko

The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was “one of the most dangerous” ever undertaken, a pathologist said Wednesday.

Narayana Murthy’s £200,000 for Gandhi statue


Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy and his family have donated £200,000 towards the statue of Mahatma Gandhi planned for Parliament Square here, helping in meeting the budget target of £750,000 for th

Hoax caller poses as spy chief, chats with David Cameron

Hoax caller poses as spy chief, chats with David Cameron (Photo: AP)

British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted on Monday that “no harm was done” by a hoaxer who called him on his mobile phone pretending to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

‘Google handed WikiLeaks staff data to US government’

WikiLeaks on Monday accused Internet giant Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities, and not notifying them for almost three years.

The smoke around e-cig


Researchers have counted 7,764 varieties of ‘vape’.

“Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder But may also be in the looking glass; Vanity thinks it will never grow older And yet that judgment will come to pass!”

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India may be over, but controversies swirl ranging from the cost of the pinstripe button-up suit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to what exactly has been the solut