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Snowden asks Putin: How much does Russia snoop?


Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday, in an unexpected intervention in a phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzed him on the extent of Moscow’s surveillance activi

‘Standing alone attracts others to you’


Looking the odd one out may seem like a recipe for mating disaster, but it could make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

Garcia Marquez in ‘very fragile’ condition


Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in “very fragile” condition and at risk of complications while recovering at his Mexico City home from a recent hospitalisation, his family said on Monday.

U.s. Beachfront home sells for record $120m


A sprawling estate, situated on prime waterfront property along the US East Coast, has sold for $120 million, setting a new record in the United States.

Second royal baby on way?


Royal watchers were scrutinising the Duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour on Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Rooney to be buried in Hollywood


Rooney to be buried in Hollywood

Scroll that mentions Jesus wife not fake

A ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus’ wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text, US researchers said on Thursday.

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies


British author Sue Townsend, whose books about awkward teenage diarist Adrian Mole sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, has died at the age of 68, her publishers said on Friday.

Arsenal look for FA Cup boost


Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to use Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against holders Wigan to lift their shattered spirits.

Oscar ‘fixed’ evidence, prosecutor charges

The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime on Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.