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Halloween Potter treat is story behind Umbridge

J.K Rowling

Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.

New air, light systems to guard sistine chapel

The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled new high-tech, energy-saving lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s delicate Sistine Chapel frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowd

United States bid to get Roman Polanski extradited fails again

Roman Polanski

The United States attempted to have film director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, the Polish government confirmed Thursday.

Can high milk intake cause early death?

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Drink lots of milk to strengthen your bones and boost your health, doctors say.

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early?

Pop stars’ accidental death rates were between five and 10 times greater than the general US population, while suicide rates were between two and seven times higher

Tiny piece of ancient Australia discovered

A fragment of ancient Australia under Vanuatu has been found out by researchers, raising questions about how continents are formed.

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t