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Renowned Italian tenor Bergonzi dies aged 90

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Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi’s operas, has died at the age of 90.

Oldest record of near death experience found?

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The oldest medical description of a “near-death” experience has been discovered in a report from a French physician in 1740, scientists say.

Duchovny plays up russian link in ad

US actor David Duchovny has stirred up a storm of debate in Russia by appearing in an ultra-patriotic beer ad in which he fantasises about being Russian.

New code for Beatles’ music

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The study demonstrates scientifically that the structure of the Beatles music changes progressively from one album to the next

Babylon 5 creator joins hands with Indian firm

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Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczyns-ki and digital company Graphic India are collaborating to turn his upcoming graphic novel Titans into a feature film.

Toddler’s eye contact may signal autism risk

The act of making eye contact with another person to share an experience without a smile can predict later autism symptoms in babies, a new study has found.

Richard III’s grave opens to public

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The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England.

Up the Down Staircase author dies at 103

Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose hugely popular book, Up the Down Staircase, captured the insanity and the humour, the pathos and the poetry of the Am

Classical singer, actress Sushila Rani dies at 96

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Renowned classical singer Sushila Rani died following a heart attack at her home here on Thursday afternoon, a close disciple said. She was 96.

In Gurez, at the upper edge of northern Kashmir Valley, a serene calm prevails along the Line of Control. The undulating rhythms of the Kishanganga river that rolls through bowl-shaped valleys surrounded by the Himalayas on all four sides put Switzerland to shame.

Besides controlling food inflation, the most challenging task before Narendra Modi is to create jobs for millions of young men and women, some of whom were responsible for his resounding victory in the elections. It is one thing to promise jobs and another to actually create them.