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The Interview desperately unfunny: Leaks

The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader is “desperately unfunny” and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked emails of international exe

Londoners hit morning disco for coffee, smoothies and dance

Revellers dance at the “Morning Gloryville” dance party in East London.	— AFP

At dawn before commuting to his job in London’s business district Canary Wharf, 26-year-old Nathaniel Hone joins hundreds of revellers at a dance party fuelled only by coffee and smoothies.

Can ibuprofen help improve longevity?


A common over-the-counter drug ibuprofen, that tackles pain and fever, may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a new research has claimed.

Rowling riddle: Was Snape a vampire?

J.K. Rowling

Author J.K. Rowling has released a new riddle on her Harry Potter publishing website Pottermore which includes vampires and Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party.

Italian actress Virna Lisi passes away


Italian actress Virna Lisi, who played opposite Hollywood stars like Fra-nk Sinatra in the 1960s and later established herself an acclaimed character actress, has died at 78.

Methane spike: Is there life on Mars?


Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, has been measured for the first time making a sudden spike on Mars, leaving scientists puzzled about its origin.

Porn stars ordered to wear condoms

A regional US federal appeals court ruled on Monday that pornographic movie actors in Los Angeles must wear condoms during sex scenes, upholding a lower court decision that was challenged by the adult

Barack Obama says Christmas shopping is confusing

Xmas Tree

Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one. “She’s very fashionable and she looks good.

‘Culture’ is top word of 2014

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind the U.S.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.