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Roger Moore in racist row, denies Bond comments about Idris Elba

Roger Moore

James Bond legend Roger Moore insisted on Saturday he had said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba, tipped to play the superspy next, in a French magazine interview.

Alfred Nobel’s will goes on display for first time

The last will and testament of Alfred Nobel is displayed at the Nobel Museum in the Old Town of Stockholm.— AFP

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament, which played a pivotal role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm.

Downton Abbey to end after 6th season

The hugely successful British period drama Downton Abbey will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out.

Russian Army TV offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Russia’s Zvezda television, a channel run by the defence ministry, unexpectedly revealed on Thursday that it has offered a job to disgraced British Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after he was dropped b

Archaeologists discover ‘melting pot’ of Mayans

Archaeologists in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilisation’s transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life.

BBC drops Top Gear presenter

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The BBC annou-nced on Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, after he verbally and physically attacked a producer.

Amitav Ghosh shortlisted for Booker International Prize

Indian writer Amitav Ghosh has been shortlisted along with nine other heavyweight writers for the biannual £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

Angelina Jolie gets her ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie

Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago

Newton designed royal medal?

Isaac Newton

An Oxford University researcher has discovered that a “highly political” medal issued to mark Queen Anne’s coronation was designed by scientist Isaac Newton.

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.