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Royal baby a girl called Alice, bet UK bookies

Prince William and  Kate Middleton

If bookmakers are to be believed, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be blessed with a girl and their second baby would be named Alice.

‘Anne Frank died a month earlier’

Anne Frank

Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honours her memory said on Tuesday on the

South African comedian to replace Jon Stewart

Trevor Noah

South African comedian Trevor Noah will host iconic US late-night news satire The Daily Show, whose anchor Jon Stewart announced last month he would step down, the programme said on Monday.

Stephen Hawking to trademark his name

Stephen Hawking  (Photo:AP/File)

World-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking is set to trademark his name, joining the ranks of celebrities such as J.K. Rowling and David Beckham who have turned their names into brands.

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.

When a 71-year-old nun, who has dedicated her life to the service of society, is gangraped, it becomes a symbol of our collective shame.

The recent crisis in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has cynics chuckling quietly to themselves. They insist that ideals and utopias are alien to politics.