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Berlin Film Festival opens with focus on refugees

George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Germany. (Photo: AP)

Hollywood will be out in force to kick off the Berlin film festival on Thursday, with Meryl Streep joining George Clooney and the Coen brothers for the event where Europe’s refugee crisis will also pl

Sikh actor flies home to New York wearing his turban

Ending his two-day standoff with Aeromexico, Sikh-American actor Waris Ahluwalia has returned home onboard Mexico’s flag carrier after he was barred by it from boarding a flight as he refused to remov

‘Obese British pets fed cake and alcohol’

The charity warned that pets fed improperly could develop cancer or arthritis due to being too fat.

Takeaway food, cake and even alcohol is helping make British pets dangerously overweight and develop diabetes and heart disease, an animal charity warned on Wednesday.

Widow of chef Benoit Violier to run Swiss restaurant

Benoit Violier

The widow of top chef Benoit Violier, whose January 31 suicide shoc-ked the culinary world, said she would take cha-rge of her husband’s celebrated restaurant, in an interview published Wednesday.

Pakistan bans film on Pan Am hijack


Sonam Kapoor-starrer Neerja, based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986, has been banned in Pakistan allegedly for showing the country in poor

Sikh actor gets apology after barred from boarding flight

Waris Ahluwalia

Mexico’s flag carrier Aeromexico has apologised to Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American actor, who was barred from boarding a New York-bound flight by its officials after he refused to remove his turban d

Sikh American actor barred from flight over turban

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Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American actor, model and designer, was barred from boarding a flight from Mexico City to New York after he refused to remove his turban during a security check, drawing swift

‘Bionic spinal cord’ may help paralysed patients walk again

Australian researchers have created a “bionic spinal cord” they said on Tuesday could give paralysed people hope of walking again through the power of thought, without resorting to open brain surgery.

Space odyssey to broadcast your messages to the stars

Messages from around the world will be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule, scientists say.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.