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Liar’s Dice out of Oscar race

India’s official entry Liar’s Dice is out of Oscars’ race after it failed to make the cut in the Academy’s shortlist in the best foreign film category.

Paulo Coelho offers $100,000 for Sony film

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Brazilian author Paulo Coelho offered on Thursday to pay Sony $100,000 for rights to The Interview, protesting the company’s decision to scrap the North Korean parody film amid chilling threats from h

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?

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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

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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?

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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

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.