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Model Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby

Model and television personality Janice Dickinson sued Bill Cosby for defamation on Wednesday, alleging the comedian falsely called her a liar after she publicly claimed that he sexually assaulted her

Hungarian writer beats Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai on Tuesday night beat Amitav Ghosh for the biannual £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

The director of the Cannes Film Festival has apologised after a controversy blew up over women being denied access to the red carpet for not wearing high heels.

Words ‘biryani’, ‘selfie’ enter French dictionary for 1st time


The words “biryani” and “selfie” have been included in the latest edition of one of the most famous French dictionaries, Le Petit Larousse, for the first time.

Bard’s real portrait found?

In what has been hailed as “the literary discovery of the century”, the drawing was identified by UK botanist

An image claimed to be the only contemporary portrait of William Shakespeare has been discovered in a 16th century book about plants.

Fans say goodbye to Mad Men, Don Draper

 Jon Hamm as Don Draper in a scene from the final season of "Mad Men." The series finale airs on Sunday. AP

Mad Men diehards gathered in bars, restaurants and comedy clubs across New York on Sunday to discover the fate of Don Draper et al.

Top filmmaker to showcase India at Cannes

Nila Madhab Panda

The India Pavilion at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival is showcasing Indian cinema’s linguistic, cultural and regional diversity.

Einstein’s notes on God, religion to be auctioned

Albert Einstein

Rare and intimate letters from renowned physicist Albert Einstein, including two that reflect his views on God and religion, are set to fetch between $15,000 to $40,000 each at an auction in the US.

Prince Harry in snap encounter with Australia crocodile

Prince Harry is given a teddy bear by a girl during a visit to the Auckland University of Technology Millennium Institute. --AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry had a close encounter with a ferocious crocodile during his recent trip in Australia, with officials revealing Saturday he helped capture a 3.1 metre predator.

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race