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Napoleon’s DNA to be put in Swiss watches


Napoleon’s admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced on Wednesday its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor’s hair.

Barack Obama honours Meryl Streep with ‘love’


US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to actress Meryl Streep during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC on Monday.

Yanni to perform in Vadodara on January 23


Greek pianist-composer and awarding artist Yanni’s love affair continues with India as he is all set to return for a performance in January 2015.

Kathak queen Sitara Devi passes away

Sitara Devi

Legendary Kathak dancer Sitara Devi, described as the “Empress of Dance,” and who was a pioneering force in bringing this classical dance genre to Bollywood, died here on Tuesday after a prolonged ill

Cheating may be in your genes

Women with variations in a particular gene are more likely to cheat on their partners, according to a new study which suggests that infidelity may be inherited.

One Direction and Taylor Swift steal the show

One Direction band members accept the award for best pop/rock band. — AP

Boy band One Direction took home top prizes on Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.

Leonardo Da Vinci 1st to identify hurricanes?


Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, famous for being an artist, scientist, inventor and musician, may also have been the first to identify hurricanes, scientists say.

Tiny shrimps hold clues to alien life


A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world’s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, Nasa scientists say.

Hand-dryers spread bacteria?

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new research.

Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.