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500-year-old Leonardo image spotted

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A music professor in the US has identified what he believes to be a rare image of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in a 500-year-old engraving.

Taj Mahal 3rd among world’s top landmarks

Taj Mahal

Travellers from across the globe have ranked Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website said on Tuesday.

Bruce Jenner debuts as Caitlyn on Vanity Fair

A journalist looks at Vanity Fair’s Twitter site with the tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on July cover. AFP

Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and sexy look on Monday in a Vanity Fair covershoot — drawing widespread praise and smashing a Twitter r

Plasma tubes floating above Earth imaged

Visualisation of strangely shaped plasma structures, including plasma tubes, surrounding the Earth.  	— Courtesy: Caastro.org

Scientists have found the first visual evidence that the Earth is surrounded by strangely shaped plasma structures, including plasma tubes.

Birkin bag sells for record $222,000 in Hong Kong

The Birkin handbag, with 18 karat gold and diamond hardware, sold for a record $222,219.

Christie’s said on Monday that a Hermes designer handbag smashed a world auction record in Hong Kong.

Scientists grow tiny brain cortex in laboratory

Scientists have perfected mini-cultured 3D structures that grow and function much like the key working tissue or cortex of the brain from which they were derived, an advance that may lead to personali

2.5-year-old with IQ of 142 joins Mensa

Elijah Catalig

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy in Sin-gapore with an incredible IQ of 142 has joined the genius club Mensa.

Paris set to remove a million ‘love locks’

A woman locks a padlock on the “Pont Notre Dame” in Paris on Friday.	 (Photo: AFP)

Paris city officials, exasperated with lovers sealing their passion by clipping padlocks all over the city, are set to remove 45 tonnes of the locks next week.

Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond convicted

Dustin Diamond (Photo: AP)

TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted on Friday of two misdemeanours stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former Saved by the Bell actor of the most serious felony charge.

The US defence secretary Ashton Carter is expected to visit Visakhapatnam on June 3 and then New Delhi on June 4-5 to sign the 10-year Indo-US Enhanced Defence Framework Agreement, and convince India

In the past year, one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's major priorities has been more robust Centre-state relations, and the need for “cooperative federalism”'.