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Titanic items fetch many times £100,000


More than 100 rare Titanic items, including a menu from the ship’s first-class restaurant, have fetched several hundred thousand pounds at an auction in the UK, over a century after the ocean liner sa

Vandals deflate Paris’ giant ‘sex toy’ sculpture


A giant inflatable green sculpture was reduced to a flaccid heap on one of Paris’s swankiest squares on Saturday after vandals attacked the work that sparked outrage for its resemblance to a sex toy.

Twitter timeline to have unasked-for tweets


Twitter said on Friday it would start re configuring its users’ timelines with “relevant” messages from people they haven’t bothered to follow at the service.

‘Nanoflares’ make Sun’s corona hot


Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun’s million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface, which has baffled astronomers for decades.

Frozen River star Misty Upham found dead

Misty Upham

Actress Misty Upham, who played the role of a housekeeper in the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep starrer August: Osage County, has been found dead 11 days after she went missing.

Jet lag can make you fat, diabetic

Frequent fliers, take note! Jet lag can make you obese and cause other metabolic problems by disrupting the daily rhythms of your gut microbes, a new study has warned.

‘Cigarette ash can be used as water cleaner’

Discarded cigarette ash can provide a simple, low-cost method to remove arsenic, a well-known poison, from drinking water, scientists have found.

Catherine Denevue is curious about Indian films, may act in one

Catherine Deneuve

After a glittering half-century career as a French cinema icon, Catherine Deneuve is well used to strangers’ attention. But the past few years have thrown up a trend she cannot abide.

Kesha sues producer for sexual abuse

Singer Kesha has sued her producer Dr Luke for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

Five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders including the militant group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have announced their oath of allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed caliph

When the Ethiopian footballer, Fikru Teferra Lemessa, chipped the ball over the rival goalkeeper, the roar that reverberated through the Salt Lake Stadium could have been mistaken for a goal scored in