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Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith win big

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith pose with their trophies at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday.	— AFP

Singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were the big winners at the 2015 Brit Awards, both artists taking home two gongs apiece.

Pen made of ‘miracle pine’ to sell for $4,400


Luxury marque Montblanc is to sell fountain pens made from a “miracle pine” tree that survived the 2011 tsunami, for a hefty $4,400, an official said, with just 20 per cent of takings donated to local

Carole King musical debuts in London

Carole King

American singer-songwriter Carole King showed up unannounced to lead a London theatre audience in her hit You’ve Got a Friend on Tuesday at the West End opening of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

Fabergé unveils first Imperial egg in 99 years


Once the jewel-encrusted playthings of the Russian royal family, the first Fabergé Imperial egg produced in almost a century is set to be unveiled in Qatar on Tuesday, its makers said.

Early exposure to peanuts prevents allergy in infants


With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study on Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

Diamonds, pearls, gowns rule Oscars

The red carpet fashion at the just concluded Oscars 2015 was a very expensive affair and has set the tongues wagging about Lupita Nyon-go’o’s 6000-pearls encru-sted gown and $7.2 million jewels worn b

American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf dies

Ben Woolf

American Horror Story: Freak Show star Ben Woolf has died following a head injury.

Love hormone can help drunks sober up soon


When researchers tested Oxytocin on intoxicated lab rats, it helped them act as if they were sober

Celebrities rally for equal rights

 John Legend gives a high five to Oprah Winfrey after winning the best original song award for Glory from Selma.— AFP

Equality issues dominated the 87th Academy Awards with winners Alejandro G Inarritu, Patricia Arqu-ette, Common, John Lege-nd and Graham Moore calling for women, gay, immigrant and African-American ri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often mentioned that India enjoys a 3D advantage of democracy, demography and demand in the global economy.

If you were to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legion of admirers to draw up a list of Modi baiters, a typical one would probably lead with the BJP’s political foes, left-leaning liberals, a large