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  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts 19 hours 10 minutes ago

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • 'Very future techno, as opposed to feminine sexy': Fashion world and film fraternity divided on first look at Apple Watch 4 days ago

    Cupertino: Apple Inc's newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance. Many praised the "Apple Watch", priced from $349 when it debuts next year, for its clean aesthetic, but some bloggers and editors said the watch had a masculine aura, which would limit...
  • Myth-busting chocolate teapot developed in UK 5 days ago

    London: British experts have managed to produce a chocolate teapot that held boiling water for two minutes to make a drinkable brew, busting a long-held myth. The York-based experts were challenged to prove the sarcastic phrase "as useful as a chocolate teapot" wrong. The result was a hand-crafted, working receptacle...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India 5 days ago

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK 5 days ago

    London: British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising...
  • UK promises Scots more powers if they reject independence 1 week ago

    London: The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans...
  • Oxford Dictionary reaches final definition after century August 31, 2014

    London: A 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by Oxford University researchers after more than a century of accumulating entries. The work on the dictionary, which began in 1913, has reached its final definition, "zythum", a type of fermented malt drink. The editor, Richard Ashdowne, from Oxford University's...
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron leads tributes for UK film veteran Richard Attenborough August 25, 2014

    Reuters: British Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes on Monday for actor and director Richard Attenborough who died aged 90 after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades. Attenborough died on Sunday. His agent described him as a "truly great man of both the cinema and the arts"...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Chennai to celebrate Madras Week on its 375th birthday, starting today August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first city of modern India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week beginning from Sunday. The southern city will celebrate Madras Week by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was founded on August 22, 1639 when a strip of...
  • Bearded British Sikh woman selected for portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world August 8, 2014

    A British Sikh woman, who suffers from a condition that causes facial hair growth, has been selected for a new portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world. Harnaam Kaur, who decided to keep her beard despite being bullied, was chosen for Project 60, which marks...
  • British press mocks MS Dhoni after James Anderson escapes ban August 3, 2014

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's insistence to press charges against James Anderson came under attack from the British media on Saturday. The press said it "smacked of opportunism" and the exoneration of the paceman was "humiliation" for India. The Judicial Commisioner Gordon Lewis found both Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty...
  • People who work longer smoke more: Study July 28, 2014

    London: Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, researchers said. The study by researchers at...
  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot July 21, 2014

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major July 20, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open July 19, 2014

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open July 19, 2014

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • George Coetzee makes early move for clubhouse lead at The Open July 18, 2014

    Hoyelake: South African George Coetzee made light of stiffening breezes to sail up the British Open leader board on Friday, claiming the clubhouse lead on five-under par with a barrage of birdies in a three-under 69 in his second round. After the calm conditions of Thursday when Rory McIlroy made the...
  • Michael Hoey pulls out of British Open with foot injury July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdrew from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round on Friday. The five-times European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out. Hoey, who romped to a four-stroke victory at the...
  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggles at The Open July 17, 2014

    Hoylake: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, struggled to make headway after missing half the fairways with some wayward tee shots as he opened with a disappointing three-over-par 75 at The Open Championship on Thursday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader hit only...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Englishman David Howell hits first shot at British Open July 17, 2014

    England: David Howell launched the 143rd British Open on a glorious sunny morning at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, hitting his opening drive down the right of the 458-yard first hole. With the small grandstand around the first tee already packed at 6.25am local time, Englishman Howell was followed on to the...
  • Priti Patel, Modi supporter, is now UK minister July 16, 2014

    London: An ardent fan of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has became the treasury minister in the British government. Priti Patel, 42, Conservative MP from Witham, was promoted by Prime Minister David Cameron in the cabinet reshuffle. Patel is Cameron's 'India Diaspora Champion' and accompanied him in his India trips, according...
  • British Indian MP Priti Patel appointed exchequer secretary July 16, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British MP Priti Patel has been appointed exchequer secretary to the Treasury department dealing with tax policy in a major cabinet reshuffle announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday. The Prime Minister's Office said Priti Patel, 42, the Conservative Party MP for Witham in Essex, will now take...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue to stand in front of the British Parliament July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, who was at the forefront of efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured outside Britain's parliament, British finance minister George Osborne said Tuesday. Osborne, on a trip to New Delhi to meet the new government of Narendra Modi, wrote...
  • 'Good days coming for British-Indian ties' July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Monday said that it was exciting to visit India when the excitement about the Indian economy and the optimism about the prospects for future growth are palpable. "I have been here for a day and already I can feel the buzz in...