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  • Barack Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died. Payne's wife of 50 years, Melanie, says her husband died on August 1 in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 89. Payne helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during the war, and he later became a...
  • 'The Imitation Game' trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the WWII genius cryptographer mathematician Alan Turing July 22, 2014

    For those who have been completely charmed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock', the latest trailer for the upcoming film 'The Imitation Game' will make your day.Cumberbatch, who portrayed the role of the socially awkward genius detective Sherlock Holmes in the critically-acclaimed series, will be seen in the...
  • Artist Emin's messy bed sold for $4.4 million July 2, 2014

    London: Artist Tracey Emin has sold her bed - and the disheveled sheets, empty vodka bottles, cigarette butts and discarded condoms were part of the lucrative deal. Emin's artwork "My Bed" sold for 2.54 million pounds ($4.4 million) at a London auction Tuesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate and four...
  • World Cup 2014: Red hot Chile knock out champions Spain in group stage June 19, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, were eliminated from World Cup contention on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile. Spain's famed passing game failed against a high-tempo, tenacious Chile team, their era ending in the storied Maracana Stadium filled...
  • Pair plead not guilty to burglary of Miley Cyrus' LA home June 11, 2014

    Reuters: A man and a woman have pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to burglary and theft among other charges, after a Maserati sports car was stolen from the home of pop singer Miley Cyrus along with jewelry and other items, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Tylor Scott, 19, and Naomi Charles,...
  • US deports Catholic priest to India for molesting minor May 15, 2014

    Washington: A 48-year-old Indian Catholic priest has been deported from the US after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Leo Charles Koppala, who previously worked with the Archdiocese of Winona, Minnesota, was escorted by officers of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) on a commercial flight and...
  • Jet Airways launches direct flight to Paris May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passengers greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital. To begin with, the new flight will be operated four days a week but it will be converted...
  • Charles scores twice as Celta Vigo defeat Real Madrid 2-0 May 12, 2014

    Celta have recorded a 2-0 surprise win over Real Madrid at the Balaidos in Sunday's La Liga encounter to end the away side's title dreams. Real, who at the start of the match were trailing leaders Atletico Madrid by four points and second-placed Barcelona by one, sent out a host of...
  • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses April 15, 2014

    Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed. In an interview with Vanity Fair, author Martin Amis has claimed that the Prince’s views caused a row at...
  • Serial killer Charles Sobhraj worked as arms dealer for Taliban March 23, 2014

    Serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage, who has served long jail terms in India and other countries, claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending JeM chief Masood Azhar in Tihar prison and was even associated with American spy agency CIA. 70-year-old...
  • 'Peanuts' movie trailer: Charlie Brown and Snoopy get a 3D avatar March 19, 2014

    For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz's timeless comic strip 'Peanuts' will be making their big-screen debut; like they've never been seen before in a CG-animated feature film in 3D. Schulz's son, Craig Schulz, is contributing to...
  • NYC Mayor urges to include Diwali as school holiday February 22, 2014

    Washington: A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked the Mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year. In a letter to the New York City Mayor, the Diwali Coalition highlighted importance of...
  • Press Release: Memorial services of Charles Grant Gordon held February 21, 2014

    Charles Grant Gordon, the man who gave the world Glenfiddich Single Malt whisky, will be remembered affectionately at international memorial services in New York and Scotland. His contribution to the worldwide drinks trade was marked at special memorial services held in New York on Feb. 18 and will be followed...
  • British TV cook Nigella Lawson faces no action over drugs: Police January 28, 2014

    British TV cook Nigella Lawson will not face legal action after admitting to a court that she had taken drugs, as a prosecution could deter future witnesses from being truthful, police said on Monday. Lawson, 54, dubbed the 'Domestic Goddess' after the title of one of her cookery books, made headlines...
  • First Look: Randeep Hooda plays Charles Sobhraj in 'Main Aur Charles' January 23, 2014

    Randeep Hooda will be seen in a new avatar in Amod Kant's upcoming film 'Main Aur Charles'. The actor will step into the shoes of Charles Sohbraj for the thriller, which revolves around the infamous escape of the serial killer from Tihar jail in 1986. Here is the first look...
  • 2nd T20: Ronchi guides New Zealand to series win January 15, 2014

    Wellington: Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi made an unbeaten 51 as New Zealand beat West Indies by four wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday to take the two-match series 2-0. Ronchi surpassed his unbeaten 48 in the first match at Auckland, which New Zealand won by 81 runs, reaching his first...
  • 1st T20: A new-look West Indies out to challenge strong New Zealand January 10, 2014

    A huge win in the final match of the preceding ODI series has given West Indies the momentum going into the two-match Twenty20 series, starting in Auckland from Saturday. West Indies did well to level the series 2-2 with most of their specialist limited-overs players being out injured. They will...
  • 2nd ODI: West Indies eye another win over hosts New Zealand December 28, 2013

    After clinching a low-scoring contest in the first ODI, West Indies will look to go 2-0 up in the 2nd ODI against the host New Zealand in Napier on Sunday. West Indies closed the contest in Auckland with just two wickets to spare, with Darren Sammy playing a cameo, smashing 43...
  • Brightest light of our world gone out: Cameron on Mandela December 6, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his tribute to Nelson Mandela after his death and said "the brightest light of our world has gone out". "One of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. Nelson Mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero...
  • Schwartzel puts himself in line for first home Open title November 23, 2013

    Johannesburgh: Home favourite Charl Schwartzel will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69 for a 15-under-par total of 201 that sets him up for a title that has previously eluded him. The 29-year-old Schwartzel, who is the highest-ranked South African...
  • Prince Charles invokes Nehru to highlight Commonwealth's spirit November 15, 2013

    Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Charles, on Friday, asked Commonwealth nations to bring a "touch of healing" to manage problems facing the world. Inaugurating the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Charles said, "Each one of us is here because of the hope and trust we place...
  • CHOGM summit begins in Colombo November 15, 2013

    Sri Lanka formally assumed the chair of the Commonwealth as heads of governments of 53 member-countries of the former British empire began their summit in Colombo on Friday. The opening ceremony of the summit, or the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) as it is called, the most important meeting of...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla visit Jewish Synangoue November 14, 2013

    Prince Charles, who turned 65 on Thursday, paid a visit to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, the Pardeshi Synagogue at nearby Mattancherry, along with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles. The traditional Jewish prayer of blessing for the Royal family was held after which Queene Hallegua, warden of the Synagogue, wished...
  • Prince Charles celebrates 65th B'day in Kerala backwaters November 14, 2013

    Prince Charles on Thursday celebrated his 65th birth day at the famed backwaters resort of Kumarakom in Kerala. For Charles, on a visit to India with wife Camilla, the celebrations were on a modest scale at the sylvan settings of the Lake Resort, where the royal couple have been staying since...
  • Prince Charles visits Western Ghats in Kerala November 13, 2013

    Britain's Prince Charles, a strong votary of environmental preservation, visited Western Ghats and showed a keen interest in ongoing efforts to preserve the flora and fauna there. Prince Charles visited the Vazhachal Forest Division in Kerala on Tuesday and spent time with Forest Department officials and conservation organisations including WWF-India to...
  • Prince Charles wishes Tendulkar a happy retirement November 13, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar plays his last Test match starting on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. ...
  • Indo-Canadian women face racism at Vancouver bar November 11, 2013

    Toronto: An Indo-Canadian woman has alleged that she and her friends faced racist slurs at a bar in the city of Vancouver in Western Canada. Jas Dhillon and her friends- all Indo-Canadians- were celebrating her 26th birthday on October 19 at a bar in Gastown area when its manager...
  • Snapshot: When Kajol and Ajay Devgn met Prince Charles November 11, 2013

    Kajol and Ajay Devgn had a brush with royalty as they were invited to dine with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in Mumbai. The occasion was a dinner to support the work of British Asian Trust and other prominent guests included Mukesh Ambani and...