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  • Laser co-creator and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes dies at 99 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    Berkeley: Charles H Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionise everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital Tuesday, officials at the University of California, Berkeley, said. "Charlie...
  • Vivienne Westwood pays tribute to the Prince Charles' environmental efforts at Milan Fashion Week January 20, 2015

    Paris: Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood paid tribute to the Prince of Wales at Milan Fashion Week by displaying a collection of notes praising his environmental work. The fashion designer, 73, honoured the 66-year-old royal during her autumn-winter 2015 menswear show, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I want to pay...
  • 'The Imitation Game' review: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are brilliant, outshine the film's script January 16, 2015

    Director: Morten Tyldum Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech There is certainly something intriguing and fascinating about the past, which is precisely why the filmmakers and the actors have always taken interest in biographical films or biopics, as they are...
  • More terror attacks in France, two police officers shot in Paris, explosion at restaurant near a mosque January 8, 2015

    Paris: France continues to battle with terror as two more attacks have been reported from Paris on Thursday. A man wearing a bullet-proof vest fired on policemen leading to serious injuries to two officers. In another incident on Thursday, an explosion was heard from a restaurant next to a mosque...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • Today I have come a full circle: Designer Ritu Beri on completing 25 years in fashion December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ritu Beri, often called India's 'Fashion Queen', has completed 25 years in the fashion industry. The designer says her life has been a 'fairytale' and beyond her dreams and now she is keen to write "inspirational books". The designer, who was among the first Indians to storm the catwalks...
  • Prince William, princess Kate begin 3-day visit in US December 8, 2014

    New York: Britain's Prince William and Princess Kate arrived in New York City on Sunday, the royal couple's first official visit to the US and their first experience with the Big Apple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's black Cadillac Escalade pulled up in front of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan...
  • Will Chris Pratt be joining the cast of 'Magnificent Seven'? December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt is in talks to join the remake of 'Magnificent Seven'. Pratt, 35, would join Denzel Washington in director Antoine Fuqua's movie, Deadline reported. 'Magnificent Seven' tells the tale of an oppressed Mexican peasant village who enlist the help of seven gunfighters to...
  • British crime writer PD James dies at age of 94 November 27, 2014

    British crime writer PD James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday. "We will all miss her," Charles Elliott, her editor at Knopf, said in a statement. "Her books were in a class of their own, consistently entertaining yet as...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • Colombian city to remove Prince Charles's memorial plaque November 6, 2014

    Bogota: The Colombian city of Cartagena will remove a plaque laid by Prince Charles following controversy over his tribute to the English dead in a failed attempt to capture the city in 1741. The plaque unveiled Friday in a colonial fort acknowledged the "valor and suffering" of those who died while...
  • 100-year-old and healthy Michael D Souza drives a car for living in Mangalore October 13, 2014

    Mangalore: Most probably, he is the oldest driver and of course one of the oldest persons in the entire world. Charles Michael D'Souza, who will be competing 100 years on this October 16, still drives a car for a living. D'Souza, who is perfectly healthy gets up at 4 o'clock...
  • Charles Darwin's letter on sex life of barnacles, vintage Apple 1 from 1976 up for auction October 10, 2014

    New York: A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer - one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 - are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the October 22 event...
  • Family sorry for child who accidentally killed gun instructor August 31, 2014

    New York: The grieving family of the Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun has expressed sympathy for the 9yearold. Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head on Monday as he showed the New Jersey girl how to fire...
  • 33yearold slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake sold for $1,375 August 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: A 33yearold slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online on Thursday by Nate D Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles. With the box was a card stating,...
  • Barack Obama's greatuncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's greatuncle, 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 nonHodgkins 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 criticallyacclaimed 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 presale 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 20 loss to Chile. Spain's famed passing game failed against a hightempo, 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 48yearold Indian Catholic priest has been deported from the US after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13yearold 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 20 May 12, 2014

    Celta have recorded a 20 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 secondplaced 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 broadbased 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...