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  • Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg turns weed columnist April 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg has turned weed columnist which she claims has helped her in her glaucoma. The 58-year-old 'View' co-host wrote the column in Denver Post's marijuana-focused website Cannabist.com, reported the Wrap. "The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes,...
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalised April 4, 2014

    Mexico City: Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalised in Mexico City, federal health officials said on Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information. They declined to specify the cause of his illness, saying Garcia Marquez's family had asked for...
  • Shashi Tharoor's Twitter row a personal mess on public platform? January 16, 2014

    A catfight on Twitter between Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar turned into a full blown controversy today. While the Tharoors issued a statement to say 'all is well', the drama could be another turning point in his political career. ...
  • Sri Lanka: Journalist shot at by three people February 16, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan journalist Faraz Shaukatali has been shot at by unidentified gunmen in the national capital, police said on Saturday. Shaukatali, a columnist in The Sunday Leader newspaper, was fired at by three people at his guest house in the Colombo suburb of Mount Lavinia around midnight, they said. He...
  • 'Roebuck was to be detained for alleged assault' November 15, 2011

    Cape Town: Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck was about to be detained over an alleged sexual assault on a Zimbabwean Facebook friend when he committed suicide at his hotel in Cape Town, his colleague Jim Maxwell has said. The English-born 55-year-old commentator was covering the ongoing Test series between South Africa...
  • Columnist booked for making casteist comments January 28, 2011

    Mumbai: A special court on Thursday convicted Anish Trivedi, a columnist under the Prevention of Atrocities Act for making casteist comments in a write-up published in a local tabloid. Anish Trivedi had written on the bad state of affairs at government offices and attributed it to the reservation policy. The special court...
  • Buchwald, legendary columnist, dead June 18, 2007

    Washington: Art Buchwald, who took humorous jabs at Washington politicians in syndicated columns for decades, has died, a close friend said on Thursday. He was 81. Buchwald died late Wednesday, said CNN anchor Kyra Phillips. The unofficial cause of death, she said, was kidney failure. "In the last few weeks, he...