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  • South Korea: 2 dead, 295 missing as ferry sinks 16-04-2014 12:46 PM

    The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. Officials say at least two died and seven were injured. A government official earlier said that more than 100 people...
  • Did bulimia kill Peaches Geldof? 09-04-2014 06:21 PM

    London: Model and TV presenter Peaches Geldof may have had an eating disorder when she died, said doctor Chris Steele. Geldof was found dead at her Kent residence on Monday. Steele said bulimia-related vomiting can create toxic levels of potassium in the body that can cause severe heart irregularities or...
  • Comedian John Pinette found dead in Pittsburg hotel room at age 50 07-04-2014 09:37 AM

    Reuters: John Pinette, a stand-up comedian who guest-starred as the victim of a carjacking in the final episode of the comedy show Seinfeld, has died at age 50, an official said on Sunday. Pinette was found dead inside a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hotel room on Saturday, an official with the Allegheny...
  • Actor Mickey Rooney, America's boy next door, dies at 93 07-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Reuters: Actor Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies, died on Sunday at 93, the TMZ celebrity website reported. Rooney, who was one of the biggest box office stars of the movies' studio era, had...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • British actress Kate O'Mara, star of US TV soap 'Dynasty', passes away at 74 31-03-2014 10:15 AM

    Reuters: British actress Kate O'Mara, best remembered in the United States for her role in long-running 1980s TV soap "Dynasty", died in England on Sunday aged 74, Phil Belfield, her agent, said. O'Mara, who passed away after a short illness at a nursing home in the English county of Sussex,...
  • 3 seasons of 'The Walking Dead' has made Lauren Cohan more subdued 27-03-2014 03:11 PM

    New York: Spending your days killing zombies apparently takes its toll. Actress Lauren Cohan said being on AMC's 'The Walking Dead' for three seasons has had an effect on her. "My temperament has changed since I've been on the show because of being immersed in this dark material all the...
  • It's hard to believe that now when I dial her number she won't be there to answer: Asha Parekh on Nanda 27-03-2014 12:45 PM

    Mumbai: For veteran actress Asha Parekh, it's hard to believe that her friend and confidante Nanda is no more. She says she had spoken to the late actress just the night before she passed away, and finds it "frightening" that she didn't even get a chance to bid her goodbye....
  • Nanda was an iconic actress and a very good human being: Sunny Deol 26-03-2014 11:48 AM

    Mumbai: Expressing grief over yesteryear actress Nanda's death, veteran actors Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra today described her as a very "down to earth person" and a "woman with no tantrums". Kumar, who had shared screen space with Nanda in films like 'Gumnaam', 'Shor' and 'Bedaag', says he is shocked...
  • 2 more bodies recovered from Washington Mudslide 26-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Rescuers slogging through muck and rain on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a massive mudslide instead recovered two bodies and believe they have located another eight, Washington state officials said. The official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once the other...
  • Legendary actress Nanda passes away at 75, last rites performed in Mumbai 25-03-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran actress Nanda, who was known for films such as 'Hum Dono', 'Ittefaq,' and many others, passed away at her Versova residence in Mumbai on Tuesday morning following a heart attack. Her last rites were performed in Mumbai on Tuesday. Nanda worked as a child artiste after her...
  • Corpses of suspected lovers found in well 20-03-2014 08:44 PM

    Corpses of a boy and a girl, suspected to be lovers, were pulled out from a well at Baroli village in Dholpur district, on Thursday, police said. The bodies were discovered by a group of women who came to fetch water from the well.The deceased have been identified as Puja...
  • Khushwant Singh, the man with many avatars 20-03-2014 05:46 PM

    Admittedly, there isn't any Indian over the age of ten who doesn't know Khushwant Singh; know him in one of his various avatars: the Sardar in the lightbulb, the writer behind the slim seminal defining work on Partition, the editor behind Illustrated Weekly, the columnist whose trenchant wit was evident...
  • Khushwant Singh: A writer who had no regrets and intellectual pretentions 20-03-2014 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Khushwant Singh died at 99. He missed a rare century by just one year. As film actress and model Gul Panag tweeted 'what a man, what a life', he was a totally different type of writer and journalist. Unlike his peers, he had no intellectual pretentions. He was...
  • Actor Ranjeet's driver of 30 years found dead in his swimming pool 19-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood's veteran villain Ranjeet Wednesday said that his driver's dead body was found in his swimming pool here. However, whether it was an accident or a case of suicide is yet to be ascertained, said the actor. The body of Nagraj Gowda was found Tuesday night. "My wife went...
  • L'Wren Scott designed celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Nicole Kidman 18-03-2014 10:20 AM

    New York: L'Wren Scott's designs were worn by celebrities ranging from Nicole Kidman to Naomi Campbell. She was known for designs that were beautiful, close-fitting and stylish, sometimes prim without baring a lot of skin, in luxurious fabrics like velvet and satin. Madonna, Amy Adams, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Penelope...
  • Juhi Chawla's brother Bobby passes away 09-03-2014 01:43 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Juhi Chawla's brother Bobby Chawla, who was in coma since 2010 at the Jaslok Hospital, died Sunday morning. "He passed away today morning," said a source from the hospital. Bobby, whose condition was serious for a long time, died at 7 a.m. He was in coma since April...
  • Pakistani actress Sana Khan dies in a car accident 08-03-2014 11:58 AM

    Pakistani actress Sana Khan died in a car accident near Looni Kot on super highway 30 kilometres from Hyderabad. The actress was on her way to Karachi with her husband Babar Khan. According to Dawn.com, the car driven by Babar went out of control near Looni Kot and overturned as...
  • Dead US man begins breathing in embalming room 04-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Dead man walking! In a "miracle", a 78-year-old man in the US who was declared dead at his home woke up in a body bag just before being embalmed. Walter Williams, from Holmes County, Mississippi, was declared dead and Coroner Dexter Howard was called over at his home. Howard received...
  • 5 Indians among 11 foreigners killed in blast in Qatar 02-03-2014 07:08 PM

    Five Indians were among 11 expatriates killed in a deadly blast at a Turkish restaurant in Qatar's capital. The blast tore through the Turkish restaurant, which isattached to a mall in Doha and next to a petrol station on Thursday, killing 11 people, five of them Indians. Qatar government has...
  • Body of a newborn baby found in Mohnish Bahl's farmhouse 23-02-2014 02:04 PM

    Mumbai: Police are investigating how the body of a newborn girl came to be found in Bollywood and TV actor Mohnish Bahl's swimming pool. The discovery was made at Mohnish's farm house in Kharegaon area here by a security guard. A police official said the body was highly decomposed. Doctors...
  • Maria von Trapp, of 'Sound of Music' fame, dead at 99 23-02-2014 09:26 AM

    Stowe: Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for 'The Sound of Music', has died. She was 99. Von Trapp died at her home in Vermont on Tuesday, according to her brother Johannes von Trapp....
  • 100 people dead during protest in Ukraine 21-02-2014 09:10 AM

    Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. ...
  • Thailand: 3 killed, 59 injured as Police clashes with anti-government protesters 18-02-2014 03:13 PM

    Three persons, including a policeman, was shot dead and 59 others injured on Tuesday as Thai police raided an opposition rally site to reclaim areas taken over by demonstrators seeking to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Violence erupted as the riot police tried to take back the protest site at...
  • Delhi: 3 members of family shot dead over parking lot dispute 17-02-2014 08:25 AM

    Delhi: Three members of a family were shot dead in the national capital over a long-running parking lot dispute. The incident took place on Saturday night in the Badarpur area of South Delhi. Amit Mishra, 24-year-old, was the first to be shot. After hearing the gunshots, his parents Om Prakash...
  • 'The Waltons' actor Ralph Waite dies at 85 14-02-2014 08:19 AM

    Los Angeles: Ralph Waite, who played the father in TV's hit series 'The Waltons' has died. Waite's manager, Alan Mills, says the actor died on Thursday in the Palm Springs area. He was 85. Waite was best known for his role as the patriarch in the 1970s series 'The Waltons'...
  • Amala Paul and others mourn legendary Balu Mahendra's death 13-02-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The film fraternity mourned the death of legendary filmmaker Balu Mahendra, terming the passing away of "creator's creator" as a "massive loss" for the industry. Mr Balu died on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 74. Members of the film industry such as Siddharth, Amala Paul, A...
  • Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar dies at 91 13-02-2014 07:47 AM

    New York: Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television. But Berle echoed the past. His wildly popular wisecracks and cavorting were repurposed from his burlesque days for the brand-new miracle of TV. Sid Caesar was different. Arriving on...
  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85 11-02-2014 05:06 PM

    California: Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her...