Powerful people shrug off rebuffs, bond well
2013-01-20 16:46
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) People in positions of authority are quick to shrug off snubs ...

Marchers could have overthrown democracy: Qadri
2013-01-20 16:24
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian Tahirul Qadri has revealed long marchers in Islamabad were so enthusiastic that they could have occupied the Parliament House on his orders....

De Villiers receives two-match ban
2013-01-20 16:20
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been suspended for two ...

Imran wants neutral caretaker PM, warns of 'tsunami march'
2013-01-20 15:46
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has threatened to launch a "tsunami march" if ...

Melt ponds hasten Arctic sea ice melt
2013-01-20 15:32
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) The Arctic sea ice has not only declined over the past decade but has also become distinctly thinner and younger, according to researchers....

Sharapova sails into Australian Open quarters
2013-01-20 15:28
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS/R -Sport) Second seed Maria Sharapova delivered a crushing victory over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens Sunday to reach the women's singles quarterfinals of the Australian Open....

Drew Barrymore baby-proofs home
2013-01-20 15:14
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore, who gave birth to her first child ...

Barcelona's unbeaten run end with loss to Real Sociedad
2013-01-20 15:12
Barcelona, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona surrendered a 2-0 lead against Real Sociedad to crash to their first defeat of the Spanish La Liga football season....

Lawsuit against Justin Bieber dropped
2013-01-20 15:00
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) A lawsuit filed by Stacey Betts against singer Justin Bieber has been dropped....

Tipsarevic's retirement sends Almagro into quarters
2013-01-20 15:00
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Tenth seed Nicolas Almagro will meet fellow Spaniard David Ferrrer in ...

Six dead in Lahore building blaze
2013-01-20 14:54
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) At least six people, including a child, were burnt to death ...

Kim furious with prankster
2013-01-20 14:38
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Somebody played a trick on Kim Kardashian's family by calling up police and claiming a shooter was in their house and that they heard a gun being fired....

Eight killed in Russian building blaze
2013-01-20 14:18
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS Eight people died when a fire broke out in a government building early Sunday near the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said ....

Four dead in Russian coal mine accident
2013-01-20 13:50
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four miners died early Sunday due to smoke inhalation at a coal mine in Siberia's Kemerovo region, authorities said....

Housewives less inclined to pursue career?
2013-01-20 13:46
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Housewives are less inclined to pursue a career or promotional prospects outside of family concerns, says a new research....

Girls Aloud calling it quits
2013-01-20 13:44
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Girls Aloud members have decided to call it quits and their sold-out arena tour will be their last gig. They have pocketed a million pounds of pay-off in the process....

Botox beats steroids in easing painful heels
2013-01-20 13:36
Mexico City, Jan 20 (IANS) Botox could beat steroids in helping faster recovery from plantar fasciitis, the most frequent cause of chronic heel pain, says a new Mexican study....

Bolshoi director 'stable' after acid attack
2013-01-20 13:22
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin who suffered an acid ...

Why wolves remain untamed, unlike dogs
2013-01-20 13:20
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Biologists have long been puzzled by wolves untamed nature, while dogs can gladly become "man's best friend," even though the two share similar genes....

Family time for Naomi Watts
2013-01-20 13:20
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts, who is filming for her movie "Queen of ...

Sense of power drives harsh punishments
2013-01-20 13:10
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A subordinate's seemingly minor breach of rules tends to invite the ...

Katie Price new hubby in porn star's sex tape!
2013-01-20 12:36
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Katie Prices new husband Kieran Hayler has reportedly appeared with porn star Paige Turnah in a sex tape....

Six die in Lahore building blaze
2013-01-20 12:36
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) At least six people were burnt to death when a fire broke out at a building in Pakistan's Lahore city, Geo News reported....

US reality TV: 'Hyper-sexual, perpetuates stereotypes'
2013-01-20 12:32
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) From a saucy six-year-old pageant queen Honey Boo Boo to ...

Khloe Kardashian happy to be heavier
2013-01-20 11:12
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has accepted her curves and has no desire to be super skinny anymore, but believes that people will always criticise her figure....

Fiancee comes first for Tom Hardy
2013-01-20 08:52
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy says he is head over heals in love with his fiancee, actress Charlotte Riley, and can't stay away from her for long....

Holmes hires dating coach
2013-01-20 08:40
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes, who recently split from husband Tom Cruise, has hired a dating coach....

Rihanna to launch new fashion line
2013-01-20 08:16
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Singer Rihanna will showcase her new clothing collection at the London Fashion Week (LFW)....

Holmes to endorse organic haircare brand
2013-01-20 00:09
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is a big fan of an organic haircare brand and has now signed up as its face....

Stone denies being drunk during Oscars
2013-01-20 00:09
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone has denied she was drunk while on stage to present an Academy Award in 2012....

Heard dumps Depp
2013-01-20 00:09
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Johnny Depp has reportedly been dumped by actress Amber Heard....

Chastain shocked over Bigelow's Oscar snub
2013-01-20 00:06
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says she was shocked to learn that ...

Congress connects to young India, Rahul Gandhi is party's face for 2014 (Intro Roundup)
2013-01-20 00:00
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) In a clear message of the party's generational shift with 70 ...

Australian Open: Bhupathi and Paes win, mixed day for Bopanna (Intro India roundup)
2013-01-19 21:10
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor won their ...

Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum is dead
2013-01-19 20:48
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Renowned Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum died Saturday after a long illness. She was 55, state-run Radio Pakistan reported....

<font color='red'>BREAKING NEWS: Rahul Gandhi appointed Congress vice president</font>
2013-01-19 20:28
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Majority of UAE residents eco-friendly
2013-01-19 20:16
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 (IANS/WAM) A majority of people in the UAE - 82 percent - make the same "eco-friendly decision" to turn off their air conditioning when leaving home, a poll has found....

QE2 to be relaunched as floating hotel
2013-01-19 20:16
Dubai, Jan 19 (IANS/WAM) Luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, popularly known as QE2, will be renovated and converted into a floating hotel in Dubai....

11 hostage-takers killed in Algeria
2013-01-19 19:50
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Eleven hostage-takers were killed as Algerian troops launched a final raid Saturday on a gas plant where foreign workers were being held captive, BBC reported Saturday....

500 flights cancelled in London in two days
2013-01-19 19:36
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Around 500 flights have been cancelled in two days in London's famous Heathrow airport due to heavy snow, a media report said Saturday....

Tom Hiddleston voted sexiest man alive
2013-01-19 19:36
London, Jan 19 (IANS) British actor Tom Hiddleston has been named the sexiest actor alive in a new survey....

31 hostages killed in Algeria rescue operation
2013-01-19 19:24
Algiers, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 31 workers, including 19 foreign nationals, who were ...

Briton jailed in Bulgaria for sexually abusing boys
2013-01-19 18:54
London, Jan 19 (IANS) A 63-year-old Briton has been jaield by a Bulgarian court for paying a poor family 60,000 pounds to sexually abuse their 11-year-old sons....

Australian Open: Bhupathi and Paes win, Bopanna loses (India roundup)
2013-01-19 18:32
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor won their ...

I have no use for money: Bill Gates
2013-01-19 18:12
London, Jan 19 (IANS) William Henry 'Bill' Gates with an estimated wealth of $65 billion ...

'Lakshmi' strictly for Shivakumar's fans (Kannada Movie Review)
2013-01-19 18:04
Film: "Lakshmi"; Cast: Shivaraj Kumar, Priyamani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rangayana Raghu,Saloni, Avinash, Gurudatt and Guru Prasad; ...

Auspicious wedding dates turn sour for Chinese
2013-01-19 17:58
Shanghai, Jan 19 (IANS) Auspicious dates for weddings in China have turned sour for many couples who vowed "until death do us part" as they filed for divorce just days later....

Russian demands drug injection in hostage standoff
2013-01-19 17:48
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police arrested a man in Siberia after he stormed a hospital, took hostages and demanded a lethal injection of drugs, the interior ministry said Saturday....

12 Chinese held in Malaysia telecom fraud
2013-01-19 17:42
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Police in Malaysia have smashed a telecom fraud syndicate and arrested 12 Chinese suspects in a crackdown on cross-border cyber crime....

US Air Force Space Command to hire 1,000 cyber personnel
2013-01-19 17:42
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US Air Force Space Command will add 1,000 new people in its team of cyber professionals for the 2014 fiscal year, the American Forces Press Service reported....

In Shanghai, call taxis through phone app
2013-01-19 17:42
Shanghai, Jan 19 (IANS) Taxis can now be called in China's business capital by just uploading the passenger's location on a smartphone app....

Malaysian Open: Saina falters in the semis
2013-01-19 17:26
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal of India was dumped out ...

Australian Open: Federer notches straight-setS win over Tomic
2013-01-19 17:18
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Roger Federer crushed young Australian Bernard Tomic 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open here Saturday....

Australian Open: Murray overcomes Berankis to reach last 16
2013-01-19 17:02
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Andy Murray extended his Grand Slam winning streak to 10 matches ...

Pakistani kills woman, self after she rejects proposal
2013-01-19 17:00
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A 21-year-old man in Pakistan's port city of Karachi killed himself after shooting his cousin dead after the woman turned down his marriage proposal, police said....

Four oaths for a two-term president
2013-01-19 16:54
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) President Barack Obama is set to have a one up - ...

Pakistani-American artist awarded US Medal of Arts
2013-01-19 16:22
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander has been honoured with the US State ...

Top US officials to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives
2013-01-19 16:14
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Three top US officials will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives next week amidst concerns of a breakdown in democracy in both countries, the US embassy here said Saturday....

Over 1,000 Chinese held for trading personal data
2013-01-19 16:14
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 1,152 people have been arrested in China for ...

Pakistani province offers free heart check-up
2013-01-19 16:12
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has allocated Rs.60 ...

Dead Pakistani officer's body bore torture marks
2013-01-19 16:12
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The body of Pakistani investigation officer Kamran Faisal, who was probing ...

Prince to be honoured at Billboard Music Awards
2013-01-19 15:28
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) American singer Prince will be honoured with an Icon Award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards....

Australian Open: Serena Williams in last 16
2013-01-19 15:20
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Serena Williams reached the fourth round at the Australian Open here Saturday after thrashing Japanese Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-3 at the Melbourne Park....

'The Last Stand' limp, predictable (IANS Movie Review)
2013-01-19 15:10
Film: "The Last Stand"; Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, ...

'Les Miserables' cast to perform at Oscars
2013-01-19 15:04
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) "Les Miserables" cast members are likely to perform at the Oscar awards ceremony Feb 24....

Barca coach backs Valdes' decision to leave club
2013-01-19 15:04
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova said he respected the decision taken by the club's first choice goalkeeper, Victor Valdes to not renew his contract beyond the end of 2014....

Gomez ignores love life rumours
2013-01-19 15:04
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez says she doesn't pay attention to any speculation about her love life....

Schalke edges past Hannover in German Bundesliga
2013-01-19 15:04
Berlin, Jan 19 (IANS) The German Bundesliga football action resumed in thrilling match as Schalke beat Hannover in a 5-4 goal fest here....

Pakistani accused of 100 murders walks free
2013-01-19 14:34
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A Pakistani man accused of more than 100 counts of manslaughter ...

Armstrong wants to 'compete again'
2013-01-19 14:34
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong said in an interview to Oprah Winfrey that he wants to "compete again"....

Dead Pakistani officer wanted to be excused in PM case
2013-01-19 14:34
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A Pakistani investigation officer who was found hanging from a ceiling ...

Uruguay begins 10-day football ban
2013-01-19 14:12
Montevideo, Jan 19 (IANS) Uruguayan authorities enforced a 10-day nationwide football ban in a bid to stamp out violence on and off the field....

US disappointed at Iran's non-cooperation on n-programme
2013-01-19 14:02
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US has said it was "deeply disappointed" at Iran's failure to accommodate the UN nuclear watchdog over its controversial nuclear programme....

Sports fixtures in UK postponed due to bad weather
2013-01-19 13:58
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Snow and freezing conditions have led to the postponement of this weekend's sporting schedule with football and racing fixtures....

Sochi to restore all roads by autumn
2013-01-19 13:56
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS) Sochi, the Russian city which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, ...

Hudson wants another child
2013-01-19 13:42
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Hudson wants another baby, especially as her three-year-old son David Jr. keeps asking for a sister....

I want to play under Guardiola: Neymar
2013-01-19 13:42
Sao Paulo, Jan 19 (IANS) Brazilian football star Neymar expressed his desire to one day play under recently appointed Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola....

Militants blow up girls' school in Peshawar
2013-01-19 13:42
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Unidentified militants Saturday blew up a girls' primary school in Pakistan's Peshawar city, Geo News reported....

One US hostage killed in Algeria
2013-01-19 13:42
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) One American worker was killed at a natural gas complex in Algeria where Al Qaeda-linked militants held more than 130 foreign workers hostage, the US State Department said....

'Broken City': A not-so-perfect tale
2013-01-19 13:12
Film: "Broken City"; Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Natalie Martinez, Jeffrey Wright and Alona Tal; Directed By: Allen Hughes; Rating: **...

Indian Americans having a ball for Obama inauguration
2013-01-19 13:08
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) President Barack Obama may not be there, but Indian-Americans are nevertheless ...

Baby boy for Simpson?
2013-01-19 12:58
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson is said to be expecting a baby boy....

US lawmakers plead with Putin, Obama on pending adoptions
2013-01-19 12:56
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 70 US lawmakers have appealed to Russian President ...

'Les Miserables' - heart-wrenching epic saga
2013-01-19 12:54
Film: "Les Miserables"; Cast: Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Colm Wilkinson, Eddie Redmayne, Helena ...

82,000 bathe in icy water on Epiphany in Moscow
2013-01-19 12:46
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 82,000 Moscow residents bathed in icy cold water ...

No more 'naked' images of US travellers
2013-01-19 12:38
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A technology that will soon depart from airports in America -- body scanners that let security staff view almost "naked" images of passengers....

Croatia recognises Syrian opposition coalition
2013-01-19 12:32
Belgrade, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Croatia has recognised the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and ...

Mexican inmates kept crocodile as prison pet
2013-01-19 12:30
Mexico City, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A routine inspection of a prison in Mexico led to an unexpected discovery of a crocodile in one of the prison cells, police said....

Both Bush to miss Obama inauguration
2013-01-19 12:20
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former US president George W. Bush will skip Barack Obama's inauguration Monday citing health problems of his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush....

Indian-American lottery winner's body exhumed
2013-01-19 11:52
Chicago, Jan 19 (IANS) US authorities have exhumed the body of an Indian-American million dollar ...

Australian Open: Bhupathi wins in doubles but Bopanna loses
2013-01-19 10:32
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) It was a mixed morning for the Indians in the men's ...

Mali fighting: Refugee count could rise to 700,000
2013-01-19 10:22
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) Predicting a worsening of West Africa's refugee situation, a UN agency says up to 700,000 people are expected to be uprooted by the ongoing turmoil in Mali....

Congress needs to overcome trust deficit (Comment)
2013-01-19 10:00
Before the Congress's Jaipur 'Chintan Shivir' brainstorming camp, there was the Surajkund 'Samvak Baithak' dialogue ...

Bison dies in Russia of caffeine overdose
2013-01-19 09:18
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A European bison died in a wildlife reserve near Moscow after an overdose of caffeine and amphetamine, according to a forensic study....

Russian scientists seek funds for glacier projects
2013-01-19 09:14
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian scientists need more funding for the study of glaciers, especially in the Caucasus and Siberia, a top researcher said....

Russian media to face fines for coarse language
2013-01-19 09:00
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a bill imposing fines for coarse language in the media....

Bopanna and Ram shocked by unseeded Italian pair
2013-01-19 08:30
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his American partner Rajeev Ram were surprisingly ...

Brooke Mueller's probation terminated
2013-01-19 08:26
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Reality TV star Brooke Mueller's probation for cocaine possession has been terminated after just seven months....

Halliwell dating Russian millionaire?
2013-01-19 08:26
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell is reportedly dating Russian millionaire Anton Kaszubowski....

Love Hewitt to go nude for TV show?
2013-01-19 08:26
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is likely to go nude in the new season of her hit TV drama "The Client List"....