Indian ‘spy’ Cremated

Indian ‘spy’ Cremated. Sarabjit Singh, the Indian convicted of spying in Pakistan and killed in a Pakistani jail last week, has been cremated in India among mass outrage. Senior Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi and more than a few government ministers from the state of Punjab were among the large crowd attending the state funeral in Singh’s home village. Singh, …

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Venezuela MPs Punch-up

Venezuela MPs Punch-up. Fistfights have broken out in Venezuela’s parliament over the fresh disputed presidential election. Numerous legislators were left bloodied and bruised, with both opposition and pro-government lawmakers condemning each other of starting the fight. A measure was earlier passed denying MPs the right to speak in anticipation of they recognized Nicolas Maduro as president. Official results show he …

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Kinky Boots and Matilda Tony Awards

Kinky Boots and Matilda Tony Awards. Musical adaptations of 2005 British film Kinky Boots and Roald Dahl’s children’s book Matilda lead the nominations at the 2013 Tony awards. Kinky Boots, about a shoe factory that finds new opening making fetish footwear, has received 13 nods, including one for Cyndi Lauper’s original score. Tim Minchin is also nominated, for his Matilda …

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Twitter Warns News Organizations

Twitter Warns News Organizations. News organizations including the BBC have been warned by Twitter to make tighter security in the wake of more than a few high-profile hacks. The Guardian became the newest publication to be hit by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. A previous attack on the Associated Press caused stocks to dip. Security experts have …

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Woman Charged Over Poisoned Juice

Woman Charged Over Poisoned Juice. A California woman who police say planted two bottles of stained orange juice at a San Jose Starbucks has been charged with attempted murder, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, is accused of adding roughness alcohol to the contents of the bottles and then placing them into a refrigerated exhibit case, Police Sgt. …

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Doctor Punished for Doping

Doctor Punished for Doping. Eufemiano Fuentes, the man alleged to have masterminded one of the world’s largest sports doping operations, was found guilty of endangering public health by a court in Madrid Tuesday. Fuentes was handed a $5,800 fine by Judge Julian Patricia Santamaria and banned from practicing sports medicine for four years on top of a one-year suspended jail …

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Jessica Chastain in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Jessica Chastain in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’. Niki Caro is on board to direct the project, which Panorama is predictable to sell at Cannes. Jessica Chastain is attached to star in The Zookeeper’s Wife, the version of the novel by Diane Ackerman. Niki Caro has come on board to direct the World War II story, which Panorama is financing and producing. The project is …

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Tokyo Governor in Apology

Tokyo Governor in Apology. The governor of Tokyo has apologized for comments he made about opponent Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Naoki Inose, who is chairman of Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee, made the comments in an interview in New York. He appeared to criticize facilities in Istanbul and said that Islamic countries were “fighting with each other”. Mr …

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NBA Player Jason Collins Gay

NBA Player Jason Collins Gay. US basketball player Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first lively male athlete in a major American professional team sport to do so. He declared his sexuality in an article for Sports Illustrated, announcing: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” President Barack Obama, NBA star Kobe Bryant and sportswear …

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Skype for Outlook.com

Skype for Outlook.com. Microsoft has built in Skype to its Outlook.com webmail service. The move let users to make audio and video calls and send Skype instant messages via the website once they download a browser plug-in. UK-based customers are the first to be offered a “preview” version of the technology. Germany and the US will follow “in the coming …

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Mother Forces daughter to Inseminate

Mother Forces daughter to Inseminate. A woman frantic to have a fourth child forced her adopted teenage daughter to unnaturally inseminate herself with semen purchased over the Internet so she could have the baby. The woman devised the plan after her efforts to adopt another daughter were let down. In addition to the victim, the woman also has two other …

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Emraan Hashmi Choreographer

Emraan Hashmi Choreographer. Actor Emraan Hashmi, who shot a music video with Altaf Raja, came up with original steps for himself and the singer during the shoot. Titled “Jholuraam”, the song explains Emraan’s character in the film and it was shot in Mumbai over the weekend. A source close to the team told IANS that Emraan came up with quirky steps …

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Dharmendra does Punjabi Rap

Dharmendra does Punjabi Rap. Dharmendra seems to be getting younger with age. The 77-year-old has done a Punjabi rap for the title track of his imminent film “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″. He has also sported a rockstar-look for it. A sight of this song has already been incorporated in the movie’s theatrical trailer, which was unveiled in March. Sharib Sabri, who …

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Salman Khan in Bombay Talkies

Salman Khan in Bombay Talkies. It is a known truth that Salman Khan won’t be seen in Bombay Talkies. Though his generation likeShahrukh Khan , Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan are all present, Salman Khan won’t be a part of the movie. While nobody has long-established the reason for his absence, there have been certain speculations and rumours doing the rounds. However, the …

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Four Britons Jailed in Dubai

Four Britons Jailed in Dubai. Three British men have been found culpable of drug offences in Dubai and jailed for four years each. Londoners Suneet Jeerh, Grant Cameron and Karl Williams, who left without the charges, will be deported afterwards. The three men, who were charged with possessing, taking and aiming to hand out illegal drugs, were arrested on holiday …

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