Obama doesn’t text and tweet?

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama doesn’t send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn’t allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don’t ask him for Hillary Clinton’s email address. He won’t give it to you. “I do not physically tweet in general,” More...

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AB de Villiers, a man of many talents

Besides hitting cricket balls out of the parks for fun, South Africa’s sensational batsman AB de Villiers also possesses a great singing talent and had a band of his own too. A batsman of breathtaking impudence, More...

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Blurred Lines duo found liable for plagiarizing Marvin Gaye

LOS ANGELES: Recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found liable on Tuesday for copyright infringement in a lawsuit accusing them of plagiarizing the late soul singer Marvin Gaye in their hit single More...

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Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million ($7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby´s said. The plain octagonal More...

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Florida golfers undeterred by large alligator on putting green

ORLANDO, Fla.: Golfers at a course in Florida on Wednesday were careful to putt around a large alligator, days after the beast was photographed lounging on the edge of the green in an image that went viral on Facebook. A More...

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Spending on arts boosts prosperity: German study

FRANKFURT: Far from sapping public resources, spending on the arts has positive long-term effects on the economy, a new German study found Tuesday. At a time when public funding for the arts is increasingly a target More...

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Gigantic ancient arthropod was really ‘a very peaceful guy’

WASHINGTON: It was big. It was weird. And this monster from the primordial seas was also a trend-setter. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery in southeastern Morocco of beautifully preserved fossils of More...

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Groom flunks math test, goes brideless

KANPUR: A groom had to return home without his bride from a marriage hall in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district after he failed to solve a simple mathematical problem. The bride-to-be got suspicious of More...

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Researchers map out where attention lives in the brain

Difficulty focusing, for many of us, is a daily reality of modern life. How many times do you open your email and get sidetracked from a more important task at work, or find yourself starting to zone out while a More...

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Modern-day knights do battle in bone-crunching combat

BERLIN: The sound of swords crashing on to steel armour resonates around the municipal sports hall as two teams of heavily-armoured knights commence a ferocious battle. One combatant launches himself into another, More...