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A visitor poses with a wax figure of Karl Marx at Madame Tussauds in Prater of Vienna, capital of Austria, April 1, 2011. The Madame Tussauds Vienna, which is the eleventh branch in the world, opened to the public with more than 60 wax figures on Friday The Vienna branch of Madame Tussauds opened..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Just when the entire film industry is going gaga about Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar co-star Nargis Fakhri, it has emerged that the half-Pakistani, half-Czechoslovakian swimwear model was dumped twice by Tyra Banks from a reality show. Nargis has participated in America’s Next Top Mode l 2 and 3 in the past. The swimwear model created quite..
Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79, her publicist confirmed in a statement today. The star passed away from congestive heart failure in hospital last night having suffered from the condition since November 2004. She was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles ‘for monitoring’ last month. Her publicist..
The Digital Economy Act was designed to stop people illegally downloading copyrighted material such as music from the likes of Lady Gaga The already-delayed Digital Economy Act (DEA) will be challenged by BT and TalkTalk on Wednesday in a judicial review. The two companies aim to block a new copyright enforcement regime that could..
A unique print showing nine pictures of a topless Marilyn Monroe is set to go under the hammer. The photos from her final ever shoot, just six weeks before she died, shows the star playing with a see-through scarf and pouts and poses like the model professional that she was. Photographer Ber t Stern’s three-day..
Two Libyan rebels drive a battered car yesterday – in a scene that appears to have come straight from the hit film ‘Mad Max’. One of the fighters held a powerful grenade launcher, looking just like tough man peace fighter ‘Mad’ Man Rockatansky in the 1979 film. Stars of the revolution: These two Libyan..
Nightmare: Childhood terrors inspire Mortensen’s intricate illustrations Artist John Kenn Mortensen ditched the idea of using chapel ceilings or a simple piece of stretched canvas and instead let his imagination run riot on the humble sticky stationery note. While most of us would use them to jot down a reminder, John Kenn Mortensen turns..
Alice Cooper came into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a friend — a boa constrictor. Neil Diamond performs with the Boston Pops The theatrical rock band with a lead singer who takes the same name was inducted Monday into the Hall of Fame. Her class includes New Orleans piano maestro Dr...
A 10-day comedy festival in Michigan has opened with what looks like a record rubber chicken toss. A rubber chicken toss at a comedy festival in Michigan is thought to have broken a world record The start of the 10th annual Gilda’s LaughFest saw organisers try to break the Guiness World Record for the..
In its Gilded Age heyday, it was the scene of lavish parties attended by the likes of Winston Churchill, the Marx Brothers and F.Scott Fitzgerald. But now Lands End, the grand colonial mansion said to be the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan’s house in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is set to be torn down..
His current high profile in the public consciousness is as the speech-afflicted central character in the film of the year. But George VI captured a new chapter in history yesterday – as the merciful monarch who spared a German Jewish refugee from the gallows in wartime Britain. As Germany, like the rest of the world,..
An epic French documentary about the Holocaust, dubbed into Farsi, is to be broadcast on a satellite channel in Iran as part of a campaign to promote understanding between Jews and Muslims and to fight Holocaust denial. Monday, May 14, 2001 file photo of French director Claude Lanzmann during a photocall Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s..