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Death in the long grass: Myanmar’s snake bite menace

Swaying with the hypnotic rhythm of the king cobra rearing up in front of him, Myanmar snake charmer Sein Tin feels protected from the venomous kiss of his dancing partner by an intricate array of “ma



From Bronx to Brazil: J.Lo to sing at FIFA World Cup

NEW YORK: Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all.



Ranveer, Arjun: Friends turned foes?

MUMBAI: Contrary to the act of bromance on their episode of Koffee With Karan, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are actually not friends in real life.



Kunis, Kutcher to marry after baby

LOS ANGELES: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are reportedly planning to tie the knot once their child is born.




JK Rowling donates £1m to fight Scottish independence

LONDON: JK Rowling, Britain’s best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on W



Bolivian man said to be 123 years old dies

LA PAZ, Bolivia: An indigenous man in Bolivia whose reported age would have made him the oldest person ever known, died on Monday night in his village near Lake Titicaca, his only living son said.




Jolie launches fight against wartime rape

LONDON: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday launched a four-day summit on ending rape in war, calling for an end to the “culture of impunity” and more



Dilip Kumar’s book launch a star-studded event

MUMBAI: Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan launched legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s autobiography at a five-star hotel on Monday.

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