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WASHINGTON: The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward — an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of...
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Transport intersects with art in Naples metro stations

Commuting has never been so arty — taking the metro in Naples is an increasingly cultural experience with its ever-expanding network of “art stations” created by international des



Dylan’s electric guitar sells for nearly $1m

NEW YORK: Like Elvis’ no-hips-allowed appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” or the Beatles’ arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob



US rapper Jay Z leads Grammy nominees

LOS ANGELES: Rapper Jay Z led all artists with nine Grammy nominations on Friday, but newcomers Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis edged out industry heavyweights for nods in the t



British jazz legend Stan Tracey dies

LONDON: British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.&




Post-revolt Egypt’s TV soaps tackle real life

Shady political types, police abuses, corruption at the heart of the state: “New” topics tackled in Egypt’s popular soap operas are far removed from traditional family sagas and classic comedies



New ‘X-Men’ movie coming in 2016

LOS ANGELES: The “X-Men” franchise will get another boost in 2016 with the release of “X-Men: Apocalypse.”



‘Fast & Furious 7’ production stopped

NEW YORK: Universal Pictures has shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7” indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.



Vast undersea freshwater reserves discovered

SYDNEY: Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dw



Australian royal prank DJ resigns

SYDNEY: An Australian DJ whose royal prank call to a London hospital resulted in the suicide of a nurse has settled her workplace lawsuit with the network and resigned.

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