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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68

LONDON: British author Sue Townsend, whose books about awkward teenage diarist Adrian Mole sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, has died at the age of 68, her publishers said Friday.

Indian cinema turns political in voting season

MUMBAI: Better known for its romantic escapism, Bollywood is releasing a series of political satires during India’s election season that poke fun at corrupt lawmakers and religious tensions.<

Nirvana, Kiss induced to Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK: Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of

Romanians still practice ancient tradition of healing with bees

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds — the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to ke

New-look Paris Zoo rethinks ‘humanimal’ relationship

Paris Zoo reopens its gates on Saturday after a six-year revamp to shed its image as a traditional city zoo and change how humans see wild animals.

Fasting Germans say less is more

What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europe’s top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them.

Costner plays for sporting chance in ‘Draft Day’

LOS ANGELES: A resurgent Kevin Costner makes another play for big-screen success in his latest movie “Draft Day,” returning to the sports genre he has scored big hits with in the past.

Arabs in London to witness ‘biggest entertainment show’

An exclusive Las Vegas style two-hour plus entertainment show, claimed to be the biggest aimed at Arab visitors to London this summer will be held between Aug. 12-14, 2014.

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