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Rats on a plane force Air India to ground jet

NEW DELHI: Air India has been forced to ground one of its planes after crew spotted rats scurrying around the cabin, The Times of India reported.



Rosetta space probe catches up with comet

DARMSTADT, Germany: After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers, Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet



American band drops Israel concerts amid Gaza violence

WASHINGTON: Thrash metal band Megadeth and hip hip star CeeLo Green joined a growing list of entertainers whose scheduled concerts in Israel have been canceled amid the Gaza violence.



Mom who did 200 kph with kids in car sent to jail

PORTLAND, Maine: A Maine mother busted for driving 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) with her two children in the car in April has been sentenced to six months in jail, and police say she’s




Sandra Bullock tops list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning movie star Sandra Bullock was the best paid actress in Hollywood over the past year, Forbes magazine reported on Monday, putting her estimated earnings at some $51 million.<



Hollywood movies ‘lack diversity’

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood has not meaningfully increased the number of minority characters on the big screen and Hispanics were the most underrepresented in films, a study released on Monday said.



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