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Head injury turns college dropout a maths genius!

 In an incident which appears be a perfect plot for any reality-based fiction work, an American college dropout after being brutally attacked by a group of street robbers has turned a mathematics genius. It happened after 41-year-old Jason Padgett’s brain was damaged in a brutal attack by muggers. He was left concussed after being ambushed outside a karaoke club and ...

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Warm day for Delhi

It was a sunny morning in the capital Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the average for the season. The met department has forecast a warm day ahead. “The sky will be clear through the day. Maximum and minimum temperature will stay around 38 and 22 degrees Celsius respectively,” said an official from ...

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Russia to raise liquor and cigarette tax

Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax document issued by the finance ministry. Tax on cigarettes will also increase. Excise on anhydrous ethanol will be increased to 600 rubles ($20) per litre, the document said. One litre of anhydrous ethanol is used ...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine: Expert

More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, a scientist has said power really does corrupt as it is as addictive as cocaine. According to the Daily Mail, the feeling of power has been found to have a similar effect on the brain like ...

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House where Kennedy had affair with Monroe now on sale

 A hill-top house in California once owned by Frank Sinatra, where US president John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe allegedly “conducted their illicit affair” is now on sale for a whopping $12 million, the Daily Mail reported on its website. The house — 9361 Farralone Avenue, in Chatsworth — in the outskirts of Los Angleles, was once sub-let by Monroe ...

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Jackson’s surgical mask to be auctioned

A surgical mask worn by Michael Jackson at his last rehearsal is being auctioned and expected to fetch up to $150,000. The silk fabric mask was reportedly worn by the late singer during his last ever run through of his “This Is It” concert before he died of acute Propofol intoxication June, 2009. The mask has already received bids of ...

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Kadarshian dismisses nude pictures scandal

 A representative for Kim Kardashian has dismissed rumours that reality star is embroiled in a nude pictures scandal, insisting the woman in the leaked photos is not the socialite. “It’s not her. You can totally tell. It looks nothing like her,” dailystar.co.uk quoted Kim’s spokesperson as saying. Photos showing a dark-haired woman standing in a kitchen naked and reports suggested ...

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Tent collapse,One dead 100 injured in US

At least one person was killed and over 100 others were injured in a US city after a large tent collapsed in a stormy weather. The incident occurred Saturday in downtown St. Louis, a city in the US state of Missouri. A few hundred people had gathered inside the tent to celebrate the victory of the local baseball team just ...

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3.5 tonnes of marijuana seized in Thiland

Thailand’s biggest-ever haul of marijuana, weighing 3.45 tonnes, has been seized in the country’s Saraburi province, police said. According to police spokesperson, the drugs were packaged in boxes labeled with a British address as destination. A man named — Nipon “Yap” Mopad — has been arrested for possessing the drugs. The man confessed having been paid 100,000 baht ($3,300) for ...

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Lohan, Paris friends again?

All seems to be well between Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. The actress was seen partying with Hilton during a night out. Hilton, who was previously good friends with Lohan until a fall out, had reportedly not met the actress for a long time, reports femalefirst.co.uk However, Lohan celebrated the completion of filming of her small cameo role in musical ...

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Russia: Woman kills hubby with frying pan

A Russian man died after his jealous wife hit him on the head with a frying pan, officials said. The incident took place in Orenburg city in the Urals region in western Russia. “The 50-year old man was hospitalised in intensive care with acute cerebral circulatory problems and died the following day,” police said. The 36-year old woman said she ...

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Sarah Michelle pregnant again?

 Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is reportedly expecting her second child with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. “She and Freddie are thrilled. They’re amazing parents. They still have date nights all the time and have a normal life,”  quoted a source as saying. “They both came of age in Hollywood and love working, but their home life is more important to them,” ...

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Impossible Target 190: Chris Gayle

Destructive Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) batsman Chris Gayle Saturday credited Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen especially Gautam Gambhir for posting an imposing total which eventually turned out to be match wining. “On this wicket 190 was an imposing target. Eden Garden wicket is slow and low and credit goes to their batsmen especially Gambhir for scoring the total they did,” Gayle ...

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Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB

Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir’s stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday. Gambhir led from the front, hitting delectable shots, to pilot the Kolkata Knight Riders to an imposing 190/4. In reply, Bangalore could manage only 143/6, as Chris Gayle’s 58-ball ...

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