Life

Myanmar’s ‘smiling’ Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction

SIN KYUN (Myanmar), Jan 17 ― Tears fill Maung Lay’s eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his childhood, the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and... Read more

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Tom Hardy zips lips over James Bond rumours

LONDON, Jan 17 — It’s the ‘Who will play James Bond?’ speculation game round 385. In a case of denial means admission, dark horse candidate Tom Hardy begged off answering a question about...

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For Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, his first piece of printing reappears

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 17 — Before he was the familiar bald and bespectacled founding father, Benjamin Franklin was a 17-year-old neophyte printer with burning ambition and something of a punk-rock...

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Showbiz

See Cate Blanchett star as 13 different people in ‘Manifesto’ (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 — Watch Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett take on the role of 13 varying characters in this new trailer for Manifesto. The film plot focuses on artist manifestos...

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Old clip of Ryan Gosling dancing in ‘Hammer’ pants sweeps internet (VIDEO)

LONDON, Jan 17 — A video of a young Ryan Gosling dancing in purple and silver MC Hammer pants has swept the internet. The hilarious clip shot in 1992 during a Canadian star search competition...

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In China, alcohol aged in bamboo for a new flavour

YIBIN, Jan 17 — A manufacturer of Chinese liqueurs, Chen Chao wanders through the bamboo-covered mountains of southwestern China’s Sichuan province to his ‘cellar’, where he will check on...

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Showbiz

Will Jamie Dornan finally bare all in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’?

LONDON, Jan 17 — Jamie Dornan may have paid the bills as a Calvin Klein underwear model in the early stages of his career, but fans will have to rely on their imagination for the rest. NY Daily...

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Has Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 — Speculation is rife that Lindsay Lohan has converted to Islam. Over the past few days, the 30-year-old actress has deleted all the photos on her Instagram account and...

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Katherine Heigl welcomes baby boy with Josh Kelley

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 — Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have welcomed their third child together, according to People magazine. The actress reportedly gave birth to a baby boy named...

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Life

Job opening in Austria: Part-time hermit

VIENNA, Jan 17 ― There are no neighbours and the views are stunning, and if you can live without heating, running water, electricity and internet, then why not apply for a job as a hermit? Such...

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