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What do Amal Clooney, Obama and Mother Teresa have in common? 16.12.2014 Rediff: News
She snagged up Hollywood's most handsome bachelor and she's got brains too!
Potter books help scientists understand how brain encodes stories 27.11.2014 Sify News
Scientists performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people as they read a chapter of Harry Potter book to understand how brain encode words, grammar, story.
Scientists develop Harry Potter-like cloaking device that hides things out of plain sight 20.11.2014 Sify News
Harry Potter like cloaking device is now a reality, as researchers have revealed that they have recently developed several ways to hide objects from view.
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Today's kids could experience time travel, invisibility cloaks during lifetimes 31.10.2014 Sify News
A new study has predicted that some of the amazing phenomenons like time travel, invisibility cloaks and teleportation could be part of everyday life of today's kids by 2025.
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Dumbledore, Satan or Percival? How Chinese media are offering tips for choosing an English name 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Its common for Chinese people to take a western name for business purposes. Beijings CCTV has discussed the pitfalls to avoid choosing an inappropriate option Continue reading...
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Eyewitness: West Highlands, Scotland 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series Continue reading...
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'Harry Potter' type flying car maybe reality by 2050 4.10.2014 Sify News
People may soon have flying cars like the one Mr. Weasley had in 'Harry Potter', as six institutes across Europe are trying to develop a personal air commutation vehicle.
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Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest 30.9.2014 Sify News
A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.
Game of drones: production companies in the US cleared to film with aircraft 26.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Obama administration hails significant milestone as six film and TV production companies granted access to drones for filming

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UN appoints Leonardo DiCaprio as messenger for peace: can you match these celebrities to their UN job? 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The UN gives celebrities various titles to promote its messages and commitments. But who's who? Take our quiz Continue reading...
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Spain is better together with Catalonia, say Spanish celebrities 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
A group of prominent Spaniards say it would be the right of all Spanish citizens to vote in a Catalan independence referendum Continue reading...
Not just pretty faces! Stars who are UN ambassadors 9.7.2014 Rediff: News
Emma Watson has joined a long list of celebrities who are using their fame and stardom to promote social causes as a United Nations' ambassador. presents a few of the celebs who have lent themselves to a good cause.
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Oksa Pollock: Guardian children's books podcast 26.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Anne is the English-speaker of the two authors. She tells how they had to publish and distribute the books on their own for two years, until a campaign by their readers – the Pollockmaniacs – in the media brought them a publisher. Anne explains that they set the stories in London, because it is the one city in the world that seems full of magic. Listen and enjoy their amazing story!

Idris Elba to voice Shere Khan in Disney remake of The Jungle Book 7.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Hackney-born actor in final talks over role in Jon Favreau's live-action/CGI take on Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fable Idris Elba is in final talks to provide the gruff yet mellifluous tones of the tiger Shere Khan in Disney's remake of classic animation The Jungle Book, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Iron Man director Jon Favreau's live-action/CGI take on Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fable is one of two competing versions proposed by Hollywood. Rival studio Warner Bros has tapped Oscar-winner Ron Howard to direct a separate project based on a screenplay by Harry Potter stalwart Steve Kloves. Disney is also said to be looking for a mixed-race actor to play Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves in the jungles of central India. The studio will focus on the Kipling story Mowgli's Brothers. Other fables by the writer, such as the story of heroic mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the tale of elephant handler Toomai, are likely once again to be ignored. Disney's own 1967 animated musical , featuring the ...
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Alfonso Cuarón wins best director Oscar 3.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Mexican film-maker takes Academy award for space thriller Gravity, seeing off challenge of 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen • How the night unfolded • Full list of winners Alfonso Cuarón has won the best director Oscar for Gravity at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a field that included 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen, Nebraska's Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street. In doing so, Cuarón becomes the first Mexican-born director to win the award. With a back catalogue including Mexican road movie Y Tu Mama Tambien, dystopian near-future parable Children of Men and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Cuarón has been nominated for Oscars before, but not in this category. Gravity, the space-walk thriller starring Sandra Bullock as a scientist stranded in Earth's orbit after her craft is crippled by debris, has proved a huge box-office hit, as well as a showcase for cutting-edge visual effects. It has already won Cuarón major best director awards at the Golden ...
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Richard Griffiths: Academy pays tribute at 2014 Oscars 3.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Actor who played Withnail and I's Uncle Monty remembered at Oscar ceremony after death last year • Xan Brooks liveblogs the ceremony • Full list of winners as they're announced The Oscars paid tribute to Richard Griffiths, the veteran British actor who died last year - devoting part of its traditional In Memoriam section to the star of The History Boys and Withnail and I. Griffiths' film career began slowly, with small parts in British films such as It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet and Chariots of Fire. After a string of roles of gradually increasing size he was cast as Uncle Monty in Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I, a character that earned up permanent cult status. He subsequently began to gain roles in Hollywood films, such as Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. As well as playing Harry Potter's uncle Vernon Dursley in five of the Potter films, Griffiths' most admired performance was arguably that in The History Boys, an adaptation of the Alan Bennett play ...
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Wonderlands of illusion and other miraculous tales 23.2.2014 New Kerala: India News
By Vikas Datta : Cloaks of invisibility, small bags holding far more than their apparent capacity, appearance-changing potions, spells that can enable you to assume animal forms or reanimate the dead, all kinds of fantastic beings and beasts - where can you find all these? If Harry Potter comes to your mind, think again.
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Mexico: parents in Sonora prevented from giving children odd names 12.2.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
New law stops parents registering names defined by authorities as derogatory, pejorative, discriminatory or lacking in meaning A new law in the northern Mexican state of Sonora bans parents from registering names for their children defined by the authorities as "derogatory, pejorative, discriminatory or lacking in meaning". The civil registry is distributing a list of 61 such names to its local offices around the state that has been primarily drawn up from a revision of records of names registered in the past. These range from Burger King and Usnavy, to the Spanish words for scrotum and traffic, as well as famous names such as Hitler and Harry Potter. The director of the civil registry, Cristina Ramírez, said: "The objective of the list is to protect children from being bullied because of their name. We know that bullying can seriously affect a child's personality and the development of social skills, and we want to do what we can from our area of responsibility." The use of odd names ...
Who is Amanda Knox? 8.2.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Simon Hattenstone has been corresponding with Amanda Knox since 2009, and was with her as she awaited the verdict in her retrial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Here she talks about her second guilty verdict, life in prison and being a 'marked' woman 3 August 2009 Dear Simon Hattenstone, Hello, I have to say I'm a bit nervous about writing this letter because I'm not sure what I think about journalists and journalism any more. My entire life I've looked up to the profession quite a bit, even considered it as a profession to look into myself, until all that was thrown completely out of whack and I was left feeling really shocked, lost, betrayed and really angry. That was the first thing Amanda Knox wrote to me, four years ago. I had interviewed Amanda Knox's mother Edda Mellas a few months earlier , and sent a copy of the article to Knox at the Perugia prison where she had been held in custody for nearly two years, charged alongside her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito with the ...
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Republicans can't blame Clinton for Benghazi while absolving Christie of Bridgegate | A J Delgado 2.2.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Conservatives pounded Clinton for not properly overseeing her staff. Now they're looking the other way for Governor Christie As the Chris Christie " Bridgegate " scandal grows, conservatives are faced with a conundrum we refuse, foolishly, to acknowledge and address. Benghazi continues to be a rallying call for conservatives, albeit a waning one, particularly due to the belief that it will damage the Democrats' likely 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton . While no documents or evidence exist directly demonstrating Clinton was personally aware of embassy requests for increased security, or deliberately failed to act, conservatives' main argument has been, to use Clinton's own phrase: " What difference does it make? " After all, as Secretary of State, the buck stops with her. Whether Clinton was directly involved, or aware, of the fated embassy's troubles, is inconsequential, they say: as head of the department, both accomplishments and errors fall squarely at her feet. Fair enough. Enter ...
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