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Emma Watson at Davos: 'Women need to be equal participants' 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Harry Potter star and UN ambassador Emma Watson unveiled a new year-long initiative to end gender inequality as part of HeforShe campaign Actor Emma Watson took her gender equality campaign to Davos on Friday when she told politicians and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that she wanted governments, universities and companies to join her new initiative. Appearing in her capacity as a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, the Harry Potter star outlined her new year-long “ IMPACT 10X10X10 ” plan to address deficiencies in women’s empowerment and gender equality . I’ve been stunned by the amount of men in my life that have contacted me since my speech to tell me to keep going, and that they want to make sure that their daughters will still be alive to see a world where women have power and equality, economically and politically. I’ve had my breath taken away when a fan told me since watching my speech she has stopped herself being beaten up by her father. We are tapping into what the ...
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Japan in 2014: a year spent looking back and lurching right 31.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Its wartime conduct and economic stagnation were Japan’s key concerns last year, with liberals concerned by state secrets act Continue reading...
Sunday Times 'honours' the newsmakers who spiced up 2014 28.12.2014 TOI: India
The Sunday Times 'honours' the newsmakers who spiced up 2014. We hope the awards are taken in the spirit in which they are ...
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Adult grey seal rescued from farmer’s field is named Dumbledore 26.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Creature, found in field 20 miles from mouth of river Mersey, is being treated by RSPCA staff

He may not have used a broomstick or the Floo Network to get there, but a seal found miles from the sea has been named Dumbledore by animal rescue staff.

The adult grey seal was given the name of the legendary Harry Potter wizard and Hogwarts headmaster by staff at RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk, where he is being treated.

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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. Rediff.com 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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