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Washington, Oct 20 : American talk show host Jay Leno was honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor here.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Singer Britney Spears's longtime manager Larry Rudolph has finally revealed the story behind his kiss with singer Madonna at the 2003 Video Music Awards.
London, Oct 20 : Changes in skin are visible signs of ageing. A new research shows that many women feel they have focussed more on the face than the entire body.
Baghdad, Oct 20 : At least three people were killed and 17 others wounded in four car bomb attacks in Iraq's holy Shia city of Karbala, a police source said.
Washington, Oct 20 : In a stunning report, researchers have revealed that when it comes to sex and violence, the more parents watch TV shows or movies with explicit scenes, the less they care about what their kids can watch.
Jaipur, Oct 20 : Malaysia has expressed its keenness to invest Rs.10,000 crore in the road sector in Rajasthan, officials Monday said.
Dhaka, Oct 20 : At least 23 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh.
Hong Kong, Oct 20 : The Supreme Court of Hong Kong Monday enacted a preliminary injunction to ban demonstrators from occupying roads in Mong Kok.
Beijing, Oct 20 : The Chinese government Monday accused the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong of "putting social order at risk", a day before the start of negotiations between the protestors and the authorities.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 : "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar got a killer bob look.
New York, Oct 20 : Megakaryocytes or large cells found in bone marrow play a critical role in regulating stem cells, found a study.
Beirut, Oct 20 : At least eight militants of the Islamic State (IS) radical organisation were killed Monday in clashes with Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Kobane, Rami Abderrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), told Efe news agency.
Washington, Oct 20 : National Basketball Association (NBA) champions San Antonio Spurs need to shake off complacency to achieve a daunting quest of defending their title but are confident of fulfilling the task, coach Gregg Popovich has said.
Seoul, Oct 20 : North Korea has a new submarine which could be seen as a step towards the moderniSation of the country's naval forces, according to satellite images published Monday by a US research institute.
Dhaka, Oct 20 : At least 20 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh.
Baghdad, Oct 20 : Ten worshippers were killed and some 31 others wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.
London, Oct 20 : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace said Monday.
New York, Oct 20 : One child is affected every eight minutes when usually a well-meaning parent or caregiver commits an unintentional medication error, said a US-based study.
Wellington, Oct 20 : An international team of scientists drilling a 1.3-km deep hole into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand's South Island say they are already gaining valuable insights into the earth's crust less than a quarter of the way down.
London, Oct 20 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday officially declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus disease after six weeks with no new cases.
London, Oct 20 : Turkey Monday decided to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters or the Peshmerga to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane.
Islamabad, Oct 20 : At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger bus hit a truck in Pakistan Monday morning, media reported.
Wellington, Oct 20 : The summer thaw in Antarctica has revealed a century-old notebook from one of the frozen continent's early European explorers, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust announced Monday.
Silverstone (England), Oct 20 : Formula One team Force India confirmed Monday that they have extended their contract with German driver Nico Hulkenberg till the 2015 season.
Jakarta, Oct 20 : Joko Widodo, who was elected on the back of a grassroots campaign run largely by volunteers, was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president Monday amid rapturous applause from members of parliament and world dignitaries.
Canberra, Oct 20 : A move to force Muslim women who cover their faces to sit in a separate enclosed public gallery at Australia's Parliament House has been reversed, media reported Monday.
Hong Kong, Oct 20 : Hong Kong chief executive C.Y. Leung has accused external forces of supporting the Occupy Central movement, which has been carrying out massive pro-democracy protests for more than three weeks.
Riyadh, Oct 20 : An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.
Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday named successors to the trade and justice ministers who resigned from their posts earlier in the day.
Colombo, Oct 20 : The Sri Lankan government Monday confirmed that the presidential elections will take place in January next year but the date is yet to be decided.
Manila, Oct 20 : Representatives from the Philippine government and the leftist rebel group National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in the next few days to discuss the possible resumption of the stalled peace negotiations.
Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Empress Michiko Monday celebrated her 80th birthday by issuing a call to work for peace both inside and outside her country, which next year will mark a milestone anniversary of the end of World War II.
Canberra, Oct 20 : Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre, the Australian National University (ANU) announced Monday.
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Oct 20 : Rescuers in Nepal Sunday found 12 more bodies, including those of three Indian trekkers, from the Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal, taking the toll from last Tuesday's snowstorm to 39.
Madrid, Oct 20 : Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 : Chinese shuttlers Chen Long and Li Xuerui won the men's and women's singles titles as their country swept all the gold medals at the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier at the Odense Sports Park here.
Sanaa, Oct 20 : At least 21 Shia Houthi rebels were killed Monday when suspected Al Qaeda militants attacked positions of the group in Yemen.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is known for her style statements, has grabbed attention for her new bold backless outfit that she wore for an outing with husband Kanye West.
Madrid, Oct 20 : Spanish football club FC Barcelona entertain Ajax of Holland in the Champions League Tuesday, needing a win to get their European campaign back on track.
Sharjah, Oct 20 : A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday.
Canberra, Oct 20 : Australia has finalised a deal with Iraq to send 200 special force troops to the war-torn country to assist in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants, officials said Monday.
Washington, Oct 20 : Microblogging site Twitter is likely to announce a number of tools at a conference Wednesday to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to media reports.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Singer Jessie J's performance at "The X Factor" show, has mesmerised One Direction's Niall Horan.
Dhaka, Oct 20 : The Election Commission (EC) here is considering allowing poll-time officials to vote online, even though general elections in Bangladesh see voters exercise their right to franchise only through the ballot.
London, Oct 20 : In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.
Sydney, Oct 20 : Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.
New Delhi, Oct 20 : In the early 1980s, it was with the "Man Series" that Rameshwar Broota received much adulation for the solitary monochromatic naked male figure representing a "universal man" who has been suffering since ages and became corrupt in the process. The vulnerabilities and insecurities of men were exposed through his works.
Madrid, Oct 20 : FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo both scored in the Spanish Liga victories of their respective teams this weekend in a perfect warm-up for the Oct 25 'Clasico' between the two traditional rivals.
Haikou (China), Oct 20 : Defending champion Moreno Hofland claimed a circuit race victory Monday in the first stage of 2014 Tour of Hainan in Chengmai, putting on the first yellow jersey of the cycle race.
New York, Oct 20 : A treatment to prevent the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries, a study co-authored by an Indian origin researcher has found.
London, Oct 20 : Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution.
London, Oct 20 : Women are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, new research shows.
New York, Oct 20 : Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals.
New York, Oct 20 : Do you enjoy tweets that land in your account from people you do not follow? A latest experiment from the micro-blogging site revealed that people like viewing tweets they did not ask for.
Washington, Oct 20 : At least two percent of people over age 40 and five percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukaemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to research at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
London, Oct 20 : Refuting earlier claims, researchers have discovered that a degenerative spinal condition and not a spinal inflammatory disease hit members of the ancient Egyptian royal families from the 18th to the early 20th dynasties.
Wellington, Oct 20 : New Zealand's 51st Parliament Monday held its first sitting since last month's general election for the swearing-in of all 121 members.
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 : Asian Tour hotshots David Lipsky of the US and India's Anirban Lahiri will spearhead a strong line-up of Asian Tour stars at the $7 million CIMB Classic from Oct 30 to Nov 2.
London, Oct 20 : It seems that actor George Clooney's wedding festivities are not over yet. The actor is reportedly throwing another party in Buckinghamshire to celebrate his wedding to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Midori Matsushima after she offered to quit over an allegation of misusing campaign funds.