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Snowden takes up post of Glasgow University rector

Edinburgh, April 23 : US whistleblower Edward Snowden was officially initiated as the student rector of the University of Glasgow in Scotland Wednesday.

South Korean ferry mishap: Death toll crosses 150

Seoul, Apr 23 : The death toll from the ferry mishap in South Korea has touched more than 150 people media reports said on Wednesday.

BBC's Top Gear apologises for racist remark

London, April 23 : British television series Top Gear's producer has apologised for broadcasting a "light-hearted" joke by its host Jeremy Clarkson that sparked a complaint of racism by an India-origin actress, media reported Wednesday.

Klopp, Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job

Munich, April 23 : Jurgen Klopp said he is not interested in taking up the job of Manchester United manager since he is committed to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Obama arrives in Japan on four-nation Asian trip

Tokyo, April 23 : US President Barack Obama Wednesday arrived in Japan on the first leg of his four-nation Asian trip.

China developing Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown

Beijing, April 23 : China will focus on the development of a new operating system (OS) based on Linux to cope with the shutdown of Windows XP, an official said Wednesday.

People magazine names Lupita Nyong'o as most beautiful

Los Angeles, April 23 : Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been named People magazine's "Most Beautiful" woman.

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Bangkok, April 23 : Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Barcelona transfer ban on hold

Zurich, Apr 23 : In a significant move, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Wednesday temporarily lifted the transfer ban on Spanish football giant FC Barcelona.

Kim Jong-un sending three experts to France to learn art of making his favourite cheese

London, Apr 22 : Kim Jong-un is sending a team of food production experts to France so that they can master the art of making his favourite type of cheese, according to reports.

'Ice Road Truckers' star Tim Zickuhr charged for kidnapping Vegas prostitute

Washington, April 22 : History Channel's 'Ice Road Truckers' star Tim Zickuhr has been charged with 3 felonies after allegedly kidnapping a Vegas prostitute and later forced her to jump out a second story window.

Soon, 'teardrop' shaped pedal-bike that will let you zip at 90mph!

London, April 22 : Students from Liverpool University are in the process of making a bicycle, which would be encased in an aerodynamic outer shell, at 90mph.

Fear tactics used by teachers result in lower scores

Washington, Apr 22 : A new study suggests that teachers shouldn't remind students of the bad consequences of failing a test, as it could actually lead to lower scores.

FB set to launch mobile ad network to boost revenues

Washington, Apr 22 : Facebook will soon launch a mobile advertising network that will control its database of user information to provide better targeted ads.

Google Glass set to add text messages for iPhone within a week

Washington, Apr 22 : Google will soon add a new update which will allow iPhone users, with Glass, to read text messages on their eyewear device.

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by 'editing' DNA

Washington, April 22 : Researchers have for the first time cured a genetic disease in animals by editing their DNA.

America's first feline coffee shop opening up in NYC

New York, Apr 22 : Cat lovers in New York city will soon have the perfect place to grab their coffee, as pet food maker Purina is opening a pop-up cat cafe at 168 Bowery on Thursday, and billing it as America's first feline coffee shop.

Google working on end to end Gmail encryption for enhanced user privacy

Washington, Apr 22 : Google is reportedly working on end to end encryption for Gmail to ensure that its users have better privacy.

Reddit bans usage of controversial words

Sydney, Apr 22 : Social networking site Reddit's moderators have been censoring posts with controversial terms such as "NSA," "Snowden" and "Bitcoin".

Lindsay Lohan slams 'fabricated' story about her drinking vodka during interview

Washington, April 22 : Lindsay Lohan's rep has slammed the "fabricated" magazine story that claims that the actress was drinking vodka during interview.

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg may team yet again to make Cold War thriller

Washington, April 22 : Tom Hanks has become attached to a Cold War thriller, which could be directed by Steven Spielberg.

Single currency notes infested with over 3,000 types of bacteria

Washington, Apr 22 : Researchers at New York University's Dirty Money Project found that currency is a medium of exchange for hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, as bank notes are passed on from hand to hand.

Now, 'smart doorbell' that recognizes faces and greets guests

Washington, April 22 : A pair of entrepreneurs have devised a "smart doorbell" that uses facial recognition to notify who is at the door.

'Game of Thrones' director justifies incestuous 'rape' scene

London, April 22 : 'Game of Thrones' director Alex Graves has justified the "rape" scene between the brother and sister characters in the series.

Leonardo DiCaprio could star in Steve Jobs biopic

Washington, April 22 : Danny Boyle, who is in talks with Sony to direct a biopic on Steve Jobs, is reportedly keen on signing Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of the iconic Apple co-founder.

Danny Boyle in talks to helm Steve Jobs biopic

Washington, April 22 : Sony Pictures is reportedly interested in roping Danny Boyle to direct Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

How being on Twitter can help you get a job

Washington, April 22 : A new study has revealed that Twitter has emerged as an inherently ripe social network because of its huge professional audience and the unrestricted access it offers members to one another

Tech-obsessed parents increasingly forgoing kids' interests for phones

Washington, April 22 : Reports have suggested that technology obsessed parents in some parts of America are ignoring their kids because they find their phones more interesting.

Celebs throng Peaches Geldof's funeral

London, April 22 : Celebrities attended Peaches Geldof's funeral, along with her family at a village church in Kent in Southern England.

Ancient Antarctica was as warm as today's California coast

Washington, Apr 22 : Using a new way to measure past temperatures, scientists have claimed that parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat.

Edible Chinese flowers might reduce cardiovascular disease, cancer risks

Washington, April 22 : A new study has revealed that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity, which can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' tops UK's all-time download chart

London, Apr.22 : Robin Thicke's much criticized hit single 'Blurred Lines' has sold 1.54 million copies to become the UK's most-downloaded song of all time.

Olivia Wilde calls baby bump 'badge of pride'

Washington, Apr.22 : Olivia Wilde, who is expecting a baby boy with fiance Jason Sudeikis, has called her baby bump a 'Badge of Pride'.

What leads to muscle weakness in long-time alcoholics

Washington, Apr 22 : Muscle weakness is a common symptom of both long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease, and now researchers have found a common link - mitochondria that are unable to self-repair.

Ecclestone faces probable 10-year imprisonment if found guilty in bribery case

London, Apr. 22 : Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will reportedly stand trial in a bribery case starting on Thursday in Munich, which could end up with the billionaire being imprisoned for up to 10 years.

Malaysian govt to issue death certificates to families of missing MH370 passengers

London, Apr 22 : The Malaysian government will reportedly issue death certificates to families of passengers and crew missing on-board Flight MH370.

Air search for missing Malaysia jet suspended due to tropical cyclone

Sydney, Apr 22 : The air search for the debris of missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 has been reportedly suspended following a tropical cyclone.

Sherpas appeal for adequate avalanche compensation from Nepal government

Kathmandu, Apr 22 : The Sherpas of Nepal have appealed for remuneration to the families of their colleagues who were killed in one of the fatal disasters that struck in the Khumbu Icefall area above Everest on Friday.

Loch Ness Monster 'found in Apple Maps' may be just boat wake

Washington, April 22 : An odd image spotted on Apple Maps, which some say proves existence of Loch Ness monster, may just be a boat wake.

Loch Ness Monster 'found in Apple Maps' may be just boat wake

Washington, April 22 : An odd image spotted on Apple Maps, which some say proves existence of Loch Ness monster, may just be a boat wake.

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