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Meteor strike causes bright flash on moon

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An automated telescope monitoring the Moon has captured images of an 40 kg rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, Nasa scientists said on Friday.

Rowling’s annotated edition up for auction

Ever wondered what went through author J.K. Rowling’s mind when she wrote the first Harry Potter novel?

Be tough, don’t walk out, referee chief tells Mario

Italian Referee’s Association (AIA) president Marcello Nicchi has said that Mario Balotelli will be sent off if he were to leave the field to protest racist chanting.

Pirelli wants in-season tests in F1

Formula One must allow in-season testing to avoid the risk next year of tyres lasting only a handful of laps and races being cut short, according to Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery.

Ben, Smith receive best actor awards

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Ben Whishaw was named best actor at Britain’s top TV awards on Sunday, cementing his status as one of the UK’s new leading men after starring in the James Bond movie Skyfall, while a satire lampooning London Olympic organisers won two awards.

I’m appalled, says Blatter

Fifa President Sepp Blatter was “appalled” by racist jeering directed at AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli during their Serie A match against AS Roma, he said on Monday.

100 Tory MPs may revolt in vote on EU

A senior British Cabinet minister said Sunday he will support an exit from the European Union if there was a vote on it, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces a revolt over Europe from Conservative MP

Sir alex finishes on a high

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Alex Ferguson’s last home match in charge of Manchester United ended in a low-key 2-1 Premier League win over Swansea City as the Old Trafford crowd gave their long-serving manager a warm and emotiona

Story of the twin sister left behind in Iran

Mystery shadows A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, a novel about a girl growing up in rural post-revolutionary Iran while dreaming about her identical twin sister and the wonderful life she must be leading

‘Queen’ reads riot act to drummers

Actress Helen Mirren has delivered another show-stopping performance as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth after storming out of a London theatre dressed as the monarch to deliver an expletive-riddled tirade at a group of drummers ruining the play.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.