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NY auctions: Newer works driving boom

With a billion dollars worth of art on offer at their spring auctions in New York, Christie’s and Sotheby’s are looking to the post-war and contemporary works to drive the market this month.

UK dy speaker held for gay rape


Nigel Evans, one of the House of Commons’ three deputy speakers, was held Saturday on suspicion of raping one man and sexually assaulting another, but said Sunday, after being released on bail till Ju

Rapper PSY’s life immortalised in comic book series

The story of South Korean rap sensation Psy’s ascent to global stardom with his megahit Gangnam Style has now been immortalised in full colour and with appropriate dramatic flourishes in a comic book.

Attorney warns of ‘ugly’ side of Jacko

Michael Jackson

An attorney for the concert promotion company AEG Live warned jurors they would see a very different view of the charismatic Michael Jackson as the company seeks to prove it was not liable for the pop star’s death.

Witty Obama pokes fun at his critics, and himself too

Washington, April 28: US President Barack Obama poked fun at the media, his critics and himself Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents’ Assoc-iation dinner, a star-filled event where journa

India’s crucial monsoon rains seen average in 2013

India expects monsoon rainfall to be average this year, making it likely that one of the world’s biggest producers of grains will avoid any widespread droughts for a fourth straight year.

NO BARD WORK in first season of Globe add-on

A new playhouse attached to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London announced its inaugural season on Monday, but there was no room for a single work by the Bard.

FBI waits to quiz Boston suspect

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings remained in serious condition in hospital on Sunday, unable to speak due to injuries to his neck and tongue sustained while on the run, officials

6.6 magnitude quake hits China, 157 die

A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of south-western China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing atleast 157 people and injuring about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.

Major earthquake rocks Iran, Gulf and India

A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday and tremors were felt in India and Gulf states.

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