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US aligns naval forces as it mulls military action

Syrian state television said soldiers found chemical weapons on Saturday in tunnels that had been used by rebels, deflecting blame for a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds this week and heightened

Miller comes out as gay, declines Russia invite

Wentworth Miller

Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller, best known for his leading role in Fox television drama Prison Break, came out as a gay man on Wednesday in a letter declining an invitation to attend a Russian film festival in light of Moscow’s recently adopted anti-gay laws.

‘Wiki leaker’ Manning gets 35 yrs in jail

Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in US history by providing files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

Kimi keeps all guessing

Kimi Raikkonen, the least garrulous of Formula One drivers, is the man everyone is talking about ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix at his favourite Spa-Francor-champs circuit.

Former Disney star kills self

Lee Thompson

Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young, best known for his lead role in the 1990s series The Famous Jett Jackson, committed suicide in Los Angeles, the actor’s manager said on Monday. He was 29.

Van Dyke pulled out of burning car

Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke, best known for his hit television comedy of the 1960s, survived a car fire unscathed on Monday when a passerby pulled him from the smoldering vehicle before it burst into flames on the side of a Los Angeles-area freeway.

Bestselling crime writer Elmore Leonard dies at 87

American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearly 50 novels, died on Tuesday at age 87, according to his website, weeks after a stroke.

Hackers use virus to create bogus ‘likes’

In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.

Pressure on Moyes as City, Chelsea up the ante


The last time Manchester United began a season without Alex Ferguson in charge Ron Atkinson was shown the Old Trafford exit door before Christmas and the rest, as they say, is history.

Anger boils in Egypt, 525 die in crackdown

Egypt’s Muslim Brother-hood and its allies suffered a heavy blow from the state security crackdown, their central coordination has been lost and the bloodshed means anger is now “beyond control,” the group said on Thursday.

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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.