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George Orwell’s birthplace in India to become Gandhi memorial

The long-neglected birthplace of British novelist George Orwell in eastern India is to be developed into a memorial — just not one dedicated to the writer, officials said Monday. Instead, the land attached to Orwell’s house in Bihar’s Motihari city will be developed in memory of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi,…

British racing driver Stirling Moss doubts women have ‘the mental aptitude to race hard’

British racing legend Stirling Moss does not believe that women are mentally tough enough to compete in Formula One, despite the presence of female test drivers and team principals. “I think they have the strength but I don’t know if they’ve got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel,” Moss…

Tunisian activist Amina Tyler to stage topless protest before leaving the country

A Tunisian activist who sparked controversy by posting topless pictures of herself online in support of Arab women’s rights vowed on Monday to bare her breasts in protest, after being held captive by her family and beaten. The young woman, Amina Tyler, was speaking on Skype to Ukrainian women’s power…

Russian toddler infected with HIV during blood transfusion

Doctors in Russia accidentally infected a 16-month-old girl with HIV during a blood transfusion, investigators said Monday, opening a criminal probe into the case. The toddler was given blood from an HIV-infected donor at the Number 5 children’s hospital in Saint Petersburg, the city’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.…

Actor Hugh Jackman chased by woman with an electric razor

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has vowed to “do anything” to protect his family, after US police arrested an alleged stalker who chased him into a New York gym with an electric razor. The star was outside the gym on Saturday morning when the 47-year-old woman approached him, a New York…

North Korea promises to attack South without warning

North Korea’s military Tuesday issued an “ultimatum” saying it would attack without warning if anti-North Korean activities continued in the South. The warning came after protestors in Seoul on Monday burned portraits of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, his son Kim Jong-Il and grandson and current leader Kim Jong-Un. The…

Most undocumented immigrants want to be integrated into American society

A poll released Monday has found that 87 percent of undocumented immigrants in the United States want to become citizens and have deep roots in US society. The poll, conducted by the firm Latino Decisions, comes as the US Congress readies to debate an immigration reform bill that would offer…

Britain launches ‘wide ranging review’ of horsemeat scandal

The British government said Monday it was launching a wide-ranging review into the horsemeat scandal in a bid to restore consumer confidence. Food Minister David Heath said the review would look for any weaknesses in the food chain that could be exploited by unscrupulous traders. The move comes after revelations…

Atheist virtuoso pianist Fazil Say gets 10-month suspended sentence for Tweets insulting some Muslims

An Istanbul court on Monday slapped world-renowned pianist Fazil Say with a 10-month suspended jail term for blasphemy in what the musician has said was a political case instigated by Turkey’s ruling party. The court handed down the sentence after finding Say guilty of “insulting religious values of a part…

Dopamine effect triggered by just a tiny taste of beer

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study on Monday that explores how people become hooked on booze. Neurologists at the University of Indiana asked 49 men to drink either their favourite beer or Gatorade, a…

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