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Royal Wedding: Here’s what is happening at Meghan, Harry nuptials

Royal Wedding: Here’s what is happening at Meghan, Harry nuptials

Royal Wedding: Here’s what is happening at Meghan, Harry nuptials Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all set to say their vows today. The couple are tying the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and the young prince and his US bride will marry at midday and at 1pm. They will travel through Windsor in a carriage to greet the thousands of people expected to turn out for the big day. The pair have invited 2,640 members of the public to their wedding, including 1,200 people who have demonstrated strong leadership in their communities.

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Cops called to settle domestic dispute in Germany find man arguing with parrot

Cops called to settle domestic dispute in Germany find man arguing with parrot

Cops called to settle domestic dispute in Germany find man arguing with parrot In a bizarre incident, police in Germany were left shocked and surprised after rushing to a scene of domestic violence only to find a man arguing with a parrot. The police from the southern German town of Loerrach, near the Swiss border were called after a neighbour heard shouting from a next door apartment. According to police the emergency caller said the heated dispute had been going on for some time. However, when the officers arrived at the apartment on Monday, they found a 22-year-old man was ...

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British royal wedding cake slices to be sold at auction

British royal wedding cake slices to be sold at auction

As Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle inches closer, public hunger for all things royal will get its dessert as decades-old slices of cake from British royal weddings – including those of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince William and Kate Middleton – go up for auction. The five cake slices from royal weddings are expected to fetch hundreds and perhaps thousands of dollars each next month as memorabilia at the sale in Las Vegas, Julien’s Auctions said. But for those looking to play royal taster, there is a word of caution. “They’re not edible,” Darren Julien, the Los ...

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Good Friday: Things You Probably Did Not Know

Good Friday is commemorated because the date marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Accounts of the Gospel state that He was put to death after he was betrayed by Judas and the date falls during Holy Week on the Friday before Easter Sunday and sometimes coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. According to experts, the term ‘Good Friday’ was coined because the word ‘good’ means pious or holy. Here are a few facts about Good Friday that you probably did not know about: Guode Friday: The earliest known use of “Guode Friday” is found ...

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Google remembers Chipko Movement on its 45th anniversary with a doodle

Initiatives to protect the environment are launched across the globe but some campaigns have left as lasting impact on the movement. The Google doodle has become a popular medium to pay tribute to extraordinary people and their efforts over the past few years. Today Google came up with a doodle for the 45th anniversary of a campaign remembered as the Chipko Movement. The push for forest conservation was aimed at preventing deforestation on a mass scale to make way for dams, industries or roads. The word Chipko means ‘to stick to’ as people surrounded trees and linked hands together to ...

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Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking passes away at 76

World famous British scientist Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology’s brightest star known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge aged 76. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world,” the statement said. “He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t ...

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International Women’s Day: 5 places around world where women are in charge

According to the United Nation’s website, International Women’s Day is “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” International Women’s Day sees women from across the globe come together to force the world to recognise inequalities – and celebrate the achievements of women who have overcome these societal barriers. While the world celebrated International Women’s Day, we take a look at five places which are exclusively ruled by women. Mosuo, China: Located ...

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Students known to achieve high are more likely to cheat in exams

Students who are known as “high achievers” and take highly competitive courses are most likely to cheat in their exams, a study has found. Accurate statistics for academic misconduct are difficult to report due to the reliance on self-reporting by students. It has been thought that lower-level students were more likely to cheat because they had more to gain in the form of higher grades. However, researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have found that the opposite was true in students who submitted tests for regrading. Regrading – submitting an unaltered exam for another look by the professor ...

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KFC releases soaps that smell like fried chicken

Taking the love for KFC to a whole new level, the fast food chain has turned its signature dish into a fried chicken-scented bath bomb. The fast food chain in Japan released the product that promises to cause an explosion of the 11 secrets herbs and spices. And fried chicken lovers will get their finger lickin’ hands on the latest piece of merchandise when their names are drawn in a lottery. KFC Japan has teamed up with Japanese novelty retailers Village Vanguard to launch the latest campaign that runs until November 15 where 100 lucky winners will enhoy the aroma ...

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8 things about Dussehra you probably did not know

Celebrating the triumph of good over evil, Dussehra, the ten-day-long celebrations, take place across the length and breadth of the country. Following Navaratri, Dussehra (Dasara in some places) sees various effigies of Ravana being burned to commemorate the occasion and Ramlilas, that dramatise parts of the Ramayana, being staged. We share a few lesser known facts about Dussehra: Significance and origin of name: The festival celebrates two victories, one, that of Lord Rama over the evil king Ravana and the other of Goddess Durga over the demon king Mahisasura. It is known as both Dussehra and Vijayadashami. The words, both ...

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