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Ring with for Allah inscription found in Viking grave

Ring with for Allah inscription found in Viking grave

The discovery of an Islamic inscription on a ring inside a Viking coffin has confirmed ancient tales about contact between Viking Age Scandinavia and the Islamic world.

African, Indian authors among Man Booker finalists

African, Indian authors among Man Booker finalists

The finalists for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize were announced in Cape Town on Tuesday, with 10 authors from around the world contending for the 60,000 pound (nearly $90,000) prize.

Insurgent top at BO, Gunman fires a blank

Insurgent top at BO, Gunman fires a blank

Dystopian thriller Insurgent blasted its way to top spot at the North American box-office this weekend as Sean Penn action movie The Gunman fired a blank, estimated figures showed Sunday.

1,000 detained in India over exam cheating: police

1,000 detained in India over exam cheating: police

Police have detained more than 1,000 people in eastern India over a cheating scandal that saw relatives scale the walls of a school exam center to help students, a senior officer said Sunday.

UN warns world could have 40% water shortfall by 2030

UN warns world could have 40% water shortfall by 2030

The world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water in just 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, a UN report warned .

France: Stolen works of Picasso to be returned

France: Stolen works of Picasso to be returned

A French couple has received a suspended two-year prison sentence after being convicted of receiving stolen works of art by Pablo Picasso.

When supermoon dates sun, sea

When supermoon dates sun, sea

Legend has it that two giant wolves roam the sky with Skoll chasing the moon and its brother Hati going after the sun.

After 530 years, Englands King Richard III gets a coffin

After 530 years, Englands King Richard III gets a coffin

King Richard III, the medieval English monarch whose remains were found under a car park three years ago, will be reburied next week nearly 530 years after he was slain in battle and dumped in an humble grave.

Disconnecting from the real world

Disconnecting from the real world

Have you ever been so consumed in getting your phone camera angle just right to snap that perfect sunset and you ended up with a photo of a scene that looks so hollow because you did not live it, you did not enjoy it?

Downey presents boy with bionic arm

Downey presents boy with bionic arm

Just like Tony Iron Man Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy.