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Kidnapped British Aid Worker found murdered

A British Aid worker who went missing in Pakistan in January has been found murdered. 60-year-old Khalil Dale, a Muslim convert, had been working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Quetta, capital of the troubled Balochistan region on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. Local police discovered Mr Dale’s …

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Cannes to celebrate Anurag Kashyap

The Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival has become renowned for celebrating the works of such Hollywood legends as George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, not to mention unconventional storytellers like Werner Herzog and English Palme D’Or winner Ken Loach. This year, the 65th edition of the event will feature …

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Siri: Meet Aisha…from India

Siri – the often frighteningly competent and occasionally annoying voice assistant of Apple’s iPhone 4S – now has an Indian version.   But whilst ‘Siri’ sounds like a Sri Lankan alcoholic who moonlights as an electrician, the Indian version is charmingly named ‘Aisha’ and sounds, very, well…Indian, not to mention …

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Legend Zohra turns 100

The Grand Dame of Bollywood, Zohra Sehgal has turned 100. The landmark has sparked an outpouring of wishes for the legendary theatre and film actress from across the entertainment spectrum.   Amitabh Bachchan – who famously played Sehgal’s son in Cheeni Kum – praised Sehgal’s “unbound energy and enthusiasm” and …

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Shah Rukh Khan busted for lighting up in public

He may have got through US immigration (eventually).  It’ll be far tougher to get through this. King Khan Shah Rukh has been summoned to a court in Rajasthan for allegedly lighting up in a public place.  The actor’s been asked to appear in court in Jaipur 26th May.  The summons …

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Indian child bride annuls marriage in landmark case

An Indian woman who was married off at the age of 1 has had her 17-year marriage annulled in a landmark case challenging the culture of child weddings in parts of the country. According to Agence France Presse, Laxmi Sargara, from Rajasthan, was  married to a boy named Rakesh when …

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