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Shaft guitarist Charles 'Skip' Pitts passes away at 65

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): Revered soul guitarist, Charles 'Skip' Pitts, died on Tuesday in Memphis after a long struggle with cancer. He was 65.

An artist who transforms guns into sculptures

May 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Victor Hugo Zayas is a Mexican painter and sculptor who uses guns recovered by the city of Los Angeles' Gun Buyback Initiative to create works that he exhibits in California.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

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Ricky Martin to host fundraiser for gay rights supporter Obama

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Ricky Martin is set to host a fundraising event for Barack Obama to thank the US President for his support of gay rights.

US slaps sanctions on Syria, Iran

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US Monday unveiled new sanctions against Iran and Syria for using "technologies to monitor and target citizens for violence".

Posh wows in arty advertising material for custom-designed Range Rover

April 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Victoria Beckham, who made a stunning appearance on the red carpet as she unveiled her new Range Rover Evoque, could be seen in a number of sultry poses in arty advertising for her custom-designed vehicle.

Cleopatra and Antony's twin babies rediscovered in Cairo

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.

China, Canada to promote ties through cultural exchanges

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Ottawa (Canada), April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): China and Canada agreed Thursday to further deepen ties by improving cultural understanding between the two peoples through exchanges.

NASA transfers shuttle Discovery to museum

April 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) US space agency NASA transferred Thursday space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where it will go on permanent display.

Painting stolen by Nazis recovered, up for sale

April 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Miami, April 20 (IANS/EFE) A Jewish family who this week recovered a 16th century painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II announced Thursday that they are putting the piece up for sale.

Nazi camp atrocities on display in Shanghai

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) An exhibition on the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp of the Nazis opened in China's Shanghai city Thursday.

Nazi death camp exhibition debuts in Shanghai

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Shanghai, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): A concentration camp exhibition showcasing World War II-era crimes committed by Nazi forces opened in Shanghai on Thursday.

Jolie 'cried and smiled' when Pitt proposed

April 19, 2012 at 11:17 AM

New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Angelina Jolie shed a few tears of happiness when Brad Pitt finally popped the question after seven years together, a source has revealed.

Snapshots of 19th century Bengal in paintings of Kalighat

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European influences under pressure from the East India Company.

Brad Pitt proposed to Angelina Jolie at Christmas

April 18, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Brad Pitt reportedly proposed to Angelina on Christmas, but the couple chose to keep it under wraps until the press hullabaloo over Jolie's directorial debut, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' had died down.

Campaign against female circumcision provokes controversy in Sweden

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Stockholm, Apr 18 (ANI): Sweden's Culture Minister landed in controversy after she cut a cake which was designed like an African tribal woman.

Sri Lanka's national museum to be re-opened after theft

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Colombo, April 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's national museum which was robbed a month ago is to be re-opened soon under tight security, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Nazi victims' items to be displayed in Australia

April 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Sydney, April 14 (IANS) Over 3,000 personal items - mostly wallets, photos and wristwatches - that were stripped from prisoners on their way to Nazi concentration camps in Germany will now be displayed at a Jewish museum here in Australia.

Jon Voight happy about daughter Angelina Jolie's engagement

April 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Angelina Jolie's father Jon Voight has revealed that he is very happy about news of his daughter being engaged to her long time partner Brad Pitt.

Brad Pitt offered valuable advices to design engagement ring for Angelina Jolie

April 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Beau Brad Pitt offered valuable advices to the jeweler, who designed the engagement ring for Angelina Jolie.

Brad Pitt helped design engagement ring for Angelina Jolie

April 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Los Angeles, Apr 14 (ANI): The jeweller, who made Angelina Jolie's engagement ring, designed the piece with inputs from Brad Pitt.

Brangelina finally engaged

April 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

London, Apr 14 (ANI): Brad Pitt's manager has confirmed that the famous celebrity couple are engaged, after the actress was photographed wearing a large diamond ring on her engagement finger.

Louvre Museum goes visual with Nintendo 3DS guide

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

London, April 12 (ANI): The famed Paris museum Louvre is getting modernised by going visual with new electronic guides in a deal with Japan's Nintendo.

Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone

April 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period, between 145 million and 65 million years ago, says a study.

Duck-billed dinosaurs could bear long and dark polar winters

April 12, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): Duck-billed dinosaurs that lived within Arctic latitudes approximately 70 million years ago likely endured long, dark polar winters instead of migrating to more southern latitudes, researchers have revealed.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers to play free concert for Obama

April 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Red Hot Chilli Peppers will reportedly perform a free concert for people working on Barack Obama's re-election campaign in Ohio.

Whisker stolen from giant cat statue in Colombia

April 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Bogota, April 11 (IANS/EFE) One of the whiskers on the giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue donated by painter and sculptor Fernando Botero to his native Medellin has been stolen, an official in the Colombian city told EFE.

Carla Bruni says she puts on wig to travel in Paris Metro

April 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

London, Apr 6 (ANI): Carla Bruni has revealed that she often disguises herself in order to travel unrecognised.

Dress that goes transparent when you're turned on to hit markets soon

April 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): A dress, which is made of a special fabric and turns transparent when the wearer becomes aroused, may soon be seen on the high street.

Victor Hugo collection auctioned off for $4.2 mn

April 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Paris, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Christie's has sold a group of more than 400 books, paintings, letters and other items from personal collections of French writer Victor Hugo and his descendants for 3.2 million euros ($4.2 million), the auction house said in a media communique.

Dinos must have lived in water to support their heavy weight

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

London, April 3 (ANI): Dinosaurs must have lived in water, as they were too big and heavy to support themselves on dry land, a scientist has claimed.

Humans used fire 1 million years ago

April 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers have found the earliest known evidence of the use of fire by human ancestors in South Africa's Wonderwerk Cave.

Indian artist's painting fetches $300,000 in US auction

April 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

New York, April 2 (IANS) A previously unrecorded work by the master Indian artist Bagta fetched a record $302,500 at the Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art auction here last month

Neanderthals 'demise may have been due to climate rather than humans'

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Neanderthals in Western Europe started disappearing long before Homo sapiens arrived on the scene, a new study has found.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 'locates Apollo 11 Moon engines on seabed'

March 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

London, Mar 29 (ANI): Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has claimed that he has located the long-submerged F-1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission into space.

Mammoths' extinction cause by human activity, not inbreeding

March 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, but it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures, a new study has suggested.

Mammoths' extinction caused by human activity, not inbreeding

March 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

London, March 24 (ANI): The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, but it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures, a new study has suggested.

Hoard of Roman coins discovered

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

London, March 23 (IANS) More than 30,000 silver Roman coins have been found by archaeologists at the site of a new city-centre hotel in Britain.

Over 30,000 silver Roman coins found in Bath

March 23, 2012 at 4:16 PM

London, Mar 23 (ANI): More than 30,000 silver coins have reportedly been unearthed during an archaeological dig in Bath.

Warne's daughter follows Liz Hurley's style

March 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley seems to be giving fashion tips to Shane Warne's 13-year-old daughter Brooke.

Warne's daughter follows Liz Hurley's style

March 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

London, March 22 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley seems to be giving fashion tips to Shane Warne's 13-year-old daughter Brooke.

Vincent Van Gogh's floral still life identified

March 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

London, Mar 21 (ANI): A still life painting that was once believed to be the work of an anonymous artist has been discovered to be that of Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh's floral still life identified

March 21, 2012 at 3:49 PM

London, Mar 21 (ANI): A still life painting that was once believed to be the work of an anonymous artist has been discovered to be that of Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.

2 new species of horned dinosaurs named

March 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have named two new horned dinosaur species based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada.

Richard Nixon's love letters to wife up for public display

March 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

London, Mar 13 (ANI): Richard Nixon's love letters to his wife Patricia Ryan, whom called his 'Irish Gypsy', will go on public display this week.

Richard Nixon's love letters to wife up for public display

March 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

London, Mar 13 (ANI): Richard Nixon's love letters to his wife Patricia Ryan, whom called his 'Irish Gypsy', will go on public display this week.

2 new species of horned dinosaurs named

March 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have named two new horned dinosaur species based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada.

Earliest record of iridescent feathers found in four-winged dinosaur

March 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): The colour and detailed feather pattern of Microraptor, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur that lived about 130 million years ago, has been revealed by a team of American and Chinese researchers.

Preserved bone of giant flying reptile found in stomach of dinosaur fossil

March 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Washington, March 7 (ANI): A bone from a pterosaur - giant flying reptile or 'pterodactyl' - has been discovered in the gut of the skeletal remains of a Velociraptor (small predatory theropod dinosaur) that lived in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia some 75 million years ago.

18th century Chinese merchant vessel discovered in Philippines

March 4, 2012 at 9:57 PM

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Philippines has confirmed the recovery of an 18th century Chinese Merchant Vessel in the Roxas City sea in Central Philippines.

18th century Chinese merchant vessel discovered in Philippines

March 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Philippines has confirmed the recovery of an 18th century Chinese Merchant Vessel in the Roxas City sea in Central Philippines.

Albert Einstein exhibition opens in Central China

March 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): An exhibition on Albert Einstein was opened in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei province, on Friday.

Albert Einstein exhibition opens in Central China

March 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): An exhibition on Albert Einstein was opened in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei province, on Friday.

Triceratops and Torosaurus were 'two species of dinosaurs, not one'

March 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

London, Mar 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have rejected claims that Triceratops and the lesser-known Torosaurus are one and the same type of dinosaur.

Triceratops and Torosaurus were 'two species of dinosaurs, not one'

March 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM

London, Mar 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have rejected claims that Triceratops and the lesser-known Torosaurus are one and the same type of dinosaur.

Oldest fossilised forest unearthed in New York

March 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

London, March1 (ANI): An international team, who previously found evidence of the Earth's earliest tree, has made another feat.

Oldest fossilised forest unearthed in New York

March 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM

London, March1 (ANI): An international team, who previously found evidence of the Earth's earliest tree, has made another feat.

Neanderthals were nearly extinct in Europe when modern humans arrived

February 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers, studying ancient DNA, have suggested that most Neanderthals in Europe already were largely extinct 50,000 years ago - long before modern humans first arrived in the continent.

Secret Bible in which 'Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad' found in Turkey

February 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

London, Feb 25 (ANI): A recently re-discovered secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.

Earliest horses throw light on global warming's effect on animal sizes

February 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Direct evidence has been discovered about how mammals' sizes respond to rise in temperatures.

Earliest horses throw light on global warming's effect on animal sizes

February 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Direct evidence has been discovered about how mammals' sizes respond to rise in temperatures.

Fossil footprints of world's oldest elephant herd found

February 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some ancient footprints in the Arabian Desert dating back to over seven million years, which they believe could be the world's oldest elephant tracks.

Fossil footprints of world's oldest elephant herd found

February 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some ancient footprints in the Arabian Desert dating back to over seven million years, which they believe could be the world's oldest elephant tracks.

Recent geological activity on moon captured

February 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

London, Feb 22 (ANI): New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have revealed that the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.

Recent geological activity on moon captured

February 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

London, Feb 22 (ANI): New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have revealed that the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.

Tom Cruise's Porsche from 'Risky Business' fetches $49k

February 15, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): The Porsche 928 which Tom Cruise drove in 'Risky Business' has been sold for 49,000 dollars by a Beverly Hills car dealer.

Prehistoric flying reptile used its 'enormous teeth' to threaten others

February 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered that the prehistoric flying reptile, pterosaur, had massive, curved teeth, which they used to catch fish and also possibly to scare off others.

Destruction of Buddha statues alarms Maldivians

February 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Male, Feb.13 (ANI): Maldivians have reportedly expressed alarm over the destruction of several historical and priceless Buddhist artifacts on exhibit at the country's National Museum.

Cezanne's Card Players painting fetches highest ever price at 160m pounds

February 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

London, Feb 4 (ANI): One of Cezanne's best-loved paintings has been sold for 160 million pounds, which is the highest price ever paid for a work of art.

Cezanne's Card Players painting fetches highest ever price at 160m pounds

February 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM

London, Feb 4 (ANI): One of Cezanne's best-loved paintings has been sold for 160 million pounds, which is the highest price ever paid for a work of art.

John Travolta to donate jet in son's memory

February 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): John Travolta is donating an airplane to a museum in Georgia in honour of his late son, Jett.

John Travolta to donate jet in son's memory

February 3, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): John Travolta is donating an airplane to a museum in Georgia in honour of his late son, Jett.

New species of ancient crocodile that lived 95m years ago discovered

February 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new species of prehistoric crocodile dating to the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 95 million years ago, has been discovered by a University of Missouri researcher.

New species of ancient crocodile that lived 95m years ago discovered

February 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new species of prehistoric crocodile dating to the Late Cretaceous period, approximately 95 million years ago, has been discovered by a University of Missouri researcher.

Lip-shaped urinals spark outrage at German Rolling Stones Museum

January 31, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): The famous mouth-shaped urinals at a Rolling Stones memorabilia museum in Germany have raised hackles among the women there who find them demeaning.

Lip-shaped urinals spark outrage at German Rolling Stones Museum

January 31, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): The famous mouth-shaped urinals at a Rolling Stones memorabilia museum in Germany have raised hackles among the women there who find them demeaning.

Pentagon shooter pleads guilty in terror scare case

January 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): An ex-Marine who caused a terror scare at the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery last summer, has pleaded guilty to firing shots at military buildings in the Washington, D.C. area.

Pentagon shooter pleads guilty in terror scare case

January 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Washington, Jan.27 (ANI): An ex-Marine who caused a terror scare at the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery last summer, has pleaded guilty to firing shots at military buildings in the Washington, D.C. area.

Pranab Mukherjee to visit Chicago for two days

January 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Finance Minster Pranab Mukherjee would be leaving for a two-day official visit to Chicago, US, on Saturday during which he is expected to hold discussions with business leaders of the corporate world.

Ion beams may serve as forensic tool to reveal counterfeit artwork

January 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have used accelerated ion beams to pinpoint the age and origin of the material used in pottery, painting, metalwork and other forms of art.

Ion beams may serve as forensic tool to reveal counterfeit artwork

January 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have used accelerated ion beams to pinpoint the age and origin of the material used in pottery, painting, metalwork and other forms of art.

UK PM attacked over MP 'dinosaur' jibe

January 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM

London, Jan.19 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of ageism after branding a veteran Labour MP a "dinosaur".

UK PM attacked over MP 'dinosaur' jibe

January 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

London, Jan.19 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of ageism after branding a veteran Labour MP a "dinosaur".

X-ray of rare Shiva statue surprises Amsterdam museum

January 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Nevada (US), Jan 9 (ANI): Prestigious Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam recently conducted an X-ray of its thousand-year-old monumental Shiva-Nataraja statue as a part of research and was surprised to know that it was cast in solid bronze.

50 James Bond cars on show mark 50 years of spy saga

January 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): The world's most famous secret agent turns 50 this year and celebrating this, a collection of 50 vehicles from the James Bond films has gone on show in England.

X-ray of rare Shiva statue surprises Amsterdam museum

January 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Nevada (US), Jan 9 (ANI): Prestigious Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam recently conducted an X-ray of its thousand-year-old monumental Shiva-Nataraja statue as a part of research and was surprised to know that it was cast in solid bronze.

50 James Bond cars on show mark 50 years of spy saga

January 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): The world's most famous secret agent turns 50 this year and celebrating this, a collection of 50 vehicles from the James Bond films has gone on show in England.

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