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Kate Middleton to cancel trips abroad in 2013 due to maternity leave

Kate Middleton to cancel trips abroad in 2013 due to maternity leave

Dec. 31 | The diary of the Duchess of Cambridge has to be revised as she is planning to take maternity leave after the birth of the Royal baby. The various duties of the Duchess include include many offshore travels as well. Kate Middleton is expecting her first...

Commemorative Doctor Who stamps to be released in 2013

Commemorative Doctor Who stamps to be released in 2013

Dec. 29 | To mark the 50th anniversary of the famous science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’ which first started in 1963, all the eleven doctors are to feature on special sets of Royal Mail Stamps in 2013. While the doctors are getting first class stamps,...

Debate on video games instigating real-life violence continues after Sandy Hook tragedy

Debate on video games instigating real-life violence continues after Sandy Hook tragedy

Dec. 24 | The Sandy Hook Elementary School disaster has sparked off quite an outrageous controversy and the topic at the centre of this debate is video games. In quite a twisted statement, the CEO and executive vice-president of the NRA (National Rifle Association) Wayne...

Captain Morgan powers England to series levelling T20 win

Captain Morgan powers England to series levelling T20 win

Dec. 22 | England have managed to finish the year on a high, winning the second T20 international against India at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on December 22, 2012. It has been a great tour so far for the English as they won the Test series and have now drawn...

Gangnam Style makes it into Collins dictionary

Gangnam Style makes it into Collins dictionary

Dec. 22 | After YouTube, now one can search for ‘Gangnam Style’ in the dictionary too. Psy’s trendsetting Gangnam Style dance not only became the most viewed video in YouTube history and made the world dance to its tunes, but has also recently...

December 21 is not quite the end of the world

December 21 is not quite the end of the world

Dec. 21 | Today is finally December 21, 2012, or what should have been the end of the world according to the interpretations of the Mayan calender. Some parts of the earth are yet to move into the next day and people the world over are surely wondering what the...

Royal baby could have red hair according to studies

Royal baby could have red hair according to studies

Dec. 20 | According to recent studies and speculation there is 52 percent chance for the royal baby of the duke and duchess of Cambridge to be red haired and to join the long tradition of red haired people in the monarchy. Geneticists claim that if both Prince...

The Brothers Grimm legacy continues 200 years on

The Brothers Grimm legacy continues 200 years on

Dec. 20 | December 20, 1812 marked the day that The Brother Grimm published their first installment of fairy tales that looked like they were going to be lost forever. These tales were part of Germany’s cultural history and the duo wanted to preserve this with...

Olivia Culpo brings the Miss Universe crown back to the USA

Olivia Culpo brings the Miss Universe crown back to the USA

Dec. 20 | For the first time in more than a decade the Miss Universe crown was won by someone from the US on December 19, 2012. Olivia Culpo walked away with top honors after a very close race, which saw Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon place second while Miss Venezuela...

Ikea offers up to 96 percent discounts on Christmas trees

Ikea offers up to 96 percent discounts on Christmas trees

Dec. 19 | This is the first time that the Southampton branch of the Swedish furniture and home company Ikea has decided to sell real Nordmann Fir Christmas trees, instead of artificial ones that they have been selling previously. However, in the process the company...