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One Direction take home title of Worst Band at 2013 NME awards

One Direction take home title of Worst Band at 2013 NME awards

Feb. 28 | British boy-band One Direction are having a torrid time of late. First one of their singers Harry Styles received a painful blow below the belt recently, with a misdirected shoe thrown by a fan. While another Liam Payne, was at the receiving end of some...

Justin Timberlake to collaborate with Marcus Mumford for movie soundtrack

Justin Timberlake to collaborate with Marcus Mumford for movie soundtrack

Feb. 27 | Justin Timberlake, for many years, had concentrated on his movie career. Now the singer is fusing his love for movies and singing by recording a film soundtrack. The ‘Cry Me A River’ singer will be making a departure from his usual sound...

Mosquitoes becoming immune to repellent Deet

Mosquitoes becoming immune to repellent Deet

Feb. 27 | Research conducted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that dengue and yellow fever-transmitting mosquitoes are becoming immune to the insect repellent Deet. British scientists have found that the mosquitoes are now able to ignore...

Anti-HIV drug increases life expectancy in South Africa

Anti-HIV drug increases life expectancy in South Africa

Feb. 27 | New research shows that an intensive campaign to fight HIV/AIDS with expensive antiretroviral drugs in rural KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, has shown that life expectancy in South Africa has increased by 11 years. It has also significantly reduced...

Rave reviews for James McAvoy’s performance in Macbeth

Rave reviews for James McAvoy’s performance in Macbeth

Feb. 27 | Scottish actor James McAvoy, star of ‘X Men: First Class’ and ‘Atonement’, has received rave reviews from both critics and peers for his performance in the modern take of ‘Macbeth’.. Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy is set in a war-torn...

Controversial class A drug trial to take place

Controversial class A drug trial to take place

Feb. 27 | Students at the prestigious King’s College in London were offered the chance to take part in a scientific study on how cocaine affects the human body. An email was sent on Thursday, February 21, 2013 to hundreds of undergraduates and postgraduates....

Balloon flights in Egypt put on hold after crash

Balloon flights in Egypt put on hold after crash

Feb. 27 | One of the deadliest hot air balloon crashes in decades took 19 lives on Tuesday morning, February 26, 2013, in Egypt. As one of the balloons was preparing to land, at around 300 meters above the ground, a gas explosion pierced the air, causing fire and...

Scotland shocked as Cardinal Keith O’Brien steps down

Scotland shocked as Cardinal Keith O’Brien steps down

Feb. 26 | Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned from his post of senior cleric on February 25, 2013, in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behavior with three priests and a former priest. With Pope Benedict stepping down on Thursday, February 28, 2013,...

Steven Tyler opens up about his cocaine addiction

Steven Tyler opens up about his cocaine addiction

Feb. 26 | Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler opened up in a new interview which aired on Sunday, February 24, 2013 on Australia’s ‘60 Minutes’ TV show. The ‘Crazy’ singer confessed to spending between 5 and 6 million dollars on cocaine during the course...

Jennifer Lawrence trips as she climbs to accept Oscar

Jennifer Lawrence trips as she climbs to accept Oscar

Feb. 25 | The charming Jennifer Lawrence tripped on the Oscar stage as she went to receive her award for ‘Best Actress’ on Sunday night in Hollywood, Los Angeles. She went on to receive a standing ovation from the crowd at the Dolby Theater and was left blushing...