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Vladimir Putin named world’s most powerful person in 2013

Vladimir Putin named world’s most powerful person in 2013

Oct. 31 | The fourth and current president of Russia, Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person in 2013. With this latest ranking, the US president Barrack Obama has been removed from the top spot, which has now been claimed by Putin. The...

New breast cancer test to be ready in two years

New breast cancer test to be ready in two years

Oct. 30 | Scientists have said that they are working on a test which would help in identifying seven different types of breast cancer, which gives new hope to women who are battling against the disease. The new test is known as the tumor sample test and it could...

Energy firms among most disliked UK companies

Energy firms among most disliked UK companies

Oct. 29 | A poll of 2,056 people which was conducted over the weekend stated that energy firms in the UK got a positive rating of merely 28.2 out of 100. The tobacco companies managed to score 25.6 percent, while the payday loan companies scored the least, 15.7...

Storm in southern UK claims two lives

Storm in southern UK claims two lives

Oct. 28 | Parts of the UK have been hit by a major storm, which claimed lives of a teenager in Kent and a man in Watford. More than 270,000 homes are left without electricity and rail services across southern Britain had to be cancelled due to the storm. According...

UK prepares for worst storm of 2013

UK prepares for worst storm of 2013

Oct. 24 | Forecasters in the UK have predicted that the country might be facing the worst storm of 2013. The unpredictable weather in the country is likely to continue in the next couple of days, which will include strong winds and heavy rain, especially during...

Prince George christened in front of family and friends

Prince George christened in front of family and friends

Oct. 23 | The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George was christened in a private ceremony in the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace on October 23, 2013. The intimate ceremony was attended by family members and closest friends. The little...

Kanye West proposes to Kim Kardashian with $8 million ring

Kanye West proposes to Kim Kardashian with $8 million ring

Oct. 23 | American socialite Kim Kardashian is all set to marry one again. After ending her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, Kim will soon be getting the title of a wife of rapper Kanye West. The American rapper proposed to his lady love on her 33rd...

UK to build new nuclear power plant

UK to build new nuclear power plant

Oct. 21 | United Kingdom’s first nuclear power plant in a generation has received a green light from the government. The plant consortium will be led by France’s EDF Energy, as well as investors from China, which will help in building the Hinkley Point C plant...

UN agency names air pollution as leading cause of cancer

UN agency names air pollution as leading cause of cancer

Oct. 18 | The World Health Organization’s cancer agency on October 17, 2013 said that the air that we breathe contains substances which cause cancer and is not being officially declared as carcinogenic to people. Data from the International Agency for Research...

Facebook removes restrictions for teenage users

Facebook removes restrictions for teenage users

Oct. 17 | In the past, social networking giant Facebook did not allow juvenile users to share their pictures across the network. However, the company changed its rules recently and said that teenagers are now allowed to alter the setting manually, in order to share...