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Last updated: Friday, December 15, 2017 5:06:04 AM

Spielberg wanted to direct musical for Tom Fletcher
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer and childrens author Tom Fletcher says he once discussed ideas for a musical with veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

Friday, December 15, 2017 5:06:04 AM

US dollar declines on soft inflation data
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most major currencies as the country's soft inflation data continued to weigh on the market.

Friday, December 15, 2017 3:52:04 AM

US regulator repeals Obama's net neutrality rules
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to roll back "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 that required internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.

Friday, December 15, 2017 2:38:03 AM

Disney acquiring Star India from Fox (to go with 'Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox in $52 bn stock deal')
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Media giant Disney is acquiring Star India from 21st Century Fox as part of a global $52.4 billion mega-deal announced Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:06:06 PM

US Vice President postpones Israel visit
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel by several days due to the Congressional vote on tax reforms, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:06:04 PM

Radiation from smartphones may up miscarriage risk: Study
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Pregnant women's exposure to non-ionising radiation from smartphones, Bluetooth devices and laptops may more than double the risk of miscarriage, a study has showed.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:20:04 PM

Three astronauts return to Earth from space station
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after spending nearly five months at the International Space Station.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:30:05 PM

Indian American doctor arrested for healthcare fraud in US
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian American cardiologist based in the US state of Nevada has been arrested on 39 charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud, officials said.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:18:05 PM

Salma says 'monster' Weinstein threatened to kill her
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has added her name to the list of celebrities speaking out against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, calling him a rage-fuelled "monster" who sexually harassed and tried to kill her. Weinstein denied the charge.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:42:03 PM

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to induce plants to give off dim light, a major step towards realising their vision of using plants to illuminate the workspace.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:38:06 PM

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