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Federer is Number One Again

Where: London, United Kingdom July 5, 2009 : It was a day of tennis records and grand performances at the Wimbledon Men's Final. Swiss Roger Federer, ranked second in the tournament's listings, faced a tough fight over five sets by Andy Roddick before he could win his sixth Wimbledon title and 15th Grand Slam title. The American Roddick (ranked...

Heads of Government to Seek Solutions to World Economic Crisis at G20 Summit

Where: London, United Kingdom March 30, 2009 : The heads of the world's 20 largest economic powers, the Group of 20 or G20, will assemble in London on April 2, 2009. The London summit will focus on finding solutions to the present global economic crisis. The G20 is a forum that includes G-7, the world's seven leading industrialized nations...

Saved! Two Nuclear Submarines Collide; No Injuries or Leaks

Where: London, U.K. February 16, 2009 : Last week two submarines, one British and one French, both carrying nuclear weapons, collided in the Atlantic Ocean. Neither British nor French officials could explain how this could have happened with two sophisticated vessels from allied nations. The event proved to be a puzzle and an embarrassment for both navies. There were no...

Rahaman and Resul Win BAFTAS; Zakir Gets His Second Grammy

Where: London, UK, and Los Angeles, USA February 11, 2009 : India'a A.R.Rahman won the award for the Best Music Director for his work in the film 'Slumdog Millionaire' at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards ceremony. Fellow Indian Resul Pookutty, the sound director of the film, won the Best Sound Editing Award. At the...

Medical Research : Location, Mt. Everest

Where: London, United Kingdom January 10, 2009 : An interesting story by BBC News tells how a team of London doctors, including five anesthetists, two general practitioners and a vascular surgeon climbed Mt. Everest. They then treated themselves as guinea pigs to measure oxygen levels present in their blood at the summit. The readings confirmed that high-altitude climbers have...

Climate Change: Some Chilling Facts

Where London: United Kingdom February 5, 2009 : All of Europe and much of North America experienced very chilly weather and battled snow and ice through most of January. Snowfall of unexpected proportions hit Madrid, Spain, and severe storms blew across France, U.K., Germany, and Northern Italy. Since February 2, 2009 the U.K. has seen unusual amounts of snowfall. By...

Rags-to-Riches: The Café Route

Where: London, UK December 10, 2008 :Question: Name an impoverished British woman writer who wrote her first novel in sitting in cafes with her child, and went on to become a billionaire bestselling writer? J.K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter series, comes to mind at once. Well, now there’s more. Marina Fiorato, new bestselling writer, says she was...

Patel 20th most popular surname in England

Where: London, UK April 15, 2007: In the UK alone, more than 1.05 million Indians contribute to making the country culturally colourful. Now, there's more proof that Indians are the largest minority ethnic group in England. According to a study published in The Observer on Sunday, the Indian surname "Patel" is one of the top 500 British surnames. "Patel" is...

Pretty bird no more

Where: London, England April 24, 2007: For 40 years, the people of London have been happy to spot in their parks a bird that seems to have made its way from the Himalayas to the capital of England. With its shocking green body, red beak, long tail and noisy screech, the rose-ringed parakeet brought a vivid splash of colour...

The Cullinan, once the largest uncut diamond…

The Cullinan, once the largest uncut diamond, was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It was the size of a man's fist and weighed over half a kg (1 lb). The largest gem cut from it, named the 'Star of Africa', is in the British Royal Sceptre in the Tower of London.

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Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World

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Where is Manbhavan?

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The Adventurer

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Aristotle can’t remain Ignorant!

The Greeks were a passionately curious lot. When Alexander the Great set off in 334 BC on the famous expedition that took him over...