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

Where: London, United KingdomMarch 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...

Swine flu flies to all corners of the earth

Where: Worldwide!April 30, 2009 : Swine Flu has claimed the life of its first victim in the United States of America, a small child who lives near the Mexican border. With this, it appears that the world is on the brink of a virus attack, the Swine Flu.It all started in Mexico, in South America, where people started...

Rahaman and Resul Win BAFTAS; Zakir Gets His Second Grammy

Where: London, UK, and Los Angeles, USAFebruary 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...

Rags-to-Riches: The Café Route

Where: London, UKDecember 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...

World’s Largest Blanket

Val Stone, a Devon, UK,-based pensioner has made the world's largest crocheted blanket and plans to sell it to raise money for a cancer fund.Stone, a leukaemia patient, has spent 11 years making the blanket, which is larger than a tennis court.The blanket measures about 24 metres by 8 metres when stretched out and weighs about 90 kilograms.She hopes...

Patel 20th most popular surname in England

Where: London, UKApril 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...

Indian Shooters Combat Racism

The Indian squad that just won the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in the UK, has brought back more than just 13 gold, six silver and eight bronze medals. They're also carrying some bad memories. According to the Indian shooters, who included Jaspal Rana and Mansher Singh, the behaviour of their British hosts bordered on racism.In a report in The Hindustan...

Angry Little Girls

August 26: She is a cute little Korean-American girl with pigtails, and her name is Kim. Like so many others, her parents, too, went to the United States of America as immigrants and settled there. Kim, who was born in the US, is American. And anyone who gives her the feeling that she is not a true American, or...

Swear, it’s true!

August 17: You might think that schools would discourage students from using bad words, but it is not so. Schools in England will soon be teaching their pupils swearwords in an attempt to stop them from using bad language! Does that make any sense?Apparently, British teachers feel that young children pick up swearwords from adults and older children, and...

Toddler teacher in UK

August 26: At a a supermarket in County Durham, England, the workers are getting ready for some lessons in sign language so as to better communicate with deaf customers. And the prospective students are only too eager to meet their teacher. For in this case, Madame Diana Graham, all of two years old, will be giving them the lessons....

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