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Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control


April 12, 2019

JERUSALEM: Israel´s attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute on Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface. “We didn´t make it, but we definitely tried,” project originator and major backer Morris Kahn said in a live videocast from mission control near Tel Aviv. “I …

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Bezos upbeat on Amazon Go physical stores


April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON: Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos said Thursday he sees a bright future in the company´s cashierless retail stores and that many consumers see the experience as “magical.” In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos was upbeat about the prospects for Amazon Go, the stores where customers use an app to check out, with purchases scanned in the store and …

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NASA´s ‘Twins Study,’ landmark research on US astronauts


April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON: What if you could send an astronaut into space for a year and monitor him closely along with his identical twin brother on Earth? The US space agency NASA did just that and published the findings on Thursday of a landmark study that could provide insights into the hazards of long space flights such as a mission to Mars. …

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Katie Bouman, the MIT grad who made first-ever photograph of black hole possible


April 12, 2019

BRUSSELS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) post-doctoral student Katie Bouman, who isn’t an astronomer, amazingly played a vital role in taking the first-ever photograph of a black hole. That historic first photo  of a black hole was released to the public on Wednesday after years of work on an international project called Event Horizon Telescope. Katie Bouman, a computer scientist, …

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Wink girl Priya Prakash Varrier brutally trolled for Instagram faux pas


April 12, 2019

The famous Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier has been brutally trolled over social media for a blunder on a caption on her Instagram post. Popularly known as the ‘wink girl’ who got famous  after her finger-gun kiss video got viral on social media was recently  intensely trolled. Priya posted a promotional post for a perfume label, but the ‘Sridevi Bunglow’ …

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Salman Khan deems competitors SRK, Aamir Khan ‘legends’


April 12, 2019

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has stunned everyone by calling his competitors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan the ultimate ‘legends’, adding that he on the other hand has survived in the industry only because of ‘mediocre talent and luck’. The iconic actor, in an interview with DNA, responding to a question regarding being the most celebrated Khan out of the …

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Supermodel Mehreen Syed blessed with a baby boy


April 12, 2019

Famed Pakistani supermodel Mehreen Syed welcomed a baby boy on Thursday which she has named Ibrahim. Updating her fans about this new chapter in life, Mehreen wrote on Twitter: “By the grace and blessings of Allah, Ahmad & I would like to announce the birth of our baby boy Ibrahim. Please remember Ibrahim and our family in your duaa’s. Thank …

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Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge


April 12, 2019

Palm Springs: Bubblegum pop coquette on the outside, saucy master of celebrity on the inside, there is perhaps no current star better at re-fashioning her own trials into larger-than-life success than Ariana Grande. While suffering a highly publicized burst of personal and professional upheaval — the deadly 2017 Manchester bombing at one of her concerts, the suicide of her ex-boyfriend …

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Kangana Ranaut prods Alia Bhatt yet again with her sharp comments


April 12, 2019

MUMBAI: Bollywood’s outspoken actress Kangana Ranaut has yet again pinched  Alia Bhatt, calling  her Gully Boy performance ‘mediocre’. Ranaut seems to be still   at odd with  dashing star Alia Bhatt as she passed some  snarky comments about her   performance in Gully Boy. She even went on to say, “it is embarrassing to be compared to her”. Interestingly, Kangana stands first  …

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Mehwish Hayat on Amitabh Bachchan’s refusal to play Pakistani role


April 12, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat, who  has recently received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, expressed  disappointment over   Bollywood’s  megastar Big B’s move to   bar himself from playing a Pakistani protagonist in Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty’s directorial debut. Showing her disappointment the actress said , movies have the power to build bridges especially when tensions are high.  She appeared to be a star  who …

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