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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge you've seen yet

Leave it to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to take the challenge to a new level of creativity -- he did it in a suit, while in the shower, on a bike and while trying to flee in a car. In all, he was doused five time with ice-cold water.

Indian invents cheap sanitary pads, to be available in 70 developing countries

A Coimbatore-based Indian, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who has invented a machine that can be used to make cheap sanitary pads, hopes that the device would be available in 70 developing countries by next year. VIDEO INSIDE

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Expendables 3 is worth a watch

The muscle-bound gang of ageing action icons reunites for the third instalment of the testosterone-charged franchise. Setting out to reassert that age doesn’t matter. The Expendables 3 breaks no new ground, but is marginally more entertaining than its predecessors.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Watch Mardaani for Rani Mukerji's performance

Post-interval, the story derails considerably. By the time we get to the climax, we are fully in avenging angel territory. And, just like in Singham Returns last week, the solutions suggested are problematic.

25,000 flats on offer in DDA’s biggest-ever housing scheme

Delhi Development Authority announced on Friday that it will launch its biggest ever housing scheme on September 1, which will have more than 25,000 flats priced between Rs. 5.40 lakh and Rs. 1.2 crore.

China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Organisers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

New study suggests treatment possibility for autism

People with autism have too many synapses - the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals - according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder.

Want a perfect selfie? Try this 'perfume bottle'

For fashion-loving teenage girls who enjoy taking selfies but do not want the world to see, Sony has launched a unique perfume bottle-look camera that can be a perfect bag accessory.

Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 81

The 81-year-old writer, a die-hard socialist till the end, was hospitalised 10 days ago after he developed an infection in his lungs and bloodstream. He was on dialysis over the last three years after both his kidneys deteriorated.

Washington Post editorial board no longer using word 'Redskins'

The Washington Post editorial board will generally avoid using the word 'Redskins' when referring to Washington's football team, it announced on Friday, saying the term denigrates Native Americans.

Delhi's Gymkhana Club may be shut on pollution charges

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee said the club was using bore wells without authorisation, and had failed to ensure adequate waste management, reuse of treated wastewater and rainwater harvesting.

Davids and Goliaths: A look at the US Open first round draws

With the US Open only three days to go, here is a look at some of the players hoping to cause first round upsets at the last Grand Slam of the season at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

Monkey doesn't own his selfie: US regulator over Wikipedia row

A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has caused a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie.

Movie review: Life is Beautiful, but not with overdose of overacting

Apart from the lack of a strong screenplay to build the plot into a sustainable movie, Manoj Amarnani's directorial debut Life is Beautiful has a painful overdose of overacting.
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