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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

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Most mammals take 21 seconds to pee: Scientists

All mammals larger than rats take roughly the same amount of time to urinate - 21 seconds - regardless of their size, scientists say.

Russia makes FB block page of Putin's top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users on Sunday.

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

President Barack Obama said on Friday that he began his historic call with Castro earlier in the week by delivering a 15-minute lecture on human rights and political freedom, adding: 'This is still a regime that oppresses its people.'

Hacking row: Barack Obama rips into Sony, Jong-un

President Barack Obama on Friday blasted Sony pictures for capitulating to hackers and chided the North Korean dictator for getting upset over a satirical movie, a Seth Rogen film.

Mother held for allegedly stabbing to death 8 kids

The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said on Saturday.

FBI accuses North Korea of Sony hacking

North Korea was responsible for a "destructive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday, warning it would hunt down the perpetrators and make them pay.

There will be 'proportionate response': Obama on hacking

US president Barack Obama on Friday said there will be a “proportionate response” the hacking of Sony pictures by the North Korean government. But he refused to describe or define it.

Clooney slams Hollywood for not backing Sony after hacks

George Clooney is miffed with studio heads and Hollywood bigwigs as he tried to get them to sign a petition in support of Sony Pictures following the hack attack on its computers but no one came forward.

Pak govt orders detention of Lakhvi for 3 more months

Zaki-ur-Rehman-Lakhvi was a senior member of the Lashkar hierarchy, second only to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. He was arrested in December 2008, soon after the serial attacks rocked Mumbai.

Forget the politics, Sony executives say The Interview is "desperately unfunny"

The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is 'desperately unfunny' and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures.

Death threats to Sydney gunman's lawyers

Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets.

Nepali man sentenced to 12 years in prison for cow slaughter

A district court in Dang, located nearly 280 kilometres west of Kathmandu, sentenced accused Maghe Pun this week after it was established that he had killed a cow belonging to one Lakshmi Pun two months ago.

Of $5.4bn pledged for Gaza, only 2% delivered

Two months after donors pledged $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely 2% of the money has been transferred.

Pope says will not be around in 10 years

Greeting athletes and officials from the Italian National Olympic Committee, the 78-year-old pontiff wished them well with their bid to host the 2024 Games, but said he would not be around to watch them.

Knock knock. Who's there? Amazon's best-selling holiday author

It sounds like the usual setup for a knock-knock joke: Who is the best-selling author on all of Amazon.com this holiday season? Rob Elliott. Rob Elliott who?

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