Magnetar 'Storm' provides hints of Starquakes

Magnetar StormWashington, Oct 22 : A rapid-fire "storm" of high energy explosion from extremely magnetized neutron star, also called as a magnetar, detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope on Jan. 22, 2009 has now provided hints of Starquakes to the astronomers.

Astronomers analyzed the data and have discovered underlying signals related to seismic waves rippling throughout the magnetar.

Microsoft Lumia to replace brand Nokia

Microsoft LumiaWashington, Oct 22 : Microsoft has reportedly declared that Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that will replace Nokia as the software maker.

The change followed a slow transition from Nokia. com over to Microsoft's new mobile site, and Nokia France will be the first country to use the new moniker "Microsoft Lumia" for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, reported The Verge.

Other countries will undergo the same transition in the coming weeks.

The report said that Nokia is not going to go away fully with Microsoft scrapping the brand and will continue to exist as a separate company without its phones business.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud after attack by Chinese hackers

Apple-iCloudJohannesburg, Oct 22 : Apple has reportedly issued a security warning for iCloud users amid reports of attacks by hackers on the online network.

The company acknowledged the attempted breach, saying that it was aware of "intermittent organized network attack" on its iCloud service.

According to News. com. au, the security warning follows a blog report by Greatfire. org, which monitors Chinese internet censorship, that says Beijing-backed hackers have been using "man-in-the-middle" attacks that dupe people into giving away their usernames and password and giving unauthorised access to their documents, photos and emails.

'White Bird in a Blizzard ' nude scenes were 'very truthful', Shailene Woodley

Shailene WoodleyWashington, Oct 22 : Shailene Woodley has revealed that the nude scenes in her upcoming film ' White Bird in a Blizzard' were very truthful.

The 22-year-old actor said that she feels like it lent itself to this movie and wasn't exploitative and that there's nothing that bothers her about seeing people have intimate scenes in films, Us Magazine reported.

She said that the movie's plot is a realistic depiction of growing up and her opinion is that intimacy is a natural part of being a human being.

Woodley plays a 17 year old whose mother disappears as the teen grapples with her own sexual exploration. (ANI)

Kris Jenner certain about Kylie and Tyga not dating

Kris JennerWashington, Oct 22 : Kris Jenner has said that Kylie Jenner was single and not dating rapper Tyga.

The 58 year old explained that such rumors have spread as Tyga has been close to the Kardashians clan, but not particularly with Jenner and the two were certainly not 'romantically connected,'' People magazine reported.

Jenner has added that the rapper was living in the same neighborhood for a long time and had recently shifted next to Khloe Kardashian 's home, where all the cousins were living together and she's got tabs on them which was why she was so sure.(ANI)

Wozniacki dents Sharapova's hopes of claiming year-end world No. 1 spot

Caroline WozniackiJohannesburg, Oct 22 : Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reportedly dented Maria Sharapova's hopes of overtaking Serena Williams in the world rankings after she stunned the Russian in a marathon three- setter WTA Finals on Tuesday.

The Dane edged a thrilling encounter 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 in Singapore as she beat Sharapova and injured the Russian's hopes of overtaking Williams to be crowned the year-end world number one.

Wozniacki said that it was a great match, adding that it's always tough to play the first time and get into the rhythm. She said that she is just so happy to be through, Sport24 reported.

Taylor Swift: Men threatened to kill me, kidnap me or marry me

Taylor -SwiftWashington, Oct 22 : Taylor Swift has revealed that a number of men, who have showed up at her house and her mom's house, have " threatened to either kill her, kidnap her, or marry her."

The 24-year-old singer, who really "values normalcy," said that she fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because she likes to be able to take a drive by herself, which she hasn't done in six years as they have to be in a car behind her, Us Magazine reported.

Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

Washington, Oct 22 - A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

The study also revealed that low to moderate alcohol use in early adulthood is associated with a decreased likelihood of hypertension in females and in young adult men, frequent binge drinking over the past year was associated with a
1.7-times increased likelihood of developing hypertension.

Drogba scores first goal since rejoining Chelsea during 6-0 Maribor thrashing in CL clash

Didier DrogbaLondon, Oct 22 - Former Ivory Coast national football team skipper Didier Drogba scored his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as the club romped Maribor 6-0 to record their biggest Champions League win at Stamford Bridge.

Striker Loic Remy swept in the opener after just 13 minutes into the game but Drogba quickly replaced him after the French international injuring himself when scoring. Drogba then converted a penalty before John Terry slid in a third.

Maribor's defender Mitja Viler put Chelsea in command with an own goal before midfielder Eden Hazard scored a penalty and drove in a late sixth for the Premier League club, The BBC reported.

SAI keen to resolve Terry Walsh matter, want him to stay

New Delhi - After a high-drama exit of Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh, who resigned following a "pay dispute" with the Sports Authority of India, the SAI DG Jiji Thomson has assured that the matter will be "resolved" as they want the veteran Australian to continue.

SAI DG said he had met Walsh at his office on Tuesday and tried to convince the Australian to carry on in his post.

"I met him (Walsh) when he came to SAI. He told me that he doesn't have any issues with SAI. The matter will be resolved. We want him to continue in his position," Thomson told said

Sensex up 212 points on last trading session of the Samvat Year 2070

Mumbai - The benchmark BSE Sensex today rose over 212 points in early trade on the last trading session of the Samvat Year 2070, extending gains for the fourth straight day on increased capital inflows amid the government announcing a slew of economic reforms.

Further, a firming trend in global markets also buoyed trading sentiments.

The 30-share index surged by 212.76 points, or 0.80 percent, to 26,788.41 with auto, capital goods, healthcare, power and metal sector stocks leading the rally.

The Sensex had gained 576.31 points in the last three sessions.

PM Modi to spend Diwali in Srinagar

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Oct 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that this year, he will spend Diwali with the people who were affected by the floods in Srinagar.

"Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate floods," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Incessant rains, coupled with a swollen Jhelum river caused severe floods in Srinagar, leaving the city with an estimated 280 people dead and crores in damages. (ANI)

Benedict Cumberbatch gets wax model at Madame Tussauds

Benedict Cumberbatch WAXLondon, Oct 21 : Benedict Cumberbatch has become the latest celeb to get immortalized at the Madame Tussauds Wax museum.

The 'Sherlock' star, who was measured for the figure back in July, had said that it was a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of those already committed to wax, the Daily Express reported.

He had also joked saying that he has been accused of being wooden in his work but never waxy.

Cumberbatch's model will be placed in the A-list section of the hit tourist attraction alongside such icons as Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp. (ANI)

Google revamps Gmail app, now supports Yahoo, Outlook

GoogleWashington, Oct 21 : Google has revamp ed its Gmail app for Android, and it will now support Yahoo, and Outlook accounts.

Gmail for Android has traditionally supported just Google's own mail service, but now the search giant wants to help Android users manage all of their mail from within its Gmail app, The Verge reported.

A leaked video demonstrates the new Gmail app, and Google notes within it that more than just Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook. com accounts are supported.

It appears that Exchange ActiveSync is supported, as in the Android mail client, which could spell the end of switching between mail clients on Android for most users.

iPhone's record breaking sale surges Apple's revenue to 42.1b dollars, in Q4

iPhone's record breaking saleWashington, Oct 21 : Apple recently announced an impressive fourth quarter earnings of 8.5 billion dollars on revenue of 42.1 billion dollars, which is said to come out as a result of the record breaking iPhone sales.

According to The Verge, the numbers crossed many expectations, including the company's own guidance for the quarter as Apple was expecting revenue of 37-40 billion dollars with a gross margin of 37 to 38 percent.

Would Brangelina have not wed if kids didn't insist?

BrangelinaLondon, Oct 21 : Brad Pitt has revealed that the only reason he and wife Angelina Jolie tied the knot was for their 6 kids.

The 50-year-old 'Fury' star said that they felt they were "beyond marriage as they already had a family," the Daily Star reported.

However, Pitt, who married the 'Maleficent' star, 39, earlier in August this year, added that when their children asked them to get married, both of them surprisingly thought "it would be a lovely."

Pitt also revealed that he planned to make the French chateau where they got married their main family home. (ANI)

Julia Roberts wants her kids to 'speak out' for what they 'believe in'

Julia RobertsWashington, Oct 21 : Julia Roberts has recently revealed that she wants her kids to be honest and "speak out" for what they and their friends believe in, like the teenage gay rights activists she recently met at GLSEN's Respect Awards.

The young people encouraged the 'Eat Pray Love' actress infinitely and mentioned that she was "friend" to all of those people who suffer through the bullying in their life, E! Online reported.

The 46-year-old actress also said that her heart goes out to all the mothers of all the children who have suffered from this kind of bullying.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for murdering Steenkamp

PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 21 : Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead.

Judge Thokozile Masipa pronounced her ruling on Tuesday in Pistorius' murder trial. Pistorius had shot Steenkamp dead on Valentines Day last year and had maintained that he mistook her for an intruder in his Pretoria home.

The high-profile seven-month trial finally concluded with Pistorius being jailed for five years for culpable homicide.

The double amputee athlete had been earlier cleared of premeditated murder with the judge charging Pistorius of culpable homicide .

UK Kashmir March: Agitate in India not 'cosy capitals', says Omar Abdullah

Omar-AbdullahSrinagar, Oct 21 : Commenting on the 'Million March' that is to take place next week in London, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that he does not have an issue with it but the marchers should protest in India rather than by sitting in cosy capitals.

"I have no problem propounding an ideology, but rather than sitting in cosy capitals like London they should come here and do it," said Abdullah.

Thousands of people are expected to participate in the 'Million March' a calling for independence of Jammu and Kashmir that is scheduled to take place in London on October 26 to protest against supposed 'human rights violations in Indian Kashmir'.

Consuming beer every day doubles fertility in men

men drinking beerMelbourne, Oct 21 : A new study has claimed that drinking around a pint and a half of beer per night could double their fertility rates.

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, assessed the habits of 105 men with an average age of 37 whose partners were undergoing IVF between 2007 and 2013, and found that men who consumed at least 22g of alcohol daily, had double the chances to become fathers through IVF than those who didn't, News.com.au reported.

Meanwhile, the study also found that Caffeine could be harmful for fertility, as men who drank at least 265mg of coffee were the least likelier to have kids.

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