Clarke gives Smith 'shelling' over 'friendly chat' with 'adversary' Ali

Michael ClarkeWashington, Oct 31 : Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke gave a telling off to his teammate Steve Smith during the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan after the batsman's friendly chat with their rival team's Azhar Ali.

Clarke was clearly unhappy with Smith's friendly chat with Ali. Australia had again lost the toss and Pakistan had comfortably moved to 1for 94 on a docile wicket in Abu Dhabi, already one up in the two Test series and cruising by the 33rd over.

So when Smith, who was fielding pitchside, had a friendly yarn to Azhar, Clarke gave him a rocket, Fox News reported.

Hamilton says losing F1 championship due to final-race double points system will 'suck'

Lewis HamiltonLondon, Oct 31 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that it would suck if he lost the Formula One world championship as a result of the controversial final-race double points system this year.

Hamilton is 17 points clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with three races to go, starting in the US this weekend, and has nine wins to the German's four. But, depending on results, he could win in Austin and Brazil and still lose the title if he retires in Abu Dhabi .

The five lifestyle rules that guarantee longevity revealed

sensible eatingLondon, Oct 31 : A new research has observed that there are simple five lifestyle rules that add years to one's life.

Research conducted over 35 years found that regular exercise, sensible eating, maintaining a healthy weight, minimal alcohol consumption and no smoking that guarantee longevity, the Daily Express reported.

GP Ian Campbell said that it was not just a wake-up call but a loud cannon across the bows for individuals and NHS decision makers.

Now, 'Uni' tablet that translates signs into spoken language

Uni tabletWashington, Oct 31 : A new company has created a tablet case ' Uni' that can translate sign language into spoken words.

A San Francisco-based start up MotionSavvy, has embedded the tablet with motion-sensing technology that could capture sign language and translate it into text, CBS reported.

Using Leap Motion, a motion-sensing technology, a camera would sense the movements of hands and fingers, down to individual joints, from up to a foot away. The software would then interpret the signs, check them against a growing database of signs and translate them into spoken word.

Dev Patel to star with Nicole Kidman in 'Lion'

Dev PatelWashington, Oct 31 : Dev Patel will be starring alongside Nicole Kidman in the Weinstein Co.'s new drama, ' Lion.'

The project, which would be helmed by Garth Davis, is based on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, and follows a street kid from Calcutta, India, played by the 'Slumdog Millionaire' star, 24, who's adopted by an Australian couple, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

It was believed that Hugh Jackman would also star in the film, which was adapted by Luke Davies for the screen, but the actor's agent has denied any connection to the project. (ANI)

Oceans may have arisen on Earth billions of years earlier than believed

OceansLondon, Oct 31 : A new study researched on evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system saying that the oceans arrived early to Earth than expected.

The study conducted at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) suggested that that it wasn't necessary since the right amount and composition of water was present at a very early stage.

Lead author Adam Sarafian, said that the answer to one of the basic questions was that their oceans were always here and they didn't get them from a late process, as was previously thought.

China says Facebook may enter if it abides by regulations

Facebook ChinaLondon, Oct 31 : China may be blocking access to Facebook but that does not mean that the social networking website can never set foot on Chinese soil, as long as it abides by its laws and regulations, the director of the nation's internet regulator said.

While admitting that some foreign websites are not accessible in China, he denied shutting such websites down.

Lu Wei, who heads the State Internet Information Office, was addressing a press conference ahead of the World Internet Conference due to be held in Zhejiang province and said that his department was planning to strengthen measures to "govern the internet," reported the BBC.

PC picks 'blonde groom' at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

priyanka-chopraDubai, Oct 31 - Priyanka Chopra recently picked a suitor at song-and-dance show held at the Emirates Palace as a part of Abu Dhabi Film Festival .

The 'Barfi' star, who had asked the men to woo her hand in marriage, "Bollywood style", chose a blond candidate, Nathan, Gulf News reported.

The man, though couldn't dance, impressed the Bollywood diva by saying that she have amazing eyes and a body to die for and that he will lover her and her mother.

Chopra added that she was very happy to be present at the event, as she got to meet people who love and celebrate cinema. (ANI)

Antarctic ozone hole remains stable for 2014

Antarctic ozone hole remains stable for 2014Washington, Oct 31 - The scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently reported that the Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, 2014, which was almost similar to that in 2013.

The size of this year's hole was 24.1 million square kilometers, an area roughly the size of North America .

The single-day maximum area was similar to that in 2013, which reached 24.0 million square kilometers (9.3 million square miles). The largest single-day ozone hole ever recorded by satellite was 29.9 million square kilometers (11.5 million square miles) on Sept. 9, 2000.

Murray books place in Tour Finals post straight sets win over Dimitrov at Paris Masters

Andy MurrayLondon, Oct 31 - Britain number one Andy Murray recorded a straight sets win over Wimbledon champion Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters to book his place at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray, who lost in straight sets at Wimbledon , beat the Bulgarian 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals. He is seeking to win his fourth title in six weeks and also required to reach the last eight to qualify for the season-ending finals in London.

The Scot would next face world number one Novak Djokovic, who needed a second-set tie-break for a 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) win over Gael Monfils, in the last eight on Friday, The BBC reported.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says being gay greatest gift from God

tim cookLondon, Oct 31- Apple chief executive Tim Cook has came out of the closet and announced that he is gay and a proud one at that.

According to the BBC, Cook made his announcement to try to help people struggling with their identity, he wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

Cook wrote that while he had never denied his sexuality, he hadn't publicly acknowledged it either, until now.

He said that he was proud to be gay and considered it to be among the greatest gifts that God gave him.

Sensex hits new record-high of 27,493.59; Nifty crosses 8,200

sensex upMumbai: The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty soared to hit new all-time highs of 27,493.59 and 8,214.65 points, respectively, in opening trade Friday on sustained fund inflows, driven by a slew of economic reforms announced by the government amidst optimism over strong corporate earnings.

Rising for the fourth straight day, the 30-share index flared up by 147.26 points, or 0.53 percent, to hit a new peak of 27,493.59.

The gauge had gained 593.43 points in previous three sessions to close at record-high yesterday at 27,346.33 in yesterday's session. It had also touched an intra-day lifetime high of 27,390.60 in the previous session.

K -Stew admits hates social media but has `private` Instagram account

kristen stewartLondon, Oct 31 - Kristen Stewart has claimed that she hates social media but has confessed that she has a "secret" account on Instagram.

The 'Twilight' star asserted that she had a private Instagram in order to keep in touch with her pals because she was always away and that was not social media as they had a shared photo stream, the Mirror reported.

Whilst talking about Twitter, the 24-year-old star that there was nothing to tweet about. (ANI)

Saina Nehwal returns to world's top 5

saina nehwalNew Delhi : Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday.

Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month.

In both the events, she lost to World No. 2 Chinese Shixian Wang.

Saina's compatriot P V Sindhu maintained her No.10 position despite losing in the first round of French Open.

Parupalli Kashyap has made it back to the men's singles top-20 at 17th spot by climbing up four places after a decent show in the last two tournaments.

PM Modi to flag off 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Patel birth anniversary

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Oct. 31 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a "Run for Unity" marathon here this morning on the occasion of the 139th birth anniversary of India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Friday is being observed as National Unity Day across the nation.

The " Run for Unity" will commence from Vijay Chowk and end at India Gate on Rajpath.

A function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Patel will also be held at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called on people to enthusiastically participate in the grand marathon and pay rich tribute to the "Iron Man" of India.

Marriage isn't what I expected, says Anne Hathaway

Anne HathawayWashington, Oct 30 : Anne Hathaway has admitted that marriage isn't what she expected and its much more than what she ever imagined.

The 31-year-old actress, who just celebrated her two-year wedding anniversary with hubby Adam Shulman , said that when they got married, she thought it was a great party and she honestly thought that they were doing it more for tradition and that she wasn't prepared for the radical shift her heart was going to have, E! Online reported.

She said that she and Shulman spend as much time together as possible, even when she's traveling around the world to film movies.

Rajnath approves grant of higher compensation to victims of riots, terrorist violence

Rajnath SinghNew Delhi, Oct 30 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to substantially enhance the compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or Naxal violence from Rs. 3,00,000 to 5,00,000.

Till now, the next of kin of persons killed or civilians who suffered permanent incapacitation as a result of such violence were paid Rs. 3, 00,000 as per provisions of the central scheme for assistance to civilian victims of terrorist/communal/Naxal violence since 2008. (ANI)

India uncovers suspected plot to assassinate Bangladeshi PM

Sheikh HasinaNew Delhi, Oct 30 : India's top counter-terrorism agency on Wednesday declared that it had uncovered a suspected plot by a banned militant group to assassinate the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and carry out a coup.

India will hand over a dossier to Bangladesh with details of the plan by members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, which has carried out scores of attacks in India's eastern neighbour, the government and police officials said.

Cara Delevingne may play Harley Quinn in new Batman flick

Cara DelevingneLondon, Oct 30 : Cara Delevingne is currently in the running for a role in David Ayer 's upcoming Batman flick.

According to sources, Warner Bros are "seriously looking" at the model to fill the part of the sexy villainess from the superhero saga, the Daily Star reported.

It has been said that Delevingne auditioned for the role around three weeks ago, hinting to her activity with a cryptic Instagram post with the caption: "Dress up time."

Harley Quinn is a female counterpart to the Joker in the Suicide Squad, a corrupt government agency from the DC comics. (ANI)

Jessica Biel '3 months pregnant' with hubby Justin Timberlake's baby

Jessica biel Justin timberlakeWashington, Oct 30 : Jessica Biel is definitely expecting is more than 3 months through with the pregnancy.

After week of speculations, a source close to the 32-year-old beauty said that was due in April 2015, while another source added that getting pregnant hadn't been an easy task for the star, which may have been the reason for holding the news back, Radar Online reported.

The baby will be a first for both, the '7th Heaven' star and the 33-year-old singer/actor, who recently celebrated their 2nd anniversary in New Zealand. (ANI)

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