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Astronomers spot most distant object in the Universe

Astronomers spot most distant object in the UniverseLondon, April 28 : Astronomers have spotted the most distant object yet confirmed in the universe, which is a self-destructing star that exploded 13.1 billion light years from Earth.

According to a report in New Scientist, it detonated just 640 million years after the big bang, around the end of the cosmic "dark ages", when the first stars and galaxies were lighting up space.

The object is a gamma-ray burst (GRB) - the brightest type of stellar explosion.

UK Government’s treatment of Gurkhas disgraceful, says Thatcher

UK Government’s treatment of Gurkhas disgraceful, says ThatcherLondon, Apr. 28 : Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher last night branded the Gordon Brown Government's treatment of brave Gurkhas as "disgraceful".

Backing The Sun's campaign for justice, Thatcher told her aides that she was "very distressed" after ministers brought in new rules shutting thousands of Gurkhas out of Britain.

The Iron Lady - who sent Gurkhas into battle in the Falklands War - rarely speaks out in public since quitting politics but wanted to voice her sense of outrage.

Meryl Streep to be honored with Lifetime Achievement award at Rome Film Fest

Meryl Streep to be honored with Lifetime Achievement award at Rome Film FestLondon, Apr 28 : Legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Rome film festival.

The `Out of Africa' star will receive the Marcus Aurelius Lifetime Achievement Award, reports The Daily Star.

Streep will hold an onstage conversation about her stellar career during the event''s fourth edition.

The gong had earlier been presented to Sir Sean Connery and Al Pacino.

Robert Pattinson forayed into acting to pick up women!

Robert Pattinson forayed into acting to pick up women!London, Apr 28 : Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson has revealed that he ventured into acting to land pretty girls.

Rob revealed that it was his father who pushed him to try his hand at London''s Barnes Theatre Company - so he could hang out with girls.

"My dad saw a bunch of pretty girls who were going to it. (He) said: ''Hey Rob, you''ve got to go to that.'' That''s the reason I still do it!" The Daily Star quoted Rob, as saying.

Natalie Cole fears she will run out of time before kidney transplant

Natalie Cole fears she will run out of time before kidney transplantLondon, April 28 : Natalie Cole is terrified that she may not have enough time on her hands to undergo a life-saving kidney transplant.

The 59-year-old singer has been suffering from kidney failure caused by the chronic liver disease Hepatitis C.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner contracted the condition from her drug addiction during the 80s and is being treated since September last year.

Lily Allen dumps boyfriends for songwriting inspiration!

Lily Allen dumps boyfriends for songwriting inspiration!London, April 28 : Lily Allen has confessed that she has often left her boyfriends to gather "inspiration" for songs.

The 23-year-old pop star, who has been with a series of older men including 45-year-old art dealer Jay Joplin and music producer Ed Chew, revealed she gets "mean" if she reaches a mental and creative block.

"I've actually broken up with boyfriends for inspiration," the Daily Express quoted her as saying in an interview for Radio Times.

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