More blacks, women in Oscars body

Malcolm D. Lee

Academy Award organisers invited more than 300 new members on Friday to join the award-giving body, including a number of female and black stars after criticism that nominations for the 2015 race lack

Harry Potter play to hit London stage next year

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter, the world’s most famous boy wizard, is set to make his debut on the London stage next year in a new play called the Cursed Child which has been created in collaboration with author J.K.

Tama, Japan’s stationmaster cat, dies at 16


A cat that served as nominal stationmaster on an obscure Japanese branchline, bringing thousands of extra tourists and spawning a merchandising goldrush has died, a railway spokesman said on Thursday.

Condom that detects STIs invented

A revolutionary new condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with sexually tran-smitted infections, such as chlamydia and syphilis, has been invented by students in the UK.

Tom Holland is new Spidey


British actor Tom Holland will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the next adventure of the web-casting superhero, to be directed by Jon Watts.

Titanic composer dies in plane crash

James Horner

James Horner, the celebrated composer of the scores of several Hollywood smash-hit films, including Titanic and Avatar, died on Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, US media reported.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.