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Jet lag can make you fat, diabetic

Frequent fliers, take note! Jet lag can make you obese and cause other metabolic problems by disrupting the daily rhythms of your gut microbes, a new study has warned.

‘Cigarette ash can be used as water cleaner’

Discarded cigarette ash can provide a simple, low-cost method to remove arsenic, a well-known poison, from drinking water, scientists have found.

Catherine Denevue is curious about Indian films, may act in one

Catherine Deneuve

After a glittering half-century career as a French cinema icon, Catherine Deneuve is well used to strangers’ attention. But the past few years have thrown up a trend she cannot abide.

Kesha sues producer for sexual abuse

Singer Kesha has sued her producer Dr Luke for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

Australia Richard Flanagan pips Neel to win 2014 Booker

Authors Ali Smith and Neel Mukherjee interact at the Guildhall in London on Tuesday. — AP

Abbott was being ‘foolish’ in his declaration that ‘coal is good for humanity’, says Richard Flanagan

Hawking radiation mimicked in laboratory

Scientists have come closer to creating a laboratory-scale imitation of a black hole that emits Hawking radiation.

Five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders including the militant group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have announced their oath of allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed caliph

When the Ethiopian footballer, Fikru Teferra Lemessa, chipped the ball over the rival goalkeeper, the roar that reverberated through the Salt Lake Stadium could have been mistaken for a goal scored in