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Thinking robots may replace traffic wardens, estate agents in next 50 years

Thinking robots replace traffic wardensLondon, Jan 21 : A new study has recently revealed that sophisticated thinking robots may soon take up jobs as traffic wardens, estate agents and careers within the next 50 years.

Nearly 48 per cent of Brits fear for their job due to technological innovation, a study found, and the most likely employment for androids were as traffic wardens, estate agents and car salesmen, the Daily Star reported.

Dakota Johnson plans to take year off post 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Dakota JohnsonLondon, Jan 21 : Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in ' Fifty Shades of Grey ,' has revealed that she is going to take the rest of the year off after she'll do a bit of press for the S and M-mad movie.

The 25-year-old actress, who is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, said that she wants to hang out with her friends and her family, the Mirror reported.

According to the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, there are tough scenes in this movie, scenes where Johnson had to be naked and not just in the flesh, but she was utterly fearless and brave. (ANI)

Here's how 'social jet-lag' can affect your weight gain and disease risks

social jet lagLondon, Jan 21 : A new research has revealed that people with "social jet-lag" or sleeping patterns which differ significantly between work days and rest days likelier to suffer from obesity and diabetes compared to individuals who are up with the lark even at weekends.

The researchers analysed the sleeping patterns and weight of more than 800 people who have been followed for many years as part of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study in New Zealand, the Independent reported.

Cristiano Ronaldo wishes Irina Shayk 'greatest happiness' post split and amid new love rumors

Irina ShaykLondon, Jan. 21 : Cristiano Ronaldo has wished his former girlfriend, Irina Shayk, the "greatest happiness" in life following their split after five years together, as the footballer is now linked with linked to Lucia Villalon .

The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has insisted that the decision to break up was mutual and insists there are no hard feelings between him and the Sports Illustrated model, the Mirror reported.

It was reported that the couple broke up over the Christmas period in 2014, with the striker already being linked to Spanish TV presenter. (ANI)

Pregnant Kate Middleton reveals baby's 'moving all the time'

Kate MiddletonLondon, Jan 20 : Pregnant Kate Middleton has revealed while meeting with students in Kensington that she could feel the future prince or princess kicking.

The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge told the 17-year-old student Martina McDonagh that her baby's moving all the time and that she could feel it kicking then, the Daily Express reported.

McDonagh, a wheelchair-bound pupil at Jack Tizard School in White City, later said that she told the six months pregnant future Queen that she hoped it was a girl but she said she doesn't know yet, but she said it was moving around a lot. (ANI)

Buttler calls on England to put up 'complete performances' to win matches

Jos ButtlerLondon, Jan 19 : England batsman Jos Buttler has called on the team to put up complete performances that end in victory for them, as the World Cup nears.

England would reportedly be looking to end a run of three ODI consecutive defeats on Tuesday when they face India in their latest warm-up for the finals.

Former England skipper Andrew Flintoff chatted, boxed and bowled with his old team-mates at Sunday's training session much to the delight of the newer international cricketers among them, the Mirror reported.

However, England must find a good old-fashioned team performance against India on Tuesday to get the win they desperately need.

Joanne Froggatt heading to LA amid fears 'Downton Abbey' role may end soon

Joanne FroggattLondon, Jan 19 : ' Downton Abbey' star Joanne Froggatt is planning to move to LA as she fears that her role in the hit period drama could end soon.

The 34-year-old actress, who plays Crawley family maid Anna Bates, asserted that writer Julian Fellowes had made no promises about her character's future, the Mirror reported.

Talking about the show, Froggatt said that maybe 10 years is optimistic, they may be too old to play the characters as time goes by.

The Brit actress said that she has no idea as she have not seen the scripts yet.

Arsenal damage Man City PL title hopes with 2-0 win over defending champions

Arsene WengerLondon, Jan 19 - Manchester City's 12-match unbeaten run was ended by Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger's men beat the defending champions 2-0 to damage Manuel Pellegrini's side's Premier League title hopes.

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla helped Arsenal take the lead in the 24th minute, as he converted a penalty after Vincent Kompany fouled Nacho Monreal. Arsenal doubled their lead after the break when Cazorla's free-kick picked out Olivier Giroud and the France striker headed in from close range.

The result opened the gap between City and current leaders Chelsea to five points in the Premier League table, the BBC reported.

Multiple shots fired from vehicle speeding past Biden's Delaware home

Joe BidenLondon, Jan 19 - Shots have been fired outside the residence of United States Vice-President Joe Biden in the state of Delaware but he was away at the time, a Secret Service official said.

Robert Hoback said that the shots were heard on Saturday from a public road in Greenville, which is several hundred metres away from the house and officers were investigating if the shots had hit anything, reported the BBC.

The Secret Service said that the vehicle from which the shots were fired drove past the vice president's house at high speed.

The shots were heard by a Secret Service personnel posted at the residence.

Britney Spears 'devastated' after ex-beau killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Britney SpearsLondon, Jan 18 - Britney Spears is devastated after hearing the news that her former boyfriend John Sundahl has been killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Sundahl, who was a Pilot, was shot down while flying a helicopter from Kabul, dated Britney in 2007 and has been credited with helping Spears beat her drinking problems, the Mirror reported.

Sundahl's brother Karl said that it is heartbreaking as he was trying to help people, he would often say that the country was in chaos.

Karl said that the 44-year-old pilot was still good friends with the singer, he talked to her regularly and they dated for a while but always kept in touch afterwards.

Mourinho lauds Chelsea's 'perfect game' post 5-0 rout over Swansea in PL clash

Jose MourinhoLondon, Jan 18 - Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho lauded his side's perfect game as they thrashed Swansea City 5-0 to maintain their lead on the top of the Premier League table, but also warned his players that they must win titles if they want to be remembered.

Chelsea moved five points clear of Manchester City, thanks to first-half doubles by Oscar and Diego Costa and a late strike by Andre Schurrle , in the Premier League table.

Mourinho said that it was a perfect game as everything went in their direction, but added that there is no history without titles so he claimed that if they play fantastic and don't win cups no-one would remember this team, the BBC reported.

Gwyneth Paltrow loves pal Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy 'so freaking much'

Gwyneth PaltrowLondon, Jan 17 : Gwyneth Paltrow has gushed about her friendship with Beyonce and her husband Jay Z and has revealed that she she loves their daughter Blue Ivy very much.

The 42-year-old actress said that the greatest perk of being the couple's friend is that she has a relationship with people who have similar lives and they're very kind and loving people, the Mirror reported.

The 'Iron Man' star, who is often spotted at glitzy showbiz bashes with the 'Drunk in Love' singer, added that she is not as famous or successful as they are, but she does has a life in the public eye and has people to sort of walk through life with in that capacity.

Ex coach Smith believes Murray among 'favourites' for Oz open

Leon Smith and Andy MurrayLondon, Jan 17 - Head of British tennis Leon Smith believes that Britain number one Andy Murray is one of the favourites to win the Australian Open as he is in good condition .

The former coach of Murray said that he was in great shape and was hitting the ball extremely well, adding that he had got as good a chance as anyone to win the tournament, the BBC reported.

According to Smith, Murray is in good shape and has played a lot of matches in the last three or four months of 2014. He further said that there's no doubt that helped condition his body, get match fit and, importantly, build confidence and get his ranking back to number six, the report added.

Google pulls plug on present form of much touted Glass

Google GlassesLondon, Jan 16 - Google has said that the company will suspend the sales of its Glass eyewear Google Glass and insisted that they were committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product but will suspend production in its present form.

The programme was launched in the United States in 2013 and was then launched in the UK last summer, reported BBC.

It is expected that Google will launch a complete consumer launch of the product.

Google said that it would stop taking order for Google Glass but would continue to support companies that are using Glass. (ANI)

Cristiano Ronaldo confirms split with model gal-pal Irina Shayk

Cristiano RonaldoLondon, Jan 16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his split with Russian model gal-pal Irina Shayk .

The duo sparked the rumors of split recently when Shayk unfollowed the Real Madrid footballer on Twitter, the Daily Express reported.

The 29-year-old model also sparked split rumors when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award.

The duo's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.

British Home Secretary Theresa May warns of Paris-style terror attack in UK

Theresa MayLondon, Jan 15 : British Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that a Paris-style terror attack could happen anytime in the UK.

Theresa May added that the police and security services needed powers provided in the blocked Communications Data Bill to protect the public and save lives, Sky News reported.

She said that the legislation was not for letting the government to snoop on emails, but to allow the police and the security services to find out the "who, where, when and how'" of a communication but not its content.

Her comments are in contradiction to that of Britain's most senior policeman who said that an attack on Britain was "unlikely".

`Humble` Daley Blind answers all his fan mail personally

Daley BlindLondon, Jan 15 : Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind has a really humble side to his nature, and has left the club's supporters shocked by answering all his fan mail personally.

The 14 million-pound midfielder reportedly gets dozens of letters a week from across the globe and reads each one and replies with a signed photo in a hand-written envelope .

A source revealed that Blind takes his responsibility to fans very seriously, adding that some players don't get round to taking their letters home or ask someone in the office to reply to a few, the Mirror reported.

Ronaldo admits still thinks about Man U and misses 'fantastic' Ferguson

Cristiano RonaldoLondon, Jan 14 : Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he still thinks about his former club Manchester United and also misses coaching icon Sir Alex Ferguson.

The now three-time Ballon d'Or winner left Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in a then-world record deal in the summer of 2009, and despite penning a new long-term deal with Real Madrid only last year the striker has been consistently linked with a big money move back to United one day.

Here's your chance to name exoplanets, host stars

Exoplanets and starLondon, Jan 14 : Astronomers from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recently organized a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

The IAU has invited astronomy clubs and non-profit organizations to submit the proposed names. Votes will be cast by the public from across the world through the web platform NameExoWorlds.

Zooey Deschanel 'thrilled to bits' with first pregnancy

Zooey DeschanelLondon, Jan 14 : Zooey Deschanel has recently revealed that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik and the couple is very "excited" about meeting the little one.

The 34-year-old said that the pair was "over the moon" after hearing about the baby, the Daily Express reported.

The pair has been dating since mid 2014 and they worked together on the new movie ' Rock the Kasbah ,' which is about a washed-up American music manager who discovers a girl with an amazing voice in Afghanistan. (ANI)




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