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McLaren, Honda inquire ruling preventing them from improving engine during 2015 F1 season

McLaren HondaLondon, Jan 06 : Formula One team McLaren and new engine partner Honda inquired into a ruling that prevents them from improving their engine during the 2015 season but allows their rivals to do so and it has left the latter annoyed.

This comes on the heels of the discovery of a loophole and subsequent clarification of the rules by Formula One's governing body, the FIA.

McLaren-Honda have been in contact with the FIA about the issue but said that it would not comment further for now, as the situation arose because of a lack of clarity in the rules concerning permitted engine developments, the BBC reported.

Scientists uncover Jesus' likely 'trial site' in Herod's Palace in Jerusalem

JesusLondon, Jan 6 : Archaeologists have revealed that they have uncovered the remains of King Herod's palace in Jerusalem and believe that they might have found the site where the trial of Jesus Christ may have taken place.

The excavation of an old abandoned building near the city's Tower of David Museum could have revealed the remains of a palace where the trial described in the New Testament took place, the Independent reported.

Tulisa 'desperate' to make comeback as 'X Factor' judge

Tulisa ContostavlosLondon, Jan 5 : Tulisa Contostavlos is reportedly desperate to return to the judging panel for ' The X Factor'.

The former N-Dubz singer has enjoyed several conversations with X Factor's executive producer Richard Holloway, the Daily Star reported.

According to sources, Tulisa has gone to Barbados to woo Simon Cowell herself and make sure he doesn't say no.

Music and TV mogul Cowell has previously shown huge faith in Tulisa, giving her a job as Louis Walsh's helper at last year's Judges' Houses. (ANI)

Warner clueless on how he will feel on return to SCG post Hughes' death

London, Jan 05 - Australian batsman David Warner has revealed that he does not know how he would react when he returns to the Sydney Cricket Ground, the place where Phillip Hughes was fatally struck by a bouncer, for the fourth and final Test against India, starting on Tuesday.

Warner had been fielding for domestic side New South Wales when his close friend Hughes was hit by bouncer from Sean Abbott on 25 November. Hughes passed away two days later.

Warner claimed that it's going to be tough, adding that he has got to hold back the emotions, the BBC reported.

Kelly Brook hunting for 2M pound house up North to stay with David McIntosh

KellyBrookLondon, Jan 4 : Kelly Brook and David McIntosh are looking for a love nest in the range of 2 million pounds in upper-crust Cheshire.

The 35-year-old model, who is working things with her former fiance, has to split her time between London and Los Angeles, and hence is scouring the countryside to move in with the former Gladiator Tornado, 29, the Mirror reported.

The couple had gotten engaged last March and had called it off in September, and despite announcing last month she was still single, Brooke recently spent some cosy days with the hunk, and is now picking up property brochures.

Now, Khloe K wants to strip post sisters Kim and Kourtney's nude shoots

khloe kardashianLondon, Jan 4 : Khloe Kardashian wants to pose nude for Playboy, after her sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian recently stripped bare for magazines.

While the 34-year-old wife of Kanye West showed her butt for Paper magazine's Break The Internet, a heavily-pregnant sister Kourtney, 35, had posed for a series of "tasteful" naked shots for American luxury lifestyle monthly DuJour, the Daily Star reported.

Now, the 30-year-old is in negotiations with the magazine for one million dollar deal, and in an upcoming episode of TV show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians,' she reveals the news saying that she is working out for hours every day to get in shape for the shoot.

Rodgers warns Liverpool owners to sign 'ready-made players' to keep progressing

Brendan RodgersLondon, Jan 04 : Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has warned the club owners that they need to sign 'ready-made players' as captain Steven Gerrard is ready to exit the club at the end of the season.

Jamie Carragher has retired, Luis Suarez has departed for Barcelona and Gerrard announced that he is leaving the club he joined as a nine-year-old, in the space of 18 months.

Rodgers rejected suggestions that the club could have done more to keep their iconic skipper at Anfield beyond his 35th birthday in May, although the manager's admission that Gerrard was not offered a role on the coaching staff would stun fans, the Mirror reported.

Prince Harry may become first royal general

Prince HarryLondon, Jan 4 : Prince Harry is currently being lined up as a future commander of the Household Cavalry, which is Queen's favourite regiment.

The younger son of Prince Charles has told friends that he would be "honoured" to take charge of the regiment, the oldest and most senior in the British Army, the Daily Star reported.

The 30-year-old, a serving captain in the Blues and Royals, one of the two regiments which make up the Household Cavalry, is understood to have passed all the exams needed for his next promotion to major and if he stays in the Army he could be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by 2023.

Has Selena Gomez moved on from Justin Bieber?

Selana gomezLondon, Jan 4 : Selena Gomez has been spotted with a new man Harith Bukhash in Dubai which gives wings to the fact that the singer has moved on from Justin Bieber.

The 22-year-old singer posted some of her vacation pictures of New Year in the United Arab Emirates on Instagram and captioned it that she was the luckiest girl in the world, as she has met the most beautiful people on this trip, the Mirror reported.

The former Disney star was tagged in the pictures uploaded by the new guy in her life named Bukhash, who is supposedly a tour guide.

A source informed that the singer had the best time of her life in Dubai, and Bukhash treated the American actress like an absolute princess.

Angelina Jolie admits finds basic spaghetti cooking difficult

Angelina JolieLondon, Jan 4 : Angelina Jolie has admitted that she can knock up some fairly elaborate dishes but finds it difficult to cook spaghetti.

The 'Unbroken' helmer confronted that she finds it ease on cooking any exotic meal but when it comes to make basic spaghetti she gets rattled, the Mirror reported.

The 39-year-old actress previously revealed that her family did not want her in the kitchen on Christmas day because of her poor culinary skills.

The Oscar-winning actress explained the reason that she doesn't have the patience as she starts on a good note but soon gets distracted and then leaves it in between and either starts reading or play outside with the kids.

Murray bags Abu Dhabi title as 'sick' Djokovic pulls out of final

Andy MurrayLondon, Jan 04 - British number one Andy Murray started the year on a winning note as he bagged his first title of 2015 after world number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship final showdown in Abu Dhabi on account of illness .

Djokovic, who defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals, said that he had been sick then with a fever and he was not fit to play, the BBC reported.

Murray, who swept aside Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals, revealed that he felt pain in his shoulder but confirmed that it was fine, adding that there weren't any tears instead just soreness.

Sangakkara reaches 12,000 Test runs landmark as Sri Lanka fight back

Kumar SangakkaraLondon, Jan 04 - Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has become the fastest player to score 12,000 runs in Test cricket, thus also becoming the fifth player in the history of cricket to reach the milestone.

The veteran batsman has joined an elite club of players, which comprises of stalwarts that includes Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid of India, Ricky Ponting of Sri Lanka, Jacques Kallis of South Africa.

Sangakkara, who surpassed the mark in 224th Test innings, began his innings on 11,995 runs during his side's second Test against New Zealand and was given a standing ovation when he became the fastest batsman to reach the milestone , the BBC reported.

Exercising three hours a week can help reduce arthritis pain

ExercisingLondon, Jan 3 : A new study has revealed that arthritis patients can beat their agonizing pain by exercising three hours a week.

According to the researchers, the three-hours-a-week programme, which was devised in the US, has proved to be so successful that GPs are being urged to prescribe it to Britain's 10 million sufferers to reduce pain levels, the Daily Express reported.

The first exercise is to stand upright from a seated position then sit again without using your arms, while in the second, outstretched arms are used to reach toes from a sitting position with knees straight and the third involves walking as quickly as possible around the home for six minutes.

Murray to face Djokovic in Abu Dhabi final after cruising past Nadal 6-2, 6-0

Andy Murray, Rafael NadalLondon, Jan 03 - British number one Andy Murray brushed aside world number three Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship semifinals in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the
2013 Wimbledon final clash.

Murray, who thrashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, would face top ranked Novak Djokovic in the finals of professional tennis exhibition tournament on Saturday.

Nadal, who was playing his first match since losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in the Swiss Open, appeared to be completely out-of-form as the Spaniard failed to convert any of his 12 break points, the BBC reported.

Cholera bacterium kills other bacteria to steal their DNA

Cholera bacteriumLondon: Scientists have discovered the unconventional way the cholera bacterium stabs and kills other bacteria to steal their DNA, making it potentially more virulent.

Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae (V cholerae) infects the small intestine. The disease is characterised by acute watery diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration.

Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have now demonstrated that V cholerae uses a tiny spear to stab and kill neighbouring bacteria - even of its own kind - and then steal their DNA.

Veteran Gerrard to bid adieu to Liverpool at season end

Steven GerrardLondon, Jan 02 : Former England player and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly set to leave his boyhood club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, reportedly will not be moving to another English club and is wanted by clubs in the US, the BBC reported.

Jamie Carragher, Gerrard's former Liverpool and England team-mate, took to twitter saying that it was a sad day for Liverpool and English football and it was the right decision after considering all things.

'50 Shades' is not Misogynistic, says Jamie Dornan

Jamie DornanLondon, Jan 2 : Jamie Dornan is absolutely adamant on the fact that love story is more important than the sex in his upcoming film 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

The 32-year-old Irish actor, who plays the role of Christian Grey in the film, said that a movie wasn't about what happens in the "Red Room," and the love story was more important than the BDSM aspect, the Daily Express reported.

Dornan also explained that he didn't understand why people said tying up a woman and spanking her was misogynistic, for men are more submissive than women in real life. (ANI)

Angelina Jolie gushes about 'extraordinary marriage' to Brad Pitt

Angelina JolieLondon, Jan 2 : Angelina Jolie has opened up about her marriage to Brad Pitt, saying that what was lovely about their long engagement was that they didn't feel there was something missing or they needed to get married.

The ' Changeling ' star said that they felt very complete, and the commitment to children is one that you cannot walk away from, so they already had that commitment, the Mirror reported.

Scores of huge asteroids likely to hurtle past Earth before end of Feb: NASA

Scores of huge asteroids likely to hurtle past EarthLondon, Jan 2 : NASA has revealed that scores of giant asteroids are on course to hurtle close to Earth before the end of February.

According to the researchers, some asteroids are more than 1km wide, the size of a double decker bus, and threaten devastating consequences if they were to strike our planet, the Daily Express reported.

Katie Holmes denies celebrating Christmas with ex-hubby Tom Cruise

Katie HolmesLondon, Jan 1 : Katie Holmes reportedly did not spend her Christmas afternoon with former husband Tom Cruise .

An insider told The Sun that there was no way the 36-year-old actress will set foot in Cruise's home or be in the same room as the rest of his family, because they were all so involved with the Scientology movement.

The source added that the 'Batman Begins' star asked the actor to come to their new home and he has agreed to try to schedule his holidays to involve their daughter Suri as much as possible.

The rep said that Holmes and Suri spent Christmas afternoon visiting children at a local hospital in L. A. (ANI)




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