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'World's largest ever city' dating back 5,000 years found underground in Turkey

World's largest ever city' dating back 5,000 years found underground in TurkeyLondon, Jan 01 : A 5,000 year-old massive city, which might be the biggest city in the world, has been recently found in Turkey's Cappadocia underground region, it has been reported.

The subterranean settlement was discovered in the Nevsehir province of Turkey's Central Anatolia region, in the historical area of Cappadocia, the Independent reported.

Hasan Unver, the mayor of the city on those outskirts the discovery was found, said other underground cities were nothing more than a "kitchen" compared to the newly uncovered settlement.

Gwyneth Paltrow says women want to be 'sexual and feminine'

London, Jan 01 - Gwyneth Paltrow has recently admitted that women want to be sexual and at the same time feminine and soft, while discussing woman's right to define themselves.

The 42-year-old said that this generation of women was different in a lot of respects, as some of women want to be ambitious, and for it not to be a dirty word, the Daily Express reported.

Women want to be maternal, explorers and they can be a combination of all of these archetypes, she further added.

2014 named safest in 111 years of flight despite MH370, MH17, QZ8501 disasters

Aviation Safety NetworkLondon, Dec 31 : The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) has named 2014 as one of the safest years in 111 years of flight despite the Malaysian Airlines' MH370, MH17 and AirAsia QZ8501 disasters.

However, it was announced before the AirAsia QZ8501 tragedy that occurred on Sunday, reported the Daily Star.

The number of passenger fatalities was 526 in 19 accidents, 150 deaths below the decade's average of 676 deaths over 32 accidents, according to the ASN.

Harro Ranter, the founder and director of ASn said that 2014 had the lowest number of plane accidents in the modern aviation history.

John Travolta plans 'Oscar slip-up spoof' at 2015 ceremony

John TravoltaLondon, Dec 31 : John Travolta may spoof his famous Idina Menzel Oscar slip-up at 2015's ceremony, it has been reported.

The clip, where 60-year-old talks passionately about the 'Let It Go' songstress's talent, before saying: "Please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only; Adele Dazeembecame," became an instant internet sensation, so Oscar bosses are keen to get Travolta back the moment, the Daily Express reported.

Now the 'Saturday Night Fever' star has decided to embrace his embarrassing, but frankly hilarious, mistake once more by agreeing to make a spoof of the clanger at this year' ceremony with host Neil Patrick Harris.

Twitter flooded with praises from world cricketers over Dhoni's Test cricket retirement

Mahendra Singh DhoniLondon, Dec 31 - Twitter was bombarded with tweets from cricketers as they praised Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his retirement from Test cricket following the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

After the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the news of Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket on its Twitter account, fans immediately reacted on Twitter with shock. However, Indian cricketers lauded their skipper for the bold decision.

Obama says Russia's economic crisis proves Putin 'not so smart' to annex Crimea

Barack ObamaLondon, Dec 30 : US President Barack Obama has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin's "not so smart" move to annex Crimea is a "strategic mistake".

According to the BBC, Obama said that those thinking his Russian counterpart was a "genius" had been proven wrong by Russia's economic crisis.

Obama said that international sanctions against Russia had made the country's economy susceptible to changes in oil price.

Earlier, in a meeting with business leaders at the White House, Obama said that Putin "does not have good cards" and that he has not played them as good as the western media sometimes gives him credit for.

Secret document reveals Margaret Thatcher considered rearming UK with chemical weapons

Margaret ThatcherLondon, Dec 30 : Top confidential documents have revealed that former Prime Minister of Britain Margaret Thatcher considered reequipping the country with chemical weapons at a cost of 200 million pounds after she heard reports saying that the Soviet Union was developing a poison that could overpower Nato forces.

According to the Independent, the Thatcher government considered acquiring a substantial arsenal of the weapons of mass destruction following its abandoning of chemical agents and its stocks amid renewed tension with Moscow in 1984.

'Squishy' Jessica Alba finds diets 'boring'

Jessica AlbaLondon, Dec 30 : Jessica Alba, who has always been in great shape, has admitted that she has gained weight but she finds diets "boring".

The 'Sin City' actress asserted that life is too short to deprive oneself and she could not get through a meeting without candy, the Mirror reported.

Whilst talking about her exercise regimes, the 33-year-old actress said that she didn't appreciate working out when she was in her 20s and working out was purely for work, and it was just "brutal".

Albs told a magazine that she is a little "squishy" right now but she did not care. (ANI)

More powerful large Hadron Collider set to probe even deeper than 'God particle'

large Hadron ColliderLondon, Dec 30 : New version of large Hadron Collider is all set to probe even deeper than "God particle" and solve mysteries around dark matter and dark energy as it switches back on at double power.

CERN's Large Hadron Collider would be switched back on in March, hoping that a 97 million pounds upgrade could push it to even greater discoveries, after it found the " God particle " in 2012, the Independent reported.

The second three year run of the huge atom smasher would begin in March 2015. The Large Hadron Collider has been switched off since its last run finished in 2012.

Angelina Jolie's unseen `topless` pics from 1995 surface online

Angelina JolieLondon, Dec 30 : Angelina Jolie's unseen " topless" pics from 1995 photoshoot have recently appeared online.

The 39-year-old can be seen posing seductively, in various legs akimbo and sucking on handcuff shots, while reportedly promoting 1995 movie ' Hackers ,' the Daily Star reported.

The brunette beauty was reportedly 19 in the sultry pictures, taken by photographer Marcel Indik, which went two decades without surfacing. (ANI)

`Spoilt brat` Kohli says has no reason to respect `annoying` Johnson

Virat KohliLondon, Dec 29 - Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli has slammed Australia's sledging, claiming that he had no reason to respect their pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson and insisting that the hosts' players called him a spoilt brat.

Kohli, who scored 169 on the third day of the third Test during which he and Johnson exchanged plenty of verbals, claimed that the Australians were calling him a spoilt brat, adding that he said, that maybe that's the way he is; they hate him, and he likes that.

Kohli said that it apparently worked in his favour, as the batsman has hit three centuries in the series but India are 2-0 down in the four-match series, the BBC reported.

AirAsia boss 'devastated' by missing flight QZ8501

Tony FernandesLondon, Dec 29 - AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes has said that he is "devastated" that a plane from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing.

Fernandes said that their foremost concern were the families of the passengers and crew members, reported BBC.

He also said that AirAsia hopes to find the plane quickly and that the cause of what happened is immediately identified.

Air Asia flight QZ8501 disappeared over the Java Sea after bad weather was reported in the area but no distress calls were made and no wreckage has yet been sighted.

Chris Rock, wife to divorce after 19 years of marriage

London, Dec 29 - American comedian Chris Rock is to divorce his wife Malaak Compton-Rock after 19 years of marriage, it has been revealed.

The 'Grown Ups' star's attorney announced the split in a statement that read Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Compton and this was a personal matter and the actor and he requested privacy as the 49-year-old actor and Compton working through this process and focus on their family, the Independent reported.

Compton also released a statement confirming the split that after much contemplation and 19 years of marriage , Rock and she had decided to go their separate ways.

AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore missing with 162 on board

AirAsiaLondon, Dec 28 - AirAsia flight QZ8501 travelling from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs, said the company.

According to BBC, the airlines' authorities said that the rescue operations and search for the flight were under way.

An official with the transport ministry said that the plane lost contact over the Java Sea between Surabaya and Singapore.

He also said that the plane had asked for an unusual route before it lost contact.

Kate Middleton named most 'stylish' woman of 2014

kate middletonLondon, Dec. 27 : Kate Middleton has been recently named the most stylish woman of 2014, it has been reported.

The Duchess of Cambridge topped a poll of 2,000 Brits beating Victoria Beckham, the Daily Star reported.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini made it to the third spot, while Emma Watson who recently won the style category at the British Fashion Awards, came fourth.

However, Kate Price was named 2014's least stylish woman. (ANI)

Alan Irvine not sure of remaining West Brom's manager post 3-1 loss to Man City

London, Dec 27 - West Bromwich Albion football team manager Alan Irvine is not sure if he would remain as the club's boss following their 3-1 humbling by defending champions Manchester City.

West Brom's 3-1 loss to City left Irvine's men two points above the relegation zone after a run of two wins in 12 games. Irvine is favourite to become the first Premier League manager to be sacked.

Irvine said that the chairman would make a decision as far as that is concerned, adding that he cannot control it. He claimed that he is not necessarily confident about it because he doesn't know what the thinking is, the BBC reported.

Louis van Gaal says `pointless` to step into technical area during matches

Louis van GaalLondon, Dec 26 : Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that it is a pointless exercise to venture into the technical area during matches as noise from the crowd overpowers one's voice on the ground.

Van Gaal said that he doesn't see that he could have any influence when he was standing there shouting from the sidelines, adding that he prefers staying on the bench as players couldn't understand or hear one because of the noise from the crowd, the Daily Express reported.

According to Van Gaal, players have been trained and educated to read the game by themselves.

Scientist says Arctic and Antarctic ice isn't melting

Antarctic iceLondon, Dec 27 : A global warming expert has made shocking revelations that the north and south poles are "not melting".

The scientist revealed that the poles are "much more stable" than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought, the Daily Express reported.

Ted Maksym, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, conducted a study in which he sent an underwater robot into the depths of the Antarctic sea to measure the ice.

'Acidic' oceans wiping out mussel population

Acidic' oceans wiping out mussel populationLondon, Dec 27 : Scientists have revealed that climate change is threatening the world's mussels and the increased acidity of the oceans is making the seafood brittle.

According to a study from Glasgow University, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic because they absorb some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change, the Daily Express reported.

Rising acidity reduces the number of bicarbonate ions in the sea, which are vital for the creation of mussels' two-layer shells, which could make them more vulnerable to attack from predators.

Nicole Scherzinger can chug more booze than guys

Nicole ScherzingerLondon, Dec 26 : Nicole Scherzinger has recently claimed that she has a better capacity than guys, when it comes to drinking.

The 'Poison' singer said that due to her Russian and Ukrainian blood she has a high capacity of drinking alcohol, and can handle her drink, the Daily Star reported.

The 36-year-old singer added that adults from the eastern European countries had the highest alcohol intake in the world, and from this she has an inherited capacity.

Scherzinger further mentioned that she had done some of her best shows with the worst hangovers. (ANI)




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