UK’s Madame Tussauds unveils Meghan Markle’s new waxwork

UK’s Madame Tussauds unveils Meghan Markle’s new waxwork

London, May 9 (IANS): A waxwork of “Suits” actress Meghan Markle, who is set to wed Prince Harry later this month, is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds London, a museum filled with waxwork figures of famous people.   “Dressed in their famous engagement announcement outfits, Meghan’s figure sports the sold-out green P.A.R.O.S.H. dress and a […]

The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice

The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice

Patrick Keuleers Inter Press Service   Since the beginning of the year the world has witnessed 24 national elections in which nearly 100 million people cast their votes. All together in 2018, there will be a total of 68 planned electoral processes in 45 countries ranging from presidential and legislative to local elections. Elections remain […]

Ronaldinho to play exhibition match in Peru

Ronaldinho to play exhibition match in Peru

Lima, May 9 (IANS): Retired Brazilian football great Ronaldinho will play in an exhibition match between Peruvian clubs Alianza Lima and Sport Boys del Callao next month, the organisers said.   The 38-year-old will play the first half for reigning first division champions Alianza Lima before switching sides at the interval. The match will be played […]

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift end feud

Katy Perry, Taylor Swift end feud

Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS): After a nearly five-year feud, singers Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are ready to put their differences aside.   On Tuesday, Swift, 28, shared an Instagram Stories clip of a good luck card she received from Perry, 33, on the opening night of her “Reputation” stadium tour. Enclosed along with the […]

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany on April 7. (REUTERS File Photo)   MADRID, May 9 (Reuters): Spain moved on Wednesday to block pro-independence politicians in Catalonia from voting in former leader Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Germany, as their regional head as a deadline looms to form a […]

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to reunite after 27 years

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to reunite after 27 years

Cannes, May 9 (IANS): “Bill & Ted Face the Music”, the third movie in the “Bill & Ted” franchise, is set to reunite Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on screen after 27 years.   The movie, which is being shopped in Cannes, is actually happening some 29 years after the duo’s first adventure, according to hollywoodreporter.com. […]

IPL: Rajasthan defeat Punjab to keep play-off hopes alive

IPL: Rajasthan defeat Punjab to keep play-off hopes alive

Rajasthan Royals celebrate after winning an IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.    Jaipur, May 8 (IANS): An impressive show by Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers kept the side alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 15 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium […]

Uber signs new pact with NASA on ‘flying car’

Uber signs new pact with NASA on ‘flying car’

Washington, May 9 (IANS): In a bid to show its seriousness about taking its “flying car” concept off the ground, ride hailing company Uber has signed a second space act agreement with NASA.   The pact aims to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system […]

Japan’s Uniqlo to launch in Indian market next year

Japan’s Uniqlo to launch in Indian market next year

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS): Japanese global apparel retailer Uniqlo will launch in India in 2019, with its first store in the capital.   This marks the brand’s entry into the South Asia region.   “Our entry in India represents a significant step in our company’s global strategy, and we are very pleased and excited to […]