Everything you need to know about Mennaniam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mennaniam: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Athens, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested to Greek President Karolos Papoulias to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the Eurozone during parliamentary polls, RIA Novosti reported.
London, May 18 (IANS) International ratings agency Fitch has announced cutting Greece's credit rating from B- to CCC, citing the "heightened risk" that Greece could leave the euro zone.
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Honda Motor Thursday announced it is recalling over 52,600 sedans from 2007 and 2008 models in the US over a defect in the vehicles.
London, May 18 (IANS) International ratings agency Fitch has cut Greece's credit rating from B- to CCC, citing the "heightened risk" that Greece could leave the euro zone.
London, May 17 (IANS) Fashion Designer Stella McCartney has designed the players' kit for British participants at the London Olympics, and it has been inspired by the nation's Union Jack flag.
Beijing, May 17 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had a phone conversation Thursday on bilateral ties and the U.N. Sustainable Development Conference to be hosted by Brazil in June.
London, May 17 (ANI): A Mexican politician, who bared her boobs for votes, has triggered a storm of protest.
New York, May 17 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton is set to launch a new career as a DJ in front of thousands of fans in Brazil this summer.
London, May 17 (IANS) Singer Robin Gibb is still battling colon cancer in hospital, and is only able to communicate by blinking his eyes, as he has a tracheotomy tube in his neck.
Abu Dhabi, May 16 (IANS/WAM) The second meeting of the UK-UAE Joint Economic Council has been held in London.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Iran has plans to launch three satellites in the near future, according to the Iranian embassy in Moscow.
London, May 16 (ANI): Robin Gibb, who is suffering from colon cancer, has not spoken for a week and is said to be communicating by blinking due to a tracheotomy tube in his neck.
Google is all set to launch the new version Jelly Bean of its famous Android Operating System.
Melbourne, May 16 (ANI): Kyly Boldy is now officially Australia's number one WAG after marrying cricket captain Michael Clarke.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise, who married Katie Holmes in 2006, says he is incredibly happy with their special relationship and is still mesmerised by everything she does.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Former chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said the currents selection committee should have opted for younger cricketers instead of old players, for the tour of Sri Lanka.
London, May 16 (IANS) Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have named their baby girl after the actress' great-grandmother Adalaide.
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.
Aden (Yemen), May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): At least eight civilians were killed on Tuesday when fighter jets of the Yemeni air forces launched an air strike against al-Qaida hideouts in the southern province of Abyan, a government official said.
Paris, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Francois Hollande is sworn in on Tuesday morning in Elysee Palace as the French president, the first Socialist head of state after Francois Mitterand quit power in 1995.
The Hague, May 15 (IANS) Mark van Bommel signed a contract for one year at his former club PSV Eindhoven Monday a day after he announced his departure from AC Milan.
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) The aircraft that crashed in Nepal on Monday was coming in to land but "suddenly flew up and lost control after one of its wings hit the hill", said Emilie Joergensen, one of the survivors of the horror at Jomsom that left 15 people, including 13 Indians, dead.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not see any prospect of direct talks between the government and opposition in Syria in the near future, a minister has said.
Cairo, May 15 (IANS) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been exaggerating the extent of his medical problems during recent court appearances, where he has been charged with killing hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ousted him from power, RIA Novosti reported.
Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): Hugh Hefner's former fiancee Crystal Harris has some handy tips for other young ladies hoping to snare an octogenarian of their own.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Kerala will introduce virtual classrooms in 34 industrial training tnstitutes (ITIs) in the state to improve quality of education in these institutions, a minister said Monday.
London, May 14 (ANI): A Zimbabwean politician has asserted that women should be compelled to bathe less and shave off their hair to make them less attractive, which would help curb the spread of HIV.
Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): Shane Warne's ex-wife, Simone Callahan, has revealed that she still finds it painful to see Elizabeth Hurley "playing mum" to her children.
Kathmandu, May 14 (Xinhua-ANI): An aeroplane belonging to Agni Air crashed in Jomsom in western Nepal crashed Monday morning.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Heavy action scenes in the upcoming movie 'Snow White And The Huntsman' have left Kristen Stewart injured as the actress is not used to such hard core action sequences.
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Roger Federer defeated Janko Tipsarevic while Tomas Berdych edged past Juan Martin del Potro to set-up the men's singles final at the Madrid Open tennis tournament here.
London, May 13 (ANI): Greek Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos has warned that the country will run out of money within six weeks, unless it honours its bitterly-disputed EU bailout deal.
London, May 13 (IANS) Actress Eva Green, who previously dated actors Yann Claassen and Marton Csokas, finds relationships tough and doesn't think she would want to live with anyone again.
Athens, May 13 (ANI): Greece is likely to conduct another round of elections on June 17 after the country's main parties repeatedly failed to form a coalition government, according to a report.
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 60 percent of Russian smokers say they will not give up their habit when grim graphic images depicting the impact of smoking on health begin appearing on cigarette packs in May 2013, a poll has found.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Social networking giant Facebook is making efforts to give users a clearer picture on how the information they share is used by the firm.
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Surrounded by Hollywood stars, President Barack Obama was the leading character in an exclusive fundraiser held at George Clooney's California home, where he admitted that his re-election will be more complicated than his victory in 2008.
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Fernando Verdasco, seeded 15th, produced the biggest shock of the competition as he beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) He is known for making good cinema, but Dibakar Banerjee warns actors against having blind faith in any director. He suggests that one should give importance to script.
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed and 20 went missing after floods ravaged Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) On-line retailing giant Amazon has announced that all seven Harry Potter eBooks will be added to its eBook lending library for owners of the company's Kindle devices starting June 19.
London, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan and Britain have launched a Trade and Investment Roadmap which aims to raise their bilateral trade to 2.5 billion pounds (over $4 billion) by 2015, Geo News reported.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Rihanna's family have blasted her management for making her work too hard, leading to her hospitalisation earlier this week.
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) A 17-year-old Chinese boy was Thursday sentenced to 12 years in jail for setting fire to a girl who turned down his romantic advances.
London, May 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed a sweat-sensing wristband that can tell the difference between a relatively safe seizure and one that could kill you.
Kiev, May 10 (Xinhua-ANI): Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on Thursday called for intensified efforts to save energy to ease the burden on the country's economy.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Scientists have reached a crucial milestone in the search for sustainable energy with the development of the first practical artificial leaf that mimics photosynthesis, the process that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy.
Caracas, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died at his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby prison.
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (Xinhua-ANI): About 2.5 million Malaysians aged 25 and above are unmarried, mainly due to financial problems and lack of suitable partners, the latest survey showed Wednesday.
London, May 9 (ANI): A five-year-old Australian girl who has already earned well over 100,000 pounds from her paintings has been described as the "world's youngest professional artist".
Warsaw, May 9 (IANS) A month before the kick-off of Euro 2012 football championship, a Polish government spokesman said everything would be ready well in time.
Athens, May 9 (IANS) Greek Super League football club OFI Crete's goalkeeper Polychronis Vezyridis has been suspended for two years for testing positive for cocaine, the league's disciplinary committee announced.
Brisbane, May 9 (ANI): Vo Rogue, arguably the most popular racing horse of the modern era, has died at the age of 28.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she loves having dark hair.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Aneurin Barnard has revealed that he had to step into an agoraphobic's shoes to look convincing for his love in the movie 'Citadel'.
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Spanish La Liga football club Valencia announced that former defender Mauricio Pellegrino will be their new coach for the next two seasons.
Carcas, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): President Hugo Chavez says he will soon return to Venezuela after undergoing more cancer treatment in Cuba to campaign for a third term in office.
Beijing, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday it has found that the European Union (EU) and Japan have been dumping certain high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes into the Chinese market.
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber, who spent years balancing his studies and recording sessions, has officially completed his schooling.
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to adopt a number of social measures including significant reduction in mortgage loan rates, the Kremlin has stated.
Bangalore, May 7 (IANS) Leading automotive and industrial products firm Bosch Ltd reported net profit of Rs.336 crore for the first January-March first quarter of 2012, registering a 23 percent increase year-on-year (YoY) over like period of 2011 at Rs.274 crore.
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin proposed Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister Monday, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.
Melbourne, May 7 (ANI): An Australian Sky News presenter James Bracey has vehemently denied making lewd gestures on Sportsline show.
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.
London, May 7 (ANI): Boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who beat Miguel Cotto, is considering retiring from the sport.
Damascus, May 7 (ANI): People in Syria are likely to shun parliamentary elections, which are widely seen as a sham that would do nothing to loosen President Bashar al-Assad's grip on power.
Bogota, May 7 (IANS/EFE) French journalist Romeo Langlois is being held as a "prisoner of war", the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said in a video released Sunday.
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) At least 56 people have been hospitalised for food poisoning after eating at a wedding banquet in China, officials said.
Abu Dhabi, May 6 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host an education summit Monday-Wednesday.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Jay-Z has admitted that that his daughter Blue Ivy Carter would probably be the "worst, spoiled little kid ever."
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she "loses control" of her face when filming action scenes, and never worries about being "sexy" on screen.
Budapest, May 6 (IANS) Top seed Sara Errani of Italy beat Russsia's Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-4 to win the $220,000 Budapest WTA tournament here Saturday.
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will keep backing the peaceful settlement plan in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.
Beijng, May 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six injured after an under-construction house collapsed Saturday in Beijing, authorities said.
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): After wreaking havoc against England at the beginning of the year, ace Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, is now aiming to knock down Sri Lanka during next month's tour.
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Robert Downey Jr. has joked that having a baby is like being on a "bad date with somebody who is really small."
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain's football coach Vicente del Bosque said he will wait till the last minute for striker David Villa's return from injury for the Euro 2012 Championship.
Melbourne, May 5 (ANI): Megan Fox cut an interview short after she was asked whether the reports of her pregnancy were true.
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Late singer Michael Jackson's image will be used to front a new advertising campaign for Pepsi.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Jennifer Hudson has revealed that had her fiance David Otunga not called her to visit him, she would have been murdered along with her mother and brother at her home three years back.
London, May 4 (ANI): UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency's (SOCA) website had to be shut down after it fell victim to a cyber attack for the second time in less than a year.
Accra (Ghana), May 4 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) appointed Maxwell Konadu, coach of local premier side Asante Kotoko, as the assistant coach of the men's senior national football team.
Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Employers in Italy will shed 130,000 jobs this year, a major Italian business group said.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Khloe Kardashian's hubby Lamar Odom is working out with a trainer four to six hours a day to get in shape for a possible spot in Team US Olympic basketball squad.
London, May 4 (IANS) Actress Eva Green admits she gets depressed if she has to go on a diet because she loves gorging on food.
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.
Moscow, May 3 (IANS) A man in Russia stabbed his fishing buddy to death after blaming him for ruining their fishing day with a poor catch, an official said Thursday.
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) China and the US should promote peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday.
London, May 3 (IANS) LaTanya Richardson, the wife Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson, has opened up about the couple's 40-year relationship, saying her husband is smart but emotionally disconnected.
London, May 2 (ANI): Mario Balotelli has been nominated for an award by heavy metal magazine Kerrang! alongside Jared Leto and Enter Shikari's Rou Reynolds.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson, who has welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson with fiance Eric Johnson, says becoming parents is the greatest experience of their lives.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): It seems that Jessica Simpson's few hours old baby, Maxwell Drew Johnson, already has many fans and among her biggest fans are actress mother, former football player father Eric Johnson and her maternal grandmother, Tina Simpson.
London, May 2 (ANI): The subject of G-spot - considered as female paradise by many- has come under close scrutiny yet again as US gynaecologists now claim to have found the so-called 'sex button' during the postmortem of an 83-year-old woman.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Ryan O'Neal has chronicled his lost love Farrah Fawcett's heart-breaking last moments in his new book.
Bangalore, May 1 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd has acquired Australian-based analytics firm Promax Applications Group for Australian $35 million (Rs.189 crore).
Washington, May 1 (ANI): 'Octomom' Nadya Suleman has changed her stance about doing a porn movie and is ready to do it as long as the price is right.
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Two first-half goals by Uruguay international striker Loco Abreu helped Brazilian club Botafogo reach the Carioca Cup final with a 3-1 win over Vasco da Gama.
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) An outbreak of measles has killed four children and affected over 80 people - mostly young ones aged below five - in Odisha's Rayagada district in the past week, officials said Monday.
Vienna, Apr 30 (ANI): Libya's former oil minister Shukri Ghanem has been found dead in the Danube river flowing through Vienna, Austria.
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Nicki Minaj, who is known for swearing in her songs, has urged parents to protect their children from the explicit lyrics on her albums.