Everything you need to know about Santa: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Santa: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Emerging evidence continues to point to a major cosmic impact 12,800 years ago as the primary cause for the tragic loss of nearly all of the remarkable large animals that had survived the stresses of many ice age periods, including mammoths, mastodons, giant ground sloths, American camel and horse, and saber- toothed cats.
Bogota, May 17 (IANS) Independiente Santa Fe defeated Gremio 1-0 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Wade Robson, who had alleged that Michael Jackson had molested him, is leaving California for good.
New York, May 11 (ANI): The Kardashian sisters- Kourtney, Kim and Khloe- were forced to change the name of their makeup line from 'Khroma Beauty' to 'Kardashian Beauty' after nearly a yearlong trademark battle with Florida based cosmetics company 'Kroma'.
London, May 10 (IANS) The cult of Santa Muerte or "Holy Death" in Mexico is "blasphemous" and worshipping it was a "degeneration of religion", a senior Vatican official has said.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The proliferation of social media has made getting over a romantic breakup a bigger chore than in the bygone era, even though digital photos and emails can be deleted in no time.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggests that dietary flexibility may have been an important factor giving wolves and bears an edge over saber-toothed cats and cave lions.
Melbourne, May 09 (ANI): Australian choreographer Wade Robson's sexual assault allegation against Michael Jackson have been branded as "outrageous and pathetic" by a lawyer representing the late king of pop's estate.
Rio de Janeiro, May 5 (IANS) Former Manchester City midfielder Elano said he remained hopeful of a recall to Brazil's national team ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan was seen shopping at an electronics store in California when in actuality she should have been admitted herself into a rehab center.
La Paz, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia has earned more than $16 billion from the energy industry since President Evo Morales nationalized the sector in 2006, officials said.
Santiago, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The initial tests performed on the exhumed remains of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda show that the Chilean poet was suffering from advanced prostate cancer, officials associated with the process told EFE.
London, May 2 (ANI): Google Glass poses security threats as the wearable computer developed by the search giant does not have any PIN or authentication system, hackers have revealed.
London, May 02(ANI): Katy Perry's own father has branded the pop star as a "devil child."
Rio de Janeiro, April 27 (IANS) South American football's governing body, Conmebol, has launched an investigation into a wild brawl after a Copa Libertadores match between Chile's Huachipato and Brazil's Gremio earlier this month.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Cancer cells, which can break out of a tumour and invade other organs, are much more aggressive and nimble than nonmalignant cells, a new study has found.
Mumbai, April 27 (ANI): Four youths have been arrested by police in Mumbai for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Researchers have long suspected a correlation between hormone levels and libido, but now scientists at UC Santa Barbara have actually demonstrated hormonal predictors for sexual desire.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) From food to music, stand-up comedian-actor Vir Das chooses something or the other to connect with his male co-actors because he feels bromance relies on their off-screen chemistry.
Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS) Paraguay international striker Roque Santa Cruz admitted he is considering a move to Brazilian top-flight football club Botafogo.
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) For couples who love the Goa monsoon, the tourism authorities here have now offered a "beach-bumming" experience in the rain.
Rio de Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Botafogo confirmed they are in talks to bring Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz to the Rio de Janeiro football club.
New York, April 20 (ANI): A Brazilian man miraculously survived after accidentally shooting a 12-inch fishing spear into his face, while cleaning his gun.
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS) Eight teams qualified for the round of 16 of Copa Libertadores, a football tournament organised by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), and will play against one another beginning April 24.
Rio de Janeiro, April 20 (IANS) Gremio will request a Conmebol probe into the alleged physical assault of their football coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo during a wild post-match brawl.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): New observations of the blazar known as PKS 1424+240 showed that it is the most distant known source of very-high-energy gamma rays, but its emission spectrum now appears highly unusual in light of the new data.
Mexico City, April 19 (IANS/EFE) Police found 14 thoroughbreds at an illegal drug lab in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, and arrested four suspects, officials said.
Sao Paulo, April 16 (IANS) Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says Sao Paulo could be taken off the calendar if the city fails to improve facilities at its Interlagos Grand Prix circuit.
New York, April 13 (ANI): Kesha has revealed that she has hired a professional glitter expert to make sure that she is shimmering at all times.
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Investigators from the United States will analyse bone remains of Chilean Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda to resolve a four-decade mystery about his death.
New York, April 11(ANI): The parents of Lindsay Lohan are butting their heads over her rehab future, with her mom insisting for a West Hamptons facility and her dad trying to convince LA prosecutors to approve one near his home in Palm Beach.
Monteria (Colombia), April 11 (IANS/EFE) President Juan Manuel Santos travelled to the northern province of Cordoba Wednesday to preside over the restoration of lands taken away from 60 peasant families by the founders of Colombia's murderous AUC militia movement.
Bogota (Colombia), April 10 (IANS) Independiente Santa Fe secured their passage to the Copa Liberatdores knockout phase with a 2-1 away victory over Deportes Tolima in an all-Colombian clash.
Madrid, April 10 (IANS) The president of Malaga football club has sparked a controversy by alleging racism was the reason for his side's exit from the Champions League late Tuesday night.
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan, who began dating Avi Snow last month, has split from the rocker.
Santa Cruz (Bolivia), April 7 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar and former AC Milan midfielder Ronaldinho starred in Brazil's 4-0 demolition of Bolivia in a football friendly international here.
London, April 7 (ANI): Computer scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed a new software, which uses LinkedIn network to guide your career.
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS/EFE) A total of 71 oil companies are expected to take part in an auction of Brazilian exploration blocks next month, the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said.
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray has claimed that after he gave the pop star the sedatives and anaesthetic propofol, he himself could have had a heart attack because of the stress that he underwent.
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Oil production in Brazil averaged 2.017 million barrels per day in February, down 8.5 percent from the same month of 2012, when output totaled 2.205 million bpd, the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Monday reported a decline of 4.7 percent in its total sales in March, which stood at 56,437 units as compared to 59,229 units sold in corresponding month of 2012.
Rio de Janeiro, March 29 (IANS) Corinthians midfielder Paulinho says he is hopeful of regaining his place in Brazil's national football team for its friendly against Bolivia April 6.
London, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Francis has opted to stay at a modest two-room residence instead of moving to a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said.
Washington, March 27 (ANI): As little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve one's reading comprehension, working memory capacity, and ability to focus, according to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara.
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mar. 26 (ANI): The Government of Brazil is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting in the next few days to find a solution for the funding of a soccer stadium that is to host the opening match of the soccer World Cup 2014.
Bogota, March 26 (IANS) Colombian football coach Francisco Maturana escaped serious injury when his car crashed in the northern city of Medellin.
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan was seen partying in a club on the weekend, with her friends and her rumored new boyfriend, Avi Snow.
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is set to be recalled by national football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for Brazil's friendly against Bolivia next month.
London, March 22 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone, who has just got back from her latest holiday to Miami, was spotted showing off her perfect bronzed, post-holiday body while enjoying a dinner date with fiance Jay Rutland in California.
Paris, March 21 (IANS) The 2014 Dakar Rally will begin Jan 5 in Rosario, the Argentinean city where football star Lionel Messi was born, and will end Jan 18 in Valparaiso, Chile, organisers announced here.
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras, which is striving to boost daily domestic crude and natural gas output to 3.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day by 2017, said it plans to earmark 62 percent of its investments over the next five years to exploration and production.
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Brown bears on an Alaskan archipelago are the descendants of an ancient polar bear population rather than being the ancestors of modern polar bears, a new study has found.
Madrid, March 14 (IANS) Spanish football side Malaga enjoyed a historic 2-0 win over Porto to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League.
Rio de Janeiro, March 14 (IANS) Brazil and Bolivia will play a friendly football match to honour a 14-year-old fan killed by a flare in a Copa Libertadores match last month.
La Paz, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian state-owned energy company YPFB signed a contract with Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas SA and Ros Roca Indox Cryo Energy for the design and construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant.
Brasilia, March 8 (IANS/EFE) The death Thursday of a 23-year-old woman raised to 241 the toll in a Jan 27 fire at a discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria.
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the human brain can learn to treat relevant prosthetics as a substitute for a non-working body part.
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Astronauts of the future may be able to pilot a spacecraft using their thoughts.
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda will be exhumed after his former driver claimed that Augusto Pinochet's regime was behind his death.
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): One of literature's oldest mysteries is a step closer to being solved after a recent study dated the ancient Greek poet Homer's great epic 'The Illiad' to 762 BC.
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who apparently lied to police in her car crash case, will go to trial on March 18, it has been revealed.
Washington, Mar. 1 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has repeatedly and publicly expressed his desire to reconcile with estranged wife Maria Shriver, has now moved forward with his life and is reportedly dating a physical therapist, Heather Milligan.
New York, Mar 1 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has rejected a rehab plea bargain that would have kept her out of jail, instead opting to take her chances at the trial, according to reports.
New York, Feb 28 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan may avoid jail time as prosecutors are working out a plea deal for the actress' June car crash case, despite a new report that she may have smelled of alcohol at the scene.
Bogota, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said that if peace talks with the FARC make no progress, "we're getting up from the negotiating table", adding that the guerrillas will not get the truce they are asking for.
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): Sylvester Stallone's mother was rushed to a hospital, after she suffered a heart attack recently.
Washington, February 25 (ANI): Scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials have developed a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun.
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): MC Hammer was booked and released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California after he was popped for obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.
Washington, February 24 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence dared to bare in a short black dress as she arrived at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday.
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
Washington, February 22 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope peered deep into the vast stellar halo that envelops our Milky Way galaxy and uncovered tantalizing evidence for the possible existence of a shell of stars that are a relic of cannibalism by our Milky Way.
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A new species of scorpion, Vaejovis brysoni, has been discovered in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona in the US.
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Spanish La Liga club Malaga's Champions League dream is still very much alive after suffering a 0-1 defeat in the first leg of their last-16 tie away to Porto.
London, February 19 (ANI): Lasers powered by sun could protect Earth from any threatening-looking asteroids by destroying them before they can get too close, U.S. researchers have suggested.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) The Brazilian Air Force has said it has acquired two more Israeli-made drones last month to boost border security and safeguard upcoming sport events.
La Paz, Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian government Monday nationalized the Spanish-owned firm that runs the Andean nation's three largest airports, accusing the company of not investing enough in improvements.
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles and her rapper husband Jay-Z are reportedly looking to buy late King of Pop Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch.
Washington, Feb. 16 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey, whose 23,000-square-foot, 85-dollar-million mansion Santa Barbara mansion's decor did not suit her lifestyle, has enlisted help of designer Rose Tarlow to give it a facelift.
Washington, Feb. 15 (ANI): US House Speaker John Boehner described President Barack Obama as Santa Claus, as he took the Democrat to task for again promising to fix the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure without saying where he would get the money from.
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): As an asteroid roughly half as large as a football field-and with energy equal to a large hydrogen bomb-readies for a fly-by of Earth on Friday, two California scientists have proposed a system that could eliminate a threat of this size in an hour.
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore is getting six of the tattoos on her body removed.
London, Feb. 14 (ANI): Drew Barrymore, whose tattoos are believed to include a butterfly on her stomach, a cross on her leg, two angels on her lower back and a bouquet of flowers on her hip, has reportedly decided to have the inkings removed as she is becoming more "conservative."
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy, new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have suggested.
Brasilia, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) The death Monday of a young man who had been hospitalized with respiratory problems after being injured in the Jan 27 fire in a discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria raised to 239 the toll in the tragedy, authorities said.
Santa Cruz (Spain), Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Five crewmen from a British cruise ship docked in Santa Cruz de La Palma, a city in Spain's Canary Islands, were killed and three injured Sunday when a lifeboat plunged into the water during an evacuation drill, authorities said.
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A schoolgirl who became pregnant aged just 11 has given birth to twin boys in Argentina, a media report said.
Madrid, Feb 6 (IANS) Pesticides in food, air and water may be directly linked with the development of type 2 diabetes, regardless of a person's age, gender or body mass index, a new Spanish research study has found.
Sydney, Feb. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake off Solomon Islands has generated a tsunami and destroyed three remote villages on the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) The number of fatalities from the discotheque fire in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria rose to 238 with the death in hospital of a 20-year-old man, authorities said.
After an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Lata in Temotu province of Solomons Islands, a small tsunami of about 3 feet (0.9 metres) swept across the islands causing not much damage.
Washington, February 6(ANI): Scientists have found that there is a direct relationship between exposure to pesticides (Persistent Organic Pollutants, CPOs) in food, air and water and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults, regardless of age, gender and body mass index.
Suva, Feb. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Fiji issued a tsunami warning Wednesday afternoon after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit Santa Cruz Islands, urging residents, especially coastal low lying dwellers to take precautionary measures as "we have only one hour left for the first wave to hit our shores."
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston and her fiance Justin Theroux have reportedly enrolled themselves into a marriage boot camp for a fresh start.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The toll from the fire last month at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, has risen to 237, health officials said.
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Johnny Depp is set to play the notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in the new flick 'Black Mass', which starts shooting in May.
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Hyundai Motor Friday reported a 4.25 percent increase in January sales at 52,024 units from 49,901 units sold in the same period of 2012.
Washintgon, Feb 1 (IANS) People taking long-acting pain killers for extended periods face a five-times greater risk of low testosterone, the male sex hormone, a new study says.
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 1 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation - CBF - has admitted the country must act to address safety concerns ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup.
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers have found that low testosterone levels occur five times more often among men who take long-acting instead of short-acting opioids for chronic pain.
Washington, Jan 31(ANI): One of the owners of the Brazilian nightclub that was destroyed by fire this week, resulting in the death of 235 people, attempted suicide while he was in the police custody.