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  • Yoga Guru Ramdev Shows <i>Dhaakad</i> Wrestling Skills In Bout With Olympic Medallist
    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev displayed his wrestling skills as he went head-to-head with 2008 Olympic silver medalist Andriy Stadnik in a promotional bout of the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in New Delhi on Wednesday.
  • In Twitter Shout-Out, Donald Trump Praises Wrong Ivanka
    President-elect Donald Trump mistook a woman named Ivanka from UK's Brighton as his daughter on Twitter, sending the social media platform into frenzy. On Monday night, Donald Trump took to Twitter to take a swipe at CNN ahead of the channel's profile of his daughter Ivanka, Mirror.co.uk reported.
  • Donald Trump Could Be The First US President In 150 Years Without A Pet
    Donald Trump might be the first US President in 150 years to not have a pet in the White House after a plan to have him adopt a goldendoodle dog fell through. With Mr Trump's inauguration on January 20, many are left wondering if his family will have a pet residing with them at the White House. If not, he could be the first president in 150 years without a pet.
  • Dog Saves Owner By Lying On Him In Freezing Conditions
    In a heroic act, a dog saved his 64-year-old owner's life by lying on top of him for nearly 24 hours to keep him warm in freezing conditions as the man lay paralysed in snow after falling and breaking his neck.
  • What Are The Odds? Mom, Dad, Son All Share A Birthday
    Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December.
  • Yummy? Indian Restaurant Billed Him 79 Pounds. Tip Was 1,000.
    It must have been really good food because a customer tipped the Indian restaurant 1,000 pounds. The bill? 79 pounds.
  • Gulp. Pakistani Stylist Gives Clients Smoking Haircuts Using Fire
    Getting your hair cut at this particular salon is literally a trial by fire. A hairstylist in Pakistan has been giving his clients some really hot - and we don't mean that as an euphemism - haircuts by forgoing a pair of scissors and using fire instead. Say what? A video tweeted by Pakistan-based journalist Omar R Quraishi shows the unusual hairstyling technique used by the barber. And if you think this sounds crazy and scary, wait till you watch it happen in the video.
  • Madame Tussauds Unveils Amitabh Bachchan Waxwork For Delhi Opening
    Madame Tussauds unveiled a waxwork of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday ahead of the museum's opening later this year in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
  • Canadian Mayor Wears Turban, Does The Bhangra In Video Gone Viral
    Remember when that video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulling off some neat bhangra moves went viral? Well, Mr Trudeau, you aren't the only Canadian politician who can pull of the awesome moves. Giving him tough competition is Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis.
  • Bush Twins Write Heartfelt Letter To Obama Sisters
    In a heartwarming open letter to Sasha and Malia Obama, former first daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager shared a bit of advice to the girls as they join "another rarified club, one of former First Children".
  • Happy Lohri 2017: Best WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter Wishes To Send Your Loved Ones
    Happy Lohri 2017: Find the latest and best Lohri Wishes & SMSs. Today is the auspicious festival of Lohri, an occasion where people - especially farmers - offer prayers and thanks to the Almighty for the crops before harvesting them. An important occasion for Punjabis, Lohri is also believed to be the longest night of the year in the Lunar calendar. Traditionally, people sing songs, dance, eat delicious cuisine and throw in sesame seeds, popcorn, puffed rice, jaggery and others into the bonfire - representing the God of Fire, Agni - as offering to the Almighty.
  • Internet Dubs This Turkish Chef 'Salt Bae'. His Videos Are Going Viral
    Nusret Gokce, a Turkish chef, is the Internet's new obsession. Dubbed 'Salt Bae,' the chef captured the imagination of netizens world over after a video of his went viral. With over 3.8 million views and still counting, the video shared on January 7, shows the chef's unique style of adding salt to a steak.
  • Vampire Bats Found Sucking Human Blood For The First Time, Say Scientists
    Wild vampire bats, thought to exclusively feed on bird blood, have been found feeding on humans for the first time, raising concerns of disease spread, scientists say.
  • Puppies Respond More Readily To 'Baby Talk', Says Study
    Puppies respond more readily than adult dogs when people talk to them just like they would with babies - more slowly and with a higher tone, a new study has found.
  • Chennai Cabbie Asked Passenger For 2,000 Note. Here's What He Did With It
    Krish Ashok, a techie and blogger based out of Chennai, was commuting in an Uber when the driver asked if he had a Rs 2,000 note on him. When Mr Ashok asked why he needed it, the driver simply asked him to wait and watch. Here's what happened.

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