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Is your name “a genius name”? See list of names for geniuses

  • 17 January 2016 - 10:13
Is your name “a genius name”? See list of names for geniuses

Independent Using a database of 14,750 names of notable Philosophers, mathmeticians, writers, artists and composers, poet laureates and Nobel Prize winners, geneology website MooseRoots has identified the most common first names for geniuses. If you want your child to grow up clever, you...

Most commonly mispronounced food words

  • 17 January 2016 - 10:10
Most commonly mispronounced food words

  Independent In modern day Britain, we pride ourselves on sampling food from all over the world. The only trouble is, while we're very good at eating it, we're not much good at saying it. How many times have you called quinoa 'kin-oh-ah'? Are you guilty of calling the cherry on...

Celine Dion mourns her brother

  • 17 January 2016 - 09:55
Celine Dion mourns her brother

  BBC The older brother of Canadian singer Celine Dion has died of cancer, two days after her husband also died. Daniel Dion, 59, died on Saturday near Montreal, a statement by the singer's spokeswoman said. Ms Dion's family paid tribute to the father-of-two, calling him "a gentle...

Bill Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman

  • 31 December 2015 - 00:12
Bill Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman

Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago - the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America’s Dad. The case sets the stage for perhaps the...

New York’s forgotten mosque

  • 30 December 2015 - 23:55
New York’s forgotten mosque

Evidence showing the existence of a century-old mosque in the heart of New York is a reminder that Muslims have long been part of US history Middle East Eye New York City is well known for its numerous ethnic quarters, like the tourist-packed Little Italy or the oddly...

UK doctors and nurses beat Bieber to top Christmas charts

  • 30 December 2015 - 15:04
UK doctors and nurses beat Bieber to top Christmas charts

AFP, London A choir of doctors and nurses beat Justin Bieber to the Christmas number one spot in Britain's pop music chart Friday after the heartthrob urged his fans to buy their song. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir's charity single, "A Bridge Over You", outsold Bieber's "Love Yourself"...

Actor Baron Cohen and wife give $1m for Syrian refugees

  • 30 December 2015 - 15:01
Actor Baron Cohen and wife give $1m for Syrian refugees

AFP | London British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife are donating $1 million (900,000 euros) to help Syrian refugees, the charities receiving the money announced Sunday. The ‘Borat’ star and actress wife Isla Fisher are giving $500,000 to Save the Children to pay for measles...