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Arts & Leisure - Arts

End of the world prophecy comes true? During the past week, bizarre and serious snowfall has been hitting a southern Italian town, which is usually a clement and sunny part of the world. The cold wave has left approximately 23 dead earlier on in the week in Poland, Italy, Bulgaria and Russia alike. The toll of hypothermia related deaths in Poland had risen to 71 on Wednesday since 1 November 2016.What makes matters worse is the realization of a 500-year-old prophecy made by an Italian Philosopher, Matteo Tafuri, who said that two consecutive days of snow in the southern town of Salento would mean the end of the world.Tafuri had stated, Salento of palm trees and mild south wind, snowy Salento but never after the touch. Two days of snow, two flashes in the sky, I know the world ends, but I do not yearn.Now, it has been snowing for two straight days in Salento, additionally two ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

US successfully tests one of world's largest micro-drones swarms WASHINGTON: The US department of Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) has successfully tested one of the world's largest micro-drone swarms, which will give the United States an edge over its adversaries. Named Perdex, one of the most significant autonomous systems, micro-drones are capable of low altitude Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and other missions, according to a statement on Pentagon's official website.In the test conducted in October 2016 in California State and documented in a News program ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan reunite on the big screen Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan haven't shared screen space in a film for over a decade. But now, it's finally happening. The juggernauts are finally coming together for Kabir Khan's 'Tubelight'.According to Mumbai Mirror, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan will be seen together on-screen after a decade. And it's Salman's upcoming film 'Tubelight' which will feature the stars.Speculations have had been rife in the past of these foes-turned-friends sharing the screen. ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Nutella uses cancer producing ingredient? Nutella maker Ferrero has spoken out in support of the palm oil industry after a European agency said the ingredient poses a cancer risk.Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defence of an ingredient that some other food companies in the country are boycotting. It has launched an advertising campaign to assure the public about the safety of Nutella, its flagship product which makes up about a fifth of its sales. The ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

SRK's 'Raees' receives fresh threats from Shiv Sena Trouble doesn't seem to end for Shah Rukh Khan, as Indian extremist party Shiv Sena has once again interfered in the release of most anticipated movie of 2017. A leading Indian film distributor has received a threatening letter to ban screening of Shah Rukh Khan's Raees. Akshaye Rathi, a leading distributor has received threat letters from Shiv Sena for screening the SRK starrer in his theatre. The letter has been sent to Akshaye from the ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

After Priyanka, Ellen DeGeneres to grill Deepika Padukone on her show Popular American talk show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' will soon welcome Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on a much-anticipated episode. Deepika will appear on TV show to promote her maiden Hollywood project 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage'. Not to forget, earlier Ellen grilled Priyanka Chopra on the same show.According to Indian media reports, the show will be shot on January 16 or 17, and will air in India on January 19 on Romedy Now. "Team Deepika ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Mahira Khan finally joins Shah Rukh Khan for 'Raees' promotion The unofficial ban on Pakistani artiste in India has been keeping them away from their movie promotions and other cross-border interactions. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan was not able to promote her Bollywood debut film, Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan, in person. But as per the latest buzz, the actor will now promote her Big Bollywood debut soon. The film makers have apparently found a way out for Mahira to be a part of the film ...