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Blowing up Russia’s inflatable army

Blowing up Russia’s inflatable army

The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons. They look just like real ones: they are easy to transport and quick to deploy.
The decoys are a hundred times cheaper than the real thing, which means Moscow will save a lot of money by blowing up its own weapons.
On the edge of Moscow, two men carry a black duffle bag into a field, then drop it on the ground. When they open the bag, they take

Heartbreak museum is Croatia’s latest attraction

An iron used for a wedding suit, a rear-view mirror broken in a jealous fit and a lower leg prosthesis — at first it’s hard to find any link between the items on display at a new museum in Croatia.
But every exhibit in the Museum of Broken Relationships has one thing in common — it tells the story of a lost love.
These material remnants of failed romances down the years are sometimes mundane, sometimes bizarre, sometimes funny, sad or even kinky.
The prosthesis is

Abhishek to host soccer star

Soccer crazy Abhishek Bachchan recently bonded with Dutch soccer star Wesley Sneijder, who is looking to come down to India. Junior Bachchan met Wesley at a recent event and has become friends with him.
Both of them hung out for hours together as Abhishek and Wesley kept chatting over football. Wesley informed Abhi that he was fascinated about India and was planning to come down to the country with his wife. Abhi immediately told the footballer to inform him when he is flying

Vivek says no to smoking

Vivek Oberoi is known to get into the skin of the character and he does the same in his upcoming film ‘Rakta Charitra’.
Playing the role of Ravi and a messiah for many in the film, the character just like Chandu (Company) and Maya (Shoot out Lokhandwala) demanded him to smoke. However, Vivek is one actor who has been participating actively in the No Smoking campaigns and also discouraging people to use tobacco. Hence, he refused to smoke on screen. He believes tobacco is

‘Rumours are fun’

Minissha Lamba who was in the city a couple of days ago told us what’s keeping her busy these days. She said, “Films and launch parties keep me busy.” But what about her butt insurance – has she got it done yet? “No, I haven’t yet,” she chuckled, and added, “And I am not going to do that ever. It was just a rumour that I was planning to get my butt insured. I don’t know where that came from.” But she isn’t complaining. “It happens. Rumours are floated around, and often you get to know

Neha Dhupia turns singer

Neha Dhupia will soon be seen singing. There is an entire song by Kailash Kher about her and director Kapoor was hell bent that Neha sings the song herself. The song was recorded on Saturday at a suburban studio.
When contacted, Subhash Kapoor, the director of the film, said, “Neha plays a female gangster called ‘Munni Madam’ from Meerut (how original). It’s a very strong character and in the song, there is a bit about her character. I was keen that she herself sings the song,

Madonna’s heart is in London

Madonna is hoping to make London her home once again, if she can gain a residence visa.
The 52-year-old ‘Queen of Pop’ had left for New York in 2008 after her divorce from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, saying she never wanted to live here again.
But she now appears smitten once more..
“Madonna has loved being back in the States since the divorce, but England is where she feels her heart is now. She is deliberately focusing on work that will keep her in Britain,” said a

‘I didn’t release any tapes’: Oksana Grigorieva

Mel Gibson’s former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claims she didn’t release tapes documenting the actor’s alleged violence.
But the Russian singer, who is currently involved in a custody battle with the actor over their 12-month-old daughter Lucia, admits she wants everyone to know how much of a “bully” her former partner is.
“I’ve never leaked those tapes. I’d like for people to know the real Mel Gibson. Even though he’s rich and famous, he’s a bully. And I want other women

Anushka parts ways with beau

Anushka Sharma is single again. She has parted ways with her boyfriend, actor Ranveer Singh from Yash Raj’s forthcoming film ‘Band Baaja Baarat’. The two actors were dating since April this year.
Says a source, “Anushka and Ranveer felt that they should concentrate on their careers now. Any distractions whatsoever could prove detrimental. It was a mutual decision. There is no animosity between the two.”
Added the source, “The couple had been catching up for private dinners

Salman Khan goes under knife for youthful eyes

It’s not only the women in Bollywood who are conscious about their looks. Even the men seem to be very concerned about their appearance. And after, Priyanka Chopra had reportedly gone under the knife to perfect her rounded nose, buzz has it that superstar Salman Khan too has resorted to cosmetic means to sport a youthful look. The ‘Dabangg’ star is in news for having undergone a surgery to get rid of his eye bags.
And it’s for this reason that the actor is sporting dark glares at

Priyanka, Shahid have split again!

Shahid’s decision to stay off the TV show ‘Koffee With Karan’ was probably a sane one; his relationship with Piggy Chops, which was always on shaky ground has now fully given way. Yes, they have split.
This time unfortunately, there seems to be no hopes of reconciliation. Both Shahid and Priyanka decided to part ways mutually, as things were just not settling between them.
A source close to Priyanka reveals, “Shahid and Priyanka are fond of each other. But once they are in

Denise Richards to pen memoir

Former Bond girl Denise Richards is set to release an autobiography — “a heartfelt, honest book” — which will be an inspiration for others.
The actor will reveal her journey from a small town in Illinois to Hollywood, her tumultuous marriage and divorce from Charlie Sheen and life as a single mum to daughters Sam J. Sheen, 6, and Lola Rose Sheen, 5.
“I wanted to write a heartfelt, honest book that would be a source of hope for others going through difficult times,” she

George Michael released from jail

George Michael has regained his freedom. The wayward singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs.
Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said, ‘I just want to start again.’
The former ‘Wham!’ singer received an eight-week sentence on Sept. 14 for crashing his car into a London photo shop in July while high on prescription drugs and marijuana.
The judge ordered Michael to serve

Miu Miu’s glitzy irony

Miu Miu, the more arty and eccentric, though frequently equally influential collection designed by Prada, has always mixed trashy elements into its sophisticated, yet subversive, mix. But never so much as in this season.
The look was brash, yet somehow purposeful. Asking women to wear clothes whose inspiration was an acid commentary on our times is a tall order. Yet, Prada succeeded in doing just that with multi-pleated sheath dresses, made in striking hues or dramatic prints,

Japan hosts poem boxing championships

Contestants are given three minutes to deliver a verse and record a win.
The verbal sparring takes place in a boxing ring and each contestant is given three minutes to deliver a poem. The panel of judges awards points for originality and style, as well as the delivery of the piece, before declaring the winner.
Unlike chess boxing however, where contestants are required to alternate between a round of chess and boxing, the poets do not have to spar at any point.

‘Babies are online before they’re even born’

The trend of setting up email accounts and Facebook profiles for expected offspring is on a high
It seems the tradition of visiting newborn babies armed with presents and flowers is coming to an end.
A new study shows friends and relatives are using something far more convenient for their first glimpse of a baby: the internet.
More than eight out of ten babies have an online ‘life’ by the time they reach the age of two, it reveals.
Such is the clamour to use new

‘Electric shock treatment cures memory loss’

A tiny surge of power to parts of the brain can improve recall memory by 11 per cent: researchers
Giving a person an electric shock can help improve their memory, scientists have discovered.
The treatment stimulates certain neurons in the brain so when a person tries to retrieve a name from their brain, they suddenly start working,
If developed it could provide treatment for stroke victims as well as people whose memory fades through other ailments or even old age.