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India to shoot Game of Thrones-inspired series – report
India will reportedly be filming a series inspired by the hit fantasy show Game of Thrones. While reports initially indicated a remake, it is unlikely the Starks and Lannisters will be transformed into singing and dancing Bollywood-style performers.

27.03.2015 19:45

Mixed reviews! UKIP Farage’s new book mercilessly trolled on Amazon
A war of words has broken out between UK Independence Party (UKIP) supporters and its detractors in the reviews section of Amazon.co.uk over Nigel Farage’s new autobiography, Purple Revolution.

18.03.2015 16:01

‘Death, bring back Terry Pratchett!’ Thousands of fans sign online petition
An online petition calling on Death to "Reinstate Terry Pratchett" has garnered almost 6,000 signatures less than a day after the cult fantasy writer’s passing at age 66.

13.03.2015 13:57

'So much universe, and so little time’: Fans remember Terry Pratchett’s best quotes
Best-selling British novelist Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. After his death Thursday, the #TerryPratchett hashtag took Twitter by storm – with fans racing to remember his best quotes.

12.03.2015 18:30

​Discworld novelist Terry Pratchett dies at 66
One of the UK’s best-loved novelists, Sir Terry Pratchett, who was renowned for his series of comic fantasy stories, Discworld, has died. He was 66.

12.03.2015 16:22

‘Netanyahu meddling in Israel Prize: rightists’ revenge to intellectual leftists’
The scandal over Israel Prize is the ruling right-wingers’ attempt to conquer one of the remaining outposts, the intellectual one, lead mainly by leftists, Gideon Levy, a columnist at Haaretz newspaper told RT.

17.02.2015 12:40

​Charlie Hebdo sells out hours after hitting UK shelves
The latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was greeted in the UK with huge lines, as swathes of people waited to get their hands on one of the limited 2,000 copies on sale in London.

16.01.2015 09:24

‘Everyone for themselves’: Church of England attacks Cameron govt for ‘evil’ inequality
The two most senior archbishops in the Church of England have openly condemned the UK government’s economic policies, claiming the nation’s poor are being “left behind” because politicians are obsessed with “Middle England.”

15.01.2015 09:28

Right-wing English Defence League thugs attack Russell Brand book group – thinking comedian would be there
A group of right-wing English Defence League thugs gatecrashed a Newcastle upon Tyne book club meeting because they mistakenly thought author and comedian Russell Brand would be present.

13.01.2015 13:21

Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal to be studied in UK schools
Pop culture icons Russell Brand and Dizzee Rascal will be studied as texts in English A-levels after September 2015 as the UK exams regulator attempts to update the syllabus to reflect the broader uses of the English language.

08.01.2015 09:52

Controversial novel on France under Islamist rule released amid shock over Paris attack
A highly controversial novel, imagining France under Islamist leadership in the near future, has hit stores. The release shockingly coincided with a terror attack on a satirical newspaper that published cartoons of Muslim leaders and the Prophet Muhammad.

07.01.2015 08:05

'Eye of Sauron' finally appears in Moscow sky – but shares spotlight with holiday goodness
The Tolkien-inspired 'Eye of Sauron' eventually lit up Moscow's sky, following public controversy and opposition from the Orthodox Church. Having taken a virtual form, the image can be seen through the lens of a smartphone or tablet.

14.12.2014 15:06