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An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London

Musical instruments, regardless of the individual type, we were told, generate soothing notes by a simple physical process of resonance. If the musician in question could effortlessly extend the very process beyond the instrument of her choice, straight into the audience in such a way that the human souls spontaneously react to the pleasant flow of subtle vibrations, by definition, she belongs to a rare breed of gifted geniuses, who have been leaving indelible footprints in the sand of human entertainment on regular basis since time immemorial.

An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London
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Google Maps to go offline – finally, the long wait is over!

Google announced on Thursday that its immensely popular map app, Google Maps, will be available offline this year, much to the amazement of millions of daily global users, who rely on it to a range of tasks from simple navigation to exploring business connections.

Google Maps to go offline – finally, the long wait is over!
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Greatest Tribute to the Foremost Comedy Duo: Laurel & Hardy back on big screen

Laurel and Hardy, the greatest comedy pair of all time, are to return to the big screen across the UK in June on account of the 125th birth anniversary of the ‘wiser’ – the exact inverse of screen portrayal - of the two, Stan Laurel, who was born in Britain.

Greatest Tribute to the Foremost Comedy Duo: Laurel & Hardy back on big screen
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Jetman ‘s Stunts in Dubai Skies

Yves Rossy, the Swiss aviation enthusiast, famously known as the ‘Jetman’, performed yet another set of breathtakingly beautiful aerial manoeuvres this week while flying in the skies over Dubai.

Jetman ‘s Stunts in Dubai Skies
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France’s First Family of Far-Right Explodes: dad goes ballistic while disowning daughter

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the co-founder of Front National – FN – the far-right party of France, which scored some electoral successes in recent months, is, according to his own admission, firing on his all cylinders against her own daughter in a rage for being instrumental in suspending him from the party.

France’s First Family of Far-Right Explodes: dad goes ballistic while disowning daughter
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Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer

Microsoft revealed the successor to Internet Explorer this week, which up until 2004 had been almost synonymous with web browser, thanks to the overwhelming reliance on its Windows operating system by computer users around the world. It is going to be called Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge: replacement to Internet Explorer
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Better Late than Never: Ed Miliband Rectifies the Error in His New Year Message

According to my sources at the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, UK, Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party seems have rectified the mistake that he made in his New Year message, while wishing only the Tamil community in the UK – and, of course, by erroneously identifying them as the sole representatives of Sri Lanka.

Better Late than Never: Ed Miliband Rectifies the Error in His New Year Message
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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Iranians jubilant; Saudis muted; Israel dismayed

The historic agreement, reached by the West and Iran over the disputed nuclear programme of the latter on Thursday, has all the political ingredients for a dramatic global political shift, if the stakeholders can see it through.
In this context, there are obvious winners – and, inevitably, of course, losers.

Iran’s Nuclear Deal: Iranians jubilant; Saudis muted; Israel dismayed
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Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule

In the aftermaths of the destruction of the Airbus 320 of Germanwings, some of the circumstances that led to the catastrophic suicide act by Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old pilot, have been completely eclipsed by the disproportionate focus on a single, relatively-new structural addition to the interior of an aeroplane - reinforced cockpit door.

Knee-Jerk Rules in Aviation: two-man Cockpit Rule
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Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s comeback kid to revive political landscape

Ever since his acquittal two weeks ago by Italy’s top court of charges on paying for sex with a minor and then playing a key role in covering it up using its prime ministerial power, Silvio Berlusconi, 78, the former Italian prime minister, appears to have overcome the last hurdle in order to play a central role again in Italian politics.

Silvio Berlusconi: Italy’s comeback kid to revive political landscape
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