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Hundreds of football fans queued outside World Cup ticketing centres around South Africa overnight Wednesday even before the start of over-the-counter ticket sales at 9 am (0800 GMT).
With less than two months to go to kickoff in Johannesburg June 11, there are around 500,000 tickets still available, covering all 64 matches including the final.
World Cup [...] Continue reading Fans queue as World Cup tickets go on sale

Specially-designed robotic hands would soon allow friends and family to hold hands over the internet and help them experience the sensation of touch.
It plugs into a computer and communicates with an electronic wristband to allow people talking over the internet to experience the sensation of touch.
Not only can it grip and shake, but also give [...] Continue reading Robotic hand to allow people to hold hands over internet

Motown icon Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg and Irish rockers U2 will be among star attractions at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, organisers said Thursday. Also included in the line-up are British electro-pioneers Pet Shop Boys, American quartet Vampire Weekend and Mercury Prize nominees Florence and the Machine. U2 and Wonder will be making their debut at the 40th … Continue reading U2, Stevie Wonder to headline Glastonbury festival

Pregnant Dannii Minogue is set to continue as co-judge on ‘The X Factor’ show, though her salary has reportedly been cut by 300,000 pounds.
Dannii, 38, who left the secret meeting with a big smile on her face, will reportedly not be doing live shows, and will still get paid 700,000 pounds.
“The talks went really well [...] Continue reading Dannii Minogue’s pay on ‘The X Factor’ cut by £300K

Driven primarily by higher food prices, India’s annual rate of inflation, based on the wholesale prices index, went up marginally to 9.9 percent in March from 9.89 percent a month ago, official data showed Thursday.
The annual inflation rate was 1.2 percent in March 2009.
The data released by the commerce ministry showed prices of food articles [...] Continue reading India’s annual inflation rises 9.9 percent in March