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Queen marks 90th with huge birthday lunch in London

The Queen looked just as smashing, marking her milestone birthday in a vibrant green coat and dress by Stewart Parvin and matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan, which was decorated with cerise colored flowers. The best of the weather will be in the far north of the country, with sunshine predicted all day for street parties on Shetland. The queen favours bright colours for public appearances so she can be easily seen by crowds, though they are normally in more muted shades.

Led Zeppelin Have Won Their Plagiarism Trial Over 'Stairway To Heaven'

British rock group Led Zeppelin did not steal the intro to their signature track Stairway to Heaven from a long-defunct Los Angeles rock band, a jury has found. "They won on a technicality", plaintiff lawyer Francis Malofiy told reporters at the courthouse, EW reports . "45 years later for the delay you caused?" After he died in 1997, Skidmore asserted an ownership interest in copyrighted sheet music and was able to push the case to trial despite decades of inaction and non-cooperation ...

Raghuram Rajan Resigns From Reserve Bank of India, Will Return to Academia

Raghuram Rajan Resigns From Reserve Bank of India, Will Return to Academia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never asked Rajan to retreat but a couple of things didn't assure the latter about his future as the RBI governor. In what is likely to appease the pro-growth lobby, Japanese brokerage Nomura has opined that most names being considered to fill the post of RBI Governor have a neutral-to-dovish stance on fighting inflation, unlike the incumbent Raghuram Rajan whose hawkishness is well known.

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Gone with the Wind actress turns 100

The two-time Oscar winning actress was renowned for her genteel manners on-screen, but off-screen she had the chutzpah to take on one of the largest studios of the time , in a legal battle that changed how Hollywood operated forever. The two-time Oscar victor still best known for her role as Gone With the Wind's virtuous Melanie Hamilton said it is a "rather wonderful" privilege to be able to keep the film's memory alive, in an interview published past year in the USA magazine ...

Olympics-World No.1 golfer Day withdraws over Zika fears

USA health officials have concluded that Zika infections in pregnant women can cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies. "Whether that makes golf look insular... that's just the way it is". The Zika virus began spreading in Brazil during 2015. "Just as, for example, I was speaking to Padraig Harrington about it last night, he's not planning on having any more children, so there's no risk of him putting [his wife] ...

Andy Murray makes history with fifth Queen's Club title

The early results have been impressive as Murray retained the title at the Wimbledon warm-up event with a battling 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canadian third seed Milos Raonic . Raonic played the first three points of the breaker with goal and intent to race into a 3-0 lead - charging into the net on every one of them. He said: "I have played my best ever tennis on clay this year, and my form is as good now as it has been over the last couple of years".

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