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Strong quake hits remote area in southwest Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted a sparsely populated mountainous province near Iran’s border with Iraq on Monday, Iranian state television reported. There were no reports of fatalities but a local official said there were injuries and that the temblor had caused... read more »

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Crisis talks on Ukraine prove difficult but ‘some progress’ mad...

Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin Sunday were “difficult” but made “some progress”, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with his Ukrainian, Russian and French counterparts.“Difficult talks, but I think and I hope that we have made some... read more »

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For Chinese, Pope Seems Worlds Away in South Korea

BEIJING — Pu Ge sat on a green bench outside Beijing’s oldest Catholic cathedral and stared at the ornate gray edifice, contemplating God and his shepherd. She said she had thought that Pope Francis would stop in China during his current trip to Asia. “I thought he would visit a church here... read more »

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Putin says Moscow does not want war or confrontation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation with the outside world. Putin was speaking to Russian ministers and MPs in Crimea. He also said Russia would do everything in its power to end the Ukraine conflict as soon as... read more »

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Ukraine destroys Russian armour

Nato accused Russia of active involvement in the “destabilisation” of eastern Ukraine, where pro-Kremlin separatists have been fighting against Kiev for four months. The two countries have also been wrangling for days over a Russian convoy that Moscow says is carrying aid for besieged... read more »

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Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the digestive system to weaken and heavy food can lead to an upset stomach. These types of food also aggravate pitta which is... read more »

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9 foods every man should eat

While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sexes have their own set of dietary requirements. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their... read more »

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A New Digital Currency Whose Value Is Based on Your Reputation

Bitcoin turned money into something completely virtual. Using a worldwide network of machines and the power of pure mathematics, it put currency in the hands of computer programmers, free from the rules and regulations of big government and big banks. But J. Chris... read more »

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Fascinating Ways People Try to Leave Their Mark on the World

One day while driving along Highway 50 in Nevada, photographer David Gardner spotted a giant cottonwood tree draped with what seemed to be hundreds of pairs of shoes. It was a strange sight to find in the middle of nowhere, so naturally he got out and started taking... read more »

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A Celebration of Lady Java, a Coding Language to Rule Them All

Phones, laptops, tablets, even cars. They’re all so tightly connected to that ever-growing thing called the cloud. Today, we take that for granted. But just a decade ago, our phones weren’t that smart. We still kept our personal data on largely unconnected... read more »

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Deepika Padukone wishes Happy Birthday to Katrina Kaif on Twitter

Yes, this is true and we have proof! Deepika Padukone took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish “Happy Birthday” to Katrina Kaif today. The two leading actors of Bollywood are seen as contemporaries and also have never really bonded in public. Another... read more »

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Varun Dhawan most versatile actor of our generation: Shraddha Kapoor

With her last two releases ‘Aashiqui 2′ and ‘Ek Villain’ entering the prestigious Rs 100 crore-club of Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor is now gearing up to star opposite her childhood friend Varun Dhawan in ‘ABCD 2′. Shraddha feels Varun,... read more »

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5 Things a man will never ever tell you

We want you to like our friends, but not love them: A man would want his girlfriend to get along with his friends, but he may not like you hanging out with them all the time. Also, don’t make statements professing your love for his friends. - We don’t like... read more »

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How to become every man’s dream girl

Being good to a man simply isn’t the key ingredient. So many women make their mistake here. They give and give hoping it will endear them to the man. They bend over backwards pleasing him. This isn’t what makes a man fall in love. This is what makes you a... read more »

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How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Passwords

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick “password” a facepalm-inducing one in 20 times. But a study from two researchers at Microsoft and Princeton... read more »

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CRAZY BIG WIN! Uzo Aduba Wins Her First Emmy

From prison inmate to Hollywood darling! “I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out,” Uzo Aduba told reporters in the press room following her win for outstanding guest actress in a... read more »

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Controversies are produced to become famous: Ajay ...

As controversies surrounding big-budgeted films are becoming a trend in Bollywood, actor Ajay Devgn feels that unknown entities create controversies... read more »

Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’ earns Rs 4 crore...

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Salman Khan’s Kick has maintained a steady growth over the second week as well. After scoring a mammoth total of Rs 164 crore in its first week, the... read more »

Bipasha Basu vows never to work with ‘Humshakals&...

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Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu, who decided to refrain from promoting ‘Humshakals’ prior to its release, says she won`t work with Sajid Khan, the... read more »

Sunny Leone shoots for her item number in Bangalore

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Sunny Leone is all set to make her debut in Sandalwood. She will be seen in an item number in Prem starrer ‘D.K.’ The film has been in the news... read more »

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top 50 packing tips

Know the rules 1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one piece per person. You can check up to eight on easyJet but don’t get caught out: their combinied weight still... read more »

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Five ways to save money when travelling

Top tips for saving money while traveling. 1. Meal plan If you’re booking a resort holiday, it’s essential that you buy a meal plan. I... read more »

Solo travel : the best tour operators for singles

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The travel industry has been slow to catch on to the single-traveller market; this year though, there are more opportunities than ever to strike out on your... read more »

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Mumbai – Travel companies and airlines are anticipating a major slowdown in travel to Thailand, after the government late Tuesday declared a 60-day... read more »

Travel advisory for foreign tourists a worry for Easter...

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Siliguri – Unfavorable travel advice issued by many western countries following sexual harassment to tourists in India has come as a major worry for the... read more »

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Recipe: Jelly pudding

Ingredients: 1 packet of jelly crystals (any flavour) 200ml fresh cream, chilled and whipped 200gm condensed milk Method: - Prepare the jelly as per the instructions on the packet. - In another bowl... read more »

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Recipe: Jeera aloo

Ingredients: -Four large sized potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into pieces) – Four tbsp oil – One tsp jeera/cumin seeds – One tsp... read more »

Recipe: Saffron rice & salan

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A traditional Awadhi dish dug out from the secret kitchens of AwadhPreparation time: 30minsCooking time: 3o minutesServes:4Ingredients1kg chicken breast1... read more »

Recipe: Dahi Wada

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A popular north Indian dish of lentil dumplings soaked in Yoghurt.Preparation time: 30 minutes + 3 hours soaking timeCooking time: 20 minutesServes: 4Recipe... read more »

Recipe: Vanilla muffins

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Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking... read more »

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First female winner for Fields maths medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as “long overdue”, Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was... read more »

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India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can... read more »

All about rectification you need to know

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Rectification is the process of converting the alternating voltage or current into the corresponding direct (dc) quantity. (Direct voltage or current) The... read more »

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

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Cape Town – It’s not exactly been at Olympic gold medal pace, but Nasa’s Mars rover Opportunity that landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has set an... read more »

100,000-year-old case of brain damage found

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LONDON: An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human. The child, who lived about 100,000 years... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering at Massachusetts... read more »

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Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per... read more »

Exercises for better eyesight

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In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the muscles present... read more »

2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

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It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or... read more »

When not to exercise

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There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being... read more »

Culture
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Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law...

ROME (RNS) Italy’s Catholic bishops have condemned a proposed law that is set to speed up divorce and do away with a three-year separation waiting period. Legislation to allow consensual divorce... read more »

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India showcases military might, culture blend on 6...

India’s powerful military punch and its rich cultural heritage were showcased at the 65th Republic Day parade on a bitterly cold Sunday, with... read more »

‘India’s political culture has crippled intelligence ag...

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British journalist Adrian Levy pieced together stories of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai — “the fourth largest city in the world under siege for three... read more »

India: Tourism event celebrates the ancient culture of ...

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Such festivals not only preserve the culture of the region but also promote tourism. A three-day long “Ethnique Festival” was held recently in the... read more »

Grammar of gender relations in India

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The contemporary discourse credits the modern world exclusively with improving the status of women. But thousands of years ago, Indian women had enjoyed high... read more »

Religion
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Jaswant Singh’s condition grave

Former union minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singhcontinued to be in coma Wednesday, with doctors describing his condition as “grave”. A statement issued from the Army... read more »

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Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Cathol...

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th... read more »

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram – Earnings at the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala has shown a sharp increase. According to the Devasom Board, which manages the... read more »

A Christmas Tree that is India’s tallest – ...

A Christmas Tree that is India's tallest - and growing

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Gaily decorated with twinkling fairy lights, angels, reindeers and cotton snow, this is one Christmas tree that stands out... read more »

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha’s ...

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha's relics theft

Phnom Penh – About 150 Buddhist monks Tuesday held a protest here, calling for the Cambodian government to take action against the theft of the... read more »

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Sultan of Brunei could buy Sahara’s hotels in London and New York for $2.2 billion

The Sultan of Brunei could be paying the Sahara group a whopping $2.2 billion to buy all the three properties, New York’s Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London’s Grosvenor House,... read more »

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CBI to probe Rs 1700 cr Tata Realty-Unitech land deal

he deal took place in 2007 and it was done allegedly with an aim to fund the telecom project of Unitech. Sources said that the CBI has informed the Supreme Court about the probe. The CBI... read more »

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Gold futures decline to Rs. 28,420 per 10 gm; silver down at Rs. ...

NEW DELHI, AUG 18:   Gold prices fell 0.82 per cent to Rs. 28,420 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On the Multi... read more »

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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again, target 20 border posts

JAMMU: In a major ceasefire violation that lasted throughout the night, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling and fired with automatic weapons at 20 border out posts and... read more »

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Honour killing: girl shot dead by father in UP

In a suspected case of honour killing, a girl was allegedly shot dead by her father in Baniyather area, police said on Monday. The 22-year-old girl was shot dead by her father Ram Chandra,... read more »

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Rediscovering Janamashtami: Cong’s grand plan to counter Hi...

A personal tragedy has pushed back the Congress from immediately implementing its politically significant decision of celebrating all important religious festivals at the party State... read more »

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India win gold, silver in World Team Billiards

It was a win-win situation for India on the occasion of Independence Day as the Pankaj Advani-led India B secured a gold while India A bagged a silver in the inaugural World Billiards Team... read more »

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Injured Watson out of Zimbabwe tour

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been withdrawn from the cricket tour of Zimbabwe due to a sprained ankle after stepping on a ball during training in Brisbane Saturday. The National... read more »

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Brittany Lincicome surges into LPGA Championship lead

ittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour’s fourth major championship of the season. The long-hitting Lincicome followed her... read more »

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Tear Gas and Flares: Ferguson Erupts Again as Night Falls

FERGUSON, Mo. — Chaos erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, Sunday night as the city prepared for a state-imposed curfew almost a week after the police-involved killing of Michael Brown, an... read more »

Barack Obama signed bipartisan budget deal and defence authorisation bill

Obama plans return to WH for Iraq, Ferguson meetings

President Obama’s somewhat mysterious return to the White House from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation starts late Sunday night. The president is scheduled to have meetings at the... read more »

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Obama: Air strikes on Iraq dam ‘to protect US interestsR...

US air strikes in support of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake the country’s largest dam are aimed at protecting US interests there, President Obama says. The failure of Mosul dam... read more »

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