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Gaza death toll tops 700, medical authorities say

The death toll in the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip has reached 707 with more than 4,500 people wounded, the Health Ministry in Gaza said early on Thursday. A top UN rights official warned on Wednesday that both Israel and Gaza-based militants may be committing war crimes and called... read more »

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39 killed in Nigeria bomb blasts

At least 39 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna on Wednesday, security sources and eyewitness said. In the first blast, 25 people were killed while the second one, according to Police Commissioner Shehu Umar, claimed more than 14 people, Xinhua... read more »

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MH17 black boxes handed over to British experts

The British government has confirmed that the two black boxes from Malaysian airlines Flight MH 17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 on board have been handed over to British investigators. A release from the Department for Transport said that the boxes, which will contain recordings of... read more »

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‘Corruption, faulty design are reasons for poor quality roads’

Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar during a debate on the demands of the Public Works Department in the Legislative Assembly in Bangalore on Wednesday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar on Wednesday said rampant corruption in... read more »

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10 students killed as train rams bus in Medak

More than 10 students were killed when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned level crossing near Masaipet village of Medak district, about 60 kilometers from here on Thursday morning.There were more than 30 sudents in the bus beloning to Kakatiya techno school. The accident spot is near... 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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Priyanka Chopra turns 32, gifts her fans Mary Kom teaser

Mumbai – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who turned 32 Friday, treated her fans with a teaser of her much-awaited movie Mary Kom — and much like the movie’s poster, she has packed... read more »

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Bipasha Basu, Chitrangada Singh Add Filmy Glamour ...

A live performance by singer Kamaal Khan on popular Bollywood tracks, decor reflecting the golden period and actresses Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada... read more »

Shakira’s Facebook Page Crossed 100 Million Likes

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Shakira’s Facebook page has now reached more than 100 million likes, making her the most popular public figure on the social networking site. The sudden... read more »

Munni Returns: Malaika Arora Khan Defines Fashion for D...

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Malaika Arora Khan, who has an enviable track record of super hit item numbers in Bollywood, seems all set to add another feather in her cap. The actress is... read more »

A. R. Rahman to receive honorary doctorate from Berklee

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In recognition of his two—decades—long musical legacy, the prestigious Berklee College of Music is all set to honour Oscar—winning composer A. R. Rahman... read more »

Holiday Ideas
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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 »

Food
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Recipe: Vanilla muffins

Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking powder¼tsp Salt30ml Milk1tsp Pure vanilla... read more »

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Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) - 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

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The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

How about a sugar-free apricot shrikhand?

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Sugar-free Apricot Shrikhand This is a combination of golden apricots and yoghurt generously garnished with pistachios. Ingredients: Golden apricots –... read more »

5 foods that make you smarter

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Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re... read more »

Sci - Tech
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Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell a...

Kolkata: In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could be... read more »

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India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 perc...

Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80... read more »

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

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Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a... read more »

India not investing properly in science

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The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research sector in... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Ind...

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he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone... read more »

Health & Fitness
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11 crucial minerals for your body

Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr Krishnakant Dhebri sees five patients with... read more »

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Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued?... read more »

Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

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Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of the... read more »

Healthy eating during monsoon

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The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during this season.... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

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Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain, boosts... 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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Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first church council held in Nicea in... 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... 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 »

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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 »

Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

By Mohammad Asim Khan Kathmandu – Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk... read more »

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Aircel partners Micromax for 3G music phone

Aircel in association with Micromax, on Wednesday, announced the national roll-out of Canvas Beat to strengthen its 3G portfolio. Talking to newsmen Aircel Strategic Business Unit Head K.... read more »

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Premji: Wipro is focussed on profitable growth, enhancing shareho...

Days after landing one of its largest contracts and closing an acquisition deal, Wipro chairman Azim Premji told shareholders that the company would remain focussed on making organic and... read more »

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Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control

The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. “The Cabinet... read more »

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India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia,... read more »

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India, U.S., Japan joint naval exercise in Pacific today

India, the United States and Japan are embarking on joint naval manoeuvres in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday as part of the Malabar series of exercises. The exercise, in which 800 personnel... read more »

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Access to govt. health care services poor, says report

A new privately-funded, first-of-its-kind National Health Care Survey 2013 has found that awareness of government health and nutrition schemes is low and their utilisation even lower. The... read more »

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Dunga hired as Brazil football coach

Brazil has hired Dunga as the coach of the national football team, returning to a job he held four years ago. The 50-year—-ld Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week... read more »

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As Tour de France enters Pyrenees, Rogers wins 16th stage

Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Vincenzo Nibali, about 8 1/2 minutes... read more »

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Victories at Lord’s: Then and Now

India’s twin peaks at Lord’s, those dual tales of humbling the host, are split by 28 years. The squads are different, one was Kapil’s Devils, and the other is M.S. Dhoni’s merry... read more »

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Defying flight ban, Kerry lands in Israel on truce mission

Washington’s top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel’s... read more »

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20 killed in eastern Libya clashes

At least 20 people were killed in clashes between extremist militias and army forces in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan media reported on Tuesday. A suicide attack on a military... read more »

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13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes

At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed... read more »

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