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C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents

After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s... read more »

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Kerry Pushes for Solution to Afghanistan Election Crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Obama administration had hoped that after years of frustration with President Hamid Karzai, a successful election in Afghanistan would finally produce a leader who could stabilize the country while working with the United States to allow an orderly withdrawal of American... read more »

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Narendra Modi’s first visit to White House likely on Sept 30

Hours after US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Friday delivered the formal invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Washington DC, sources told The Indian Express that Modi would meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 30. Modi will attend the UN General... read more »

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Gaza death toll crosses 100, Israel to counter rockets with full power

An airstrike outside a family home early on Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. Asked if Israel might move from the mostly aerial... read more »

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Indonesia deadlock: Court may determine new president

A day after Indonesia’s presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta’s police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world’s third-largest democracy... 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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10 Cruel things men do to women

Here, we bring the top 10 cruel things that men do to women… 1. Having the biggest ego: Ever wondered why men hate taking directions and prefer hunting out the place on their own, even if it means 2 hours delay and waste of gas. Well, the answer is the big ego... read more »

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Women are most attractive at 31

Women are at their attractive bets when they are 31-that’s the precise age when, according to a survey, they are considered most beautiful. The poll of 2,000 men and women, commissioned by the shopping channel QVC to celebrate its Beauty Month, found that females... read more »

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How IBM’s Watson Will Make Your Meals Tastier

Coleslaw is a fairly straightforward dish to make. And yet, Dawn Perry, Bon Appetit’s senior food editor, recently found herself staring at list of ingredients for a Fourth of July slaw that included a strange array of flavors: cabbage, tamarind, mayo, buttermilk,... read more »

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Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment

The closest any of us who might have participated in Facebook’s huge social engineering study came to actually consenting to participate was signing up for the service. Facebook’s Data Use Policy warns users that Facebook “may use the information we receive about... read more »

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Yahoo Is Keeping Community Alive for a 6th Season

Community is one step closer to ”six seasons and a movie.” Today, Sony Pictures Television announced that the series, which NBC cancelled in May, will return this fall on Yahoo Screen for a sixth 13-episode season. For five seasons, “six seasons and a... read more »

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How Facebook Moved twenty Billion Instagram Photos Without You knowing

Your Instagram photos aren’t where they used to be. This spring, even as some 200 million people were using Instagram on their smartphones, a small team of engineers moved the photo sharing service from Amazon’s cloud computing service—where it was built in... read more »

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Andrew Stern The husband of “Deal Or No Deal” suitcase model Katie C...

The husband of “Deal Or No Deal” suitcase model Katie Cleary shot himself to death … just weeks after she was photographed getting cozy with Leo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier. He shot himself in the head Sunday while he was at a shooting range in the... read more »

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CBI questions West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper...

New Delhi – CBI on Friday questioned West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan as a “witness” in connection with its probe into allegations of bribery in the Rs. 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland. The 80-year-old Mr. Narayanan was... read more »

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Supreme Court to hear plea on Vodafone tax dues on July 1

The Supreme Court will hear a PIL July 1 seeking directions to the government to discharge its statutory obligation by recovering Rs.20,000 crore tax dues from telecom giant Vodafone. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kriti Singh said they... read more »

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“Bombay Velvet” made Anushka Sharma pile on 35 kilos ...

New Delhi – Much has been written about the interesting and unusual casting of Anurag Kashyap`s `Bombay Velvet`. The film still has some months ahead of its release but the buzz around it... read more »

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Riteish Deshmukh bags Bank Chor!

Riteish Deshmukh was recently announced as the new male lead of Y-Films’ ‘Bank-Chor’. YRF has decided to really scale up the... read more »

Shocking facts about Pamela Anderson

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Blonde beauty Pamela Anderson is best known for her assets, her stint in Baywatch and for her sizzling pictures on the cover of Playboy. Be it going under the... read more »

Bollywood ‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone starrer s...

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Sunny Leone is once again all the rage on YouTube with her latest video song ‘Pink Lips’. Bollywood ‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone-starrer song... read more »

Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez Idolises Jacque...

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Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez was recently happy to learn that her Kick co-star Salman Khan compared her to yesteryear’s glamorous actress... 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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10 breath freshening foods

1. Water! Water! Water!: Water is a quick and an easily accessible remedy for rapidly making that breath fresh. And it is a simple tip to follow. Just swish and swirl some water in the mouth as if... read more »

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This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the... read more »

Foods to try in Amsterdam

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The eats you just have to indulge in on your next visit to the Dutch capital Having evolved from being a city on the bank of the river Amstel in the 12th... read more »

Recipe: Konkani egg curry

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Ingredients: Four eggs, half cup finely chopped onion, three or four medium sized tomatoes (blanched and skin removed), one tsp chopped ginger, one tsp chopped... read more »

Tiramisu: Recipe

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Your guide to whipping up the mouth-watering Italian dessert.Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water... read more »

Sci - Tech
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HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones launches in India at Rs. 16...

New Delhi: Buoyed by strong growth in sales in the country, Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said it aims to capture 15 per cent share of the multi-billion dollar Indian smartphone market. The... read more »

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This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may... read more »

Indian joint winner of George Polya Prize

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Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has become the first joint winner of the prestigious 2014 George Polya Prize for finding a solution to a... read more »

LAVA UNVEILS 6-INCH PHABLET ‘MAGNUM X604’ FOR RS 11,999...

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A new 6-inch phablet is going to hit the shelves under brand Lava. The newly launched phablet dubbedMagnum X604 is now available for Rs 11,999. The phablet... read more »

Titan could have own Dead Sea

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The ocean inside one of Saturn’s moons could be as salty as the Dead Sea, NASA scientists have found. The data comes from the Cassini space probe’s... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Achieve toned midriff with right food, exercise

Personal trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones shares five tips to achieve the toned stomach, reports femalefirst.co.uk.It’s not all about sit-ups: Sit-ups and ab crunches work your... read more »

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11 tricks that’ll change your shape

Slimming doesn’t have to mean making dramatic changes to your lifestyle overnight. In fact, small — often apparent — changes added together... read more »

Don’t save for future? You may be ignoring health

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If you are not inclined to save for the future, you may also have a tendency to ignore your health as researchers have found that poor physical health and... read more »

Tips to tackle swollen feet

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Whether it’s due to the heat or pregnancy issues or even stress, swollen feet can wreck havoc on your daily routine. Here are a few remedies to help... read more »

5 Eat right ways to a slim you

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Don’t miss meals Have at least three meals or then four smaller ones at a certain time everyday. These should contain enough cereal, protein and... 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 »

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 »

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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Attempt to revive manufacturing, thrust on Infrastructure

This is a directional Budget towards setting a long-term road map for fiscal responsibility as well as development. There has been a visible balance that the finance minister has struck... read more »

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Govt open to hiring Coal India chief from private sector: Piyush ...

The government is open to hiring chairman and managing director of state-owned Coal India from the private sector, coal and power minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. “I have also... read more »

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BSNL to open call centre at Technopark

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 200 seat call centre facility to serve BSNL telephone service subscribers across the state would become operational at Technopark here by August, 2014, BSNL Kerala... read more »

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Arun Jaitley has done injustice to northeast region: Tarun Gogoi

GUWAHATI: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has described Arun Jaitley’s maiden Union Budget as ‘a foul play against the entire northeast region’. He said Jaitley has done... read more »

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Normal life hit as bandh hits Telangana

Normal life was hit in several parts of Telangana State in response to a bandh call given by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) and political parties against the passage of AP... read more »

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4 injured in blast near police station in Pune, ATS to probe

A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on Thursday left four persons injured, one of them a Constable, even... read more »

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Kenya to punish Commonwealth drug cheats

Nairobi : Kenyan government Friday warned of stern action against any competitor from the country’s Commonwealth Games squad who will test positive for banned substances in... read more »

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Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player. Defenders Mats Hummels and Philipp... read more »

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I have regained my rhythm: Ishant

Having engineered an England collapse in the first cricket Test with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he felt like having got his... read more »

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Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after clashes

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority could become radicalised and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island... read more »

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Man held in killing of Texas family collapses in court

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife’s family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a... read more »

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32 jailed for terror audio, video in China

Beijing : Courts in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have given 32 people jail terms ranging from four years to life imprisonment for spreading terror-related audio... read more »

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