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13 killed as tank shells hit Gaza UN school

A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 40 Palestinians were wounded in the shelling early on Wednesday. Adnan Abu... read more »

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Carlos Tevez’s father kidnapped: reports

Juan Alberto Cabral, father of Juventus footballer Carlos Tevez, has been kidnapped in Argentina and held to ransom, according to reports in South America. The incident is thought to have happened yesterday in Moron, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, La Nacion claimed. The newspaper added that the... read more »

Cases of Ebola found in Liberia

African authorities act to stem Ebola outbreak

Nigeria closed and quarantined the hospital where a man died on Friday in the country’s first recorded case of the deadly and highly contagious pathogen. The closure of the clinic in one of Lagos’ most densely populated districts came as police were called in to guard Sierra Leone’s main... read more »

'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry

Kerry leaves for India

US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, left for India on Wednesday to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is... read more »

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World Bank rolling back safeguards: leaked report

The World Bank may be on the verge of rolling back a wide range of in-built environmental and community protections surrounding its development projects worldwide, and this could in turn threaten community livelihoods across the board, according to analyses of a leaked draft safeguard framework... 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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Kareena Kapoor: Bajrangi Bhaijaan has Nothing to do With my Perso...

Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan’s next Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it has no correlation with her personal life.“The film is going... read more »

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Preity had used harsh words against Wadia: Witness...

A witness has told the police that it was Preity Zinta, who used harsh words against her ex-boyfriend Ness wadia during an IPL match here on May 30.... read more »

Bang Bang teaser gets 2.4 million hits on YouTube

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Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang is hitting big time on the social media: the first teaser of the Siddharth Anand-directed film, which also stars Katrina Kaif,... read more »

After 14 years of marriage, actors Dileep, Manju Warrie...

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Malayalam actor couple Dileep and Manju Warrier on Thursday filed a joint petition before the family court here seeking divorce.The two arrived separately at... read more »

Priyanka Chopra turns 32, gifts her fans Mary Kom tease...

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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... read more »

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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: Saffron rice & salan

A traditional Awadhi dish dug out from the secret kitchens of AwadhPreparation time: 30minsCooking time: 3o minutesServes:4Ingredients1kg chicken breast1 litre milk1tsp saffron4tsp fennel10 green... read more »

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Recipe: Dahi Wada

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

Recipe: Tiramisu

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

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

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 ago, survived head trauma for several... read more »

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Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

ndia’s maiden mission to the Red Planet, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has completed 80 % of its 54.6 million kilometers to Mars. The MOM has now... read more »

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sic...

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Kolkata: In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable... read more »

India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 percent o...

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

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When not to exercise

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 lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these... read more »

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7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial... read more »

11 crucial minerals for your body

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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... read more »

Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

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These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a... 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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PayPal hires country manager for India

Online payment provider PayPal, which slowly phased out some of its services in India over the last few years, has appointed Vikram Narayan as the Country Manager of its India operations,... read more »

Amazon plans doorstep delivery by drones

Amazon India to expand same-day delivery capability with 5 new wa...

Customers who shop on online retailer Amazon can expect faster shipping times and greater availability shortly as the e-commerce player plans on opening five new fulfilment centres in... read more »

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New Jaguar XE to make global debut in September

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover will hold the global premiere of the new Jaguar XE luxury sedan in London on September 8. The Jaguar XE will use a new grade of high strength aluminium... read more »

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Girl gang-raped by five at gunpoint in Delhi

A class X student was allegedly gang-raped by five persons, including two minors, at gunpoint in Uttam Nagar area of west Delhi. The girl alleged in her complaint that the accused also made... read more »

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50 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen off Point Pedro in Jaffna on Monday, on charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. As many as seven trawlers in their possession were... read more »

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File FIR against Tapas Paul: HC

Observing that the “rape and shoot” comments made by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul against CPI(M) supporters were “outrageous and surpass all bounds of civility,” the Calcutta... read more »

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Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from CWG

Indian boxer L. Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the... read more »

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Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz... read more »

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Pakistan players at ‘ProKabaddi League’ after all!

It was an open secret, only to a few though. The three Pakistan Kabaddi players and a technical official who were granted visa by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad last Thursday were... read more »

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Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

An Egyptian military spokesman says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has... read more »

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Gaza power plant hit by Israeli tank shells

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza’s electricity distribution company said. A huge... read more »

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Subdued Eid celebrations in Kashmir

Even as Muslims in large numbers participated in the congregational Eid-ul-Fitr prayers throughout Kashmir valley in the backdrop of subdued festivity due to the bloodshed in Gaza and most... read more »

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