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Ebola crisis ‘coiling out of control’: Obama

President Obama announced Tuesday a major increase in the U.S. response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including the deployment of 3,000 American troops to build treatment centers. “It’s spiraling out of control, it’s getting worse, it’s spreading faster and exponentially,”... read more »

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Islamic State campaign tests Obama’s commitment to Mideast allies

After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-17 military transport plane, he cradled his head in his palm, put his... read more »

President Obama Asks Congress to Hold Off on New Iran Sanctions

Obama Urges Global Effort to stop Ebola as Virus Spreads

President Barack Obama urged aid groups and other nations to dramatically escalate their response to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa, warning that the epidemic is spiraling out of control. “If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected,... read more »

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Sheila Dikshit slams Modi govt for selective humiliation of governors

New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, who recently quit as the governor of Kerala, has questioned the Narendra Modi government’s move to target UPA-appointed governors. Speaking to a leading English daily, Dikshit also asked why were the UPA-appointed governors shown the door selectively? Why have the... read more »

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Indian slams Pakistan for failing to act against Hafiz Saeed

New Delhi on Monday slammed Islamabad for failing to act against Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, after the Pakistani envoy said the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder was a freeman as there was no case against him. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said, “Our... read more »

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6 sneaky ways to make your room look bigger

From optical illusion to colour schemes and fine art, there are plenty of ideas to dig into for a more spacious-looking living space1. Don’t clutter with furniture“People tend to have too much furniture in their house in a bid to show off their taste. This... 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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SRK turns 48, thanks fans for birthday wishes

Shah Rukh Khan praises Salman Khan for being courteous and gracio...

Mumbai: “Everybody is courteous and gracious and so is Salman Khan,” said Shah Rukh Khan reacting to the former’s friendly gesture. The two are known for their infamous rivalry, but... read more »

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Varun Dhawan and Sharddha Kapoor’s first look in A...

The makers have released the first look of Varun Dhawan and Sharddha Kapoor from movie ABCD2.The movie, which is sequel of 2013 ABCD (Any Body Can... read more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Chennai for I audio launch

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Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday arrived amidst tight security at the Chennai airport to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer I. The audio... read more »

Mahesh Babu not attending Ai audio launch

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The post production work of director Shankar’s upcoming film Ai is progressing at a swift pace. Meanwhile, the entire team is upbeat about the grand audio... read more »

Haapy that we finished ‘Rudhramadevi’ on ti...

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Chennai –  Telugu magnum opus “Rudhramadevi”, which has been on the floors for over two years, has finally been wrapped up. Director... 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: Vegetable sweet corn soup

Ingredients: One cup fresh sweet corn, one finely chopped carrot, one tbsp chopped cabbage, half tsp sugar, half tsp green chilli sauce, half tsp soya sauce, one tbsp corn flour, four cups... read more »

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Recipe: Tomato chicken with brown rice

Tomato chicken with brown rice is a delightful blend of spices and tangy tomatoes. It is essentially chicken pieces coated with many fragrant spices... read more »

Recipe: Russian Borscht

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Ingredients:Three cups of chicken stock (for non vegetarians) or plain water (for vegetarians)- 1 cabbage – 4 potatoes – 2 beetroots – 2... read more »

An Egyptian feast in Kolkata

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Theirs are traditions as rich and old as ours and their love for peppy Bollywood numbers is as Indian as it gets. And not only that, Cairo girls Hannah Sameh,... read more »

Recipe: Gosht Dum Biryani

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Dinkar Sardesai, executive chef of Rama International, Aurangabad shares the authentic recipe of Gosht Dum Biryani. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb meat 600 gm Basmati... read more »

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Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on target

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will reach a crucial stage on September 24.... read more »

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‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawki...

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking... read more »

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of... read more »

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘m...

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NASA’s Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity’s flash memory, it has been reported. An increasing frequency of computer resets on... read more »

New experiment to test the nature of our universe

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WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including... read more »

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Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers – including... read more »

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Exercises that help you battle pain

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,... read more »

8 healthy foods every woman must eat

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While eating healthy is essential for both the sexes, men and women have different dietary requirements. Here are some foods that every woman must include in... read more »

Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

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Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of... read more »

Do you wake up with a headache?

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Have you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers... 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 »

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 »

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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 »

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Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against India

India’s chances of success in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie suddenly brightened considerably when World No.1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of the contest citing fatigue. The Serbian star,... read more »

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With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches...

NEW YORK: Marin Cilic, his first Grand Slam title in hand after a straight-sets pounding of Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday, thanked... read more »

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

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For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win... read more »

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

Serena Williams named 2013 WTA Player of the Year for fifth time

Serena Williams won the 18th Grand Slam title of her career on Sunday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive trophy at the US... read more »

Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles...

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Sania Mirza clinched her third mixed doubles Grand Slam crown as she and partner Bruno Soares overcame a few anxious moments in the match tie-break to win the... read more »

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SpiceJet’s New Offer: Book Tickets for Rs. 699

SpiceJet on Tuesday launched an ‘Early New Year Sale’ in which tickets can be booked at fares as low as Rs. 699, excluding applicable statutory taxes. The bookings for this... read more »

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Gold inches up for third day; Fed eyed for rate outlook

SINGAPORE: Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the US central... read more »

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Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the upcoming festive season amid a... read more »

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Delhi Police transfers 19 ACPs

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday carried out transfers of 19 ACPs as part of a routine exercise. The exercise sees, among others, Additional Commissioner of Police Rajiv Kumar Midha, who... read more »

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‘Achhe din’ imaginary exposed, BJP will be rejected i...

Congress today termed the assembly bypolls results as a “mini referendum” saying the “achhe din” myth stands exposed as the people have rejected the... read more »

India, US don't want ties to be spoilt by one incident: Khurshid

CBI may investigat NGO run by Salman Khurshid, wife:Report

New Delhi: An NGO run by former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid may face a CBI probe, sources say. The case came to light during the UPA regime when a... read more »

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Dhanraj Pillay criticizes move to have one custodian in Asian Games

MUMBAI: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay is upset with the selection of only one goalkeeper in the Indian team due to take part in the Incheon Asian Games starting,... read more »

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Pakistan reappoint Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain

Afridi, 34, led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in 2010. He was removed from the post in 2011 after falling out with then coach Waqar Younis and the country’s... read more »

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KKR eager to improve CLT20 record in opener against CSK

Depleted by the absence of some high-profile cricketers, IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will have a tough task at hand when they lorn horns with the formidable Chennai Super... read more »

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Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

Federer reaches US Open Semifinals

Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals... read more »

Djokovic to defend Australian Open title without `official preparation`

Djokovic beats Murray, enters 8th US Open semi in a row

Through a pair of back—and—forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions. They tracked down would—be winners and somehow... read more »

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Makarova enters maiden Grand Slam semifinal

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career, downing former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday. Makarova, a left-hander ranked 18th... read more »

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IAEA: Iran worked to develop nuclear weapon

Current Iranian uranium nutritive program not tolerable: US

ions over its nuclear program are set to expire, Iran still holds positions far from those acceptable to the United States, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday... read more »

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Sri Lanka, China settle defence cooperation and maritime security...

Sri Lanka and China on Tuesday clinched defence and maritime security cooperation deal with Colombo pledging to sup port silk trade route, a pet project of Chinese President Xi... read more »

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Judge in Pistorius Trial Faces Criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more... read more »

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