12:09 pm - Saturday August 2, 2014
Leahy speaks to the media after attending a closed meeting for members of Congress on Syria in Washington

Senate blocks aid to Israel

In the end, the Senate couldn’t even agree to deliver emergency aid to one of the United States’ closest allies. A last-ditch effort to deliver aid to Israel during its war with Hamas died on the Senate floor, as Republicans blocked the proposal over concerns that it would increase the... read more »

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Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight on... read more »

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10 killed in Bangladesh train-bus collision

At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured on Friday when a train collided with a bus at a railway crossing in Bangladesh’s Jhenaidah district. A railway official said the train smashed the crowded bus, which was carrying a groom’s family and friends back from a... read more »

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Gary McKinnon is warned off seeing sick father in Scotland: Fears SNP could...

Gary McKinnon has been warned not to visit his sick father in Scotland in case the Nationalist government allows a revived American bid to extradite him. The Asperger’s sufferer was saved by a Daily Mail campaign in 2012 from previous attempts to take him to the United States for trial on hacking... read more »

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Meriam Ibrahim arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived on Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter” and later by cheering supporters waving US flags in New Hampshire. Meriam... 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 confident of ‘Aata Majhi Satakli’ success

Kareena Kapoor is confident that the song “Aata Majhi Satakli”, which she has shot with composer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh for “Singham Returns”, would be a chartbuster. The... read more »

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Hrithik Roshan slams ‘fabricated’ repo...

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has slammed news reports that his ex-wife Sussanne Roshan has asked for an alimony for Rs 400 crores as part of... read more »

James Foxx to play Mike Tyson in biopic

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Mike Tyson has reportedly talked to Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx to play him in an upcoming biopic on the boxer’s life. Tyson, 48, who was the youngest... read more »

Kareena Kapoor: Bajrangi Bhaijaan has Nothing to do Wit...

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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... read more »

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

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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. He was... 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 »

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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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Mars rover clocking up the mileage

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 extraterrestrial distance record and is... 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... read more »

Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

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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 traveled... 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 »

Health & Fitness
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Exercises for better eyesight

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 in your body, those that control your... read more »

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2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

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

7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

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

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 »

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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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Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Sensex tumbles over 187 points on capital outflows, global cues

Extending losses for the second straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 187 points in early trade on Friday on increased capital outflows amidst a weak global trend. The... read more »

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Petrol prices cut; diesel gets costlier

Petrol price was on Thursday cut by Rs. 1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked by 56 paise a litre. The revisions will be effective... read more »

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Maruti July sales rise 21.7% to 1,01,380 units

Country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday reported 21.7 per cent increase in its total sales for July at 1,01,380 units as against 83,299 units in the same month... read more »

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Batra is doing a good job, says Ram Madhav

Books written by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Dinanath Batra are laudable for their content that seeks to inculcate values in the younger generation, and the controversy about... read more »

Dharamji, child-like always: Hema Malini

‘Dream girl’ missing

Actress-turned-politician Hema Malini, declared “missing” from her constituency Mathura earlier this month, is yet to attend the second session of the 16th Lok Sabha. Amid reports that... read more »

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India’s largest solar power plant planned in Madhya Pradesh

Plans are afoot to set up the country’s largest ultra mega solar plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, a senior official said on Thursday. The plant, to produce 700 MW of... read more »

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Vikas Gowda wins discus event

Vikas Gowda took the men’s discus throw gold medal on day five of the athletic events at Hampden Park on Thursday night. The Karnataka athlete, who had got past the 64m-metre mark in the... read more »

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It’s a test of character for us: Dhoni

M.S. Dhoni said that the remainder of the five-match Test series will be a ‘test of character’ for his squad. “The first Test was a draw and then we won the second and England won... read more »

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Ivanovic beats Lisicki, Cibulkova out at Stanford

Sabine Lisicki hit the fastest record serve on the WTA tour but it wasn’t enough against in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova... read more »

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Death toll in Indonesia boat accidents up to 34

Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of Id-ul-fitr capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said on... read more »

Margaret Hodge aelsaid she was dismayed by way ministers failed to protect public interest

Public service whistleblowers ‘treated shockingly’, r...

Whistleblowers who risk their careers to uncover wrongdoing within public services are being victimised by managers who nearly always escape sanction, a public accounts committee report... read more »

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Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day ceasefire in the Gaza war. The ceasefire was to... read more »

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