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UAE delivers aid for Libyan schools


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 1 (IANS/WAM) About 20 tonnes of stationery, school bags, and clothes for displaced students have been delivered by the UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to the Libyan ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Reliance on the supernatural grows with age


August 31st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Reliance on supernatural explanations for death and illness grows rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study."As children assimilate cultural concepts into their ... Read more...

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Over a million homes without power in storm-hit US states


August 31st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Over a million homes and businesses in Louisiana, the home state of Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, and neighbouring Mississippi were still without power as a ... Read more...

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Six hungry orphan siblings of UP seek death


August 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Six orphan siblings Thursday submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate of Kannauj, 125 km from here, seeking permission to kill themselves as they had no ... Read more...

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Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New York


August 30th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Isabella and Jayden have become the most popular baby names in New York City for the third year in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.Among ... Read more...

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Parishad urges Ramesh for universal pension


August 30th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pension Parishad Wednesday said that demand for universal pension was gaining support among parliamentarians and urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to ensure ... Read more...

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Britain turning a nation of fibbers


August 29th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Telling a lie is turning a second nature among Britons, and a new research has described the country as a nation of fibbers.The survey found a ... Read more...

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Overly shy kid is slow learner too


August 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists."Everybody wants his child to be ... Read more...

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Anorexic Australian twins die in house fire


August 28th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Two Australian identical twin sisters who drew public attention due to their desperate battle with anorexia, have died in a house fire, Daily Mail reported Tuesday.Clare ... Read more...

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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Good samaritan in China tracked down through internet


August 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) A good samaritan who helped a man who suffered an epileptic attack even when onlookers told him not to do so has been tracked down ... Read more...

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UAE helps Syrian girl get medical treatment


August 28th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 27 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority, has ordered treatment of a four-month-old Syrian refugee girl who requires a ... Read more...

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Mamata’s humane gesture


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made arrangements to pay the hospital dues of yesteryear's actress Dipti Roy, who passed away Sunday.A private hospital ... Read more...

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Manipur’s women gun survivors weave new beginning (With Image)


August 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) A hand-woven scarf, or Leiroom, as they call it in Manipur, a cane jewellery box, a painting on Manipuri dance -- the Lei Hao brand is ... Read more...

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When a dancer reformed a hardened criminal (With Images)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) He was a hardened criminal who had resisted all attempts at rehabilitation - till a renowned dancer visited the Presidency Jail here and began a therapy ... Read more...

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Giant Persian rug sets Guinness record


August 26th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest handmade rug.Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Woman with five kids has 50 fake babies


August 24th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) A 39-year-old mother of five, told she could not have more kids for health reasons, has filled her home with 50 lifelike baby dolls.Alice Winstone of ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam thanksgiving for migrants


August 24th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) At a time when people from the northeast have been fleeing cities like Pune, Bangalore and Chennai fearing reprisal over violence against Muslims in ... Read more...

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A Chinese couple that wants to resemble twins


August 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) A Chinese man and a woman who are to marry soon have decided to undergo plastic surgery so that they look like twins, a media report ... Read more...

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Diver keeps Mexico City’s sewage flowing


August 24th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Julio Cesar Cu Camara has turned his diving hobby into an extreme job, keeping Mexico City's vast sewerage system flowing for 29 years."I'm the only ... Read more...

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Debate rages over judges who fall asleep on the job (The Funny Side)


August 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
A dramatic controversy is raging in the corridors of international justice. We all know judges have to be present at trials. But do they have to be paying attention? Do they ... Read more...

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Gogoi seeks media help to restore peace


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday sought the media's help to restore peace in the state.The chief minister met editors of Assam newspapers and appealed to ... Read more...

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Change Goa law to promote wedding tourism


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Long drawn marriage procedures in Goa are a hindrance to promoting the state as a wedding tourism destination, says a tourism official.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Canada bank apologises after removing Asian face from note


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A bank in Canada has apologised after it removed an Asian woman from one of its bank notes in favour of a Caucasian, a move that ... Read more...

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Semen is ‘good for women’s health and helps fight depression’


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When the term semen is mentioned most people think about men sexual intercourse. The main purpose of semen is for the lubrication during the sexual intercourse, ... Read more...

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Bikinis add controversy to cow contest


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A contest to find China's most beautiful cow caused controversy when young women in bikinis began milking them in Shanyin county, the Shanghai Daily said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Italian family in Sardinia is world’s oldest


August 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) The oldest family in the world is an Italian one living on the island of Sardinia, where nine brothers and sisters have a collective age of ... Read more...

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Rome zoo feeds animals frozen yoghurt


August 21st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A zoo in Rome is helping its animals overcome the blistering summer temperatures with specially flavoured frozen yoghurt and shaved ice.The Rome Biopark adopted the new ... Read more...

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Prince William once again to the rescue


August 21st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Prince William flew into action to pilot a rescue helicopter after a 58-year-old woman fell down a crevice and broke a leg while trekking.The rescue ... Read more...

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Hovering moms have anxious kids


August 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Parents, especially mothers, who hover nervously over their children and are "over-involved" with them, make kids anxious and lacking in confidence.Psychologists at Sydney's Macquarie University studied ... Read more...

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Time with parents key to teens’ well-being


August 21st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The key to the future well-being of teens lies in spending time with parents, instead of growing distant and independent.Researchers from Pennsylvania State University studied whether ... Read more...

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Kids know when you are faking distress


August 21st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Even three-year-old infants can tell whether your are only whining or genuinely upset, report researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."This study provides the ... Read more...

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German farmer showers trance fans with manure


August 21st, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A furious German farmer poured manure on a group of trance music fans who organised an improvised open air festival on his land but did ... Read more...

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Udaipur’s vintage Rolls-Royce wins US trophy (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Arvind Singh Mewar of the erstwhile royal family of Udaipur has become the first Indian to win at the 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event with ... Read more...

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