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Language will live on film when last two speakers die


September 21st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican documentary will continue to preserve aspects of the indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco language, whose universe of ideas, beliefs and culture are on the point of ... Read more...

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Ann Romney traces her Welsh roots


August 7th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The wife of presidential aspirant of the US Mitt Romney was in Wales over the weekend. Ann Romney is said to have been on a trail ... Read more...

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My religion is music: Manasi Parekh


July 15th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) After doing fiction series "Gulaal", Mansi Parekh returns to the small screen as co-host of "Funtakshari". The actress says that she accepted the game ... Read more...

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5.4 million Chinese mourn for deceased


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 5.4 million Chinese visited 150 major memorial sites or cemeteries to mourn the deceased on the first day of the tomb-sweeping festival.The number was 25 ... Read more...

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Paper iPhones offered to deceased


March 28th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) As iPhones and iPads are getting more popular in China, some people are choosing paper-made Apple goods as offerings to their deceased relatives.Many shops on Taobao, ... Read more...

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Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

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Stone Age hunters discovered America


March 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe - 10,000 years before the Siberia-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges Russians to improve country


January 1st, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said 2011 was difficult but good for the country and called on Russians to unite efforts to make the country better."It ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM to visit ancestral Bihar village


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 30 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose ancestors migrated from Bihar to the Caribbean islands in the 19th century, will visit the state's Bhelupur ... Read more...

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300 years of British newspapers put online


November 29th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Around 65 million newspaper articles over the last 300 years were put online Tuesday in a new archive by the British Library.The "British Newspaper Archive", made ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Can’t compete with modern doctors: Traditional healers


September 27th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 27 (IANS) Traditional healers in South Africa now refer critically ill patients to modern doctors as there were certain illnesses they could not cure due to superior technology ... Read more...

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Gilani visits land of his forefathers


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited the land of his ancestors in the city of Rasht, the capital of Iran's Gilan province, it ... Read more...

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Mauritius, Bihar schools to sign exchange programme


September 11th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) A Mauritian school will soon tie up with a school in Bihar for educational exchange programmes, an official said Sunday.The Mauritian education minister has written ... Read more...

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Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

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Can Stone-Age diet prevent ageing?


August 4th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) While people generally turn quite anxious about their body's condition as they age, a US academician has claimed that once individuals reach their 90s their body ... Read more...

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Hospital, schools to be set up for Kashmiri migrants


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) A 40-bed hospital and several schools will be set up for Kashmiri migrants in the newly-constructed Jagti township here in Jammu and Kashmir, a minister ... Read more...

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Will Dhoni adopt a tiger please!


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) Enthused by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's gesture to 'adopt' a tigress, the authorities at Birsa Zoological Park are hoping cricket captain and Ranchi boy M.S. ... Read more...

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British boxing legend Sir Cooper dies at 76


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): British boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper has died at the age of 76 at his son's house at Oxted in Surrey.Cooper, who was affectionately known as 'Our ... Read more...

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UPA trying to grab waqf land: Mulayam


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of attempting to grab waqf properties across the country through an executive ... Read more...

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Japanese villagers credit ancient rock for saving them from tsunami-earthquake


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 22 (ANI): Residents of the village of Aneyoshi in Japan's Iwate Prefecture are thanking their stars today for obeying an ancient warning not to build their homes below a weather-worn ... Read more...

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Right-handedness existed more than 500K years ago


April 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Right-handedness, a distinctively human characteristic that has right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one, goes back more than 500,000 years, according to a scientist at the University of Kansas.For the ... Read more...

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460 mn observe Tomb Sweeping Day holiday in China


April 5th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) An estimated 460 million people mourned their ancestors or deceased at the graveyards or memorial parks on the occasion of Tomb Sweeping Day holiday this year, ... Read more...

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South Park creators score a hit on Broadway


March 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “The Book of Mormon”-a satirical Broadway of the religious practices of Mormons- opened strongly on the weekend with several critics praising the show.The musical was dubbed ... Read more...

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Neanderthal brains ‘were like modern human ones at birth’


March 24th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have discovered that Neanderthal brains were like modern human ones at birth but developed differently to ours ... Read more...

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Stone tools helped human hand evolve unique features


March 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Increased use of stone tools by our ancestors helped the human hand evolve unique characteristics.Past research has borne out the existence of features in the bones ... Read more...

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Vanessa Williams Delves Into Her Lineage


February 5th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hardly few people can trace their ancestry beyond their parents and grand parents. However, the popular and beautiful actress, Vanessa Williams can now proudly talk about ... Read more...

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Vikings considered Stone Age objects ‘to have magical qualities’


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo, Feb 3 (ANI): Vikings considered Stone Age objects to have magical qualities, and such 'antiques' were more important in Viking culture than previously understood, according to new archaeological findings.Excavation of around ... Read more...

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Fox ‘may have been early man’s best friend’


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): New findings by University of Cambridge-led team suggest that early man may have preferred the fox as a pet rather than dogs.Scientists analysing remains at a prehistoric burial ... Read more...

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Remembering ancestors boosts chances of success


January 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Something as simple as thinking about your ancestors can boost your chances of success in examinations or job interviews.The so-called "ancestor effect" seems to work by reminding the ... Read more...

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Thinking about ancestors ‘can boost chances of success in exam’


January 4th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Spending a few minutes thinking about your ancestors before an exam or job interview can significantly boost your chances of success, according to scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

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Why men and women can’t see eye-to-eye while shopping


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that the hunting and gathering practices of our ancestors have continued and are manifested in the differences between shopping behaviours of men and ... Read more...

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Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice in 400 years


December 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) If the skies are clear just before dawn, you could be treated to the sight of the moon's surface turning a blood red in the western hemisphere Tuesday.And ... Read more...

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New genes are as essential for life as ancient ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A study has revealed that new genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago can be just as essential for life as ancient ... Read more...

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