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Spanish activists target `fire bulls’ after bullfight ban


August 21st, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Sinikka Tarvainen Madrid, Aug 21 (DPA) In village festivals taking place in north-eastern Spain these days, an iron structure containing balls of flammable material is attached to the horns of a bull.The ... Read more...

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Why do our senses evoke vivid memories?


August 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) New research explains why a whiff of perfume reminds us of the fun-filled days spent with our grandmother or why the tinkling of a bicycle bell takes us ... Read more...

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More arrests likely in Punjab honour killing


July 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) More arrests are likely to take place in the honour killing of a young woman by her father in Punjab while a man who killed his sister ... Read more...

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Father arrested for daughter’s honour killing (Lead)


July 25th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), July 24 (IANS) A man in Dasuya town of Punjab's Hoshiarpur district was arrested for allegedly murdering his daughter and severely injuring her boyfriend after finding them in a objectionable ... Read more...

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Father arrested for killing daughter


July 24th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), July 24 (IANS) A man in Dasuya town of Punjab's Hoshiarpur district was arrested for allegedly killing his daughter in a suspected case of honour killing, police said Saturday. Police officials ... Read more...

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‘Power-packed’ jeans: Wear them and fear not pickpockets


July 16th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, July 16 (IANS) Imagine a pickpocket trying to steal your wallet but getting a 220-volt jolt! Wearing a special pair of jeans - designed by a Varanasi school dropout ... Read more...

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Amnesty slams UAE for ‘torturing’ Indians


April 24th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 24 (IANS) Amnesty International has urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to investigate the alleged torture and forced confession of 17 Indian prisoners accused of killing a Pakistani. The ... Read more...

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UAE tortured, abused 17 Indian death row prisoners: Amnesty


April 24th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 24 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of torturing the 17 Indians and forcing them to confess to a crime that it says they ... Read more...

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Kids with Williams syndrome show no racial bias


April 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Children with Williams syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that makes them lack normal social anxiety, have no racial biases, a new study has found.Children with the disorder are overly ... Read more...

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Brit gran brought back from the dead 114 times!


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 03 (ANI): Medics saved a Brit gran 114 times after she repeatedly "died" from sudden adult death syndrome.Ann Wintram collapsed while watching TV."I had been feeling funny and slightly giddy ... Read more...

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Compulsive eating, drug addiction driven by same mechanism


March 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The same molecular mechanisms that drive people into drug addiction are behind the compulsion to overeat, says the latest research. The new study was conducted by Paul J. Kenny, ... Read more...

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Throat implant may help cure snoring


March 24th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Scientists from John Hopkins University have developed a throat implant that could stop snorers from having a restless night and give their partners some good night's sleep. The device ... Read more...

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The Hit Squad Suspected Of Killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh Yet To Be Traced


February 17th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jerusalem, Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dubai is said to have started a global hunt for tracking the hit squad consisting of 11 members who killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a Hamas Commander. ... Read more...

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Chocoholic mice have no fear of pain!


February 10th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 10 (ANI): Starved mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks despite painful consequences - all for a chocolate nibble, experts have observed.Rossella Ventura, along with a team of researchers from ... Read more...

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Map of fear memory formation in human brain extended


January 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Extending the map of fear memory formation, scientists at Emory University have found that panic and fight-or-flight like situations not only lights up the amygdala, but also another ... Read more...

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Nepal Army in fresh row


December 28th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) Nepal's controversial army, which tarnished its image by siding with deposed king Gyanendra during his bloodless coup four years ago, finds itself in a fresh row ... Read more...

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Chinese protesters tortured in ‘Black jails’


December 15th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec.15 (ANI): Civil rights protesters in China are being dumped in psychiatric wards where they are forced to take mind-altering drugs and given electric shocks, reports Sky News.They are thrown into ... Read more...

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Iraqi civilians allege British soldiers of sexual, physical abuse


November 15th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15(ANI): Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have alleged the British soldiers of sexual and physical abuse, prompting comparisons with the torture practices employed by US soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison ... Read more...

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‘Emotions can alter how we react to pain’


November 11th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study by Canadian scientists has shown that focusing on a pretty image can ease pain.According to the study, negative and positive emotions have a direct ... Read more...

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Speeding train crashes into stationary train, 23 die (Intro Roundup)


October 21st, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura/New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed when a speeding train rammed into a stationary passenger train from behind in the Uttar Pradesh city of Mathura early ... Read more...

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23 killed as trains collide in Mathura (Roundup)


October 21st, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura/New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Tragedy struck early Wednesday when a speeding New Delhi-bound passenger train rammed into a stationary train in Mathura city, killing 23 people and injuring 20. Many ... Read more...

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Anger, relief as train crash survivors reach Delhi


October 21st, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Relief was writ large on the faces of survivors of two Delhi bound passenger trains that collided early Wednesday in Mathura city in Uttar Pradesh, killing 23 ... Read more...

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Couple booked for torturing Dalit girl


September 30th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 30 (IANS) A woman was arrested Wednesday and a search was on for her husband after they allegedly held a six-year-old Dalit girl hostage for the past six months and ... Read more...

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How rat pups learn to avoid potential danger


September 29th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists from New York University have uncovered changes in the brains of helpless rat pups that make them learn about potential danger.They say that if similar mechanisms operate ... Read more...

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Another allegation of police torture surfaces in Manipur


September 20th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Sep 20 (ANI): Another allegation of police brutality in Manipur has surfaced after family members of an NGO activist accused them of using third degree treatment.The Manipur Police arrested Jiten Yumnam ... Read more...

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Iraqi reporter who hurled shoes at Bush “unclear” about his future


September 18th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 18 (ANI): The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former US President George Bush is uncertain about his future plans, it was revealed during his psychological checkups at a ... Read more...

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Iraqi shoe thrower freed, alleges he was tortured with electric shocks


September 15th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Sep.15 (ANI): Muntazar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist, who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush during his last visit to the Iraqi capital last year, has claimed that ... Read more...

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Shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist alleges torture (Lead)


September 15th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 15 (DPA) Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who famously threw his shoes at then US president George W. Bush, Tuesday said he had been tortured with electric shocks while in ... Read more...

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The record breaking musician who came back from the brink (Feature with images)


September 14th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Sep 14 (IANS) Following his brother's death in 1982, Dinesh Shandilya went through severe depression that led him to attempt suicide. And then, in his darkest hour, he discovered ... Read more...

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Kashmir government asked to pay Rs.500,000 for death in custody


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs.500,000 to the family of a man who was allegedly "tortured" and ... Read more...

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China bans controversial electric-shock therapy for Internet addicts


July 14th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 14 (ANI): The Chinese Health Ministry has ordered a halt to the controversial electroshock therapy, which it was useing to treat teen Internet addicts.The ministry has said that the therapy, ... Read more...

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Chinese net-addict teenagers given electric shocks as treatment


June 7th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, June 7 (ANI): In a bid to prevent Internet addiction of their children, Chinese parents are turning towards electro-shock therapy at a clinic that claims they will be "reborn" free of ... Read more...

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Crabs not only suffer pain but remember it as well


March 27th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): A new study by a Queen's University Belfast academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain but that they retain a memory of it.The study, which looked ... Read more...

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Boy given electric shocks, dies in West Bengal


February 18th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy was allegedly killed by giving electric shocks in West Bengal, the boy's father said Wednesday. The incident took place at Tungidighi area in Raigunj sub-division of ... Read more...

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Pakistani terror suspect says he was tortured in US custody at Guantanamo Bay


January 7th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 7 (ANI): A Pakistani terror suspect who spent more than six years in American custody, five of them at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, has said that he ... Read more...

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