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Mob in Guatemala kills man who murdered two kids


September 13th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A man who walked into a school in the northern Guatemalan village of Tactic and murdered two children was killed by teachers and locals, media ... Read more...

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It’s once in a blue moon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) There's something everyone does once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday was the day to do what you do occasionally.Thousands ... Read more...

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Tom Waits to do cameo in ‘The Simpsons’


August 27th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Veteran singer Tom Waits will soon be seen in a cameo in popular animated series "The Simpsons".The 62-year-old will lend voice for an upcoming episode, ... Read more...

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Take breaks, sleep to learn better


August 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Trying to master a new skill or new dance steps? Make sure you take good breaks while training because you'll learn faster than if you push ... Read more...

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When haircut threatened to overshadow Mars landing


August 7th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A NASA technician's haircut has become an instant hit on internet and overshadowed the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, Daily Mail reported.Bobak Ferdowsi became an ... Read more...

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Women who flirt get better deal


July 29th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Feminine charm is a measurable phenomenon, scientists have established, with women who employ it enjoying the most success in negotiations, The Independent reported Sunday.Results from the ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Blame social jet lag for that tired Monday feeling


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) If getting out of your bed on a Monday morning seems like a Herculean task, then you could be suffering from social jet lag, according to ... Read more...

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A third of presidential electoral college tainted


July 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As people's representatives are set to elect a new president soon, data compiled by a think tank shows nearly a third of the electoral college ... Read more...

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Ex-Russia coach backs liberal foreigners limit


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia coach Valery Gazzaev feels increasing the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to seven, plays into the hands of the Russian ... Read more...

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Assam’s stranded train passengers evacuated


June 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Friday said that all passengers stranded at three locations on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been evacuated.The NFR ran a special ... Read more...

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‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi police to crack down on noise polluters


June 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Police will launch a campaign starting June 10 to identify violators of laws against noise pollution.The Gulf News daily said in an ... Read more...

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Beware of the power of suggestions!


June 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study ... Read more...

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Celebrities also are human beings: Big B


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose daughter-in-law actress Aishwarya Rai has recently found herself in the midst of media attention due to her post-pregnancy weight, says ... Read more...

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‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ in digital avatar


June 1st, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" will soon be released in a digital format to celebrate its 30th anniversary.Directed by Steven Spielberg, the Blu-ray DVD of ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins award


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) "9 ELEVEN", a Bollywood-style film by an Indian American director, has won the Best Feature Film award at the Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) here showcasing ... Read more...

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Dust storm hits Delhi, delays flights


May 17th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A layer of dust covered the capital Thursday bringing down visibility and delaying the landing of flights."A 60 km per hour wind between 4.30-7.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Balki, Advani remember Taruni as versatile and disciplined actor


May 17th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The sweet impish girl who stalked the reluctant Auro (Amitabh Bachchan) all over the school campus in "Paa", is no more. Taruni Sachdev's death in ... Read more...

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Researchers measure addiction to Facebook


May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, May 8 (IANS) Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed a new tool to measure this phenomenon -- the ... Read more...

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IPL attracts visiting overseas Indian youth


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Over 30 overseas youth of Indian origin are on a three-week visit here to know about their parents' and grandparents' homeland, and the Indian Premier ... Read more...

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‘Ice cream headache’ can lead to new painkillers


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Eating ice cream or really chilled soft drinks can trigger crushing headaches in some people, momentarily freezing the brain. New insight into how this happens could ... Read more...

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Neymar hat-trick gives Santos emphatic win


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) In another display of his incredible talent and ability, Santos striker Neymar scored three goals in his team's 5-0 win over Guaratingueta in the ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves verdict on anti-gay sex petitions


March 27th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court's judgement decriminalising consensual sex among adults of the ... Read more...

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‘Kolaveri Di’ crosses 50 million hits (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Kolaveri Di" Monday crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, revealing that music lovers have yet to get over southern superstar Dhanush's unusual song. Sony ... Read more...

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Plants ‘remember’ drought as part of survival


March 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Plants which experience drought learn to handle them better the next time, thanks to their memories of the event. The new research also confirms the scientific ... Read more...

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Daylight Savings Time 2012 begins on the 11th of March


March 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States will turn the clock an hour early on Sunday (the 11th of March 2012) to mark the Daylight Savings Time. The practice is ... Read more...

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Chinese downloads 25 billionth app


March 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, March 6 (IANS) A Chinese customer downloaded the 25 billionth app from Apple's App Store, pushing the mobile software store to a new milestone, Apple has announced.More than ... Read more...

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Huge chunk of Argentina’s glacier collapses


March 5th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Part of the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina's Patagonia has broken off putting on a spectacular show, The Telegraph reported Monday.The glacier, a massive chunk of ... Read more...

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Indian mobile handsets market grows 10 percent in 2011


March 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Indian mobile handsets market grew 10 percent in 2011 with the sale of 183 million devices, including 18 million 3G mobile phones and around ... Read more...

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Dominance of meaningless songs disturbs Javed Akhtar


February 16th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Lyricist Javed Akhtar says he is saddened by the phenomenon of meaningless songs increasing day by day and dominating the music scene."At any given point ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks industry view on mobile tariff cap


February 6th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday sought the industry's view on whether there should be a cap on the tariffs of telecom services ... Read more...

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Warner’s switch-hit can become popular in Tests: Hussey


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 2 (IANS) Australia's Twenty20 specialist David Hussey feels that his team mate David Warner's switch-hit is a phenomenon that could become a prominent Test cricket shot.Th left-handed Warner ... Read more...

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Assam police launch operation against Maoists


January 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 28 (IANS) Assam police have launched an operation in Assam's Dhemaji district in search of some Maoists, an official said Saturday.The drive came after police had a shootout ... Read more...

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Idukki’s pill-popping tribals don’t menstruate anymore


January 19th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Marayoor (Kerala), Jan 19 (IANS) It's been a while since tribal Adivasi women and girls in three villages of Kerala's Idukki district have menstruated. Reason? They have been popping contraceptive ... Read more...

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