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Blinding amoeba targets contact lens users


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A deadly amoeba present in tap water, showers and swimming pools, is targeting contact lens users by chewing through their eyeballs and causing blindness.The bug has ... Read more...

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Olympic opening ceremony in numbers


July 28th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Without even beginning to discuss the artistic merits of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, a quick look at some of the ... Read more...

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Four die in Pakistan from deadly amoebic infection


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least four people have died in the port city of Karachi due to an amoebic infection caused by a deadly waterborne organism called naegleria fowleri, ... Read more...

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Millions of Americans battle blistering heat without power


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Washington was Monday slowly limping back to normal even as hundreds of thousands of residents across central and eastern United States continued to battle power failures ... Read more...

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Storm knocks Washington powerless (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A savage storm has knocked Washington, the capital of world's most powerful country, powerless with temperatures topping sizzling 40s, much like an Indian summer.Over 1.3 million ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole faces criticism for farting in public


June 18th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole says she is always being accused of breaking wind as people think she's too famous to hold it inside."I always look around and ... Read more...

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Kunaal Roy Kapoor to direct horror film


May 5th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" actor Kunaal Roy Kapoor is set to go behind the camera to direct "Pool", a horror film expected to feature a slew of bikini-clad ... Read more...

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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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London Heathrow airport unveils Olympic terminal


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Heathrow airport unveiled a new temporary terminal to cater to athletes and officials involved with London Olympics 2012.The terminal has been built solely for "Games Family" ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian to buy Beckham’s home?


March 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants to buy David and Victoria Beckham's English home as a European base for her family.The Beckhams, who relocated ... Read more...

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What will you miss during foreign tour


March 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) While touring a foreign country what things would you miss the most? Parents, children, or homecooked food? Britons admit to yearning for favourite television shows, home ... Read more...

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Adele gifts herself 7-million-pound mansion


February 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) British singer Adele, who has taken the music world by storm, has one more reason to celebrate - after staying in a dingy flat, she has ... Read more...

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Hilton Worldwide’s green initiatives save $74 mn


October 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Green initiatives by hospitality major Hilton Worldwide's 10 hotel brands saved $74 million in 2010, the company said Monday."To date, Hilton Worldwide's efforts are equivalent ... Read more...

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Portable Pools pose a drowning risk


June 21st, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Columbus, Ohio, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Experts have warned parents that portable swimming pools posses underestimated risk to children. The researchers say about 200 children under the age of 12 years have ... Read more...

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Parks, libraries, swimming pools, coffee contribute to Brit happiness


March 29th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): A survey on what really makes the Britons happy has found that some feel parks, libraries, swimming pools, and the smell of coffee can boost their happiness.Ministers last ... Read more...

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Now, ’super’ wash that takes only 12 mins!


March 17th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): All your worries related to washing those piles of clothes may now take a backseat as scientists have developed a new washing machine that cleans clothes in just ... Read more...

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Swimming too often in chlorinated water ‘ups bladder cancer risk’


March 17th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Spanish researchers have warned that people who regularly swim in chlorinated water or take lots of showers or baths could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.They ... Read more...

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Parents in UK say goggle ban at school swimming lessons is ‘nutty’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Parents in Oxfordshire have called the government's move to ban goggles at school swimming lessons as 'nutty' and 'extreme.'According to the ruling by Oxfordshire County Council, kids would ... Read more...

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Indonesian mud volcano ‘likely to continue erupting for another 26 yrs’


February 26th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have estimated that the world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years.The volcano, in East Java, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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Five-deck Marquette ‘floating community’ brings back memories of Mark Twain’s era


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Marquette, a luxury 'river city' worth 109 million dollars, would reportedly cruise on America's waterways all year round, bringing back memories of the Mark Twain era.This kind of ... Read more...

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‘Corrupt’ Putin owns palace worth 600 mn pounds: Businessman


February 16th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) A businessman has accused Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of having a lavish 600 million pounds ($970 million) palace, which he built for himself near a Black Sea ... Read more...

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National Games: Manipur boy helps Jharkhand win aquatics gold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Jharkhand finally managed to win one gold medal in aquatics in the on-going National Games here Wednesday and the credit goes to Manipur boy Hemjit Netei.The 22-year-old Netei, ... Read more...

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Soon, floating pyramids filled with suspended skyscrapers, tree-towers


February 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Floating pyramids filled with suspended skyscrapers, a 'solar valley' that has streetlights and swimming pools heated by the sun, buildings filled by tree towers, and houses floating on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand swimmers practise on the ground!


January 25th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) With less than a month to go before Jharkhand hosts the 34th National Games, the state's swimming team still does not have a swimming pool to ... Read more...

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$1b ‘floating Monaco city’ yacht that has beach, buildings!


January 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): Ever thought of a yacht having buildings, helicopters, submarines and a beach? Well, you could take a ride in one such yacht worth a billion dollars-the most expensive ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi bans dogs in public places


January 6th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 6 (IANS/WAM) Entry of dogs has been banned in most public places in Abu Dhabi, including beaches, swimming pools, parks, shopping centres and restaurants.The Abu Dhabi Municipality said this ... Read more...

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Egypt, not India, top place for visitors getting struck with Delhi belly


December 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): If you think that India is the country where travelers are most likely to fall ill, you are wrong. Egypt is the top place for visitors getting struck ... Read more...

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India’s biggest manmade lake to be tourist spot


December 8th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government will develop the reservoir of the Indira Sagar Dam in Khandwa district as a tourist spot, an official said.According to the state government's directives, ... Read more...

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Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Celebrates Housewarming Party


November 28th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mumbai, Nov 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian business magnate and the managing director of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani hosted a gala housewarming party to show off his recently completed skyscraper residence. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra builders seek to rectify anomalies in rules


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Builders in Maharashtra Tuesday asked the state government to remove discrepancies in the Development Control Regulations and ensure that flats were sold based on the carpet area norm.In ... Read more...

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Monte-Carlo SBM to open beach club off UAE coast


November 13th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 13 (IANS/WAM) Monaco-based hospitality giant Monte-Carlo SBM will open a beach club for the tourists on the Sasdiyat Island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The luxury ... Read more...

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Ozzy Osbourne’s genes may explain his survival, say scientists


November 4th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that Ozzy Osbourne's several genetic mutations are the likely reason he didn't die from drugs and alcohol abuse.Some of them "we've never seen ... Read more...

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Swimming pool cleaner being sold in NZ as ‘miracle cure for cancer, HIV’


October 15th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 15 (ANI): An industrial bleach that is generally used to clean swimming pools is being sold in New Zealand as a miracle cure for cancer and HIV.Medsafe, a Health Ministry ... Read more...

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Ocean asteroid impact could damage Earth’s protective ozone layer


October 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): If a medium-sized asteroid were to land in the oceans a tsunami wouldn't be the only worry, say scientists- Earth's ozone layer could be at risk too.A new ... Read more...

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‘Malaysian camp source of Oz swimmers belly bug’ (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Australian swimmers seem to have caught the 'Delhi belly' in their camp in Malaysia and not from the water in the Commownealth Games swimming pools here, the ... Read more...

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