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US tests new `avatar’ border agent technology


August 28th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Tucson (Arizona), Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Homeland Security is testing an advanced technology whereby an "avatar" agent interviews some Mexican visitors when they cross the border at ... Read more...

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Parents fooling with kids give them headstart in life


October 28th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Parents who play the fool or pretend with their toddlers give their children a headstart in life.Most parents are naturals at playing the fool with their ... Read more...

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Why grandparents can sometimes be embarrassing


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found out why grandparents can be embarrassing.They studied a group of over 60s watching 'The Office', the sitcom featuring Ricky Gervais as ... Read more...

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Honeymoon murder victim was worried, says her father


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The father of Indian-origin woman Anni Dewani, who was killed during her honeymoon in Cape Town, has now claimed she made a "worried" phone call to him hours ... Read more...

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‘Indian-origin bride Anni ‘wanted to tell something’ before being murdered in SA’


January 2nd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): The father of Anni Dewani, the Indian-origin bride who was killed during her honeymoon in Cape Town, has said that she wanted to tell him something urgent hours ... Read more...

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Husky voice is the key to seduction


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Husky tones are the most alluring and the key to successful seduction, scientists have found. Both men and women subconsciously lower the pitch of their voice when they want ... Read more...

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Men with monotonous voices are irresistible


April 27th, 2010 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Men with monotone voices are more attractive to women, a study has suggested. Monotonous voices are associated with strength, power and confidence, researchers said.The study at universities in California ... Read more...

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Trial against former Israeli premier opens in Jerusalem


February 25th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 25 (DPA) Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert arrived at Jerusalem's District Court Thursday for the opening of a corruption trial against him. It is the first trial in Israeli ... Read more...

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‘Swayamvar’: Will the real Rakhi Sawant please stand up


June 30th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Item girl Rakhi Sawant had promised to be her real self on "Rakhi Ka Swayamvar" but she seems to be trying too hard to break her outspoken ... Read more...

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Your Facebook profile can tell who you really are


May 27th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): The Facebook profile of any person can easily tell what kind of a person he or she is in real life, according to a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Don’t take flirtatious women for granted


January 30th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Don't take flirtatious women for granted. They may not be be interested in you at all but are just being friendly, says a new study.People of both sexes ... Read more...

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French film industry branded racist for banning black actors from dubbing white stars


January 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): The French film industry has been branded racist after it banned black actors from dubbing white stars in Gallic versions of English-language movies.An investigation revealed that casting ... Read more...

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How to make email communication mimic face-to-face interactions


November 26th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A new set of communication skills is required to improve email interaction, reveals new study.According to the study authors Daniel A. Menchik and Xiaoli Tian, of the ... Read more...

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Empty stomach makes Catherine Zeta-Jones lose her cool


November 3rd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed that if she does not have any food, she gets very upset.Zeta-Jones, 39, who is married to actor Michael Douglas ... Read more...

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Queen’’s English voted ”UK’’s Coolest Accent”; Brummies” ”Least Coolest”


September 25th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): The Queen''s English has topped a new poll of ''Britain''s Coolest Accent''. While Brummies'' accent has been voted the ''Least Coolest'', says the poll. According to the survey conducted ... Read more...

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Brit scientists get PS1m grant to see if robot can stir soup!


May 14th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): British scientists are trying to find out if a robot can safely be employed to stir soup in a kitchen and for this they have won a ... Read more...

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Im pretty sure that Di and Dodi were engaged: Lawyer


February 12th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Mohamed Fayeds lawyer told the inquest into the Harrods owners son Dodi and Princess Dianas deaths that he was pretty sure the couple were engaged.Stuart Benson, who worked ... Read more...

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