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Shanghai sperm bank has 100,000 samples


September 10th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 10 (IANS) A sperm bank in Shanghai, which has been in operation for nine years, now contains over 100,000 samples from a total of 3,289 qualified donors.The Shanghai ... Read more...

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Rihanna skips Paralympic rehearsals


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Singer Rihanna partied so hard on the night of MTV Video Music Awards that she had to skip London Paralympic closing ceremony rehearsals with the ... Read more...

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UAE mobile hospital treats Syrian refugees in Jordan


August 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates World Mobile Humanitarian Hospital has begun providing treatment free of charge to Syrian refugee patients in camps in Jordan.A team of 70 UAE ... Read more...

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Now, Ramdev caps, bands a hit at Ramlila ground


August 9th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Picking from the popularity of caps at Anna Hazare's agitations, vendors here have come up with merchandise on Baba Ramdev that sold like hot ... Read more...

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US Olympic BMX rider Brooke Crain crashes


August 9th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BMX cycling kicked off yesterday at the Olympics. It is a game that interests a lot of people and thousands turned up to watch the kick off. ... Read more...

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Body painted PETA activist to protest


August 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Three volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, painting themselves in gold, silver and bronze symbolising Olympic medals, will take out ... Read more...

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IAC distances itself from anti-media poster


July 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption, which is supporting Team Anna's ongoing hunger agitation in New Delhi, Monday distanced itself from an anti-media poster, terming it ... Read more...

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Forgiving and forgetting is good for heart


July 30th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Forgiving others, no matter how badly they may have hurt us, could actually prove to be beneficial for our health, a US study has found.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Russia’s Siberia region hit by wildfires


July 30th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest fires continue to rage in Russia's Siberia region on a total area of over 230 square km, with the worst of the blazes concentrated ... Read more...

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It takes a thief to catch a thief!


July 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Some people are very good at spotting deception... liars themselves.In a speaking test, liars were able to spot other liars far more accurately than people who ... Read more...

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Heidi Klum volunteers for food charity


July 26th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 26 (IANS)Super model Heidi Klum donned an apron and chef's cap as she assisted in the kitchen for the God's Love We Deliver organisation, which delivers ... Read more...

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Youths protest at Team Anna fast, claim to be from NSUI (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A ruckus was created at Team Anna's fast venue at Jantar Mantar when some youths, claiming to be from Congress' students wing, tried to ... Read more...

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NSUI protests at Team Anna fast venue


July 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Around 50 members of the Congress' youth wing NSUI Wednesday staged a protest at Team Anna's fast venue Jantar Mantar, an anti-corruption activist said."Around ... Read more...

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Awe is good for mental health: Study


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular awe-inspiring experiences may improve our mental health and make us nicer people, experts have claimed.The findings have raised the prospect of "awe therapy" to overcome ... Read more...

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Now blind in China can ‘hear’ films


July 19th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Films, as everyone knows, is a "visual art". But not for blind people in China. The government has launched a project through which movies will be ... Read more...

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Human dominoes smash Guinness World Record


July 16th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) More than 1,000 volunteers in China have set the record for the world’s biggest human dominoes. Most of the volunteers described themselves as lovers of dominoes. In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Weather plays spoilsport for tandem chair balloon


July 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The plan of two men to fly the “tandem chair” balloon from Oregon to Montana came to abrupt end when the weather forced the adventure to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Faking love can lead to real romance


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Behaving as if you have really flipped for someone can make you fall in love, according to latest research. Richard Wiseman, professor of psychology at the ... Read more...

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Stray cat gives birth in a tumble dryer


June 20th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Birmingham, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Patrick Ambrose, an Erdington (Birmingham) resident, took in the cat that he found her in his garden, last month. He has still not given a name to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

UAE charity gets one mn hours of volunteer work


June 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 8 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and around the world have dedicated one million hours of work to UAE charity group Zayed Giving Initiative.The ... Read more...

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Japanese ‘diet goggles’ fool wearers into eating less


June 4th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very special new type of goggles has been unveiled in the Japanese capital. The device fools wearers into believing that the plain snacks that hold in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Two Western female doctors and their three Afghan colleagues have been kidnapped in northeast Afghanistan, it was reported here Thursday.They were abducted while travelling on horseback ... Read more...

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Pakistan civil militias quit fight against Taliban


May 24th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Civilian resistance groups in northwest Pakistan have quit fighting against the Taliban due to lack of government support, a media report said Thursday.These groups were ... Read more...

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Rock concerns lead to impaired hearing?


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Seventy-two percent of teens experienced reduced hearing after being exposed to blasting rock shows by a popular female singer. M. Jennifer Derebery, physician from the House ... Read more...

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US census left out over 1.5 mn minority members


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The US Census Bureau has said that it omitted more than 1.5 million people belonging to ethnic minorities in the 2010 count, though it defended the ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign takes off at Qutub Minar


May 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A "Clean India" Campaign was begun Sunday at the capital's landmark Qutub Minar."Since the Qutub Minar gets as many as 25,000 footfalls on a weekend, ... Read more...

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‘Looks may decide whether to trust a person’


May 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Looks more likely decide who we would trust with our money rather than their reputation, says a new study. Researchers from Britain's University of Warwick Business ... Read more...

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Fat turns into flab 3 hours after big meal


May 14th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) An average person can virtually add two to three teaspoons of fat to his or her waistline in a matter of hours after eating. Fat from ... Read more...

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Minimising fat with more exercise easy way to shed weight


May 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Eating less fat and doing more exercise is the simplest and the straightest way to slimming, says a new study that vindicates a common sense approach ... Read more...

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Chinese city to hold charity fair


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A charity-themed expo is scheduled to run July 12-14 in the south China metropolis of Shenzhen, Mayor Xu Qin said Monday.Titled "Development, Integration and Transparency", the ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of waste collected from UAE seabed


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 29 (IANS/WAM) More than 15 tonnes of waste have been collected in a campaign to clean the seabed off a number of ports in the United Arab ... 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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Russians learn English for 2014 Winter Olympics


April 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A programme has been launched to teach everyone in Russia's Sochi resort city more than 600 words of English before it hosts the Winter Olympics ... Read more...

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Narrow escape for 30 kids in Gurgaon


April 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 9 (IANS) At least 30 school children had a narrow escape Monday when a tree under which they were studying caught fire because of a powerful power line ... Read more...

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Rubbing toothpaste on gums protects against cavities


March 28th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Brushing your teeth twice daily may be sensible advice, but rubbing toothpaste on your gums after lunch also hugely lowers the risk of developing cavities."Rubbing toothpaste ... Read more...

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