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Young heart can heal itself faster

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury, finds research, adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults. These immune cells are called macrophages - whether they reside in the heart or arrive from the bone marrow. Blocking the bone marrow's macrophages from enterin...

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Somalia's police chief is dead

Mogadishu, Oct 31 (IANS) Somalia's Police Commissioner General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died, officials said. A probe has been ordered into his death. The official unexpectedly fell and died in the course of his normal daily business, reported Xinhua. The Prime Minister's Office confirmed the death and said a ministerial commission has been formed to investigate the death...

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Jamaican discus thrower banned for two years

Monaco, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has been suspended for two years for using a banned substance, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced. IAAF Thursday said Smikle, whose sanction began from the date of his positive test at the Jamaican National Championships in June last year, will not be allowed to compete until June next ye...

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Hubble captures 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) NASA's Hubble telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. By observing the light from the orphaned stars, astronomers have assembled forensic evidence that suggests as many as six galaxies were torn to pieces inside the cluster over a stretch of six billi...

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110 Mexican women pose nude for US photographer

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) As many as 110 women posed nude as a group here for US photographer Spencer Tunick, who conducted a photo shoot with the theme of Mexico's Day of the Dead. With just a strip of flowers around their necks, women of all ages braved the chilly morning temperatures and fog Thursday covering this highland town in the central Mexican state of G...

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Thousands join 'Run For Unity' in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the two-km long Run For Unity to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao flagged off the run at Nariman Point, south Mumbai which culminated near the Parsi Gymkhana on Marine Drive. Prior to the run, Rao administered the 'Rashtriya Ekatmata Pledge' as the day is...

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Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI

St. John's (Antigua), Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a member of the world champion West Indies teams of the 1970s, says...

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Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis

London, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in August, reports CMC. He will work alongside the lead fast-bow...

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How to chequemate your creditor

Cheques are dying out, a report says. This is a tragic loss of an ancient Asian invention - so I learned from the new Museum of Accountancy in India. That country invented that form of promissory note way back in the Mauryan period (321 to 185 BC), when Westerners were still evolving from jelly-like invertebrates in warm ponds. The Romans copied the idea in the 1st century AD, coining ...

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Nigeria to reinstate Keshi as national team coach

Abuja, Oct 31 (IANS) Nigerian authorities have decided to reinstate Stephen Keshi, coach of the senior national football team, who was relieved of his job exactly two weeks ago by the football federation. Toyin Ibitoye, spokesman of the national football team, also known as 'Super Eagles', Thursday said Keshi had already been re-contacted for the job and his return as the team coach shou...

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German kidnapped in Nigeria rescued

Lagos, Oct 31 (IANS) A German national, who was abducted a week ago in Nigeria, has been rescued, authorities confirmed. Ogun state police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi said the hostage was rescued Thursday and reunited with officials of his German company in Lagos, Xinhua reported. He was kidnapped by unknown gunmen Oct 24 in the Ogbere area of the state. Foreigner-targe...

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Four die as plane crashes into building in US

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) At least four people died when a small plane crashed into a building near the Wichita, Kansas, airport in the US, media reported. The preliminary death toll was confirmed by the Wichita Fire Department, although originally just two fatalities had been reported. The fire department also said that five people were injured -- one seriously -- in the acc...

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Sparta Prague fined for violence during football match

Prague, Oct 31 (IANS) Czech football club Sparta Prague have been fined 80,000 euros by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the violence at the Bratislava stadium during a match against Slovan Bratislava a week ago. Sparta beat Slovan 3-0 in the the Europa League third round match played in Bratislava Oct 23 and the second leg will be played next week in Prague, reports Xi...

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Patel: The man who forged the Indian union

There was once a time, not too long ago in historical terms, that there may not have been India as it exists today but a fractious collection of nearly 600 princely states. If a nation-state called India emerged in 1947 from the staggering ruins of close to 200 years of colonial plunder, to a significant extent the credit settles on one man - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Described by The Ne...

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Misty Friday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The morning was misty and pleasant here Friday with a minimum temperature of 16.0 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season. The sky will remain partly cloudy and thunderstorms are likely in some areas in the afternoon, said an official of India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 82 percent. The day's maximum temperatu...

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Trinidad meeting hopes to end Windies cricket impasse

Kingston (St. Vincent), Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) The feuding parties in the ongoing West Indies cricket dispute will meet in in Trinidad Friday, in another effort to resolve the bitter impasse. The West Indies players walked off the recent one-day international tour of India in protest over the terms and conditions of their new contracts, sparking a messy row with their union, the West Indies P...

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1984 riots a dagger through India's chest: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was like a dagger pierced through India's chest. Our own people were murdered, the attack was not on a particular community but on the entire nation. It was like a dagger pierced through India's chest, Modi said while referring to the riots in his address on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhb...

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China pledges financial aid to Afghanistan

Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan ($81.43 million) to Afghanistan this year, authorities said. China will provide a non-reimbursable assistance of 1.5 billion yuan (about $244 million) in the upcoming three years to Afghanistan, Xinhua quoted Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as saying. Speaking at the opening ceremo...

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Uchida extends contract with Schalke

Berlin, Oct 31 (IANS) Japanese footballer Atsuto Uchida has agreed on a contract extension with German club Schalke. Schalke's right back put pen to paper on a three-year extension to stay with the Knappen until June 2018, as his old contract expires at the end of the season, Schalke confirmed in an official statement Thursday, reports Xinhua. This is a good news for us. We have ...

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Jailed reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Tehran, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) The family of Washington Post's Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, held without charges in Iran for more than 100 days, has called on Tehran to set him free. For over 10 years, Jason has written fair and honest descriptions about life in Iran and worked hard to correct misconceptions about that country. It has now been 100 days since his detention without ...

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