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An app which can help you land an airplane

Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Here comes an app that would help you land your plane in case the aircraft engine fails. The new iPad app Xavion connects with a small plane's autopilot via wi-fi that would guide you to the nearest airport or safe landing area. The Xavion App extracts data from the autopilot to provide additional aid to the pilot. The pilot can then make an inf...

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Pakistan anti-polio drive halted

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-polio drive has been halted for security reasons in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province where over 2.9 million children were expected to be administered the polio vaccine during the three-day campaign, media reported. Earlier Monday morning, the campaign was launched and over 8,000 teams were constituted to administer anti-polio drops to about 2.9 million ...

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Pakistan court stays death penalties of five terrorists

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Monday suspended the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death penalty for involvement in an attack on an army camp in Gujrat in Punjab province in 2012. The order came on a petition filed by counsel of one of the convicted men. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the high court heard the petitio...

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Seoul probes hacking threat to n-reactors

Seoul, Dec 22 (IANS) South Korean officials have launched probes into threats of a hacking attack on the country's nuclear reactors, officials said Monday. The probes were launched after a hacker, who identified himself as the president of anti-nuclear group in Hawaii, demanded shutting down of the three reactors in southeastern South Korea, Xinhua reported. The hacker Sunday rev...

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Fast food could slow down your kid's brain

London, Dec 22 (IANS) Eating fast food affects not only your child's general health but could also slow down his/her brain, a new research suggests. The researchers found that children who eat the most fast food score less in tests for maths, science and reading. Research has been focused on how children's food consumption contributes to the child obesity epidemic, lead researche...

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Mamata's war against media, journalists see red

Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Don't loiter around or you will be arrested - a policeman's warning, usually used against criminals or anti-social alements, was in fact directed towards journalists. The unusual scene of a policeman threatening to arrest reporters for doing what they do best - hunting for news - actually panned out at West Bengal's seat of power. The clampdown on mediapersons at t...

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Sony to make 'The Interview' available in future?

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) After Sony Pictures pulled the plug on the theatrical release of The Interview recently following threats of major disruption by hackers, one of the studio's lawyers is assuring consumers that the movie will be available in the future. Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed. How it's going to be distributed, I don't think...

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Kourtney Kardashian names son Reign Aston Disick

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian and her partner Scott Disick have named their newborn son Reign Aston Disick. The 35-year-old, who delivered her third child Dec 14, posted an image of her son's hand on Instagram Sunday, reports people.com. Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star captioned the image.<...

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Hoffenheim win, Hannover hold Freiburg in Bundesliga

Berlin, Dec 22 (IANS) TSG Hoffenheim cruised to a 5-0 victory over hapless Hertha BSC thanks to Sejad Salihovic's brace at the Olympiastadion while Hannover 96 came from behind to clinch a 2-2 draw against SC Freiburg in the 17th round of the German Bundesliga. Hoffenheim Sunday whitewashed the Berlin outfit 5-0 to record the club's biggest victory in Bundesliga history, reports Xinhua. ...

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'Sydney siege victim's funeral to be celebration of his life'

Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS) Family members and partner of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson plan his funeral to be a positive reflection of his life. Johnson's funeral will be held Tuesday. Johnson's family and his partner of 14 years, Thomas Zinn, have planned Tuesday to celebrate the 34-year-old's life, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Johnson was among the three killed during the ...

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Sony removes 'The Interview' from social media

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) After scrapping plans to release The Interview on Christmas, bosses at Sony Pictures Entertainment have wiped all traces of the film from its social media pages after hackers asked them to do so. A group of hackers, who call themselves Guardians of Peace, threatened top level Sony executives Friday, We want everything related to the movie, including its trailer...

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Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. I spoke with the club and they want me to stay on for the next two years, Zico was quoted as saying by Xinhua sunday. I...

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Solar wind may predict earth-bound meteoroids

New York, Dec 22 (IANS) Space rocks heading towards the Earth that often go undetected by telescopes could potentially be identified by spotting changes in solar wind, streams of plasma, and particles spewing from the sun, a new research has suggested. The findings could lead to identification of smaller near-Earth objects (meteoroids) before they blast through our home planet's atmosphe...

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Monkeys far smarter than thought

New York, Dec 22 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated primate language of monkeys which even has local dialects and found that they can form basic 'sentences' to communicate. The same species of monkeys located in separate regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists has revealed. The combin...

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Coffee beans: sex haven for tiny beetles

London, Dec 22 (IANS) According to researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, tiny beetles, which are native to Africa, indulge in carnal activity in coffee beans. Kinky sex takes place in many coffee beans before they are roasted, Discovery News reported. The insects are known as coffee berry borers (Hypothenemus hampei) - the most serious pests of coffee plants wor...

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Post 'Bigg Boss 8', Praneet Bhatt eyes more acting roles

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Actor Praneet Bhatt says he has emerged from Bigg Boss 8 as a wiser man, who finds nothing impossible. He is now looking at bagging roles in more TV shows and movies. Praneet, who came out from Bigg Boss 8 with a clean working slate, said: I will now be looking at work on television and of course in movies. I feel I've just started a new phase in my life and...

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Benfica beat Gil Vicente 1-0 in Portuguese League

Lisbon, Dec 22 (IANS) SL Benfica beat Gil Vicente 1-0 in the 14th round of the Portuguese League at Luz Stadium here. Argentine mid-fielder Nicolas Gaitan scored the winner in the 30th minute Sunday, reports Xinhua. Benfica now stand at the top of the league with 37 points, six points more than FC Porto. Winless Gil Vicente are at the bottom of the table with six points. ...

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Tripura supplies power to Meghalaya, Mizoram for Christmas

Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 22 (IANS) In a reciprocal gesture, Tripura is supplying power to Meghalaya and Mizoram to ensure that the people in the two Christian-dominated states celebrate Christmas without any disruption, a minister said here Monday. We have started supplying 15 MW of power to Mizoram and 20 MW to Meghalaya from Sunday and it would continue till Jan 2, Tripura Power Minister M...

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Christmas celebrations take over Meghalaya

Shillong, Dec 22 (IANS) Choir groups singing carols in churches and at public places and decorated shops are a common sight across Meghalaya as people gear up for the Christmas celebrations in this abode of the clouds where about 70 percent of its three milllion population practise Christianity. There is a festive mood across the state and shops too are all decked up, hoping the celebrat...

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Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard welcome second daughter

Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) Actress Kristen Bell and husband actor Dax Shepard, who exchanged wedding vows in October 2013, welcomed their second baby girl recently. The happy couple, who already have a 19-month-old daughter Lincoln, named their second daughter Delta Bell Shepard, and announced the news of the newborn Friday on Twitter, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The estrogen ...

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