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Rihanna releases song with McCartney, Kanye

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Rihanna gave a pleasant surprise to her fans by releasing a new song featuring rapper Kanye West and singing legend Paul McCartney. The We found love hitmaker took to micro-blogging site Twitter Saturday to announce her new track in collaboration with McCartney and West, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 26-year-old shared the song titled Four five s...

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Journalist who revealed prosecutor's death leaves Argentina

Buenos Aires, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Damian Pachter, the journalist of the daily Buenos Aires Herald, who announced on his Twitter account the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, left Argentina in fear after finding that he was being followed, the Argentine Journalism Forum (Fopea) said. Fopea reports that journalist Damian Pacter left the country because he feared for his safety, the journal...

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It's 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his chai pe charcha concept to commanding heights here Sunday, serving up the brew to visiting US President Barack Obama from a silver teapot on the verdant green lawns of Hyderabad House. The two leader's stepped out into the garden of the state guest house after a working lunch and leisurely strolled along the red sandstone pat...

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Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

Candolim (Goa), Jan 25 (IANS) ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands. Aimed at strengthening the bond between the two nations with the help of music, the fest, which started Saturday, saw performances by Russian artistes like Dolphin and Victoria Mescalito (Soma Project). The event al...

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Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres -- protective end caps for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy -- to slow the process of cell ageing. With the time, these protective end caps become shorter with each DNA replication and eventually are no longer able to protect DNA from sustaining damage ...

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2022 FIFA World Cup likely in winter, says AFC boss

Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa Sunday said the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in the winter. FIFA is contemplating a winter tournament in November and December to avoid unbearable heat of a Qatar summer when average temperatures can soar to nearly 50 degrees celsius, reports X...

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Three rhinos found dead in Bengal national park

Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Three rhino deaths were reported in the past week in north-west Bengal's Jaldapara National Park, a forest official said Sunday. The carcasses were found during an official count at Jaldapara park - the second largest habitat of one-horned rhinos in India after the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. While the rhinos that were found dead Jan 22 and 23 died du...

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NASA set for first Earth-observing mission launch

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) NASA is set for Jan 29 launch of the first US Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture. The agency's Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) will lift off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, the US space agency said in a statement...

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Obama given copy of US telegram to India's constituent Assembly

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday gifted US President Barack Obama a copy of the first telegram from America to India's Constituent Assembly. The telegram, headlined Message of Goodwill, was read out at the inaugural sitting of the Constituent Assembly of India Dec 9, 1946, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweeted message.

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Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Love the fresh and earthy smell of rain drops and curious to know where the smell comes from? Scientists have now identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment. Rain drops before hitting the ground have no smell but the moment they hit the ground and interact with dirt, the fresh and almost sweet fragrance comes out. The sm...

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'Gujarati Kadhi', 'Bhuna Gosht Boti' for Obama

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama was served a sumptuous array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, including Gujarati Kadhi - tangy curry made from buttermilk and gram flour, and Bhuna Gosht Boti - tender pieces of lamb cooked in tomato and onion masala, at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. The non-vegetarian menu also included Murgh Neza Kebab...

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Selena Gomez enjoys dinner date with Zedd

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez was spotted getting cosy with her rumoured boyfriend Russian-German music producer and DJ Zedd in Atlanta. The duo enjoyed a casual dinner in Atlanta Friday as The heart wants what it wants hitmaker visited STK Steakhouse after working on her new film The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. Selena and Zedd were definitely cozy and cu...

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Lady Gaga's pole dancing classes

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga attended pole dancing classes with a friend. Gaga shared a video of the pole dancing session Saturday morning and captioned it: I can't even believe my best friend and I thought this would be a good idea at 10:45 in the morning after a night none of us can remember. Bachelorette weekend hungover pole dancing class! Gaga danced in a spor...

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Correctional service medal for 32 prison personnel

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Thirty-two prison personnel were awarded correctional service medals Sunday on the eve of India's 66th Republic Day. Six were awarded the President's Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service, while the remaining 26 were awarded the Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service from various state jails across the country. Assistant Superin...

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Woman leads guard of honour for the first time

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a first, a woman officer from the Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Puja Thakur led the ceremonial guard of honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday. Thakur was seen giving commands, which was followed by the national anthems of the US and India. The 21-gun salute came next. Thakur then escorted Obama for the inspection of the t...

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50-strong canine squad to ensure safe R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Sheru and Dolly and 48 of their mates in the Delhi Police dog squad are at it as hard as any of the other 45,000 security personnel in the national capital to ensure an incident-free Republic Day parade at which US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest. The canines, aged between 3-4 years, have been working round-the-clock for the past three days with De...

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Obama begins India visit with 21-gun salute, red carpet welcome

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's India visit began Sunday with a ceremonial red carpet welcome at the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan. The US president, who is the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, said it is a great honour to be back in India. It's a great honour to be back in India. I am grateful for the extraordinary hospitality, Obama told the media ...

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Lindsay Lohan jokes about her illness

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has joked that her thong is helping her fight off chikungunya. After contracting chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted virus that causes fever and severe joint pain, while vacationing in Bora Bora, Lohan posted a photo for herself in a skin-tight top and a Calvin Klein thong. #mycalvins are helping me fight off my chikungunya. Hehe, ...

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Taj Car Rally to promote lion safari, crocodile sanctuary

Agra, Jan 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will flag off the prestigious Taj Agra Car Rally from Etawha Lion Safari Jan 31, it was announced Sunday. The Agra Motor Sports Association will sponsor the event. Uttar Pradesh tourism and the Agra district administration will support the event. Agra Motor Sports Association president Rajiv Gupta told IANS that 65 ...

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An app that helps detect child abuse

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) App developers have created a software that would help parents keep a check on child abuse. The app called SafeParent conducts a quiz that makes it comfortable for parents to talk to kids about sex abuse. The app ensures that most children are groomed before they are at the threat of being sexually abused, its developer Jeff Herman, child advocate and at...

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