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No horse race between Ajit Jain, Greg Abel: Buffett

Washington, March 3 (IANS) Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, said there's no horse race to run between India-born top insurance executive Ajit Jain and Greg Abel, head of Berkshire's energy companies, as his possible successors. There's no jockeying position at all between front-runners Jain, 63, and Abel, 52, and neither of them knows who will be Berkshire Hathaway'...

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Researchers discover milk protein critical for survival of species

Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Australian researchers have discovered that the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast. Without milk production, offspring cannot survive, making MCL-1 essential for survival of mammalian species, the researchers discovered. Professors Nai Yang Fu, Geoff Lindeman and Jane Visvader from t...

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Sensex sheds 67 points; auto stocks tank

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading 67.31 points or 0.23 percent down in the early session as auto stocks tanked. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 15.25 points or 0.17 percent down at 8,941.50 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock E...

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Gorilla origins of two AIDS virus lineages confirmed: Study

Washington, March 3 (IANS) Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses originated in western lowland gorillas in Cameroon, scientists said. The virus that causes almost all the cases of AIDS worldwide, called HIV-1, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages - groups M, N, O, and P, Xinhua reported on Monday. Pre...

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Fidel Castro meets freed 'Cuban Five'

Havana, March 3 (IANS) Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has met with the five Cubans - the Cuban Five - who spent years in US prisons and returned home only recently, a media report said on Monday. Castro wrote: I met with them on Saturday, Feb. 28, 73 days after they landed in Cuba, Xinhua reported, citing an article published in the Granma daily. Castro, 88, said he waited unti...

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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, March 3 (IANS) Following are the standings of Spanish La Liga after Monday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Real Madrid 25 20 1 4 75 23 61 Barcelona 25 19 2 4 70 15 59 Atletico Madrid 25 17 3 5 50 22 54 Valencia 25 16 5 4 45 21 5...

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Australia to send 300 additional troops to Iraq

Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Australia will send an additional 300 troops to Iraq to train specialist Iraqi soldiers in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday. As part of a joint training mission with New Zealand, who revealed their intentions to send 143 soldiers overseas last week, the 300 new arrivals will join a 200-strong Australi...

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Italian Serie A standings

Rome, March 3 (IANS) Following are the standings of Italian Serie A after Monday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), Xinhua reported. 1. Juventus 25 17 7 1 52 14 58 2. Roma 25 13 10 2 38 19 49 3. Napoli 25 13 6 6 44 31 45 4. Lazio 25 13 4 8 43 27 43 5. Fiore...

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Obama aide urges Congress not to impose sanctions on Iran

Washington, March 3 (IANS) An aide to US President Barack Obama called on Congress not to impose new sanctions on Iran, warning that such a move could derail ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear programme. Additional sanctions enacted during the negotiation would blow up the talks, divide the international community and cause the US to be blamed for the failure to reach a deal, said Nationa...

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Gremio secure Real Betis striker on loan

Rio De Janeiro, March 3 (IANS) Brazil's Gremio have signed Uruguayan striker Braian Rodriguez on loan from Real Betis, the Spanish club said. Rodriguez is expected to be officially presented to Gremio's fans on Tuesday after completing a medical and agreeing to financial terms, Xinhua reported on Monday He will be arriving today from Spain, Gremio's president Romildo Bolzan told ...

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Next season of 'Downton Abbey' could be Maggie Smith's last

London, March 3 (IANS) Actress Maggie Smith has added fuel to long-running speculation that the upcoming sixth season of period drama Downton Abbey would be the last for the series. Even if the show lasts beyond the sixth season, the 80-year-old thinks she may no longer be part of it, reports aceshowbiz.com. When asked whether the sixth season will be the last season of series, ...

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Chelsea, Everton fined for player misconduct

London, March 3 (IANS) The Football Association (FA) announced here on Monday that both Chelsea and Everton have been fined 30,000 pounds for player misconduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing. Following an incident in the 86th minute of their fixture on 11 February 2015, both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly...

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20 dead in China road accident

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) At least 20 people were dead and 13 others injured on Tuesday morning when a coach fell off a cliff in central China's Henan province, authorities said. The bus was carrying the staff of a local opera troupe when the accident occurred in Linzhou city, under the jurisdiction of Anyang city, according to the municipal government of Anyang, Xinhua reported. I...

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Madonna to start 'Rebel Heart' tour in August

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) In order to promote her upcoming studio album Rebel Heart, singer Madonna will kick start a world tour in August this year. The tour is reportedly produced by the singer's longtime collaborator Live Nation's Global Touring division, led by chairman Arthur Fogel, reports aceshowbiz.com. The entertainment company is expected to make official announcemen...

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Cara Delevingne dating St. Vincent?

London, March 3 (IANS) Model-actress Cara Delevingne is reportedly dating singer St. Vincent. According to a source, Delevingne was spotted kissing Vincent at the Universal Music after party on February 25, reports aceshowbiz.com. They made no effort to hide their affections, The Sun newspaper quoted the source as saying. Delevingne reportedly met Vincent in December last...

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Sigourney Weaver praises Jennifer Lawrence

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Sigourney Weaver has bestowed praise on actress Jennifer Lawrence saying she is brilliant. Weaver, who stars in new sci-fi film Chappie, has expressed her admiration for current young film stars, many of whom live their lives under constant scrutiny, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In particular, Weaver complimented Lawrence for how she coped with t...

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Ukraine death toll tops 6,000: UN

United Nations, March 3 (IANS) The number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since last April has now topped 6,000, despite successive ceasefires, a UN spokesperson said on Monday, citing the latest report from the UN Office for High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The estimated death toll was caused by the ongoing fighting in the eastern part of Ukraine, which put the country on...

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Kelly Clarkson wants daughter to marry Wiz Khalifa's son

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson says she wants her daughter, River Rose to marry rapper Wiz Khalifa's son. Have you seen Wiz Khalifa's little boy? He was on the Grammys red carpet and I want River to marry him one day. It would be so cute. He's so cute, she said in an interview with Heat Radio, reports aceshowbiz.com. On the other hand, the pop star added that h...

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Peanuts may reduce risk of heart disease death: Study

Washington, March 3 (IANS) Eating peanuts may lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, US and Chinese researchers said Monday. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially ...

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Lady Gaga's oops moment

New York, March 3 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga suffered a wardrobe malfunction while filming a scene here, possibly for a new season of American Horror Story. Gaga showed more than what she bargained for when she was spotted filming scenes on Saturday night. The pop star accidentally exposed her bosom when sitting on the back seat of a car. She was changing her clothes when she lost ...

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