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Hacked emails spread spam faster

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Spams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows. Traditionally, spam contain ads for fake and counterfeit products but now it also contains disruptive rumours and political information. Spammers often use hacked accounts to spread spam, explained researchers Ghita Mezzour and Kathleen Carle...

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DLF deposits Rs.100 crore with Supreme Court

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) DLF Thursday deposited Rs.100 crore with the Supreme Court registry - a part of Rs.630 crore penalty imposed on it by the Competition Commission of India for alleged one-sided contracts for flat buyers in Gurgaon. Senior counsel Harish Salve, while seeking adjournment of the hearing till Friday, told the apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave that to est...

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Ferguson trying to get back to normal

New York, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) The town of Ferguson in the US state of Missouri is trying to get back to normal after two nights of disturbances and rioting following the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer for shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, to death. Covered in a light blanket of snow, the streets of the St. Louis suburb were practically desert...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine safe, bolsters immunity

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report. The trials were conducted at US National Institutes of Health's clinical centre in Bethesda, Maryland. The candidate vaccine is co-develop...

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Australian batsman Phil Hughes is dead

Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a cricket ball died in hospital, authorities said Thursday. The incident took place when Hughes was playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes has died, said Cricket Australia in a statement Thursday. He never regained consciousness following his injury on...

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Natural shield 11,000 km above Earth stops radiation

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) In a pioneering feat, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Colorado in Boulder have discovered an invisible shield some 11,000 kms above Earth that works against the harmful radiation belt. High above Earth's atmosphere, electrons whiz past at close to the speed of light. Such ultra-relativistic electrons, which ...

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Nippy Thursday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) It was a misty, nippy morning here Thursday with a minimum temperature of 9.1 degrees Celsius. The sky will be mainly clear today (Thursday) and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 83 percent. Wednesday was pleasant as the maximum t...

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Germany introduces a female quota for senior corporate posts

Berlin, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Grand coalition has agreed to introduce a quota for women in senior corporate positions. Minister of Family Affairs Manuela Schwesig Wednesday said the law was an important step for equality because it would bring about a cultural change in the workplace. The quota stipulates that 30 percent of members of boards of direc...

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Sensex trades flat; IT stocks gain

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday was trading flat at 1.60 points or 0.01 percent up as IT stocks gained. Good buying was observed in IT and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,3...

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Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him

Tokyo, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports. The man, aspiring to enroll in Fukuoka Women's University's bachelor of nutrition programme, has gone to court with the argument that gender discrimination in public institutions of higher studies violates the Japane...

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Brown case highlights alarming pattern: Rights panel

Miami, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) The grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, spotlights an alarming pattern of law enforcement use of excessive force against people of colour, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has said. America must be honest with itself and acknowledge the profound...

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15 wins in a row great achievement: Ancelotti

Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has called Real Madrid's 15th straight victory a great achievement and said he expected Basel to advance in the Champions League. Real defeated Basel 1-0 Wednesday night to qualify for the knockout stage in the Champions League. Basel will take on England's Liverpool in the last group match with winner going to the last 16, reports ...

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Modi to campaign in Jammu Friday

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here Friday to address election rallies ahead of the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls. Bharatiya Janata Party sources here said Modi will address poll rallies in Udhampur and Poonch districts of Jammu region. Like the Kishtwar election rally, we are expecting record a attendance of BJP supporters at these rallie...

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41 prisoners flee Venezuela jail

Caracas, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) A total of 41 alleged criminals fled Wednesday morning from a jail in the central Venezuelan city of Los Teques in Miranda state. According to preliminary information, around 2 a.m. Wednesday a total of 41 prisoners took advantage of a hole in the wall of the jail at the Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (CICPC) headquarters in ...

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Taxes may keep Jolie from buying British property

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie, who has been considering buying property in Britain, says the proposed 'mansion tax' could prevent her from doing so. The actress is a regular visitor to Britain due to frequent shoots at Pinewood Studios here and has said that the proposals for the mansion tax -- which will tax houses worth more than two million pounds -- could keep her from...

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Nigerian opposition criticise government for currency devaluation

Abuja, Nov 27 (IANS) The All Progressives Congress(APC), Nigeria's main opposition party, Wednesday criticised the government for its move to devalue the country's currency naira. ]The party objected that the policy would hurt the national economy which depends heavily on imports, Xinhua reported. Oil prices have lost a third since June, putting pressure on naira which devalued ...

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Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours. A senior army officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu today,A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector in Poonch. Alert troopers foiled their attempt and pushed them back. Ther...

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Jolie spotted smoking post fight with Pitt

Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie was spotted smoking a cigarette on a hotel balcony here reportedly after she and her husband Brad Pitt engaged in a heated argument. According to weekly magazine In Touch, the 39-year-old, who has undergone a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against cancer, was caught with a cigarette in hand, reports dailymail.co.uk. The ne...

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Kate Moss plans Christmas 'glow'

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss is planning to spice up her look by adding more colourful metallics and shimmer to her beauty regime to give her skin a festive glow. The 40-year-old has decided to undergo an image makeover in the run up to the Christmas party season, adding her favourite St.Tropez products to her beauty regime to give her skin a radiant glow and conceal signs ...

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Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday. Responding to a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) request, a Merlin helicopter from Britain's 820 Naval Air Squadron lifted urgent supplies for ...

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