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New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Researchers have discovered two new fossil fish species that could swing the jaws open extra wide, like a parachute, from the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet. These fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys were estimated to be more than 6.5 feet long and fed on plankton. Rhinconichthys are except...

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Athletic Bilbao's Aduriz eager for Spain selection

Bilbao (Spain), Feb 9 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz said he would like to get selected in the Spain squad and be called in March for the friendlies against Italy and Romania in preparation for Euro 2016 in France. The Basque striker, who this season scored 20 goals with Athletic, is on the shortlist of candidates to join the Spanish team in the next commitments, as has been...

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India sanctions funds for railway link with Bangladesh

Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) Six years after the finalisation of a new India-Bangladesh railway project, the Indian government has sanctioned Rs.580 crore for the vital rail link, an official said here on Tuesday. The Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway project was finalised in January 2010 when Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dur...

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Khloe Kardashian splits from James Harden?

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is said to have split from boyfriend James Harden. She dumped him weeks ago, a source told usmagazine.com. Khloe was first reported to be dating Harden in July last year and was spotted kissing him in August at Kylie Jenner's 18th birthday party. News of their split kept coming in the following months but Khloe ...

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Only doing two films for now, clarifies Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says she currently has only two films - Ghazi and a yet untitled movie under the Rising Sun Films banner -- in her kitty. Her clarification follows rumours that she has been offered a role in a Yash Raj Films venture. For all the speculations and source stories, I'm right now on for #Ghazi and an untitled movie under #RisingSunFilms ONLY...

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Censor board itself is a farce in democracy: Manoj Bajpayee

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose forthcoming film Aligarh dwelling on homosexuality received an 'A' certificate from the Central Board for Film Certification, believes the concept of a censor board itself is a farce in a democracy. Directed by Hansal Mehta, Aligarh is a film on the real-life story of Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor at Aligarh Muslim University ...

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Traffic gases linked to facial dark spots

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Have you observed formation of dark spots on the cheeks of women over the age 50? A new study has revealed a link between traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases with the formation of dark spots on the skin of women. In addition to particulate matter, traffic-related air pollution is characterised by increased concentration of nitrogen dioxid...

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Kings XI appoint Miller as skipper

Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Tuesday appointed South African David Miller as their captain for Season 9 of the Twenty20 extravaganza. Miller has been associated with Kings XI since Season 4. David Miller is one of the most talented and explosive players in contemporary cricket and we are so ...

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Harshvardhan Rane draws attention to abused elephants

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who has ventured into Bollywood with Sanam Teri Kasam, is trying to draw people's attention towards the condition of abused elephants, which are used for tourist joyrides. In Harshvardhan's new campaign for animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, he stands bare-chested in chains next to the tagline...

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Barcelona, Sevilla in an almost-finished Cup mission

Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) Spanish football clubs Barcelona and Sevilla will play their second leg in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey next Wednesday and Thursday against Valencia and Celta Vigo respectively. The two matches are a forgone conclusion after Barcelona thrashed Valencia 7-0 in the first leg while Sevilla stunned Celta Vigo 4-0, reports Efe. Barcelona will be heading to ...

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Air pollution increases asthma risk in babies

Toronto, Feb 9 (IANS) Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of five, finds a new study. Exposure to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy increases the risk of developing asthma during the first five years of life, even in urban areas with relatively low levels of poll...

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HC dismisses plea for probe into alleged DDCA malpractices

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by former Indian cricketers Kirti Azad and Bishan Singh Bedi demanding a court-monitored investigation by the CBI into alleged criminal offence committed by DDCA officials. Justice Manmohan refused to entertain the plea, saying the petition was premature while noting that the Central Bureau of Investigation (C...

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Nadal, Pau Gasol voted most popular athletes in Spain

Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) Tennis player Rafael Nadal and NBA basketball player Pau Gasol were voted the most popular Spanish athletes in the country, according to survey made by multinational consulting firm Lagardere. The survey, conducted last December and released on Monday, included 600 respondents in Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, reports Efe. Nadal topped the list with 99.9 on t...

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Shark nets can't protect swimmers in Australian waters

Canberra, Feb 9 (IANS) Shark nets used at most Australian beaches to protect swimmers have failed to reduce chances of being attacked, a new research revealed on Tuesday. Analysis of data compiled over 50 years by Laurie Laurenson, from Victoria state's Deakin University, has found no correlation between the population of sharks and the number of attacks, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Salman goes clean-shaven for 'Sultan'

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is prepping for his upcoming film Sultan, looks clean-shaven yet rugged in the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial. The film's first look saw the Dabangg star flaunt his fit physique and moustachioed get-up. The latest look shared by the actor shows him in a completely different light. In the image, the actor's look has a subtle ruggedness ...

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Real Sociedad clobber Espanyol 5-0

Cornella de Llobregat (Spain), Feb 9 (IANS) Spanish football club Espanyol suffered an embarrassing 0-5 home defeat here by Real Sociedad, who picked up their first away win in La Liga since Eusebio Sacristan replaced David Moyes as coach in November. The Catalan club never recovered after falling behind 0-2 in the first seven minutes on Monday. Jonathas scored for Real in the fifth minu...

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'Volkswagen joined MRF to synergise motorsport associations'

Greater Noida, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian motor sport saw a huge change recently when Volkswagen decided to walk out of the JK Tyre Racing Championship to join the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC)-promoted National Racing Championship that is supported by MRF tyres. The German vehicle manufacturer said the switch was to synergise all their existing motor sport associations with the Chennai-based...

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Four of family killed in Delhi fire

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Four members of a family died when a major fire broke out at their house here early on Tuesday, an official of the Delhi Fire Services said. The accident occurred around 5.45 a.m. at their house in Dilshad Garden in east Delhi. A woman was seriously injured in the fire. We sent eight fire tenders at the spot and the fire was doused by 7.05 a.m. Fire fight...

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Sikh American actor barred from flight in Mexico

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Sikh American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia says he was barred from boarding a flight home to New York from Mexico because he refused to remove his turban during a security check. Ahluwalia, according to the New York Times, said Monday he checked in at the Aeroméxico counter at Mexico City's international airport about 5:30 a.m. and was given ...

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Implantable device could help shrink pancreatic tumours

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) An implantable device can deliver a particularly toxic cocktail of drugs directly to the highly lethal pancreatic tumours to stunt their growth or in some cases, shrink them -- all while showing signs that the rest of the body would be spared of the toxic side effects, new research has found. We use the device to hit the primary tumor hard, said one of the research...

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