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IS sent message to scribe's family before killing him

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Militants of The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group sent an email to the family of US journalist James Foley warning of his imminent execution a week before releasing the video of his decapitation in Syria, where he was kidnapped in November 2012. GlobalPost, one of the news services for which Foley worked, Thursday published the message, which was rec...

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Preity allegations: Fourth witness supports Wadia

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The fourth witness called in by Ness Wadia in connection with allegations levelled by Preity Zinta against him told the Mumbai police Friday that everything was normal between the two celebrities May 30 during a cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium, here. The witness - Nimish Mahintura - said that on that night the incident is alleged to have occurred both appeare...

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Feeling good at work may lead to negative outcomes

London, Aug 22 (IANS) Contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes, says research. The findings of the studies challenge the widely held assumption that in the workplace positive emotions generate or engender a positive outcome, and vice versa, said Dirk Lindebaum from University of Liverpool in Br...

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Milkha, Bishen join online petition against FIBA's patka ban

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Sports personalities Milkha Singh and Bishen Singh Bedi have joined hands with Kalgidhar Society to launch an online petition to protest against discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players wearing patkas. Launched July 26 on Change.org (http://change.org/letsikhsplay), the petition is addressed to International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It has been ...

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Housing sector needs innovative loan: RBI

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Providers of housing loans should introduce innovative products like savings-linked loans while the credit risk in case of low ticket accounts should be internalised through insurance covers, a senior RBI official said Friday. Stressing the need for financial innovation in case of housing loan products Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor R. Gandhi said one s...

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Zimbabwe all-rounder reported for suspected illegal bowling action

Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Thursday, an ICC release said Friday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza Thurs...

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ULFA leader Chetia wants to return to India: daily

Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) ULFA leader Anup Chetia, now in a Bangladesh jail, has reportedly expressed a desire to return to India where he is wanted for murder, abduction and extortion, bdnews24.com reported Friday. An Indian diplomat, identified as J.P. Singh, reportedly met Chetia at the Kashimpur High Security Central Jail Thursday, the report said. Asked if he was interested in repatriati...

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Soon, laser device to measure blood sugar levels

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Diabetics may soon monitor their blood glucose levels without pricking themselves to draw blood as researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar. With this work we hope to improve the lives of many diabetes sufferers who depend on frequent blood glucose monitoring, said Claire Gmachl, a professor at Princeton University in the U...

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Kapil Sharma to shoot for Abbas-Mustan's film in November

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who is set to make his Bollywood debut with director duo Abbas-Mustan's untitled film, is looking forward to it and says he will start shooting for the film in November. I will start shooting in November for Abbas-Mustan's film. The title of the film has not been decided yet, Kapil told reporters here Thursday at the music lau...

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Building collapses in Srinagar, 6 rescued

Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) An old two-storey private building which was in the process of being demolished in Parraypora area of Srinagar collapsed this morning, police said. Six people have been extricated from the debris so far. It is not clear how many people are trapped under the debris. Those rescued said there were 10 people working inside when the building came down, police ...

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Help fulfil vision of 'housing for all': PM tells IITs

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked the IITs to use technology for building economical and eco-friendly houses to help fulfill the government's vision of housing for all. Contribute towards fulfilling the vision of housing for all through technology which would enable rapid construction of economical, eco-friendly and structurally sound houses, Modi said ad...

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Six rescued after building collapses in Srinagar, more feared trapped

Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Six people were rescued after a building collapsed Friday in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, while the police said rescue operations are on to locate those still feared trapped under the debris. It was not clear how many people are trapped under the debris. Those rescued said there were 10 people working inside when the building came down, police said. ...

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Canadian gaming start-up to launch India operations

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Play It Interactive, a Canada-based mobile gaming start-up, will invest $1.1 million (Rs.6.6 crore) to drive its business and product development in India. This round of financing will allow Play It Interactive to build on opportunities in India and surrounding countries, said Cory Cleveland, president and co-founder of Play It Interactive We are excited ab...

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Indian-American educator to help India with hospital management

Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 22 (IANS) Indian American scientist Pradeep K. Khosla, who heads one of the world's largest public research universities, plans to strengthen ties with India in the area of hospital management and hopes the Indian government will bring in policies to ease the commercialisation of research. I want to first work with IIT-Kharagpur because this is an opportunity...

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Decoded: How hummingbirds detect sweetness

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Hummingbirds are highly specialised nectar feeders and you cannot even fool them by sugar substitute that sweetens most diet cola. Now, scientists have discovered how hummingbirds' ability to detect sweetness evolved from an ancestral savory taste receptor that is mostly tuned to flavours in amino acids. After cloning the genes for taste receptors from chi...

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Tajikistan to play football friendly against Belarus

Dushanbe, Aug 22 (IANS) Tajikistan will play friendly against Belarus at Borisov Arena Sep 4, the Football Federation of Tajikistan (FFT) said Friday. According to FFT, Georgi Kondratiev, the coach of Belarusian team, has announced his squad which consists of three goalkeepers, seven defenders, 11 midfielders and two strikers, reports Xinhua. Tajikistan is currently in 120th plac...

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Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. Police arrived at the site of her protest here in the morning and arrested her despite resistance from S...

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NASA plans to send rats to space for longer duration

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) NASA is planning to send rats to space for longer duration. Rats have flown to space before but the new rat-stronauts will stay between 30 and 90 days, depending on the how soon they can get transported on the roundtrip, space.com reported. This will allow animals to be studied for longer period of time on space station missions, said Julie Robinson, chief...

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Say cheese if you want a mouth-watering pizza

London, Aug 22 (IANS) How sumptuous you find a pizza has a lot to do with how yummy the cheese looks. Now, a study reveals that the elasticity, moisture, water activity and transition temperature all influence the colour uniformity of cheeses. The researchers evaluated the pizza-baking performance of different cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar, colby, Edam, Emmental, Gruyere and provo...

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OPEC daily basket price closes 49 cents lower

Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $99.03 a barrel Thursday, compared to $99.52 Wednesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (...

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