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Atletico Madrid win 3-0 against Shanghai SIPG

Shanghai, Aug 5 (IANS) Visiting Atletico Madrid beat Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai SIPG 3-0 in their fourth warm-up match. Shanghai's key players Wu Lei, Yu Hai and Cai Huikang missed the match as they turned out for the Chinese national team in the East Asian Cup, reports Xinhua. Atletico's Antoine Griezmann found the net in the 10th and 25th minute, giving his team a...

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Brazil to play Costa Rica in friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Brazil will play Costa Rica in an international friendly in New Jersey on September 5, the country's football federation has said. The clash at Red Bull Arena will be followed by another friendly against the United States at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, three days later, reports Xinhua. Brazil and Costa Rica last met in 2011 when th...

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Frequent flyers lose health, family love too

The appealing images of a traveller portrayed in the media do not take into account the damaging side effects such as jet-lag, deep vein thrombosis, radiation exposure, stress, loneliness and distance from community and family networks. You must have seen a man in a sharp suit, reclining in a leather chair, laptop open in front of him, a smiley stewardess serving a scotch and soda.

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Australian experts to examine suspected wreckage of MH370

Melbourne, Aug 5 (IANS) Australian experts have travelled to France to help examine the recently found aircraft wreckage and determine if it belongs to the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an official said on Wednesday. The expert from Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will join the French and Malaysian-led investigation team on Wednesday in Toulouse, France, to work on this issu...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha again witnessed a disruption on Wednesday and was adjourned till 12 noon. On Tuesday, the upper house was adjourned for the day after opposition members raised slogans against the government and accused it of being dictatorial. ...

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MP train accidents: Digvijaya demands Prabhu's resignation

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday demanded Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation over the twin train accident in Madhya Pradesh. At least 27 people were killed in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district when the Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express and Mumbai-bound Janata Express trains derailed and fell into Kali Machak river around midnight on Tu...

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3 Indian-Americans show their innovations to Obama

Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama celebrated his birthday in an unusual way by hosting the first-ever White House Demo Day where innovators from around the country, including three Indian-Americans, 'demoed' their individual stories. As a birthday treat to me, I thought I'd invite business leaders, investors, and government officials here for the first-ever White House Demo...

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Rapid stun Ajax to stay in contention for Champions League

The Hague, Aug 5 (IANS) Ajax crashed out of the third qualifying round of the Champions League after losing 2-3 at home to Rapid Wien, with the first match in Vienna last Wednesday having ended in a 2-2 draw. Last week in Austria, Ajax gave away a 2-0 lead at half-time and this time in Amsterdam it was the other way around on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. After Ajax midfielder Daley S...

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Woman injured in Pakistan firing on LoC in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) A civilian was injured in unprovoked firing overnight by the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region, police said. A woman identified as Naseema Begum was injured when the Pakistani Army fired at Indian positions on the LoC in Poonch district at 11.30 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday), a senior police officer told IANS here on Wednesday. ...

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Can never be a part of a brain-dead film: Richa Chadha

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) She has carved a permanent place in the showbiz world by taking non-conventional route from portraying a hot-headed don in Fukrey to a small town girl fighting taboos around sex in Masaan. Actress Richa Chadha says she is not averse to the idea of doing a commercial movie, but can never be a part of a brain-dead film. I'm doing 'Cabaret', which is a commercial fil...

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Government shouldn't play nannies to us: Kabir Khan

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) In the wake of a ban on 857 pornographic websites in India, Bollywood director Kabir Khan has said that the government shouldn't exercise a blanket ban on such things since adults know where to draw the limits. I just feel that the government shouldn't play nannies to all of us...we're all grown up individuals. One is not saying that everything about porn is right, i...

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Why 'offline' rehearsal can make memory permanent

Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) Rehearsing in the brain after learning something new can help solidify memory by stimulating electrical activity in the brain, says a new study. Learning is thought to occur 'online' by creating new or strengthened synaptic connections, one of the authors of the study Clayton Dickson, psychology professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. How...

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15 policemen dead in Columbia helicopter crash

Bogota, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 15 policemen have died in a helicopter crash in Antiquita province due to a technical failure. Fifteen policemen aboard were killed and two injured in the crash in a jungle area of the province, police said. The police officers were part of a special operation to tackle down criminal gangs operating in the area, including the most feared Usaga Clan, ...

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Seven die of Legionnaires' disease in New York

New York, Aug 5 (IANS) Seven people died and 86 infected due to the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The mayor presented the updated figures on Tuesday, saying the current situation has likely already reached its peak and cases are likely to decline in the upcoming weeks, reported Xinhua news agency. We will continue to be vigilant on al...

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Dollar rises

New York, Aug 5 (IANS) The dollar has gained against most major currencies as US economic data came in better-than-expected. New orders for manufactured goods in June increased $8.7 billion (1.8 percent) to $478.5 billion, slightly above market estimates, Xinhua quoted the commerce department as saying on Tuesday. This increase, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, fol...

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Helpline booth in Bihar after train derailment in MP

Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) The East Central Railway has set up a helpline booth at Patna junction to provide information to family members of passengers who were travelling on the Mumbai-bound Janata Express train which got derailed, officials on Wednesday said. At least 19 people were killed in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district overnight when the Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express and Mumbai-bound ...

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Rahul condoles loss of lives in MP train mishaps

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of twin train accident in Madhya Pradesh. At least 19 people were killed in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district when the Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express and Mumbai-bound Janata Express trains derailed and fell into Kali Machak river around midnight on Tuesday, au...

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Omar Abdullah expresses concern over Udhampur attack

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said that the attack on Border Security Force (BSF) convoy on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district is worrying. An attack on this stretch of the NH after a very long time. Worrying development because area was militant free, Omar said in a tweet on Wednesday. Two Border Security Force pe...

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How deadly brain disease spreads from gut

London, Aug 5 (IANS) Offering hope for early detection of prion disease, a difficult to detect deadly brain condition in humans and farm animals, researchers have found how the proteins that cause the disorder spread from our gut. Until now, it was not known the proteins - called prions - spread from the gut to the brain after consuming contaminated meat. We need a greater unders...

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Jupiter can help decode Earth's weather system better

Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Learning more about Jupiter and its Great Red Spot could help scientists understand the Earth's weather system better, says a NASA expert. Jupiter's weather functions under the same physics as Earth just millions of miles farther from the sun. Jupiter studies will also improve our understandings of worlds beyond our solar system. Looking at as man...

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