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One dead in Venezuela looting

Caracas, Aug 1 (IANS) One person was killed and over 60 were arrested after hundreds of people looted a supermarket in Venezuela, a media report said on Saturday. Hundreds of people, who were out shopping for scarce goods such as milk, rice and corn flour, broke into a supermarket, while others destroyed a government bus and nearby shops in Venezuela's San Felix city on Friday, Xinhua re...

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Protein implicated in Alzheimer's may have a brighter side

Melbourne, Aug 1 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease also has properties that could benefit human health. A shorter form of a protein called beta amyloid is present both in diseased and healthy brains, said the study that could help researchers better understand how Alzheimer's develops. We know that the shorter for...

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BJP to hold workers' training workshop in UP

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a two-day training programme for its workers in Bareilly starting Saturday, a party spokesman said. Under the 'Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Maha Prasikshan Abhiyaan', over two lakh workers of the state unit would be trained to expand the party base and inform people about the work done by the Narendra Modi government at the ce...

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Gold up on weak US data

Chicago, Aug 1 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose as the US employment cost index report was much worse than expected. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $6.4 (0.59 percent), to settle at $1,095.10 per ounce, Xinhua reported. A report released by the US department of labour showed the employment cost index risi...

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Gout drugs can treat alcohol-induced liver disease

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Two commonly used gout medications may offer protection from alcohol-induced liver disease and inflammation, a study says. The findings suggest that clinical trials in humans with alcoholic liver disease should be considered. This study should ultimately help patients with alcoholic liver disease to prevent or treat acute episodes of alcoholic hepatitis, a ...

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Four dead in England plane crash

London, Aug 1 (IANS) A private jet crashed into a car auction site in England killing all the four people aboard, police said. The jet crashed in Hampshire on Friday while attempting to make a landing, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. We can confirm that there were four people on board, including the pilot. There were no injuries sustained by anyone on the ground, police said...

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China's manufacturing activity declines

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing business activity declined slightly in July from the previous month, barely avoiding a contraction last seen in February, official data showed on Saturday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a key measure of factory activity in China, posted 50.0 in July, down from 50.2 in June, according to data compiled by the National Bureau...

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New therapy against cancer

Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) An innovative immunological therapy that attacks carcinogenic cells in humans by increasing the body's anti-tumour response was presented in Santiago city in Chile. The therapy is in the pre-clinical stage and its creator, Claudio Acuna, a researcher at the University of Santiago, has said the therapy will soon be patented in the United States, Xinhua news agency r...

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Rain likely in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning here on Saturday, and the Met Office has forecast rain in many areas of the city. The minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, while the maximum is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius. It will be a cloudy day. Rain could occur in many areas of the city, an official of the India...

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Malaysia awaiting debris verification results

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 1 (IANS) Malaysia is awaiting a verification as to whether the debris found on Reunion island is from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday. As of today, I haven't received a detailed verification report, Liow said. I would like to emphasise that we are waiting for the verification result and we hope it ca...

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Hillary Clinton gets a clean bill of health

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) As the US presidential race hots up, Hillary Clinton's personal physician released a statement saying she is physically fit to serve as president with health issues resulting from a 2012 health scare resolved. The health declaration came amid release of her tax returns from 2007 to 2014 and a separate State Department release of emails from Clinton's tenure as Se...

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Politicising the military: A strategic blunder

India's armed forces, apart from their role of safeguarding the nation, provide a bright strand in the national fabric, which represents the ideals of integrity, discipline, secularism and professional excellence. Since independence, they have embodied a proud pan-Indian martial tradition that promotes a sense of national unity and cohesion. In a region full of praetorian militaries, the...

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'Pardoning convicted lawmakers will embolden them'

Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Pardoning a convicted lawmaker's prison sentence for assaulting a government servant may embolden elected representatives to assault government servants in the future, the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) has said. Granting such a pardon will only embolden elected representatives to assault government servants in the future, GGEA president John Nazareth to...

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US House introduces resolution on India's Independence Day

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Ami Bera, Co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has introduced a resolution to recognize India's Independence Day and the significance of the US-India partnership. The resolution introduced by the lone Indian-American lawmaker commemorates the 68th anniversary of India's Independence Day on August 15, and celebrates the contributions of ...

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Shias being targeted, clerics to tell Mulayam

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Shia clerics will meet Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Delhi residence next week and tell him that members of their community were being targeted, a spokesman said on Saturday. The delegation comprising clerics from all across the country will also discuss with Yadav issues related to minority communities. At a meeting held at the residence ...

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China's manufacturing activity declines

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing business activity declined slightly in July as compared to the previous month, official data showed on Saturday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a key measure of factory activity in China, posted at 50.0 in July, down from 50.2 in June, Xinhua news agency reported. According to data compiled by the National Bureau of...

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Muslims being targeted, clerics to tell Mulayam

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Shia clerics will meet Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Delhi residence next week and tell him that members of their community were being targeted, a spokesman said on Saturday. The delegation comprising clerics from all across the country will also discuss with Yadav issues related to minority communities. At a meeting held at the residence ...

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Kalam an 'inspiration', says Ban Ki-moon

United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's inspiration to the world on Friday during a visit to the Indian Mission in New York as a special gesture of condolence. Ban said: The outpouring of grief around the world is a testament of the respect and inspiration he has garnered during and after his presidency. <...

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The fascinating journey of life-sustaining force on Earth: Water

Title: The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance; Author: Alok Jha; Publisher: Headline (Britain); Pages: 376; Price: Rs.499 Wonder where the water you just gulped down came from? The tap, the office water dispenser, under the earth or from the sky? Well, it actually landed on Earth from space some four billion years ago - covering an unknown journey of hundr...

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Four injured in UP temple stampede

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Four people were injured after a stampede broke out at a temple in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late Friday after there were rumours that the devotees could get electrocuted at the Thakur Banke Bihari temple. A district official told IANS that the barricade at Dauji Tiraha that leads to the temple broke and in ...

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