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New 'pain sensing' gene identified

London, May 26 (IANS) Examining rare individuals who are born unable to feel pain, an international team of researchers has identified a gene essential to make our brains sensitive to pain. The discovery could lead to new pain relief methods. We are very hopeful that this new gene could be an excellent candidate for drug development, said the study's first author Ya-Chun Chen fro...

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Hot Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Tuesday morning offered little respite to Delhiites from the blistering heat as the temperature settled at 28 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast that the day temperatures will soar to 45.5 degrees Celsius. Dust storms could occur in some areas of Delhi, said an official of the India Meteorological Depar...

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Modi government will tackle black money issue: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led central government is determined to tackle the black money issue, BJP president Amit Shah said here on Tuesday. The Modi government is determined to tackle the black money issue, said Amit Shah while addressing the media on the completion of one year of NDA government. Shah also said the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) gov...

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Curiosity rover begins new journey on Mars

Washington, May 26 (IANS) Unable to reach a comparable geological contact farther south on Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity rover has now approached an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary. Such geological contacts can reveal clues about how environmental conditions that produced one type of rock were related to conditions that produced the other. Two weeks ago, C...

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Airport objects mystery solved: Two held for releasing balloons

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Mumbai Police on Tuesday solved the mystery of the 'unknown floating objects' over the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which have been identified as advertising balloons and detained two people in connection with the incident, officials said. The duo is employed with an event management company and accused of releasing at least four-five balloons in the v...

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India needs to go deeper into Latin America

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a crackling diplomatic pace for his government. Barely two months after being sworn in, he was in Brazil in July 2014, where he met 12 Latin American leaders on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. This triggered a more active engagement with a region benignly ignored by India despite its huge potential. India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dha...

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Amit Shah to address media on Tuesday

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has called a press conference on Tuesday on the party's completion of one year in power at the centre. The press conference is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. at the party's headquaters in the national capital. ...

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North Korea building artillery positions near sea border

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) North Korea is building artillery positions in an uninhabited island just above the inter-Korean maritime border, South Korean military said on Tuesday. Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said that North Korean military is constructing facilities in the island of Gal, some 4.5 km north of the South Korea's border island of Yeonpyeong, Xinhua news agency reported...

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Sensex trades flat in morning session

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading flat at 1.50 points or 0.01 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 4.75 points or 0.06 percent down at 8,365.50 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchan...

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Myanmar to repatriate 200 Bangladeshi boat migrants

Yangon, May 26 (IANS) Myanmar authorities will repatriate 200 Bangladeshi boat people rescued by Myanmar navy under an agreement between the two countries, a media report said on Tuesday. The 200 migrants out of 208, sheltered at relief camps in Ale Thankyaw village of Maungtaw in Rakhine state, were scrutinised as Bangladeshi citizens from Cox's Bazar, Chittagong and northern Dhaka wh...

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Researchers find new way to treat diabetic blindness

Washington, May 26 (IANS) US researchers said they have found a new way to restore the eyesight in patients who have a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes. The key is to block a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, when it comes to treating and preventing diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, they reported in the US jour...

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Six countries to attend Track Cycling Cup in Cuba

Havana, May 26 (IANS) Athletes from six countries were confirmed to participate at the Track Cycling Cup Cuba 2015, said Hector Ruiz, president of the Cuban cycling federation. The event will be staged on May 27-30 in the velodrome Reinaldo Paseiro, in Havana, featuring competitors from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and the host, Xinhua news agen...

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Real Madrid sack coach Ancelotti

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Real Madrid sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after two years in charge of the team on Monday, a media report said on Tuesday. The news was given by club President, Florentino Perez at a press conference held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium which followed a meeting of the club's Board of Directors, Xinhua reported. Ancelotti leaves the Bernabeu after a season i...

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Charli XCX passed out in Katy Perry's toilet

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Singer Charli XCX passed out in Katy Perry's toilet when she first met the Roar hitmaker. I passed out in her toilet. I'd been out the night before because we'd finished a video shoot and I rolled straight to this barbecue and it was a bit of a nightmare. I had one drink and was like, 'Oh god, game over', Charli XCX told Fabulous magazine, reports femalefirst.c...

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China rolls out military roadmap of "active defence" strategy

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China issued its first white paper on military strategy on Tuesday, stressing the active defence guideline and pledging closer international security cooperation. The strategy adheres to the unity of strategic defense and operational and tactical offense, according to the white paper China's Military Strategy issued by the State Council Information Office, reports ...

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South Korea, US, Japan to hold talks on North Korea n-programme

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) Top negotiators of South Korea, the US and Japan plan to meet in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss the North Korea's nuclear programme and ways of resuming the long-stalled six-party talks to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. Bilateral talks would be held on Tuesday among the three diplomats, who represent their respective countries in the six-party talks, according to So...

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Air France jet escorted by US fighters after chemical weapons threat

New York, May 26 (IANS) An Air France passenger jet coming from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after an anonymous telephone threat, authorities said. Local media reported on Monday that the unidentified caller said that the Air France plane had a chemical weapon on board. The FBI said in a statement that the mili...

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Nine dead in Brazil prison riot

Sao Paulo, May 26 (IANS) The prison riot that broke out over the weekend in the Brazilian state of Bahia ended late Monday with nine inmates dead, four injured and about 70 people freed who had been held hostage by the prisoners, authorities said. Prison directors announced that a commission of councilors and representatives of human-rights organisations came to an agreement with the rio...

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38 dead in China rest home fire

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Thirty-eight people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out in a rest home in central China's Henan Province late Monday, said authorities on Tuesday. The fire broke out at 7.55 p.m. Monday in an apartment building of the privately-owned Kangleyuan rest home in Lushan County, Pingdingshan City, said the Henan Provincial Work Safety Administration,...

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Tornado kills at least 13 in Mexican border with US

Mexico City, May 26 (IANS) At least 13 people died after a violent tornado hit northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna, said a government official. Up to now 13 people have been officially confirmed dead, said Luis Felipe Puente on Monday, head of the Secretariat of the Interior's ( Segob) National Coordination for Civil Protection, via his personal Twitter account, Xinhua reported.<...

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