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Google doodles 'father' of periodic table on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev on his 182nd birth anniversary. Born on February 8, 1834, Mendeleev is popularly known as the Father of Periodic Table. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some al...

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Ecuador striker Bolanos joins Brazil's Gremio

Rio De Janeiro, Feb 8 (IANS) Gremio have signed Ecuador international striker Miler Bolanos, the Brazilian club confirmed on Sunday. In a statement on Twitter, Gremio said they secured Bolanos on a three-year deal from Ecuadorian outfit Emelec, Xinhua news agency reported. China's Changchun Yatai and reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Corinthians were also reportedly interested...

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Tokyo stocks open lower

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) Tokyo stocks lost ground from the off Monday following Wall Street's closing low at the end of last week following under par jobs data. As of 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 240. 15 points, or 1.43 percent, from Friday to 16,579.44, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchang...

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Emma Watson dating American tech wizard?

London, Feb 8(IANS) Actress Emma Watson is reportedly dating a 35-year-old American Ivy League graduate William Knight, who is more commonly known as Mack and describes himself as a tech and business entrepreneur wizard. According to a source, Mack is just a normal, down-to-earth guy who has nothing to do with Hollywood, and Emma loves that. The 25-year-old Watson, previously da...

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Japan to adopt parliamentary resolution to protest North Korea's missile launch

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) Bipartisan lawmakers in Japan will convene on Tuesday and are widely expected to adopt a resolution protesting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) launch of a long range rocket on Sunday. Both ruling and opposition party representatives confirmed on Monday that a plenary session of each of Japan's parliamentary caucuses will convene Tuesday to adopt the...

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Kerry reaffirms US security commitment to South Korea, Japan

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday reaffirmed the ironclad US commitment to the security and defence of Japan and South Korea, following the satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Kerry spoke separately via phone with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida regarding the launch ...

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Elton John ends eight year feud with mother

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Elton John has ended his eight year feud with his mother Sheila. The 68-year-old singer has been at loggerheads with his mother for so many years, but has revealed they recently reconnected and are now back on good terms, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Rocket Man hitmaker said: Out of respect for my mother's privacy, I have always shied away from ...

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UN Security Council condemns North Korea's missile launch

United Nations, Feb 8 (IANS) The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the launch using ballistic missile technology by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday, said a press statement of the council. This launch, as well as any other DPRK launch that uses ballistic missile technology, even if characterised as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle, con...

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Why Cliff Richard's case taking so long: Friends

Los Angels, Feb 8 (IANS) Friends of pop star Sir Cliff Richard have blasted the length of time a police investigation against the singer has taken saying he is being subjected to a celebrity witch hunt. The probe which is more than 500 days old, is still under investigation by the police and friends of Cliff Richard have slammed them for taking so long, reports mirror.co.uk. It ...

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Peter Andre injured while exercising

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS)Singer Peter Andre crashed into a brick wall when his treadmill broke down. The Behind Closed Doors hitmaker is hunting for a new running machine after his malfunctioned during his work-out, leaving him bruised, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Something really funny happened to me last week. I was training with my mate Carl and for some reason my faithful runn...

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Taiwan quake death toll rises to 33

Taipei, Feb 8 (IANS) The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan had climbed to 33, Xinhua reported. The collapse of the Wei Guan building, the most seriously damaged, has killed 31. At about 1:50 p.m. local time, rescuers pulled from the Wei Guan building a man in his 20s, who later died. A six-month-old girl was rescued but died. Her father was also am...

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Lily James dances like men

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Lily James says she dances like men when she is out in the pubs. The 26-year-old says she loves finding a place where she can get down and dirty, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I love going out, going to the pub, and finding somewhere you can dance and get down and dirty, a bit dubsteppy. I kind of dance like a man and hold my crotch, Glamour magazi...

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Kailash Kher's Kailasa enchants Nashik at SulaFest

Nashik, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher's band Kailasa enthralled music aficionados at the ninth edition of the SulaFest here with their brand of soulful, euphonious music. Performing on the second and final day of the SulaFest -- a popular gourmet world music festival here -- Kailasa took to the stage amid a roaring reception. The packed crowd, which was enjoying other performances thr...

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When Cindy Crawford was worried because of Prince William

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford reminisced that she was worried about looking frumpy in front of Prince Williams when he was a teenager when she visited him at Kensington Palace. Crawford shared that she was worried about her looks when invited to the Kensington Palace by late Princess Diana, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I was like, 'What do I wear?' because Dia...

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Spanish police detain six suspected jihadists in three cities

MAdrid, Feb 8 (IANS) Spanish security forces detained six people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) and Jabhat al Nusra groups in an operation carried out in the early hours of Sunday morning. The arrests were carried out in the cities of Alicante and Valencia on the east coast of Spain and in the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta, Xinhua reported. The Spanish In...

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Leopard enters Bengaluru school, trapped after injuring five

Bengaluru, Feb 7 (IANS) A male leopard was on Sunday tranquilized and trapped after it quietly entered a private school in the city and injured five people, a wildlife official said. We bolted the room in which the leopard was hiding and tranquilized it with one shot through the mesh and ferried in a cage to the Bannerghatta zoo, Karnataka chief wildlife warden Ravi Ralph told IANS here....

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Pro Kabaddi: Bengal Warriors beat Puneri Paltan 33-28

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Bengal Warriors pulled off a win in their very first outing at home in season 3 of the Pro Kabaddi League as they beat Puneri Paltan 33-28 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Nitin Tomar emerged hero for the hosts as he grabbed 11 points. Manjeet Chhillar's lion-hearted effort of 13 points for the Paltan thus went in vain. His three super tackles in...

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Communal tension in Nagaland after couple shot dead

Kiphire (Nagaland), Feb 7 (IANS) Communal tension broke out in Kiphire district of Nagaland on Sunday after a couple travelling in a car was shot dead by two motorbike-riding assailants. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure that prohibits unlawful assembly has been imposed in the district. According to police, the husband, a government school teacher belonging to the San...

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Leopard enters Bengaluru school, trapped after injuring five

Bengaluru, Feb 7 (IANS) A male leopard was on Sunday tranquilized and trapped after it quietly entered a private school in the city and injured five people, a wildlife official said. We got a call from Vibgyor Public School in the evening that a leopard had jumped over the compound wall and was seen on CCTV cameras passing through an empty classroom and entering a room with a mesh cover,...

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Woman student of Delhi varsity murdered, friend held

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The body of a 21-year-old woman student of Delhi University, who had gone missing a few days back, was on Sunday recovered from a shaft of her friend's residence, police said. The friend has been arrested. Police said the body of Arzoo Singh was found in a semi-burnt condition from her friend's house in Model Town area of north Delhi. The matter came to li...

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