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Lady Gaga collaborates with Giorgio Moroder

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga's new album is being worked on by Giorgio Moroder. The critically-acclaimed producer has revealed that he has written five or six tracks for the forthcoming studio record, but he missed a recent studio session with Gaga because he fell ill, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I was supposed to be in the studio with (Gaga) a week ago, but I got...

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Family of missing Mexican scribe seeks DNA evidence

Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS) The family of a Mexican reporter who has been missing since Jan 2 and was declared dead by the authorities, has asked for DNA proof of his identity, a media report said Tuesday. Jorge Sanchez, son of the abducted journalist Moises Sanchez, said he and his family have doubts that the body officials claimed to be the victim's is really his father's. I che...

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Obama works the crowd, pumps flesh American-style

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) That US President Barack Obama knows how to work the crowds was evident from his address at the Siri Fort Auditorium where he had a predominantly young crowd screaming out his name, repeatedly applauding him and vying with one another to clasp his hands as well as that of his wife Michelle when both of them came down to interact with the audience. The hour-long, ...

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Owe my Padma Shri to god: Shillong Chamber Choir founder

Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Neil Nongkynrih, founder of the world-renowned Shillong Chamber Choir that once performed for US President Barack Obama, says he owes his Padma Shri to god and the support of his ensemble and family. Obviously god! In my case, my lord and savior Jesus Christ. And then, of course, to the firm support of the choir, my family and all my other friends and fans of our ...

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iPS-derived cells assimilable with heart tissues: Researchers

Osaka, Jan 27 (IANS) A research team of Japan's Osaka University has announced that it has proved myocardial cells developed from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells could assimilate with heart tissues of rats and function continuously, which marks a big step towards clinical research of treating human heart diseases with iPS cells. The team said it had cooperated with National Cerebral...

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Boeing, SpaceX working on cheaper flights to ISS: NASA

Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US space agency NASA has said that future manned spaceflights to the International Space Station (ISS) could save millions of dollars using spacecraft currently being developed by private US companies Boeing and SpaceX. NASA's commercial crew programme manager Kathy Lueders told a webcast press conference Monday that the average cost to fly US astronauts on Boei...

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Scientists identify brain's thirst switch

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Neuroscientists have identified neurons that trigger our sense of thirst and the ones that turn it off. The findings could lead to new therapies for dehydration and excessive thirst. For years, researchers have suspected that thirst is regulated by neurons in the subfornical organ (SFO) in the hypothalamus. But it has been difficult to pinpoint the...

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Tiny probes to investigate Jupiter's atmosphere

Toronto, Jan 27 (IANS) Planetary scientists are considering firing a swarm of tiny probes - each with a different sensor - into the clouds of Jupiter and grab data as they fall before burning up in the giant planet's atmosphere. The probes would last an estimated 15 minutes. Transmitting 20 megabits of data over 15 minutes would be sufficient to allow scientists to get a picture ...

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Swimmer Park faces hearing after positive dope test

Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) South Korean Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan is facing a hearing by FINA, the sport's world governing body, over his positive doping test. The news of Park's positive test emerged Monday, and his Seoul-based agency Team GMP, while confirming the result, blamed it on an injection given by a local hospital, reports South Korean news agency Yonhap. The K...

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Body of Khaleda Zia's son brought to Dhaka

Dhaka, Jan 27 (IANS) The coffin of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman KoKo was brought to Dhaka on a flight from Kuala Lumpur Tuesday. Several senior Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders were present at the Hazrat Shahzalal International Airport in Dhaka to receive the body and take it to Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office, bdnews24.com reported. ...

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'Mission: Impossible V' to release in summer

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise's highly-anticipated film Mission: Impossible V will release in US July 31 instead of Dec 25, Paramount has announced. Other movies released on that date include Jake Gyllenhaal-starer Southpaw, Point Break and Ryan Reynolds' drama film Selfless. The studio has further announced that the previous slot occupied by the action film would ...

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Miss Universe Paulina Vega wants to set right example

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Newly crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega feels she has set an example for young girls to become intelligent women with a great heart The Colombian beauty left behind 87 contestants, including India's Noyonita Lodh, to win the crown in Miami Sunday night. The 22-year-old opened up about winning the title in an interview with people.com saying: When we parti...

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'Facebook Lite' launched for low-end Android phones

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called Facebook Lite for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets. It is just 252 KB in size and can be used by those on 2G internet connections, Techcrunch reported. The app is based on Snaptu, Facebook's feature phone client. It includes some native Andro...

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BJP-called shutdown in Kerala cripples normal life

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala called by the BJP Tuesday demanding the resignation of the state finance minister left most of the roads deserted and shopping and commercial establishments shut. The Bharatiya Janata Party in the state, where it is yet to open its account in the 140-member assembly, has demanded that Finance Minister K.M. Man...

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Manali receives more snowfall

Shimla, Jan 27 (IANS) The picturesque tourist resort Manali and Shimla's upper areas like Kufri, Narkanda, Jubbal and Kotkhai experienced moderate spells of snowfall Tuesday, a weather official said. The temperatures remained below freezing point at most places in the state with widespread snow and rain, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS. However, it rained ...

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B-Town mourns death of 'Common Man' R.K. Laxman

Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) India has lost its morning smile, said Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor on the demise of legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic The Common Man. Here's what they tweeted: Anil Kapoor: Saddened to hear about the demise of #RKLaxman Had the privilege to be sketched by the legendary artist. Anupam Kher: With RK Laxman's ...

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Obama's 'DDLJ' moment in India

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood's impact was evident when US President Barack Obama made a reference to a memorable dialogue from iconic Hindi movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, during his address at the Siri Fort Auditorium here Tuesday. Obama said that on his visit to India in 2010, he had experienced some 'bhangra'. He also recounted dancing with some children in Mumbai, b...

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Pakistan seeks help from China, US to avoid blackouts

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan has sought support from China and the US to introduce technology that could prevent nationwide power breakdowns due to sabotage, Water and Power Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif said at a news conference. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the finance ministry to urgently arrange for PKRs.4,000 crore (nearly $400 million), last week, to impor...

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Seven killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Seven people were killed and four were injured in a collision Tuesday between two vehicles in Telangana's Mahabubnagar district, police said. Six of the victims were from Maharashtra and the seventh hailed from Kerala. The accident occurred at Kommireddypalli in Addakula mandal of Mahabubnagar district, about 125 km from here. A multi-utility vehi...

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Cartoonist R.K. Laxman to get a memorial

Pune, Jan 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced a memorial for legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman who passed away here late Monday. Laxman was not just a cartoonist - what he said through his cartoons will inspire future governments...Though he is no more, The Common Man he created will live forever, Fadnavis said Tuesday while paying homage to Laxman here. In a ...

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