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Xi flies out

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday left Delhi after wrapping up a three-day visit to India. Xi, accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, had started his visit Wednesday from Ahmedabad in Gujarat where he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He had flown to the national capital the same evening. Before leaving, Xi was called on by Lok Sabha S...

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Bieber, Gomez moving in together?

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has reportedly asked his girlfriend Selena Gomez to move into his house here. As per a report in hollywoodlife.com, Bieber, who rekindled his romance with Gomez recently, is keen to take their relationship to the next level. Selena and Justin are a hundred percent together right now, he's asked her to move in with him and she couldn...

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Smoking causes urological diseases

Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) Smoking leads to a number of urological diseases, experts said. Reduced fertility, impotence, and bladder carcinoma are problems caused by smoking, the Association of Austrian Urologists (BVU) said Thursday. However, few people are aware of the fact that only 13 percent of respondents said they know smoking has an impact on the urinary bladder, Xinhua repo...

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Baek readies himself for Asia-Pacific Golf Championship

Tokyo, Sep 19 (IANS) Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun is relishing the prospect of teeing up against some of the best players from the Asian Tour and Japan at next week's Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, the Diamond Cup boasts a lucrative prize fund of 150 million Yen (approximately $1.5 million) and will be staged at the Ohtone...

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Lily Allen shares tips for applying eyeliner

London, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen may have popular make-up artists taking care of her looks, but she knows it takes practise to perfect the art of applying eyeliner. In an interview with Now magazine, she said it takes practice, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I tilt my head backwards and apply white eyeliner along the inside of my eye, then flick it up along the lower lashes. T...

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UN urges diplomatic accord on Iran's n-programme

United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear programme at an early date. Ban made the appeal at a meeting Thursday with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, which was held before the resumption of talks in New York between Iran and the six world powers, Xinhua reported. The talks between Ir...

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Jeptoo targets history in Chicago Marathon

Nairobi, Sep 19 (IANS) History will be beckoning for Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya when she lines up at the Chicago City course for the 42km race Oct 12. Jeptoo is chasing her maiden win in the World Marathon Majors (WMM), reports Xinhua. However, she is in line to claim the ultimate prize this year as she heads the leaderboard with 75 points and need a top three ...

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Ajit Singh visits injured party workers in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Sep 19 (IANS) RLD chief Ajit Singh Friday visited his party workers who were injured in clashes over cutting off water supply to Delhi. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader arrived at the Yashoda Hospital around 11 a.m. where Modi Nagar legislator Sudesh Sharma and Khair legislator Bhagwati Prasad were being treated along with other party workers. He spoke to the doctor...

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New wireless system to reduce traffic congestion

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new wireless system called RoadRunner that uses GPS like turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways. In simulations using data supplied by Singapore's Land Transit Authority, the researchers compared their system to one currently in use in Singapore, which charges d...

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PCB plans to import software for detecting illegal actions

Karachi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former captain and Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) domestic operations chief Intikhab Alam said the board is mulling on importing an Australian software to detect bowlers breaking the 15-degree elbow extension limit allowed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Besides setting up a biomechanics lab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore with 22 high-s...

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'No losers, only partners with Afghan unity government'

United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Jan Kubis said there is no better way forward other than a unity government in the crisis-torn country. There is no better way forward other than a government of national unity led by an elected president, as certified by the Independent Election Commission, Xinhua quoted Kubis as saying Thursday. ...

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Three militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least three militants were killed Friday in a remote-controlled blast in Pakistan. Those killed were from the Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) militant group and were travelling in their vehicle when they passed through Khyber Agency where they were hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) planted along a roadside, Dawn online reported. The vehicle was of an LI...

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Want good raise at work? Get a supportive wife

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Do not just blame your boss or jealous colleagues for no promotion or salary hike at work - your spouse's personality is equally important to decide if your chosen career will make you richer or poorer. According to an interesting study, it is not only your own personality that influences career success but your spouse's personality matters too. When it co...

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Selfie addiction may lead to low self-esteem

London, Sep 19 (IANS) Those who are habitual selfie takers are prone to having low self-esteem, says a study. The research, conducted by money-saving app VoucherCloud, found that over half of young people take selfies at least once a week. Nearly 60 percent of youngsters admitted that behind their smile is a low self-esteem. Only 13 percent said they felt confident in my ...

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Scotland's historic golf club to accept women members

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Scotland's Royal and Ancient (R&A) Golf Club has voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history. Of the total votes, 85 percent were in favour of change of the world famous Men-only Golf Club, Xinhua reported. The St. Andrews-based club has 2,400 global members who were entitled to vote and more than three-quarter...

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The fading left: Once-mighty red bastion crumbles in West Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) From being virtually invincible to being rendered an also ran, the year 2014 has been a tale of the withering away of the Communist-led Left Front (LF) in its once impregnable West Bengal bastion. Already facing serious questions about its existence after the Lok Sabha polls, where it won just two of the state's 42 seats, the LF-spearhead Communist Party of India-M...

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Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Famous mandolin player and musician Uppalapu Shrinivas, popularly known as Mandolin Shrinivas, died here Friday in a private hospital due to illness. He was 45. He was admitted to Apollo Hospital here some days back due to liver problem and breathed his last Friday morning around 9.30, hospital officials said. Born Feb 28, 1969, in Palakolu, Andhra Pradesh,...

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Threats won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Friday said RLD leader Ajit Singh's threats on being asked to vacate his government bungalow here won't work. Threats won't work, Naidu told reporters here without directly naming Ajit Singh. He said there was no question of political vendetta against Ajit Singh, former civil aviation minister in the Manm...

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Sonia, Manmohan call on Xi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh Friday met visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping here. They were also accompanied by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. They called on Xi at Taj Palace Hotel, where he is staying. Xi is on a three-day official visit to India and will depart from here Friday. ...

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It is time to move forward: Cameron

London, Sep 19 (IANS) It is time to move forward, said British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday after Scotland voted to stay with the United Kingdom. The matter has been settled now for a generation. Or, as (Scottish First Minister Alex) Salmond once said, 'for a lifetime', Cameron said after Scots decisively rejected an independence referendum. Now it is time to move forward....

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