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Ebola cases can exceed 20,000 in five-six weeks: Experts

Geneva, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Cases of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) could exceed 20,000 within five to six weeks if measures to control the epidemic are not immediately strengthened, leading experts said in an article published Tuesday. Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone were, in order of severity, the countries where the Ebola virus is most intensely circulating, according to ...

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Delhi Zoo: Lucky escape six years ago, not this time

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Six years ago, a similar incident had happened at the Delhi Zoo when an inebriated man fell into the enclosure of a lioness. But luckily for him, the lioness spared his life, Zoo officials said Tuesday after a white tiger mauled a man to death. Six years ago, a similar incident had happened. The man was in an inebriated state and had jumped in front of a lioness....

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Smriti eyes hat-trick of golf titles

Bangalore, Sep 23 (IANS) A resurgent Smriti Mehra will look to win her third consecutive title in the 12th leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour which gets underway at the Prestige Golfshire here Wednesday. Smriti, third in the Order of Merit with three wins, coasted to comprehensive victories in the last two legs. But she will face a tough challenge from Vani Kapoor, leader of ...

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AAI makes deal with USTDA on security equipment testing

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) Tuesday entered into an agreement with US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for the development of aviation security equipment testing and evaluation programme. This will enable AAI and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to create clear standards, specifications and testing procedures specific to India's ow...

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Bahrain's national elections set for Nov 22

Manama, Sep Sep 23 (IANS) Bahrain's parliamentary elections will be held Nov 22 and a second round, if needed, will be held Nov 29, media reported Tuesday. King Hamad issued a decree in this regard Monday night. Voters can report to the poll committees and cast their ballots between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., the Gulf Daily News reported. Elections at embassies, consulates and diplomatic...

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US woman undergoes surgery to add third breast

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) A 21-year-old Florida woman has surgically implanted a third breast on her chest which, according to her, is to make herself less attractive to men because she's sick of dating. The doctor used a silicone implant and tissue from her abdomen and surgically added the third breast by grafting it between her natural breasts. The girl, who calls herself Jasmine...

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Sohail Khan to participate in Raid de Himalaya

Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) Actor-producer Sohail Khan, brother of Salman Khan, will this year compete in the 16th Raid de Himalaya, one of the world's toughest off-road motor rallies, event organisers said here Tuesday. Sohail will compete in the Adventure class, an all-out speed category, Shimla-based Himalayan Motorsport Association (HMA) president Vijay Parmar said. The rally will ...

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Mr.Gay India hopes to sensitise TV viewers to LGBT cause

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Sushant Divgikar, the winner of Mr.Gay India 2014, hopes that his presence on the reality show Bigg Boss 8 can change perceptions of people about the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. I think I can sensitise the people about my community by being the face of LGBT community in 'Bigg Boss', Sushant told IANS from Mumbai before entering the sh...

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Kerala High Court denies bail to three doctors

Kochi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday denied anticipatory bail to three doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media. A woman from Kasargode district had delivered triplets July 18 through C-section at the state-owned Payyanur taluk hospital. In the past few days, visuals of the delivery went vira...

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19 terrorists killed in Pakistan's North Waziristan

Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) At least 19 terrorists were killed in aerial raids carried out in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan Tuesday, the army said. The strikes were carried out at terrorist hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army's media wing ISPR reported. The strikes were carried out as part of the ongoing military op...

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India take on higher ranked China in Asiad hockey

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Opening their Asian Games campaign with a 3-0 win over Thailand, the much motivated Indian women's hockey team now readies to face China when the two teams clash here Wednesday. Both India and China started the tournament with a win and now will be looking at continuing their run. While the team is confident of continuing the form against China, the girls a...

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Obesity increases risk of stress-related diseases

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) If you are overweight, you may be at greater risk of contracting stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, says a study. Overweight and obese individuals have higher levels of stress-induced inflammation than those within a healthy weight-range, the findings showed. We have known that overweight and obese individuals already h...

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Jordan confirms it took part in Syria airstrikes

Amman, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Jordan announced Tuesday that its warplanes took part in the US-led air operation against the Islamic State (IS) jihadis in northern Syria. In a statement reported by the official news agency Petra, a source at army headquarters said that the Jordanian air force destroyed several targets. Without mentioning Syria, the statement said that the strikes were ...

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15 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Damascus, Sep 23 (IANS) At least seven fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and eight civilians were killed Tuesday in the US-led airstrikes against the positions of the extremist groups in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib in Syria, according to the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Three positions of the Nusra Front between Idlib and the north...

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Liquid metal batteries to herald new future

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Researchers have improved a liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy resources to compete with conventional power plants. The battery uses two layers of molten metal, separated by a layer of molten salt that acts as the battery's electrolyte. Because each of the three materials have a different density, they naturally separate into layers, like o...

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Andy Murray doesn't regret supporting Scotland's independence

London, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) Scottish tennis champ Andy Murray has said he does not regret giving an opinion and voicing his support for Scotland's independence on Twitter shortly before last Thursday's referendum. In statements Tuesday to the BBC, the tennis player said everyone should be allowed an opinion, although he admitted he should probably have expressed it in a different way. <...

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Modi to have over 30 engagements in US: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have over 30 engagements during his upcoming visit to the US, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday. Modi will meet four leading figures of the US administration, including President Barack Obama Sep 29 as well as Sep 30 when he is in Washington, ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told the media here. The prime mi...

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Try romantic side bun for wedding season

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Hairdo can make or break your look. And on your wedding day, you surely want to look your best. An expert suggests that you can try wavy loose curls, messy hair or romantic side bun to give variation to the monotonous hair styles. Audrey Dsouza, educator at TIGI, shares different hairstyles that you can adorn for the wedding season: * The messy bun: <...

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Asian Games: Grewal settles for bronze in men's wushu

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) India's Narender Grewal settled for the bronze medal after he lost his men's sanda (60kg) wushu semi-final bout to Filipino Saclag Jean Claude in the 17th Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium, Tuesday. ...

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No deal yet on new n-proposal: Iran

Tehran, Sep 23 (IANS) Ths parties present in the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers have not reached any agreement on the new proposal of the West as a step to resolve the nuclear issue of the Islamic republic, Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham was quoted as saying by media Tuesday. During the expert-level and technical talks, various proposals ...

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