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Dating site OkCupid admits to 'twisting' love data

London, July 30 (IANS) After the controversial 'emotional contagion' study by Facebook on its users, popular dating site OkCupid has now revealed that it also performed experiments on its users and manipulated their perceptions to test its matching algorithm. In a blog post, the company's founder Christian Rudder, admitted that in recent experiments on romantic compatibility, they told ...

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Smartphones to replace room keys at Hilton hotels

The idea moves around the ability to use a mobile device to check in and choose a specific room based on a hotel's digital floor plan. This will also help guests who may lose key cards or leave them in the room. Hilton Worldwide will begin installing the technology required to let phones unlock doors, letting guests skip the usual line-waiting and check-in process and head straig...

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Ex-cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah is dead

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Former cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah died in New Delhi last week, his family announced here Wednesday. He was 78. He is survived by his wife Kulsoom Noor, eight children and 12 grandchildren. He passed away peacefully and with his entire family by his side. As he would have wished, we did not announce the sad news as it was Ramadan and we did not want t...

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Former Brazil coach Scolari takes charge of Gremio

Rio de Janeiro, July 30 (IANS) Luiz Felipe Scolari has been appointed manager of Brazilian top-flight club Gremio, just two weeks after he resigned as Brazil coach. The 65-year-old replaces Enderson Moreira, who stepped down following the club's 2-3 loss to Coritiba in Brazil's Serie A Sunday, reported Xinhua. It will be Scolari's third spell in charge of Gremio, as he had coache...

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Chinese graduate kills masseur to pay off debt

Shanghai, July 30 (IANS) A debt-ridden college graduate in China has been detained for allegedly murdering a woman who offered massage service at her downtown home. The body of the victim surnamed Shen, from a Guangxi Zhuang region, was found at her apartment in Shanghai's Huangpu district Sunday morning, Shanghai Daily quoted police as saying. Police said they tracked down the s...

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Muslim groups clash in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Over a dozen people were injured in a Meerut village of Uttar Pradesh when clashes erupted between two sects of Muslims over offering Eid prayers, police said Wednesday. The violence broke out Tuesday in Allipur area of Kharkhauda village when the Sheikhs and Qureshis in the area got into an altercation over who will first offer prayers at the Chappar Wali Maszid....

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China's yuan weakens

Beijing, July 30 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 30 basis points to 6.1645 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said. In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reports Xinhua. The central parity rate of the yuan...

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Bradley Cooper learning to flip burgers

London, July 30 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper, who will be seen as a chef in his next film, tried to learn how to flip burgers at a fast food chain in preparation for the role. The Hangover star decided to practice his cooking skills in London's Leicester Square branch of Burger King, Sunday, as part of his preparation for upcoming film Adam Jones, in which he plays a chef training to get ...

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US announces new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Washington has imposed new sanctions on Russia's energy, arms and financial sectors over the Ukraine crisis, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Building on measures unveiled two weeks ago, the US expanded its sanctions to more Russian banks and defence companies, and blocked the exports of specific goods and technology to Russia's energy sector, Xinhua quo...

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Obama writes to Putin over missile treaty violation

Washington, July 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Moscow's breach of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said Tuesday. The treaty bans ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 km. The letter about US findings over Russia's testing of cruise missiles in violation of the Intermediate-R...

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'Israeli overnight strikes kill 13 in Gaza'

Gaza, July 30 (IANS) Israeli strikes carried out overnight Tuesday killed 13 more Palestinians following the artillery shelling on Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip, medics said. The Palestinians, including a paramedic, were killed in intensive Israeli artillery shelling on residents' houses in Jabalia town in northern Gaza Strip, Xinhua quoted Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf ...

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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in biopic

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Jamie Foxx will reportedly be transformed into Mike Tyson for a new biopic. Foxx, 46, would be transformed by the CGI technology that changed Brad Pitt from an old man to a baby in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, reports mirror.co.uk. The boxer, 48, who was the youngest heavyweight champion at 20, also said Raging Bull director Martin Scorse...

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Former Libyan deputy PM kidnapped in Tripoli

Tripoli, July 30 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Tuesday kidnapped Libya's former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen forced Abu Shagor into a car near his house in Tripoli's al-Andalus region during afternoon and took him to an unknown location, Xinhua quoted lawmaker Essam al- Naasse as saying. Shortly before the gunmen arrived, Abu Shag...

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Former Libyan deputy PM abducted

Tripoli, July 30 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen kidnapped former Libyan deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor here Tuesday, a parliamentarian confirmed. Abu Shagor was forced into a car by unidentified gunmen near his house in al-Andalus region of Tripoli in the afternoon and taken to an unknown location, Xinhua quoted lawmaker Essam al- Naasse as saying. ...

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'Israel did not request US for ceasefire in Gaza'

Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) Senior Israeli officials Tuesday denied US Secretary of State John Kerry's claim that Israel had requested the US to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Kerry was the one who brought up the option of a ceasefire to (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu, and not the other way around, Xinhua quoted unnamed officials as saying. Netanyahu told ...

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Douglas-Zeta-Jones open up about cancer battle

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are opening up again about the former's battle with throat cancer. The 69-year-old actor got candid while talking about being mis-diagnosed three times before his 2010 throat cancer diagnosis at an International Oncologic Societies event. Wife Zeta jones also shared her troubles during an event, reports e...

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Russian airport evacuated after bomb scare

St.Petersburg, July 30 (IANS) An airport in Russia's northern capital of St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat. However, no suspicious object was found. A total of nine flights were held back as local bomb squads combed the Pulkovo Airport for explosive materials after receiving a bomb threat over phone, Xinhua reported. The Pulkovo Airport, the th...

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Adele takes vacation before album release

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Adele has rented a villa in Ibiza, Spain for a relaxing holiday before she starts promoting her new album. The 26-year-old singer plans to spend a month travelling back and forth between the luxurious six-bedroom villa and her home in Britain, reports contactmusic.com. Adele has chosen a lovely house to give her privacy. But it is also near the ...

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Lithuania to ban a few Russians' entry

Vilnius, July 30 (IANS) Lithuanian authorities will ban a few Russian citizens from entering the Baltic country in the wake of prevailing international context and conflicts in Ukraine, a diplomat said Tuesday. Lithuania's Vice Foreign Minister said the measures of such nature are connected with the current highly tense international context, and with conflicts in Ukraine. He sai...

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George Michael hints at Wham reunion

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer George Michael has hinted that there could be a reunion between him and his former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. The 51-year-old said that it was a mistake splitting Wham! and suggested a reunion, reports dailymail.co.uk. The two split in 1986 after working together for five years. Since parting ways, Ridgeley, has remained out of the public eye aft...

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