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Poor balance on leg may reveal stroke risk

Tokyo, Dec 19 (IANS) If you struggle to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer, check for brain health and stroke risk even if you are otherwise healthy. According to research, the inability to balance on one leg was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people with no clinical symptoms. We ...

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'C.I.D.', 'Adaalat' teams come together for telefilm

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The team of long-running investigative series C.I.D. and protagonist K.D. Pathak of courtroom drama Adaalat will come together for a three-hour special telefilm. They will join forces to solve a murder mystery, which will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television Saturday. Titled CID - Adaalat Karmyuddh, the movie will be about a 'mahaguru' of an 'ashram'...

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Stories of the brave and a few myths

Inspiring real-life stories and an incredible journey to a mythical land. The IANS bookshelf this weekend has best of both worlds. Take a look. 1. Book: Sunita Williams - A star in Space; Author: Aravinda Anantharaman; Publisher: Puffin Books; Pages: 113; Price: Rs.199 From wishing to become a professional swimmer to training as a veterinarian, Sunita Williams went on to join the...

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Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony

Melbourne, Dec 19 (IANS) Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held Feb 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at Sidney Myer Music Bowl will involve World...

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Eight children found knifed in Australia

Canberra, Dec 19 (IANS) Eight children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, were found stabbed to death at a house in Australia's Cairns city Friday, a media report said. According to the police, the bodies were found at Murray Street in the suburb of Manoora in Cairns, the Canberra Times reported. Police were called to the house following reports of a woman lying with serious i...

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Here's how malaria parasites evade immune system

London, Dec 19 (IANS) While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system, a sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite has revealed. They can rapidly change the proteins on the surface of their host cells in order to hide from the immune system, the findings showed. The findings could explain why a...

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Pakistan's processes flawed, says daily after Lakhvi bail

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) It will be difficult to tackle the militant menace when our institutional processes are so flawed, a Pakistani daily said Friday, a day after Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was granted bail. The News International said in an editorial that India expressed its sorrow and observed silence to mark the tragedy in Peshawar where 132...

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Set up anti-narcotics task force in Goa: Congress

Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special anti-narcotics task force and implementation of recommendations made by legislative committee probe on the police-politician-drug mafia nexus in order to made Goa drug-free by 2016. In an official statement issued Friday, party organising secretary Durgadas Kamat said that the task force should be set up within a month and shou...

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Truck crushes Delhi Police officer to death

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A 55-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was crushed to death by a speeding truck in the national capital, police said Friday. Hazarilal, who was deputed at west Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy police station, was riding his motorbike to reach Narela when he was hit by the truck Thursday at around 10 p.m. in Alipur area. He was on duty when the accident occurred. ...

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Three killed, 14 missing in China boat capsize

Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 14 went missing after a boat capsized off the coast of China's Shandong province, the police said Friday. The boat capsized late Thursday night and all 22 people on board fell into the water, Xinhua reported. According to officials, five were rescued and three have been confirmed dead. The remaining 14 people a...

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Liverpool's Balotelli suspended for a match

London, Dec 19 (IANS) Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli received a one-match suspension and was fined 25,000 pounds by the Football Association (FA) for his Super Mario post on social media. The FA also warned the Italian international of his future conduct and ordered him to attend an education programme, reports Xinhua. The charge was that an image the Liverpool player posted o...

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Interest, fuel costs make Indian aviation's flight choppy

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India's civil aviation industry faced turbulent weather in 2014 even as two new airlines with foreign collaborators joined the five scheduled operators to trigger a price war that squeezed margins further, with falling fuel costs giving some respite in later months. The Tatas-promoted AirAsia, in collaboration with the Malaysian budget carrier and Delhi-based ent...

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'Thailand now a drugs hub'

Bangkok, Dec 19 (IANS) Thai Justice Minister Paiboon Khumchaya has said that the country has the worst drug situation among all ASEAN members. He said the drug situation in Thailand is more serious than previously thought and measures to rehabilitate addicts have failed, Bangkok Post reported. The country is now a narcotics hub, the minister said after presiding over the opening ...

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Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars

Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US space agency and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on earth that indicate Mars has a distinct reservoir of water or ice near its surface. The discovery helps resolve the question of where the missing Martian water may have gone. There have been hints of a third planetary water reservoir in previous stu...

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From Chennai to Mumbai - Boney Kapoor on the go

Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) It's a super-hectic time for Boney Kapoor. While his son Arjun Kapoor's next release Tevar is around the corner, Boney's wife Sridevi has begun the shooting in Chennai for her lavish costume drama directed by Chimbu Devan. Shuttling between two metropolises, the filmmaker is virtually living his life out of a suitcase. The caring husband that he is, Boney wa...

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Your net addiction could help when it comes to WW-III

I spend so much time on the internet that Amazon.com has replaced its You May Also Like recommendations list with a pop-up note saying: Turn this off and go for a walk, you fat lazy slob. It's hard to get us 21st century people, especially males, off our screens. Our wives sometimes try to get us to move using the trendy word Yolo, which stands for You Only Live Once. But this doesn't wo...

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Kenya passes anti-terror law

Nairobi, Dec 19 (IANS) Kenyan lawmakers have passed the amendments proposed in the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill by two parliamentary committees amid a shouting match, name calling, blows and drama pitting the country's two coalitions against each other. The passage of the Bill also means that the president will now be free to appoint the new Inspector General of Police and forward the...

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Tea Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day 3

Brisbane, Dec 19 (IANS) Scoreboard at tea on the third day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Friday. India: 408 Australia: Chris Rogers c Dhoni b Yadav 55 David Warner c Ashwin b Yadav 29 Shane Watson c Dhawan b Ashwin 25 Steven Smith b I Sharma 133 Shaun Marsh c Ashwin b Yadav 32 Mitchell Marsh b I Sh...

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Myanmar joins Asean infrastructure fund

Yangon, Dec 19 (IANS) Myanmar has become a full member of the Asean Infrastructure Fund (AIF), joining other countries and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a senior official said Friday. Myanmar's membership is an important step towards its further integration into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the global economy as well as helping the country to access funding ...

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Australia bowled out for 505 in first innings

Brisbane, Dec 19 (IANS) Australia were bowled out for 505 runs in their first innings, taking a 97-run lead against India on the third day of the second Test at the Gabba here Friday. Australia were 503 for nine till tea on the third day with Mitchell Starc (52) and Josh Hazzlewood (not out 32) at the crease. But Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed left-hander Starc ...

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