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Mumbai, Karachi girls equally adventurous about fashion: Pakistani designer

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Karachi-based fashion designer Huma Adnan says her dramatic and quirky creations are apt for the Mumbai market as women here are as daring as those in her homeland. For the past eight years, she has been offering women in Pakistan, popular for long length kurtas with salwars, outfits that are far from regular. Be it midriff revealing tops or ankle-length dresses,...

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Modi, Xi discuss 'all sensitive issues of concern at length'

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and China discussed all sensitive issues of concern at length, including the latest incursion by hundreds of Chinese troops in Ladakh, during official talks between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Thursday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on twitter that both leaders held comprehensive ...

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Typhoon-triggered floods trap 395 students in China

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A typhoon-triggered flood has trapped 395 students and teachers in China, officials said Thursday. Heavy rain brought on by typhoon Kalmaegi since early Wednesday has submerged the first floor of a school building in Yunnan province, where the victims are trapped, Xinhua reported. About 100 soldiers are at the scene trying to rescue the trapped students and...

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Why people in power need to be attentive listeners

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Leaders in powerful positions often fail to listen properly and take into account the perspective of others, thus jeopardising the impact they could have, shows new research. The CEOs, politicians, military commanders and sports commissioners who are conditioned to see the world from someone else's point of view produce better outcomes, said researchers from the C...

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Windies women take 3-0 ODI lead against New Zealand

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 18 (IANS/CMC) Seamer Shakera Selman inspired the West Indies women to an eight-wicket crushing of New Zealand as they took a 3-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International (ODI) series here. Opting to bat first, the visitors were bundled out for 69 in 32.2 overs with player-of-the-match Selman picking up 5/15 and off-spinner Anisa Mohammed claiming 3/11 at W...

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Nearly 3.5 lakh Hindus pray for ancestors in Bihar

Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) More than three lakh Hindu devotees have come to Bihar's Gaya town to perform pind daan, a religious service for ancestors, officials said Thursday. Till date, nearly 3.5 lakh devotees have performed the 'pind daan'. It was more than what we expected in view of the floods and drought in several states across India, a district official said. The district autho...

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Modern Europeans have three ancestries: Study

There are at least three major, highly differentiated populations that have contributed substantial amounts of ancestry to almost everybody that has European ancestry today, explained David Reich, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School. Those include hunter-gatherers from western Europe, the early farmers who brought agriculture to Europe from the ...

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Pakistan's flood-hit to receive aid before Eid

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Under a chief minister's package for the flood-hit people of Pakistan's Punjab province, each family will be given a one-time financial aid before Eid al-Adha Oct 4. According to officials, the amount received will be Rs.25,000 ($243), Dawn online reported Thursday. An official from Dera Ghazi Khan area said that other losses in the form of property and l...

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Ravi Shankar Prasad meets German vice chancellor

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is in Germany on an official visit, Thursday met the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabrial and urged the country to increase investments in India. Counting the success of German companies like Audi, BMW and Rolls Royce in the Indian market, the minister urged for an increase in investment...

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Brazil call up Mario, Dodo for Argentina, Japan friendlies

Roi de Janiero, Sep 18 (IANS) Brazil's chief football coach Dunga has called up defenders Mario Fernandes and Dodo for friendlies against Argentina and Japan next month. Expectedly, Dunga's 22-man squad includes Barcelona star Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz and Chelsea quartet Oscar, Ramires, Filipe Luis and Willian. Luiz's club teammate and former Selecao captain Thiago...

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Xi's wife visits Delhi school

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) China's first lady Peng Liyuan Thursday visited a school here. Chinese President Xi Jinping and and his wife Peng are on a three-day official visit to India. During her hour-long visit to the Tagore International School, Peng interacted with a select group of students and did some calligraphy. Peng said: It is important for all of us to keep learn...

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Last-gasp goal help Bayern beat Man City

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) Jerome Boateng's last-gasp goal helped Germany's Bayern Munich beat England's Manchester City 1-0 and Gerard Pique's goal from a Lionel Messi free-kick helped Spain's Barcelona edge Cyprus' APOEL by an identical margin in the UEFA Champions League football. Bayern's match-winning goal came in the 90th minute Wednesday. The goal brought Bayern coach Pep Guardiola raci...

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It's thumbs down again for Congress in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) It is thumbs down again for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh - a state that has supported four generations of its leadership beginning from the illustrious Jawaharlal Nehru to the present-day party vice president Rahul Gandhi. The disastrous show for the Congress that saw its double-digit impressive showing in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls dwindle to just two seats (Amethi...

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Two new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Two new polio cases were reported in Pakistan Thursday. According to health officials, the cases were confirmed from Karachi city, Dawn online reported. The first case was a 10-month-old boy who tested positive for polio. The child had been vaccinated once before. His case is one of the few across Pakistan where children had been administe...

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Man recovers using 3D-printed prosthetic skull replacement

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A Chinese man whose skull was severely injured in an accident has had fractured bones rebuilt with the help of 3D printing technology. The surgery appears to have been a success as the appearance of the man's skull has nearly returned to normal after more than half a month of recovery, Xinhua reported. The 46-year-old man was injured after he fell from the ...

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Kajal Agarwal now face of Giving Back - NGO India 2014

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Actress Kajal Agarwal, popular for her work in southern cinema and Bollywood, has been chosen as the brand ambassador of Giving Back - NGO India 2014, a unique corporate social responsibility initiative conceptualised by UBM India. The third edition of the initiative, which will be held here Sep 25 and Sep 26, will aim to provide free exhibit space, promotion and ex...

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Merkel pledges support to counter Ebola virus

Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged her support for the fight against Ebola virus in response to an appeal by Liberia. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had asked Germany for further financial and practical help in the battle against the virus in a letter to Merkel, Xinhua reported. We will act quickly and stand ready with everything we have a...

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Saradha scam: CBI to grill Trinamool MP, CPI-M leader

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Probing the multi-crore Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now summoned for questioning Trinamool Congress MP Suvendu Adhikari and CPI-M leader Rabin Deb, an official said Thursday. They have been summoned for questioning regarding the Saradha scam, the CBI official said. Adhikari, Lok Sabha member from West Bengal's Tamluk in East ...

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Bangladesh Parliament regains authority to impeach judges

Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh Parliament has passed a constitutional amendment to regain its power to impeach apex court judges. The bill was passed late Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Raushon Ershad, Xinhua reported. Results of division votes showed that 327 votes, including those from Hasina's ruling Bangladesh Awami League...

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'Smart' cars run greater risk of being hacked

Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) The cars of the future will be safer, smarter and offer hi-tech gadgets but simultaneously the risk of car hacking is also growing, warns a road safety expert. If someone hacks into a vehicle's electronics via a wireless network and exploits the current security loophole, they can track or take control of it, said professor Andry Rakotonirainy from Queensland Univer...

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