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Former record holder Powell backs injury-hit Bolt

Paris, July 3 (IANS) Former holder of men's 100 metres world record Asafa Powell has expressed his support for fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt, saying the fastest man in the world suffering with injury is just a phase. Usain's not there, Xinhua quoted the 32-year-old, who's racing the 100 metres sprint at the eighth event of this season's Diamond League series here at the Stade de France on S...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't regret past

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger regrets the end of his marriage but says he has no desire to alter his mistakes and failures. Asked if he'd do anything differently if he could go back in time, mirror.co.uk quoted him as saying: I don't know if I would change anything. I'd leave it alone, even with the mistakes I made. The Terminator Genisys actor separated ...

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Copa performance can boost Peru in World Cup qualifiers

Concepcion (Chile), July 3 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca hopes his side's standout performance in the Copa America can inspire them to a successful World Cup qualifying campaign. Peru missed out in a place on the final after losing to hosts Chile on Monday, but their passage to the last four more than exceeded expectations and they not meet Paraguay in a play-off for third place on Fr...

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Daily exercise could lead to productivity, efficiency: Study

Wellington, July 3 (IANS) Daily exercise could make people more productive in their routine work, according to a New Zealand study of rats released on Friday. Otago University researchers found that rats that ran 20 minutes a day for five days a week outperformed their non-exercised counterparts across the board in laboratory tasks, Xinhua news agency reported. The exercised rats...

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Myanmar designates constituencies for 2015 general elections

Yangon, July 3 (IANS) Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) has designated constituencies for holding the 2015 general elections of four levels of parliament representatives tentatively scheduled for the end of October or the beginning of November. According to a UEC announcement published on Friday, 330 constituencies are set for elections to the House of Representatives (lower hou...

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Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Messi: Bravo

Santiago (Chile), July 3 (IANS) Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has warned his teammates not to be focussed solely on stopping star striker Lionel Messi in the Copa America final, but concentrate on the entire opposition. The keeper plays with Messi and Javier Mascherano for FC Barcelona and knows first-hand the quality that both possess. On Saturday, they will go head-to-head in ...

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Universal flu vaccine comes a step closer

New York, July 3 (IANS) In a major step towards a single flu vaccine that is effective against a broad range of the flu viruses, researchers have identified a strategy to improve existing vaccines against this ever-mutating virus. It may be possible to harness a previously unknown mechanism within the immune system to create more effective and efficient vaccines against this virus which ...

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Infosys to invest $10 million in Irish start-ups

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday announced it would invest $10 million (Rs.64 crore) in Ireland-based start-ups as it made a foray into the island-nation by winning a deal from Allied Irish Banks, plc. The $10-million investment in Irish start-ups will be from our global innovation fund to leverage our strategic partnership with Allied Irish Banks, a l...

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Rescue ops on despite fresh landslides in Darjeeling

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Rescue and relief operations continued in the landslide-ravaged Darjeeling hills of West Bengal on Friday even as fresh landslips were reported from the region, officials said. According to the district administration, so far 32 bodies have been recovered while at least 11 people are still missing. The search for the missing people is in full swin...

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Four arrested in Australia over banking fraud racket

Sydney, July 3 (IANS) A routine traffic stop test for alcohol use in Asutralia led to the uncovering of an international fraud syndicate involving a global banking giant. Authorities have arrested four members of an alleged fraud syndicate involving a Philippines call centre for stealing the banking details of Australian Citibank customers, media reported on Friday. Australian po...

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Sledging crackdown killing excitement in cricket: Warner

Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Australia opening batsman David Warner on Friday insisted that the recent moves by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to crack down on sledging are taking the excitement out of the game. In recent times, Warner has borne the brunt of the world cricket governing body's plan to clean the game up, which chief executive Dave Richardson vocalised ahead of this year'...

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'Argentina should beat Chile in Copa final'

Concepcion (Chile), July 3 (IANS) Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz has said Argentina will beat Chile and win the Copa America if they play like they did in their stunning 6-1 win over his side in the semis. Paraguay held Argentina to a 2-2 draw in their Group B opener on June 13, but were outclassed in the last-four clash here on Tuesday and now face Peru in the third-place play-off on Friday ...

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Four killed in earthquake in China's Xinjiang

Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Four people have been confirmed dead and 48 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest China's Xinjiang region on Friday. The quake rocked Pishan county of Hotan prefecture at 9.07 a.m., with the epicentre recorded at 37.6 degrees north latitude and 78.2 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

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Sensex up 150 points; capital goods stocks rise

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A barometer index of the Indian equity markets made healthy gains during the afternoon trade session on Friday. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was trading with gains of 150 points or 0.54 percent during the afternoon trade session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the positive ...

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Sonal Chauhan again teams up with Balakrishna

Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Actress Sonal Chauhan, seen opposite actor Nandamuri Balakrishna in Telugu blockbuster Legend, has again teamed up with the veteran actor in his upcoming 99th film Dictator in the language. Sonal and Anjali are the two heroines of the film, which is scheduled to go on the floors soon, according to a statement. To be directed by Sriwass, the film will be pro...

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Government releases Socio-Economic and Caste Census

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday released the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) and said that it would be an important input for policy makers. The progress which households in India have made, who are the ones who have qualitatively moved up in terms of quality of life, a document of these will be an important input for all policy makers, both at the...

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Gel that heals deep wounds in no time

New York, July 3 (IANS) Researchers have developed a protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, can instantly heal wounds. It heals wounds by acting as a sealant - sticks to the tissue at the site of injury and create a barrier over a wound. Besides, it can be incorporated with cells in a dish and then injected to stimulate tissue growth. We are engineering strong, el...

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Two killed in China earthquake

Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Two people were killed as an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook China on Friday, officials said. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region of Xinjiang. A level-II emergency response was issued, Xinhua news agency quoted China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as saying. A farm worker in Pishan said he strongly felt the quake at his ho...

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Charity group accused of raising funds for IS

Canberra, July 3 (IANS) Members of an Australian charity group set up to help Syrian orphans, have been accused of raising funds for Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a media report said on Friday. The group, Dar al Quran wa Sunnah, was set up to help children orphaned by the Syrian civil war but came under scrutiny by Lebanese and Australian authorities after the arrest of one of its ...

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Sikh who removed turban to help wounded boy felicitated

Wellington, July 3 (IANS) A Sikh from India who removed his turban to help a seriously injured young boy was on Friday recognised for his act of outstanding compassion and empathy, a media report said. Harman Singh received a certificate of appreciation from the Counties Manukau District Commander for his bravery. His outstanding compassion and empathy in the situation was to be ...

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