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Certain antidepressants safe for pregnant women?

New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can lead to life-long changes in anxiety-related behaviour in their offspring and protect them from anxiety-related disorders when they turn adults, research has found. The implications of these findings are that with additional investigation, it may be possible to identify specific antidepressants that are safer for...

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Brazil striker Tardelli on Chinese club radar

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS) Brazil international striker Diego Tardelli has received a lucrative offer to join a leading Chinese Super League club. The unnamed club is said to have offered Atletico Mineiro six million euros for the 29-year-old and a monthly salary of $400,000, reports Xinhua. Tardelli's chances of leaving Atletico have been heightened by the Brazilian outfit's ...

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Two Taliban terrorists killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Two Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists were killed Saturday in a gunbattle with the police in Pakistan's Karachi city. Crime Investigation Department (CID) personnel raided Mauripur area after being informed of the presence of militants, Dawn online reported. Ali Raza, a police official, said that both men were engaged in terrorist activities and...

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Odisha's iron ore output could fall

Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) Odisha's iron ore production is likely to fall by 16 percent to 65 million tonne in the financial year ending March 2015 due to restrictions and crackdown on illegal mining, an official said here Saturday. The state had produced 77 million tonnes of iron ore last fiscal. This year the production would be around 65 million tonnes, a senior state mines department...

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Neymar recovers from ankle injury

Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and is available to face Cordoba in the Spanish La Liga Saturday night. The club said that Neymar trained normally Friday, reports Xinhua. Neymar missed the match against Getafe last weekend with the two teams tied 0-0. Neymar has scored 11 league goals this season and three in the Champions...

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Two Pakistani terrorists to be hanged Dec 23

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court ordered the execution of two terrorists who had been sentenced to death in 2004 on charges of sectarian murder, Dawn online reported Saturday. The court Friday directed authorities at Sindh province's Sukkur central jail to carry out the execution of Attaullah and Mohammad Azam, terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi terro...

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Australia 25/2, need 103 more runs to win at tea

Brisbane, Dec 20 (IANS) Australia were 25 for two at tea, needing 103 more runs to win at tea on day four of the second Test against India at the Gabba here Saturday. After bowling out India for 224 and being set a 128-run target, Australia's chase got off to a poor start with pacer Ishant Sharma picking up both wickets. ...

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Bankers to strike work for five days in January

Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Unions in the banking sector have announced five day strike next month to demand early resolution of their wage hike negotiations, said the All India Bank Employees'Association (AIBEA). In a statement issued here Saturday, AIBEA said the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) at their meeting in Mumbai Dec 17 have decided to go on strike Jan 7. It will be follo...

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30 trains to Delhi delayed due to fog

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) It was a cold, foggy Saturday morning here, delaying over 30 trains. The Met Office has forecast clear day ahead. Garib Rath from Bhagalpur to Delhi was running late by 22 hours while Mahananda Express from Alipore Duar to Delhi was running behind schedule by 18 hours. Seemanchal Express too was running late by 18 hours, authorities said. The day's minimu...

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Rio mayor admits to Olympic velodrome delay

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 20 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes admitted work on the 2016 Olympic velodrome is three weeks behind schedule. But he played down the significance of the delay. He said Friday it is the only venue at Rio's Olympic Park complex that is running late, reports Xinhua. It is not a tragedy and (the lost time) will be easily recovered, Paes was quoted saying...

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India bowled out for 224, set 128-run target

Brisbane, Dec 20 (IANS) India were set a 128-run target after being bowled out for 224 in their second innings before tea on day four of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Saturday. Shikhar Dhawan (81) batted courageously to bring some respectability to the Indian total. Umesh Yadav (30) also played a good hand, striking some lusty blows down the order. ...

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Fog returns to UP, adds to winter chill, cripples transport

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) After a gap of more than a week, fog resurfaced in the state capital and other parts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday, adding to the winter chill. The Regional Met office has predicted a long spell of fog but the snowfall in the neighbouring hill state of Uttarakhand has ceased. The weatherman said the winter chill would intensify in the coming days, with the day ...

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Can Modi really take on the Hindu hawks?

The sudden cancellation by the saffron hotheads of the religious reconversion programmes to welcome the minorities into the Hindu fold suggests that Narendra Modi has finally decided that enough is enough. However, he may have left it a little too late to ask the Hindutva Gestapo to pipe down. Perhaps he was only giving them a long rope. Perhaps it took time for him to convince the Rasht...

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India says sanctions against terrorists ineffective; Pakistan vows to go for their 'jugular'

United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness of sanctions against them. During the debate lead...

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Polling begins for final phase of Jharkhand election

Ranchi, Dec 20 (IANS) Polling began for the fifth and final phase of election in Jharkhand in 16 seats at 7 a.m., said an official. In this phase, the fates of 208 candidates including 16 females will be decided by 36,90,069 voters including 19,04,011 males and 17,84,846 females. Polling is taking place at 3773 polling booths. The voting started at 7 a.m. and will end at 3 pm....

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Lunch Scoreboard: India vs Australia, 2nd Test, day 4

Lunch Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day 4 Brisbane, Dec 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at lunch on day four of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Saturday. India (first innings): 408 all out Australia: Chris Rogers c Dhoni b Yadav 55 David Warner c Ashwin b Yadav 29 Shane Watson c Dhawan b Ashwin 25 Steven...

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Voting starts in Kashmir assembly polls

Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) Balloting began Saturday in 20 assembly constituencies in the fifth and final phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The constituencies are spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts. Over 18 lakh voters are eligible to decide the political fate of 213 candidates. Prominent candidates include Sham Lal Sharma (Akhnoor), Raman Bhalla ...

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Israeli jets target Hamas post in Gaza

Gaza, Dec 20 (IANS) Israeli war jets struck a Hamas military post Saturday in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, security officials said. The security officials and eyewitnesses said that the Israeli jets struck with four missiles at a training post that belongs to the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas in Gaza, Xinhua reported. No injuries were however, reported...

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I'm a fighter: Mel B

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Singer Mel B says she's a fighter and is proud of everything that she has achieved in life. The 39-year-old, whose marriage to husband Stephen Belafonte is on a roller coaster, admits she has had ups and downs in life, but she has come out of it as a stronger person, reports femalefirst.com. I am a fighter, I'm proud of what I've achieved, not just in m...

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Balloting begins in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 20 (IANS) Polling began Saturday in the fifth and final phase of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Twenty constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region will elect their representatives to the 87-member legislative assembly in this phase. Votes will be counted Dec 23. ...

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