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President greets Malawi, Comoros on National Day

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted Malawi and Comoros ahead of their National Day on July 6. In his message to the Malawi President Peter Mutharika, Mukherjee said he was confident co-operation between our two countries will continue to grow to the mutual benefit of our people. I look forward to Malawi's active participation in the third India-...

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Facebook reunites mother with son after 15 years

New York, July 5 (IANS) In a scene straight from a Bollywood movie, a Facebook photo has helped a Californian woman to reunite with her son after 15 years. Three-year-old Jonathan was allegedly kidnapped by his father and taken to Mexico 15 years back. Last year, Jonathan, now 18, posted a childhood photo with his brother on Facebook, thinking that his mother Hope Holland or his ...

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Vyapam probe panel to investigate journalist's death

Bhopal, July 5 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) probing Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) scam will also investigate the death of a journalist covering it, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Sunday. The chief minister said he stood with the bereaved family in this hour of grief. Akshay Singh, a New Delhi-based journalist of TV channel A...

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College dean helping Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh assisting the police probing the Vyapam scam, was on Sunday found dead in a hotel room here, police said. His body was found at Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He was on his way to Tripura as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India. Sharma, 64, wh...

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President prays at Yadadri temple in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday prayed to Lord Narasimha Swamy at the Yadadri temple in Telangana. Accompanied by his son Abhijit Mukherjee, he took part in various rituals at the hill shrine in Nalgonda district. The president, on a southern sojourn, reached Yadadri by helicopter. Telangana and Andhra Ptadesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and T...

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'Guddu Rangeela' collects Rs.3.47 crore in two days

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Kapoor's comedy film Guddu Rangeela, starring Arshad Warsi and Amit Sadh, has collected over Rs.3.47 crore in two days. The film, which released on Friday, collected Rs.1.51 crore on its opening day and jumped by 30 percent on the second day after minting Rs.1.96 crore at the box office. It is riding on positive word of mouth and is expected to gro...

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Supreme Court must oversee Vyapam probe: AAP

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The AAP on Sunday said the Supreme Court must oversee the SIT's probe into the Vyapam scandal in Madhya Pradesh after a television reporter covering it died under mysterious circumstances. It is sad that one of our journalist friends has died while reporting the Vyapam scam, Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Dilip Pandey told the media here. Vyapam is no longer a scam, i...

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Even toddlers love to use iPad

New York, July 5 (IANS) Small babies are quite adept at using and mastering the latest technology, so much so that many toddlers can use an iPad when they are just one, and most of them master the gadget by their second birthday, reveals a new study. Researchers from University of Iowa analysed hundreds of YouTube videos of babies trying and quickly mastering the technology. They...

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Winning penalty gave me unbelievable joy: Chile coach

Santiago, July 5 (IANS) Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli says the winning penalty, converted by star striker Alexis Sanchez, that saw the hosts beat Argentina and claim their first-ever Copa America gave him unbelievable joy. Sampaoli's side won 4-1 on penalties after a goalless game in Santiago and the forward hit the winning spot-kick with a cheeky shot to spark wild celebrations here on Sat...

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Stress hormone enhances memory retrieval

London, July 5 (IANS) The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences in life, researchers report. If a person remembering a terrifying event has a high stress hormone level, the memory of that specific event will be strongly reconsolidated after each retrieval. The results may explain why certain undesirable memories don't fade, for example in anxiety and P...

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'Messi's Argentina trophy will come at some point'

Santiago, July 5 (IANS) Argentine attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi still believes teammate Lionel Messi will inspire Argentina to an international title despite losing to Chile in the Copa America 2015 final. There were no goals in regulation time at the Estadio Nacional stadium on Saturday, though Gonzalo Higuain spurned a golden opportunity in second-half stoppage time after being played in b...

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Know why we love to feel scared

New York, July 5 (IANS) Ever wondered why so many people are so hooked up with action-packed video games? It is because playing scares us more than watching films and we get a kick out of it, says a study. Researchers surveyed 269 students about their experiences with games, including Resident Evil and Call of Duty. Close to half of those surveyed, 44 percent, said they enjoyed feeling s...

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'It Runs in the Family' actress Diana Douglas dead

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor-filmmaker Kirk Douglas and the mother of the Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas, died at the age of 92. Diana, who was married to Kirk from 1943 until their divorce in 1951, died on Friday from cancer in Woodland Hills, said Donald Webster, her husband of 15 years, reports hollywoodreporter.com. She and ...

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Greeks vote in landmark referendum on debt deal

Athens, July 5 (IANS) Greek voters on Sunday began casting ballots in a landmark referendum on terms of agreement with creditors on the next deal with the country's lenders. According to the Greek ministry of internal affairs and administrative reform, about 8.5 million people are eligible to vote in the referendum. It will be considered valid if at least 40 percent of registered voters ...

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Always dreamed of lifting Copa at home: Chile keeper Bravo

Santiago, July 5 (IANS) Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was elated to have achieved his dream of winning 2015 Copa America 2015 at home. Chile met Argentina in the final at the Estadio Nacional stadium on Saturday, but 120 minutes of football failed to produce a goal so the game went to penalties. Jorge Sampaoli's men emerged as 4-1 victors from the shoot-out, with Bravo denying E...

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New dating apps for dogs developed

London, July 5 (IANS) A new Tinder-style dating app for dogs called Tindog has been developed to help users find their dogs the match, as well as form friendships and love connections with other owners, International Business Times reported. Developed by London-based start-up Holidog, the app would allow animal lovers to find a partner by using global positioning system (GPS) location d...

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I try to stay happy: Andie MacDowell

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Andie MacDowell, 57, says she tries to stay happy as she thinks her feelings affect her face. I try to stay calm. I work on my state of mind. I work on my thoughts and feelings - as well as the outside of me - because I think it's all connected. It's interesting how your feelings affect your face and your expression and the muscles in your face. I try t...

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Selectors quit as Pakistan fail to make it to Rio

Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan's men's hockey team chief selector Islahuddin Siddiqui and other selectors have resigned from their posts after the team failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, officials said. The hockey team didn't perform up to expectations. New people should get a chance so that they can do something good for hockey, Xinhua quoted former Olympian Isalahuddin as ...

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College dean helping Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh assisting the police probing the Vyapam scam, was on Sunday found dead in a hotel room here, police said. His body was found at Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He was on his way to Tripura as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India. Sharma, 64, wh...

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Cate Blanchett feels sleep deprived

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett says she is exhausted since expanding her family to four children. She and husband Andrew Upton, who have three children together, adopted Edith Vivian Patricia last year. I feel a bit sleep deprived, Blanchett told Sunday Telegraph, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Blanchett, who is preparing to tread the boards in an upcoming...

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