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US steps up military pressure on North Korea

Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) The US is leading a drive to exert military pressure on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's satellite launch which could escalate regional tension. US defence officials on Monday said Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would meet his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Hawaii this week to discuss Pyongyang's launch, Xinhua reported. <...

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Cahill says 'massive' CSL spending could cost Chinese national team

Canberra, Feb 9 (IANS) Australia striker Tim Cahill has predicted that Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs will soon smash through the $70 million transfer barrier, but believes expensive imports may stunt the development of the Chinese national football team. In this year's January transfer period, many CSL teams made a mad scramble for world-class talents, usually reserved for Europe's ma...

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Kiren Rijiju's chopper makes emergency landing at Hindon

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Union Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju made an emergency landing at the Hindon airbase near Delhi shortly after take-off from Safdarjung airport here on Tuesday, sources said. There was some problem with its main gear box... the warning light was on so the chopper pilot made an emergency landing, an informed source said. The i...

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Four killed in German train collision

Munich, Feb 9 (IANS) At least four people were killed and scores injured in a train collision in southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday, police said. Traffic on the railway line, near the city of Rosenheim, was suspended following the accident, Xinhua reported citing the police. The collision caused several carriages to derail. Some of the injured passengers were reportedly ...

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US to enhance assistance for Indian civil aviation safety

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said that the US will provide further financial assistance for strengthening safety related aspects of India's civil aviation sector. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Indian aviation regulator has entered into a grant agreement with the United States Technical Development Agency (USTDA). The ministry elabor...

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Sushma to lead all-party delegation for Koirala's funeral

New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead an all-party delegation from India for the funeral of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala who died early on Tuesday in Kathmandu, an official said. Together with Nepal, at its time of loss. EAM @SushmaSwaraj to lead all party delegation for funeral of former PM Sushil Koirala, external affairs mini...

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UP assembly adjourned amid opposition protests

Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh assembly's proceedings were disrupted on Tuesday as the opposition raised protests over a boy's killing in celebratory firing and attack on journalists in Shamli, forcing the adjournment of the house till Wednesday. As soon as the house assembled, members belonging to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ...

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Global concerns, slowing domestic growth dent markets

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Disappointing macro-economic data, coupled with a massive plunge in Japanese indices and a weak rupee subdued Indian equity markets on Monday. This dragged a barometer index of the Indian equity markets down by 253 points. Initially, both the bellwether indices of Indian equity markets opened on a negative note following Monday's falls in domestic markets and...

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Scandinavians learned food fermentation 9,000 years ago

London, Feb 9 (IANS) In what is believed to be the earliest evidence of fermentation in Scandinavia, from the Early Mesolithic time period about 9,200 years ago, researchers have discovered 200,000 well preserved fish bones in and around a pit in Sweden. The findings suggest that the people living in the area more than 9,000 years ago were more settled and cultured than commonly thought,...

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Everton inch closer to take over by American investors

Liverpool, Feb 9 (IANS) English Premier League outfit Everton are inching closer to a £200m takeover after the club's management conducted meetings with an American consortium. Former San Diego Padres (American baseball franchisee) owner John Jay Moores leads the group with Charles Noell. They have been in talks with Everton owner Bill Kenwright for the last few months. Moores...

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Overly critical parents lead to persistence of ADHD in kids

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Usually, children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), a common behavioural disorder in kids, like poor concentration, hyperactivity and learning difficulties, tend to improve with age. However, the disorder does not improve in some kids and one reason may be the persistent parental criticism, reveals a new research. Children w...

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Australian museum buys historic French haute couture collection

Canberra, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia announced on Tuesday its acquisition of one of the most coveted and historic fashion collections of the world that includes designs by icons Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. The collection has designs by 130 artists - among them Vionnet and Jeanne Lanvin - from the 1800s to 2003, as well as rare workbooks and photography...

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'Robot' bus to be tested in Australia

Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A French-made robot bus is set to be tested in Australia as part of wider preparations for the use of autonomous vehicles on local roads. The driverless electric shuttle bus will carry 15 passengers at speeds of up to 45 km per hour in Western Australia's state capital Perth using three-dimensional sensing technology that allows the bus to avoid obstacles and detect ...

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Indonesia hands down prison sentences to IS supporters

Jakarta, Feb 9 (IANS) An Indonesian court on Tuesday began handing down sentences for seven men accused of supporting the Islamic State (IS) terror group. Tuah Febriansyah, who was presented before the court Tuesday afternoon, was found guilty of sharing propaganda videos from the extremist group online and sentenced to five years in prison, EFE news reported. Another defendant, ...

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Australian scientists develop bionic spine for paralysed patients

Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary bionic spine which they believe will enable paralysed patients to walk again, the media reported. The new device, developed by scientists in Melbourne, is the size of a paper clip and works by allowing patients with spinal injuries to control a robotic limb, an exoskeleton of sorts, just by thinking, Xinhua news...

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Google to launch New Age virtual reality headset soon

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) In a bid to take the virtual reality (VR) experience to a new high, Google is reportedly developing a new smartphone-assisted VR headset that will have better sensors, lenses and a more solid plastic casing for its users. According to a Financial Times report, the new device with better Android VR technology will succeed the mobile VR viewer Cardboard that Google l...

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Two women fight burglars with chilli powder in Bihar, 4 held

Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Two gutsy women with handful of chilli powder can be deadly! A group of criminals in Bihar's Darbhanga district learnt this the hard way when they tried to break into a house at Ashfir colony, police said on Tuesday. Archana Jha and her daughter threw dry red chilli powder at the criminals while they were trying to break the main door of their house at Ashfir Colony n...

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Steve Waugh most selfish cricketer: Warne

Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has taken a dig at Steve Waugh, calling the iconic former Test captain the most selfish cricketer I've played with, recalling his axing from the fourth and final Test against the West Indies in 1999. The stunning assault will air on the episode of Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here later on Tuesday where ...

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PM, army chief visit Siachen avalanche survivor at hospital

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and army chief General Dalbir Singh visited the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) here to get update on the condition of the soldier who was found alive six days after being buried under an avalanche at Siachen glacier. The soldier, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, is currently in ICU. The prime minister and army chief were briefed...

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China to further explore Antarctic, deep sea

Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) China is set to explore the Antarctic and the deep sea this year with newly developed equipment. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) will establish an air service team for Antarctic exploration, the Global Times reported on Tuesday. Technology and equipment adapted to the polar environment as well as monitoring and application service systems will be dev...

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