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Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind Milky Way

Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) A team of international scientists has discovered hundreds of hidden galaxies hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, some 250 million light years away from the Earth. The discovery may help explain the mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor region which appears to be drawing the Milky Way and hundreds of thousands of other ...

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8 killed as petrol tanker collides with car Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a tanker carrying liquid petroleum gas collided with a car in Pakistan's Sheikhupura district on Wednesday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Warning of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat. In a grim report on the Islamic State's threat to international peace and security presented to the Security Council Tu...

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Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here, with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said. There will be a mainly clear sky ahead in the day. However, shallow or moderate fog is likely to occur in the morning, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum t...

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Sensex sheds 141 points in early trade

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday was trading 141.51 points, or 0.59 percent, down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 43.55 points or 0.60 percent down at 7,254.65 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE...

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Renault India to export Kwid, ramp up production

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) French automobile maker Renault would start exports of its car Kwid to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and the car's parts to Brazil from March onwards and grow over 100 percent in the domestic market, a top official of the group's Indian subsidiary said. The company would sell more than 100,000 units in the domestic market in 201...

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Medicinal marijuana scheme to go before Australian parliament

Melbourne, Feb 10 (IANS) A piece of legislation which would make the cultivation of medicinal marijuana legal throughout Australia will go before Federal parliament on Wednesday. The establishment of a nationwide cannabis cultivation scheme follows several Australian state governments setting up trials last year, aiming to produce medical-grade marijuana for treatment proposes, Xinhua ne...

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Dortmund oust Stuttgart 3-1 from the German Cup

Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) Dortmund progressed for the third consecutive time into the semi-finals after beating Stuttgart 3-1 on the road in the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund follow Werder Bremen into the last four of the German Cup as Thomas Tuchel's men overcame resilient Stuttgart 3-1 thanks to the goals by Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitar...

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Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo, Feb 10 (IANS) Tokyo shares continued declining on Wednesday after an over-five-percent drop in the previous day, following poor performance in the overnight US stock market. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged down 34. 90 points, or 0.22 percent, from Tuesday to 16,050.54, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues o...

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I'm not single: Jade Thirlwall

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall has confirmed she has a boyfriend. Thirlwall, who is rumoured to be dating The Struts bassist Jed Elliott, said she is in a relationship during a comical exchange on live TV in which her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock completely forgot she was taken, reports femalefirst.co.uk. During a conversation about going out on the girl gr...

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Israel plans to encircle itself with security fences

Jerusalem, Feb 10 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he has plans to encircle Israel with fences because the Mideast is filled with wild beasts that imperil the Jewish country. We are preparing a multi-year plan to surround the entire State of Israel with security fences to protect ourselves in the current Middle East, Netanyahu said during a tour to the co...

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Kanye West changes album's title for fourth time

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West has announced that his much awaited album, which was earlier titled So Help Me God, Swish and Waves would now be called T.L.O.P.. West revealed the new name of the album on Twitter on Monday, reports aceshowbiz.com. Alongside the announcement, West posted a photograph taken in the studio. In another tweet, he said he would giv...

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Iran hopes high turn-out in parliamentary elections

Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran's high legislative body has reversed disqualification of hundreds of candidates for imminent parliamentary elections and expects a large number of people would participate in the parliamentary elections later this month, an Iranian Interior Ministry official announced here on Tuesday. The qualification of more than 1,500 candidates, already rejected by the Guar...

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Robert Schwentke won't direct final 'Divergent' movie

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Robert Schwentke will not direct the upcoming fourth and final instalment of science fiction action film franchise Divergent, starring actress Shailene Woodley in the lead. Schwentke directed the the second and third film in the franchise. The news comes two months after Lionsgate Entertainment decided to move the fourth film - The Divergent S...

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Kate Winslet treats career as 'holiday'

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet says she doesn't see her busy career as a job and, instead, prefers to look at it as a holiday. I really do love acting, and as I get older I find myself loving it more and more. I'm so struck by how long I've been doing this. I suddenly feel like one of these people who's been around a long time - and I have! she told OK! Magazine, reports fema...

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Obama announces action plan to boost US cybersecurity

Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled out a national action plan aimed at taking near-term actions and putting in place a long-term strategy to strengthen the country's cybersecurity. Under Obama's plan, a commission will be created to make recommendations on actions that can be taken over the next decade to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections ...

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34 militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Baghdad, Feb 10 (IANS) At lest 34 Islamic State militants were killed in air strikes by Iraqi and US-led coalition aircraft and artillery shelling in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua. The international aircraft carried out an air strike on IS positions in a village near the town of Baghdadi leaving 22 IS militants killed and three of their vehicl...

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Lily James uses Moroccan oil for hair

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Lily James says she washes her hair in Moroccan oil because it is so dry. My hair is dry because I've dyed it 10 billion times. I wash it in Moroccan oil and it's dry again in 10 minutes. And I need to have my tangle teaser on hand, James told usmagazine.com. She also shared that she likes to carry a pair of flip flops in her bag in case her fe...

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Obama proposes $4.1 trillion spending plan in final budget

Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out his final budget proposal, seeking $4.1 trillion of spending plan for the fiscal year 2017. The budget proposal highlights Obama's priorities for fighting climate change, helping the poor, increasing taxes for the wealthy, and strengthening national security, Xinhua reported. The budget is a roadmap to a futu...

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Pakistan airline workers end strike

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Workers of the Pakistan's state-owned airlines announced that they have called off strike against a government privatisation plan after they were invited for talks to listen to their demands. The nearly one-week strike brought the flight operation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to a complete standstill, affecting thousands of passengers. Hundreds of...

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