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Iranian football legend Karimi hangs up boots

Tehran, July 22 (IANS) Iranian football legend and international star Ali Karimi has decided to hang up his boots. The 35-year-old made the announcement in a letter published on his Instagram account, saying that the fans will always stay in my heart, Xinhua quoted Tehran Times as reporting Monday. Karimi joined Iran's Persepolis club in 1998. In his first season, he won the domestic...

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Heart attacks kill younger women faster than men: Study

New York, July 22 (IANS) Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. Younger women are a vulnerable yet understudied group with worse cardiac risk profiles and worse outcomes after a heart attack as compared with younger men, Gupta contende...

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Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official

Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a one-year suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being found guilty of spitting at...

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Daily probiotics may regulate blood pressure

Sydney, July 22 (IANS) Probiotics found in yogurt, fermented and sour milk, cheese and dietary supplements not only improve the functioning of your gut but can also help lower high blood pressure. We believe probiotics might help lower blood pressure other than improving total cholesterol, reducing blood glucose and insulin resistance and regulating the hormone system, explained Jing Sun, s...

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'Simulated' human heart created for better drug testing

London, July 22 (IANS) In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a 'simulated' human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough by Helen Maddock, a British expert in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology from Coventry University, could save hundreds lives and improve treatment therapies in near future. Maddock'...

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House of murder accused torched in Bihar

Patn July 22 (IANS) A protest against the murder of a primary agriculture credit society (PACS) president turned violent Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district when the house of a suspect was set ablaze, police said. Garib Nath Das, the PACS president who was also a property dealer was killed over business rivalry near Rasulpur under Yahyapur police station,about 70 km from here. A...

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Facing memory lapses? Catch some sleep

New York, July 22 (IANS) Missing sleep lately owing to family stress or extra workload at office? Get back to normal routine fast as lack of sleep can hurt your memory. A study has found that memory distortion is greater after sleep deprivation and people are getting less sleep each night than they ever have. To understand this, researchers from Michigan State University and Universi...

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Australia sends plane to bring back MH17 victims

Canberra, July 22 (IANS) Australia Tuesday sent a C-17 military plane to the Netherlands to bring back the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine last Thursday. The heavy-lift transport plane took off from its base in the Middle East and is heading for the Dutch city of Eindhoven, where the Netherlands' second-largest airport is located, Xinhua reported.

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Kenya marathoner Ongori ruled out of CWG

Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) The Kenyan women's marathon team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow suffered a blow when Birmingham World Half silver medallist Philes Ongori was forced out of the squad with an injury. Ongori, who ran a marathon career best of 2:23:22 for a ninth finish in Boston in April, finished second in Prague last year and was seeking first honours for her nation over the u...

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Kenya's Kipketer pursues World Junior glory

Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) The moment of reckoning for Kenya's Alfred Kipketer comes Friday when he lines-up for the heats of the men 800m at the 10th IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Kipketer, 17, is aiming to progress from the first hurdle and the semis before landing his place in the medal race Sunday so he can add World Junior gold to the World Youth top medal he won last...

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Bolt will be back on track in Glasgow

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to return to the tracks next month after injury concerns slowed his return this season. Bolt, who has not been seen in competition all season, is set to compete in four events starting with an appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month, reports CMC. The Jamaican athlete, the fastest man on earth...

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Pawan Kalyan to be seen for 25 minutes in 'Gopala Gopala'

Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays Lord Krishna in the Telugu remake of OMG: Oh My God titled Gopala Gopala, will be seen for 25 minutes in the film. He started shooting for the film here Monday. While Pawan will be reprising Akshay Kumar's role from the original, actor Daggubati Venkatesh will step into the shoes of Paresh Rawal. Pawan started shooting from yest...

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Chiranjeevi to feature in Telugu version of 'KBC'

Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati titled Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. The show featuring megastar Chiranjeevi will be aired Aug 3. Nagarjuna recently recorded the show featuring Chiranjeevi. It has come out extremely well and it will be aired on Au...

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Strength of a character matters to me most: Neil Nitin Mukesh

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who is making his Tamil debut with upcoming actioner Kaththi, says that he had been approached for Tamil films in the past but nothing excited him because he's more concerned about the strength of a character. Kaththi' may be the first Tamil film I'm working in, but I have been approached by Tamil filmmakers in the past but nothing materialis...

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Did 'Kadavul Paathi...' out of friendship: Pooja Umashankar

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Actress Pooja Umashankar, who will be seen in a cameo in the upcoming Tamil road movie Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi, says she agreed to work in the film because of her long-term friendship with its director Raj Zacharias. I've known Raj since my college days in Bangalore. I remember meeting him at an inter-collegiate event. We've been great friends and we were even ...

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Mean comments do not bother Paris Hilton

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton insists cruel comments do not hurt her any more as she prefers to laugh them off. If people want to be mean, that's their problem. It used to be really hurtful. I would call and cry to my mom all the time but now I just laugh, she told Stella magazine. However, Hilton insisted that a lot of girls try to be her friend simply to make a...

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EU extends to Iran relief from sanctions

Brussels, July 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has extended the suspension of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme until November 24. The suspension allows: the provision of insurance and transport in relation to Iranian crude oil sales to current customers, import, purchase or transport of Iranian petrochemical products, as well as trade in gold and precious metals with the Irani...

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Body of guerrilla found in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday recovered the body of a slain guerrilla after an infiltration bid was foiled in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The body of the intruder, who was killed in firing by the BSF near Karol Mathura border outpost in Hiranagar sector, has been recovered, a senior police officer told IANS here. Nothing was reco...

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BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj declared absconder in Babri case

Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao constituency Sakshi Maharaj has been declared an absconder by a special CBI court after he failed to appear for a trial. The move came in the wake of Sakshi Maharaj's continued absence for the trial he is facing in the Babri Mosque demolition case. The court fixed July 26 for next hearing. Sakshi Maharaj's lawyers told ...

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Sri Lanka seizes 100 kg heroin smuggled from Pakistan

Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka seized a major heroin consignment smuggled from Pakistan, the customs department said Tuesday. The heroin was seized when grinding machines imported from Pakistan were checked at a customs yard by officials, Xinhua reported. The Customs Department said that 100 kg of heroin was detected inside the machines imported from Karachi in Pakistan. Sr...

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