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Chronic medical condition no bar to space travel

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Nurse a desire to travel in a space taxi but wary of the space flight and its impact on high blood pressure or diabetes? Take heart. The aerospace medicine group at the University of Texas' medical branch, Galveston, has studied how average people with common medical problems would be able to tolerate the stresses of commercial space flight. This study fur...

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Afridi urges team-mates to rally for World Cup

Karachi, Sep 18 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi urged his team-mates to back one another if they were to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and end the country's 23-year long wait for the coveted trophy for the second time. Afridi, who has been re-appointed the Twenty20 captain, said he was 12 when Pakistan were last crowned World Champions in 1992. ...

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Are YouTube, Facebook, Twitter hiding female abuse data?

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Are YouTube, Facebook and Twitter hiding responses related to female harassment? If we believe a new study, the social media firms are not faring well on publishing abuse-reporting data. The report, released as part of the Association for Progressive Communications' Take Back the Tech campaign and commissioned by the Dutch government, analysed the microblogging si...

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Babies master words differently as they grow

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Toddlers learn words differently as they grow and there also is a limit as to how many words they can learn each day, says a study. These findings may help parents enhance their children's vocabularies and assist speech-language professionals in developing and refining interventions to help children with language delays, said the study. We found that bab...

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China to open Nathu La route to Kailash Mansarovar

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) China will be opening an additional route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday. I would like to thank (Chinese president) Xi Jinping on behalf of all Indians for a new route to Kailash Mansarovar. This new route, which will be opened through Nathu La, will be in addition to the existing route via Uttarakhand, Modi said d...

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Need to resolve border issue with China: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi candidly said Thursday that solving the boundary issue between India and China is needed for growing economic cooperation between two countries. We need to resolve our boundary issue soon, Modi said Thursday, addressing a joint press conference with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping after official talks at Hyderabad House here.

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No baton charge on Jadavpur students: police chief

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Police commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday asserted the demonstrating Jadavpur University students were not baton-charged and said the force escorted university officials who were apprehensive of their security after being confined by the students in the university premises. Several students of the prestigious university had to be hospitalised after poli...

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Male peacock doesn't sacrifice much to woo his lady

London, Sep 18 (IANS) The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice for love that it appears to be, researchers at the University of Leeds have found. A team filmed five Indian peacocks using two high-speed video cameras to find out what price male birds pay for carrying the spectacular iridescent feathers they use in displays to attract females. These fea...

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China, India are capable of resolving border row: Xi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said that both countries are capable of effectively managing the border situation. Both sides are capable of effectively managing the border situation and to settle the border disputes at the earliest, Xi said after holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Xi said that we have the sincerity to work with I...

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For an actor, life must be the resource-base: Shabana

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Known for her realistic portrayal of characters on the screen, seasoned actress Cabaña Zamia says and actor can enrich the character they play by drawing upon all the depth of their own experience. When asked who are the people who have most influenced your thought processes and your over all personality, she said: My parents Kaifi and Shaukat, my husband Javed, Sh...

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Wild berry extract booster for pancreatic cancer drug

London, Sep 18 (IANS) A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals new research. The team at King's College Hospital and University of Southampton tested the effectiveness of the extract of chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) in killing off cancer cells, probably by apoptosis (programmed cell de...

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Apple modifies iPhones, iPads access without user authorization

San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Technology giant Apple has announced a modification in its new iOS 8 operating system for mobile phones which prevents the company from accessing the devices without owner consent, a measure to hinder police snooping. Apple said in a statement released Wednesday that, unlike its competitors, it no longer can access user devices without a password, somethi...

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Talks fruitful: Xi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said he had fruitful talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stressed that both countries should partner with each other for closer development partnership. Xi said: China, India are two important forces in increasingly mutli-polar world. He said that both countries share common development goals.

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Obama urges Senate to take final step to train Syrian rebels

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama has applauded the important step taken by the House of Representatives to approve an amendment that authorises the Pentagon to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and urged the Senate to complete the task with an immediate vote. The countries of the region and around the world are uniting to c...

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Five more Malaysian MH17 victims identified

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 18 (IANS) Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Thursday said that Dutch forensic experts have identified the remains of five more Malaysians who were on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine. Liow said the remains were that of Liew Yau Chee, Tan Siew Poh, Meling Mula, Matthew Ezekial Sivagnanam and Lee Kiah Yeen, The Malaysian Star reporte...

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IS calls on 'lone wolves' to attack New York, Las Vegas

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in New York City and Las Vegas have beefed up security at major tourist sites after the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group issued online calls to lone wolves in the US to attack these cities with improvised weapons. This is the first time the IS has used this medium to inspire a 'lone wolf' type attack, New York City Police Commissioner William B...

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Opposition parties refuse to accept Fiji election results

Suva, Sep 18 (IANS) As ballot counting for the 2014 general election in Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, continued with the Voreqe Bainimarama-led Fiji First party enjoying around 60 percent of the total valid tallied so far, the other six parties in the fray said Thursday that they will not accept the result, citing alleged foul play in the process. In a joint statement, ...

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Chinese president has assured us market access: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said he has been assured of greater access to Indian goods and investments by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a bid to bridge the yawning trade deficit between the two countries. I raised the issue of trade imbalance between the two countries. I urged President Xi to give our companies better market access and investment oppo...

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Xi invites Modi to visit China

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China. Xi said that the leadership of the two countries should provide strategic direction and should meet regularly. I invite Modi to visit China, said Xi after holding talks with Modi at Hyderabad House here. ...

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Fighting parents hurt children's emotional well-being

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Stop fighting at home owing to work stress, financial problems or a failing relationship if you want your kids to grow emotionally strong. Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child's ability to identify and control emotions, says a new study. Household chaos and prolonged periods of poverty during early childhood may tak...

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