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A hug a day keeps the doctor away

New York, Dec 18 (IANS) It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and res...

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Warne clarifies 'soft' comment on Starc

Brisbane, Dec 18 (IANS) Spin legend Shane Warne has claimed he never called Australia pacer Mitchell Starc soft, and has clarified comments he made during Channel Nine's day one coverage of the second Test here. I never at any stage called Mitchell Starc 'soft', Warne was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au Thursday. What I did do was say his body language and his presence gave th...

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Two missing after Chinese boat grounds in Japan

Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS) At least two people went missing after a Chinese fishing boat hit rocks and was grounded near Japan's Shimane prefecture Thursday, Xinhua reported. The Japan Coast Guard received report at around 4:30 am local time Thursday that a 255-ton Chinese fishing boat (JINHAI 805) was grounded near Shimane prefecture. Two people went missing while 23 have been rescued...

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Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs. The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate but many mammals di...

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Two killed, three injured in Afghan suicide bombing

Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) At least two people were killed and three policemen injured when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Afghanistan's capital Kabul Thursday, the police said. On a confirmed tip-off, the Kabul police identified and intercepted a suicide bomber in Tang-e-Tarakhel, a locality in northeastern Kabul, Xinhua reported. As the police approached the vehicle, the bo...

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Facebook now auto-enhances your photos

New York, Dec 18 (IANS) Facebook has now started improving the contrast and lighting of all images uploaded by the users. The update, which has started on Apple's iOS devices will soon be added to the android Facebook app. Previously, this feature was optional but now, the enhancements are made automatically, Techcrunch reported. The options to crop photos and add filters...

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'Nationalistic' conclave takes over Tejpal's Thinkfest space in Goa

Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) A high-profile 'nationalistic' conference organised by leading a senior RSS leader, two union ministers and the National Security Advisor's son among others, appears to have replaced former Tehelka editor-in-chief and now rape accused Tarun Tejpal's Thinkfest, as a top-billing highbrow event in Goa's itinerary in the packed festive season. Five former heads of gover...

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SC extends Jayalalithaa's bail

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday extended the bail of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa by another four months as it asked the Karnataka high court to decide on her appeal challenging her conviction in disproportionate assets case within three months. Noting that Jayalalithaa had complied with its Oct 17 order of filing her appeal in the high court along...

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Check your weight once a week to lose fat!

London, Dec 18 (IANS) It may seem a bit bizarre but researchers have found that how often you step on the scale to measure weight is linked to weight loss - the more is the frequency, the faster you slim down. The more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without weighing themselves, they gained weight, the findings sh...

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Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes or did it come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? The answer is likely to be both. According to researchers from the Ohio State University, the same amount of water which currently fills the Pacific Ocean could be buried deep inside the planet right now. The team rep...

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UN condemns bomb attacks in Yemen

United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned bomb attacks in Yemen which killed dozens of people, including children. Members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) reiterated their condemnation of violations and abuses committed against children by terrorists, Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by the council. Condemning the growing number of attacks car...

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G.K.Yogesh to step into direction with 'Yeh Hai India'

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Debutante director G.K.Yogesh is all set to present the different facets of the country through his film titled Yeh Hai India. The shooting will start March 2015. 'Yeh Hai India' follows the story of a 25-year-old NRI, who is born and brought up in Britain. The film shares the stereotype views about India including population, pollution and poverty. However the prot...

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Global CO2 emissions at all-time high

London, Dec 18 (IANS) Driven by a steady increase in energy use in emerging economies over the past 10 years, last year saw global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reach a new high, says a study. Global CO2 emissions last year grew to the new record of 35.3 billion tonnes (Gt), the annual report released Wednesday by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and the Joint Resea...

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Small was big for southern cinema

Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Small was big down south. Low budget films, which were high on creative content, emerged as the real winners in 2014. Offerings like Yaamirukka Bayamey and Karthikeya not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases. Biggies like Lin...

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Migraine may double facial paralysis risk

Taipei, Dec 18 (IANS) Migraine may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis called Bell's palsy, new research says. This is a very new association between migraine and Bell's palsy, said study author Shuu-Jiun Wang from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei. It also suggests that these two conditions may share a common underlying link, the auth...

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SC dismisses Maharashtra plea on reservation

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a Maharashtra government plea challenging a Bombay High Court order staying the operation of an ordinance providing for reservation to Marathas and Muslims in education and jobs. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, while declining to interfere with the high court's interim order, said that it was still seiz...

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South African Kallis to play in Caribbean tournament

Castries (St. Lucia), Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket last July but has continued to play Twenty20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for Sydne...

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US, allies continue airstrikes against IS

Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Military forces of the US and partner-nations continued to attack Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria and Iraq over the past three days, a US defence department statement said. In Syria, five airstrikes destroyed three IS buildings, a staging area, a bunker, a mortar, three tactical units and two fighting positions, Xinhua reported, citing a statement issued by...

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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Leh freezes at minus 15

Srinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Kashmir Thursday as Leh town recorded the season's coldest night at minus 14.6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The minimum temperature in Kargil town was minus 14.4 degrees Celsius Thursday, while Srinagar city recorded an overnight temperature of minus 4.2, the Met Office said. Gulmarg and Pahalgam reco...

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Windies sweating on Roach injury

Centurion, Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa here. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over, in the post-tea session at the SuperSport Park here Wednesday, reports ...

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