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19 children die as train hit bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) In a ghastly accident, at least 19 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of Telangana, police said. Some 20 other children were injured in the ghastly accident at Masayipet, about 70 km from here, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to their school. Pol...

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Party girl, Lindsay a fitness freak now

London, July 24 (IANS) Lindsay Lohan's close friend Vas J. Morgan says the actress is a fitness freak and has no interest in partying anymore. The Mean Girls star loves working out and has been hitting the gym more than ever since relocating here to prepare to star in a West End production of play Speed-the-Plow later this year, said Morgan, a blogger. Now she's based in London. ...

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Five killed in market blast in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least five civilians were killed and 21 others wounded in a bomb attack that took place in a local market in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar Thursday, a provincial government spokesman said. An explosive attached to a motorcycle went off in Khwaja Ghar district bazaar around 10.20 a.m., leaving five civilians killed and 21 others wounded, Xinhua report...

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US lifts ban on flights to Israeli airport

Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US aviation agency has lifted a ban on the country's flights to an airport in Israel's western port city of Tel Aviv late Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) instituted a 24-hour flight prohibition Tuesday after a rocket landed roughly one mile from the airport. The FAA has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out ...

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Men with wider faces negotiate better

New York, July 24 (IANS) Men with wider faces are better at negotiating when it comes to their own benefit but not so much when the situation requires compromise and collaboration, says a study. It adds that men who are more attractive are better collaborators compared to less attractive men. Being a man with a wider face can be both a blessing and a curse and awareness of this m...

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Israeli airstrike kills four in Gaza, toll 707

Gaza, July 24 (IANS) An Israeli airstrike killed four Palestinians early Thursday in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, taking the toll in the embattled coastal enclave to 707. Health ministry officials told Xinhua that four people from one family were killed when an Israeli warplane hit their home at Beit Lahiya town, north of Gaza, adding that two young Palestinian men died o...

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Kerala stars Dileep, Manju jointly file divorce plea

Kochi, July 24 (IANS) Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier Thursday filed a joint divorce petition in a court here. The two were closeted with a family court judge for a while for the first counselling session that is required in a divorce petition. This comes after they were told there would be limited legal proceedings if a joint divorce petition was filed and th...

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40 percent Goa college, school boys watch rape porn

Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Forty percent of college and higher secondary school boys in Goa watch rape porn and statistically end up watching 86,000 rape videos per day, according to a survey. The survey was conducted by Rescue, a Karnataka-based organisation promoting cyber-ethics. Abhishek Clifford, CEO of Rescue, said Thursday 47 percent degree and under-graduate students watch ch...

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Why obese workers get tired sooner

New York, July 24 (IANS) Workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts, says a study. Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, thereby limiting the supply of oxygen and energy sources. When performing sustained contr...

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BJP seeks probe into Odisha Maoist leader's arrest

Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded a central probe into the circumstances that led to last week's arrest of Odisha Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, who carried a reward of Rs.5 lakh on his head. Doubting whether he was arrested or he surrendered, state BJP president K.V. Singh Deo said the truth would come out only when an agency other than the ...

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin put marriage on probation

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have been growing increasingly close recently and have reportedly given themselves 12 months to see if they can get their relationship back on track. The estranged couple announced they were separating in March after 10 years of marriage. But things seem to getting back on track. It's going really well. Things a...

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Plague quarantine lifted from Chinese city

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China has lifted a nine-day quarantine imposed on its north-western city of Yumen following the death of a resident from plague last week. A total of 151 people who had close contact with the infected man were put in quarantine and under medical observation in Yumen city of Gansu province after a 38-year-old man died of plague July 16, Xinhua reported. A ...

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Needed: More safety features in cars

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Preventing cars from turning into coffins need enhances safety features like alarms or IT based devices that warn about lethal levels of toxic gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and sparking in the engines that could reduce the vehicle into ash within minutes, auto industry experts said. In the backdrop of the horrific death of three people in a car in south Delhi ...

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Woman gang raped at gunpoint in Delhi

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman was raped by a gang of four men at gunpoint, police said Thursday. The woman, who hails from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, was returning from Gurgaon Tuesday when a group of men intercepted the car she was travelling in near National Highway 8 and gang raped her at gunpoint, police added. The men also took away the Rs.5,000 she was carryi...

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Wasn't hesitant about bald look in 'Mary Kom': Priyanka

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) For a crucial sequence in the forthcoming biopic Mary Kom, based on the life of Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra went for a bald look. The actress says it was her responsibility to do justice to her character. Priyanka's bold look can be seen even in the film's promos. The versatile actress says she was very excited about it - ...

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Get curly locks using hair straightener

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Can you get curly locks using a hair straightener? It's easy to do it yourself at home, suggests celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo. A simple and quick way to achieve big and bold curls is to use a hair straightener, as the resulting curls from the flat iron are lose and bouncier. Here's an easy step-by step guide to master the art of chic curling from h...

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For Emirates, Kerala leads rest of India in flights

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) With the latest bilaterals now in force, Emirates is operating 37 flights every week into Kerala, the highest among all states in the country, said a top airline official. Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, Emirates vice-president for India and Nepal, said the last renewal of bilaterals between the two countries was in 2008. After the new agreement this year, Emirat...

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Woman stripped in public, now arrested

Patna, July 24 (IANS) The woman who was stripped and assaulted publically in Bihar for allegedly kidnapping and murdering two men was arrested Thursday, officials said. The arrest came three days after she went missing from a Patna hospital where she was undergoing treatment for the injuries. Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted last week for allegedly kidnapping ...

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Sensex hits record high; metal stocks gain

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday hit record high of 26,190.81 points, surpassing its earlier highest peak of 26,190.44 points of July 8. Selling pressure was seen in oil and gas, consumer durables and auto sectors, while good buying was observed in metal sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange ...

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Narcissistic bosses enjoy hefty pay packets: Study

New York, July 24 (IANS) If you cannot make the moolah even at the top, read this. According to new research, more aggressive, self-confident and narcissistic top executives are the ones who take home the highest salaries. In the study titled Narcissistic CEOs and executive compensation, researchers from Stanford University, University of California-Berkley and Santa Clara University us...

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