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33 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

Kabul, April 18 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed and over 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing at Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The attack took place near the New Kabul Bank branch and the city's municipality office building. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket near a bank, a police official told Xinhua news agency. Health officials said ...

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Naomi Campbell makes surprise runway appearance

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance on the runway at Burberry's latest show here. The 44-year-old, who starred as the face of the label's Spring/Summer 2015 collection alongside model Jourdan Dunn, shocked the star-studded crowd at the brand's catwalk show at the Griffith Observatory on Thursday, when she joined Charlotte Wiggins and Sam Roll...

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Key game for RCB and Mumbai Indians

Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) A battered and bruised Mumbai Indians, who have lost all their four games thus far in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL), will be hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes here on Sunday when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). For all their firepower in batting, Mumbai Indians stood exposed in the bowling department, especially on Friday night at...

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Antonio Banderas 'still loves' former wife

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actor Antonio Banderas has admitted he still has feelings for his ex-wife Melanie Griffith and insists the pair are still good friends. Obviously, it has been a year full of changes. Sometimes in life the circumstances make you wreck everything to build it again. Things come naturally, people are not bad or good, no one is going to be the good guy or the bad...

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Smokers still think a few cigarettes are safe

London, April 18 (IANS) Although most people know that smoking is a risk factor for developing several cancers, many still wrongly believe that smoking less is safe, says a new study. The researchers found that more than a third of the people they studied believe that smoking up to 10 cigarettes is not associated with any risk of lung cancer. The results demonstrate powerfully th...

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Protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a critical role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies. Experiments in mice and human cells have shown that the protein promotes the proliferation of cytotoxic T cells, which kill cancer cells and cells infected with viruses. Cancer cells have ways to suppress T cell ac...

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Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch return for 'Independence Day' sequel

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actors Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will return for the sequel of the 1996 film Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich took to micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday to share the news with the movie's fans. Emmerich shared two photographs of Pullman and Hirsch in the original 1996 movie, reports aceshowbiz.com. Today we celebrate our #I...

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India women go down 0-3 to United States

Hastings (New Zealand), April 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke's Bay Cup here on Saturday. The US capitalised on their opportunities to bag a second win over India in the tournament, having beaten the Asian side 4-2 earlier during the pool phase at the Hastings Sports Park. ...

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'Fear Files - Har Mod Pe Darr' to offer real horror

Mumbai, April (IANS) To give a recap of the spooky and eerie feelings of the intense horror created by Fear Files, the drama-documentary horror series is heading back to small screen with its second season Fear Files - Har Mod Pe Darr, which is touted to double the fear in viewers' mind using a more realistic approach, say the makers. As the first season gripped the audience for over 200...

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India hockey eves go down 0-3 to US

Hastings (New Zealand), April 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team lost their 5-8 position match of the Hawke's Bay Cup 0-3 against the US at the Hastings Sports Park here on Saturday. Kathleen Sharkey scored the opener with Katie O'Donnell adding two more for the US. India failed to score even a single goal. While the US progressed to the 5-6 position match, India will play ...

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Polling picks up for Kolkata civic polls

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic violence, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday picked up as over 35 percent of voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours, an official said. Till 11 a.m., 35.20 percent of polling was registered. We have received reports of some sporadic incidents but no major incident has been reported. Polling...

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Artificial blood vessel helps test medical devices

New York, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have created an artificial blood vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The artificial vessel could have significant implications for future development of endovascular technologies, including reducing the need for animal models to test new devices or app...

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Ibrahimovic's ban reduced to three games

Paris, April 18 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint-Germain were happy to learn that their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Ligue 1 ban has been reduced from four matches to three. The French football league (LFP) accepted the proposal of the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) on Friday to shorten the ban. Ibrahimovic was initially handed the punishment since he was caught on ...

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Rahul Gandhi meets farmers

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned home two days ago after a 56-day leave of absence, met farmers here on Saturday. The farmers who met Gandhi said they discussed the land acquisition bill, which they described as anti-farmer. The farmers also discussed the mammoth crop damage caused by unseasonal rain and hailstorms. Roop Singh,...

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CSK, Royals clash in top of the table encounter

Ahmedabad, April 18 (IANS) A top-of-the-table clash awaits cricketing fans as Rajasthan Royals (RR) meet two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Sunday. Both teams have a 100 percent winning record so far this season with CSK having played three matches, one short of the Royals. Super Kin...

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'O Kadhal Kanmani' - With you, without you

Film: O Kadhal Kanmani; Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nitya Menen, Prakash Raj and Leela Samson; Director: Mani Ratnam; Rating: **** It doesn't matter if you're a Mani Ratnam fan or not, his latest outing, O Kadhal Kanmani is sure to leave you with an everlasting smile on your face. The movie, which marks the auteur's comeback to the romance genre after a decade, is a refreshing take on contemp...

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President inaugurates Patna HC centenary celebrations

Patna, April 18 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated the year-long celebrations of the Patna High Court centenary here, officials said. Mukherjee has formally inaugurated the year-long centenary celebrations of the Patna High Court in the court premises, a senior official said. Mukherjee was the chief guest at the function. Bihar Governor K.N. Tripath...

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One killed in security forces firing in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) One person was killed on Saturday in security forces' firing on protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said. Protesters pelted stones at a contingent of the security forces in the morning in Narbal village of Badgam, 18 km from here, on Srinagar-Gulmarg road. The protesters smashed vehicles plying on the road. After batons and ...

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Frankfurt share spoils with Monchengladbach

Frankfurt, April 18 (IANS) German football clubs Frankfurt and Monchengladbach settled for a point each following a goalless draw in the curtain raiser of the 29th round of Bundesliga. Both sides staged a fast paced but evenly balanced encounter at the Waldstadion here on Friday. Frankfurt's Haris Seferovic had the chance to break the deadlock with just 29 seconds into the game but the S...

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Self-affirmations boost confidence and performance

Toronto, April 18 (IANS) If you get terrified every time you are called in for a performance review, focus on your strengths, write down your best job skills or at least think about them in order to negotiate better with your boss, says a new study. When the stakes are high, people in positions of low power may perform better by using self-affirmations to boost their confidence, the find...

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