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Trump responds to Hillary Clinton's 'demeaning' comments

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Republican front-runner Donald Trump denounced Democrat Hillary Clinton's recent comments about being familiar with men who sometimes get off the reservation, calling the remarks demeaning to men. I thought it was a terrible answer, Trump said on 'Fox and Friends' on Sunday. She said, 'I am used to dealing with' -- and what was the word? Go ahead, she use...

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A third of autistic kids likely to wander away

New York, May 2 (IANS) More than one-third of US children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, new research shows. Elopement, or wandering, places children with autism spectrum disorders at risk of serious injury or even death once they are away from adult supervision, said senior investigator Andrew Adesman, chief of devel...

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Diesel taxi drivers protest in Delhi, Noida; block traffic

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Protest against a Supreme Court decision to ban diesel taxis in the national capital, cab drivers on Monday locked traffic in Delhi's border areas connecting Gurgaon and Noida. The taxi drivers first blocked traffic near west Delhi's Rajokri area obstructing traffic in both the carraigeways from Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon. The taxi drivers on Monday morning bl...

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Trump's presidency will 'lead to another 9/11'

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Republican front-runner Donald Trump's foreign policy will lead to another terrorist attack on the scale of the September 11, 2011 attacks, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said. Asked on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday about former House Speaker John Boehner's comments in support of Trump, Graham said they were evidence of a Republican civil war, adding that...

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Ex-Australian priest sentenced for child abuse

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) An Australian court on Monday sentenced a former Catholic priest to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing a dozen children between 1979 and 1988. John Joseph Farrell, 62, who abused three girls and nine boys in the towns of Moree and Tamworth, was found guilty of 62 sexual crimes against children and 17 other offences. Sydney district court judge Peter Zahr...

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First US cruise ship sails to Cuba after decades

Washington, May 2 (IANS) A US cruise ship started its historic journey to Cuba on Sunday for the first time in 38 years. Carnival Corp.'s Adonia left a Miami port on Sunday afternoon and sailed to Havana, with 704 passengers aboard, including several Cuba-born passengers. During its seven-day journey, the ship will also visit ports of Cienfuegos in south-central Cuba and Santiago...

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Blasphemy case for 'desecrating' Sikh man's turban in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Five employees of a transport company and the owner of a bus terminal were booked under blasphemy law for desecrating a Sikh passenger's turban in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported on Monday. The complainant, Mahinder Paal Singh (29), a resident of Multan, told Dawn online that he was travelling from Faisalabad to Multan by a bus owned by Kohistan-Fai...

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The female body and a scientific case for curves

Title: Curvology; Author: David Bainbridge; Publisher: Portobello Books; Pages: 240; Price: Rs.499 It may seem only a preoccupation of curious adolescents or a subject of adult male titillation, but the obsession over the female body is present throughout any modern society - magazine covers and advertisements are a good indication. But is a particular female form - curvy is the customar...

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Hubble spots rare hidden galaxy in night sky

Washington, May 2 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a hidden galaxy located just over 110 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces (The Fish). UGC 477 is a low surface brightness (LSB) galaxy. First proposed in 1976 by Mike Disney, the existence of LSB galaxies was confirmed only in 1986 with the discovery of Malin 1. LSB galaxies like UGC 477 are more...

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Australian state parliament evacuated over suspicious package

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Hundreds of employees at New South Wales (NSW) state parliament in Sydney were evacuated earlier on Monday, following the discovery of a suspicious package in the area. A NSW police spokesperson said the item located was inspected by specialist officers and rendered safe. A number of evacuations were carried out as a precaution, however all people have now be...

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Diesel taxi drivers protest, block traffic

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a bid to protest against a Supreme Court decision to ban diesel taxis in the national capital, cab drivers on Monday blocked traffic in west Delhi's Rajokri area. The blockage near Rajokri area also obstructed traffic in both the carraigeways from Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon. The taxi drivers on Monday morning blocked both the carraigeways on Rajokri flyover...

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China rapes our country, says Trump

Washington, May 2 (IANS) Republican front-runner Donald Trump compared the US's trade deficit with China, which he regularly laments and vows to tackle as president, to rape. We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing, Trump said during his second rally on Sunday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, referring to China's high number of exports relative...

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Google Doodle celebrates Mario de Miranda's 90th birthday

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Google on Monday celebrated renowned Indian cartoonist Mario de Miranda's 90th birth anniversary with a doodle honouring the artist. Miranda who developed his own independent style of creating cartoons and characters, is remembered for his lavish works in The Times of India and The Illustrated Weekly of India, besides several other newspapers, periodicals and books.<...

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Key Indian equity indices open in red

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Monday morning opened lower following weak global cues. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 137.86 points or 0.54 percent lower during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 41.60 points or 0.53 percent down at 7,808.20 points. The Sensex of the BS...

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US cruise ship travels to Cuba after over 50 years

Washington, May 2 (IANS) An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years. The Adonia sailed from the port of Miami carrying some 700 passengers on Sunday. It is due to arrive in Havana on Monday. Standing beside a Cuban flag and an American flag, the cruise manager touted the journey as the beginning of a new era, CNN reported.

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Tracks clearing begin after train derailment near Ghaziabad

Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express began on Monday morning, police said. The train had derailed between Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur on Sunday night. The derailed coaches included two sleeper, four air-conditioned coaches, guard, and seating and luggage rake (SLR) coach, a railway o...

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Sunny morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It was a sunny morning on Monday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, the weather office said. The sky will remain partly cloudy throughout the day with duststorm and thunderstorm likely to occur towards evening, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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18 arrested in France May Day rallies

Paris, May 2 (IANS) Eighteen people were arrested and two others injured when people took to the streets to call for the withdrawal of a labour reform during May Day rallies across France on Sunday. According to figures released in a statement, there were around 281 rallies nationwide, most of which took place in good condition, EFE news reported. While most rallies were peaceful...

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Rat complaints skyrocket in New York

New York, May 2 (IANS) Complaints by New Yorkers over the presence of rats in the city have shot up in recent months, according to latest official figures. Between January and April, a total of 8,335 complaints about rats were made in to the free 311 hotline number, 18 percent more than during the same period last year and 39 percent more than during the same period in 2014, EFE news rep...

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Australian state accused of softening on youth crime

Melbourne, May 2 (IANS) Australia's Victoria state has come under fire of softening its stance on youth crime, after introducing laws which make breaching bail no longer an offence for those under 18. From Monday, a new legislation will come into effect in Victoria, making it impossible for the local courts to sentence juveniles that breach bail conditions, Xinhua news agency reported.

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