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UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot

London, Aug 20 (IANS) British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have used low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industry to crea...

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Arsenal coach Wenger blames referees for loss to Stoke City

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Arsenal F.C. chief coach Arene Wenger has blamed the referee's decision of ruling striker Alexandre Lacazette off-side in his 72nd-minute goal for their 0-1 defeat against Stoke City in an English Premier League (EPL) football game here. I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal, the London club coach was quoted as...

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Aussie PM's strategy to protect crowded places from terror

Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday released details of the strategy for protecting crowded places to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing threat of global terrorism. Turnbull said that after months of consultation with law enforcement officials, counter-terror officials and the private sector, the government has devised and released Australia...

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Indian-origin boy wins UK Child Genius show

London, Aug 20 (IANS) An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK's Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme's finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported. Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a member of Mensa, the world's largest and ol...

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Now an artificial heart made of spider silk

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed cardiac muscle tissue made of spider silk, to investigate whether artificial silk protein could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue. Ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction leads to irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells, which is the main cause of reduced cardiac functionality that affects the working of the heart.

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Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2024 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the g...

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Prince William, Harry have cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor John Boyega, who will reprise his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has confirmed that Prince William and Prince Harry have cameo appearances in the upcoming movie. Boyega spilled the beans after he was asked whether the royals were given lines in the movie while filming their cameos as Stormtroopers, reports aceshowbiz.com. Boyega told a radio...

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Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020

The world today is locked in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down. Recent climate studies by Nature Climate Change, published on July 31, note that the world has also locked itself ...

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Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered Sherlock as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version. I would love to see the Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock' ; it will b...

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Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global. I actually like to make everything one now because there is no need to separate India, Arora told IANS in an ...

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Chelsea need time to fight in Champions League, says coach Conte

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte reckoned that the English Premier League (EPL) title holders will need time to be competitive in European Champions League football. Chelsea will play in the Champions League after a gap of one season as they had failed to qualify for the 2016-17 campaign having finished the 2015-16 EPL season in the 10th position. I think we need...

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Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2020 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the ...

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Big Ben's Ayrton Light to be switched off

London, Aug 19 (IANS) A lamp at the top of the Big Ben tower, which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting, will be switched off for the first time in more than 70 years, authorities announced on Saturday. The Ayrton Light, located above the Great Bell, needs to be fully dismantled and restored. A temporary light will replace it, reports the BBC. Installed i...

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Long-lost Banksy artwork rediscovered

London, Aug 19 (IANS) An artwork by acclaimed street artist Banksy that appeared on a public toilet block in east London, only to disappear after it was vandalised, has been rediscovered over a decade later, the media reported. Known as the Snorting Copper and considered an exemplary image by the elusive graffiti artist, it shows a uniformed policeman on his hands and knees snorting a li...

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Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows. The findings revealed that women who used birth pill for more than seven years had a 19 per cent lower risk of developing rheum...

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Mark Schwahn 'absolutely' up for 'One Tree Hill' film

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mark Schwahn, creator of one of the most popular American teen dramas, One Tree Hill, says he will absolutely turn the TV show into a film if its cast is willing to do it. Long before One Tree Hill burst on to the small screen in 2003, Schwahn, also a writer, director and producer, had plans to make it a film proper. But that project never took off. It's ...

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Chelsea have to decide what to do, says Costa

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Diego Costa says Chelsea are obliged to make an immediate decision about his future amid an ongoing impasse between the Spain striker and the London club. In an interview with journalists in Brazil, where Costa is currently on an extended holiday, the 28-year-old reaffirmed his desire to leave Stamford Bridge before the close of the summer transfer window, r...

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Workplace flexibility may boost women's careers post childbirth

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Providing flexibility to women at their workplace may help them to maintain their careers after childbirth, says a new research paper. The study highlights the fact that it is the ability to take advantage of the opportunity to work flexibly that is most useful in preventing women from dropping out of the labour market after having their first child. The stu...

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Social media trolls are cowards: Frankie Bridge

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Frankie Bridge feels that people who troll others over social media are cowards. Bridge has previously been subjected to harsh criticism on social media platforms like Twitter, and she believes the general public is unaware of the severity of the problem, reports dailymail.co.uk. I was really surprised that people weren't aware that this goes on. I fi...

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Looking into reports of missing British child in Spain attack: May

London, Aug 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government was trying its best to look into reports of a missing child with dual British nationality after deadly terrorist attacks in Spain which left 14 people dead. We're urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual national, Xinhua news agency quoted the Prime Minister as saying. ...

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