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'Love Sonia' a powerful reminder of women's exploitation, says producer

London, June 22 (IANS) Europe's largest South Asian film event, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival, opened on Thursday night with the world premiere of Tabrez Noorani's Love Sonia. Its producer David Womark says the movie is a poignant and timely reminder of the exploitation women face in transnational sex trade. The film, starring Demi Moore, Richa Chadha, Frieda Pinto, Ma...

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Saif, Kareena enjoy quality time in London

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan enjoyed thier vacation in London, and say they love going to the city. London has always been one of our favourite cities in the world and every time we visit this city, we discover something new, they said in a joint statement to IANS. They added: This time, we chose to stay in Windsor because we w...

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Long-extinct gibbon skeleton found in ancient Chinese tomb

London, June 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new genus and species of now extinct gibbon in the tomb of an ancient Chinese noble woman. The remains of the gibbon, named Junzi imperialis, consisted primarily of a partial facial skeleton. It was discovered amidst the grave-menagerie of an approximately 2,200-2,300 year-old tomb in the ancient capital city of Chang'an, in modern Sha...

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Probiotics can halve risk of bone loss in elderly women

London, June 22 (IANS) Apart from keeping your gut healthy, consuming a diet rich in probiotics -- also called as good or helpful bacteria -- may cut the risk of osteoporosis, an age-related bone loss condition that causes fractures among one in three women over age 50 worldwide, finds a study. In the study, older women who received probiotics, the risk of bone loss was halved compared t...

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Man arrested over London tube station bomb threat

London, June 22 (IANS) A man accused of going on to the tracks at London's Charing Cross tube station on Friday and falsely claiming to have a bomb was arrested by police and detained under the Mental Health Act. British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were called after receiving reports of a man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb. The 38-year-man's claim sparked panic and led to...

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4 cups of coffee daily may boost heart functions in elderly

London, June 22 (IANS) Drinking four cups of coffee daily might be a healthy addiction, especially in older adults, as it can enhance the function of heart cells as well as help recover from heart attacks, say researchers. The study, conducted on mice showed that coffee promotes movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria -- cell powerhouse -- which then enhances their function to...

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London tube station evacuated after bomb threat

London, June 22 (IANS) A London tube station was evacuated on Friday following reports of a man claiming to have a bomb. The man reportedly went on the tracks of the Charing Cross station, sparking panic and the evacuation as the emergency services went to the scene, reports the Guardian. British Transport Police have arrested the man and said: We are now working to reopen the st...

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EU launches retaliatory tariffs on US goods

London, June 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Friday launched tariffs on some $3.2 billion worth of American goods, in retaliation for tariffs US President Donald Trump's administration imposed on imported steel and aluminium earlier this month. The bloc slapped a 25 per cent tariff on American products such as whiskey, tobacco, Harley Davidson motorcycles, cranberries and peanut but...

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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

London, June 22 (IANS) Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of project fear, but its dawning reality, BBC reported on Friday. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK. Last week, the outgoing ...

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Djokovic routs Dimitrov to reach Queen's Club quarter-finals

London, June 22 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic showed more signs of returning to a championship level, brushing aside fifth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Queen's Club Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up event. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion who missed the latter part of last season with an elbow injury but has made strides toward his best leve...

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EU tariffs on US goods come into force

London, June 22 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump's trade policy. The duties on 2.4 billion pounds worth of US goods came into force on Friday, BBC reported. Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and orange juice. European C...

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Gene-edited pigs resistant to deadly virus

London, June 21 (IANS) Genetically modified pigs are resistant to the world's costliest livestock diseases that causes breathing trouble, death among young animals as well as causing pregnant sows to lose their litter, a study has found. According to the study, the modified animals were not affected with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) -- a killer virus which costs t...

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UK Trade Minister quits in protest over Heathrow Airport expansion

London, June 21 (IANS) British Trade Minister Greg Hands handed in his resignation on Thursday in protest over the proposed expansion of London's Heathrow Airport. Hands said he had no choice but to quit after Prime Minister Teresa May issued an instruction to Conservative MPs to vote in favour of a multi-billion dollar third runway at Britain's biggest airport. Hands announced h...

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Trump, Putin likely to meet in mid-July

Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are planning to meet in mid-July, the media reported on Thursday. A diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the meeting in Washington but Moscow has insisted on neutral ground. They are likely to meet in Vienna, the official said. However, no official announce...

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How do dogs understand human emotions?

London, June 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how your canine is able to read your facial expressions, understand the tone of your voice? It is because they use different parts of their brains to process negative and positive human emotions, a study says. According to the study, by living in close contact with humans, dogs have developed specific skills such as picking up on emotional cues contai...

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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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Beckham predicts England-Argentina World Cup final

London, June 21 (IANS) Former England football captain David Beckham on Thursday predicted an England-Argentina final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia. I think obviously my choice would be England to win the competition, but that's me being biased and passionate about my country, Beckham was quoted as saying by BBC while speaking at an event in China. The last time England...

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Twitterati logical in mornings, emotional in evenings: Study

London, June 21 (IANS) Early morning tweets are often based on a logical way of thinking, while those in the evenings and nights are high on emotions, finds an analysis of 800-million tweets. The findings showed that our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24-hour pattern. At 6 a.m., analytical thinking was shown to peak; the words and language at...

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Parineeti brings best out of me while shooting: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says his Namaste England co-star Parineeti Chopra brings out his best while shooting for a film. Arjun, Parineeti and director Vipul Amrutlal Shah interacted with the media here at the wrap-up party of Namaste England on Wednesday. Both actors earlier featured in Ishaqzaade, and Namaste England marks the second time that they have been pa...

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Summer solstice draws crowds of merrymakers to Stonehenge

Stonehenge (United Kingdom), June 21 (IANS) The Earth's northern hemisphere welcomed its longest day of the year on Thursday and hundreds of people gathered at Stonehenge in southern England to celebrate the solstice and the coming of summer. Stonehenge, a neolithic stone circle on a plain by the Avon river dating back as far as 3000-2000 BC, has in Western culture become synonymous with...

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