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Failure teaches more than success: Rakul Preet

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet feels it is very important for everyone to go through ups and downs, and says failure teaches more than success. In life, failure teaches more than success because if you don't have failures you will never value success and never understand how it is to taste success, Rakul told IANS. It is very important for everyone to go through ups...

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US stocks open lower after Fed's rate-hike decision

New York, March 23 (IANS) US stocks opened lower on Thursday as traders were sifting through the Federal Reserve's latest decision to raise interest rates. Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 265.07 points, or 1.07 per cent, to 24,417.24, reports Xinhua. The S&P 500 decreased 24.66 points, or 0.91 per cent, to 2,687.27. The Nasdaq Composite I...

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Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe resigns

Washington, March 23 (IANS) John Dowd, US President Donald Trump's lead lawyer who was handling the response to the special counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, resigned on Thursday. Dowd had considered leaving several times in recent months and concluded that Trump was increasingly ignoring his adv...

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Know why obese people have less sensitive taste buds

New York, March 22 (IANS) Inflammation, driven by obesity, may reduce the number of taste buds on the tongue by 25 per cent, while affecting a person's sensitivity to the taste of food, researchers have found. Obesity is known to be associated with a chronic state of low-grade inflammation in the adipose tissue that stores energy in the form of fat. The adipose tissue further pro...

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'Hip Hop Stroke' intervention can raise awareness, save lives

New York, March 22 (IANS) Have you ever heard songs with lyrics based on heart conditions? A new intervention that uses hip hop music with stroke education lyrics may increase stroke awareness among economically-disadvantaged, minority children, and their parents, according to researchers. The lack of stroke recognition results in dangerous delays in treatment, said Olajide Willi...

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Menopausal hormone therapy likely to boost brain skills

New York, March 22 (IANS) Hormone therapy taken to relieve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, may also play a beneficial role in improving memory and thinking skills, a study suggests. Hormone therapy refers to either oestrogen or combination oestrogen or progesterone treatment. The study led by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US, showed ...

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Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

New York, March 22 (IANS) Love to savour your ice cream in its solid state for longer and hate to see it melt? Scientists have found a solution to this problem in a banana plant extract that they say could be key to a creamier and longer lasting ice cream. The findings showed that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase she...

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Putin may have dirt on Trump: CIA ex-chief

Washington, March 22 (IANS) A former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John O. Brennan, has said that he thinks Russia might have some kind of compromising information on President Donald Trump. His remark on Wednesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe set off furious speculation about whether the former spy chief was basing that assertion on inside information. Brennan, who se...

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New design could make lithium-air batteries practical

New York, March 22 (IANS) Researchers have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment, bringing them closer to everyday use. The new battery functioned after a record-breaking 750 charge/discharge cycles, according to a study published in the journal Nature. Our lithium-air battery design represents a revolution in the battery community, said co-...

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Grilled meat can make your BP levels soar: Study

New York, March 22 (IANS) Unable to resist eating at least two servings of grilled, broiled, or roasted fish, chicken or beef a week? Beware! High-temperature cooking releases chemicals that may raise your blood pressure levels, a precursor for many cardiovascular diseases, finds a Harvard study. The findings showed 17 per cent higher risk of developing high blood pressure among those wh...

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US Congress unveils $1.3tn spending package

Washington, March 22 (IANS) The US Congress has unveiled a massive bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package that will keep the government funded until the end of September and has President Donald Trump's support, the media reported. But it was not immediately clear whether the proposal will pass Congress in time to avert a government shutdown on Friday at midnight, reports CNN. ...

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UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

New York, March 21 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. The UN chief made the remarks in a speech to the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Guterres said...

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All about Cambridge Analytica data scandal

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica, the London-based data consultancy firm in the midst of a global row, has allegedly been using Facebook users' data to unfairly influence election results by psychological manipulation, entrapment techniques and fake news campaigns. But Britain's Channel 4 News on Monday exposed how senior executives at Cambridge Analytica were caught on cam...

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Austin bombing suspect dies after detonating explosive

New York, March 21 (IANS) A suspect in a wave of bombing attacks in Texas capital city of Austin killed himself inside his car with an explosive device on Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, police said. Since the bombings started on March 2, investigators hunted for clues, calling the attacks the work of a serial bomber who kept changing his tactics. The bombings killed two peopl...

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Beetroot compound may prevent Alzheimer's

New York, March 21 (IANS) A compound found in beetroot that gives the vegetable its distinctive red colour could help prevent Alzheimer's, finds a study that could lead to the development of drugs for treating the disease. The findings showed that the compound betanin in beetroot extract could eventually help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process that is ass...

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High meat intake may up liver disease risk

New York, March 21 (IANS) Meat lovers please take note. Increased consumption of red or processed meat may increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers have found. NAFLD is considered as the hepatic component of the metabolic syndrome, with insulin resistance and inflammation as key factors in its pathophysiology, said lead author Shira Zelber-Sa...

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New blast injures 1 in US' Texas

New York, March 21 (IANS) A new explosion injured one person in Texas capital city of Austin, police and medical service said. It was the fifth blast to rock the US city in March. The Austin Fire Department said a man in his thirties received potentially serious injuries in the explosion at the Goodwill charity shop on Brodie Lane, the BBC reported. Austin Police Department tweet...

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EU, British lawmakers asks Facebook's chief to clarify data breach

Brussels, March 21 (IANS) European Union (EU) and British lawmakers demanded on Tuesday that social media giant Facebook should clarify data breach following revelations that personal data was massively misused for political purposes. We have invited Mark Zuckerberg to the European Parliament. Facebook needs to clarify before the representatives of 500 million Europeans that personal dat...

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UK data watchdog seeks warrant to search Cambridge Analytica Hq

New York/London, March 20 (IANS) The UK Information Commissioner on Tuesday sought a court warrant to enter the London headquarters of political data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica that worked with Donald Trump's election team and allegedly harvested Facebook profiles of US voters to influence their choices at the ballot box. The data protection watchdog also ordered the audit...

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Self-driving Uber car kills woman in US

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) A self-driving Volvo SUV from the ride-hailing giant Uber traveling at 64 km per hour has killed a woman in the US state of Arizona, triggering a heated debate on whether autonomous cars are safe enough and who is to blame for the death. Social media users expressed sadness and regret for the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was pushing her bicycle...

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