• Cook reveals wife convinced him to stay on as captain
    12:16 PM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS) With the series won 3-1, that too convincingly, England captain Alastair Cook paid rich tribute to his wife Alice for persuading him to stay on as the skipper during the tough times against Sri Lanka and India.After the loss to Sri Lanka in the Headingly Test, ahead

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  • 8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation
    12:14 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000 years – that contributes to the Tibetans’ ability to live in low-oxygen conditions.The researchers found that the newly-identified genetic variation protects Tibetans by decreasing the

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  • ‘Honesty important in recreating true stories’
    12:06 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, who will make his directorial debut with Tamil action-thriller “Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka” based on a true incident, says one needs to be extremely honest while recreating a story based on real-life events.“Try to be as honest as possible to the incident. Having said that,

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  • Risky situations fuel anxiety among women
    12:04 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Risky situations in any setting increases anxiety among women, leading them to perform worse under stressed circumstances, finds a new study.Increased anxiety in risky settings is problematic for women because it may depress their ability to achieve.“Women have worse task performance than men in risky situations,

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  • Visa woes for Pakistani squash players
    12:04 PM

    Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani players were forced to miss the Professional Squash Association’s CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championship since they were not issued visas by the Malaysian High Commission.A Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) official said that the federation had applied for visas well in time by Aug 11 but the

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  • New drug restores hair growth in human trials
    12:02 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers from the Columbia University have restored hair in patients suffering from alopecia areata – a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.They identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata.They tested an FDA-approved drug that eliminated these immune cells and

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  • Man injured in Pakistani firing hospitalised
    12:02 PM

    Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) A civilian was injured in firing by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir and has been admitted to a hospital here, police said Monday. Attar Singh, a 66-year-old from Pindi Kudwal village in R.S. Pura sector was admitted to the Government Medical College Jammu, a police official

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  • Australian sex offender caught after 20 years
    12:00 PM

    Canberra, Aug 18 (IANS) An Australian man accused of sexually assaulting five young girls more than 20 years ago has been arrested in Sydney.According to the police, DNA evidence led to the arrest, Xinhua reported.The girls, aged between 10 and 17 years old, were attacked over two years between 1989 and

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  • ‘Actors need to regularly reinvent’
    11:58 AM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Sumanth Ashwin, who is basking in the success of Telugu romantic-drama “Lovers”, says it’s very important to keep reinventing to sustain in the film industry.“I always tell myself I can do better with a scene or film. I never let the success of my work blind

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