• Want to be world’s first doctor of chocolate?
    10:30 AM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS) Love chocolates? You have a mighty reason to relish them more as the Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolates!Yes, you read it right. The sweet-toothed candidate will undertake a three-and-a-half year PhD course to become the world’s first “doctor of chocolate”.The course

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  • Facebook offers free internet access to Zambians
    10:20 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook has launched a free app that provides limited internet access to people in the African nation Zambia who have mobile phones without data plans.Airtel customers can download the app called Internet.org for access to 13 outlets, including Facebook and Wikipedia, SF Gate reported.The Internet.org coalition

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  • Sunny Monday in Delhi
    10:00 AM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) It will be a hot and sunny Monday here, the Met Office said.The sky was clear in the morning and the minimum temperature was 27 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, said the India Meteorological Department. The day’s maximum temperature is expected to hover around

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  • Sensex trades flat; auto stocks gain
    9:48 AM

    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday was trading flat at 14.25 points or 0.05 percent up as auto stocks rallied.Good buying was observed in auto and capital goods, while marginal selling pressure was seen in metal and IT sectors.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the

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  • Progress made in Ukraine crisis talks: German FM
    9:40 AM

    Berlin, Aug 18 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Monday said there was progress in the quadrilateral talks on the Ukrainian crisis.The meeting of French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers Sunday was difficult but necessary in view of the on-going violence in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua quoted Steinmeier as saying.Steinmeier said

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  • South Korea, US launch joint military drill
    8:48 AM

    Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korea and the US Monday launched a joint military exercise aimed at defending South Korea from possible security threats from North Korea.The Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint military drill is a computer-assisted simulation exercise which will run until Aug 29, reports Xinhua.It will mobilize around 50,000

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  • US destroys armed vehicles of militants in Iraq
    7:52 AM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.The Central Command said a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft were used to conduct 14 air strikes aimed at supporting

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  • I need more races: Bolt
    7:22 AM

    Rio De Jaeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro Sunday.The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain’s Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported.“I had

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  • Pakistan government to hold dialogue with protestors
    5:02 AM

    slamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani government Sunday announced to hold talks with two opposition political leaders who are leading thousands of their supporters in sit-ins in Islamabad and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced talks with the opposition leaders shortly after anti-government leader Imran

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