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  • Soon, glasses made from metals
    12:36 PM

    New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The glasses you use could soon be as strong as metals as engineers from University of Pittsburgh have just done what materials scientists have long sought to do: turning pure monoatomic metals into glass. The researchers transformation liquefied elemental metals tantalum and vanadium into glass

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  • High sodium diets kill 1.6 mn people a year globally: Study
    12:08 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) In a global analysis spanning across 187 countries, researchers have found that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year are owing to high sodium consumption above the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation of two gram (2,000mg) per day. “These 1.65 million deaths represent nearly one

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  • San Lorenzo win Copa Libertadores
    12:07 PM

    Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (IANS) Argentine football club San Lorenzo won the 2014 Copa Libertadores here after a 1-0 win over Nacional of Paraguay at the Nuevo Gasometro Stadium. With the first leg finishing 1-1 last week, the win gave the Argentine’s a 2-1 aggregate win and their first ever

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  • Indian-origin scientists discover sleep-regulating gene
    12:06 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A team led by two Indian-origin scientists has identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. The discovery can provide potential therapeutic target to help night-shift workers or jet-lagged travellers adjust to time differences more quickly. “It is possible that the severity of many dementias

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  • Transport initiatives to ease congestion at Nanjing Youth Olympics
    11:38 AM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) With the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to open here Saturday, traffic concerns are among the top priorities and a number of measures have been put in place, said Mao Hanqi, the transport and security spokesperson for the Nanjing traffic management bureau. Mao expressed

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  • Modi wishes Pakistan on its I-Day
    11:29 AM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wished Pakistan on its 68th Independence Day. “On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan,” said a tweet on Modi’s twitter handle.

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  • ‘Sikandar’ will be Suriya’s own ‘Baasha’: L. Sridhar
    11:22 AM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Producer L. Sridhar, who has acquired the rights of the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film “Anjaan” titled “Sikandar”, says the movie will do for Suriya what “Baasha” did for superstar Rajinikanth many years ago. Both versions of the film are releasing Friday. “I can confidently

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  • Dortmund beat Bayern to clinch German Supercup
    11:20 AM

    Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Borussia Dortmund to snatch the DFL (German Football League) Supercup for the second time in row. Juergen Klopp’s men sealed the first title of the season, as Bayern Munich were unable to respond to the goals by Mkhitaryan and

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  • Islamabad braces for protest marches as Pakistan celebrates independence
    11:20 AM

    Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) As Pakistan celebrated its 68th Independence Day Thursday, supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) parties remained determined to march towards Islamabad. The marches have been called to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Dawn online reported. According to

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