• North Korea fires short-range projectiles (Lead)
    12:20 PM

    Pyongyang, Aug 14 (IANS) North Korea Thursday fired five short-range projectiles shortly after its committee for reunification called for an end to inter-Korean hostilities and elimination of barriers to reconciliation and unity. The projectiles were launched from 300 mm-caliber multiple-rocket launchers in the forenoon and shortly after noon, Xinhua quoted

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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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  • Creating boxing scars was challenging in ‘Mary Kom’: Make-up artist
    12:04 PM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Make-up artist Subhash Shinde, most popular for his work in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, says creating boxing scars with prosthetic make-up in Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom” was challenging as it required a lot of time and detailing. “Mary Kom”, based on Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C.

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  • Three policemen killed in Afghan blast
    11:58 AM

    Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and four others injured early Thursday in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Laghman province. “An Afghan Local Police (ALP) vehicle set off a bomb planted by the roadside,” an official told Xinhua. An ALP commander was killed in the

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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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