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Google doodle pays homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

Tweet Washington, Jan. 21 (ANI): Google reportedly came up with a peaceful rendition on Martin Luther King Jr. on its doodle section, to pay homage to the legend, who…

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Night work ‘throws body into chaos’

Doing the night shift throws the body “into chaos” and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Now scientists at the Sleep Research Centre in Surrey have uncovered the disruption shift work causes at the deepest molecular level. Experts said the scale, speed and severity ...

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Comet-chasing Rosetta bleeps ‘Hello World’ after three-year hibernation

A European comet-chasing spacecraft that has been in hibernation for almost three years has woken up and sent its first signal back to Earth. The European Space Agency (ESA) received the all-clear message “Hello World!” from its Rosetta spacecraft, 500 million miles away, shortly after 6pm. Rosetta was put into hibernation 31…

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Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warms

Tweet Washington, Jan. 20 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos are likely to double in number as Earth warms. Co-author, Dr Agus Santoso of ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (CoECSS), said that Earth currently experiences an unusually strong El Nino…

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Ex China premier Wen Jiabao states innocence in letter to Hong Kong columnist

Former premier Wen Jiabao has insisted on his innocence and integrity in a letter to a Hong Kong newspaper columnist in a bid to contain damage from claims that his extended family accumulated massive wealth during his tenure at the top. “I have never been involved and would not get involved in one single deal of abusing my power for ...

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Dennis Rodman In Rehab For Alcohol Abuse

19 January 2014, 1:33 Dennis Rodman In Rehab For Alcohol Abuse Tweet Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation centre. His agent, Darren Prince, confirmed the move but would not say in which facility Rodman is being treated or how long he is expected to be there. Rodman has recently returned from a controversial trip ...

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Libya declares state of emergency

Libya has declared a state of emergency, an official said, as the air force attacked remote south to end unrest between rival armed groups that have been clashing for days. The General National Congress, Libya’s highest political authority, took the decision on Saturday during an “extraordinary…

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In Japan, 250 bottlenose dolphins await slaughter or captivity

LONDON: More than 250 bottlenose dolphins have been rounded up by Japanese fisherman to be slaughtered for meat or sold into captivity, animal conservationists are warning. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) said dolphins were corralled into the Taiji cove and held overnight as the town’s controversial annual hunt was underway. It said one dolphin died in the process, and ...

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200,000 assemble in Ukraine in defiance of protest curbs

KIEV: Some 200,000 Ukrainian protesters massed in central Kiev on Sunday in defiance of hugely controversial new curbs pushed through by President Viktor Yanukovych in a bid to suppress a pro-EU protest movement. Many demonstrators wore pots and colanders on their heads while others sported ski, medical and carnival masks to mock the new legislation which forbids protesters from covering ...

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‘Diabolical’ Arab countries behind Iraq strife: Nuri al-Maliki

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki blamed “diabolical” and “treacherous” Arab countries for a protracted surge in nationwide violence in a speech on Sunday, but stopped short of naming individual countries. The premier said suicide bombers were coming to Iraq from as far as Morocco, Libya and Yemen, but did not single out countries…

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