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  • India’s wholesale inflation at 0.11 in December 2014
    8:03 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) India’s wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation fell to 0.11 percent in December 2014 from 6.40 percent in the corresponding month of 2013. The rate of inflation based on WPI was nil for November from 1.77 percent for the previous month (October). Data furnished by

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  • O’Sullivan equals Hendry’s century breaks record
    8:03 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan equalled the record of Stephen Hendry’s 775th century breaks in a 6-4 win over Ricky Walden at the snooker Masters at the Alexandra Palace here. O’Sullivan Tuesday fluked the final yellow in the 10th frame, and added the green, brown and blue

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  • Napping boosts infants’ memory
    8:01 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) While babies devote the majority of their time to sleeping, researchers have now found that napping helps them develop memory and retain new behaviours they have learnt. “These findings are particularly interesting to both parents and educationalists because they suggest that the optimal time for infants

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  • Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until 66 m years ago
    8:00 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Dinosaurs flourished in Europe until the asteroid impact that wiped them out 66 million years ago, a new study shows. By looking at the variety and ages of their fossils, the team of British researchers has determined that dinosaurs remained diverse in European ecosystems very late

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  • De Villiers most valuable cricketer: Gilchrist
    7:33 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has dubbed South Africa captain AB de Villiers the “most valuable cricketer on the planet”. Gilchrist, a three-time ICC Cricket World Cup winner, also tipped all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as one to watch in next month’s tournament. “(De Villiers’) versatility is extraordinary

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  • Lloyd disappointed with Gayle’s comments
    7:23 AM

    Kingston (Jamaica), Jan 14 (IANS) West Indies selectors’ chairman Clive Lloyd has said he is disappointed with comments made by opener Chris Gayle criticising the decision to omit Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the squad for next month’s cricket World Cup. Gayle suggested victimisation in the omission of the

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  • Luzon appointed Charlton coach
    4:01 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Israeli Guy Luzon has been appointed as the new head coach of Charlton Athletic, the English second-tier club announced. Luzon succeeds Belgian Bob Peeters, who was sacked Sunday after a 0-1 loss at home to Brighton and Hove Albion that left Charlton in 14th place in

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  • Aston Villa sign Spanish midfielder Gil
    3:21 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil has joined Aston Villa from Valencia on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club announced. The 22-year-old, who is a Spain Under-21 international, can play on either flank or behind a striker and has been signed to bolster a Villa attack

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  • No nip and tuck for James Corden
    12:29 AM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) British actor James Corden says he is so averse to the idea of going under the knife that he would prefer making his manhood smaller over a surgery. The 36-year-old shared his views on plastic surgeries while talking to Heat magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “You know what,

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  • European Parliament approves new legislation on GM crops
    11:33 PM

    London, Jan 14 (IANS) The European Parliament (EP) voted Tuesday to allow European Union(EU) member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops on their own territory. The rule change, informally agreed by the EP and the Council of the EU in December, was originally tabled

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  • IS making advances in Afghanistan: Report
    1:22 PM

    London, Jan 13 (IANS) The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) is recruiting and operating in some provinces of Afghanistan, a media report said Tuesday citing officials. A man identified as Mullah Abdul Rauf has been claiming to represent IS in the southern Helmand province, setting up a network of

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  • Chinese, Singaporean, Korean ballkids to feature at Australian Open
    1:03 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Maria Sharapova and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis Tuesday unveiled the 380 ballkids, including Chinese, Singaporean and Korean children, who will line the Australian Open tennis courts during the tournament which starts Monday. World No.2 Sharapova, undefeated in 2015 following her title win over Ana Ivanovic in Brisbane,

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