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  • Literature Nobel goes to French writer for evoking ‘art of memory’
    6:50 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) The 69-year-old Patrick Modiano Thursday became the 11th French writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”. Peter Englund, the Nobel Academy’s permanent

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  • MH17 victim found wearing oxygen mask: Dutch minister
    6:25 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the passengers on the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had an oxygen mask on, media reported Thursday. His revelation casts doubt on the theory that all 298 passengers on board died instantly when the plane was

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  • Cara Delevingne dating Jack O’Connell?
    4:45 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) Model Cara Delevingne, who has been linked to the likes of Harry Styles and Jake Bugg in the past, is reportedly dating actor Jack O’Connell. They are not said to be serious yet, reports mirror.co.uk. “Jack and Cara get on really well. So far their relationship

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  • How the violin got its shape over centuries
    4:18 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) The first violins appeared in 16th century Italy and since then their designers have continued to incorporate numerous innovations to improve the acoustical properties and playability of violins, says a study. To better characterise the history of the violin, the author analysed the evolution of the

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  • Healthy diet and lifestyle lowers stroke risk among women
    4:03 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) Women following a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke, found a study. The study looked at five factors making up a healthy lifestyle: healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption, no smoking, physically active and healthy body mass index (BMI). Compared with

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  • How ‘I love you’ fades into oblivion for married couples
    3:16 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) How many times do you say ‘I love you’ to your spouse even after completing 10 years of living under one roof? Well, if you are looking for an answer, here it is. According to a research, after spending 10 years with the same person, just

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  • Most people appreciate siblings after 25 years of age
    3:16 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) The constant quarrelling and bickering among siblings during childhood does change into love — but it takes a quarter of a century for them to come to this stage. Most people are likely to get along with their siblings after age 25, says an interesting study,

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  • Men twice as likely as women to die after hip fracture
    3:09 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) Men are the “weaker sex” in terms of death and disability caused by osteoporosis as their bone health is simply being ignored by the healthcare systems, shows a study. According to researchers, men are not being adequately diagnosed or treated for osteoporosis, with those suffering a

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  • Three killed, two injured in Pakistan drone attack
    12:49 PM

    Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) At least three people were killed and two injured during a US drone strike in Pakistan’s restive north Waziristan tribal region, a media report said Thursday. The drone fired missiles at a vehicle in the Loman area of Dattakhel tehsil, Dawn online reported. Thursday’s strike is

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  • Told ECB of three players’ access to KP parody handle: Stewart
    12:48 PM

    London, Oct 9 (IANS) Alec Stewart has stood by claims in Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography that the former England wicketkeeper had informed the ECB of three English players who had access to the controversial batsman’s parody Twitter account. According to Daily Mail, Pietersen in his book wrote that Stewart, a former

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  • First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain
    6:18 PM

    London, Oct 8 (IANS) The first space weather forecast centre opened Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England. With a funding of 4.6 million pounds ($7.4 million) from the British government, the Met Office Space Weather Centre in Devon also houses the Met Office’s headquarters, Xinhua reported. It will provide space weather

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