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  • Bad sleep may increase suicide risk in older adults
    1:14 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Older adults who complain of poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, are at increased risk for suicide, says a study. Two sleep factors in particular – difficulty falling asleep and non-restorative sleep – were associated with increased suicide risk. “We suggest that poor subjective

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  • Gold, World Gold, Global jewellery,  Gold market, Jewellery,  ETFs,
    1:02 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The global demand for gold in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014 declined by 16 percent year-on-year to 964 tonnes as consumers and investors pulled back and consolidated their activity, a World Gold Council report said Thursday. The demand for the yellow metal stood at

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  • IOC’s ‘life-changing factory’ in place at Nanjing 2014
    12:28 PM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will offer participating athletes more than two dozen cultural and educational events that promote the spirit of Olympism while integrating real-life issues faced by young sportspersons on and off the field of play. The events are considered a key

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mummification began 1,500 years earlier than thought
    11:16 AM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) The process of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, says an 11-year long study, thus pushing back the origins of a central and vital facet of ancient Egyptian culture by over a millennium. Scientific evidence for the early use of resins

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  • Pope Francis begins first Asia trip
    11:12 AM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Pope Francis arrived Thursday in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013, media reported. During his trip, he will beatify 124 Korean Catholics who died for their faith in the 18th and 19th Centuries, BBC reported.

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  • Schalke sign goalkeeper Christian Wetklo
    11:02 AM

    Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Mainz goalkeeper Christian Wetklo has joined German football club Schalke for a year. Schalke signed Wetklo as a backup goalkeeper, as new arrival Fabian Giefer will be sidelined until October. Thus Ralf Fahrmann remains the starting goalkeeper while Wetklo will be the number two between

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  • Taiwan Masters increases prize money
    10:38 AM

    Kuala Lumpur, Aug 14 (IANS) The long-running Mercuries Taiwan Masters will celebrate its 28th edition in October with a record prize fund of $650,000, officials announced Thursday. Taiwan Masters will return to its traditional home at the fabled Taiwan Golf and Country Club’s Tamsui course from Oct 2 to 5

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  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett fielding consultant
    10:38 AM

    Melbourne, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Australian all-rounder Greg Blewett was Thursday appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) to work with the national team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CA executive general manager team performance Pat Howard said Blewett’s appointment followed

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