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Jitu Rai books Rio 2016 berth
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Jitu finished behind South Korea’s double Olympic Champion Jin Jongoh in a closely contested final.

For Lionel Messi,time is the best medicine in World Cup year
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

Barcelona and Argentina will do well to wait for the 27-year old to return to full fitness.

Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq claim Falluja as ‘independent state’
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

In one area of Falluja,a militant said over a mosque loudspeaker,"We are God’s rule on Earth."

Rutlemania is back,and it’s unreal
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

A Beatles parody band,created as both tribute and goof,that was almost too good.

Miley Cyrus on twerking to the top
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

In 2013,Miley Cyrus wagged her tongue and set tongues wagging.

Brainlike computers, learning from experience
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

New computing approach is based on biological nervous system,specifically on how neurons react to stimuli and connect with other neurons to interpret information.

Breathing new life into old maps
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

The University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab has added modern bells and whistles to the landmark Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.

In the human brain,size isn’t everything
Sun, Jan 05, 2014

The human brain is exceptional,too. At three pounds,it is gigantic relative to our body size.

Cleaning the mobile germ warehouse
Sat, Jan 04, 2014

Repeated studies show what accumulates is germy nastiness worse than what is on the bottom of your shoe.

An abnormal stroke risk
Sat, Jan 04, 2014

Atrial fibrillation can cause strokes even among lean and physically active people.

Increasing ski helmet use isn’t reducing serious brain injuries
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

Unsettling trend of accidents could be down to young enthusiasts engaging in risky manoeuvres.

Up early and in line for a marijuana milestone in Colorado
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

Regulators said Colorado’s first sales — on a day called Green Wednesday by enthusiasts — went smoothly.

Recognise Israel as Jewish state: Netanyahu
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

Israeli leaders say refugee question can be resolved separately and the status of Israel’s Arab minority can be protected.

Parts of 2 key Iraqi cities fall to Qaeda group active in Syria
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

Radical Sunni militants free prisoners,torch police stations and seize mosques in Falluja and Ramadi.

United in hate
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Europe’s far-right nationalists are forming alliances to weaken the European Union.

N Korea’s Kim says he wants better ties with South
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

North Korea has often called for improved ties with the South in its New Year messages.

Iranian diplomat returns home after 4 yrs of exile in US
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Mousavian acted as an unofficial Iranian government representative.

Young and always restless
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The anxieties of millennials today seem so 21st century. They aren’t.

Bomb attacks in Russia echo threats by ‘Russia’s bin Laden’
Wed, Jan 01, 2014

The attacks,coming only six weeks before the opening of the Olympics just 400 miles away,sowed widespread fear across the country.

Cooper Tire terminates $2.5 billion sale to Apollo
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

Apollo: Cooper unwilling to work on completing the merger

The invention of culturomics
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

In English,the “-ed” past-tense ending of Proto-Germanic,like a superior life form,drove out the Proto-Indo-European system of indicating tenses by vowel changes.

Rare elected US socialist makes waves
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

Ask Sawant about almost any problem facing America today,and her answer will probably include the “S” word.

Do elephants have souls?
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The best magazine essays of the year

Polio supervisor gunned down in Pakistan
Mon, Dec 30, 2013

The Taliban has threatened the lives of health workers who immunise children.

Gynaecology’s gender question
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

When US gynaecologists were told to stop treating men,it led to a debate on male-female boundaries.

A gift for all times
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

In the semiaquatic Zeus beetle,the female is about twice the size of the male.

Laughter has its downers
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Laughter can trigger the rare but possibly grievous Pilgaard-Dahl and Boerhaave’s syndromes.

Worked to death
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

The death of a 24-yr-old copywriter in Indonesia has become a cautionary tale,drawing scrutiny on the ad industry’s ways.

Baby Beiber’s growth pangs
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

It’s not a surprise that when you place the world in the hands of a boy,he drops it. But going rogue may be only way to save the pop star’s career.

Looking Back 2013
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s death sparked much debate — not least over her £1.2 million funeral cost.

What lies on other side of Wolf’s Wall Street
Sun, Dec 29, 2013

For many of Belfort’s victims,the movie brings back old pain of being cheated.

Anti-Assad Lebanese politician killed in powerful Beirut blast
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

A powerful bomb shook central Beirut Friday morning,rattling windows and sending a black plume of smoke into the sky. Lebanese Red Cross officials reported five dead and 15 injured in the blast. The Associated Press,citing security officials,said Mohammed B Chattah,a former Lebanese government minister and ambassador to the United States,was among the victims and possibly […]

Deal to move Okinawa base wins approval
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Nakaima also said he would call for the closure of the old base in five years.

NSA surveillance ‘lawful’: US judge
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

This blunt tool only works because it collects everything,Judge Pauley said in the ruling.

‘Common knee surgery does very little for some’
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

The study,conducted in Finland,involved a small subset of meniscal tears.

For fitness intensity matters
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Lesson learnt from 2013 studies: Vigorous workout most effective.