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Nishikori secures place in Memphis Open quarter-finals
Memphis (Tennessee), Feb 11 (IANS) Top seeded Kei Nishikori has secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Memphis Open tennis defeating American Ryan Harrison 6-2, 7-5.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:02:25 PM

Pandit Jasraj honoured in Houston
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Pandit Jasraj has been honoured in Houston for his lifelong contribution to classical Indian art. He is happy that he is able to popularise Hindustani music in the US.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:50:03 PM

Kate Winslet in 'Collateral Beauty'?
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet is in talks to join the upcoming drama film "Collateral Beauty", which stars Will Smith in the lead.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:38:03 PM

Taraji P. Henson to play mathematics genius next
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Taraji P. Henson has been roped in to play mathematics genius Katherine Johnson in upcoming film "Hidden Figures".

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:16:04 PM

Learn boxing from trap-jaw ants
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Boxing great Muhammad Ali famously declared his intent to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" but perhaps pugilists should look to another type of insect for inspiration -- the trap-jaw ant.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:10:03 PM

Don't promote ex-army chief, Sri Lanka told
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of former army chief Sarath Fonseka contradicts pledges to probe alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:02:11 PM

Fish oil-based diet may help combat Alzheimer's disease
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Feeding fish oil-based diet for three weeks has been found to slow progression of Alzheimer's like symptoms in mouse models of the disease, reports a new study, supporting viability of a dietary approach to combat the brain disorder in humans.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:50:04 PM

Garner asks Kentucky lawmakers to protect children's literacy programmes
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner is urging Kentucky lawmakers to protect funding for early education programmes.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:18:04 PM

Exercise with meditation helps beat depression
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) If you feel down and out most of the time, try meditation coupled with aerobic exercises twice a week for just two months to beat the blues forever, finds a study, adding that this mind and body combination reduced the symptoms of depression by 40 percent in the study participants.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:28:03 PM

Why lovers buy V-Day presents when come with free gifts
New York, Feb 11 (IANS) You are more likely to skimp on a Valentine Day gift while choosing it for a loved one if it comes with a free gift, finds a new study which may have implications for merchants, retailers and marketers.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:26:05 PM

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