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Last updated: Friday, July 03, 2015 8:16:09 PM

Approval of US envoy to Cuba unlikely: Senate majority leader
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said it is "unlikely" his Republican party will support the confirmation of a US ambassador to Cuba, just a day after both countries announced the opening of their embassies after more than 50 years, Efe news agency reported.

Friday, July 03, 2015 3:14:03 PM

Grub experimentation could promote weight loss
New York, July 3 (IANS) Being a little experimental with one's eating habits could prove to be a surefire recipe to losing weight rather than sticking to healthy food on a daily basis, suggests a new research.

Friday, July 03, 2015 3:06:16 PM

'Kill switch' reduces smartphone thefts: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Have you equipped your costly smartphone with a 'kill switch'? If not, then do so immediately as this may save you several thousand rupees and a lot of embarrassment due to lost data.

Friday, July 03, 2015 3:00:03 PM

Fecal transplant may treat ulcerative colitis
Toronto, July 3 (IANS) Fecal matter transplantation may be a useful tool in the fight against ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic, debilitating inflammatory bowel condition, recent studies from McMaster University in Canada show.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:38:03 PM

A $4,000 investment can save a child's life, shows study
Washington, July 3 (IANS) More than 34 million children's lives have been saved globally since 2000 because of investments in child health programmes at a cost of $4,205 (Rs.2,50,000) per child, said a new analysis.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:36:15 PM

India-born girl tops secondary entrance exam in Trinidad
Port of Spain, July 3 (IANS) An India-born girl, Anusha Saha, has topped Trinidad and Tobago's Secondary Entrance Examination.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:26:15 PM

A rare cosmic light show expected in 2018
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks in early 2018 when a stellar remnant the size of Washington meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:22:14 PM

Hartnett expecting first baby with girlfriend
Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett is soon going to be a father.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:18:05 PM

Colombia okays first mercy killing for cancer patient
Bogota, July 3 (IANS) A committee of experts at a hospital in the central Colombian city of Pereira has authorised the first mercy killing in the country in the case of a patient with terminal cancer whom several days ago the hospital ceased treating for legal reasons, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:16:14 PM

Fred on target as Fluminense beat Santos in Brazil league
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fred was on target as Fluminense defeated Santos 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship at the Maracana stadium here.

Friday, July 03, 2015 2:14:04 PM

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