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Last updated: Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:38:04 PM

Gold down on strong US dollar
Chicago, Nov 28 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Friday as a stronger US dollar put pressure on the precious metal during a period of no news due to the combination of Thanksgiving holiday and the early market close on Friday.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 1:08:04 AM

Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000: Unicef
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of the patients having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to new data released on Friday by Unicef.

Friday, November 27, 2015 11:20:04 PM

Shuttlers Attri-Reddy enter Brasil Open semis
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered the men's doubles semi-finals of the $50,000 Brasil Open Grand Prix here on Friday.

Friday, November 27, 2015 8:52:05 PM

Vietnam passes amended Penal Code
Hanoi, Nov 27 (IANS) Vietnamese lawmakers on Friday passed an amended Penal Code which removes death penalty for seven crimes including robbery, production and trade of adulterated food and drug possession.

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:16:04 PM

Space cups give ISS astronauts zero-gravity espresso experience
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Last year when Italy sent an espresso machine up to the International Space Station (ISS), researchers wondered how astronauts would sip their double shot espresso in a zero-gravity situation in space.

Friday, November 27, 2015 3:16:04 PM

Uruguayan footballers pose for calendar to help homeless cats, dogs
Montevideo, Nov 27 (IANS) Football stars Diego Godin, Fernando Muslera, Diego Rolan, Christian Stuani, Josema Gimenez and other members of Uruguay's national team posed with cats and dogs up for adoption for a calendar in support of the Animals without Homes (ASH) group.

Friday, November 27, 2015 2:50:05 PM

Most Facebook posts inspired by envy: Study
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) What drives you to keep posting your "good times" pictures on Facebook? Envy is a key motivator behind such posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users, says a new study.

Friday, November 27, 2015 2:46:04 PM

Ecuadorian footballers go on strike over unpaid salaries
Quito, Nov 27 (IANS) Ecuador's Footballers' Association (AFE) has declared it would go on strike in support of its members who have not been paid for between four and five months in over a dozen clubs.

Friday, November 27, 2015 2:08:06 PM

Olympic security good enough despite terror threats: Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) The Brazilian government has announced it has already adopted the best measures to combat terrorism and there is no need to increase the security arrangements for the 2016 Olympic Games 2016 despite recent terrorist threats.

Friday, November 27, 2015 2:02:06 PM

First 50,000 volunteers for Rio Olympics announced
Rio de Janeeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) The first 50,000 volunteers have been chosen to work at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games, the organisers have announced.

Friday, November 27, 2015 2:02:04 PM

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