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India slips on World Happiness Index: UN report
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Indians are fast losing on the happiness front, says the UN World Happiness Report 2015, adding that the country has significantly lost six places in the well-being rankings of 158 countries since the last report that two years ago.

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:46:11 PM

'Greater appetite' now for Security Council reform: General Assembly President
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Sam Kahamba Kutesa says there is "greater appetite" among member nations for reforming the Security Council, a process in which India is heavily invested, and he expects a breakthrough in the decade-long stalemate by the end of the Assembly's current session.

Friday, April 24, 2015 12:22:05 PM

Astronomers discover 11 runaway galaxies
Washington, April 24 (IANS) In a first, astronomers have spotted 11 runaway galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander the void of intergalactic space.

Friday, April 24, 2015 11:34:05 AM

Soon, novel BP drugs with fewer side effects
New York, April 24 (IANS) Using a sophisticated X-ray analysis, scientists have uncovered how an important regulator for blood pressure works in the human body and they believe that the findings could lead to new blood pressure drugs with fewer side effects.

Friday, April 24, 2015 11:28:05 AM

To prevent radicalisation of youth, stop hate speech on social media
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) To stop youth from turning to violent radicalism, nations should ensure that social media did not promote hate speech, India has told the Security Council.

Friday, April 24, 2015 11:24:03 AM

Celestial fireworks mark happy birthday for Hubble
Washington, April 24 (IANS) NASA has unveiled stunning celestial fireworks as an official image to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Hubble space telescope that was launched on April 24, 1990.

Friday, April 24, 2015 10:56:16 AM

Hyderabad woman's brain tumour turns out to be 'evil twin'
Washington, April 24 (IANS) An Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad underwent brain surgery to find what she jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for the past 26 years" Doctors who performed brain surgery on Yamini Karanam, 26, in Los Angeles were shocked to find that instead of a tumour, she had an embryonic twin in her head, according to NBC.

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:52:13 AM

US should boost Indian Navy's combat power: US think tank
Washington, April 24 (IANS) With the US and India agreeing to explore the joint development of India's next-generation aircraft carrier, a leading think tank has suggested US offer India latest technology to help increase Indian Navy's combat power.

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:02:09 AM

Vasco in talks to sign Champions League winner
Rio de Janerio, April 24 (IANS) Vasco da Gama are in talks to sign former Porto and Brazil international midfielder Carlos Alberto, according to media reports.

Friday, April 24, 2015 8:56:10 AM

Malaria kills over 1,200 children a day: UNICEF
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that malaria kills more than 1,200 children a day across the world, despite a 40 percent drop in child deaths from the disease since 2000.

Friday, April 24, 2015 8:16:05 AM

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