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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:56:17 PM

Comedian Leslie Jones joins 'Saturday Night Live'
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Comedian Leslie Jones has been roped in for 40th season of late-night comedy show "Saturday Night Live".

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:34:05 PM

260 people still under Ebola watch in US
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Health authorities are keeping more than 260 people under observation for the Ebola virus in Texas and Ohio, after family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who contracted Ebola in his country and died in the US, concluded their quarantine period without developing symptoms.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:30:19 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.37 a barrel Monday compared to $83.19 last Friday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:00:06 PM

NASA designing 'flying firefighters'
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) The US space agency is developing drones that will not only detect fires but also help extinguish the flames before they get out of control.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:26:17 PM

Brain chooses high-calorie food for you
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste. As you glance over a menu, your brain is making decisions based more on a food's calorific content, a study showed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:26:16 PM

Vinnie Jones to play villain Brick in 'Arrow'
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) The bosses of TV series "Arrow" have roped in actor Vinnie Jones to play comicbook villain Danny 'Brick' Brickwell in the third season.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:24:15 PM

'Hunger Games...' launches promotional web series
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Lionsgate, distributor of upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1", has launced a web series in collaboration with Google to promote the third intallment of the franchise.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:22:15 PM

Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:16:15 PM

Pentagon announces rapid response team for Ebola
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The Pentagon during the weekend announced the formation of a specialized 30-person military rapid response team to combat Ebola in the US.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:42:14 PM

Zac Efron was all lovey-dovey with Miro on birthday
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron was spotted in Amsterdam with rumoured girlfriend Sami Miro, celebrating his birthday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:40:06 PM

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