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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 11:14:04 AM

Johansson on Barbara Walters' most fascinating people list
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has made it to Barbara Walters' list of 10 most fascinating people of 2014.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:12:05 PM

Former Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee dead
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Benjamin Bradlee, the man who turned The Washington Post into a global name and made history with the paper's coverage of the "Watergate" scandal, died at his home in Washington DC at the age of 93 from natural causes, the Post reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:46:18 PM

Mass demonstrations planned in Mexico over missing students
Mexico City, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Mexico was Wednesday bracing for a day of mass demonstrations by citizens outraged at the disappearance of 43 students almost a month ago.

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

US probing arms seizure by IS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The Pentagon is investigating if one of the 28 caches of weapons and medical supplies airdropped to Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has been seized by the radicals, officials said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:54:03 PM

US ready to cooperate with Cuba in Ebola fight
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to cooperate with Cuba in the international fight against Ebola in West Africa, a spokesperson for the US State Department confirmed to Spanish news agency Efe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:40:07 PM

Violent, 3-D gaming ups aggression in players
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) People playing violent video games in 3-D tend to exhibit aggressive tendencies later on -- more than people who play using traditional 2-D systems, a new research has found.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:32:15 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, Oct 22 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.09 a barrel Tuesday compared to $82.37 Monday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:24:03 PM

Marital woes can make you fat
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) If you have a history of depression, picking up fights with your better half could increase the risk of obesity by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, says a new research.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:14:04 PM

How a tiny gene could trigger binge drinking
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Do you know why moderate tipplers suddenly become binge drinkers -- the answer, my friend, lies in the genes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:02:14 PM

US photographer free of Ebola virus
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) An American photographer, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, has been declared free of the virus.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:58:04 PM

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