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Nine die as US air strike hits Afghan hospital
New York, Oct 4 (IANS) US air strikes hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz in Afghanistan, killing nine medical staff, Human Rights Watch said.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 12:22:06 PM

How online e-cigarette vendors lure customers
New York, Oct 4 (IANS) The use of e-cigarette has tripled among middle and high school students from 2013 to 2014, according to data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Now, a new study has found that it is partly due to aggressive online marketing by e-cigarette vendors.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 12:22:05 PM

Lead exposure in mothers can affect offspring
New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the foetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren, says a study.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 11:42:19 AM

When Heidi Klum covered herself with plaster
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (IANS) Supermodel Heidi Klum is busy preparing her Halloween costume and has shared a sneak peak with her fans on social media on the preparation taking place for the costume.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 8:02:02 AM

Alves recalled to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 4 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga on Saturday called up Dani Alves for the team's opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:56:19 AM

Ronaldinho set for brief Fluminense return
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 4 (IANS) Ronaldinho is set to represent Fluminense during an exhibition tournament in January despite rescinding his contract with the Brazilian club last week.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:36:22 AM

UN chief slams deadly airstrikes on Afghan hospital
United Nations, Oct 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Saturday strongly condemned airstrikes that killed medical staff and civilians in a hospital in Afghanistan, calling for "a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack in order to ensure accountability".

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:34:03 AM

Retired policeman kills five family members, commits suicide
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 4 (IANS/EFE) A retired policeman shot five family members to death before killing himself at a home in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, officials said on Saturday.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 7:26:18 AM

Kim Kardashian learned to embrace her curves
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian finds it difficult knowing some runway designs won't suit her body shape but says she has learned to embrace her curves.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 5:06:10 AM

Guatemala landslide toll rises to 48
Guatemala City, Oct 4 (IANS) The toll from a landslide that hit a Guatemalan village has risen to 48, while 350 people are still missing, the country's national disaster mitigation coordination said on Saturday.

Sunday, October 04, 2015 4:22:04 AM

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