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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:46:19 PM

Rio 2016 tennis venue a 'game changer', says former World No.1
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Former world No.1 Gustavo Kuerten believes the Rio 2016 Olympics will spawn a new age for Brazilian tennis, describing the event's venue as potentially "game-changing".

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:40:04 AM

Man jokes with Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama encountered a jealous boyfriend, who jokingly asked him not to touch his girlfriend while voting in Chicago for the Nov 4 midterm election, local television stations reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:26:18 AM

Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Cosmic rays have created radiation hazards in space that potentially threaten future deep-space astronaut missions, said researchers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:58:04 AM

India ready for nuclear no-first-use agreements
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Reiterating its traditional policy of not using nuclear weapons first and not targeting non-nuclear weapons nations, India has offered to enter into agreements incorporating the two principles while ruling out joining the non-proliferation treaty.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:56:16 AM

US panel to probe Twitter study
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US House Science Committee has announced a probe into an ambitious study by the Indiana University to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:38:04 AM

Nobel laureate Malala gets US Liberty Medal
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, has been awarded the US Liberty Medal, media reports said.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:18:04 AM

US court lets US group challenge Modi immunity
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) A US court has asked a human rights group to respond by Nov 4 to the US government's "suggestion of immunity" in a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:22:11 AM

Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:48:03 AM

When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00:04 AM

Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in the region.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:48:12 AM

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