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Last updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:26:19 AM

Music beats beneficial for cochlear implant users
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music and this may even help improve their understanding and use of the spoken language, researchers say.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:56:19 AM

Defeat no reason for panic, assures de Villiers
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Jan 27 (IANS) South African captain AB de Villiers has downplayed the significance of the defeat against the West Indies, as the side gears up for next month's ICC World Cup.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:48:04 AM

Victory shows Windies can stack up: Skipper Holder
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Jan 27 (IANS) Captain Jason Holder believes the West Indies' triumph in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa was a reminder it can compete strongly with top sides in the world.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:48:03 AM

Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) More than half the people in some developing countries could be at the risk of malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, a study shows.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:32:16 AM

Asteroid that flew past Earth has small moon
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) The asteroid that flew past the Earth Jan 26 has its own small moon, NASA said.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:32:15 AM

UN head calls for partnership with India to shape new future
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) A strong partnership between India and the UN based on shared Gandhian values is critical to "shape a new future" that embraces sustainable development, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in a Republic Day message.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:10:05 AM

Kelly Hoppen leaves 'Dragons' Den'
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Kelly Hoppen has confirmed her departure from TV series "Dragons' Den" after just two series.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:00:04 AM

Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:38:03 AM

David Beckham is beautiful: Helen Mirren
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Helen Mirren isn't fond of the word "beauty", but the actress has referred to former footballer David Beckham as "unbelievably beautiful".

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:50:04 AM

Argentina disbands intelligence body
Buenos Aires, Jan 27 (IANS) Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:10:04 AM

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