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Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:56:04 PM

Second US service member killed in Afghanistan in 2016
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that a US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the second US military casualty in Afghanistan in 2016.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:22:04 AM

Clinton holds lead over Trump, but trails him among white voters: poll
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight percentage points, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Online Tracking Poll issued on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:52:04 AM

Trinidad board to probe India Test washout
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 23 (IANS) The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has launched an investigation into why the fourth Test match between India and West Indies had to be abandoned due to a wet outfield.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:34:05 PM

US swimmer Lochte loses major sponsorships for lying
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) United States' star swimmer Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his major sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren Corp, following his "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:14:04 PM

UN lists three Dawood addresses in Karachi, as Pakistan in denial
United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) Spelling out at least 14 latest aliases used by wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, the UN Security Council has listed three addresses under his name -- all of them in Karachi in Pakistan, with one even in a defence colony.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:30:06 PM

Microsoft apps to come pre-loaded on Lenovo devices
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) Select Microsoft apps such as Office, OneDrive and Skype will now come pre-installed on Lenovo smartphones that use the Android operating system, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:24:04 PM

Umbilical cells linked to increase risk of obesity
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Children born to obese mothers are likely to be at an increased risk of obesity as a result of their umbilical cells showing impaired expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism, a study has found.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:30:04 PM

Technology use may have weakened grip strength of millennials
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Frequent usage of technology at work and play and in leisure activities may have weakened grip strength of the millennials, suggests new research.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:24:04 PM

Judge orders speedy release of newly-discovered Clinton emails
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has uncovered nearly 15,000 new emails to or from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State and sought their speedy release.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:18:04 PM

Use alternatives to food to comfort infants: Study
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Parents could reward infants with activity or cuddling rather than food, encouraging healthy behaviour and lifestyle in the future, says a study.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:00:04 PM

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