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'New York bombing suspect's family may have had pro-jihadist leanings'
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami's family may have had pro-jihadist views, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:42:04 PM

Debate over rights should not impede development for poor: Akbar
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Debate over rights must not impede development demanded by the hundreds of millions trapped in dire poverty who will not wait, M.J. Akbar, India's Minister of State for External Affairs, told the UN on Thursday.

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:40:05 PM

Researchers find answer to hair loss in existing drug
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) In a ray of hope for people with alopecia areata -- an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and sometimes total hair loss - researchers have found promise in a drug which is already approved for treating certain bone marrow disorders.

Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00:04 PM

Gene that may reduce female mosquitoes identified
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) A gene that can potentially reduce female mosquitoes has been identified by a team of US researchers. That's good news for malaria, dengue, Zika control. The bad news is this happens over generations of moquitoes.

Friday, September 23, 2016 5:46:03 PM

Novel fungus-fighting compound found
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a compound that blocks the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections and allergic reactions in people with compromised immune systems.

Friday, September 23, 2016 5:18:03 PM

Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus: Study
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) In the fight against Zika virus, researchers have recently found that the Culex group of mosquitoes are unlikely to transmit the deadly virus into humans.

Friday, September 23, 2016 4:50:04 PM

Samuel L. Jackson doesn't care about Brangelina divorce
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Talking about the infamous Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce, actor Samuel L. Jackson says that he doesn't really care about the split and thinks that everyone else shouldn't either.

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:38:04 PM

Brazil minister under probe for corruption
Brasilia, Sep 23 (IANS) Brazil's former Finance Minister Guido Mantega is under probe in connection with an ongoing investigation into a large corruption scam at state oil giant Petrobras, the media reported.

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:14:04 PM

Martin Scorsese is my director, my friend: Leonardo DiCaprio
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who has worked with Martin Scorsese in films like "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator", has praised the filmmaker by calling him his director and friend.

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:02:12 PM

VR training improves social skills of autistic individuals
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Virtual reality (VR) training programmes may help individuals with autism to practice social situations without fear of consequence, says a study.

Friday, September 23, 2016 3:00:07 PM

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