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Jay Leno honoured in Washington

Washington, Oct 20 : American talk show host Jay Leno was honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor here.


When Madonna kissed Britney Spears's manager

Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Singer Britney Spears's longtime manager Larry Rudolph has finally revealed the story behind his kiss with singer Madonna at the 2003 Video Music Awards.


Face more important than body for women?

London, Oct 20 : Changes in skin are visible signs of ageing. A new research shows that many women feel they have focussed more on the face than the entire body.


Three killed in car bomb attacks in Iraq's Karbala

Baghdad, Oct 20 : At least three people were killed and 17 others wounded in four car bomb attacks in Iraq's holy Shia city of Karbala, a police source said.


Repeated viewing of violence and sex 'desensitises' parents

Washington, Oct 20 : In a stunning report, researchers have revealed that when it comes to sex and violence, the more parents watch TV shows or movies with explicit scenes, the less they care about what their kids can watch.


Malaysia keen to invest Rs.10,000 crore on Rajasthan roads

Jaipur, Oct 20 : Malaysia has expressed its keenness to invest Rs.10,000 crore in the road sector in Rajasthan, officials Monday said.


23 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

Dhaka, Oct 20 : At least 23 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh.


Hong Kong apex court bans protestors from blocking roads

Hong Kong, Oct 20 : The Supreme Court of Hong Kong Monday enacted a preliminary injunction to ban demonstrators from occupying roads in Mong Kok.


China accuses Hong Kong protestors of risking social order

Beijing, Oct 20 : The Chinese government Monday accused the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong of "putting social order at risk", a day before the start of negotiations between the protestors and the authorities.


Sarah Michelle Gellar gets bob hairdo

Los Angeles, Oct 20 : "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar got a killer bob look.


Parent stem cells controlled by progeny

New York, Oct 20 : Megakaryocytes or large cells found in bone marrow play a critical role in regulating stem cells, found a study.


Eight IS militants killed in clashes with Kurds in Kobane

Beirut, Oct 20 : At least eight militants of the Islamic State (IS) radical organisation were killed Monday in clashes with Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Kobane, Rami Abderrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), told Efe news agency.


NBA champs San Antonio Spurs confident ahead of next season

Washington, Oct 20 : National Basketball Association (NBA) champions San Antonio Spurs need to shake off complacency to achieve a daunting quest of defending their title but are confident of fulfilling the task, coach Gregg Popovich has said.


North Korea has new military submarine: US experts

Seoul, Oct 20 : North Korea has a new submarine which could be seen as a step towards the moderniSation of the country's naval forces, according to satellite images published Monday by a US research institute.


20 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

Dhaka, Oct 20 : At least 20 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh.


10 killed in Baghdad mosque bombing

Baghdad, Oct 20 : Ten worshippers were killed and some 31 others wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.


British royal baby due in April 2015

London, Oct 20 : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace said Monday.


Young kids often given wrong medication

New York, Oct 20 : One child is affected every eight minutes when usually a well-meaning parent or caregiver commits an unintentional medication error, said a US-based study.


New Zealand fault hole revealing secrets of earth's crust

Wellington, Oct 20 : An international team of scientists drilling a 1.3-km deep hole into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand's South Island say they are already gaining valuable insights into the earth's crust less than a quarter of the way down.


Nigeria declared free of Ebola

London, Oct 20 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday officially declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus disease after six weeks with no new cases.


Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join Kobane fight

London, Oct 20 : Turkey Monday decided to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters or the Peshmerga to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane.


10 killed, 23 injured in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Oct 20 : At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger bus hit a truck in Pakistan Monday morning, media reported.


Antarctic ice yields century-old notebook of early explorer

Wellington, Oct 20 : The summer thaw in Antarctica has revealed a century-old notebook from one of the frozen continent's early European explorers, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust announced Monday.


Hulkenberg to stay with Force India till 2015

Silverstone (England), Oct 20 : Formula One team Force India confirmed Monday that they have extended their contract with German driver Nico Hulkenberg till the 2015 season.


Widodo pledges to make Indonesia a maritime power

Jakarta, Oct 20 : Joko Widodo, who was elected on the back of a grassroots campaign run largely by volunteers, was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president Monday amid rapturous applause from members of parliament and world dignitaries.


Burqa segregation in Australian Parliament reversed

Canberra, Oct 20 : A move to force Muslim women who cover their faces to sit in a separate enclosed public gallery at Australia's Parliament House has been reversed, media reported Monday.


Hong Kong leader accuses external forces of fuelling protests

Hong Kong, Oct 20 : Hong Kong chief executive C.Y. Leung has accused external forces of supporting the Occupy Central movement, which has been carrying out massive pro-democracy protests for more than three weeks.


Saudi man's American wife files for e-mail divorce

Riyadh, Oct 20 : An American woman has been allowed to file for divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the US with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.


Japan PM appoints successors to trade, justice ministers

Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday named successors to the trade and justice ministers who resigned from their posts earlier in the day.


Sri Lanka to hold presidential poll in January

Colombo, Oct 20 : The Sri Lankan government Monday confirmed that the presidential elections will take place in January next year but the date is yet to be decided.


Philippine officials, rebel group to meet in Netherlands

Manila, Oct 20 : Representatives from the Philippine government and the leftist rebel group National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in the next few days to discuss the possible resumption of the stalled peace negotiations.


Japanese empress celebrates 80th birthday

Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Empress Michiko Monday celebrated her 80th birthday by issuing a call to work for peace both inside and outside her country, which next year will mark a milestone anniversary of the end of World War II.


Australian physicists build reversible laser tractor beam

Canberra, Oct 20 : Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre, the Australian National University (ANU) announced Monday.


Bodies of three Indians recovered in Nepal avalanche

By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Oct 20 : Rescuers in Nepal Sunday found 12 more bodies, including those of three Indian trekkers, from the Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal, taking the toll from last Tuesday's snowstorm to 39.


Bale doubtful as Real Madrid face Liverpool

Madrid, Oct 20 : Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League away match against Liverpool FC at Anfield as he is struggling to shake off a muscle injury picked up on international duty with Wales.


Chinese shuttlers sweep golds at Denmark Open

Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 : Chinese shuttlers Chen Long and Li Xuerui won the men's and women's singles titles as their country swept all the gold medals at the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier at the Odense Sports Park here.


21 Shia Houthi rebels killed in Yemen

Sanaa, Oct 20 : At least 21 Shia Houthi rebels were killed Monday when suspected Al Qaeda militants attacked positions of the group in Yemen.


Kim Kardashian goes sensual for date with hubby

Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is known for her style statements, has grabbed attention for her new bold backless outfit that she wore for an outing with husband Kanye West.


Barcelona face Ajax as Suarez eyes Bernabeu return

Madrid, Oct 20 : Spanish football club FC Barcelona entertain Ajax of Holland in the Champions League Tuesday, needing a win to get their European campaign back on track.


Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah

Sharjah, Oct 20 : A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday.


Australia to deploy soldiers in Iraq

Canberra, Oct 20 : Australia has finalised a deal with Iraq to send 200 special force troops to the war-torn country to assist in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants, officials said Monday.


Twitter set to launch tools for app developers

Washington, Oct 20 : Microblogging site Twitter is likely to announce a number of tools at a conference Wednesday to make it easier for programmers to build apps, according to media reports.


Niall Horan proposes to Jessie J

Los Angeles, Oct 20 : Singer Jessie J's performance at "The X Factor" show, has mesmerised One Direction's Niall Horan.


Bangladesh mulls online voting

Dhaka, Oct 20 : The Election Commission (EC) here is considering allowing poll-time officials to vote online, even though general elections in Bangladesh see voters exercise their right to franchise only through the ballot.


'Time to rename medicines for mental health'

London, Oct 20 : In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.


Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed

Sydney, Oct 20 : Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.


Interrogating a male's body the Broota way

New Delhi, Oct 20 : In the early 1980s, it was with the "Man Series" that Rameshwar Broota received much adulation for the solitary monochromatic naked male figure representing a "universal man" who has been suffering since ages and became corrupt in the process. The vulnerabilities and insecurities of men were exposed through his works.


Real, Barca warm up for 'Clasico' with wins

Madrid, Oct 20 : FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo both scored in the Spanish Liga victories of their respective teams this weekend in a perfect warm-up for the Oct 25 'Clasico' between the two traditional rivals.


Dutch Hofland triumphs in 2014 Tour of Hainan first stage

Haikou (China), Oct 20 : Defending champion Moreno Hofland claimed a circuit race victory Monday in the first stage of 2014 Tour of Hainan in Chengmai, putting on the first yellow jersey of the cycle race.


How to prevent brain damage after trauma

New York, Oct 20 : A treatment to prevent the body's immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries, a study co-authored by an Indian origin researcher has found.


Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

London, Oct 20 : Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have discovered that vitamin B12 could be the key to combating pollution.


Heart attack ups depression risk in women

London, Oct 20 : Women are at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, new research shows.


Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

New York, Oct 20 : Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals.


People enjoy tweets they did not ask for: Twitter

New York, Oct 20 : Do you enjoy tweets that land in your account from people you do not follow? A latest experiment from the micro-blogging site revealed that people like viewing tweets they did not ask for.


Gene mutation linked to leukaemia occurs among elderly

Washington, Oct 20 : At least two percent of people over age 40 and five percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukaemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to research at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.


New spine disease clue found in mummies

London, Oct 20 : Refuting earlier claims, researchers have discovered that a degenerative spinal condition and not a spinal inflammatory disease hit members of the ancient Egyptian royal families from the 18th to the early 20th dynasties.


New Zealand parliament holds its first session after polls

Wellington, Oct 20 : New Zealand's 51st Parliament Monday held its first sitting since last month's general election for the swearing-in of all 121 members.


Lipsky, Lahiri head stellar Asian Tour cast at CIMB Classic

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 20 : Asian Tour hotshots David Lipsky of the US and India's Anirban Lahiri will spearhead a strong line-up of Asian Tour stars at the $7 million CIMB Classic from Oct 30 to Nov 2.


George Clooney to throw another wedding party?

London, Oct 20 : It seems that actor George Clooney's wedding festivities are not over yet. The actor is reportedly throwing another party in Buckinghamshire to celebrate his wedding to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.


Japan's justice minister quits

Tokyo, Oct 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Midori Matsushima after she offered to quit over an allegation of misusing campaign funds.


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