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  • Pro Kabaddi: Dabang Delhi seek turnaround … Sportskeeda - Wed 29 Jul, 2015
    Pro Kabaddi: Dabang Delhi seek turnaround …

    Pro Kabaddi side Dabang Delhi coach Honnappa C Gowda and Amit Chillar preview the clash against Jaipur Pink Panthers

  • Obama says more political openness would … Reuters - Mon 27 Jul, 2015
    Obama says more political openness would …

    By Jeff Mason and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation, which had already lifted millions out of a poverty once rooted in recurring famine. Obama was speaking after talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the first trip by a U.S. president to Ethiopia, one of Africa's fastest-growing economies, which is often criticised for its rights record. Ethiopia's opposition failed to secure a single seat in a May parliamentary election, drawing skepticism from Washington, which has also criticised Ethiopia's detention of bloggers and journalists.

  • Interview with Maana Patel: “I was on … Sportskeeda - Mon 27 Jul, 2015
    Interview with Maana Patel: “I was on …

    Exclusive interview with Maana Patel on her career so far and the challenges that lie ahead.

  • Koch Brothers' political group struggles … Reuters - Mon 27 Jul, 2015
    Koch Brothers' political group struggles …

    By Emily Flitter ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money.

  • NASA spacecraft shows Pluto wrapped … Reuters - Sat 25 Jul, 2015
    NASA spacecraft shows Pluto wrapped …

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scientists said on Friday. New Horizons became the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and its entourage of moons and so far has returned about 5 percent of the pictures and science data collected in the days leading up to, during and immediately following the July 14 flyby. The latest batch of images includes a backlit view of Pluto with sun, located more than 3 billion miles away, shining around and through the planet’s atmosphere.

  • Corrected - Manage, meddle or magnify? … Reuters - Fri 24 Jul, 2015
    Corrected - Manage, meddle or magnify? …

    Corporate China's debts, at 160 percent of GDP, are twice that of the United States, having sharply deteriorated in the past five years, a Thomson Reuters study of over 1,400 companies shows. Beijing's policy interventions affecting corporate credit have so far been mostly designed to address a different goal - supporting economic growth, which is set to fall to a 25-year low this year.

  • Former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri … Reuters - Thu 23 Jul, 2015
    Former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri …

    Scientist Rajendra Pachauri, who quit a U.N. climate panel earlier this year over a sexual harassment complaint, was removed on Thursday from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) he headed for more than 30 years. The 74-year-old will be replaced at the Delhi-based think tank by Ajay Mathur, who heads the government's Bureau of Energy Efficiency, TERI said in a statement after a meeting of its governing council. Pachauri's 13-year tenure as head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), during which it shared the Nobel Peace Prize, was cut short in February when he stood down over complaints by a young female co-worker at TERI.

  • India, Japan, U.S. plan naval exercises … Reuters - Wed 22 Jul, 2015
    India, Japan, U.S. plan naval exercises …

    By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Japan is set to take part in joint naval exercises with India and the United States in the Indian Ocean in October, military and diplomatic sources said, a drill that so riled China eight years ago that Delhi has not since hosted such a multilateral wargame. The Indian Ocean has emerged as a new arena of competition between China making inroads and India trying to recover its position as the dominant maritime power in the region.

  • Gorgeous NASA Photo Captures Earth from … SPACE.com - Tue 21 Jul, 2015
    Gorgeous NASA Photo Captures Earth from …

    NASA released today (July 20) the first image of the sunlit side of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft from its final science orbit, and the beautiful photo has already made quite an impact. "Just got this new blue marble photo from ?@NASA. A beautiful reminder that we need to protect the only planet we have," President Barack Obama said today via his official Twitter account, @POTUS.

  • Manage, meddle or magnify? China's … Reuters - Mon 20 Jul, 2015
    Manage, meddle or magnify? China's …

    By Umesh Desai HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing may have averted a crisis in its stock markets with heavy-handed intervention, but the world's biggest corporate debt pile - $16.1 trillion and rising - is a much greater threat to its slowing economy and will not be so easily managed. Corporate China's debts, at 160 percent of GDP, are twice that of the United States, having sharply deteriorated in the past five years, a Thomson Reuters study of over 1,400 companies shows. Beijing's policy interventions affecting corporate credit have so far been mostly designed to address a different goal - supporting economic growth, which is set to fall to a 25-year low this year.

  • Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo … Reuters - Fri 17 Jul, 2015
    Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo …

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage at his massacre of 77 people four years ago. Many were appalled when Breivik, who holds far-right anti-Muslim views and has shown no remorse, applied for the three-year bachelor's course in political science. Breivik, now 36, planted a bomb on July 22, 2011 in central Oslo that killed eight people and destroyed the government headquarters.

  • Japan to scrap Olympic stadium plans, … Reuters - Fri 17 Jul, 2015
    Japan to scrap Olympic stadium plans, …

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Friday the scrapping of a plan for a controversial national stadium, the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage. Anger over the stadium, the estimated cost of which had climbed to $2.1 billion, almost twice its expected cost when Tokyo won the bid for the Summer Games in 2013, had become a liability for Abe as he pushes unpopular defence bills through parliament. The new National Stadium was also meant to have been the centrepiece of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

  • No solace for food-deprived polar bears … Reuters - Thu 16 Jul, 2015
    No solace for food-deprived polar bears …

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Polar bears are the kings of the ice surface covering the top of the globe, but the ongoing loss of the Arctic sea ice on which they hunt seals is causing summer food deprivation that threatens these imposing white-furred predators. Researchers who monitored the body temperature, activity levels and movements of 30 bears found they limited their summer energy expenditure a bit, but not enough to compensate for the food deprivation they face. The findings indicate polar bears cannot use reduced metabolic rates to extend their reliance on stored body fat when food becomes scarce.

  • The Angelo Mathews-Marvan Atapattu combo … Sportskeeda - Thu 16 Jul, 2015
    The Angelo Mathews-Marvan Atapattu combo …

    The combination of Marvan Atapattu and Angelo Mathews is leading Sri Lanka into an abyss.

  • Scientists use "therapeutic cloning" … Reuters - Wed 15 Jul, 2015
    Scientists use "therapeutic cloning" …

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched stem cells from the skin of patients with mitochondrial diseases in a first step toward treatment for these incurable, life-threatening conditions. A study on the technique, published in the journal Nature, showcases the latest advance in the use of somatic-cell nuclear transfer to make patient-specific stem cells that could be used to treat genetic diseases. "This work enables the generation of an unlimited – and mutation-free – supply of replacement cells for patients with mitochondrial disease," said Dr. Robert Lanza, Chief Scientific Officer at Advanced Cell Technology, who was not involved in the research.

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