• Germany's Neureuther wins men's World Cup slalom in Japan

    YUZAWA, Japan (AP) — Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom on Sunday, edging Andre Myhrer of Sweden.

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  • Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money

    MUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.

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  • Venus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Open

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.

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  • Scarred by election flop, British pollsters diverge over Brexit

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - If you believe online polls, Britain's looming referendum on whether to quit the European Union will be a tight race that the "out" camp could win. The EU risks losing its second-biggest economy and one of its two main military powers, while the consequences

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  • Scientists develop new imaging system with 'loose' fibres

    Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibres with no need for lenses or a protective housing. For medical applications, where the diameter of the bundle -- and

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  • Mother's affection can combat depression in kids

    Stress can pass through the placenta to negatively impact the foetus in ways that manifest after birth such as birth weight, brain development and increased susceptibility to various ailments, said lead author Elisabeth Conradt from University of Utah in the US in a study. "We were curious about

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  • Bencic to face Vinci in St. Petersburg Open final

    St. Petersburg (Russia), Feb 14 (IANS) Top seeded Swiss Belinda Bencic has reached the St. Petersburg Ladies Open tennis final to face Italian Roberta Vinci.

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  • Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2015: UN

    Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) The overall Afghan civilian casualties hit a record high in 2015 as about 11,000 non-combatants were killed or injured in conflict-related violence last year, a UN mission here said on Sunday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented 11,002 civilian casualties

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  • High iron in blood can quickly damage DNA

    London, Feb 14 (IANS) A high dose of iron can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes in the human body, says a study. Physicians need to look carefully at the amount of iron given in standard treatments, such as tablets and infusions, and the effects this could be having on the human body, elicited the

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  • Humans may one day grow new teeth like sharks

    London, Feb 14 (IANS) Sharks can regenerate their teeth through the network of genes, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, said researchers. Although humans possess same cells, their tooth regeneration ability is limited. "We know that sharks

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  • Stress and the City: Britain's bank workers buckle under pressure

    By Sinead Cruise and Anjuli Davies LONDON (Reuters) - Dwindling job security, heavier workloads, regulatory upheaval and the poor public image of the banking sector are taking a toll on the mental health of Britain's bank workers. Eight years after the global financial crisis, stress in the industry

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  • Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of

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  • Top Asian News 10:02 a.m. GMT

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few. President Barack Obama will add more names to the VIP record

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  • India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.

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  • Turkey shells northern Syria for second day - monitor

    The Turkish army shelled positions held by Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, killing two fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Turkey on Saturday demanded the powerful Syrian Kurdish YPG militia withdraw from areas that it had captured

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  • Internacional interested in Carlos Tevez

    Rio de Janeiro, Feb 14 (IANS) Brazilian football club Internacional are considering making an offer for Argentine idol Carlos Tevez, according to media reports. The move comes after the loss of one of the club's finest players of the last decade, Andres d'Alessandro, who has made the switch

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  • Hindu marriage bill creates row in Pakistan

    Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) A clause in the draft Hindu marriage bill, which states that a marriage will be annulled if either spouse converts to another religion, has triggered vehement contest between its opponents and supporters in Pakistan. Seeking an end to the controversy, Senator Nasreen Jalil,

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  • Marine vessel tracking system can help save wildlife

    New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A maritime vessel communication and navigational safety system may be effective not only in protecting people but also wildlife such as whales, walruses, and other wildlife species as well. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) -- adopted by the International Maritime Organisation

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  • Belgian Hugo Broos appointed as Cameroon new coach

    Yaounde (Cameroon), Feb 14 (IANS) The Cameroon Football Federation has announced that Belgian coach Hugo Broos was appointed as the new coach of the national team.

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  • Brazil star Robinho denies 'mercenary' tag

    Rio de Janeiro, Feb 14 (IANS) Brazil international Robinho has denied that he is a "mercenary" following his transfer from Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande to Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro. Robinho denied that his decision was swayed by money and laid out his objectives while

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  • Argentine footballer Toranzo recovering after bus accident

    Buenos Aires, Feb 14 (IANS) Argentinean footballer Patricio Toranzo has said on Saturday he was lucky to come off so lightly from the traffic accident suffered in Venezuela. After the team bus of Argentinean club Huracan flipped over on Wednesday in Venezuela, while on its way to Caracas airport, the

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  • The Latest: Pope ventures out again to greet faithful

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):

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  • Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.

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  • Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly.

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  • Pak SC to hear Sharif family's petition against wealth tax

    The two-judge bench, consisting of Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman and Justice Faisal Arab will take up the petitions filed by Sharif. The petitioners maintained that for four years, their wealth tax was assessed disproportionate to the market value of their stocks. The Express Tribune quoted Malik Tariq

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  • Bangladesh an 'unflinching proponent' of Palestinian just causes: Mahmoud Abbas

    Dhaka, Feb. 14 (ANI): Expressing his gratitude to Bangladesh for their continued support, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called Dhaka an 'unflinching proponent' of just causes in his nation. The Palestinian President said this during a short stopover at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal

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  • Australia beats SAfrica to advance to World Baseball Classic

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia booked its place in next year's World Baseball Classic by beating South Africa 12-5 in Sunday's final of a qualifying tournament, securing victory with a six-run eighth inning that was helped by a two-run throwing error on a bunt.

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  • Group: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.

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  • UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.

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  • Lebanon's Hariri makes rare visit to Beirut - airport official

    Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri made a rare visit to Lebanon on Sunday, arriving in Beirut on the 11th anniversary of the assassination of his father, Rafik al-Hariri, an airport official said. Hariri is Lebanon's most influential Sunni politician and is backed by Saudi Arabia.

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  • Selena Gomez defends Taylor Swift

    Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez has defended Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift in her ongoing feud with rapper Kanye West.

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  • Who is 'the perfect candidate', wonders Indian-American author

    Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) An Indian-American author of a new novel about a former spy-turned-politician has a piece of advice for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump: "Veer to the centre, and pick a positive, uplifting message." "Fear-mongering can only take you so far,&

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  • China stands for common security, inclusive world order

    China does not want to see the world divided again by exclusive military blocks, and opposes the repression by the US and other Western countries of China's political system, Xinhua news agency quoted Fu Ying, chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress of China

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  • Cambodian youth join Valentine's Day blood drive

    Phnom Penh, Feb 14 (IANS) The Cambodia's National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) collected about 600 units of blood on Sunday during its third annual Valentine's Day blood drive.

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  • Zayn Malik dyes hair pink

    London, Feb 14 (IANS) Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik has dyed his hair pink.

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  • Daniel Craig to star in TV series?

    Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Online video streaming platforms like Netflix and Showtime are in talks to have actor Daniel Craig star in an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's novel "Purity". "Purity", which will be produced by Scott Rudin and written by Todd Field and Franzen, might

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  • Japan stores offer limited-edition edible V-Day treats

    Tokyo, Feb 14 (IANS) Japanese retailers are offering special limited-edition domestic and imported treats for Valentine's Day this year, a media report said on Sunday. In Japan, limited-edition sweet treats from Europe and made-in-Japan confectionery can be found in retail stores during Valentine

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  • Spain claims another European gold in Futsal

    Belgrade, Feb 14 (IANS) Spain won the Futsal Euro for the seventh time in the history of the football tournament by beating Russia 7-3 in the final.

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  • Thiem upsets Nadal in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Feb 14 (IANS) Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem, ranked 19th in the world, upset superstar Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Argentina Open tennis tournament. Thiem, 22, is seen as one of the great prospects for global tennis. Showing serious holes in his game and proving he is

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  • Powell scores 4 goals in Phoenix's upset win over Wanderers

    SYDNEY (AP) — Wellington striker Blake Powell scored four goals to lead the Phoenix to a 5-2 win over Western Sydney, preventing the Wanderers from moving into first place in the A-League.

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  • Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand

    Wellington, Feb 14 (IANS) A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city. The New Zealand government's GeoNet monitoring service said the moderate quake was centred 15 km east of the city at a depth of 15 km, Xinhua reported

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  • China registers 1.38 billion trips during holiday rush

    Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) China's Spring Festival holiday rush so far has recorded 1.38 billion railroad trips, a 3.3 percent growth from last year, the media reported on Sunday. The 40-day spring holiday rush reached its midpoint on Saturday with railroad traffic increasing 9.1 percent, compared to

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  • Human labour may be obsolete by 2045

    "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, a computer scientist at US-based Rice University. "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any

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  • U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

    By Joan Biskupic and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election.

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  • Asian-American judges among Obama's options as he seeks to replace Scalia

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. Within a few hours, Obama said he intends to make a nomination, despite Republicans stressing

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  • U.S. Supreme Court vacancy upends presidential race

    By James Oliphant and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sudden and shocking death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia opened a new and incendiary front in the already red-hot 2016 presidential race, one that promises to divide Democrats and Republicans and, perhaps, Republicans from

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    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. Rather than play

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  • U.S. Justice Scalia: outspoken conservative stalwart

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In almost 30 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. “I love him but sometimes I’d like to strangle him," Ginsburg, a liberal who bonded with Scalia over a love of opera

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  • Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.

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  • Kerala expatriates needn't panic over oil downturn, says expert

    Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) The downturn in global oil industry, its deepest since the 1990s, is no cause for panic among people from Kerala living and working in the Middle East, an international migration expert said. The downturn might, however, have some impact on those who are employed in

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  • Loss of sleep during adolescence may cause health issues

    New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Slow-wave sleep deprivation in teenaged boys predicts whether they are at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, a neuroscience researcher has said. "Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep as adolescents have a significantly higher chance

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  • U-19 World Cup: Windies pacers demolish Indian line-up

    Mirpur (Bangladesh), Feb 14 (IANS) The West Indies produced a strong bowling performance to bundle out India for a meagre 145 runs in 45.1 overs in the final of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday. Sarfaraz Khan (51 off 89) was the top scorer for the

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  • Afghans skirt strict rules to find love on social media

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.

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  • US political tussle likely on naming new apex court justice

    Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said he planned to nominate a new Supreme Court justice after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a step promising to be another partisan jockeying with Republican rivals. "Today is a time to remember Justice Scalia's legacy. "There

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  • Ten insurgents killed in Balochistan by paramilitary troops

    Quetta, Feb.14 (ANI): At least ten insurgents have been killed and 12 others were arrested in an operation by paramilitary troops in Balochistan.

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  • Pak says rigging reports won't be tolerated in PTI's intra-party elections

    Lahore, Feb.14(ANI): Pakistan's Election Commission meeting, chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Tasneem Noorani, at Chairman's Secretariat has said that any irregularity or 'rigging' would not be tolerated in the intra-party elections. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Election

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  • Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high - U.N.

    By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday. At least 3,545 noncombatants

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  • New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was

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  • Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.

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  • Apple to replace faulty USB-C cables

    New York, Feb 14 (IANS) US tech giant Apple has announced a worldwide replacement programme for the USB-C cable that it shipped between April and June, 2015. The cable was released with the 12-inch Retina Macbook last year, and according to Apple, it is possible for the cable to fail without warning

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