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NASA spacecraft dashes by world beyond Pluto

Photo: This illustration provided by NASA shows the New Horizons spacecraft. Laurel, Jan 2 : NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity’s most distant exploration of another world. Ten hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft late Tuesday morning. Cheers erupted at Johns Hopkins University’s ...

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Sushma Swaraj greets Mahmood on polls victory

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said the government of India will continue to have cooperation with Bangladesh as a close neighbour.   She called Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Tuesday and congratulated him on his election victory in the 11th National Parliament Election.  The Indian Minister hoped to work together with Foreign Minister Ali in ...

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High cholesterol food causes liver cancer, says study

Turns out, a high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to a serious form of fatty liver disease.   Known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), it eventually progresses to cirrhosis or liver cancer, especially in those with obesity or Type 2 diabetes.  Researchers at Keck School of Medicine found how a toxic combination of dietary ...

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Arsenal beats Fulham 4-1, keeps in touch with EPL’s top 4

Photo: Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Fulham at Emirates stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. London, Jan 2 : Arsenal bounced back from its mauling by Liverpool by easing past Fulham 4-1 in the Premier League to move to within two points of the ...

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Prolific Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims

Photo: Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Cardiff, during their English Premier League soccer match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. Cardiff, Jan 2 : Harry Kane’s third-minute goal set Tottenham on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring ...

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Bottrop: Four injured in Germany in New Year’s Eve ‘racist attack’

A 50-year-old German man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a xenophobic attack after driving his car into a group of people, including Syrian and Afghan citizens. Four people were wounded, one of whom remains in hospital.   German police said the man rammed his car into pedestrians in a crowded plaza in the north-west town of Bottrop, ...

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Pakistan’s ex-prime minister appeals sentence for graft

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appealed his conviction and prison sentence handed down by an Islamabad anti-graft tribunal last week. Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris says he is seeking the suspension of the December 24 ruling that sentenced the country’s three-time premier to seven years for failing to disclose how his family set up the Al-Azizia Steel Mills in Saudi ...

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Mashrafe returns to cricket with BPL practice

Bangladesh National Cricket Team ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza the newly elected member of the parliament (MP) for Narail-2 under the symbol of ‘Boat’ (Nouka) from Awami League returns to the capital on Tuesday.   The defending champions of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Rangpur Riders’ skipper Mashrafe will concentrate for his stint in the upcoming BPL Season 6 scheduled to ...

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Priyanka-Nick, Anushka-Virat, Alia-Ranbir and others’ New Year celebrations

From Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor to Arjun Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao among others, B-town celebrities spent New Year with their loved ones. Alia Bhatt joined Ranbir Kapoor’s family to celebrate New Year. Ranbir’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni shared a sneak peek into the celebrations.   We also saw Mira Rajput posting a perfect family portrait on Instagram ...

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Sabarimala temple: Indian women form ‘620km human chain’ for equality

Women in the southern Indian state of Kerala have formed a 620km (385-mile) human chain “in support of gender equality”, amid a row over access to a prominent Hindu temple. The Sabarimala shrine was historically closed to women of “menstruating age” – defined as between 10 and 50. India’s top court overturned the ban in September, but protesters have since ...

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