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Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

  Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from heart attack and cerebrovascular disease (which restricts blood flow to the brain and includes strokes and aneurysms),says Yahoo! The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on December 24, included 22,811 ...

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Hayden Fry, Texan who turned around Iowa, dies at 90

Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry’s family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He had been living in the Dallas ...

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UK opens inquiry into Google’s takeover of Data Company

Britain’s competition watchdog said Tuesday it launched a formal inquiry into Google’s takeover of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, as it intensifies scrutiny of technology deals. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had notified the two companies on Monday that it was opening an initial inquiry and would decide on Feb. 13 whether to escalate it to ...

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22 killed in Russian air attack in Syria

At least 22 civilians were killed in a Biman attack by Russian air force in different areas of the jihadist-held region of Idlib in Syria on last night (Tuesday). Another 18 people were wounded, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Russia, which has backed President Bashar al-Assad against rebels and Islamist militants, and Turkey, long a supporter of ...

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Police detain two men over murder of Chinese citizen

Metropolitan Police of Detective Branch arrested two persons for interrogation over the murder of Chinese citizen on Tuesday night. The identities of the arrestees could not be known yet. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirming the news to media.Being tipped-off, a team of law enforcers conducted a drive and arrested them as well as recovered the stolen ...

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Drug that prevents half of breast cancers carries on working

A drug that halves a woman’s risk of breast cancer continues to work long after they stop taking it, say researchers. Anastrozole blocks the production of the hormone oestrogen, which fuels the growth of many breast cancers. It is already available on the NHS, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London said only a tenth of eligible women were ...

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12 inmates dead in shootout at Panama prison

Twelve inmates were killed and about a dozen more were wounded in a gunfight Tuesday inside a prison in the capital, Panamanian authorities said. The shooting occurred in a cell block that holds inmates who belong to a single local gang. Five pistols and three rifles were found after the shooting. The weapons appeared to have been smuggled in to ...

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TOA Corporation to prepare land for Japanese economic zone

Representational Image.Photo:Collected Japanese firm TOA Corporation has finally won the contract for developing land and other related works for the construction of an exclusive economic zone for Japanese investors in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj. Two Japanese firms — TOA Corporation and Tokyu Construction — vied for the job of one of the country’s largest economic zones taking part in the ...

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Ducsu VP comes under attack again

Vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Nurul Haque Nur came under an attack on the Dhaka University (DU) campus on Tuesday reportedly by Muktijoddha Mancha activists. The attack was carried out while Nur along with activists of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council (BGSRPC) was preparing to gather at the Raju Memorial Sculpture on the campus to register ...

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PM’s military secretary Zainul Abedin passes away

Prime Minister’s Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin passed away at a Singapore hospital on Tuesday afternoon. He breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital around 5:13pm (Bangladesh time), said an ISPR release. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of her military secretary. In a condolence message, she prayed for salvation of the ...

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