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  • Ebola Drug

    Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain

    New York: A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior, says a new study.

  • Euro

    Economic climate in euro area clouds in Q3

    Munich: The Ifo economic index for the euro area has declined to 124 points in the third quarter from 129.2 points in the previous quarter.  “The six-month economic outlook clouded over markedly, although assessments of the current economic situation brightened slightly,” Xinhua quoted Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo institute, as saying on Thursday. “The economic recovery in the euro area economy will lose momentum,” Sinn said.  Assessments of the current economic

  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Michael Douglas not renewing vows with Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are not renewing their wedding vows, according to his representative. Earlier it was reported that the couple’s plan to renew their vows on their 15th wedding anniversary on November 18 was a “cause for celebration”. “They want to cherish how far they’ve come by renewing their commitment to each other,” Star Magazine had quoted a source as saying. “It’s not about the

  • Unemployment

    US stocks end lower amid job data, earnings

    New York: US stocks suffered big losses as investors digested initial jobless claims and corporate earnings reports ahead of Friday’s closely-watched non-farm payrolls report.

  • Gold

    Gold futures fall 0.21% on global cues

    New Delhi: Tracking a weak global trend, gold dipped 0.21 per cent to Rs 24,950 per ten grams in futures trade today. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in December fell by Rs 53, or 0.21 per cent to Rs 24,950 per ten grams in a business turnover of 2 lots. Likewise, the yellow metal for October contracts eased by Rs 39, or 0.16 per cent to Rs 24,749 per ten grams in 482

  • Stephen Harper

    PM admits Canada may be in recession in election debate

    Toronto: The leaders of Canada’s four political parties have faced off in the first debate before a federal election in October, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper fending off attacks in the first three way race in Canadian history.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Lalit Gate: Rahul Gandhi slams Sushma Swaraj : ‘Sonia wouldn’t have done the same’

    New Delhi : Accusing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of keeping her ministry in dark over Lalit Gate, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a blistering attack on the former over her emotional clarification in the Lok Sabha yesterday and said that Sonia Gandhi would have never done the same thing. “It was a very nice speech, hollow, but it sounded very nice. Sushma ji said that Sonia ji would have done

  • Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj an expert at ‘theatrics’: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday criticized External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over her clarification on the Lalit Modi controversy, saying she is an expert at ‘theatrics’. Swaraj had made an emotional statement in the Lok Sabha yesterday, saying she had helped Lalit Modi’s cancer-stricken wife and not the IPL chief. “I want to know what Soniaji would have done if she was in my place? Would she have let the

  • Sonia Gandhi

    ‘Shameless Government, voiceless PM’, Congress chants at Parliament protest

    New Delhi : The Congress Party led by Sonia Gandhi on Friday continued with the protest against the suspension of 25 MPs at the Gandhi statue in Parliament premises. The protestors were seen wearing black bands and holding black flags on the fourth day of the protest today. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present during the protest along with several other senior leaders, including Gulam Nabi Azad, Ahmad Patel, Anand Sharma, Raj Babbar,

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Centre meting out step motherly treatment to UP government: Akhilesh Yadav

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today accused the BJP-led Centre of meting out step motherly treatment to his government and pursuing divisive policies as he rejected the charge of Muslim appeasement against his own dispensation, saying he was trying to create a balance in society.

  • Congress leader in J-K files police complaint over fake tweets attributed to him

    Jammu : A Congress Party activist in Jammu and Kashmir, who is also the organising and publicity secretary of the party’s state unit, has confirmed that he has filed a formal police complaint against unknown persons who reportedly circulated fake and hate tweets from an unverified Twitter handle in a bid to smear his reputation.

  • Final rites of BSF jawan Rocky held in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar

    Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) : The final rites of BSF jawan Rocky, who was killed while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur, were held at his residence here on Friday. “We tried to give them strength; we told them their son has done a great work. All the welfare schemes will be provided to them. We will try to provide them compassionate appointments,” said KK Dhulia, DIG, BSF. As per reports, the 27-year-old constable

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Sadhvi Prachi’s remark an ‘insult to Parliament’: Congress

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Prachi’s ‘terrorists’ remarks, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Friday said the former’s statement is an insult to the Parliament. “I take strong objection to the statement of Sadhvi Prachi. This is an insult to the constitution, this is an insult of the democracy and this is an insult of the Parliament. Parliament is a place where we go for discussion, we

  • Security tightened at Justice Dipak Misra’s residence following threat letter

    New Delhi : Security has been beefed up at the residence of Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra after he received an anonymous threatening letter. As per reports, the threat letter said, “irrespective of the protection you may avail, we will eliminate you.” Justice Misra was part of the three-judge Supreme Court bench which had dismissed the mercy plea and delivered the final order on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. Yakub was hanged at

  • Rio 2016

    Manaus signs contract to host Rio 2016 football

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s Manaus city was confirmed as an Olympic football host city after officials signed a contract with the Rio 2016 organising committee, a media report said on Friday. The Amazonian city will host four men’s and two women’s matches at Amazon Arena stadium, said on Thursday, Xinhua reported. The 41,000-capacity venue was built for last year’s FIFA World Cup and staged four matches during football’s showpiece international tournament.

  • ISIS

    Republican prez candidates slam Barack Obama on ISIS, Iran policies

    Washington: Republican presidential candidates have slammed US President Barack Obama for his policies in tackling the Islamic State and Iran, making a case to send more troops to defeat the terror network and strengthening Arab allies to deal with Tehran.

  • England

    Ashes: England throttle Australia on day one

    Nottingham:  Riding on a dream eight for 15 haul from pacer Stuart Broad, England shot out Australia for a pathetic 60 and continued the dominance with the bat to open up a 214 run lead on day one of a thrilling fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday. England finished the action-filled day at 274 for four with Joe Root remaining unconquered on 124 (158b, 19×4, 1×6) after Australia’s innings lasted only

  • Kostas Mitroglou

    Greek striker Mitroglou to sign up for Benfica

    Lisbon: Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou arrived in Lisbon to negotiate his contract with Benfica to fortify the Eagles’ front line, one of the Portuguese club’s biggest priorities since the departure of Brazilian player Rodrigo Lima. Upon arriving at the airport in Lisbon on Thursday, the player declined to comment to the Portuguese press, despite media reports assuring that he has indeed been loaned from Fulham to Benfica, which will get an option to

  • Chuck Schumer

    Key Democrats turn against Barack Obama’s Iran deal

    Washington: Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has announced he would vote against the Iran nuclear deal, in a blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to sell the measure.

  • Oil Price, Down

    Oil prices drop

    New York: Oil prices fell as traders worried that global supply might exceed the demand.  The global oversupply is currently running at two million barrels a day, compared to 1.8 million during the first six months of the year, Xinhua quoted a Goldman Sachs report on Thursday.

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