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Hong Kong students rule out meeting government officials

Student leaders of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement Tuesday ruled out meeting central government officials in Beijing.

Copper could help prevent Ebola spread

Replacing frequently-touched surfaces, such as door handles, taps and light switches, with solid copper or copper alloy equivalents could be an effective strategy to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, says a study.

School ’climate’ affects teachers’ expectations about students

The school environment in which teachers work affects their expectations about students

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us

The microbes living in people’s guts play a very important role in keeping us healthy, but the ones existing in our body today are a lot less diverse than the ones present within the humans’ closest relatives, the African apes, says a research.

Detained British Iranian woman on second hunger strike

A British Iranian woman held in Iran after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match is on hunger strike for the second time.

Beliefs concerning soul, afterlife are deep-rooted

According to a study, what we believe as children about the soul and the afterlife determines what we believe as adults.

Myanmar to tighten security during ASEAN summit

Myanmar will deploy 20,000 police personnel to secure the upcoming 25th ASEAN Summit, officials said Tuesday.

Daily meditation: a boon for breast cancer survivors

Practising meditation has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors, new research shows.

Pakistan observes Muharram amid high security

Pakistan Tuesday observed Muharram to pay homage to Imam Husain and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security, a media report said.

Bird populations across Europe declining rapidly

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines - a staggering 421 million birds over the past 30 years - with the majority of losses from the most common species, a research shows.

Online daters not looking for inter-racial love

Online daters are not looking for love outside their cultural background, reveals a study, adding that women are significantly more likely than men to prefer partners within their own race.

An app that could calculate your death day!

Want to know when you are going to die? Try this creepy app.

South Korea, China to secure FTA this week

South Korea and China will hold the 14th round of bilateral talks this week to secure a free trade agreement (FTA), Seoul’s trade ministry said Monday.

Sex-hungry, meat-loving reptiles die early

A research suggests that meat eating reptiles who engage in sex early in their lives are at a higher risk of early death.

Pakistan PM vows to battle militants as Wagah toll mounts

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed the military operations against militants would continue till their complete elimination as the Wagah suicide bombing toll mounted to 59

’Security of Sikh pilgrims visiting Lahore to be ensured’

The security of over 2,000 Sikh pilgrims, who are scheduled to arrive in Lahore city via the Wagah railway station Tuesday for the three-day birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak

60 killed in Pakistan blast near Wagah border

At least 60 people were killed and over 110 injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself near the Wagah border in Pakistan, media reported Monday.

Nine dead in landslide in China

All nine people buried by a landslide in China’s Yunnan province have been confirmed dead as bodies of the last seven were retrieved, authorities said Monday.

10 students killed in car accident in Egypt

Ten students were killed and four injured Sunday in a car accident in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate, a media report said.

India pays tribute to indentured labourers on 180th Aapravasi Diwas

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday paid tribute to the ’girmitiyas’, the nearly half a million Indians who arrived in Mauritius to work as indentured labourers in the 19th century

A record 30 Indian-Americans vying for office in US poll

A record 30 Indian-Americans are contesting Tuesday’s US elections that will determine the course of power politics in the last two years of President Barack Obama’s term in office.

Recreational drug use linked to birth defects

Babies born to mothers who used recreational drugs during pregnancy are more likely to have birth defects in the brain, said a study.

Air strikes in Pakistan kill 13 militants

At least 13 suspected militants were killed in air strikes on their hideouts in the Khyber Agency while two soldiers lost their lives in apparent retaliatory attacks, media reported Sunday.

NASA to utilise natural resources beyond Earth

To enable missions into space, deeper than ever before, NASA is investing in technologies for In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) - the ability to find and use natural resources beyond the Earth.

Cancer cell fingerprints could hasten diagnosis in kids

Cancers in children will be diagnosed faster and more accurately in future as researchers have identified new cancer cell fingerprints in blood.

14 killed in car bomb attacks in Baghdad

Baghdad, Nov 2 At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 51 wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Saturday evening

Russia test fires intercontinental ballistic missile

Moscow, Nov 2 Russian Strategic Missile Troops ( RVSN) Saturday test fired a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to test its technical features

Five killed in fire near US university

Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) At least five people died and several remained unaccounted for in a fire that occurred near a university in the US state of Maine

Power outage across Bangladesh as national grid collapses

Power outages Saturday hit several places in Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, due to the collapse of the national grid.

Space plane crash: Sir Branson ’shocked’ but to ’persevere’

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, was "shocked and saddened" by the news of the Virgin Galactic passenger space plane crash but said that he would "persevere".

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