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Half kg hairball removed from girl’s stomach

  (IANS) / 15 January 2014 Doctors have removed a mass of impacted hair weighing half a kg from the stomach of a 12-year-old girl in China’s Henan province. Doctors at the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science ...

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‘World’s oldest’ man dies at 130 years

An Algerian man believed to be the world’s oldest person died at the age of 130 years in hospital in the North African Arab country after he was admitted two years ago for the first time in his life, newspapers ...

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Sheikh Hasina sworn in for 3rd time as Bangladesh PM

DHAKA: Sheikh Hasina was sworn in on Sunday for her second straight term as Bangladesh’s prime minister and third overall, following one of the most violent elections in the country’s history. Hasina took the oath of office a week after ...

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Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies following eight-year coma

Dubai: Ariel Sharon, known among Arabs for his gory history against the Palestinians in particular, died on Saturday after several years of being in a coma, the Sheba Medical Centre announced. The death of the 85-year-old former Israeli prime minister ...

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300,000 told not to use water in US chemical spill

Charleston, West Virginia:  The White House has issued a federal disaster declaration in West Virginia, where a chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water has led officials to tell at least 300,000 people not to bathe, brush their teeth or ...

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‘Polar freeze’: Relief on the way for shivering Americans

CHICAGO: After days of an arctic chill so cold that a Chicago zoo brought their polar bear inside, the United States woke up to a break in the weather on Wednesday. The National Weather Service said “a much anticipated warm ...

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Deepest galaxy cluster ever pictured by Hubble

The “deepest ever” image of a group of galaxies – “Pandora’s Cluster” – has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The blue arcs in the picture are distant galaxies as they appeared 12 billion years ago – not long ...

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What is a polar vortex?

Paris, January 08, 2014:The bitter chill gripping North America is a result of Arctic air that has spilled southwards, and global warming may be a cause. Arctic air is normally penned in at the roof of the world by a ...

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Brutal arctic chill means parts of US colder than Mars

Chicago:  A deadly chill had much of the United States and Canada in its wintry grip on Tuesday, as a record-breaking cold snap brought temperatures lower than on the surface of Mars. It was so cold in Chicago that the polar ...

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Indian-American Neuroscientist receives USD 867,000 grant

Khaleel Raak

January 06: A US research agency has awarded an Indian American neuroscientist, Khaleel Rezak, a five year USD 866902 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant for further research on his projects. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rezak ...

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Sub-zero arctic blast strikes US, deep-freeze temperatures

New York:  Millions of people across the United States on Monday made last minute preparations for an unusually bitter Arctic blast that could send temperatures plummeting to their coldest in 20 years. The northeastern United States and parts of Canada have ...

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Bangladesh begins vote amid violent opposition protests

Bangladesh: Voting has started in Bangladesh’s parliamentary election amid opposition protests that have left scores dead. At least 100 polling stations were torched on the eve of the election. The opposition, which is boycotting the vote, has begun a two-day ...

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At least nine dead as winter storm sweeps Northeast US

Boston:  A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions on Friday. U.S. airlines canceled more than 2,300 flights nationwide ...

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Stranded Antarctic passengers evacuated to freedom

Sydney:  All 52 passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on an icebound Russian research vessel in Antarctica were airlifted from the ice on Thursday in a dramatic rescue mission. A Chinese helicopter which landed on a makeshift landing pad ...

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