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Bomb kills police general in Cairo: Security

News4u-News Desk- CAIRO: An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under a police car in Cairo, security officials said. The killing of Ahmed Zaki in a western suburb was the latest in a spate of attacks by militants targeting the security forces since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi [...]

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Treat an upset tummy with curd

News4u-Features Desk- A probiotic bacterium which is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome has been found to soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella, paving the way for potential relief from foodborne illnesses that affect millions of people annually, a new study has revealed. Manuela Raffatellu, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and colleagues [...]

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Drinking too much coffee? It may be risky

News4u-Features Desk- Washington, (IANS) If you have been fond of taking coffee many times in a day, beware! For a new study has found a link between heavy coffee consumption and increased death risk for people aged below 55. The US study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found a statistically significant 21 percent [...]

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IIFA in US -set to enliven Tampa Bay with Bollywood stars

News4u-Entertainment Desk- The 15th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, an annual celebration of the multi-million dollar Hindi film industry abroad, in its US debut this year, is ready to lend Bollywood’s colour, glamour and splendour to the city starting Wednesday. The gala will be “bigger and better” than ever [...]

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Cyclone halts aerial search for plane; mini-sub draws blank

News4u-News Desk- Aerial search for the crashed Malaysian jet was suspended on Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone over the southern Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine scouring the seabed failed to locate the plane’s wreckage after nine missions. “Planned air search activities have been suspended for today due to poor weather conditions in the [...]

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India, Bhutan to improve ties in audit of public finances

News4u-News Desk- India and Bhutan on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for improving cooperation and exchange of information in the field of audit of public finances. The MoU was signed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shashi Kant Sharma and Auditor General of Bhutan Dasho Ugen Chewang in Bhutan, an official [...]

Novartis buys GSK’s cancer drugs for $16 bn in three-part deal thumbnail

Novartis buys GSK’s cancer drugs for $16 bn in three-part deal

News4u-Business Desk- Global pharma major Novartis will acquire GlaxoSmithKline plc’s (GSK) cancer drugs portfolio for USD 16 billion and sell its vaccines business in return for USD 7.1 billion, apart from forming a joint venture for the consumer healthcare business in a three-part transaction. In separate statements, the two companies said they will combine Novartis’ [...]

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Asia-Pacific navies sign maritime communication agreement

News4u-News Desk- India and 21 other countries on Tuesday adopted an agreement aimed at ensuring that miscommunication between naval vessels does not develop into conflict in the Pacific Ocean. Naval chiefs of several countries attended the biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) which opened in the eastern Chinese port of Qingdao on [...]

Chitra becomes new World Women’s Senior snooker Champion thumbnail

Chitra becomes new World Women’s Senior snooker Champion

News4u-Sports Desk- Overcoming her early exit in the World Snooker Championships in the WLBSA event, Chitra Magimairaj showed tremendous grit and determination to pocket the Senior snooker title in her first appearance, in Leeds,UK, on Tuesday. The Bangalore cueist won all her four matches without dropping a single set against accomplished snooker players from across [...]

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Earth Day 2014 with Green cities theme celebrated

News4u-News Desk- More than a billion people around the world celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday with the theme ‘Green Cities’ calling for transformation in the public transportation systems to make them more accessible, convenient, and clean fuel-run. The celebrations of the 44th edition of Earth Day also called for switching over to electric, hybrid, and [...]