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Environmental scientist Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize

He is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

The "very lyrical, very poetic" letters will be useful to researchers trying to craft a picture of Obama the college student and recent graduate (Photo: AP)

Letters written by Obama to his girlfriend in college to be made public

Written in the 1980s, the letters give a peek into Obama's psyche as he sought out the path that would eventually land him in White House.

Shahid Kapoor.

Shahid to spread light on issue on electricity in next film, announces title on Diwali

On Diwali, as a gift to his fans, the Bollywood actor has announced the title of his forthcoming film directed by Shree Narayan Singh.

Mutated APC genes cause excess activity of a cell signalling pathway called 'Wnt', which has been associated with bowel cancer for over 20 years. (Photo: Pixabay)

New drug to treat bowel cancer discovered by Brit researchers

Most bowel cancers are caused by a mutation in a gene called APC that in its healthy form actually acts to prevent cancer formation.

World

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‘Our leader, Omar Khalid Khorasani, was wounded in one of the recent drone strikes in Afghanistan. He was wounded badly, and today he was martyred,’ Asad Mansoor, a Jamaat-ul-Ahrar spokesman, said by telephone. (Photo: AFP)

Leader of Pakistani militant group Jaamat-ul-Ahrar killed in US drone strike

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has planned some of the deadliest suicide bombings in Pakistan over the last year.

rew members looking out the cockpit windows of a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (Photo: AFP)

Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000 square kilometre zone.

America's policy, quite simply on terrorism is that it will deny terrorists the opportunity, the means, the location, the wherewithal, the financing, the ability to organise and carry out attacks against Americans at home and abroad, anywhere in the world. (Photo: File)

Stable and peaceful Afghan will create better condition for India-Pak relation: Tillerson

Pakistan is an important element of addressing the Afghan challenge, Tillerson said.

Business

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Microsoft is one of major tech companies in US. (Photo: AP)

Google, Facebook, Microsoft to lobby for residency for immigrants in US

Coalition for American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year.

The 30-share BSE Sensex opened 6.46 points down at 32,577.89 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 4.70 points to 10,206.20.

D-Street Diwali: Muhurat Trading kick-starts with market in red

In the pre-opening trade, Sensex was up by 72.40 points at 32,656.75, while the Nifty fell 0.50 points to 10,210.40.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan which scaled a 10-year peak on Tuesday, was up 0.3 per cent, but still down slightly for the week.

Asian shares, dollar gain after US Senate passes budget plan

Japan's Nikkei erased its earlier losses and eked out a 0.04 per cent gain, and a robust weekly rise of 1.4 per cent.

Sports

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South Africa’s AB de Villiers en route to his 176 against Bangladesh in the second one-dayer in Paarl on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

AB de Villiers joins 25-century club with match-winning 176

De Villiers raced to his 25th one-day international century off 68 balls with 10 fours and a six.

Pakistan’s Hasan Ali celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Dushmantha Chameera in the third one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

Hasan Ali five-for sends Sri Lanka reeling

Tharanga, who hit a brilliant 112 not out in the previous match, hit five boundaries during his 80-ball knock.

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Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India hold Korea to 1-1 draw in Super 4s

It was Gurjant Singh's 59th-minute goal that ensured India remained in the hunt for the Asia Cup 2017 final.

Science

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New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life. (Photo: NASA)

New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

The new work will help astronomers allocate scarce observing time to the most promising candidates for habitability.

The number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen.

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

Madagascar has about 400 plague cases per year, or more than half the world’s total, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report.

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world.

World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.

Life

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The newly-modeled cytoplasmic tail is involved in the assembly of the outer shell of the HIV virus, which attached to a host cell and begins the process of replication. (Photo: AP)

Scientists finally discover last unknown structure of HIV virus

Researchers claim if this part of viral cell’s assembly is stopped, the HIV virus will not be able to replicate.

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Fasting after every two days may help fight obesity

Here is what researchers discovered.

Relationship

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According to the study, genetic factors are one of the basic explanations for divorce trends. (Photo: Pixabay)

Getting divorced may be a genetic trait, says study

While studies have shown children from broken families more prone to getting divorced, new study claims it is not true for adopted kids.

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Study claims daughters could be reason for parents' divorce

The study also made a fascinating discovery of father's who grew up with a sister.

Metros

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Fadnavis announced that the remaining Rs. 800 crore of the scheme will be in the form of incentives for 3.78 lakh farmers, who are paying back their loans on time. (Photo: PTI/File)

Maharashtra govt releases Rs 4,000 crore under farm loan waiver scheme

The Chief Minister added that his government will complete almost 80 percent of the disbursement by November 15.

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Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as stubble burning continues on outskirts

The sharp reek of burning stubble marks the onset of the pollution season in Delhi as air contaminants soar to dangerous levels.

As soon as fire broke out on the first floor of the mall, the watchman called the Mumbai Fire services as well as the police. (Photo: ANI)

Fire breaks out in mall in Mumbai's Dadar area

Ten fire brigades rushed to the site, and the fire was doused in three hours.

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