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The 23-year-old from the city of Oxford was interviewed by the UK's ITV News channel this week from a prison cell in Syria. (Photo:Twitter)

Jihadi Jack wants to return to UK, says misses his mum

A British Muslim convert, Jihadi Jack, has become the latest member of the IS terrorist group to urge UK to allow him to return.

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg (centre), carrying a sign that reads: "school strike for the climate", leads a march of thousands of French students through Paris on Friday. (Photo:AP)

Greta inspires European youth to fight climate change

Greta Thunberg along with hundreds of students march in Paris for climate action.

Salman Khan and Notebook actors Pranutan Bahl-Zaheer Iqbal. (Photo: Instagram)

'Notebook' producer Salman Khan: I launch deserving candidates, not anybody

The actor has launched Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya, Aditya' Pancholi's son Suraj, his brother-in-law Ayush Sharma and Warina Hussain.

It means the club -- who immediately said they would appeal the decision -- will be unable to make signings until the end of January next year. (Photo: AFP)

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing new players for next two transfer windows

The ban does not prevent players being released by the club and it does not apply to Chelsea's women's and futsal teams.

World

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A high-powered Chinese delegation is currently in the US for talks with the US on a trade deal. (Photo:AP)

'Hoping for a mutually beneficial trade pact' says Xi Jinping in letter to Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a letter to his American counterpart Donald Trump.

Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed on February 14. (File Photo)

Protests in Nepal against Pulwama terror attack

Protests were held at various places on Saturday in Nepal over Pulwama terror attack.

The siblings are the latest example of Saudi women plotting their escape from the ultra-conservative kingdom. (Representational Image)

'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom.

Business

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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the report during the Assembly session. (Photo: File)

Delhi's per capita income three times the national average: Economic Survey

Delhi's per capita income in 2018-19 was pegged at Rs 3,65,529.

Post the acquisition, the combined business EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) will immediately double to Rs 200 crore. (Photo: File)

Adani Logistics set to acquire agri-logistics arm from AEL

Adani Agri Logistics (AALL) is a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises (AEL) and the transaction is proposed at Rs 1,662 crore.

The working groups will emphasis on boosting exports through e-commerce, addressing the trade facilitation barriers faced in India's export market and improving the quality of logistics services for exporters. (Photo: File)

CBIC sets up 3 working groups to facilitate exports, curb tax evasion

The working groups will focus on export promotion and facilitation.

Sports

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England — the pioneers of one-day cricket as a professional sport — have taken part in every World Cup since staging the inaugural men’s event in 1975.	(Photo: AFP)

England expects as ICC World Cup looms into view

New Zealand will be keen to go one better after losing in the 2015 final, while South Africa will arrive hoping to end years of World Cup heartbreak.

Vinod Rai

India vs Pak clash: BCCI puts ball in govt’s court

BCCI tells ICC to sever ties with countries from where terrorism emanates.

Shikha Pandey (Photo: AP)

Ekta spins Indian women to victory

The scene looked worse at the end of powerplay with England tottering at 28-2.

Science

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The successful launch of a rocket from high-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to micro-satellites.

High-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to micro-satellites

The test launch of the “rockoon” in December was a success.

The approval cleared a key hurdle for SpaceX in its quest to help NASA revive America’s human spaceflight program, stalled since space shuttle missions came to an end in 2011.

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

NASA awarded SpaceX $2.6 billion, and Boeing Co $4.2 billion to build separate rocket and capsule launch systems.

A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth on a mission to seek clues about the origins of life.

Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

It is the second Japanese spacecraft to land on an asteroid after Hayabusa touched down on Itokawa in 2005.

Life

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Crocus sativus L, also known as saffron, is the world's most expensive spice and is known for its antispasmodic, antiseptic, antidepressant and anticancer properties. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Saffron beneficial in treating ADHD

The vivid crimson spice, saffron can be a promising herbal alternative for treating ADHD: Study.

The study recommendes that parents who homeschool their children should ideally give their children more time for unstructured physical activity daily. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Homeschooling your child? Think again

Here's is what parents who homeschool their children need to keep need to be mindful of.

The study discovered that exercising at 7 am or between 1 and 4 pm advanced the body clock to an earlier time and exercising between 7 and 10 pm delayed the body clock to a later time. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Exercise can counter bad work schedules

Exercising may counter effects of jet lag, shift work and other inconsistent schedules: Study.

Relationship

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Men claimed to have an average of 14 sexual partners over their lifetime.

Men exaggerate their number of sexual partners, says study

Men Estimate number of opposite-sex rather than actual count.

It was discovered that husbands with a particular genotype felt less satisfied with the support they got from their wives, hence were less satisfied with their marriage. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Supportive partners essential for marital bliss

Not love, genes may impact quality of marriage: Study.

The explanation for the majority of the findings, particularly better fitness, is wealth, which married people have accumulated more of by later life than unmarried people. (Photo: Pixabay)

Advantages of being married

Benefits of marriage – better physical and mental health.

Metros

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Railway officials said that although there was no specific intelligence input, security agencies have been put on high alert for the safety of passengers.

Railways tighten security over possible attack

A low-intensity blast occurred near Dahisar two days ago and a bomb on a state transport bus was defused on Thursday.

On Friday, accused counsel Yug Choudhary, questioned the idea behind section 376 (E) that provides death sentence for a repeat offender of rape. (Representational image)

Lawyer questions death for rapist

The trio was sentenced to death by sessions court for committing two gang rapes at Shakti Mill compound.

Pramod Jathar

Nanar project should not be moved out, says Jathar

Ex-legislator claims most villagers wanted the project, as it would provide 1.50 lakh jobs.

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