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‘Standing alone attracts others to you’


Looking the odd one out may seem like a recipe for mating disaster, but it could make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

Juve lay Lyon low


Italian champions Juventus proved too strong for a spirited Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday, while Sevilla, Valencia and last season’s runners-up Benfica also clinched their place

Scientists create ‘designer’ chromosome

Scientists have created the first man-made chromosome for a complex-celled organism a feat hailed today as a big step towards acquiring the controversial ability to redesign plants or animals.

French far-right triumphs in local polls

France’s far-right National Front party dealt a major blow to the ruling Socialists on Sunday after several of its candidates took prime position in the first round of local elections.

Renne beat off-colour Marseille

Marseille’s bid for European football next season received another major blow on Saturday when struggling visitors Rennes inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Jose Anigo’s side at the Velodrome.

Benfica blast Spurs


Tim Sherwood’s prospects of remaining in the Tottenham Hotspur manager’s job long-term were not helped as his side lost 1-3 at home to Benfica in their Europa League last 16, first leg on Thursday.

Barca, PSG ease into last 8


Four-time Champions League winners Barcelona and French champions Paris Saint Germain suffered few problems in reaching the quarter-finals of this season’s competition on Wednesday.

Mars name-a-crater scheme lands in row

The world’s paramount astronomical authority on Tuesday slapped down a bid to hawk the names of Mars’ craters, saying the Red Planet’s monickers are not up for sale.

Brazil, Spain shine as rivals struggle


Neymar scored a hat-trick as Brazil routed South Africa 5-0 while Spain edged fellow heavyweights Italy 1-0, but a host of World Cup rivals faltered on Wednesday.

Man with 1st artificial heart dies after 75 days


A septuagenarian man who was fitted with the French biomedical firm Carmat’s first artificial heart two and a half months ago has died, a hospital statement said on Monday.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.