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Julianne Moore.

Julianne Moore praises #MeToo for starting 'important' conversation

The actor said for years women were expected to tolerate unwelcome advances that were deemed 'friendly' by social norms.

Salman Khan with Bhushan Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)

Nobody could have played Bharat better than Salman Khan: Bhushan Kumar

Testimony of the same is the adorable tweet that Bhushan Kumar posted yesterday.

Kishore raised funds from people for the cause, including auto drivers, bus agents, traders, and vegetable sellers. (Photo:ANI)

This ex-serviceman is providing free training to young Army aspirants

Kishore Kumar, who served in the Army for 18 years, is providing free lodging and training for a recruitment rally.

Tabu.

Tabu expresses her wish to play lady Singham in Rohit Shetty film

Busy promoting her film 'De De Pyaar De', Tabu has mentioned that she is in a happy space.

World

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Earlier this week the United States pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in neighbouring Iraq. (Photo:AP)

Iran rubbishes talk of conflict; make it clear they do not want war

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have increased in recent days, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs had led a delegation to the UK Home Office to ensure that the kirpan remains exempt. (File Photo)

In new weapons act, UK secures sikh right to carry kirpans

The bill had been amended late last year to ensure that it would not impact the right of the British Sikh community.

Business

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GST and demonetisation were two key reasons the plan didn’t kick off.

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion

Lack of jobs growth and a farm-income crisis because of low crop prices have hurt Modi in the current general election.

According to Facebook's Ad Library Report, there were 1.21 lakh political ads with a total spending of more than Rs 26.5 crore between February and May 15 this year.

Political ad spend on Facebook, Google tops Rs 53 crore

Ad spend on Google, YouTube, and partner properties since February 19 stood at Rs 27.36 crore with 14,837 ads.

RBI aims to bring innovation in technology and processes that will eventually save time of end consumers.

RBI's vision document on payment systems to spur digital economy: Fintech firms

The RBI has said it will implement the approach outlined in the document during the period 2019 - 2021.

Sports

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Bayern Munich finished two points ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund. (Photo:AFP)

Bundesliga: Bayern crushes Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 to lift title for record 7 times

The Bavarians have now won the German league title a record 29 times, can grab a domestic double if they beat Leipzig in German Cup final.

The star pair of Ribery and Robben played their final match for the club on Saturday and both these footballers scored for Munich, ensuring team's 5-1 win in the finals over Eintracht Frankfurt. (Photo: AFP)

Robben, Ribery bring tears to game after the duo played their final game for Munich

Both Ribery and Robben will leave the club on free transfers at the end of the season.

Manchester City claimed a first ever treble of Premier League, FA and League Cups, as well as the Community Shield to take the count of major trophies to 10 in the decade since the club's fortunes were transformed on and off the pitch by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family.(Photo: AFP)

Guardiola relentless as Manchester City's financial power flattens rivals

Guardiola now has 27 trophies in total as a coach, six of them since arriving in England three years ago.

Science

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The total award amount for all companies is USD 45.5 million.

NASA selects SpaceX, Blue Origin, more to build next human lunar lander

NASA has announced that it has selected 11 private companies to work with for building the next human landers for its Moon program.

The launch was rescheduled for Thursday night, and SpaceX said in a midday Twitter message that the “Starlink and Falcon 9 are looking good” and that “winds are better for tonight’s launch.” Hours later, however, the company tweeted that the mission was being delayed.

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch for 'about a week'

The Falcon 9 rocket and its satellite cargo were originally set to blast off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The study by Aida Gomez-Robles from University College London proposes that the two species' last common ancestor may have lived 800,000 years ago, entering a debate that is hotly contested among anthropologists.

Modern humans split from Neanderthals far earlier than thought: study

Recent research on hominin teeth has shown that while size varied greatly across various human species.

Life

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While this initial soil warming has benefitted Dahurian larch, further permafrost thaw could likely decrease tree growth and even cause the forest to decay, according to the authors. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Climate change is making Dahurian larch trees to grow faster in China

Old trees in China's permafrost are witnessing growth spurt due to climate change.

Increased recycling offers not only societal and environmental benefits but also provides the source materials companies need for sustainable production of goods in a circular economy. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Generic recycling message not that effective

People recycle more if they know what recyclable waste becomes: Study.

Heart attacks in humans are known to strike most commonly in the morning, and research suggests that morning heart attacks tend to be more severe than at night. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Know the severity of falling sick in the morning

Being sick in morning can be different from being sick at night: Study.

Relationship

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The condition in which a man ejaculates fast and finishes off before the women reaches her orgasm is known as either Premature Ejaculation or Early Orgasmic Response. (Photo: AFP)

Don’t worry be happy

The most common cause is the man’s lack of adequate voluntary control over his ejaculatory reflex.

Teens who look online for sex can become victims of sexual assault after a year or so, says a study.(Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Looking for sex online can be dangerous

Teens looking for sex online are at safety risks.

The study found that women basically have little interest in having casual sex at first, unless they find the man really attractive. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Men act uninterested in sex in order to get it

Women find men who are overly eager to have sex unattractive: Study.

Metros

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MNS chief Raj Thackeray

Modi’s presser was Maun Ki Baat: Raj Thackeray

Thackeray said that when the PM did not address a single press conference in five years, why did he hold one where he did not speak.

The state government has directed Mahavitaran (state-owned electricity company) not to disconnect power supply in the drought-hit areas of the state. (Representational image)

Mahavitaran not to cut power

Currently, the state government is paying the monthly electricity bill of 26,051 consumers from drought-affected areas.

According to a party insider, these five AAP MLAs contacted a senior Delhi BJP leader after May 12, showing their willingness to join the party and discussed in length their role in the party.

Leader says 5 more AAP MLAs keen to join BJP

It is learnt that these MLAs will take a final decision to join BJP after the announcement of the general election results on May 23.

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