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He has also learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is a universal way to transcribe the sound of any spoken language to know its pronunciation. (Photo: ANI)

Meet 8-yr-old boy from Chennai who can read and write over 106 languages

With the help of the internet, especially YouTube, Niall Thoguluva learned a plethora of languages.

Of course, Smith received a thunderous round of applause from the 400 graduates -- and from their parents. (Photo:AP)

US billionaire surprises 400 college students on graduation

Robert F Smith, with a fortune estimated at USD 4.4 billion, told the class that he will pay off the entirety of their student debt.

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.

World

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“We’ve got to win tomorrow, Fred,” Trump told a cheering rally crowd at a hangar at Williamsport Regional Airport. (Photo:AP)

Donald Trump swipes at Joe Biden, talks about 2020 chances in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump voiced confidence on Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020.

He said India's absence hurts the credibility of the body. (Photo:ANI)

German Ambassador calls for India to have a permanent UNSC seat

Walter J. Lindner said India is needed to be present at the UNSC permanently.

The 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the powerful Security Council blacklisted Azhar on May 1. (File Photo)

'Significant achievement' listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist: UNSC

It was a huge victory for India after a decade of relentless efforts to ban the mastermind of several terror attacks against India.

Business

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Sovereign gold, however, held steady at Rs 26,500 per eight gram. (Representational Image)

Gold slides on tepid demand, weak overseas trend

Gold prices fell on slump in demand from local jewellers and a weak trend overseas, according to All India Sarafa Association.

On May 14, Japan dragged India to the WTO over the import duties imposed on certain electronic goods including telephones for cellular networks.

Singapore, Canada seek to join WTO consultations over India's ICT products tariff

According to a communication of WTO, both countries have stated that they have a substantial trade interest in ICT goods.

Reliance Industries Limited was the most profitable company in the country with a net profit of more than double that of IOC in FY2019.

Reliance topples IOC to become the biggest Indian company

Reliance in the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended March 31, reported a turnover of Rs 6.23 lakh crore.

Sports

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The former world number one told Tuesday Times there was 'very little chance' he would play singles during the grass-court season. (Photo: Andy MurraY)

Andy Murray buoyant after returning to action, puts doubt on playing singles

The two-time Wimbledon champion, 32, in January announced plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon due to injury.

England reduced their qualification period from seven years to three, a move they insisted was solely to bring them into line with the rest of the world rather than advance the selection of paceman Archer, whose father is English. (Photo: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

England announce their final squad for ICC World Cup 2019, Archer gets the nod

Barbados-born Archer only became qualified for England in March and has played just three one-day internationals.

Kompany had announced on Sunday, May 19, that he is going to leave the club for a player-manager role at Belgian football club R.S.C. Anderlecht. (Photo: AP)

Pep Guardiola convinced that Kompany will return to Man City sooner or later

City won their second consecutive Premier League title finishing ahead of Liverpool this season to claim Kompany's fourth league title.

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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The studies have shown that women with very high testosterone levels develop muscle mass and physical endurance more similar to that of men. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

The debate of naturally occurring higher testosterone levels in women

Female athletes have naturally occurring higher testosterone levels, sports authorities must consider: Study.

The babies were born in the pregnancy’s 29th week and their individual weights range from 890 grams to 1,300 grams. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Polish mother gives birth to sextuplets

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well.

The study has claimed that activities like walking and muscle strengthening were associated with significantly reduced risk of liver-related death. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Good physical health can keep liver disease at bay

Physical activities could reduce risk of liver-related death.

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.

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.

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.

Metros

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Congress leader Milind Deora

Exit polls predict win for BJP-Sena in Maharashtra

The Opposition parties are still hopeful, saying that the exit poll results are not final but the Election Commission’s results are.

The picture shared by Vivek Oberoi on Twitter.

Vivek Oberoi gets notice for meme on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The meme was a take on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the results of which will be declared Thursday.

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee

TMC dismisses exit polls forecast

The BJP leadership, however, mocked TMC’s effort to cobble up an anti-BJP alliance.

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