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Soccer fever grips Russia a month ahead of World Cup

The Luzhniki Stadium, the venue which will stage the opening match on June 14 and the final on July 15, hosted a “Russia Loves Soccer” event over the weekend. On Monday, the local organising committee chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said that preparations are in their final stages and they just need to ... Read More »

Varanasi flyover tragedy: Probe ordered into accident

A portion of a flyover being built collapsed on a busy road in Varanasi, killing at least 18 people as it crushed a mini bus, cars and two-wheelers. Officials feared that the toll may rise.  Hours later, people were still believed buried under the rubble of the flyover with several cranes ... Read More »

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers at Gaza strip

Israeli forces shot dead two more Palestinians on Tuesday, although protests were quieter than the previous day. It appeared that many protesters had gone to mourning tents rather than back to the scene. On the Israeli side of the border, Israeli sharpshooters took up positions to stop any attempted breach ... Read More »

EU top diplomats in agreement to follow through Iran N-deal

To this end, the EU will launch intensive discussion at all levels with Iran in next few weeks, Mogherini said at a press conference following a meeting with foreign ministers of Britain, Germany, France and Iran. The discussion will focus on, among others, how to maintain economic relations and effective ... Read More »

Several feared drowned as boat capsizes in Andhra Pradesh

National Disaster Response Force personnel have been pressed into service to trace the missing persons, official sources said. The number of passengers in the boat at the time of the accident was also not clear even as reports said at least 10 persons swam to safety. Chief Minister N Chandrababu ... Read More »

Body odour may help identify malaria: study

Blood tests do not necessarily pick up infection with the plasmodium parasite, especially at low parasite densities, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DNA tests for the parasite usually show infection, but they are far from rapid. “Our previous work in ... Read More »

Smart wristbands, rings allow users to type with gestures

Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands – including a T9 keyboard interface, a set of numbers, or application commands like playing or stopping music. The system ... Read More »

At least 12 dead in flyover collapse in Varanasi

Pictures from the incident site showed passengers being pulled out from a car trapped under the collapsed portion of the flyover. “Deputy chief minister KP Maurya and minister Neelkanth Tiwari have been directed by the chief minister Yogi Adityanath to visit Varanasi’s Cantt area. The CM has expressed grief and ... Read More »