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Last updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:42:07 PM

US lawmakers, Sikhs disappointed at basketball body's headgear decision
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Two US lawmakers and Sikh community bodies have expressed disappointment over International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) decision to allow athletes to wear religious headgear, such as patkas, only as part of a "trial period".

Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:16:11 PM

Got married for kids: Neil Patrick Harris
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who tied the knot with his longtime partner David Burtka, says they got married for the sake of their children - Harper and Gideon.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:10:19 PM

Why people in power need to be attentive listeners
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Leaders in powerful positions often fail to listen properly and take into account the perspective of others, thus jeopardising the impact they could have, shows new research.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:54:03 PM

Windies women take 3-0 ODI lead against New Zealand
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 18 (IANS/CMC) Seamer Shakera Selman inspired the West Indies women to an eight-wicket crushing of New Zealand as they took a 3-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International (ODI) series here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:52:08 PM

Riot breaks out in Bolivian prison
La Paz, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Inmates at a Bolivian prison set sheets and clothes on fire to prevent authorities from searching for weapons, three days after a shootout between Bolivian and foreign-born inmates left four people dead and 10 injured, authorities said.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:46:19 AM

Suffering from bipolar disorder? Practice yoga
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Yoga practice may yield significant mental health benefits for people with bipolar disorder, a survey study suggests.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:42:18 AM

Insulin pumps capable of saving lives: study
Vienna, Sep 18 (IANS) According to a study, the use of insulin pumps to improve therapy for Type 1 diabetes patients has provided positive results, including saving lives of patients.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:40:06 AM

Facial paralysis increases risk of prejudice
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) People may hold a prejudice against those with facial paralysis simply because they cannot communicate in the universal language of facial expression, says a study.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:22:16 AM

De Niro rents most expensive property
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Robert De Niro has moved into one of the most expensive rental apartments here. He is shelling out a whopping $125,000 a month.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:12:17 AM

NASA spacecraft set for Mars orbit insertion Sep 21
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars spacecraft is nearing its scheduled insertion into the Martian orbit Sep 21 after completing a 10 month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30:04 AM

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