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US mosque destroyed in suspected arson attack

WASHINGTON: A mosque burned to the ground in the midwestern United States on Monday, in what worshippers suspect was a hate attack, less than a day after a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple.

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US responsible for hostages’ lives in Syria: Iran

TEHRAN: Iran said Tuesday that it was holding the United States responsible for the lives of 48 of its citizens taken hostage in Syria, following an unconfirmed report by a Syrian rebel group that three of them had been killed by shelling.

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Flash, boom, New Zealand volcano roars to life

WELLINGTON: A New Zealand volcano dormant for more than a century has spewed boulders and spread an ash cloud over the centre of the country, disrupting air traffic but causing no other damage or injuries.

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Cattle vaccine can halve E coli levels

WASHINGTON: A vaccine for cattle can slash E coli levels by more than 50 per cent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended three. While E coli O157:H7 does not affect cattle, it causes food-borne diseases in humans.

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Ginger could help control diabetes

SYDNEY: Ginger could help manage high levels of blood suga r which create complications for long-term diabetic patients. A new report reveals the potential power of ginger to control blood glucose by using muscle cells.

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Weight training cuts diabetes risk

LONDON: Regular weight training can cut the chances of developing diabetes in men by up to 34 percent, a study showed. Adding aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or running, can lead to even greater benefits, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

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Gurudwara shooter ex-US Army soldier

NEW YORK: A former US Army soldier, displaying a 9/11 tattoo on his arm, was on Monday identified as the suspect in what is believed to be a hate crime against the Sikh community in a Gurudwara in Wisconsin that killed six people in cold-blood on Sunday night.

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NASA’s rover ‘Curiosity’ on key mission lands on Mars

HOUSTON: In an ecstatic moment of triumph for outer space exploration, the NASA's robotic 'Curiosity' spacecraft today successfully landed on Mars to begin its pioneering two-year hunt to find out if the red planet once hosted conditions suitable for life.

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Nepal bans schools from using foreign names

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Maoist government has banned secondary schools from using foreign names like ‘Delhi Public School,’ ‘Oxford’ and ‘White House’ over fears that the education system is losing its Nepali identity.

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Pak govt to seek review of contempt law annulment

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has decided to file petitions in the Supreme Court seeking a review of the annulment of a new law aimed at preventing the premier's disqualification and another order on reopening graft cases against the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari.

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