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Next time you pass a stranger, smile

CHICAGO: Believe it or not, people who have been acknowledged by a stranger feel connected to others, says a recent study.  So the next time you're out walking about, you may want to give passers-by a smile, or at least a nod.

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Fight memory loss with computers and exercise

WASHINGTON: Using a computer and undertaking a long walk or some form of exercise may protect against memory loss late in life, a study published in the May issue of the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests.

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Assange loses extradition appeal

LONDON: In a setback to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Britain's Supreme Court today ruled that he can be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences.

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Nineteen perish in mall fire in Qatar

DOHA, QATAR: Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country's fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state.

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Sarabjit files fresh clemency appeal

ISLAMABAD: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, media report said today.

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United Nations Security Council condemns Syria over massacre

AMMAN/UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the killing of at least 108 people, including many children, in the Syrian town of Houla, a sign of mounting outrage at the massacre that the government and rebels blamed on each other. 

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ISI chief’s US visit put off

BY REZAUL H LASKAR
ISLAMABAD: New ISI chief Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam’s planned visit to Washington this week has been put off due to unspecified reasons against the backdrop of strains in the US-Pakistan relations.

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Tibet capital sees first anti-China self-immolations: report

SHANGHAI: Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire outside a Buddhist temple in Lhasa, the first of a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule over Tibet to take place in the regional capital, Radio Free Asia reported Monday. 

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