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Trump to attend NATO summit in May

  Washington: US President Donald Trump will attend a NATO leaders’ summit scheduled for May, the White House said. “The President looks forward to meeting with his NATO counterparts to reaffirm our strong commitment to NATO, and to discuss issues critical to the alliance, especially allied responsibility-sharing and NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism,” the…

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NASA prepares ‘futuristic’ clock for space

  Washington: In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its next-generation atomic clock to space in late 2017. This clock will be smaller, lighter and magnitudes more precise than any atomic clock flown in space before, NASA said. Engineers at NASA’s Jet…

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Gene linked to human cleft lip and palate identified

  New York: Researchers have found that flaw in a gene linked to birth defects in mouse models may cause cleft lip and palate in humans too. In the study, three siblings born with cleft lip and palate were found to have the same gene mutation associated with the birth defect. The gene intraflagellar transport 88…

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Suspected terror bid foiled at Lahore airport

  Islamabad:The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, a media report said. A vehicle was stopped and searched by the ASF personnel at the airport checkpost on Wednesday morning, and during a routine inspection…

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Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

  Hanoi: A court in Vietnam has sentenced nine among 23 drug smugglers to death on charges of “illegal drug dealing, illegal possession of military weapons and no denunciation of crimes”, a media report said on Wednesday. At the first instance trial that started off on February 27 and concluded on Tuesday in People’s Court of…

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Insulin resistance may cause faster cognitive decline

  New York: Insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, researchers say. Insulin resistance is a condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The resistance prevents muscle, fat, and liver cells from easily absorbing glucose. As a…

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Dalai Lama now heading to Arunachal

Dharamsala: A day after China expressed its discontent over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s public event in India, his office on Tuesday confirmed the Nobel laureate’s trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the region China claims has historically been part of Tibet. “His Holiness will be in Arunachal Pradesh from April 5 to 12 where he…

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Pakistan delays voting on military courts bill

  Islamabad: The Pakistan government has decided to delay voting on a crucial bill seeking revival of military courts, a media report said. The step was taken following fears in the government that it may not be able to ensure the presence of a maximum number of legislators on Monday evening, when the National Assembly (NA)…

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Brexit could place ‘huge burden’ on UK Parliament

  London: The British Parliament could be burdened with scrutinising up to 15 new bills for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), a new report has warned. UK-based think tank, the Institute for Government (IFG) in its report, “Legislating Brexit” issued on Sunday, said legislation will be needed to establish new policies on areas such…

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Carbs in evening may impact prediabetic men

  London: Middle-aged men with high body mass index (BMI) and prediabetes condition cannot process carbohydrate-rich foods in the evening, as it may have a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation, a study has showed. The findings showed that the internal clock influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to foods rich in carbohydrate,…

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