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Vitamin B12: Seven signs you could have a deficiency

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:03
Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that helps keep the body’s nervous system and blood cells healthy, but a deficiency can result in the development of anemia.

Study: Genetic testing underused in breast cancer patients

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:00
Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should have genetic testing don't receive it, a new study found.

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 04:57
Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group said.

Japanese prisons cope with swelling ranks of elderly inmates

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 04:52
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."

Pakistan ready to strengthen ties with IAEA: Abbasi

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 04:26
Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Islamabad is ready to strengthen partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and contribute towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals worldwide, official news agency APP reported.

Iranian FM calls for expansion of trade ties with Pakistan

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:53
Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad-Javad Zarif highlighting the strong relations between Iran and Pakistan in various fields called for expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Lok Sabha bypolls: SP increases lead in UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:23
Samajwadi Party candidates were leading in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies in UP. Stay with us for all the updates

Live: Counting begins for UP, Bihar bypolls

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:23
Counting of votes is being taken up amid tight security arrangements. Stay with us for all the updates

Biophysicists discover how small populations of bacteria survive treatment

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:13
Small populations of pathogenic bacteria may be harder to kill off than larger populations because they respond differently to antibiotics, a new study by Emory University finds.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:06
The world-renowned British scientist, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at age 76, a family spokesman said.

Philippine's Duterte orders review of suspected drug lords’ release

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:01
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a review of a decision by state prosecutors to dismiss complaints against several suspected drugs kingpins, amid outrage among the public and some of his allies about them walking free.

Physicist Stephen Hawking best known for his work on black holes

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 02:54
Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was one of the world's leading physicists who inspired generations of scientists.

Promoting economic ties with Azerbaijan needs double efforts

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 02:36
The minister of industry, mine and trade said late Tuesday that cultural commonalities between Iran and Azerbaijan Republic facilitate simple trade exchanges while moving toward complicated economic ties requires more efforts.

Armed resistance only way to liberate Palestine: Hezbollah official

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 02:29
Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah Movement of Lebanon Naim Qassem said in order to liberate Palestine there have remained no other options but 'armed resistance'.

‘Dravid, Saina among celebs cheated by B'luru firm’

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:15
Former India cricketer and U-19 team coach Rahul Dravid and badminton Olympian Saina Nehwal were among the celebrities who had parked their funds in a Bengaluru investment firm accused of cheating at least 1,776 investors of hundreds of crores of rupees, police said on Tuesday.

Sharp drop in US student visas for Indians

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:58
Statistics for the year ended September 30, 2017 show an aggregate decline of 16% compared to the corresponding previous year, with 4.21 lakh student visas handed out against 5.02 lakh in the year-ago period, according to data released by the US Department of State.

Iran offers Pak, China role in Chabahar port

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:27
There was no formal reaction from the Indian side but officials here said that they will wait to hear directly from Iran over the issue. The move may be seen as Zarif's bid to allay concerns here over the Indian involvement in the Iranian port, Dawn online reported.

20 opposition parties bond at Sonia's dinner

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:02
The gathering included 17 parties which have been turning up for discussions called by Sonia regularly to evolve a common strategy against the BJP govt. Besides, there were three additions in Jeetan Ram Manjhi of Hindustan Awam Morcha of Bihar, Babulal Marandi of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha and Sharad Yadav.

RBI bans all Indian banks from issuing LoUs, LoCs

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:47
The Rs 12,700-crore fraud at Punjab National Bank has prompted the Reserve Bank of India to ban the use of letters of undertaking and letters of comfort. LoUs and LoCs are two of the instruments issued by Indian banks to domestic importers to get foreign exchange from banks abroad at a cheaper rate.

Aadhaar can’t be insisted upon for any service except subsidies: SC

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 21:33
The SC indefinitely extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to bank accounts and mobile phones and ordered that except for disbursing subsidies, the Centre and states cannot insist on Aadhaar for any service, including issuance of passports.

How long will he keep power? Putin has Russia guessing before election

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:31
Putin's mandate will not expire until 2024 but the problem needs immediate attention because the uncertainty about his long-term future is a source of instability in a fractious ruling elite that only he can keep in check.

'Diplomat's kid harassed': Pak approaches MEA

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:20
Pakistan again approached the external affairs ministry on Friday accusing the Indian officials of intimidating the children of a senior diplomat while they were on their way to school.

Army to parliamentary panel: 'Budget dashed our hopes of modernization'

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:17
A marginal increase in the defence budget barely accounts for inflation, without helping address the glaring imbalance between cutting-edge weaponry and old equipment in the Indian armed forces, senior military officers have told the parliamentary standing committee on defence.

Sonia Gandhi hosts dinner for opposition parties

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:48
Leaders of 20 opposition parties tonight got together at a dinner hosted by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, where possibilities of putting up a united front to defeat the BJP in the next general elections were discussed.

Army chief: Annual exercise between Indian, Chinese armies to resume

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:04
Army chief Bipin Rawat said the military diplomacy with China worked and the border personnel meetings that had stopped post Doklam stand-off have begun again.

Syrian army finds militants’ chemical weapons workshop in Eastern Ghouta

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:53
The Syrian army troops have discovered a workshop used by foreign-backed militants for manufacturing toxic chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syrian state media reports.

Iran, Azerbaijan can connect Asia to Europe: President Rouhani

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:35
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Azerbaijan can turn into a connecting route between Asia and North Europe.

Trump fires US secretary of state Rex Tillerson

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:34
​​Trump announced that CIA director Mike Pompeo will be the new secretary of state, and Pompeo's deputy, Gina Haspel, will succeed him as the CIA chief, becoming the first woman to head the spy agency.

US students, teachers plan mass protests to demand gun control

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:26
Thousands of students and teachers across the US plan to walk out of schools to call for increased gun control measures to prevent more mass shootings.

Gaza hospitals under emergency state due to medicine shortage

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:22
Hospitals in Gaza are operating under emergency state due to shortage of medicine, as Israel’s blockade on the Palestinian enclave is exacerbating the already dire conditions in the area.

Nawaz Sharif’s brother formally picked as PML-N chief

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:59
The younger brother of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has formally taken charge of the country's ruling party, two weeks after he was appointed as interim chief of the party.

US in no place to set conditions for Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:43
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States is "in no position" to set conditions for the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

Maximum pressure on North Korea until 'real progress': US national security adviser

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:29
The US national security adviser says that the UN Security Council supports President Donald Trump’s intention to keep up maximum pressure on North Korea until there is “real progress” toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Britain’s Ofcom says Russia’s RT could lose license over spy case

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:23
Britain's media regulator Ofcom has declared its potential intention to revoke the license of Russia’s RT television if London officially blames Moscow for the death of a former Russian agent.

100,000 Venezuelans claimed refugee status since 2017: UN

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:08
Nearly 100,000 people who fled Venezuela have claimed refugee status since the start of 2017, the UN said Tuesday, as it ramped up response plans for a displacement crisis likely to worsen.

Nepal’s first female president wins second term

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:05
Nepal's lawmakers Tuesday elected President Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation's first female head of state for another five years.

Iran Air to recruit female pilots for first time

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:32
Iran’s flag-carrier airline Iran Air is set to recruit female pilots for the first time in the country’s history.

Attacker targeting Iran envoy's home was Egyptian — Austria

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:19
Austrian police said the knife attacker who was killed outside the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Vienna was of Egyptian origin.

Iran urges Dutch push to end Saudi war on Yemen

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:15
Iran’s defense minister called on the Netherlands to use its influence in international bodies to help end a Saudi-led military campaign against people of Yemen.

Iran ranks 2nd in production of decorative stones

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:11
Iran ranks second in the world in the production of decorative stones, said the head of Iran's Mines House on Tuesday.

TIPAX awarded license of operation

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:10
The license for the activity of first operator of private post in the country was awarded to TIPAX company on Monday in a ceremony attended by minister of communications and information technology (CIT) and activists in public and private sector, the company announced.

Iran Air resumes Belgrade flights

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:08
Water cannons sprayed an Iran Air Airbus 320 to welcome its arrival in Belgrade on Tuesday, marking the first flight from Tehran in 27 years in a sign of improved Iran-Serbia ties.

Iran's March LPG exports rebound to 440,000 tons

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:06
Iran's LPG shipments recovered to 440,000 tons in March from around 400,000 tons in February, with most of the cargoes destined for China, fixtures from shipping sources showed.

Nepal begins probe of plane crash

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:00
Investigators retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi airliner that crashed, killing at least 49 aboard, including the crew, when it attempted to land in Nepal’s capital, officials said on Tuesday.

Brawl erupts after vote law passed in Turkish parliament

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:58
Turkey’s parliament passed a law revamping electoral regulations on Tuesday, backing legislation the opposition said could open the door to fraud and jeopardize the fairness of 2019 polls, and triggering a brawl on the floor of the chamber.

Civilians start leaving Syria's Eastern Ghouta

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:55
Sick and injured civilians left a terrorist-held enclave in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since fierce fighting began nearly a month ago.

Iraqi PM agrees to lift ban on international flights to Kurdistan Region

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:53
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi agreed to lift a ban on international air traffic to the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, in a decree which said international flights could resume their activities within one week.

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:53
Myanmar's government on Tuesday rejected two reports presented to the UN Human Rights Council that concluded it committed extreme human rights violations, probably amounting to crimes under international law, in its repression of several minority groups.

Russia 'will respond if US strikes Syria'

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:47
The Russian military has threatened action against the US is it strikes Syria's capital city of Damascus, according to multiple news reports.

Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names Pompeo successor

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:44
Donald Trump Tuesday sacked his top diplomat Rex Tillerson and named current CIA chief Mike Pompeo to succeed him, ending a rocky tenure by the Texas oilman who had been sidelined on the world stage by the mercurial president.

Tite: Brazil will not take Neymar risks

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:25
Neymar's health will not be put at risk in the name of Brazil pursuing World Cup glory, according to head coach Tite.

Harden returns for Rockets beating of Spurs

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:23
James Harden returned from a brief injury hiatus and scored a game-high 28 points as the Houston Rockets beat the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs 109-93 on Monday at Toyota Center.

Federer marches through at Indian Wells; Serena comeback cut short

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:19
Defending champion Roger Federer cruised into the last 16 of Indian Wells Masters with a 6-2, 6-1 drubbing of Serbian Filip Krajinovic on Monday.

Tractorsazi knockout chances in jeopardy

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:15
Iran's Tractorsazi Tabriz continued its winless run after drawing 1-1 at home with Al Jazira of the UAE in their 2018 AFC Champions League Group A fixture on Tuesday, leaving the Tabriz-based side on the brink of elimination.

Armenian culture through lens of Payman quarterly

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:10
Payman is a cultural quarterly magazine which explores magazines, travelogues, history architecture and literature of Armenia.

Canada to pay tribute to late 'Kupal' star Haftvan

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:06
Phoenix Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada, has set to pay tribute to recently-demised Iranian-Armenian actor Levon Haftvan by holding a special screening of 'Kupal'.

FIff '7th Bell' to open young minds to cinema

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:05
This year's Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) has a special section for kids and includes a sneak preview of a new film each day for over a week.

Iran’s Parliament reinstates labor minister

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:22
The Iranian minister of labor regained vote of confidence of Iran parliament on Tuesday.

Iran sympathizes with victims of Bangladesh plane crash

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:16
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi in a message on Tuesday sympathized with the victims of Bangladesh air crash.

Amitabh Bachchan falls ill on sets, shares update

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:42
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his team of doctors will "fiddle around" with his body and set him up again.

Ayatollah Jannati re-elected as chairman of Experts Assembly

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:38
Iran's Assembly of Experts on Tuesday re-elected Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati to head the body which is tasked with appointing the ‘Leader of the Islamic Revolution’ and overseeing his work, a member of the body said.

Why Nasa is going two million kilometres to mine an asteroid

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:34
NASA’s Osiris-Rex, launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida in 2016, has travelled over 1.3 billion km since, orbiting the sun for a year and hurtling past Earth to change course toward near-Earth asteroid Bennu

IndiGo cancels 47 flights after DGCA grounds planes with faulty engines

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:57
The country's aviation regulator grounded its eight A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, along with three such aircraft of GoAir.

Iran, Azerbaijan to sign 12 cooperation documents: Minister

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:50
Tehran and Baku are expected to sign 12 cooperation documents during Iran-Azerbaijan joint economic commission currently underway in the Iranian, said Iran's minister of finance and economic affairs on Tuesday.

World crunches toward promising future of new energy but with uncertainties

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:46
The world is crunching toward a new energy future which is promising for both producers and consumers, but insufficient investments, unstable geopolitical factors and the cost of applying new technology to daily life add uncertainties to the future.

UK exports to a group of emerging nations could be $10b more

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:43
The UK is missing out on £10 billion worth of exports a year to a group of emerging economies, according to a study by Standard Chartered bank.

China merges bank, insurance regulators to tackle risk

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:42
China's government has announced plans to merge its banking and insurance regulators into a more powerful agency to control scandal-plagued finance industries that are struggling with debt.

Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:36
If you’re one of the millions of people concerned about the growing pressures that our food habits are placing on the environment, then you’ve probably felt confused, conflicted or downright overwhelmed by your own food choices on more than a few occasions.

US deaths from lead exposure 10 times higher than thought

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:30
Lead exposure may be responsible for nearly 10 times more deaths in the US than previously thought, according to a new study.

Rethinking how the media cover science

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:24
One of the recurring media narratives about the nature of science today is that it is ‘broken’ or ‘in crisis’. In the mainstream press, some stories about the failure to reproduce study results or the rising retraction rate or incidents of scientific fraud have been accompanied by assertions about a ‘systemic crisis’ in areas of science — or in science itself.

Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:22
While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school.

Iran maintains good relation with all Iraqi tribes, sects

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:36
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said Iran has a good relation with all Iraqi ethnic groups, including Kurds and Feylis.

Pressure mounts on Japan's Abe over cronyism scandal

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:23
Pressure mounted Tuesday on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over a ballooning cronyism and cover-up scandal, as a new poll showed his support at the lowest level since his re-election in October.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 04:07
Researchers said they may have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle in the legs as people age — and that it is due to a loss of nerves.

New research shows why babies need to move in womb

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:59
Scientists have just discovered why babies need to move in the womb to develop strong bones and joints.

Iran armed forces delegation arrives in Qatar to attend MENC

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:50
An Iranian defense delegation, headed by Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, arrived in Doha city of Qatar on Monday to take part in Middle East Naval Commanders Conference (MENC) due to be held on Tuesday, Mehr News Agency wrote.

Researchers identify over 500 genes related to intelligence

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:46
Some 538 genes that play a role in intellectual ability have been identified by a team of international researchers, according to a study released by the University of Edinburgh.

New technology promises to track single molecules traveling through the body

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:44
Scientists at Duke University in North Carolina, the US, have developed technology that could soon allow researchers to track a single drug molecule as it travels through the human body.

NASA prepares to test mirror on James Webb Observatory

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:43
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year away, but with each round of tests, the observatory's scientific promises gets closer to becoming a reality.

Scientists tout 'pen' technology that detects cancer in 20 seconds

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:43
Imagine if you could detect cancer within seconds. A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin said they’ve developed the technology to do just that.

Badminton’s new rules and why players are upset

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:43
Several changes to world badminton, some already approved and others awaiting ratification at the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Annual General Meeting in Bangkok on May 19, have left some of the sport’s top players and coaches flummoxed and wondering what the future holds.

15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:42
Scientists report the existence of 15 new planets — including one 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water — orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.

Vitamin D3 may benefit heart surgery patients

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:29
Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggested.

Poor sleep may heighten Alzheimer's risk

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 03:27
Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported.