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Alcohol cuts metabolic disease risk

Researchers have found that moderate drinkers tend to have about 30 per cent lower risk of developing late onset diabetes than do non-drinkers, and moderate drinkers also tend to be at lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A cross-sectional analysis of 6172 subjects age 35 -75 in Switzerland related varying levels of alcohol intake to the presence of DM, MS, and an index of insulin resistance... 

China restricts news, discussion on Egypt unrest

BEIJING: Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion and sanitising news reports about the unrest in Egypt, in a sign of official unease that the uprising could fuel calls for reform at home. Keyword searches on the protests returned no results Monday on microblogs and the reader comment function on news reports about Egypt was disabled on major portals as China’s pervasive censorship... 

INS Vindhyagiri ‘sinking’ after collision with Norwegian vessel

MUMBAI: A major fire has broken out on Indian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri, which was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel, at the naval dockyard here today. The ship is listing and unconfirmed reports said it was sinking. A defence spokesperson said they are awaiting further details. A dozen tankers are engaged in firefighting operations, officials said. An official said there was a dent in... 

Offices of anti-govt website in Sri Lanka set on fire

COLOMBO: A group of men broke into the offices of a website critical of Sri Lanka’s government and set fire to it Monday, a journalist from the publication said, adding that he suspected a government role in the attack. Bennett Rupasinghe, news editor of LankaeNews.com, said the fire destroyed everything in the offices. He said the attackers could have been sent by the government as punishment... 

Rajapaksa sued in US Courts over war-crimes

WASHINGTON D.C: Three Tamil plaintiffs whose relatives were killed in three different incidents, all considered to be war-crimes, filed a civil case in the District Court of District of Columbia against Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday at around 4:00 p.m, the attorney for the plaintiffs and former Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the US, Mr Bruce Fein, said in a release sent... 

Karunanidhi meets PM, discusses fishermen issue

DELHI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and is understood to have raised the issue of Indian fishermen being killed allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. Mr. Karunanidhi, who arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit, met Dr. Singh at his 7, Race Course Road residence and is believed to have asked the Prime Minister to tell Colombo not... 

Foreign citizens advised to evacuate from Egypt

CAIRO: Foreign governments stepped up their warnings Sunday about travel to Egypt, with several urging their citizens to evacuate as soon as possible amid uncertainty over where the Arab nation is headed after nearly a week of mass protests. The fears of foreign tourists mirrored those of many Egyptians. Dozens with the means to do so rented jets or hopped aboard their own planes in a mad dash that... 

Inflation dulls India star, unnerves foreign investors!

LONDON/MUMBAI: Soaring inflation and rate rises are starting to hit corporate margins in India, tempting more foreign fund managers to slash holdings in favour of markets that can better capitalise on the global economic recovery. With oil and food prices not seen easing in the near future, money managers reckon the exodus has some more months to run. This January alone, foreign funds have pulled $900... 

I want more grand slams, says Djokovic!

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic belted out Serbian folk songs in an all-in party after clinching the Australian Open, but shrugged off a poor night’s sleep to focus on more glory on the clay-courts of Roland Garros. “We brought two Serbian guys who played our traditional music for two hours … We went out of the changing room at 2 a.m. That’s all I remember,” said a glassy-eyed... 
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2011 World Cup Cricket venues and match details

2011 World Cup Cricket venues and match details World Cup 2011, Feb-April 2011 Date Match Venue Time (IST) Feb 19, 2011 Bangladesh vs India Dhaka 1400 Feb 20, 2011 New Zealand vs Kenya Chennai 0930 Feb 20, 2011 Sri Lanka vs Canada Hambantota 1430 Feb 21, 2011 Australia vs Zimbabwe Ahmedabad 1430 Feb 22, 2011 England vs Netherlands Nagpur 1430 Feb 23, 2011 Pakistan vs Kenya Hambantota 1430 Feb...