Wellington, Oct 21 - Australian fast-medium bowler Peter Siddle has reportedly added five kilos of mass in a bid to regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann wants his quicks to deliver and has said that he is ready to show that his meat-free diet can provide the fuel he needs to survive the searing heat of the Middle East .
Washington, Oct 21 - A new study has revealed that the eye's response to blue light could both address the properties of melanopsin, a light-sensitive protein in the eye and help understand seasonal depression.
London, Oct 21 : The head of the Russia 2018 World Cup bid has laughed off suggestions that the country has a problem with racism, ahead of CSKA Moscow's Champions League tie against Manchester City.
The tie would reportedly be played behind closed doors because of fans' alleged violence and use of racist banners.
London, Oct 21 - Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has slammed the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for its silence over comments from one of its members about the Williams sisters.
Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev had described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as brothers and he has been banned for a year and fined 15,000 pounds by the Women's Tennis Association, but Navratilova wants ITF action.
London, Oct 21 - A senior football official has said that the Qatar World Cup could still be staged in the summer but proposed that the games could start and finish very late.
Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who is considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, said that the event could still be held in summer but also said that the games would have to start as late as 1 am to avoid the worst of the heat.
Washington, Oct 21 - scientists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.
This first long-distance optical tractor beam has been able to move particles one fifth of a millimetre in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres, around 100 times further than previous experiments and requires only a single laser beam.
Karchi, Oct 21 - Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the absence of last season's Premier League Player of the Year, Luis Suarez, has resulted in his side being hindered this season.
The Uruguayan International scored 31 goals as Liverpool came within three points of winning their first league title in 14 years last year before the striker joined Barcelona in July in a 75 million pounds move in July.
Wellington, Oct 21 - England batsman Eoin Morgan has said that his former teammate Kevin Pietersen is a guy who commands huge respect and believes that the strength of the national cricket team in the wake of the ousted batsman's autobiography would be measured by the way in which the team performs at the World Cup.
Washington, Oct 21 - The Islamic State is relying on a cadre of young and brutal women to ensure strict adherence of Sharia Law by females of its self-styled caliphate.
According to FOX News, the brigade dubbed Al-Khansa consists of about 60 armed women between the ages of 18 and 24 who patrol the Islamic State's Syrian stronghold and terrorize females who fail to keep up to the standard of strict Sharia.
Their duty is to detain and beat women who disrespect Islam by exposing their ankles or wrists and walk in public without males escorts.
Washington, Oct 21 - A new research has revealed that a team of scientists, in a virtual computer experiment, have discovered 'information strings' with peculiar properties, which are needed to control cell metabolism and provide the cell with instructions about how to divide and are essential for creating more advanced artificial life.
Washington, Oct 21 - A new study has suggested that elderly people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in England fear lack of family support during their twilight years.
The research at Brunel University London reported that elderly people in these communities expect their children and wider family to look after them in old age and are traditionally unlikely to take-up state social services.
Washington - The US has said that negotiations are ongoing for the release of some 200 Nigerian girls held hostage by Boko Haram militants, who have reached a "ceasefire" deal with that country in this regard.
"We can confirm reports that a ceasefire has been announced, appears to have been put into place," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, told reporters.
"We would welcome that ceasefire, call on all parties both to implement and maintain such a ceasefire, and hope that such a ceasefire would herald the return of peace to the northeast. This is a region that has had far too little of that," she said.
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