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Facebook security flaw revealed

Facebook security flaw revealed

London, May 6 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook temporarily disabled its chat system after a serious security flaw was revealed which allowed people to view chats and pending friend requests of their Facebook friends.

The security flaw, discovered Wednesday by technology website TechCrunch, related to a feature on Facebook that allows

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Nausea, palpitating heart signs of flu in pregnant women

Nausea, palpitating heart signs of flu in pregnant women

Washington, May 6 (IANS) Nausea in pregnant women tends to fade after the first three months, but if it continues during the second and third trimesters (three months) it can be a sign of flu, says new research.

'People don't necessarily think of influenza when they include the symptoms of nausea

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Lok Sabha adjourned during zero hour

Lok Sabha adjourned during zero hour

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. after members of the DMK and the AIADMK clashed over the 2G spectrum allocation.

During zero hour, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar invited M. Thambidurai, the AIADMK floor leader, to raise the issue.

He said that the exchequer had

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I’ve been to a spaceship where I met aliens: Russian politician

I’ve been to a spaceship where I met aliens: Russian politician

London, May 6 (IANS) A Russian politician has made the startling claim that he was taken on a spaceship where he met aliens who wore yellow spacesuits.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the country's southern region of Kalymkia, has spoken about his having met aliens at a primetime television show.

He said

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Nuclear negligence: Heads must roll

Nuclear negligence: Heads must roll

With a population of nearly 1.2 billion, human life has never been a premium in India. Thousands die every year due to easily avoidable causes such as stampedes at temples, wilful flouting of road safety rules particularly by state-run buses, people touching live electric wires left loose by government utilities

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Russia to encourage patriotism through computer game

Russia to encourage patriotism through computer game

Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government is working on a project to produce computer games aimed at boosting patriotism among young people.

The communication ministry and a leading software firm 1C have presented a project concerning six flight simulator games that they say are helping to improve Russia's international

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500 top Australian scientists may lose jobs

500 top Australian scientists may lose jobs

Melbourne, May 5 (IANS) Australia's top scientists are bracing for up to 500 job cuts as the government may reduce financing for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in the budget.

Any staff changes would be reflected in next week's federal Budget, a spokesman for the CSIRO said.

'We're not commenting,'

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Revenue from 3G spectrum auction nears Rs.45,000 crore

Revenue from 3G spectrum auction nears Rs.45,000 crore

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India Wednesday concluded 128 rounds of an auction to award spectrum for third generation (3G) telecom services in the country, with the government's provisional revenue from the sale of airwaves nearing the Rs.45,000 crore ($9.9 billion) mark.

At the end of the 22nd day of the

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Kerala’s new IT Park to come up in Kozhikode

Kerala’s new IT Park to come up in Kozhikode

Kozhikode, May 5 (IANS) Kerala IT Wednesday announced that the first phase of the state's newest IT Park, Cyber Park, here will be commissioned early next year.

Cyber Park is being developed as a hub-and-spoke model in the Malabar region (north Kerala). The hub is being built at 43 acres of

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World telecom conference to adopt action plan

World telecom conference to adopt action plan

Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) A world telecommunication development conference here later this month will assess the growth of information and communication technologies (ICT) and adopt an action plan for the next four years to bring in benefits to all communities of the world.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to inaugurate

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