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September 1, 2014

Eat your way to eight hours of sleep

London, Sep 2 (IANS) Try including rice, cheese and potato in your diet to help you get a good night's sleep.There are a few food items which can improve your sleeping pattern, reports femalefirst.co.uk:* A glass of warm milk: The old wives' tale about a glass of warm milk can actually work wonders. This is because dairy is a source of tryptophan, an amino acid which your body converts to melatonin and serotonin which acts as a natural sedative. Warming up milk increases the comfort factor and if you are hungry, try adding a…

US continues air strikes against IS in Iraq

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) US forces continued their attack on Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq with three more air strikes conducted on Monday, the army said.The strikes destroyed three IS trucks and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam, Xinhua quoted a statement by US Army's Central Command as saying.The operation was conducted under authority to protect US personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives, the statement…

Modi stresses on women empowerment, education

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world.Modi, who was addressing students of the Sacred Hearts University here, said he has always given a lot of importance to girl child education."As a Gujarat chief minister, I dedicated myself to help educate the girl child in the state," Modi said in a tweet posted on the PMO twitter account.The Indian prime minister, who is on a five-day visit to Japan, added that he spent $180 million for girl…

Travel across India for enhanced learning: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on  Tuesday asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning."You will learn as much outside your rooms as you will learn inside them," Modi said while speaking at the inauguration of TCS Japan Tech and Cultural Academy in Tokyo."I have a suggestion also- if you stay in India do not remain in TCS rooms daily. Take time out and travel across India," said a PMO tweet citing Modi whose Japan sojourn entered its fourth day on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops, Boko Haram militants exchange gunfire

Abuja, Sep 1 (IANS) Heavy gunfire was heard Monday from the scene of a gunfight between Nigerian security forces and suspected members of the Boko Haram in the restive northeastern state of Borno, residents said.Heavy gun shots were heard at Goneri, a community in Bama, the second largest city in Borno State, residents told a Xinhua reporter via phone call. Ibrahim Mohammed, a leader of a youth volunteer force, said the attack by the militants was repelled by the security forces who promptly responded to a distress call by…
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