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Educate children to be global citizens, says Michigan varsity President

India, Schlissel said, has been one of the university’s largest global partners for almost 100 years and right now it has almost 900 students from India in undergraduate, graduate and research areas. WT24 Desk Calling stricter immigration policies bad for the US, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has said that it is important for higher education institutes to educate ...

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Asian markets mixed as traders await news on China-US talks

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as investors took a step back after recent rallies, awaiting the next developments in the China-US trade talks, AFP reports. Wall Street provided a perfect lead — with all three main indexes closing at record highs — on optimism the economic superpowers are close to agreeing the first part of ...

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422 couples merengue dance in Dominican Republic for Guinness record

WT24 Desk A total of 422 pairs of dancers gathered in the Dominican Republic to break a Guinness World Record for largest merengue dance, Agencies report. Guinness World Records confirmed 422 couples danced merengue, which originated in the Dominican Republic in the 19th century, in the Plaza Espana in Santo Domingo. The couples were enough to capture the record for largest merengue dance ...

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England collapse to give New Zealand T20 series lead

WT24 Desk A dramatic England collapse which saw five wickets fall for only 10 runs allowed New Zealand to snatch a 14-run victory in their Twenty20 international in Nelson Tuesday, AFP reports. It also put New Zealand 2-1 ahead in the series with two games to play. England were on track to overhaul New Zealand’s 180 when they reached 139 ...

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If Kareena was stuck in a lift with Ranbir’s exes, Alia

WT24 Desk If it comes to getting stuck in a situation with the subject of cousin Ranbir Kapoor and his romances, Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor would sure know how to find her way out. Literally, and with tongue firmly in cheek, IANS reports. In Sydney to unveil the trophies of the upcoming T20 World Cup for men and women, Kareena ...

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9pc premature deaths caused by lower physical activity: Study

WT24 Desk Researchers have found the people who had the lowest levels of physical activity had higher rates of death compared to people with higher levels of activity, adding that nine per cent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity, according to IANS. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart disease, diabetes, chronic ...

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‘Social media disinformation, surveillance growing’

WT24 Desk Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday, AFP reports. An annual report on online freedom by the nonprofit group Freedom House found evidence of “advanced social media surveillance programs” in at least 40 of 65 countries analyzed. ...

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