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Govt rejects UNOPS’ Asia regional office proposal

Govt rejects UNOPS’ Asia regional office proposal

Kathmandu 2018-07-08 The government has rejected a proposal from the United Nations Office for Project Services for establishing its Asia regional office in Nepal. The refusal comes on the heels of its decision to close the Kathmandu Office of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. The UNOPS headquarters had wanted to transfer its Asia …

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What does metastasis mean? Understanding the ‘high-grade’ cancer that Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with

NEW DELHI: Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the various types of cancers, high-grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly. Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area …

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Lionel Messi penalty saved by Halldórsson as Iceland hold Argentina

Lionel Messi penalty saved by Halldórsson as Iceland hold Argentina

Hannes Thór Halldórsson was the Iceland hero as the smallest nation to qualify for a World Cup held Argentina 1-1 in their Group D opener at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Sergio Agüero had put Argentina ahead in the 19th minute, smashing his first World Cup finals goal past Halldórsson from 12 yards. But Iceland …

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Cristiano Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Portugal deny Spain in six-goal thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Portugal deny Spain in six-goal thriller

After all the fall-out, the football. A classic, Portugal manager Fernando Santos had predicted, and he wasn’t far off. Twice Portugal led, twice Spain equalised, and then they took a lead that felt like a liberation, but with just one minute to go Cristiano Ronaldo curled in a wonderful free kick to complete a hat-trick …

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Russia romp to 5-0 win as Denis Cheryshev double routs Saudi Arabia

Russia romp to 5-0 win as Denis Cheryshev double routs Saudi Arabia

First Match : World Cup 2018 Russia followed up a low-key opening ceremony by winning the first match of the 2018 World Cup 5-0 against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Dimitry Cherchesov’s side have given themselves an excellent chance of qualifying from Group A, thanks to goals from Yuri Gazinskiy, Denis Cheryshev …

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group stage fixtures (NPT)

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group stage fixtures (NPT)

KATHMANDU: The first game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins at 8:45 pm (NPT) in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Thursday.The first match of the tournament on Thursday, between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia (Group A), will kick off the group stage matches. Opening ceremony of the much awaited football’s greatest event will begin thirty …

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World Cup: Mourinho confident England will impress in Russia

World Cup: Mourinho confident England will impress in Russia

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has backed England to shine at the World Cup due to the depth of experience in the squad.“They have a good group of young but experienced players,” Mourinho told British media. “All of them play in the most competitive competition in the world, the Premier League, all of them playing …

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132-pound tumor removed from woman’s abdomen

132-pound tumor removed from woman’s abdomen

DANBURY, CONNECTICUT: Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumor from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to recover fully. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed after the 38-year-old woman reported rapid weight gain of about 10 pounds per week over a two-month period.The doctors at Danbury Hospital announced Thursday that the …

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Chandra Reveals a Special Kind of Neutron Star for the First Time

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile.Neutron stars are the ultra dense cores of massive stars that collapse and undergo a supernova explosion. This newly …

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