Young Indo-Canadian boxer beats champion

New Delhi

Toronto, Aug (IANS) A young Indo-Canadian boxer Eric Basran defeated the current Canadian champion and world medallist in an international tournament held earlier this month, the media reported on Monday.

OPEC daily basket price closes higher

Vienna , Aug 31

The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $45.19 a barrel on Friday, compared to $42.37 on Thursday, the organisation's secretariat said.

Obese people may be afflicted with 'food addiction'

London , Aug 31

The tendency to want food may be 'hard-wired' into the brain of overweight people, says a new study that supports the theory that brain mechanisms underlying obesity may be similar to those in substance addiction.

Knee replacement may be bad for your heart

New York , Aug 31

Knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, may put people at increased risk of heart attack immediately following the operation, warns a new study.

Whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi conferred Magsaysay award

Manila , Aug 31

Indian whistle-blower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was on Monday conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay award by the Philippines president, said it was a tribute to all honest and sincere civil servants fighting against corruption.

China blasts toll rises to 158

Beijing , Aug 31

The death toll in the warehouse explosions in China's Tianjin city has risen to 158 while 15 others still remain missing, rescue authorities said on Monday.