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It's official! Mother Teresa to be made a saint

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Mother Teresa will be elevated to sainthood next year as the Catholic Church has recognised a second medical miracle attributed to her.

According to a Catholic newspaper, she will be canonised on 4 September 2016 as part of Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy - as proclaimed by the Pope.

Mother Teresa is best known for her charity work in Kolkata where she spent a majority of her time caring for leprosy patients in the city, under the umbrella of Missionaries of Charity.

ATS arrests 16-year-old Pune girl who was radicalised by the ISIS

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16-year-old girl from Pune, Maharashtra, was arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on 17 December, after her movements were tracked since a few days.

The girl was allegedly planning to leave the country to join the terrorist organisation Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS).

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Nirbhaya case: Delhi High Court refuses to stay release of juvenile

The Delhi High Court has declined to issue directions to whether one of the convicts in the 16 December 2012 Nirbhaya rape case, who was a juvenile at the time, should walk free or not.

With this, the convict - who is now 21-years-old - will walk out of the corrective home, where he has served a three-year term, on Sunday.

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Sonia and Rahul get bail in National Herald case


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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi were granted bail by a Delhi court on 18 December in connection with the National Herald case.

The duo is accused of illegally trying to acquire real estate worth thousands of crores belonging to the National Herald newspaper.

A total of six people, including the Gandhis, have been accused by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

How secret cancer allies help disease spread

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A new research has shown how cancer cell collaborators pave the way for cancer cells to metastasize.

At ASCB 2015, Vanderbilt researchers show how metastasizing tumors use non-cancerous fibroblasts to make a migration highway through surrounding extracellular matrix.

To get moving, metastasizing cancer needs to enlist non-cancerous collaborators. Suspicions about where these secret cancer allies might be lurking have long been directed at the fibroblasts, the cells that secrete and organize the extracellular matrix (ECM), the ground on which surrounding cells can get a grip.

Putin heaps praise on Trump, describes him as 'outstanding' man

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President Vladimir Putin on Thursday heaped praise on US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, describing him as a "talented and outstanding man".

President Putin said Russia is ready to work with the United States no matter who is elected as the President next year.

Putin, in his annual news conference with international reporters in a cavernous hall inside a Moscow conference centre, said he backed a U.S. plan to prepare a U.N. resolution on Syria even though differences between Moscow and Washington remained.


Seven infants die 'mysteriously' in past 10 hours in Malda Medical College

At least seven infants have been died in the past 10 hours under "mysterious circumstances" at Malda Medical College and Hospital.

Though the parents of the victims alleged "negligence" on the part of the medical college for the deaths, an expert committee has reportedly ascertained "malnutrition" and "low weight" as the main factors.


Two killed, six injured in blast at scrapyard in Punjab

At least two people were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a scrapyard in Rureke Kalan village of Punjab on Thursday.

The explosion took place when the scrap vendor Amar Ram alias Koko (30) was hammering an iron object weighing 20 kilograms. Ram and his niece Simi (2) were rushed to hospital where they were declared brought dead.