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1. Delhi sanitation workers call off strike 2. A red carpet welcome and Gujarati culture and cuisine await Xi during his six-hour visit to the state.3. Remittances to Kerala are growing ever since Keralites started migrating to the Gulf region 4. A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants 5. Ten million people in the US survive on less than $2 a day
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Four female and one male lizard which were sent to space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse have died

Moscow, Sep 2:  Four female and one male lizard which were sent to space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse have died, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement.

"All geckos, unfortunately, died. The date and conditions of their deaths will be determined by specialists," it added.

It is unclear what they died of, or whether the intrepid geckos ever mated in space.

"Their tiny, partially mummified bodies were found within their enclosure aboard the small Foton-M4 spacecraft at the conclusion of their mission," the statement said.

The Russian satellite Foton-M4 was launched into space July 19 with four female geckos and one male gecko, along with fruit flies, mushrooms and scientific equipments.

It later lost contact with earth. Communication was restored within a few days.

The experiment was part of biology experiments by Russia's Institute of Medico-Biological Problems on the effects of weightlessness on mating.

The space agency is likely to appoint an emergency commission to determine the animals' cause of death.

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New Delhi, June 12 Sanitation workers in east and north Delhi called off their strike on Friday after Delhi government released their salary arrears even as political parties indulged in a blame game for the piles of waste lying on the streets that has caused concerns about a possible outbreak of diseases.

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Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will reach here this afternoon on the first leg of his three-day India visit during which trade and investment are expected to top the agenda of talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides other bilateral and regional issues.

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17: Remittances to Kerala have continued to grow ever since Keralites started migrating to the Gulf region, a study said.

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New Delhi, Sep 17: A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants - plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year, a significant study reveals.

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New Delhi, Sep 17: Nearly ten million people in the US live on less than $2 a day and outside the money economy, surviving on food stamps, welfare and free meals provided by public schools and charities, Brookings Institution researcher Laurence Chandy said.

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Moscow, Sep 2:  Four female and one male lizard which were sent to space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse have died, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement.

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Baghdad, Sep 2:  Thirteen people were killed and 45 injured in two car bomb explosions in Baghdad Monday, a police source said.

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Beijing, Sep 2: At least eight people were killed and 24 missing Tuesday after heavy rains caused landslides in China's Chongqing province.

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