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Improve bowel movement

Improve bowel movement

Drinking coffee helps keep the bowels moving by suppressing the growth of gut bacteria and improving the ability of the intestines to contract, according to a study. Researchers fed rats coffee and also mixed it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, finding that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content.

Sri Lankan troops should use their

Sri Lankan troops should use their

Colombo, May 19: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday asked the security forces to use their experience in defeating separatist Tamil guerrillas a decade ago to meet the new challenge from Islamist militants linked to ISIS and responsible for last month's serial bombings that killed 258 people.

Austrian priest cleared

Austrian priest cleared

A Vatican court has cleared a senior priest accused of making advances towards a German nun during confession, the Holy See said on Friday. The five-member Supreme Court said in a statement that after careful examination the "serious" allegation could not be proved "with the required moral certitude".

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 jolts Nepal

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 jolts Nepal

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale jolted Kathmandu Valley and adjoining districts on Friday afternoon. According to the National Seismological Center (NSC), the quake struck at 2:08 pm with epicenter at Nalang and Kumpur area of Dhading district. It was a shallow earthquake with a depth of just 2 km, which makes it more deadly.

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