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New research on cervical cancer has brought to the fore an interesting observation. That a single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can reduce the risk of developing the disease by more than a third.

In the wake of concerns by US leaders over the “human rights situation” in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Saturday said “do not worry”, adding that India would “settle it”. Four influential US Senators had written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on February 12 seeking an assessment of the human rights situation in J&K.

In quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.

Antarctica island has recorded the highest temperature that exceeded 20C for the first time on February 9. Researchers have logged a temperature of 20.75C on an island off the coast of the peninsula.

Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP that they had "never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica". He, however, said that the temperature logged on was just one reading and not part of a long-term data set.

However, the news that the icy continent is now recording temperatures in the relatively balmy 20s is likely to further fuel fears about warming of the planet.

The reading was reportedly taken at Seymour Island, part of a chain off the peninsula that curves out from the northern tip of Antarctica. The island is home to Argentina's Marambio research base.

Carlos Schaefer, who is a soil scientist, said that the reading was taken as part of a 20-year-old research project on the impact of climate change on the region's permafrost, adding that the previous high was in the 19s.

He further told AFP, "We can't use this to anticipate climatic changes in the future. It's a data point," adding "It's simply a signal that something different is happening in that area."

The news came a week after Argentina's National Meteorological Service (NMS) recorded the hottest day on record for Argentine Antarctica: 18.3 degrees Celsius at midday at the Esperanza base, located near the tip of the Antarctic peninsula.

The previous record stood at 17.5 degrees on March 24, 2015, said NMS, which has been recording Antarctic temperatures since 1961.

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed that South Kashmir's Tral area is "terror-free", the number of terrorists in the area has now been reduced to three.

The cavalcade of CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked here on Friday (February 14) by a mob opposing his state-wide tour against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), seriously damaging the vehicle in which he was travelling and leaving several people injured.

Three persons have reportedly been buried in an avalanche that hit Gurez valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora today (February 15).

While preparations are in full swing to make President Donald Trump's forthcoming visit to the country a huge success, BJP's estranged former NDA ally Shiv Sena said on Saturday (February 15, 2020) that the United States Administration has landed India in big crisis by removing it from the list of developing countries.

In a key development that may resolve the ongoing tussle between Centre vs Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protesters against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a delegation of protesting Muslim women may meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday (February 16). The meeting is likely to take place at 2 pm tomorrow at Shah's official residence or office.

TV actor Rashami Desai may have been evicted from the show, hot on the heels of Arti Singh’s ouster, if reports are to be believed. Rashami has been one of the strongest contestants and was the top four finalists.

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