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Industrial scientists turn to ‘greening’ of jeans


June 20th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 20 (IANS) Producing a single pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, nearly a pound of chemicals and vast amounts of energy, it is estimated. ... Read more...

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Prestigious Art Basel comes to Asia


May 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Art Basel, the premier international annual show of modern and contemporary art in the Swiss town of Basel, has announced its first edition in Hong ... Read more...

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Men not risk-averse in front of kids


April 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Unlike women, men don't curb certain risk-taking behaviours even in the presence of kids, says a new psychology study. Women may be more cautious when they ... Read more...

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Scientists find structures that help keep memories precise


May 4th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A group of scientists has revealed structural "traces" in the brain that help to keep memories precise.Neuroscientist Pico Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, Switzerland, led ... Read more...

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Potassium citrate may effectively prevent and even treat osteoporosis


November 21st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Potassium citrate may be effective for preventing and even treating osteoporosis, suggests a new study.The Western diet creates an acidic environment in the body that removes calcium from ... Read more...

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Rooney’s professional performance against Switzerland puts sexcapade on backburner


September 8th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Basel (Switzerland), Sept.8 (ANI): A thorough professional performance by striker Wayne Rooney ensured an impressive 3-1 victory for England against Switzerland here on Tuesday, and also took the heat of him with ... Read more...

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Rooney made to do ‘walk of shame by Capello


September 7th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.7 (ANI): Disgraced Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney was forced to do a long "walk of shame" yesterday as he boarded the England team jet.According to The Sun, coach-cum-manager ... Read more...

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Potential cure for vision diseases that lead to terminal blindness found


August 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 05 (ANI): Scientists have found a possible cure for degenerative vision diseases leading to terminal blindness.The solution to cure blindness, however, may be rooted in an unconventional therapeutic approach.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Long-term use of certain contraception jabs linked to increased fracture risk


May 7th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): DMPA, a commonly used injectible contraceptive, is associated with higher risk of bone fracture when used alone, and not in combination with estrogens, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Long-term statin use ‘reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins for over a year can significantly lower a person's risk of developing gallstones that require surgery.Gallstones ... Read more...

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Solar disinfection method not effective technique to clean water


August 19th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A new study has found that a popular method of disinfecting water with sunlight, used in more than 30 countries worldwide, may be far less effective in ... Read more...

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Drug that treats altitude-related symptoms in mountaineers ‘also boosts exercise capacity’


August 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Swiss researchers has revealed that a drug commonly used treat altitude-related symptoms in mountaineers can also improve their exercise capacity at high altitude.Dexamathasone prophlyactically is popular among climbers ... Read more...

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Small towns can meet fast-paced world’s challenges


July 5th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): A new book has said that small towns can meet the challenge of a fast-paced, globalized world.The book, titled "Small Town Sustainability: Economic, Social, and Environmental Innovation," has ... Read more...

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Sarod maestro Ali Akbar Khan passes away at 87


June 19th, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Noted Sarod player Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, who belonged to Sania Maihar Gharana, breathed his last on Friday at his residence in San Anselmo, San Francisco, USA. ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt splashes out $1m on painting


June 11th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has bought a painting at an international art show for almost 1 million dollars.The 'Inglourious Basterds' star was among bidders at Art Basel, ... Read more...

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Roche donates 5.65 mn flu antivirals to WHO


May 12th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 12 (DPA) Swiss Pharmaceutical giant Roche announced Tuesday it was donating 5.65 million doses of its anti-viral drug to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help replenish stocks depleted by ... Read more...

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Federer marries pregnant girlfriend Mirka


April 12th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Basel (Switzerland), April 12 (DPA) Roger Federer will spend his honeymoon at work on the courts at the Monte Carlo Open next week after marrying long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, his website ... Read more...

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RBI chief meets Pranab, assures more steps


February 23rd, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said it was closely monitoring the economic scenario and would take "appropriate policy action as may be necessary". RBI Governor Duwuri ... Read more...

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More than two glasses of wine a day can cause heart trouble for women


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Women who have more than two glasses of wine a day are at a risk of developing a potentially fatal heart problem, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Central banks of India, Japan sign swap pact


June 30th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) With a view to overcome short-term liquidity problems and strengthen existing international financial arrangements, the central Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) have signed ... Read more...

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Bayern unhappy with Ribery’s injury


June 29th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Munich, June 29 (DPA) Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness criticized the way Franck Ribery had been treated by France's team doctors following an injury sustained at Euro 2008. "We have been ... Read more...

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Scientists find features of mammalian sleep in birds


June 27th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): American scientists have unearthed evidence of mammalian-like sleep in birds by studying zebra flinches.The study conducted by experts at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in ... Read more...

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Street parties in Germany after Euro-final berth


June 26th, 2008 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
DPA Hamburg, June 26 (DPA) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was happy to catch his flight to Japan, probably after fighting his way through tens of thousands of jubilant fans in Berlin celebrating ... Read more...

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Turkey get a bitter taste of their own late-goal medicine


June 26th, 2008 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 026 (DPA) Turkey experienced the bitter taste of losing to a last-minute goal after having inflicted similar pain on opponents at Euro 2008. Turkey, whose late goals took them ... Read more...

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Germany enter Euro 2008 finals after beating Turkey (Lead)


June 26th, 2008 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 26 (DPA) Philipp Lahm scored a 90th-minute winner for Germany to beat Turkey 3-2 and reach the final of the European Championships in a semi-final thriller Wednesday in Basel. ... Read more...

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Germany enter Euro 2008 final


June 26th, 2008 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 26 (DPA) Philipp Lahm scored a 90th-minute winner for Germany to beat Turkey 3-2 and reach the final of the European Championships in a semi-final thriller in Basel Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Germans looks beyond intriguing Turkey semi-final


June 24th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Hamburg, June 24 (DPA) The whole of Germany dreams of the Euro 2008 final and possibly another major football title, but first comes an intriguing semi-final date with Turkey in Basel Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Germany enter Euro 2008 semi-finals after beating Portugal (Lead)


June 20th, 2008 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 20 (DPA) Germany turned the tables on a talented Portugal side Thursday in Basel, winning 3-2 to book their place in the Euro 2008 semi-finals. Early goals from Bastian ... Read more...

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Germany beat Portugal in Euro 2008 quarter-finals


June 20th, 2008 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 20 (DPA) Germany Thursday became the first team to enter the semi-finals of Euro 2008 after beating Portugal 3-2 in a quarterfinal clash in Basle. Two early goals from ... Read more...

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Yuvraj meets Euro football stars


June 17th, 2008 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Basel (Switzerland), July 16 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh realised his long cherished dream to meet star football players up close when he presented the man of the match award in the European Cup ... Read more...

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Turkey beat Switzerland 2-1 in Euro 2008 match (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 12 (DPA) A goal in stoppage time from Turkey's Arda Turan dashed hosts Switzerland's hopes of advancing from the group stage of Euro 2008. The 2-1 defeat in rain-soaked ... Read more...

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Portugal enter Euro 2008 quarter-finals (Roundup)


June 12th, 2008 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 12 (DPA) Portugal Wednesday became the first country to qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2008 after they beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in Geneva and Turkey beat co-hosts ... Read more...

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Lucian Freud painting fetches $12 million


June 5th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Basel (Switzerland), June 5 (IANS) A painting by Lucian Freud, titled "Girl in Attic Doorway", was sold to an anonymous buyer for $12 million at Art Basel, the world's largest fair of ... Read more...

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Albert Hofmann, discoverer of the psychedelic drug LSD, dies


April 30th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Basel (Switzerland), April 30 (DPA) Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann, who discovered the mind-bending drug LSD that paved the way for the 1960s culture, has died, it was announced Wednesday. He was 102. ... Read more...

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Diabetes drugs could double fracture risk


April 29th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland have found that a widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for ... Read more...

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