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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 bn


April 10th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Facebook will purchase the popular photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced."For years, we've focused on building the best ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize


March 30th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The Dalai Lama has won the Templeton Prize for exceptional contribution to "affirming life's spiritual dimension by spreading his message of compassion worldwide".Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th ... Read more...

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Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by.The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were ... Read more...

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Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Apple’s new iPad brings 4G, better camera, more pixels


March 9th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) With 4G LTE wireless, retina display, and a high-definition camera, Apple's third tablet is no doubt the best iPad yet, say those in the industry.Apple CEO ... Read more...

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World’s five hotspots of biodiversity


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Here are five of the world's highest biodiversity ecologies still over 70 percent intact as identified by the Conservation International.Hotspots require two main criteria: At least ... Read more...

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131-year-old New Zealand church to be demolished


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) A 131-year-old cathedral, devastated in the earthquake last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be demolished because it is too dangerous and expensive to rebuild, a ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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Half of Americans give Obama thumbs down


November 8th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Exactly a year before the presidential polls, half of Americans say President Barack Obama does not deserve to be re-elected versus 40 percent who say ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda stockpiling chemical weapons: US official


September 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/AKI) The ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has given an opportunity to Al Qaeda and other militant outfits to stockpile large amounts of weapons, including ... Read more...

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Cat wins Guinness record for loudest purr


May 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A British cat with a purr likened to that of a vacuum cleaner has been recognized by the Guinness World Records in its "Loudest purr by ... Read more...

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Russia praises Osama operation, urges US for greater counterterror cooperation


May 5th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 5 (ANI): Russia has warmly welcomed the US operation that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and has urged Washington to use the occasion to explore joint efforts to fight ... Read more...

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Egyptians fear Muslim Brotherhood will impose Islamist ideas


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 2 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood's plans to contest the September parliamentary elections has raised concerns about it imposing Islamist ideas on Egyptians.The once outlawed Brotherhood has recently announced that ... Read more...

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Sexual assault an unseen foe for US troops


May 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Sexual assault poses 'intolerable' threat to US military troops, amid poor record of reporting and prosecution, a broad survey finds.According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), the ... Read more...

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Kabul base attack raises question about Afghan troop loyalty


April 28th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.28 (ANI): The shooting of eight foreign soldiers and a contractor by an Afghan Air Force officer has once again raised questions about security maintenance inside government or military installations, ... Read more...

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Is Panetta be Obama’s right choice for US Defense Secretary?


April 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): Among President Barack Obama's greatest national security challenges has been deciding who will replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates.According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), coming to that ... Read more...

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FBI agents lack necessary skills to investigate cyber espionage cases: Report


April 28th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28(ANI): A U.S. Justice Department report has found that many agents attached to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s elite cyber unit lack the skills to investigate cases of cyberespionage ... Read more...

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657 new islands discovered


April 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A total of 657 new islands have been discovered around the world, a global survey has said.The Earth has many more barrier islands than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg under fire for promoting new fruity alcoholic drink ‘Blast’


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Rapper Snoop Dogg has come under fire for promoting a new fruity alcoholic drink called 'Blast' that is being marketed to underage drinkers.The alcoholic fruit drink made ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran gangrape accused’s acquittal seen as setback to women’s rights in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 22(ANI): The acquittal of five of the six accused in the Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case by Pakistan's Supreme Court is being seen as a setback to women's rights in the ... Read more...

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Obama using TV as tool to reach out to 2012 poll voters


April 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has been giving more importance to television ahead of the 2012 presidential polls, something he had given to new media to build his ... Read more...

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The silent assassin: Robots may perform military missions


April 18th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The next time you are at home or office, watch out for ninja robots. They may be hiding in the bedroom closet or under your desk. ... Read more...

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Women’s heads getting bigger?


April 18th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An analysis of Spanish skulls spanning about 300 years shows that the difference between the sexes' cranial features shrank over time, a media report said. While ... Read more...

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Satellites can track human rights abuses


April 18th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Satellites that helped us gather real-time data from the most inaccessible and hostile places on earth can also help us track human rights abuses that cause ... Read more...

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China snubs report on human rights, tells US to stop prying


April 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China has urged the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues. The comment came after the US criticised ... Read more...

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Secret facilities making Iran’s uranium enrichment program’s centrifuges: Dissident group


April 8th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Apr 8 (ANI): An Iranian dissident group has claimed that secret industrial facilities are making parts for the centrifuges used in the Iranian regime's uranium enrichment program.The Christian Science Monitor quoted ... Read more...

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‘Religious sentiments lead to massive violence in Afghanistan over Koran burning issue’


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 3 (ANI): The Koran burning issue has created a massive protest leading to deaths of many in Afghanistan compared to the incident of US soldiers posing with dead Afghan civilians ... Read more...

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Clinton tops Obama and others in administration: Gallup


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has received the highest approval ratings and beats other top members of the administration, including President Barack Obama, says a Gallup ... Read more...

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“Libyan crisis ‘a lesson’ for Iran, N. Korea not to give up nuke ambitions”


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): The Libyan crisis will make it difficult for the Western powers like the United States in convincing Iran, and North Korea to drop their nuclear ambitions, an American ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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Islamist groups are elated by Arab revolts: Awlaki


March 31st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Yemeni-American cleric Anwar-al-Awlaki, who is a top propagandist for Al-Qaeda, broke his silence on the uprisings in Middle East and claimed that Islamist groups are elated by these revolts. ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuke plant radiation traces detected in US


March 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. (ANI): Low levels of radiation from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have now been detected in 13 US states and three union territories, said country's federal and local authorities.According ... Read more...

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Investigation report blames failure of ‘blowout preventer’ for Gulf of Mexico oil spill


March 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Houston, Mar 24(ANI): A buckled section of drill pipe prevented a blowout preventer from properly sealing to stop last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report released by ... Read more...

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Obama not pushing for Yemen president to go because of Al Qaeda threat: Experts


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has refrained from joining Yemeni protesters and one-time government loyalists in calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down due to the ... Read more...

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