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US court stays case against Google digital library plan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A US appeals court has granted a stay on a case filed by the Authors Guild against Google until it decides on a trial court ... Read more...

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Former Brazil coach urges Neymar to shun Barcelona


September 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has urged Neymar to resist offers to join Barcelona and remain in Brazil until the 2014 ... Read more...

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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

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US has ’solemn duty’ to stop nuclear Iran: Romney


July 30th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, currently on a visit to Israel, emphasized that America has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to prevent Iran from ... Read more...

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Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

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Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.The American, a ... Read more...

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US court to hear anti-Sikh riots case against Congress party


June 7th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 7 (IANS) A US court has set June 27 to hear Indian National Congress party's plea to dismiss or stay proceedings in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case ... Read more...

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Mhamal, Akshaya share chess lead


April 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, April 30 (IANS) Second seed Anurag Mhamal of Goa and Chennai girl A Akshaya shared the lead with 5.0 points after the fifth round of the 1st UKCA Cup ... Read more...

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British government to monitor calls, email


April 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Insisting that there are "significant gaps" in the British security, the government has defended its plans to allow the monitoring of phone calls, email and ... Read more...

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Churchill hope to continue impressive run against Chirag Kerala


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 4 (IANS) Churchill Brothers SC hope to continue their impressive goal-scoring spree as they take on Chirag United Kerala in the 23rd round of the football I-League ... Read more...

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Northern Irishman Allen clinches World Snooker Haikou Open


March 5th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Haikou (China), March 5 (IANS) Northern Ireland's Mark David Allen won the World Snooker Haikou Open here, beating Englishman Stephen Lee 10-1 in the final.Allen also pocketed the prize money ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil unique ’soldier’ bee


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists have profiled a 'soldier' bee for the first time, programmed to protect its hive from invaders. The discovery was made by a team from the ... Read more...

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Bug’s signal helps its army as also alert target


December 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A signal emanating from invading bugs not only helps them organise but also alerts their intended target, the rice plants, to activate their defence mechanisms! This ... Read more...

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New malware could knock out antivirus systems


December 12th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A dangerous new breed of malware or malicious software could knock out computer security systems, leaving them exposed to cyber attacks or hostile governments, warn researchers. ... Read more...

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Djokovic targets Olympic gold


December 6th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes it was not improvements to his game but his mentality that helped him win three grand slam titles in 2011.Reflecting ... Read more...

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Love your wine? Strawberries can help!


October 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) There's some good news for those who can't help resist the sight of liquor -- taking strawberries could minimise damage to stomach lining caused by alcohol. ... Read more...

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Two tough defences as Barca host Sevilla


October 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) Two of the tightest defences in Spanish football will go head to head when FC Barcelona entertain Sevilla at the Camp Nou stadium Saturday night.Barcelona ... Read more...

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Danes beats Portugal 2-1 to qualify for Euro 2012 Finals


October 12th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 12 (IANS) The Danish football team qualified for the 2012 European Championship Finals with a convincing 2-1 victory over visiting Portugal.The first goal was scored by Danish Michael ... Read more...

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Toxins from formula food found in babies


October 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) High levels of toxins from formula food have been detected in infants, which could increase their chances of developing diabetes, say researchers.These toxins are called Advanced ... Read more...

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‘New Karnataka naval base won’t eat into Goa operations’


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The newly-developed naval base INS Kadamba in Karnataka, a short distance from Goa, will not make the naval bases in Goa, especially INS Hansa, redundant, a ... Read more...

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African crested rat uses poison from trees


August 4th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) African crested rat could be predators' nightmare, because it applies a deadly plant toxin to sponge-like hairs on its sides to keep them at bay, says ... Read more...

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Difficult to stop Norway-style attack, says British official


July 25th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) British security forces might not be able to stop a Norway-style terror attack, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague said it was harder to prevent atrocities ... Read more...

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Pentagon unveils cybersecurity strategy


July 15th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The Pentagon Thursday unveiled its first cybersecurity strategy, recognizing cyberspace as "an operational domain to organise, train, and equip", Xinhua reported."It is the first DoD (Department ... Read more...

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Sociable wasps better at beating diseases


July 12th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Social species of wasps are better able to beat disease than solitary species, says a new study.The research found that superior immunity in wasps is strongly ... Read more...

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Prachi Desai new femme fatale in tinsel town!


June 10th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) It seems after Jacqueline Fernandez, it is Prachi Desai's turn to steam up the screen for the Bhatts' movie - she will be transformed into ... Read more...

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Deep shame over Osama’s killing in Pakistan, says daily


May 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The fact that Osama bin Laden was living right under the "military's nose" added to the way in which he was killed were matters of deep ... Read more...

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Birds too possess personality traits


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds also possess personality traits like humans - they can be bold or timid, curious or cautious, gregarious or loners.A new study led by Kathryn Arnold, ... Read more...

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Vaccine that stops all tumours in their tracks to be available by 2013-end


April 15th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): A 'universal' vaccine, which is part of a new generation of drugs that use the body's own defences to fight the disease, stopping tumours in their tracks, could ... Read more...

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Have a go at my ex-girlfriend, says man in email


March 30th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A Briton sent an email to his football buddy about his ex-girlfriend: "Feel free to pursue, yes, she is HOT!". But, he accidentally copied her into ... Read more...

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Why do e-mails give wings to rumours?


March 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) More than the Internet, it is the e-mail that gives wings to gossip and rumours as people are more trusting of this mode of information, research ... Read more...

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Suspend sanctions, Libya tells UN Security Council (Lead)


March 6th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya has asked the UN to suspend sactions imposed against it following a mass revolt which the Muammar Gaddafi regime has sought to suppress.The Security ... Read more...

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Gunfire breaks out in Libyan capital


March 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 6 (IANS) Sounds of machine-gun fire echoed across the Libyan capital city of Tripoli early Sunday morning, a day after more than 30 people were killed in clashes ... Read more...

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Libya asks UN Security Council to suspend sanctions


March 6th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya has asked the UN Security Council to suspend sanctions against the Muammar Gaddafi's regime, which were imposed in response to violent suppression of protests ... Read more...

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Libyan military enters key town near Tripoli (Lead)


March 5th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi broke through opposition defences and entered Az Zawiyah city near the country's capital Saturday.The military offensive was launched ... Read more...

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Libyan military attacks anti-government forces near Tripoli


March 5th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military offensive on Libya's Az Zawiyah city, near the country's capital, has witnessed the army managing to break through the opposition defences and enter ... Read more...

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