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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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Japan island one of world’s ‘weirdest’ places


July 24th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Some 3,000 residents in Japan's Miyake-jima island must carry gas masks with them at all times as the mountains there constantly emit sulfuric gas, The Telegraph ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin people close to being in 100 Americans


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) People of Indian origin are close to making one percent of America's population of 308.7 million with their numbers shooting up by a whopping 69.37 percent ... Read more...

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4,000 cases of Catholic priests abusing kids probed


February 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 cases of Catholic priests sexually abusing children have been investigated in the past one decade, said a top churchman in the Vatican city.Cardinal ... Read more...

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Teens, stay away from energy drinks


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers hooked on energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol might be subjecting themselves to toxic effects like palpitations and even seizures, says a seven-year study.There ... Read more...

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Hair-brained! Cheap transplants can damage scalp


October 12th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Want to get a hair transplant? Don't get swayed by classifieds offering cheaper hair transplant procedures as they can cause permanent damage to your scalp, ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen welcomes anti-graft movement


July 4th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) With the anti-corruption campaign gaining momentum across the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday welcomed the movement, calling it a result of the social commitment ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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Pakistan suffered $67 bn losses in war against terror


June 20th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's economy has suffered losses amounting to $67.93 billion due its operations against terrorists since 2001, said the Pakistan Economic Survey 2010-11.The economic survey said that ... Read more...

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No conclusive link between cell phone use, cancer: Pulitzer winner


April 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist, Siddhartha Mukherjee who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his very first book, says there is no conclusive study linking the use ... Read more...

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2,421 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010, mostly by insurgents: Report


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2(ANI): The number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan since the United States-led invasion began in 2001 hit record levels last year, according to a new report.According to the Kabul-based ... Read more...

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Vitamin D pills advised for under-fives to avoid rickets


January 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) All children aged between six months and five years should be given vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, especially during winter.Such children are at risk of developing the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) If your house seems dustier than usual, it may have nothing to do with your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the atmosphere has doubled over the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How oestrogen can make you smarter


November 18th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered how oestrogen physically works in brain cells to boost mental performance.Oestrogen is an elixir for the brain, sharpening mental performance in humans and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN’s Pakistan flood appeal drying up, threatening aid and reconstruction effort: Oxfam


October 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Three months after unprecedented floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are on an increase but funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Developing boys’ language skills more important than girls’


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): It is more important for boys than girls to hone their language skills in helping them develop self-control and, ultimately, succeed in school, according to a study led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Link between arthritis pain medication and heart attacks, strokes found


September 14th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A novel mechanism as to why the long-term, high-dosage use of the well-known arthritis pain medication, Vioxx, lead to heart attacks and strokes has been discovered by scientists.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green leafy vegetables ‘cut diabetes risk’


August 20th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Eating green leafy vegetables could help cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new research suggests.The study, led by Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BlackBerry stock up amid reported deal with Saudi Arabia (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) rebounded heavily Monday, after sinking by more than eight percent last week, amid news of a reported deal ... Read more...

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BlackBerry stock bounces as Germany mulls ban


August 10th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) After sinking by more than eight percent last week over Saudi Arabia's ban threat, shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) rebounded heavily Monday even ... Read more...

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New finding paves way for easy, accurate test to detect pre-diabetes


July 9th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new discovery could lead to a simple, routine test for detecting the subtle onset of diabetes, say scientists.Johns Hopkins scientists discovered a dramatic increase of an easy-to-detect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds ‘prepare for war just like humans’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Birds get ready for battle just like humans do, new research has revealed.Researchers involved in the study found that birds try to boost the morale of their comrades ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unwanted teenage pregnancies rising alarmingly in Malaysia


June 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia) June 26 (ANI): Teenage pregnancies are becoming a disturbing trend in Malaysia, with a large number of girls seeking help from the Welfare Department about their predicament.The department has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Developing nations will produce more e-waste than developed ones by 2016


April 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, then developing countries will produce double the electronic waste (e-waste) of developed countries by 2016.The study foresees in 2030 developing ... Read more...

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More e-waste from developing than developed nations


April 29th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Developing countries will be producing at least twice as much electronic waste (e-waste) as developed countries in the next six to eight years, says a new study. It foresees ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Catholic population rises by 11.5 percent


April 29th, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 29 (IANS/AKI) The number of Catholics in the world rose by 11.5 percent to 1.166 billion between 2000 and 2008 that includes a "dramatic increase" in Africa and Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ethnicity key to accurate obesity measurements


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the current National Institutes of Health BMI cut-off values fail to identify many women as obese, as it does not take ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goa exported 40 mn tonnes iron ore in 2009-10


April 3rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) Export of iron ore from Goa increased from 33 million tonnes to 40 million tonnes in 2009-10, with China topping the list of countries importing the low grade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Half a million Russian may lose jobs


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (RIA Novosti) The total number of unemployed people in Russia may rise to 6.7 million as almost half a million people are in danger of losing their jobs, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

After dramatic rise, UK suspends student visa applications


January 30th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Suspecting rampant abuse after a 650 percent increase in student visa applications in three months, the British High Commission has temporarily suspended acceptance of new visa applications ... Read more...

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Jihadi culture on the rise in Pakistan (Part-II)


December 24th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryQuestion is if these students who graduate from Madrassas don't resort to violence then what future do they have? At best they will become imams of some mosques or ... Read more...

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Fiat defies downturn to post sales increase


December 16th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian car giant Fiat defied the economic downturn and recorded a dramatic increase in car sales across Europe in November. According to the latest sales figures released Tuesday, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Opium cultivation on the rise in Golden Triangle


December 14th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 14 (DPA) Opium cultivation in South-East Asia rose 11 percent this year as soaring prices in Laos and political instability in Myanmar drew more farmers to the illicit poppy crop, ... Read more...

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PM’s Russia trip ‘extremely productive’


December 8th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Onboard Air India One, Dec 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day official visit to Russia was "extremely successful, productive" and reinforced a "rock solid" strategic partnership between the ... Read more...

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Parents still play favourites with grown up children


December 8th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study on middle-aged parents helping out their grown up children has revealed that even at the later stage of life, they play favourites.The research, carried out ... Read more...

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