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Genes invest you with unique facial identity


September 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have more similar faces than unrelated people.This study, ... Read more...

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British soldiers’ remains stored secretly


August 9th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Remains of British war heroes, who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are being secretly kept in an army lab without permission from their relatives, a media ... Read more...

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US woman’s body found 30 feet up a tree in Australia


February 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A 22-year-old American woman's decomposed body has been found 30 feet from the ground on a tree in Australia, a media report here said Tuesday.The body ... Read more...

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Digital photos could put your kids at risk


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Parents could be putting their children at risk if they upload digital photos that are automatically "geotagged" by their camera, a study reveals.Geotagging is the process ... Read more...

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Corruption is like computer virus: Himachal chief justice


November 12th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph Saturday said corruption is like a computer virus and there is a need for "coordination among investigating agencies ... Read more...

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Meteorite hits mimic large volcanic eruptions


October 19th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Some aspects of giant meteorites that have struck the earth, often with devastating consequences, may mimic the behaviour of large volcanic eruptions, researchers say.Mike Branney and ... Read more...

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15,000 British police officers pushed paper, arrested no one


September 5th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) About 15,000 police officers in Britain did not arrest a single criminal last year as they were busy doing paperwork, a report has revealed.Research by the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Mumbai, visits blast sites


July 14th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Barely five hours after the Mumbai blasts, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram rushed to the city here around midnight Wednesday-Thursday for a spot assessment of ... Read more...

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Missouri tornado toll rises to 132


May 28th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the tornado that devastated Joplin city in the American state of Missouri has reached 132, while 156 people still remain unaccounted for, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram for regular meetings of Indian, US security officials


May 27th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday proposed meetings of top Indian and US security officials every six months to step up counter-terrorism ties between the ... Read more...

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Confusion persists on Pakistan role in Osama killing (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Did Pakistan know about the US plan to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad city? A day after the killing of the Al Qaeda chief, ... Read more...

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Osama killing was shared achievement: US Af-Pak envoy (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The killing of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was a "shared achievement", the US's special representative to Afghanistan-Pakistan Marc Grossman Tuesday said while the Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Synchrotron-based imaging technique for ultra-clear pictures of tissues


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a new synchrotron-based imaging technique - with a million times brighter intensity than sunlight - that offers high-resolution pictures of ... Read more...

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25-30 bullet wounds found on assassinated Pak minister’s body


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Twenty five to 30 bullets wounds were found on the body of assassinated Pakistan Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Executive Director ... Read more...

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Malaysian police analysing video of nude women dancing


February 11th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11 (ANI): Police in the Malaysian state of Sabah are analysing a video showing a group of women stripping and dancing in the nude amid speculation that the two-minute ... Read more...

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Hubby’s lawyers to say Indian-origin woman shot accidentally


December 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Lawyers hired by a honeymoon murder accused, Indian-origin British businessman Shrien Dewani, say they have evidence suggesting his newly-married wife was "accidentally" killed during a carjacking incident in ... Read more...

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‘Brit-Indian honeymooner’s wife was ’shot dead accidentally’ by her abductor’


December 19th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Anni Dewani, the newly wedded wife of Brit-Indian millionaire who was killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town last month, was 'shot dead accidentally' by her abductor as ... Read more...

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Indian police torture, says US cable


December 18th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Indian security agencies torture prisoners to extract information, partly because forensic science is weak in the country, says a leaked US embassy diplomatic cable.India is weak in ... Read more...

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Traffic warden sticks ticket on car unaware driver was dead in back seat


December 10th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A traffic warden in Britain is said to have stuck a ticket on an illegally parked car unaware that the driver lay dead on the back seat.The grey ... Read more...

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Pakistan-based Indian Mujahideen behind Varanasi attack: India (Lead)


December 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian investigators have established initial "leads" tracing Tuesday's Varanasi blast to the Indian Mujahideen terror outfit based in Pakistan, an official source said here Thursday.However, the ... Read more...

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Investigators In Aruba Likely To Reveal The Results Of The DNA Test In The Natalee Holloway Case


November 21st, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A source attached to the family of Natalee Holloway, who had vanished years ago in Aruba, has revealed to ABC News that the Dutch authorities ... Read more...

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DNA testing no substitute for commonsense, warns expert


November 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Over-reliance on DNA testing is devaluing commonsense approaches to forensic evidence, warns an expert.Dr. Lyn Turney, from Swinburne University of Technology, an expert on forensics, pointed out ... Read more...

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Half of second-hand phones contain personal data


October 13th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 13 (ANI): A new research has revealed that consumers inadvertently pass on their personal data like intimate photos and credit card numbers and pins to strangers when they discard mobile ... Read more...

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DNA fingerprinting not exactly reliable in forensics


August 12th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) DNA evidence is not exactly reliable in criminal investigation as interpretation of samples can be highly subjective and prone to error, says a new study. The incredibly small ... Read more...

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How hackers can ’snoop on private web sessions too’


July 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Experts have identified how their web browser's 'private mode' setting is also vulnerable to hackers.Most web browsers offer a private mode, intended to leave no trace of surfing ... Read more...

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Dental patterns as accurate as DNA


June 30th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A person's dental patterns can identify a person as accurately as DNA testing in forensics. Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

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Brothel in Sydney pelted with Molotov cocktails


June 26th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): A brothel in Sydney is said to have sustained minor damage after it was pelted with Molotov cocktails.According to the police, four glass bottles filled with petrol were ... Read more...

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Scientist Feels Simon Bolivar Died Of Arsenic Poisoning


May 5th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela has been claiming for years that his idol Simon Bolivar passed away in 1830 in poisoning and not from tuberculosis. ... Read more...

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Hidden Michaelangelo, Raphael sketches to be displayed


April 6th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Rare sketches of Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael discovered by experts at the British Museum will be put on display here later this month. The exhibition, "Fra ... Read more...

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Studying rotting fish can shed new light on humans’ earliest ancestry


February 1st, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has discovered that studying rotting fish can shed new light on our earliest ancestry.The researchers, from the Department of Geology at the University ... Read more...

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18 killed in Iraq suicide car bombing (Lead)


January 26th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 80 injured when a suicide car bomber struck at a government forensics centre in central Baghdad Tuesday, authorities said. The attack ... Read more...

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FBI probed when boy accused Michael Jackson of molestation (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The FBI assisted local authorities in a futile attempt to get cooperation from a boy who had accused pop icon Michael Jackson of molesting him ... Read more...

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FBI helped authorities in Michael Jackson molestation case


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The FBI assisted local authorities in a futile attempt to get cooperation in a 2005 child molestation case against Michael Jackson from a boy who ... Read more...

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Now, device that retrieves secret texts 5yrs after being deleted!


October 25th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, October 25 (ANI): Cheating partners have a cause to worry now, for experts can retrieve secret text messages from mobile phones five years after they were deleted.The XRY forensic device ... Read more...

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Ex-MI5 chief reveals she would not have been able to cope with repeated terror strikes


October 5th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.5 (ANI): Former MI5 chief Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller has said at the time of the 7/7 terror strike in London, the fear was that the service would not be able to ... Read more...

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