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Iraq ready for March 7 general elections, says UN
New York, Feb 16 (DPA) Iraq is completing preparations for general elections next month in which close to 19 million Iraqis will cast ballots under the watchful eyes of national as well as international observers, a UN official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:51:51 PM

Ricky Martin calls for war against human trafficking
San Juan, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Pop singer Ricky Martin has called upon people across the world to become 'warriors of light' to combat human trafficking and child abuse.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:56:31 PM

Clinton meets head of OIC
Jeddah, Feb 16 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met Tuesday with the General Secretary of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in Jeddah.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:09:35 PM

JFK's love letter to Swedish beloved up for auction
Chicago, Feb 16 (IANS) Love letters revealing a secret romance between former US President John F Kennedy and a Swedish woman in the 1950s have been put on auction.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:07:31 PM

UN climate change panel urged to review methods
Stockholm, Feb 16 (DPA) The United Nations was Tuesday urged to review the working methods of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), following recent disclosures of mistakes in the organisation's reports.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:40:47 PM

Rapid flu tests work better in kids than adults
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A new test can diagnose flu within 30 minutes, but studies have shown these tests often give false negative results.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:17:38 PM

Earliest signs of autism in babies after 6 months of birth
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Nascent symptoms of autism such as a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling appear in babies after the first six months of their birth.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:45:55 PM

Cosmetic shots could ease migraine symptoms
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Botulinum shots used for cosmetics are also likely to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches described as crushing, vicelike or eye-popping.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:37:14 PM

'Vihir' gets full house at Berlin film festival
Berlin, Feb 16 (IANS) Marathi film 'Vihir', produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corp Ltd (ABCL) and directed by Umesh Kulkarni, got a warm reception and ran to a full house at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:27:34 PM

Victoria Beckham reveals fourth dress collection
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, who displayed her latest collection at the New York Fashion Week, said her inspiration came from comic book detective Dick Tracy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:10:13 PM

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