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Dakar Rally gets underway in South America
Buenos Aires, Jan 2 (DPA) The Dakar Rally kicked off Friday in the Argentine capital with a total of 362 drivers taking part in what is considered the toughest road race in the world.

Saturday, January 02, 2010 3:56:40 AM

10 killed as mudslide swept away Brazil hotel
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 2 (IANS/EFE) At least 10 people were killed when a mudslide swept away the hotel in which they were celebrating the New Year in southwest Brazil, officials said Friday.

Saturday, January 02, 2010 1:37:36 AM

Researchers keep hepatitis C at bay after liver transplant
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) In most patients who undergo a liver transplant because of liver failure or liver cancer, the new liver becomes infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) almost immediately. But now researchers have developed an approach that transiently keeps HCV levels down in most HCV-infected patients receiving a new liver.

Friday, January 01, 2010 3:32:03 PM

Erectile dysfunction wired to restless leg syndrome
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common among older men with restless leg syndrome (RLS) than in those without it.

Friday, January 01, 2010 2:01:47 PM

Going early to bed lulls blues away
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Adolescents who went to bed early were less likely to suffer from depression or contemplate suicide, a new study has found.

Friday, January 01, 2010 1:20:41 PM

Up to 1 million revellers at Times Square to usher in 2010
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of New Year's Eve revellers braved freezing temperatures and snow mixed with rain to sway to John Lennon's 'Imagine' before counting down the New Year as the traditional crystal ball dropped above Times Square.

Friday, January 01, 2010 12:30:11 PM

UN inquiry into Bhutto assassination extended until March 31
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) The UN investigation into the 2007 assassination of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto is to take three months longer than planned.

Friday, January 01, 2010 12:26:40 PM

Indian origin scientist gets Canada's highest civilian award
Toronto, Jan 1 (IANS) An Allahabad-born scientist of Indian origin has been given Canada's highest civilian award - the Order of Canada.

Friday, January 01, 2010 10:11:03 AM

'Paris Hilton Syndrome' causes Chihuahua plague in dog shelters
San Francisco, Jan 1 (DPA) While most dog pounds in the US complain of having too many pitbulls and large mongrels that are difficult to find homes for, dog pounds on the west coast are crowded with fashionable Chihuahuas.

Friday, January 01, 2010 9:27:06 AM

One million revelers at Times Square to usher in 2010
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of New Year's Eve devotees braved freezing temperatures and snow mixed with cold rain waiting to watch the ritual dropping of the crystal ball announcing 2010 in Times Square.

Friday, January 01, 2010 8:59:28 AM

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