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Bio-sensor to make our food safer
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) A microscopic bio-sensor that detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests has been developed by an agricultural scientist.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:45:55 AM

UN humanitarian fund reaches $450 mn in 2008
New York, Dec 31 (DPA) Some 81 governments have contributed $450 million to the UN reserve fund for humanitarian assistance in 2008, reaching its target for the first time since the fund was established two years ago, the UN has said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:41:19 AM

Ads influence our drinking binges
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Party season and binge drinking are often inseparable, and it is something influenced heavily by advertising, says a new study.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:41:04 AM

Relative indicted in killing of Jennifer Hudson's family
New York, Dec 31 (DPA) Two months after three of Jennifer Hudson's family members were murdered, her brother-in-law was indicted in the case, the Chicago Tribune has reported.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 9:17:55 AM

Wall Street gains as GMAC gets government funds
New York, Dec 31 (DPA) US stocks gained after the Treasury Department said it would commit $6 billion to support GMAC LLC, the financing arm of General Motors Corp, to save the ailing car giant from bankruptcy.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 7:01:20 AM

Mexico plans harsher punishments for drug crimes
Mexico City, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will introduce harsher punishments to take on the country's organised drug cartels as well as government officials having links with the underworld, officials said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 6:29:22 AM

Nine killed in Brazil bus accident
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 31 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 22 others injured when a passenger bus veered off the road and fell into a river in southwestern Brazil, EFE reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 5:05:40 AM

Bush signs nuclear pact with IAEA
Washington, Dec 31 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush Tuesday signed a nuclear inspection agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that will boost global monitoring of nuclear activities, the White House said in a statement.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:54:14 AM

US stocks rally as GMAC gets financing
New York, Dec 31 (Xinhua) Wall Street staged a big leap Tuesday after the US government announced a $6 billion bailout-package for General Motors' financing arm GMAC.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:49:46 AM

Israeli warplanes using US missiles against Gaza militants: Report
Washington, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Israeli warplanes are using US missiles in its latest attack on the Hamas-led militant groups in the Gaza Strip, a media report said.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:12:13 AM

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