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Nuclear safety needed to avoid Chernobyl like tragedy: UN
New York, April 27 (DPA) The explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine, 24 years ago showed graphically the need to strengthen the safety and security of nuclear material and power plants, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 8:01:06 AM

Six killed in Mexico violence
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Six people, including three women, were killed and 12 injured in different incidents of violence in Ciudad Juarez city of Mexico, authorities said Monday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:20:38 AM

Brazil recommends sex to prevent hypertension
Brasilia, April 27 (DPA) Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao Monday recommended that Brazilians have sex up to five times a week as a way to prevent chronic health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular trouble.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:04:06 AM

Playboy donation saves Hollywood sign from sprawl
Los Angeles, April 27 (DPA) A $900,000 donation from flamboyant Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has saved the world-famous Hollywood sign from being bulldozed to make way for a building development, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Monday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:28:44 AM

Brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder found
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, have identified a brain chemical linked to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:47:01 AM

Belgian government falls
Brussels, April 26 (DPA) Belgium's government fell Monday, three days after the prime minister offered his resignation in a row over language and political rights, the royal palace announced.

Monday, April 26, 2010 10:29:23 PM

US government moves closer to sale of Citigroup shares
Washington, April 26 (DPA) The US government moved one step closer Monday to selling its 27-percent stake in bailed-out financial giant Citigroup, saying it would soon offer 1.5 billion shares to private buyers.

Monday, April 26, 2010 10:26:12 PM

Nityananda should have had only one partner: Ravi Shankar
New York, April 26 (IANS) Disgraced self-styled godman Swami Nityananda violated the rules of tantra by 'using so many people for one's pleasure', Art of Living Foundation head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said Monday.

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:39:40 PM

G8 urged to help reduce maternal, child mortality
New York, April 26 (IANS) G8 development ministers should take a strong stand on fulfilling the global promise to reduce maternal and child mortality and eliminate health disparities among nations and communities, Human Rights Watch has said.

Monday, April 26, 2010 8:17:42 PM

Paris Hilton dating ex-boyfriend
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Newly single Paris Hilton, who recently broke up with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, was spotted enjoying a night out with ex-boyfriend Jason Shaw in Beverly Hills.

Monday, April 26, 2010 7:51:23 PM

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