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Sea snakes seek fresh water to slake thirst
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Captured sea kraits refuse to drink salt water even when they are thirsty, and go looking for fresh water.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:29:51 AM

Venezuela in no haste for talks with new US leadership
Caracas, Nov 7 (IANS) Venezuela has said it is in no hurry to arrange a meeting between President Hugo Chavez and US president-elect Barack Obama, whose election has been hailed in Latin America as the harbinger of a new era of US-South America relationship.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:28:56 AM

Brazil's economy safe, says president
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 7 (Xinhua) The Brazilian economy is cushioned against any possible adverse impact of the global financial meltdown, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:28:08 AM

Deepa Mehta to make film on Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children'
New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta will make a film based on 'Midnight's Children', the Booker of Bookers Prize winning novel of India-born British author Salman Rushdie.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:27:47 AM

US tightens Iran's access to international finance
Washington, Nov 7 (DPA) The United States has moved to cut off all Iranian transactions routed through US banks to further tighten sanctions over the Islamic state's nuclear and other illicit activities.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:24:11 AM

Polymer patches to ferry drugs, help in cancer diagnosis
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Human cells with tiny 'backpacks' could deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumours or become building blocks for tissue engineering.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:03:38 AM

IMF lowers India growth projection for 2009 to 6.3 percent
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) India's growth is likely to slow down to 6.3 percent in 2009 with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasting growth contraction in advanced economies and an appreciably slower growth in emerging economies.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:44:46 AM

Dow goes through worst ever two-day losses since 1987
New York, Nov 7 (IANS) As fear of prolonged recession gripped traders, US stocks continued to tumble for the second consecutive day Thursday, with the benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping by 443.48 points.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:16:48 AM

Serial cohabiters less likely than others to marry
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Women who stay with several partners serially are less likely to marry than women who stick to a single partner. Even if they do, divorce rates are very high, finds a new study.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:16:26 AM

Clues found into body's cancer stopping mechanism
Toronto, Nov 7 (IANS) Though the environment is full of cancer-causing carcinogens because of sun's ultraviolet rays, tobacco smoke and other factors, the human body's DNA repair mechanisms stops them from producing tumours, says a new study.

Friday, November 07, 2008 9:13:34 AM

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