United Nations, April 12 (IANS) A 'large majority' of elderly people will soon be living in the developing world with their number tripling in 25 years, a UN agency says citing India and China as notable examples of a new trend.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:03:16 AM
New York, April 12 (DPA) American writer Kurt Vonnegut, author of biting comedic novels such as 'Slaughterhouse 5' and 'Cat's Cradle', has died at the age of 84 after suffering a fall.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:14:12 AM
Washington, April 12 (DPA) 'Plant a tree, help the planet' is popular wisdom about preserving the Earth's climate.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:10:01 AM
Washington, April 12 (DPA) The Pentagon has extended the tour for US Army troops in Iraq from 12 to 15 months to maintain forces needed to fight insurgents and fend off sectarian violence that has embroiled the country, said US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:09:34 AM
Washington, April 12 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast continued impressive growth in emerging markets and developing countries led by India and China in 2007, even with global growth slowing mildly to 4.9 percent.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:29:30 AM
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 12 (IANS-CMC) England survived a nervous wobble to complete a four-wicket win over Bangladesh in their World Cup Super Eight match Wednesday.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:28:15 AM
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Indian American teenage singer Sanjaya Malakar took another step towards the coveted 'American Idol' title as he made to the top five - to not too great a surprise of his growing legion of fans and critics alike.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:12:08 AM
The Caribbean cruise that first dropped anchor in Jamaica, then sailed to St Kitts, St Lucia, Trinidad, Antigua and Guyana, has now contemporaneously docked at Grenada and Barbados for the decisive, second phase of the Super Eight - the sprint for the semi-finals. However, the pitch conditions in the two islands are noticeably different and it would be a folly to ignore this factor.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:10:22 AM
Washington, April 12 (DPA) Increased protection for the world's oceans and coastal areas is a vital part of the fight against global warming and saving millions from disaster, according to the IUCN World Conservation Union.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:44:41 AM
Washington, April 12 (DPA) The Rutgers University women's basketball squad, a group of academic high achievers and the country's second best team, have agreed to meet with a popular radio talk-show host who dismissed them in provocative racial and sexist terms.
Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:27:45 AM
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