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Home gensets emit 100 times more carbon monoxide than car exhaust
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) A diesel-powered, portable genset, switched on during power breakdowns at home can emit 100 times greater quantity of carbon monoxide (CO) than a car exhaust.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:41:17 PM

Obama vows to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan and beyond
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) President Barack Obama has vowed to continue targeting the Al Qaeda that is threatening the US from Pakistan and beyond, even as the terror network is said to have 'lost operational capacity' after a series of recent missile strikes.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 12:06:02 PM

Researchers find evidence of dinosaur cannibalism
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) A researcher has found evidence dating back 70 million years to suggest that a dinosaur preyed on and ate other dinosaurs.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:50:20 AM

I got 'positive vibes' from Indian foreign minister: Qureshi
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he had received 'positive vibes' from his Indian counterpart about how to take forward their relationship and peace talks stalled by the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:49:47 AM

Cuba slashes tobacco crop by 30 percent
Havana, Oct 7 (EFE) Cuba has reduced the area of its 2009 tobacco crop by almost 30 percent and the harvest forecast by 16 percent due to global recession, officials said.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:14:40 AM

Vitamin B pills don't cut down risk of heart disease
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Vitamin B pills don't cut down the risk of heart disease, says a new study.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:05:43 AM

Brazil earmarks $1.18 bn to battle swine flu
Brasilia, Oct 7 (EFE) The Brazilian government will allocate $1.18 billion for the purchase of vaccine and diagnostic material against swine flu that has so far caused the deaths of 899 people in this country, officials said.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:46:31 AM

Gunmen storm Mexican hospital to kill wounded enemies
Mexico City, Oct 7 (EFE) Assailants armed with assault rifles burst into a hospital in the northern Mexican state of Durango and killed three men being treated for gunshot wounds, the state attorney general's office said.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:43:46 AM

Obama `drops in' on Talabani
Washington, Oct 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama 'dropped in' on a meeting that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was having with a top White House official Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 10:27:36 AM

White House defends delay in Obama meeting Dalai Lama
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) As President Barack Obama faced criticism for putting off a meeting with the Dalai Lama until after his China trip next month, the White House defended the move saying a strong relationship with Beijing helps the Tibetans.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 9:09:03 AM

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