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UN condemns Afghan suicide attack on Indian embassy
New York, Oct 9 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday joined Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in condemning 'in the strongest terms' the suicide attack on the Indian embassy that killed 17 people earlier in the day.

Friday, October 09, 2009 3:07:58 AM

'Without Gandhi, there would be no Obama as president'
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) 'I surely believe without (Mahatma) Gandhi - without Gandhi in India - there would be no Barack Obama as president' of the United States.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 9:20:12 PM

Kerry Lugar bill not a threat to Pakistan's sovereignty: US
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Dispelling fears raised by the Pakistan Army that the Kerry Lugar bill is a compromise on the country's sovereignty, US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley said 'we are not going to impose US solutions on Pakistani problems'.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 6:36:30 PM

A penny-sized nuclear battery to power systems
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Scientists are developing a penny-sized nuclear battery which will carry much greater punch than existing batteries.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 5:53:09 PM

Aluminium-water propellant promising for future space missions
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) A new type of green rocket propellant, comprising frozen mixture of water and 'nanoscale aluminium' powder, is being developed that could be manufactured on the moon, Mars and other water-bearing bodies, says a new study.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 5:31:56 PM

Teen-aged adults good at reasoning but lack emotional maturity
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) A 16-year-old might be quite capable of making an informed decision about ending a pregnancy, in consultation with an adult. But the same teenager may lack the maturity to be held to adult levels of responsibility if she commits a violent crime, according to new research.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 4:34:50 PM

US kids exposed to greater violence than suspected
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) US children are routinely exposed to even more violence and abuse than has been previously recognised, with nearly half experiencing physical assault, says a new study.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 4:19:03 PM

Buying green may prompt people to steal or lie
Toronto, Oct 8 (IANS) Just being around green products can make us behave more altruistically, says a new research. But buying those same products can have the opposite effect.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:45:20 PM

Most alligators remain paired to their mates for life
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Almost 70 percent of female alligators chose to remain with their partner, often for many years, a new study has revealed.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:38:52 PM

India third in global Muslim population of 1.57 bn
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) The Muslim population in the world stands at 1.57 billion, and India has the third largest number of Muslims at over 160 million after Indonesia and Pakistan.

Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:33:40 PM

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