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Unexpected windfall can hasten retirement
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Older workers who get cash out of the blue are more likely to choose early retirement, according to new research.

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:47:49 PM

Early humans used fire to improve stone tools
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) New evidence has surfaced which reveals how early humans used fire in southern Africa to improve the quality and efficiency of stone tools. The evidence has also changed scientific perceptions of how human brain power evolved.

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:44:47 PM

Trinidad Hindus celebrate Janmashtami with fanfare
Port-of-Spain, Aug 14 (IANS) Devout Hindus turned out in large numbers at the over 200 temples across Trinidad and Tobago for celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, which began Thursday evening and went on till early Friday. Hindus of Indian origin form about 40 percent of the population in this country.

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:44:16 PM

Mango kernels can protect against deadly food bacteria
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A researcher has found a way to turn the throwaway kernels in mangos into a natural food preservative that could help prevent Listeriosis, which is a serious infection caused by contaminated food.

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:40:40 PM

Prakash Amritraj retires in second set after losing first
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian tennis player Prakash Amritraj retired in the second set trailing 2-4 after losing the first 3-6 against Sergei Bubka Jr of Ukraine and conceded his pre-quarter-final match in the Leven Gouldin & Thomson ATP Challenger at Binghamton here.

Friday, August 14, 2009 12:34:47 PM

'Behaviour profiling' at Canadian airports
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Canada will deploy 'behaviour detection officers' at its airports soon to spot terrorists and criminals.

Friday, August 14, 2009 11:22:56 AM

Asia Foundation names new Country Director for India
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The Asia Foundation has named Nick Langton as its resident Country Director in India to lead the Foundation's expanded programmeme activities in the country.

Friday, August 14, 2009 10:55:54 AM

Colombian warlord collected ID papers of his 12,000 victims
Bogota, Aug 14 (EFE) Late Colombian right-wing militia chief Carlos Mauricio Garcia had amassed a collection of some 12,000 identity cards belonging to people killed on his orders, one of his erstwhile lieutenants said Thursday.

Friday, August 14, 2009 10:01:24 AM

India to get $4.78 bn in SDRs to battle recession
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) India will get the equivalent of about $4.78 billion as its share of International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDR) worth $250 billion to provide liquidity to the recession hit global economic system.

Friday, August 14, 2009 9:52:50 AM

Only 9 percent Pakistanis see US as partner: Poll
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Concerned over a new public opinion poll in Pakistan showing that 64 percent Pakistanis see America as the enemy, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says the US must maintain relationships with Pakistan for the long term to build trust.

Friday, August 14, 2009 9:27:02 AM

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