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Baseball's Red Sox duo Ortiz and Ramirez tested for doping
Washington, July 31 (DPA) David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, two giants of US baseball that helped end an 86-year title drought for the Boston Red Sox, tested positive for steroids in 2003.

Friday, July 31, 2009 3:07:31 PM

Obama's half-sister to move to Washington
Washington, July 31 (IANS) President Barack Obama's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng is moving her family from Hawaii to Washington to spend a few months in the capital, a media report said Thursday quoting White House officials.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:53:38 PM

Two Bollywood films to be premiered at Toronto film fest
Toronto, July 31 (IANS) Yash Raj Films' 'Dil Bole Hadippa' and Ashutosh Gowariker's 'What's Your Rashee?' will have their world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) here in September, organisers have announced.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:29:10 PM

Students who feel 'macho' likely to disdain STD vaccines
Washington, July 31 (IANS) College students who feel invincible or impervious to physical harm are likely to disdain vaccines to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV and herpes.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:23:58 PM

Virus in rare cancer may be widespread: study
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A virus discovered last year in a rare form of skin cancer has also been found among those affected with the second most common form of skin cancer, indicating that it might be more prevalent than earlier thought.

Friday, July 31, 2009 1:32:35 PM

Changes in rodent size tied to population, climate change
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The head shape and overall size of rodents have been changing over the years. Now, an ecologist has tied these changes to human population density and climate change.

Friday, July 31, 2009 1:17:52 PM

Indians have the highest trust in business
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Trust in business is recovering significantly in some of the world's largest markets with India and China most positive about business and the US rebounding from 10-year lows, according to a new survey.

Friday, July 31, 2009 12:59:04 PM

Former world boxing champion killed himself in Brazil
Sao Paulo, July 31 (DPA) Former world boxing champion Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti, whose body was found in a holiday flat in the Brazilian resort of Porto de Galinhas in early July, committed suicide, police said.

Friday, July 31, 2009 12:41:41 PM

Fish saves match points to rally past Guccione
Los Angeles, July 31 (DPA) Second seed Mardy Fish survived a huge scare from Australian Chris Guccione, squeezing out a dramatic 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (14-12), 6-4 victory in his opening match at the Los Angeles Open tennis to reach the quarter-finals.

Friday, July 31, 2009 12:23:19 PM

School run by former Air India bombing suspect destroyed in fire
Vancouver, July 31 (IANS) A school being run by a society set up by Ripudaman Singh Malik, a suspect acquitted in the Air India Kanishka bombing, was destroyed in a fire. Arson is suspected.

Friday, July 31, 2009 10:35:52 AM

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