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Music label sues Jared Leto
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) 'Requiem for a Dream' star Jared Leto, who is also part of a band called 30 Seconds to Mars, is being sued by his record company for breach of contract.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:09:52 PM

Amplifying signals to make precancerous cells self-destruct
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) When a cell begins to multiply abnormally, a series of death signals trigger it to self-destruct before it turns cancerous. Rockefeller University scientists have figured out a way in mice to amplify the signals that prompt these precancerous cells to die. The trick: Inactivating a protein that normally helps them avoid self-destruction.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:08:51 PM

Protein discovery to hasten biofuel production
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) A new protein necessary for chloroplast development, identified by researchers, is likely to pave the way to tailor plant varieties for biofuel production.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:01:24 PM

Purported Bigfoot discovery met with disbelief in US
San Francisco, Aug 16 (DPA) Two US men's claim that they stumbled upon the carcass of a Bigfoot, a legendary half-man, half-ape creature, has been met with scepticism.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:56:43 PM

Canada to get world's first supercomputer outside the US
Toronto,Aug 16 (IANS) Toronto university and the IBM have joined hands to build Canada's most powerful and energy- efficient supercomputer yet.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:54:43 PM

Royal feather in the cap for emperor penguin
Edingburgh, Aug 16 (IANS) Nils Olav was impressive as he marched up to a contingent of the Royal Guard to receive a knighthood on behalf of the King of Norway.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:00:03 PM

29 dead in Dominican Republic bus accident
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Aug 16 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and many trapped in the wreckage when two buses collided in La Romana city of eastern Dominican Republic, EFE news agency reported Saturday.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:56:56 AM

'Loins of Punjab Presents...' the Bollywood Idol contest in US
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Emerging Pictures, the producers of Indian-American comedy 'Loins of Punjab Presents,' have launched a Bollywood Idol contest ahead of the Sep 12 release of the film in New York and a few other US cities.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:15:20 AM

CEOs view Brazil, Russia, India and China as opportunities
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are viewed as opportunities rather than threats by CEOs in a globalising world but the US is still cited as the most important region crucial to their businesses.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:14:40 AM

Serbia requests international legal opinion on Kosovo independence
New York, Aug 16 (DPA) Serbia has submitted a request for the UN General Assembly to debate Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence and for the body to ask the UN world court to rule on the issue.

Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:02:39 AM

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