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Economic crisis has affected remittances: World Bank
Washington, July 13 (DPA) The worldwide recession has led immigrants in wealthy countries to cut back sharply on how much money they send back to their home countries, according to a World Bank report released Monday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 10:45:23 PM

Obama orders probe into Taliban prisoner massacre
Washington/Kabul, July 13 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has ordered an inquiry into allegations that the administration of his predecessor, George W. Bush, blocked investigations of a mass killing of Taliban prisoners by a CIA-backed Afghan warlord in 2001.

Monday, July 13, 2009 6:50:15 PM

Monkeys, humans recognise faces the same way
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Rhesus monkeys and humans recognise faces the same way, according to the latest research. The study provides insight into the evolution of the critical human social skill of facial recognition, which enables us to form relationships and interact appropriately with others.

Monday, July 13, 2009 1:53:16 PM

New pill likely to protect against radiation exposure
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Researchers have discovered and analysed a class of new compounds, which could potentially prevent radiation-related injuries to the kidneys, lungs, skin and intestinal tract.

Monday, July 13, 2009 1:49:20 PM

CIA planned Al Qaeda assassinations: Report
Washington, July 13 (DPA) A secret operation halted last month by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director planned assassinations of Al Qaeda targets, a newspaper reported Monday.

Monday, July 13, 2009 1:36:44 PM

ArcelorMittal faces labour trouble in Canada
Toronto, July 13 (IANS) Labour trouble is brewing at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the Canadian subsidiary of the global steel giant, with its slag-recycling workers on the warpath over contract terms.

Monday, July 13, 2009 1:34:32 PM

Gardening keeps Sienna Miller grounded
Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) Hollywood actress Sienna Miller says that she loves nothing better than getting dirty in the grass and mud because it helps keep her grounded.

Monday, July 13, 2009 12:16:11 PM

Strength training exercise may help treat tennis elbow
Washington, July 13 (IANS) People with pain in the elbow or forearm might be able to use a simple bar and strengthening exercise to ease it, say researchers.

Monday, July 13, 2009 11:28:04 AM

Extortionists drove Michael Jackson to early death: Biographer
Toronto, July 13 (IANS) A Canadian author, whose biography of the late King of Pop titled 'Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson' hits the stands this week, says extortionists drove Jackson to his early death.

Monday, July 13, 2009 11:11:47 AM

Davis Cup: Croatia dashes US comeback hopes
Porec (Croatia), July 13 (DPA) Croatia will line up in the Davis Cup World Group semi-finals against the Czech Republic after chasing the 32 times champions United States out of the competition with a 3-1 scoreline.

Monday, July 13, 2009 10:50:08 AM

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