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Researchers develop painless test for chlamydia
London, July 30 (IANS) A new test will permit a rapid yet painless diagnosis of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, enabling treatment on the spot.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:28:58 PM

North Korea's Kim Jong Il undergoing dialysis, says observer
Seoul, July 30 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is receiving dialysis treatment due to his chronic renal failure, a North Korean watcher said Thursday here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:24:25 PM

New York City offers a one-way ticket to the homeless
New York, July 30 (IANS) New York City is making an attractive offer to its homeless - a one-way ticket out of the city and its expensive shelter system to save a hefty $36,000 a year per family.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:29:36 PM

Red, Light and Blue at Obama's beer moment
Washington, July 30 (IANS) When President Barack Obama sits down Thursday with a Harvard professor and the police sergeant who arrested him in an attempt to douse a racial firestorm, each of them will have different brands of beer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:28:31 PM

Canadian media favours protectionism, wants Nortel sale cancelled
Toronto, July 30 (IANS) Taking protectionism and nationalism to absurd levels, the Canadian media has now joined opposition parties to pressure the government to stop sale of Nortel assets to Ericsson. The Swedish telecom major acquired Toronto-based Nortel's wireless business for $1.3 billion at a court-supervised auction in New York Friday.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:26:56 PM

No regrets for Safin as his tennis career draws to a close
Los Angeles, July 30 (DPA) Marat Safin holds no regrets on ending his tennis career in November despite reaching the quarter-finals of the Los Angeles Open for a third consecutive year with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:24:57 PM

Pakistan gave no proof on Indian role in Balochistan: Holbrooke
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan had provided the US with no evidence of India's alleged involvement in Balochistan though the issue did come up, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said after his visit to Islamabad.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:24:01 PM

Traces of protein found in T. rex remains
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A new analysis of the remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Earth 68 million years ago has confirmed traces of protein from blood, bone and tendons.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 12:29:50 PM

Russia to explore Cuban oil, lends $150 million
Havana, July 30 (Xinhua) Russia has provided a $150-million loan to Cuba and signed pacts with the Caribbean nation for oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, a media report said.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:52:07 AM

Shrimp catalyst may churn out cheaper, greener biofuel
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A catalyst made out of shrimp shells may churn out faster, cheaper and greener biodiesel, according to a new study.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:45:24 AM

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