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Baby born in flight over Canada gets Canadian citizenship
Toronto, Jan 1 (IANS) There was enough mid-air drama on New Year's Eve to keep this country riveted. While an unruly Canadian passenger spoilt the New Year party for over 200 fellow passengers, a baby born on a flight in Canadian airspace became a citizen.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 10:05:47 AM

Hormone deprivation cannot cure prostate cancer
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Hormone deprivation therapy in prostate cancer only provides temporary relief, with tumours usually regaining their hold within a couple of years. Now, researchers have discovered critical differences in the hormone receptors on prostate cancer cells in patients who no longer respond to this therapy. The findings could open a way to track disease progression.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:53:55 AM

To understand dolphins, scientists turn their language into pictures
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Researchers have turned into images the sounds that dolphins make in water, bringing humans closer to deciphering their language.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:45:34 AM

Newly discovered light sensors communicate directly with brain
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Neuro-scientists have unravelled how newly discovered light sensors in the eye detect light and communicate with the brain.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:42:00 AM

Ban calls Israel and Hamas irresponsible
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon late Wednesday delivered his strongest condemnation yet of the fighting between Israel and Hamas, saying both sides made use of weapons in an irresponsible manner.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:33:13 AM

Last tune-up for Hubble telescope before space shuttle launch
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) From a fuzzy beginning nearly 20 years ago, Hubble Space Telescope has now revolutionised astronomy, its stunning images stirring global imagination.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:24:58 AM

In 2008, Wall Street dropped most since Great Depression
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) US stocks gained Wednesday as weekly unemployment figures dropped, but Wall Street still saw its steepest yearly slide since the Great Depression.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 9:23:43 AM

Pandit, top Citi bosses to forego 2008 bonuses
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Citigroup Inc.'s Indian American chief executive Vikram Pandit and chairman Win Bischoff would forego bonuses for 2008, the ailing banking giant announced as it formalised its bailout agreement with the US government.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 8:39:14 AM

Wall Street gain in last day of trading for year
New York, Jan 1 (DPA) US stocks finished the year with gains Wednesday as weekly unemployment figures dropped, but Wall Street still ended the year with its steepest slide since the Great Depression.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 4:06:51 AM

US mortgage rates fall to lowest level in decades
Washington, Jan 1 (DPA) Mortgage rates for 30-year-fixed home loans in the US fell for the ninth straight week and to their lowest level in 37 years, according to a report released Wednesday by financier Freddie Mac.

Thursday, January 01, 2009 2:40:58 AM

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