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Chavez sees US hand in Russia protests
Mexico City, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuela''s President Hugo Chavez has blamed the US for being behind the recent wave of protests in Russia against the outcome of the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:58:56 PM

Lady Gaga to lead new year''s countdown
New York, Dec 29 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been chosen to lead New Year''s Eve countdown in New York''s Times Square this year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:33:25 PM

Re-engineering mosquito''s immunity to block malaria
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a novel way to block the transmission of malaria parasites to humans -- re-engineering Anopheles mosquito''s immune system.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 2:40:05 PM

Antibiotic can prevent blinding even with half dosage
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Azithromycin, an antibiotic used in treating a potentially blinding eye infection, is just as effective if administered for six months instead of an year.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 2:29:06 PM

Latino voters sticking with Obama, Democrats: Poll
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Latino voters strongly support President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party despite dissatisfaction with the administration''s deportation policies, according to a new poll.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 2:18:36 PM

Dead brain cells erode memory
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 12:53:25 PM

''Make Chai Not War'': Indian American show spreads harmony
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Three Indian American comedians are heading to India next month on a State Department sponsored seven-city tour to promote better relations among diverse nations and spread religious harmony.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 12:37:15 PM

Canada not to renew bid for UN Security Council seat
Ottawa, Dec 29 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said that his government would not renew its bid for a two-year temporary seat at the UN Security Council.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:58:45 AM

US holiday spending up 4.1 percent over 2010
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) In the five weeks before Christmas, a US consumer spent an average of $78 per day, that is 4.1 percent more than during the same period in 2010, a Gallup poll reported.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:38:55 AM

False alarm sends 1,500 Colombian cops on wild goose chase
Bogota, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian television reporter found herself in hot water after contacting police about an abduction that never happened, media report said.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:29:15 AM

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