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One killed in Bolivian autonomy referendum violence (Lead)
Santa Cruz (Bolivia), May 5 (IANS) At least one person has been killed and 35 injured in clashes during an autonomy referendum in this eastern Bolivian province, Spain's EFE news agency reported quoting hospital sources.

Monday, May 05, 2008 6:30:10 PM

Mother-child ties outlive umbilical cord severance
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Mother-child ties are virtually indissoluble, even after the umbilical cord is sundered.

Monday, May 05, 2008 4:59:34 PM

Health conscious America junks smoking, embraces fast food
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) This is one of the many contradictions of American society: smoking is banned on health grounds in most public places - but not in the outdoors - while no steps are considered necessary to check the burgeoning consumption of junk food that is definitely considered a health hazard.

Monday, May 05, 2008 3:22:35 PM

The girl child is well cared for in America
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Wherever you look in Los Angeles, termed the surf city of the world, you'll find more girls than boys. It's a trend that continues up the line.

Monday, May 05, 2008 3:21:50 PM

School age children at greater risk from lead exposure
Washington, May 5 (IANS) School age children are at greater risk from lead exposure than toddlers, according to a Cincinnati Children's Hospital study.

Monday, May 05, 2008 2:41:54 PM

DNA variants help pile fat on fat
Washington, May 5 (IANS) New genetic variants could trigger fat mass, weight and risk of obesity, a study of 90,000 people conducted jointly by 77 global institutions has said.

Monday, May 05, 2008 1:46:36 PM

Huge rally in New York in support of Beijing Olympics
New York, May 5 (Xinhua) Nearly 10,000 Chinese students, scholars and Chinese Americans held a peaceful rally here to support the Beijing Olympics and denounce attempts to sabotage the sporting event.

Monday, May 05, 2008 1:00:46 PM

Hungry fungus shows potential for green fuel
Washington, May 5 (IANS) A spidery fungus feeding ravenously on military uniforms and tents holds the key to improved biofuel production, according to a study.

Monday, May 05, 2008 12:57:38 PM

Canadian leader vows to roll back immigration changes
Toronto, May 5 (IANS) Calling the proposed immigration changes a blow to Canadian multi-culturalism, opposition leader Jack Layton has vowed to oppose the amendment 'every step of the way'.

Monday, May 05, 2008 11:30:21 AM

20 injured in clashes during referendum in Bolivian province
Santa Cruz (Bolivia), May 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured Sunday in violence during the referendum in this eastern Bolivian province which seeks more autonomy from the rest of the impoverished country, EFE news agency reported.

Monday, May 05, 2008 9:37:44 AM

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