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Parents influence child's pursuit of math, medicine
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Parental influence and access to math courses are crucial to their children's pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, math or medicine (STEMM), according to new research.

Monday, February 22, 2010 2:20:43 PM

Siesta makes you smarter
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don't snigger. New research from the University of California, Berkeley (UC-B) shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and restore brain power.

Monday, February 22, 2010 1:26:17 PM

Bolivian girl born in air to be baptised on board
La Paz, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian girl who was born a week ago on board a jetliner in flight will be baptised this week with the name Tami Fabiola on board the same aircraft, and her godfather will be the commander of the Bolivian air force.

Monday, February 22, 2010 10:04:20 AM

Haiti quake toll could be 300,000: President
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 22 (DPA) The death toll in the earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince and areas surrounding Haiti's capital could reach as high as 300,000, Haitian President Rene Preval has said.

Monday, February 22, 2010 9:29:51 AM

Tamil newspaper ransacked in Toronto
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) The office of a prominent Tamil newspaper here was ransacked Saturday night for covering the talks of a local Tamil leader with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Monday, February 22, 2010 8:42:20 AM

Now the mistresses demand apology from Tiger Woods
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Tiger Woods may have apologized to the whole world Friday, but one of his mistresses is fuming at the golfer for not mentioning her and all the 18 other women in his life in his statement. She has termed his apology 'phony.'

Monday, February 22, 2010 8:06:46 AM

IOC chief praises Games, says no forgetting luge death
Vancouver, Jan 21 (DPA) The Vancouver Olympics will always be remembered for the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili but the Games have been 'absolutely brilliant' during the first week, said International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:32:20 PM

18 tons of stolen explosives found in Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) The police recovered 18 tons of explosives that had been stolen hours earlier in northern Mexico, authorities said.

Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:13:00 AM

US urges Cuba to free jailed American contractor
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The US government has called on Cuban authorities to immediately release American contractor Alan Gross, who has been jailed in Havana since Dec 4 on espionage charges.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:04:58 PM

Former US secretary of state Alexander Haig dead
Washington, Feb 20 (DPA) Alexander Haig, a former NATO commander and a top official in three Republican administrations, died Saturday, Fox News reported, citing Haig's family.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:43:10 PM

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