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Thousands homeless due to heavy rains in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (EFE) Heavy rains in southern Brazil over the last few days have killed two people and forced some 19,000 people to abandon their homes, officials said.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 6:32:24 AM

Strong earthquake rocks Venezuela
Caracas, Sep 13 (DPA) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked several parts of Venezuela Saturday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:35:09 AM

Fifty arrested in New Zealand student riots
Wellington, Sep 13 (DPA) At least 50 people were arrested as students rioted for a second night in New Zealand's university city of Dunedin, news reports said Sunday.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 2:52:43 AM

Himalayan fault thoroughly imaged for first time
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Researchers have created the most complete seismic map of the upper mantle beneath the rugged Himalayas, stumbling on some unusual geologic features that may explain how the region came into being.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:56:38 PM

How should entrepreneurs protect their big ideas?
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Successful entrepreneurs turn big ideas into business opportunities, but how should they protect those ideas?

Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:33:13 PM

Researcher invents virtual maps for visually impaired
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) A new software tool creating virtual maps will help the visually impaired navigate through unfamiliar places.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 4:13:27 PM

Tweeting helps communicate product information
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) It's not just individuals and NGOs -- companies are tweeting too, and they are letting everyone know by displaying in their ads the logo of an animated blue bird that says 'follow me'.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:55:39 PM

Darwin-inspired 'Creation' opens Toronto film fest
Toronto, Sep 12 (IANS) 'Creation', a British film based on Charles Darwin's book 'On the Origin of Species', opened the 34th Toronto International Film Festival at a glittering gala in the heart of the city.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 3:11:48 PM

Death stench: Ancient warning signal to avoid disease, predators
Toronto, Sep 12 (IANS) Dead animals, from insects to crustaceans, emit the same death stench. This smell acts as a signal to other insects to avoid disease or predators, biologists have discovered.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:45:58 PM

Novel analgesic 50 millionth chemical substance to be recorded
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) A novel analgesic is the 50 millionth chemical substance to be recorded with Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's most comprehensive compendium of such information.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:37:33 PM

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