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US shuttle Endeavour docks with ISS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) US space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:21:11 PM

Urbanisation, global trade stripping forest cover
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The growth of cities and global trade has led to extensive tropical deforestation, according to a new study.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 2:20:05 PM

Negative mood generates warm glow about the familiar
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A sick or sad child might cling to mom's leg. But that same child - fed, rested and generally content - will happily toddle off to explore every nook and cranny of the known world.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:31:52 PM

Chinese banking regulators win top risk management award
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and its chairman Liu Mingkang were jointly named the Risk Manager of the year 2009 by a leading risk management association here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:22:02 PM

Depressed people don't always lack concentration
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Depression does not always lead to failing memory or difficulty in concentrating and paying attention, research says.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:19:35 PM

Cholesterol fighting drug slashes cataract risk in men
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Statins, a class of drugs used to cut down cholesterol levels, have been successfully fighting heart disease for years. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has now found that the same drugs cut the risk of cataract in men by almost 40 percent.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:04:53 PM

Obama aide takes a jab at Palin's palm gate
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) An aide of President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Sarah Palin mimicking the former Republican vice presidential candidate's use of her hand as a notepad during a speech last week.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:01:26 PM

Coke profits soar to $6.8 bn riding India, China sales
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) India and China accounted for much of the three percent growth in the worldwide sales for Coca-Cola in 2009 with its profits soaring to $6.82 billion - up 17 percent from $5.81 billion posted in 2008.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:13:15 AM

Pakistan offers to talk to Taliban to stem India's influence: NYT
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan has offered to mediate with Taliban factions in return for a friendly Afghanistan and ways to stem the growing Indian presence there, the New York Times reported citing Pakistani and American officials.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:11:13 AM

Massive snowstorm barrels into paralysed Washington
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The capital of the world's most powerful nation lay paralysed for the fourth day as another massive snowstorm barrelled into the mid-Atlantic region even as residents were still recovering from the weekend's historic blizzard.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:26:26 AM

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