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Obamas promote 'homegrown' with White House veggie garden
Washington, March 21 (DPA) With an eye to the nation's expanding waistlines and dwindling incomes, Michelle Obama is organising a vegetable garden at the White House.

Saturday, March 21, 2009 12:49:21 AM

EU, Russia welcome Obama's dialogue offer to Iran
Washington, March 20 (DPA) The European Union (EU) and Russia welcomed US President Barack Obama's offer to Iran Friday for a new start, with the US commitment to engagement, not threats, in its pursuit of diplomacy.

Friday, March 20, 2009 8:49:35 PM

Madagascar's Rajoelina in a corner after AU suspension for 'coup'
Addis Ababa/Antananarivo, March 20 (DPA) Madagascar's new leader was in a corner Friday after the African Union (AU) suspended the country over his 'coup' and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said it was planning sanctions.

Friday, March 20, 2009 6:04:48 PM

Cuba, EU to boost cooperation, political dialogue
Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) have decided to boost cooperation in health, education and scientific research.

Friday, March 20, 2009 4:31:03 PM

New RNA treatment can shrink cancers
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A newly-identified type of microRNA could tackle aggressive cancers by helping to kill off their cells.

Friday, March 20, 2009 3:23:55 PM

Obama offers new start with Iran
Washington, March 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Friday issued an unprecedented videotaped appeal to Iran offering a 'new beginning' of diplomatic engagement to turn the page on decades of US policy toward Washington's long-time foe, Geo TV reported.

Friday, March 20, 2009 2:02:51 PM

Blocked enzyme reverses schizophrenia-like symptoms
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that leads to hallucinations, delusions, poor social and emotional functioning and disorganised thoughts. It affects one in 100 people. Now researchers have found that by inhibiting a key brain enzyme in mice, they could reverse similar symptoms, which could open the way to new and better treatments.

Friday, March 20, 2009 1:14:01 PM

Southern African group rejects Madagascar's new leader
Johannesburg, March 20 (DPA) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has rejected Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar's interim president, saying the manner of his coming to power was 'unconstitutional' and called on the international community to follow suit.

Friday, March 20, 2009 12:50:00 PM

Acetaldehyde in alcohol gravest risk for digestive tract cancers
Toronto, March 20 (IANS) Acetaldehyde in alcohol is the greatest risk factor for digestive tract cancers, particularly for heavy drinkers, according to the latest evidence.

Friday, March 20, 2009 12:44:04 PM

Without global pact, ultraviolet radiation would have singed us by 2065
Washington, March 20 (IANS) What would happen if the planet's upper atmosphere were to be stripped of two-thirds of its ozone layer by 2065, not just over the poles, but everywhere?

Friday, March 20, 2009 11:56:04 AM

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