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Agricultural burning, forest fires impact Arctic melting
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Large-scale agricultural burning in Russia, Kazakhstan, China, US, Canada and Ukraine is having a much greater impact on the melting of Arctic ice than previously suspected, according to latest research.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:57:59 PM

Oldest evidence of leprosy traced to India
Washington, May 27 (IANS) A child's 4,000-year-old skeleton that surfaced in India's Rajasthan state could be the oldest evidence of leprosy, says a new study.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:52:51 PM

Cutting down on carbohydrates slows prostate tumour growth
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Cutting down on carbohydrates may slow prostate tumour growth, according to a study conducted on animals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 2:47:52 PM

Healthy lifestyle has very few takers in US
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Only eight out of 100 people in the US are lured by the well-known benefits of a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, a diet high in fruits and vegetables, moderate alcohol and not smoking.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:57:59 PM

NBA finals from June 4
Washington, May 27 (Xinhua) The National Basketball Association announced dates and times for all games of the NBA finals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:47:09 PM

Sikhs in US say Vienna violence setback to their image
New York, May 27 (IANS) The Sikh community in the US has condemned the violence in a Vienna gurdwara that led to the killing of a religious leader and triggered large-scale violence in Punjab, calling it a 'major setback' to the community's image.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:29:27 PM

NBA fines coach Jackson $25,000 for criticism
Washington, May 27 (Xinhua) Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for criticising referees after game four of the NBA Western Conference finals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:27:44 PM

Brazilian Ronaldo given one-match ban for hair-pulling
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (Xinhua) Corinthians striker Ronaldo will be banned for one match for pulling an opponent's hair in a Brazilian league match, Brazil's disciplinary tribunal said.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:19:42 PM

Brazilian Ronaldo given one-match ban for hair-pulling
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (Xinhua) Corinthians striker Ronaldo will be banned for one match for pulling an opponent's hair in a Brazilian league match, Brazil's disciplinary tribunal said.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:19:41 PM

Uncovering Earth's past, predicting its future
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have evolved a formula which will unravel how and why our climate moved us on from ice ages to warmer periods.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:06:10 PM

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