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Umpires abandon match after players show dissent over boundary
Hamilton (Bermuda), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Two Barbados-born umpires abandoned a match amid a row over a boundary as fresh controversy hit the game on the island.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:02:05 PM

India fighting against non-communicable diseases: Azad
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) As the UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said India has already begun steps to tackle diseases like diabetes, heart ailments and cancer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:51:27 PM

US arms package to Taiwan irks China
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The Obama administration is expected to announce Wednesday the sale of a package of weapons and equipment worth $5.8 billion to upgrade Taiwan's fleet of 145 F-16 jets - something that has irked China.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:48:51 PM

Gibson believes West Indies can overcome England
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson feels his inexperienced side has to overcome two major challenges when it faces England in two Twenty20 Internationals this weekend at The Oval in London.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:48:24 PM

People more likely to yawn in winters
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) People are more likely to yawn in winters as opposed to the summer when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature, which suggests that yawning could be a method for regulating brain temperature, scientists say.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:11:16 PM

Cells coordinate to promote exercise
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Thanks to chatting among divergent cell types, exercise strengthens bones, reduces belly fat and staves off diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, says a new research.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:35:40 PM

32 prisoners flee Mexican jail
Mexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 32 prisoners escaped from three jails in the Mexican state of Veracruz Monday, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:30:00 AM

Red wine's benefits for heart overestimated?
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Red wine, popularly touted as a remedy for a host of medical condtions, has no protective qualities to prevent heart disease, says a new study.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:05:46 AM

Defiant Obama seeks new taxes on wealthy to cut debt
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Striking a confrontationist posture, President Barack Obama has proposed $1.5 trillion in new taxes for the wealthy to cut the national debt by $3.2 trillion over the next decade.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:01:24 AM

1,000 girls sexually exploited in Peru mining camps
Lima, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) More than 1,100 teenaged girls have been sexually exploited at illegal mining camps in the jungles of southeastern Peru, a daily newspaper said Monday, citing information from the Save the Children organization.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:36:59 AM

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