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Male pachyderms sense female love calls within their bones
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Female elephants can transmit love calls audibly and also as low-frequency seismic vibrations that radiate up to several kilometres.

Monday, February 16, 2009 1:09:05 PM

Zardari candour: Beginning of a military-mullah penitence? (Comment)
The US missile attack that killed up to 27 suspected neo-Taliban militants in Ladha, South Waziristan, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is testimony to the determination of the Obama administration to sustain the current military operations against terrorist hideouts and safe houses where the top Taliban leadership is understood to be ensconced. This attack comes at a time when the Pakistani President Asif Zardari conceded in an interview to CBS news channel that 'We're fighting for the survival of Pakistan. We're not fighting for the survival of anybody else.'

Monday, February 16, 2009 12:52:53 PM

14 killed in Chile helicopter crash
Santiago, Feb 16 (IANS) Fourteen firefighters and other emergency personnel died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in Chile's Chanco area, the local media reported Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 12:12:22 PM

Madonna to play Wallis Simpson in movie
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Pop superstar Madonna, whose relationship with a much younger Brazilian model is perceived as a publicity stunt, is set to play Wallis Simpson, the commoner American divorcee for whom Britain's Edward VIII gave up his throne.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:42:13 AM

Cupid's arrow triggers your bio-chemistry
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Getting struck by Cupid's arrow may take your breath away and make you feel weak kneed, according to a Loyola University love guru.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:40:14 AM

Chavez gets green light for unlimited re-election
Caracas, Feb 16 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Sunday clinched his long-sought right to seek an unlimited number of terms in office as more than 54 percent of Venezuelan voters backed a constitutional change.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:20:00 AM

Fast acting erectile disorder drug goes on trial again
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) A new fast-acting oral drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) is ready for a crucial trial phase.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:12:58 AM

Crashed US plane was on autopilot
Washington/New York, Feb 16 (DPA) Amidst recovery efforts for the remains of 50 victims of last week's New York airplane crash, investigators said the aircraft was on autopilot, a violation of suggested guidelines when icing on the wings is a danger but in keeping with legal requirements.

Monday, February 16, 2009 9:42:30 AM

Coming soon: Love, anti-love pills to turn you on or off
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) After the passion of Valentine's Day, here is some sobering news for lovers. Pop a love pill, and you are on.

Monday, February 16, 2009 8:46:29 AM

Chavez gets green light for unlimited re-election
Caracas, Feb 16 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won a referendum Sunday allowing him to seek an unlimited number of terms in office once his current mandate ends in 2013.

Monday, February 16, 2009 8:28:48 AM

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