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Vaginal gel prevents HIV infection among women in clinical trials
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection has shown encouraging results in a clinical trial conducted on women in Africa and the US.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:29:59 PM

Obama not able to solve economic problems: Fidel Castro
Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said Barack Obama and his team would not be able to solve the economic problems faced by the US.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 3:22:11 PM

Aircraft crashes in Puerto Rico
San Juan, Feb 10 (IANS) A small aircraft with six people on board crashed into the Caribbean near the northern coast off Puerto Rico, EFE reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 2:23:31 PM

World Bank chief economist proposes new 'Marshal Plan'
Washington, Feb 10 (Xinhua) World Bank's chief economist Justin Lin has called for the establishment of a $2-trillion Global Recovery Fund to help the low-income countries to cope with the current financial crisis.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:29:28 PM

UN, Commonwealth team to mediate in Fiji talks
United Nations, Feb 10 (Xinhua) A joint UN and Commonwealth team has left for Fiji to help the interim government and other major political forces in the Pacific archipelago agree on the terms for talks aimed at restoring democracy, officials have said.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:28:53 PM

Polymer compound could protect food, drugs longer and better
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A chance discovery could go a long way in preserving foodstuffs and drugs and protect electronic equipment at a lower cost.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:11:21 PM

Colombia rebels appear to soften terms for prisoner swap
Bogota, Feb 10 (IANS) The leftist rebels of Colombia who have unilaterally freed six captives last week have now softened their terms to release other prominent hostages, EFE news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:09:49 PM

US Army concerned over increasing suicides by veterans
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Increasing incidence of suicides among war veterans is prompting concerns and research into why soldiers are taking the extreme step.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:09:19 PM

Amazon releases new e-book reader as Google eyes market
San Francisco, Feb 10 (DPA) Amazon has released a new version of its highly successful electronic book reader Kindle, just days after Google said it would make available large parts of its vast catalogue of scanned books to smartphone users.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:08:45 PM

Obama unable to solve economic problems: Fidel Castro
Havana, Feb 10 (RIA Novosti) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has said that Barack Obama is incapable of solving the problems faced by the US.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:04:06 PM

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