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Why do oral contraceptives fail obese women?
Washington, July 15 (IANS) An Indian American researcher has identified a potential bio-mechanism that could explain why oral contraceptives seem to fail in preventing pregnancy among obese women.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:49:01 AM

Scientists can account for only half of global warming
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Current climate change models prepared by scientists can explain only half the warming that took place on earth in the ancient past, says a new study.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:17:30 AM

Obama gearing education system to compete with India, China
Washington, July 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama says his administration is building a 21st century education system in America to compete with 'China and India and everybody else all around the world'.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:05:10 AM

Sun warns of earnings below expectations in fourth quarter
San Francisco, July 15 (DPA) Sun Microsystems has warned that earnings would fall below expectations in the fourth quarter, which is also likely to be its last as an independent company.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:00:28 AM

Indian-origin gypsies' influx forces Canada to introduce visa
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) The influx of Indian-origin Roma people or gypsies from the Czech Republic into Canada as refugees has forced the government here to impose visa restrictions on visitors from the European country.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:57:17 AM

Hillary Clinton arrives in India July 17
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The contours of 'an enhanced US-India strategic partnership' offering solutions to the challenges of 21st century will top US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's agenda on her five day visit starting Friday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:08:31 AM

Jackson's former wife denies cash-for-kids claim
Los Angeles, July 15 (DPA) The lawyer for Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe Tuesday denied a report that she had agreed to forego her parental rights in exchange for a huge cash settlement from the Jackson family.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:58:24 AM

US stocks crawl higher after Goldman Sachs earnings
New York, July 15 (DPA) US stocks edged up Tuesday after Goldman Sachs posted surprising quarterly earnings and retail earnings rose by the most since January.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:35:36 AM

Mexico drug gang kills 12 police officers
Mexico City, July 15 (DPA) Investigators have identified the 12 dead bodies found earlier Tuesday alongside a road in Mexico's western Michoacan state as federal police officers.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:41:25 AM

US criticizes Medvedev visit to South Ossetia
Washington, July 15 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia has not contributed to promoting stability following last year's brief war, the US State Department said Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:45:23 AM

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