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Eat oily fish weekly to protect eyesight
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third highest cause of global blindness, according to a study.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:13:24 AM

'Top secret' technology to lend US swimmers edge at Beijing
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) A mere split second can spell the difference between success or failure at the Olympics, prompting more trainers and athletes to look towards technology to get an edge in the competition.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 10:12:16 AM

'Loins Of Punjab Presents' opens in US Sep 12
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) South Asian comedy 'Loins Of Punjab Presents', Manish Acharya's feature directorial debut, will make its US premiere Sep 12 at two New York City theatres.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:57:10 AM

New goggles take hassles out of eye test
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a device that can be worn like goggles, which practically takes the hassles out of existing eye tests and gives much better results.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 9:55:48 AM

US-India Business Council launches campaign for n-deal approval
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has launched an advocacy campaign on Capitol Hill to secure US Congressional approval for the India-US civil nuclear deal.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 8:35:25 AM

US sends envoy to Georgia seeking ceasefire
Washington, Aug 9 (DPA) The US is sending an envoy to help bring about a ceasefire in the escalating conflict in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, the US State Department said Friday.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:55:17 AM

US citizen charged with spying for China
Washington, Aug 9 (DPA) A US citizen was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Friday for spying on behalf of the Chinese government, the Justice Department said.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:38:37 AM

Oil slips below $116 on strong dollar
New York, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Oil prices resumed their declines Friday, as the US dollar surged to a six-month high against the euro and expectations of slowing global demand offset supply concerns over a fire on key Turkish pipeline.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:20:24 AM

LaBeouf won't be main 'Indiana Jones' star: Director
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) Hollywood director George Lucas has ruled out making Shia LaBeouf the lead character in his next Indiana Jones sequel and said the focus would be on Harrison Ford.

Friday, August 08, 2008 11:42:03 PM

Empire State Building dons Indian colours too
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) The landmark Empire State Building here will light up for the Summer Olympics - the four sides of the famed tower will be illuminated with the colours of the flags of 66 top countries, including India.

Friday, August 08, 2008 8:13:40 PM

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