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Senate passes housing rescue plan, Bush to sign soon
Washington, July 26 (DPA) The US Senate Saturday passed a multi-billion dollar bill to address the ongoing crisis in the American housing market, paving the way for US President George W. Bush to sign the long-waited rescue package next week.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:01:57 PM

Colombian president's ally arrested for militia ties
Bogota, July 26 (IANS) Colombian Senator Carlos Garcia, head of a party closely allied with President Alvaro Uribe, has been arrested for his alleged ties with paramilitary squads, Spain's EFE news agency reported Saturday.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:16:08 PM

Atwal misses the cut in Nationwide Tour event
Columbus (Ohio), July 26 (IANS) Arjun Atwal's chances of getting back to PGA Tour suffered a big setback as he missed the midway cut at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:15:47 PM

Paes-Dlouhy in semi-final of Rogers Cup
Toronto, July 26 (IANS) Leander Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy marched to the semi-final of the Rogers Cup defeating fourth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of Bahamas.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 5:47:50 PM

Anti-HIV therapy boosts survival by 13 years
New York, July 26 (IANS) HIV patients can expect to live 13 years longer because of advances in antiretroviral therapy, according to researchers.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:15:42 PM

US-India n-deal good for non-proliferation: Rice
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Indirectly discounting Pakistan's attempt to oppose India at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said India's clean non-proliferation record would see the US-India nuclear deal through the IAEA and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:12:57 PM

Dancing electrons could open way to new devices
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way that electrons behave in materials, which could spur the development of futuristic electronic devices.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:11:39 PM

Beware of health risks of 'green' potatoes
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Green potatoes potentially contain natural toxin glycoalkaloids that pose a public health risk, according to a study.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:10:36 PM

'Snow flea protein' could help improve organ preservation
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of creating antifreeze protein that helps billions of Canadian snow fleas survive frigid winters.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:09:03 PM

Missing gene renders fruit flies clueless about sex
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A missing gene for a particular odour receptor leaves male fruit flies clueless about sex, according to a Duke University Medical Centre study.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 3:56:57 PM

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