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Barack Obama gets the backing of Al Gore
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Barack Obama, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, has won the much coveted endorsement of former Vice President Al Gore with the Nobel laureate hailing him as the one best suited to bring change to America.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:22:39 PM

70 police, general taken hostage in Peru mining protest
Lima, June 17 (DPA) Demonstrators in southern Peru have taken about 70 police personnel and an officer hostage and barricaded themselves at a cathedral in the city of Moquegua in their fight for a greater share of mining royalties.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:21:58 PM

US negotiating to build new air base in Peru
Lima, June 17 (IANS) The US is negotiating with the Peruvian armed forces to build an air base in the Andean country, EFE said quoting media reports.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:18:30 PM

Found: magic bullet to kill acute diarrhoea
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The discovery of an inexpensive compound could virtually sound the death knell of diarrhoea, which kills up to 2.5 million children annually in the developing world.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:17:10 PM

Controversial 'Love Guru' quite an entertainer: Indian scribes
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The controversy surrounding 'The Love Guru' appears to be much ado over nothing, going by the first reaction of Indian journalists previewing Mike Myers' new comedy ahead of its June 20 release.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:31:08 AM

How much hair do you really shed every day?
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Although prevalent belief insists that humans shed 100 hairs daily, no one is quite sure, according to a new study.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:30:22 AM

Clue found for failure of cholesterol-lowering drugs
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A variation in the way a single protein is processed by the body might account for some people's failure to respond to drugs that lower 'bad' cholesterol, according to a new study.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:25:25 AM

Former vice president Gore endorses Obama
Washington, June 17 (DPA) Former vice president Al Gore has endorsed Illinois senator Barack Obama at a rally in Detroit for the Democratic Party's presidential candidate.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:13:03 AM

Oscar-winning effects specialist Winston dies
Los Angeles, June 17 (DPA) Oscar-winning visual effects designer Stan Winston has died after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma - malignant tumour formed by the cells of bone marrow.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:08:45 AM

Obama gets Al Gore endorsement
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Barack Obama, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, has won the much coveted endorsement of former Vice President Al Gore with the Nobel laureate hailing him as one best suited to bring change to America.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:08:16 AM

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