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Tour operators hired for England-Windies series
St. John's (Antigua), March 4 (IANS) Seven British tour operators have been appointed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for England's tour of the Caribbean.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:26 PM

Audit report among WICB AGM highlights
St. John's (Antigua), March 4 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said that the presentation of an audit report will be among the main features of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Jamaica on Friday.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:25 PM

US probe finds racial bias against blacks in Ferguson
Washington, March 4 (IANS) A Justice Department probe has concluded that the police in Ferguson where a white policeman shot dead an unarmed black teen last August, engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against African-Americans.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:23 PM

Bans don't help smokers kick the butt
Toronto, March 4 (IANS) Banning smoking hardly inspires people to reduce or quit it altogether, says a study that found no significant change in home habits in the aftermath of a ban in Quebec.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:21 PM

'Time Tree of Life' sheds new light on evolution
New York, March 4 (IANS) Researchers from Philadelphia-based Temple University, including an Indian-origin scientist, have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, revealing that life has been expanding at a constant rate.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:19 PM

'BCCI wants Cameron voted out'
St. George's (Grenada), March 4 (IANS) Sports psychologist and former West Indies team manager Rudi Webster said he suspects that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has a $42-million claim against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), wants president Dave Cameron to be voted out.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:15 PM

'Non-ideological, open dialogue among religions needed to promote human rights'
United Nations, March 4 (IANS) India has called for a non-ideological and open dialogue among religions and civilisations to promote and strengthen human rights around the world.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28:13 PM

Community body to honour 10 Indian-American achievers
Washington, March 4 (IANS) National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA), the largest umbrella organization of more than 200 associations, will honour 10 Indian American achievers at its 18th biennial convention March 6-8 in Cerritos, California.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:20:04 AM

NASA reproduces building blocks of life in lab
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Studying the origin of life, NASA scientist have reproduced three key components of human hereditary material in the laboratory.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:50:04 AM

Obama, Netanyahu take pot shots over deal with Iran
Washington, March 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took pot shots at each other as the latter warned against entering a "very bad" deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:30:04 AM

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