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Combination HIV prevention can avert 12 million cases by 2015
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Combination HIV prevention, if thoroughly implemented by governments and communities, can avert 12 million infections by 2015, according to experts. Right now, some 7,000 people are infected daily around the world.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:02:51 AM

Bill Gates has roots in Yorkshire soil
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Bill Gates is definitely American, but his roots are in Britain's Yorkshire, just like US President George Bush and Hollywood star Catherine Hepburn, says a genealogist.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:24:43 AM

London legislator heads for Beijing, wants cricket in 2012 Olympics
London, Aug 6 (IANS) An Asian member of the London Assembly is taking to Beijing his campaign to have Twenty20 cricket showcased in the 2012 London Olympics.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 9:28:40 AM

UK government warns parents about child obesity
London, Aug 6 (IANS) The British government plans to send reports of school weight checks of children to their parents in a move to check the growing problem of obesity. Parents will be told if their child is underweight, healthy or overweight as part of the fat-busting initiative.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:23:15 AM

Kiss your car, or kick it - it's only human
Hamburg (Germany), Aug 6 (DPA) Next time you kiss your car when it starts on a cold day, or you curse your computer when it crashes - you may be relieved to know that it is only human nature to regard inanimate objects as sentient beings like yourself.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:51:29 AM

The Olympics journey - from 776 B.C. to Beijing-2008
Moscow, Aug 6 (Ria Novosti) In ancient times, sports originated as peacetime rivalries between warriors. Running, boxing, wrestling, chariots racing were all elements of their military training and the best of them demonstrated their skills in competitive games.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 7:33:13 AM

Long-lost Beatles tape sold at auction in Britain
London, Aug 5 (DPA) A long-lost tape of Beatles recordings that contains not only the lyrics but also the jokes and giggles in the studio sold for 9,800 pounds ($19,600) at an auction in Britain Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:48:18 PM

Former Russian mayor to be charged with stealing
Moscow, Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Russian prosecutors said Tuesday that the former mayor of the southern Russian city of Stavropol would to be charged with stealing some 19 million rubles ($810,000).

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:37:17 PM

Hundreds file past coffin of Nobel author Solzhenitsyn
Moscow, Aug 5 (DPA) Hundreds of mourners stood hunched in unrelenting rain Tuesday to pay tribute to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the former dissident Russian author and Nobel laureate, lying in state at the Academy of Sciences in Moscow

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:48:23 PM

Humans eating monkeys into extinction
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Humans are eating their closest relatives into extinction, particularly in Southeast Asia, alarmed conservationists have revealed.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:24:27 PM

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