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Climate change could push up risk of avian flu
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased levels of avian flu virus transmission in wild birds, says researchers.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:57:06 PM

Flu transmitted before symptoms appear, says study
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Flu virus can be transmitted even before the appearance of their symptoms as experiments with ferrets (European polecat) have shown, according to a study.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:21:16 PM

Aniston, Theroux dine with Cox
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston and her fiance Justin Theroux stepped out for a dinner with actress Courteney Cox at the Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar here.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:17:16 PM

Mexico makes large offshore oil find
Mexico City, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has made a large deep-water light crude discovery in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:28:46 AM

Hyundai to invest $130 mn in new plant in Mexico
Mexico City, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) South Korean automaker Hyundai Motors Company's Mexican unit said it planned to invest $130 million in a new plant that will manufacture aluminum auto parts in Tijuana, a border city in the northwestern state of Baja California.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:14:16 AM

Consortium to build Colombia's largest dam
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to build what will be Colombia's largest hydroelectric dam, officials said.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 10:07:06 AM

Paul Ryan accepts Republican vice presidential nomination
Tampa, Florida, Aug 30 (IANS) Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan has accepted the Republican vice-presidential nomination, saying time is running out to solve America's fiscal problems, but they can do it if elected in November.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:32:07 AM

Pilot killed in drug plane crash in Venezuela
Caracas, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A small plane carrying drugs crashed into a mountain in the northwestern state of Lara, killing the pilot, the Venezuelan interior ministry said.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:16:37 AM

Hundreds evacuated as storm floods homes in Bobby Jindal's state
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Though downgraded from a hurricane, a slow-moving tropical storm Issac still packed a punch flooding homes and pushing water over the top of several levees in Louisiana and Mississippi, reports from these southern states said.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:10:27 AM

Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New York
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Isabella and Jayden have become the most popular baby names in New York City for the third year in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:01:57 AM

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