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Maths glitch behind underestimating species extinction rate
Washington, July 3 (IANS) A maths glitch might be behind the gross underestimation of extinction risks of species, a new study contends.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 11:18:48 AM

Gene directs stem cells to build heart in mice
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Embryonic stem cells from mice have been successfully put to work building their hearts - a development that takes researchers a step forward in stem cell-based generating therapies for heart disease.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 11:18:00 AM

Betancourt, symbol of hostage drama, freed after six years (To go with Colombian troops free Betancourt, 14 others from leftist rebels)
Bogota, July 3 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was freed by government troops Wednesday after spending more than six years in the captivity of leftist rebels, became a living symbol of the Latin American country's tragic internal conflict.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 10:29:18 AM

Biggest Bengali show in Toronto from Friday
Toronto, July 3 (IANS) The 28th annual North American Bengali Conference (NABC) begins here Friday. Over 6,000 people from North America, India, Europe and the Gulf will attend the three-day conference billed as the biggest Bengali cultural show outside of West Bengal.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 10:05:52 AM

Americans fear of terror attack lowest since 9/11; good news for Obama
Washington, July 3 (IANS) As rival presidential candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, battle over the best approach to national security, a new poll finds Americans' concerns about terrorism have hit an all-time low.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:43:05 AM

ICC should target America with Twenty20: Gus Logie
Toronto, July 3 (IANS) Former West Indian batsman Gus Logie says Twenty20 is the future and the International Cricket Council (ICC) should use it to popularise the game in the US to make cricket a truly global sport.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:33:37 AM

Prince William's naval team seizes pound40m cocaine
London, July 3 (IANS) Prince William was part of a naval team that raided a smugglers' speedboat on the Atlantic Ocean and seized cocaine worth pound40 million Wednesday.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:21:11 AM

World entering 'danger zone' on prices, WB warns G-8
Washington, July 3 (IANS) World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick has called on leaders of the G8 as well as the major oil producers to act now to deal with surging food and energy prices, warning that the world is now 'entering a danger zone.'

Thursday, July 03, 2008 9:03:34 AM

India, China must for effective climate change accord: Bush
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US President George W. Bush says he would discuss with India and China how to make major economies part of a common strategy to deal with the issue of climate change at next week's Group of Eight (G8) summit.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:32:43 AM

Colombian troops free Betancourt, 14 others from leftist rebels
Bogota, July 3 (DPA) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three US contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist Colombian rebels were rescued Wednesday by Colombian military forces, Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos said here.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:26:46 AM

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