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May 15, 2007

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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

International News for May 15, 2007

Musharraf, Aziz condemn Peshawar blast (Lead: Peshawar blast)
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz have condemned the Peshawar bomb blast, which claimed 25 lives on Tuesday. ANI

Karachi violence cost Rs 20 billion, further repercussions foreseen
The economists have forecast that Pakistans economy would face further direct and indirect financial losses, besides an estimated-rupees 20 billion lost in the three-day long weekend violence that left 48 persons dead and over 150 injured. ANI

Rich Islamic countries must help less developed ones: Musharraf
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday urged affluent Islamic countries to help the less developed ones, and said his country is ready to contribute its share in it. ANI

Shia-Sunni conflict continues to trouble Pakistan
The over two-decade-long sectarian conflict involving Shia and Sunni communities in Pakistan continues to trouble the country, and it is likely to pose a bigger threat in the future. ANI

Peshawar hotel blast toll rises to over 24(Lead: Peshawar blast)
The death toll in Tuesdays bomb blast at a hotel in Peshawar has risen to more than 24. ANI

British animosity towards Germans is very traditional
British animosity towards Germans is very traditional, claims the German magazine Der Spiegel. ANI

One night in British court cells costs as much as a Ritz suite
The Tony Blair Government is facing flak over its ministers indulging in an absurd waste of money in relation to the lodging of prisoners. ANI

Polyphenol intake speeds up fatty acid catabolism
A new study has found that polyphenols, dietary substances from vegetables, fruits and green tea, bring about a change in the energy metabolism by increasing the fatty acid breakdown and influence the glucose use in fat cells as they can stimulate energy-sensing regulatory protein SIRT1. ANI

Reproductive function in women shaped by childhood environment
A recent research has found that female reproductive function is influenced by childhood environment. ANI

Boffins list 216 compounds linked to breast cancer
In a recent survey, scientists have identified 216 compounds in our environment that may cause breast cancer. ANI

Karachi limps back to normalcy
Karachi is slowly limping back to normalcy, three days after violent clashes between the supporters of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry that left 48 persons dead and over 150 injured. ANI

Grain fibre and magnesium intake linked to lower diabetes risk
A recent research has found that higher dietary intake of grain fibre, cereals and magnesium may each be linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. ANI

Over 20 killed in Peshawar blast
Over 20 people were killed and several others injured in a powerful bomb blast here on Tuesday. ANI

Study links history of migraines to increased risk of retinopathy
Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have found out that middle-aged people with a history of migraine and other headaches are at a higher risk of retinopathy than others. ANI

Increased intake of fish, Vitamin D reduces age-related macular degeneration risk
According to two reports, individuals who have higher dietary intake of foods with omega-3 fatty acids and higher fish consumption have a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, while those with higher serum levels of vitamin D may have a reduced risk of the early stages of the disease. ANI

Subtle signs may enable early prediction of Huntingtons disease
US researchers have shown that subtle signs may enable early prediction of Huntingtons disease, an incurable genetic disorder that affects movement, thinking, and some aspects of personality. ANI

Depleted Uranium weapons can cause lung cancer
Researchers at University of Southern Maine in Portland have revealed that Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons may cause cancer, though so far the US government has been denying the possibility. ANI

Boffins launch project to develop stem cells tailor-made for genetic requirements
University of California Irvine neurobiologist Hans Keirstead and his research team have launched a project to develop stem cell lines that genetically match human patients. ANI

Tropical plant species distribution pattern linked to their drought sensitivity
An international team of researchers from Panama, Germany, the US and Canada have discovered that tropical plant species distribution pattern is linked to their drought sensitivity. ANI

Marine reserves can protect coral reefs from destruction
Marine reserves could save the endangered coral reefs from further ecological destruction, a new study by researchers from the University of Exeter has revealed. ANI

US not in contact with Benazir or Nawaz: Cohen
The Bush Administration says that neither Benazir Bhutto or Nawaz Sharif, Pakistans two mainstream opposition leaders, have been contacted. ANI

India doubles petrol supply to Nepal
Relaxing certain restrictions on petrol supply to Nepal, India has doubled its fuel supply. ANI

ESAs Cluster spacecrafts shocking experience in space
The European Space Agencys (ESAs) four spacecraft Cluster has encountered a shock wave that kept breaking and reforming, and has so far been predicted only in theory. ANI

American soldier killed inside Pakistan
An American soldier was killed inside Pakistan on Monday after an attempted peace meeting on one of the worlds most sensitive borders erupted in gunfire. ANI

Roman women had gold fillings in teeth from first to second century A.D.
Dental prosthesis, it seems, is not a modern phenomenon. ANI

Extreme anxiety increases heart attack, death risk
A new research has found that extremely anxious patients with heart disease are at double the risk of heart attack or death when compared to those with a calmer attitude on life. ANI

Sun, Earth to inhabit Milkomeda after violent galactic collision 5-bln-years later
Astronomers have figured out what will happen to the Sun and the Earth in five billion years time. ANI

Low tar, low nicotine cigarettes as harmful for heart as regular ones
A study of 62 youngsters has revealed that low tar, low nicotine cigarettes impair blood flow through the heart as severely as regular cigarettes. ANI

Mediterranean diet halves progressive inflammatory lung disease risk
A study conducted to understand dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among men has discovered that Mediterranean diet halves the chances of developing progressive inflammatory lung disease (COPD). ANI

Being treated unfairly increases heart attack risk
Being treated unfairly not only makes your blood boil in anger, but as a new study has found, it will also increase your chances of having a heart attack. ANI

Alexander the Great destroyed Tyre with the help of a natural sand-bridge
Geological studies of Tyre have revealed that Alexander the Greats defeat of the island in 332 B.C. was facilitated by a natural sand bridge lying a metre or two below the waters surface. ANI

Pak should apologise to Bangladesh for war crimes: Mushahid
Pakistan should come up with an apology for the crimes committed against Bangladeshi brethren before and after 1971, said Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ANI

Our ancestors had pea-sized brains
An ancient ancestor of ours was mentally less advanced than expected about 29 millions years ago, a new study by a Duke University primatologist has revealed. ANI

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