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May 16, 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 16, 2007

Indo-Pak peace process irreversible, says Humayun Khan
Terming the India-Pakistan bilateral peace dialogue as irreversible, former High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Dr Humayun Khan said he was hopeful that the talks would bear fruit. ANI

Pak, S Arabia pose greater threats than either Iraq, Afghanistan: Gen. Abizaid
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia pose greater threats for the West than either Iraq or Afghanistan, General John Abizaid, who headed the US Central Command from 2003 to 2007, has said. ANI

Pakistan could soon be a failed State: The Times
The violence on the streets of Karachi that goes unabated between the supporters of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and sacked Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry could lead Pakistan to stumble into the group of failed nations that could be detrimental to many countries of the world, observes a leading London newspaper. ANI

Bush handpicks Iraq war critic to coordinate future war policy
US President George W Bush, who is known to take unconventional decisions, has handpicked a long-time critic of the US war on Iraq, Lt.-Gen. Douglas E. Lute, for planning a war strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan. ANI

Pak Opposition to move UK court against MQM chief
Pakistani Opposition parties are contemplating moving a British court for legal action against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. ANI

Bangladesh forces capture Afghan war veteran Bulbuli
Bangladeshs army-led joint forces today captured a fanatic Islamist leader, Habibur Rahman Bulbuli, who claimed to be a direct follower of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, from the countrys north-eastern Sylhet division. ANI

Two plus two may not always be four for most folks!
An Indian-origin researcher at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management has shown that people often err while calculating percentages. ANI

Bushs daughter attracts playboys like bees to honey!
Barbara Bush, daughter of American President George Bush, recently let her hair down at the Arena nightclub in New York. ANI

Reproductive speed governs grazing animals extinction risk
A new study by researchers from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina, US, has revealed how reproductive speed prevents large grazing animals such as deer and antelope, that are regularly hunted by humans, from becoming extinct. ANI

Keeping an arms length away may not save you from catching a cold
A new research by Queensland University of Technology has revealed that airborne viruses can spread far and wide. ANI

NASA researchers find what fuels a hurricanes fury
The eye of a hurricane is relatively calm and sunny, and now a new NASA research has provided clues about how the seemingly subtle movement of air within and around this region provides energy to keep this powerhouse working continuously. ANI

Saliva may help identify children victims of chronic bullying
Penn State researchers suggest that hormones in saliva may be a biological indicator of the trauma that children suffer as a result of chronic bullying by peers. ANI

10 min workout a day improves fitness in postmenopausal obese women
A new study has found that even low physical activity, approximately 75 minutes a week, can help improve the fitness levels for postmenopausal women who are sedentary and overweight or obese. ANI

The 160 books all boys must read
The UKs Education Secretary is hoping that including books violence and sporty working-class heroes in a list of the top 160 books for teenage boys will them more interested in reading. ANI

Wanted: A trampling dominatrix for torture dungeon!
An employment agency in the UK is on the lookout for a trampling dominatrix for its client who runs a kinky torture dungeon called Girl Power club. ANI

Obesity increases risk of traumatic workplace injury
A new study has found that having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight or obese range increases the risk of traumatic workplace injury, thus employer-sponsored weight loss and maintenance programs should be considered as part of a well-rounded workplace safety plan. ANI

Gene thought to help kill cancer cells may actually help them thrive
A new study of chemo patients, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ovarian Cancer Institute has revealed that a gene, p53, thought to be essential in helping chemotherapy kill cancer cells, may actually help them thrive. ANI

Women less likely than men to control LDL cholesterol levels
A new study has found that women are significantly less likely than men to have their LDL cholesterol controlled to recommended levels. ANI

Adding milk wont ruin antioxidant effects of black tea
Theres a bit of god news for all those tea buffs who just love that spot of milk in their beverage - adding it doesnt cancel out the antioxidant effects of polyphenols present in tea. ANI

Bleached coral reefs recovery directly linked to human environmental factors
Coral reefs are very resilient and can bounce back magnificently if subjected to good management practices, a new research by a team of scientists recording the long term recovery of coral reefs in Palau, has revealed. ANI

Parkinsons patients may benefit from treadmill exercise
University of Southern California (USC) researchers have shown that patients with Parkinsons disease and similar movement disorders may benefit from treadmill exercises. ANI

Fruit flies also have free wills
A new study has found that fruit fly - drosophila melanogaster - is not just a complex robot as previously thought, but an insect with free will and spontaneity. ANI

Smoking more strongly associated to head and neck cancers than boozing
A new study has shown that cigarette smoking is more strongly linked to head and neck cancer than alcohol consumption. ANI

Boiling broccoli robs it of its anticancer properties
Many Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and green cabbage are known for reducing the risk of cancer, but boffins are now warning that boiling these veggies can severely damages their anticancer properties. ANI

Testosterone may help combat multiple sclerosis in men
A new study has found that testosterone may help men to combat the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). ANI

10 pc increase in city parks could offset global warming until 2080s
A modest increase in the number of urban parks and street trees in our major cities could offset decades of predicted temperature rise, a new study by researchers from the University of Manchester has revealed. ANI

Scientists solve mystery of European potatos origins
Its a known fact that potatoes like tomatoes, tobacco and several other edible products were of South American origin, but what was long disputed was whether it was Andean or Chilean. ANI

Heavy multivitamin use may raise advanced prostate cancer risk
The heavy use of multivitamin supplements for deriving health benefits may not be a very good idea, with a new study suggesting that it may be associated with an increased risk for advanced or fatal prostate cancers. ANI

Hubble finds ghostly ring of dark matter
Using NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers from the Johns Hopkins University have discovered a ghostly ring of dark matter that formed long ago during a titanic collision between two massive galaxy clusters. ANI

Musharraf is a gone man now, says Sharif
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif believes that it is simply a matter of time before President General Pervez Musharraf makes his exit from Pakistan politics and power. ANI

Soon, walk in Rome as the Romans did, thanks to 3-D technology
Computer scientists and cultural heritage researchers have reportedly come up with a new initiative that could enhance modern-day understanding of what life was like in bygone eras. ANI

Great Wall of China disappearing, being damaged and Disneyfied
Though it has been on the list of the Worlds 100 most endangered sites, the original Great Wall of China continues to be disappearing, or is being damaged and Disneyfied, says a photographer, who has written a book on this alarming development. ANI

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