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May 18, 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 18, 2007

Queen set to taste tangy-spicy Kashmiri delicacies
British Queen Elizabeth II will get to taste tangy-spicy Kashmiri delicacies when she visits Huddersfield next week. ANI

MMA presents bill in Pak National Assembly against 17th amendment
The Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) today presented a bill in National Assembly against 17th amendment in the Constitution. ANI

Pakistan urges US for more funds for border fencing
The United States is giving serious consideration to a Pakistan demand for more funds for fencing and mining of its border with Afghanistan. ANI

US tells Musharraf to resolve uniform issue
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs Richard Boucher has reportedly urged Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to fulfil his promise to settle the dispute over his uniform by the end of this year. ANI

Good decision makers are bred not born
A recent research has found that people are not born with good decision making skills, but can be trained to make sound choices. ANI

US policy towards Pakistan requires rethink, say experts
US policy towards Pakistan has reached its limits and is now being guided more by inertia than strategy, the two American experts have argued. ANI

Hair straighteners dont increase breast cancer risk
A new study has found that chemical relaxers used to straighten hair are not associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer among African-American women. ANI

New faster, portable and economic biosensor to detect food contamination
Scientists have developed a new electro-chemical biosensor, which detects the presence of very small amounts of atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture and which also has very long lasting effects on the environment as well as antibiotics in food. ANI

Boffins find how rabies spread in North American raccoons
A new study has detailed how initial demographic, ecological and genetic processes simultaneously shaped the spread of rabies virus in North American raccoons. ANI

Queen Mothers memorial statue to grace central London
The Queen Mothers life is to be commemorated with a statue of her next to that of her husband, King George VI, looking in the direction of Buckingham Palace. ANI

Pre-Islamic Middle East followed snake cult that originated in India
Pre-Islamic Middle East was home to mysterious snake cults, and it spread there after originating in India, a new study in this months Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy journal has revealed. ANI

Wearing two piece mouth device can help stifle out the snores
Heres a bit of good news for both people who snore, and those who sleep besides them, for researchers have found that wearing a mouth appliance designed to move the lower jaw forward can be an effective way to reduce snoring and improve sleep apnea symptoms. ANI

Boffins develop model that could aid standard stroke treatment
Boffins at the University of Cincinnati have developed a model that could improve the treatment of ischemic stroke patients by helping physicians combine current clot-busting medication with below-normal body temperatures (hypothermia). ANI

Boffins identify gene involved in regulation of the bodys biological rhythms
Scientists at the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered that a gene that participates in the regulation of the bodys biological rhythms may also play a major role in regulating metabolism. ANI

Anti-body based treatment may help control Malaria
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have revealed that passive immunization through the development of fully human antibodies specific to Plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasite, which causes malaria in humans, may be effective at controlling the disease. ANI

Tomatoes may not effectively prevent prostate cancer
Researchers based at the National Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report that lycopene, an antioxidant predominately found in tomatoes, does not effectively prevent prostate cancer. ANI

Boffins link hyperactivity and poor academic success to common genetic influences
Researchers have revealed that hyperactive behaviour and poor academic achievement are linked primarily because of common genetic influences. ANI

Deep-sea mining can irreversibly damage marine ecosystem
Undersea habitats supporting rare and potentially valuable organisms are at risk from seafloor mining scheduled to begin within this decade, according to a new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga geologist. ANI

Chronic pain can literally drive people to distraction
Chronic pain not only affects to work, sleep and performance of other activities but as it turns out, it can also impair your memory and your concentration. ANI

Common pain killer raises hope for premature babies
A recent research has found that the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in premature babies. ANI

Broccoli and cauliflower linked to reduced bladder cancer risk
A recent research has found that intake of cruciferous vegetables with a high content of isothiocyanates may offer a protective benefit against bladder cancer. ANI

Eddies create oasis of life in barren mid ocean region
For over two decades, scientists have been baffled over how vast blooms of microscopic plant life could grow in the middle, but, otherwise barren mid ocean region. ANI

After Iraq, Prince Harry now gets banned from partying at nightclubs!
Not only will Prince Harry be staying behind when others from his Blues and Royals regiment get shipped off to fight in Iraq, but he will also not be able to drown his sorrows at a club, for he has been banned from visiting nightclubs. ANI

Benazir, Sharif wont return before polls: Musharraf
Former Pakistan Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, who are currently in self-exile, will not to be allowed to return to the country before the 2007 elections, said President Pervez Musharraf. ANI

Lincoln suffered from deadly form of smallpox during Gettysburg speech
When on November 19, 1863, US President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address, he was in the early stages of a deadly form of smallpox, a new study by two University of Texas researchers, has revealed. ANI

Musharrafs promotion stopped due to his contacts with MQM: Benazir
General Pervez Musharrafs promotion was stopped in the mid-1980s because of his contacts with the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), claims former Premier Benazir Bhutto. ANI

Bhutto-Musharraf deal dead
The political deal between President General Pervez Musharraf and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto appears to be dead, if the interview given by the latter to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) on Thursday is analysed. ANI

Musharraf alone should decide on two-offices issue: US group
An international delegation of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has said that Musharrafs holding of two posts - that of President of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff is unacceptable in a democratic system of government. ANI

Pair of supermassive black holes found at centre of galactic collision 300 mln light years away
US astronomers have, using adaptive optics (AO), which clear the blurring effects of turbulence in the Earths atmosphere, discovered the exact location and makeup of a pair of super-massive black holes at the centre of a collision of two galaxies more than 300 million light years away. ANI

Two Afghans injured in Pak-Afghan border skirmish
At least two Afghans were injured during a skirmish between Pakistani and Afghan troops at their contested border on Thursday. ANI

Baroness Emma Nicolson deplores violence in Pakistan
Baroness Emma Nicholson, the First Vice-Chairman of the European Parliaments Committee on Foreign Affairs and author of a report on the Kashmir dispute dogging relations between Pakistan and India, has deplored the recent outbreaks of violence in Karachi following the suspension of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. ANI

Lipoic acid may hold secret of long life free of degenerative disease
Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have found the mechanism through which lipoic acid may help people live a long life with comparatively good health and vigour, free of degenerative disease, until very near death. ANI

Complimenting a woman is next to impossible these days!
Its not that men dont like complimenting women on how they look, its just that they are too frightened that their admiration will be taken the wrong way. ANI

Musharraf close to losing power, says Stratfor
The US-based private news intelligence service, Strategic Forecasting Incorporated (STRATFOR), has said that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf appears to be losing his hold on power. ANI

New technique provides 3-D view of approaching hurricanes
US researchers claim to have developed a new technique that provides a detailed 3-D view of an approaching hurricane every six minutes, and allows scientists to determine whether the storm is gathering strength as it nears land. ANI

China bid to lift tiger trade ban could result in its extinction
A tussle is on between Chinas tiger farmers and conservationists over whether to lift or not to lift a government ban on the trading of products made from tigers. ANI

Boffins map dengue mosquitos genome sequence
Scientists have completed the first draft of the genome sequence of Aedes aegypti mosquito, thereby moving one step further towards the development of new strategies to prevent and control yellow fever and dengue fever. ANI

Harry was to use a Land Rover to trap insurgent smugglers on Iraq-Iran border
Had he been allowed to go to Iraq, Britains Prince Harry would have been tasked with the responsibility of trapping insurgent smugglers on the Iraq-Iran border. ANI

Bahrain close to agreement to buy Iranian gas
Bahrains Oil and Gas Minister Dr Abd al-Husain Ali Mirza has said that Iran is willing to supply natural gas to his country, via a pipeline. ANI

Wolfowitiz to resign as World Bank chief on June 30
World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz will quit his high-profile job on June 30, yielding to demands from governments around the world that he leave to end the ethics controversy that has consumed the institution. ANI

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