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Nobel for father of test tube baby

Oct. 4: British test tube baby pioneer, Prof. Robert G. Edwards, was on Monday awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. His pioneering work led to the birth of the world’s first test-tube baby Louise Brown in Britain in ...

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Musharraf launches comeback bid with new Pakistan party

LONDON – Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf vowed Friday to return to politics as he launched a new party in London, where he has spent the past two years in self-imposed exile. At a packed press conference which at times ...

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Bangladesh discovers gas field with huge reserves

Dhaka : A new gas field with a possibility of a two to three trillion cubic feet (tcf) reserve has been found in Bangladesh, an official said. The gas structure in the Sunamganj-Netrakona districts of the northeastern region has been ...

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UN experts: Israel flotilla raid broke international law

GENEVA: A report by three UN-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year. The UN Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s ...

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Israeli police storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM: An Israeli security guard killed a Palestinian in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, triggering clashes between police and rioters, including in the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israeli police stormed the holy site to stop Palestinians from ...

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Manmohan Singh gets World Statesman Award

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which promotes mutual understanding, tolerance and peace. India’s ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, accepted the ...

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Bill Gates still richest American, Forbes says

Things are on the up for US billionaires with more than half of them adding to their net worth in a year which once again saw Bill Gates as the richest of them all, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday. Gates, ...

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Kalam to be honoured by Canadian university

Toronto – A top Canadian university will confer an honorary doctorate degree on former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam next week. The University of Waterloo, in the city of BlackBerry, will host the renowned space scientist and honour him with ...

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India third most powerful nation: US report

WASHINGTON: India is listed as the third most powerful country in the world after the US and China and the fourth most powerful bloc after the US, China and the European Union in a new official US report. The new ...

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Earthquake rocks Pakistan

Islamabad – A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 on Richter scale rocked many parts of Pakistan early on Friday, meteorological officials said. The tremor jolted Islamabad, central Punjab province, north-western Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and northern ...

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UN scientists say ozone layer depletion has stopped

GENEVA – The protective ozone layer in the earth’s upper atmosphere has stopped thinning and should largely be restored by mid century thanks to a ban on harmful chemicals, UN scientists said on Thursday. The “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion ...

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President Obama Bangalored again

Washington – US President Barack Obama has counselled American children to aim high as the country’s success in the 21st century depends on them in the face of increasing competition from ”Bangalore, India” and ”Beijing, China” where students are ”working ...

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Chinese to be introduced in CBSE, says Kapil Sibal

BEIJING: Indian school students will soon begin learning Chinese in large numbers as it will soon be introduced in the CBSE curriculum, Human Resources Minister, Kapil Sibal said Wednesday after discussing with China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren the modalities of ...

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French parliament adopts ban on full-face veil

A ban will come into force early next year if latest law passed by French parliament is not overturned by senior judgesParis: The French parliament passed a law on Tuesday prohibiting wearing a full-face veil in public, meaning a ban ...

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