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Scientists map human odours for diagnostics, crime prevention
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Each of the world's 6.7 billion people has a signature body odour. Now scientists are tracking down those odiferous arches for diagnosing diseases and crime prevention.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:01:53 PM

Obama revives bodies to address problems of Asian Americans
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Acknowledging the contributions made by more than 16 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to 'build a strong and vibrant America', President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order to address their concerns.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:52:45 PM

Hollywood star didn't father Canadian woman's kids
Toronto, Oct 15 (IANS) DNA results have given a clean chit to Hollywood star Keanu Reeves: he didn't father the children of a Canadian woman.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:12:28 PM

Indian-American legislator raises $400,000 for Congress bid
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Raj Goyle, an Indian American member of the Kansas House of representatives, has set a record by raising $403,083.68 during his first three months as a candidate for Congress.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:06:45 PM

Bill Gates foundation announces $9.7 mn aid for Indian farmers
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $9.7 million grant for poor farmers in India as part of a $120 million programme for the uplift of agriculture in endemically poor regions of the world.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:43:58 AM

Obama brings Diwali celebrations to the White House
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Barack Obama lit a ceremonial Diwali lamp at the White House and wished everyone a 'Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak' to become the first US president to personally join an event celebrating the Indian festival of lights.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:39:46 AM

Moscow has right to nuclear first-strike: security chief
Moscow, Oct 15 (DPA) Russia will insist on the right to pre-emptive nuclear strikes against aggressor countries in its new military doctrine, the head of the country's Security Council said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:08:01 AM

Vanadana Shiva invited to lecture in Canada
Toronto, Oct 15 (IANS) India's award-winning ecologist Vandana Shiva has been invited to speak on alternative forms of democracy at the world-famous University of Waterloo in Canada.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:42:13 AM

Hunger in Latin America accompanies lack of social security
Santiago, Oct 15 (DPA) The 53 million people suffering hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean would be helped by stronger government policies backing agriculture, including for small individual farmers, the regional office of the FAO said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 7:20:53 AM

US sanctions Kurdish separatists
Washington, Oct 15 (DPA) The United States placed sanctions Wednesday on the leader of Kurdish separatists operating in northern Iraq, accusing Murat Karayilan of trafficking in narcotics.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:41:10 AM

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