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'Manmohan Singh's US visit is rich with symbolism'
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming state visit to the US would be reinforcement of America's friendship with India, a noted US analyst said, adding the trip will be a test of India's willingness to follow through with acquisitions of civilian nuclear technology and 'to agree to a test ban'.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1:38:35 PM

Gene suppression keeps the heart young
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists prevented age-related changes in the hearts of mice and preserved cardiac function by suppressing a form of the PI3K gene, according to a new study. The findings may have major implications for potential human cardiac patients.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1:33:58 PM

US report takes sheen off super-speciality hospitals
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Super-specialty hospitals cherry-pick patients and exaggerate success, according to a US report.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:43:56 PM

Is choice really a matter of free will - or presentation?
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) If you think choosing between a candy bar and healthy snack is really a matter of free will, think again. A new study shows that the choices we make to indulge ourselves or exercise self-control depend on how the choices are presented.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 12:38:18 PM

Key senate panel clears Obama's health care reforms
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama's plans for universal health care coverage got a boost with an $829 billion plan projected to extend coverage to an additional 29 million Americans clearing a key congressional committee.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:10:18 AM

Mexico's auto production falls nearly 38 percent
Mexico City, Oct 14 (EFE) Mexico's automotive industry saw production plummet 37.7 percent during the first nine months of this year, while exports plunged 35.5 percent and domestic sales dropped 30.6 percent, the auto industry association said.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:43:18 AM

Pakistan gets first of 18 new F-16s
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) The US has unveiled the first of 18 new F-16s being produced for Islamabad amidst a furore in Pakistan over the tough anti-terror conditions attached to a bill to provide $7.5 million worth of non-military aid over the next five years.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:42:43 AM

Che Guevara statue damaged in his hometown
Buenos Aires, Oct 14 (EFE) Unknown people damaged a bronze statue of Ernesto Che Guevara in Rosario, the Argentine city where the icon of the Cuban revolution was born, an official said.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:36:20 AM

`Balanced and fair' Doha trade deal possible: India
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian Commerce Minster Anand Sharma says while a perfect Doha deal may not be possible, he is hopeful a 'balanced and fair' trade deal protecting the interests of the poorest countries could be reached.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:15:57 AM

'Road to stability in Afghanistan runs through Pakistan and India'
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) As the Obama administration reviews its Afghanistan strategy, a leading US daily suggests that Washington needs to understand that the road to stability in Afghanistan runs through Pakistan and India.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:44:16 AM

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