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UNSC extends Afghan mission for another year
New York, March 24 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Monday renewed the mandate of its mission in Afghanistan for another year, emphasising its 'central and impartial role' in building peace and stability in the troubled nation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 3:01:32 AM

G20 meeting can kickstart world economy: UN chief
New York, March 23 (DPA) The meeting of the world's 20 leading economies in London April 2 has the potential of making profound changes in the global economy that is suffering a deep recession, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 1:28:12 AM

Geithner unveils details of trillion-dollar toxic-asset rescue bid
Washington, March 23 (DPA) The US will use both private and public funds to buy up to $1 trillion in toxic mortgage assets that have brought Wall Street banks to the brink of collapse, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Monday in his latest bid to end a financial crisis that has spread across the globe.

Monday, March 23, 2009 11:05:15 PM

US unveils details of toxic-asset rescue bid
Washington, March 23 (DPA) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Monday said he would use a combination of private and public funds to remove up to $1 trillion in toxic mortgage assets off the balance sheets of US banks, in the government's latest bid to end the financial crisis.

Monday, March 23, 2009 8:05:56 PM

Garden pea could help tackle high blood pressure, kidney disease
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Proteins present in the common garden pea look promising as a natural food additive or dietary supplement to fend off high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Monday, March 23, 2009 5:40:42 PM

Carbohydrates help you develop your own vaccines
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Carbohydrates are propelling the development of futuristic new vaccines and drugs to battle malaria, HIV and many other disorders.

Monday, March 23, 2009 5:12:44 PM

Convert sound to light, get better computer chips
Washington, March 23 (IANS) By reversing a process of converting electrical signals into sounds, researchers may have a new tool to enhance the way computer chips, LEDs and transistors are built.

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:29:48 PM

Gold nanospheres used to fry cancer cells
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Hollow gold nanospheres, developed by researchers for the first time and smaller than finest dust flecks, can track and fry cancer cells.

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:26:31 PM

New materials boost efficiency of OLEDs by 25 percent
Washington, March 23 (IANS) New materials synthesised by researchers can boost efficiency of blue organic light emitting diodes or OLEDs by at least 25 percent.

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:21:13 PM

Russia may prioritise nuclear submarine development: Official
Moscow, March 23 (RIA Novosti) Russia may prioritise the development of nuclear-powered attack submarines armed with nuclear-capable cruise missiles in the future, while maintaining its fleet of strategic submarines, a senior navy official said.

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:00:27 PM

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