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UN criticises Myanmar for tardy cyclone relief
New York, May 13 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his frustration with Myanmar's 'unacceptably slow' response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis and called on the military government to do its utmost to prevent the disaster from becoming even more serious.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 7:14:03 PM

Record rice yield expected, but prices will rise: UN
New York, May 13 (IANS) Rice production in Asia, Africa and Latin America will reach record highs in 2008, but prices could also continue to rise in the short term, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 5:58:49 PM

Boys do make passes at girls who wear glasses
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Time to rewrite the old saying about boys not making passes at girls who wear glasses. They well may - and vice versa.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:58:41 PM

Sexual harassment of girls also upsets boys
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Most boys are quite distressed when they see frequent harassment of girls, a new study has found.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:46:31 PM

Case for keeping residential areas free of liquor shops
Toronto, May 13 (IANS) Setting up liquor shops in residential neighbourhoods is not a good idea - so says a Canadian study that has sought to link a spurt in sales in such outlets to increased violence.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:36:59 PM

Breastfeeding halves mother's arthritis risk
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Breastfeeding has unplanned benefits like protecting nursing mothers from rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:39:03 AM

Blame air pollution for clots as well
Washington, May 13 (IANS) It's not just your lungs that are at risk from air pollution - a new study has linked this modern menace to the formation of blood clots as well.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:29:22 AM

Venezuela nationalises largest steel maker
Caracas, May 13 (Xinhua) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has signed a decree to nationalise the country's largest steel maker Sidor, the culmination of a re-nationalisation process that began last month.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:03:42 AM

Do birds see better and brighter than us?
London, May 13 (IANS) Why do the most brightly plumaged male birds attract more females in the mating game? It is a question that has spawned countless studies.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:14:43 AM

Clinton counting on West Virginia win to stay in race
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's expected sweeping victories over front runner Barack Obama in West Virginia Tuesday and Kentucky next week may just help keep her dying campaign alive a little longer.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 9:42:02 AM

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