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Britain to repay part of First World War debt

Oct 31 2014, 8:54am CDT | by IANS

London, Oct 31 (IANS) British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Friday announced that the British government will pay off part of the country's First World War debt as part of the redemption of bonds... Read more Oct 31 2014, 8:54am CDT
 
 

UN-Habitat presents the first World Cities Day

Oct 31 2014, 8:50am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), headed by former Barcelona mayor Joan Clos, Friday launched its first World Cities Day in China, to be held every Oct 31 to promote... Read more Oct 31 2014, 8:50am CDT
 
 

Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Oct 31 2014, 2:08am CDT | by IANS

Helsinki, Oct 31 (IANS) Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said. Read more Oct 31 2014, 2:08am CDT
 
 

Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead

Oct 31 2014, 2:06am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, former chief executive officer of the Union Carbide Corporation, is dead, a media report said Friday. He was 92. Read more Oct 31 2014, 2:06am CDT
 
 

Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush for local Tibetans

Oct 31 2014, 2:02am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Overwhelmed by people trying to find the prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to implement a successful system for the sustainable... Read more Oct 31 2014, 2:02am CDT
 
 

Oceans were always there on Earth: Scientists

Oct 31 2014, 1:48am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Debunking previous theories that water came late to Earth well after the planet had formed, researchers have significantly moved back the clock for the first evidence of water on Earth and in... Read more Oct 31 2014, 1:48am CDT
 
 

Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism

Oct 31 2014, 1:46am CDT | by IANS

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial... Read more Oct 31 2014, 1:46am CDT
 
 

Nestle to introduce robots as sales clerks

Oct 31 2014, 1:42am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Nestle will use robots as sales clerks at its outlets selling coffee makers in Japan, an initiative that will later spread worldwide, a Nestle spokesperson confirmed to EFE news agency. Read more Oct 31 2014, 1:42am CDT
 
 

Healthy diet for infants prevents obesity later

Oct 31 2014, 1:40am CDT | by IANS

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) If you do not want your baby to grow up into an overweight adult, make sure you feed him or her healthy diet from the very first year, a study suggests. Read more Oct 31 2014, 1:40am CDT
 
 

Popular mosquito catcher in Japan uses human odour as bait

Oct 31 2014, 1:36am CDT | by IANS

Tokyo, Oct 31 (IANS) A novel mosquito trap that lures its prey using human scent and other smells favoured by the critter is creating a buzz as Japan frets about the spread of dengue fever. Read more Oct 31 2014, 1:36am CDT
 
 

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