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Rana seeks fresh hearing

CHICAGO: Tahawwur Rana, found guilty of providing support to Pakistan-based terror group LeT with co-accused David Headley and plotting attacks in Denmark, has sought a fresh hearing, citing several omissions in his case.

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Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study

WASHINGTON: The threat of bioterrorism is very real and cannot just be wished away, warns the World Organisation for Animal Health. Study authors pointed out that evidence around the world indicates that the “development of biological agents continues in some countries”.

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Kamala Lopez defends women’s rights

LOS ANGELES: Actress and filmmaker Kamala Lopez, a staunch defender of women’s rights, has become actively involved in a project that seeks to raise awareness about the need to amend the Constitution to guarantee equality.

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Monitoring climate change by tracking bird calls

SYDNEY: Automated acoustic sensors are helping dramatically slash the time and cost of following bird calls to monitor the effects of climate change.

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Exercise for healthy brain

WASHINGTON: That exercise helps maintain good health is well known but it also improves your brain’s wellness, say researchers. New research conducted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests exercise plays a vital role in maintaining the brain and cognitive health throughout life.

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Living through heart attack

WASHINGTON: A new study says that it is possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack. Researchers found that hypertension, body mass index, heart rate and additional markers that can be identified by an electrocardiogram can differentiate between dying suddenly versus living through a heart attack.

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Probe in Norwegian killer’s UK links

LONDON/OSLO: Scotland Yard is probing links between the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik and associates in Britain, based on mentions about a meeting in London in a document recovered from him after the Friday massacre.

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US embassy staff barred from entering Peshawar

WASHINGTON: In a move sure to further strain US-Pakistan ties, Islamabad is repeatedly blocking American embassy staff from entering Peshawar.

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Israeli researchers track deadly virus

WASHINGTON: Unsure as to how a virus -- transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes -- migrated to the US and where it will strike next, researchers are now geographically tracking the strain and recording where it originates.

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Unique antioxidant from tomato

LONDON: A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.

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