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Iran’s space capsule to carry a monkey

TEHRAN: Iran plans to send a live monkey into space in the summer, the country’s top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite, state television reported on its website on Thursday.

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Pfizer, BI inhaler can prove fatal

A mist inhaler used to improve breathing in people with lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema may increase their risk of dying by 52 per cent, US and British researchers said.

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Converting carbon dioxide into energy

Researchers from Singapore and China are conducting a research aimed at using different technologies to completely capture and convert carbon dioxide in industrial emissions into energy, local daily Lianhe Zaobao reported today.

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30,000 children to wear radiation detectors

TOKYO: Japan raises spectre of Fukushima ‘melt-through’. Officials in Japan says they will hand out radiation readers to more than 30,000 children in the wake of the meltdown in three of the six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Italians turn their backs on Berlusconi

ROME:  A trouncing in referendums that have wiped out Italy’s plans to return to nuclear power after a shock local election defeat mean the Italian Prime Minister, Mr Silvio Berlusconi has lost his magic, Italian newspapers said on Tuesday.

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Dogs can read a friendly face

It is what many dog owners have long suspected, their pets can read their personalities and know instinctively who is more likely to be friendly or give them a treat.

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of SIDS

Babies who are breastfed, especially those only fed breast milk, and not formula as well are less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, suggests a new analysis of past studies.

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CIA chief confronts Pak over collusion with militants

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: CIA chief Mr Leon Panetta has confronted Pakistan’s military leadership with evidence of collusion between militants and security officials in the country, causing fresh strains in the troubled US-Pak ties.

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