Washington, September 3 : A new study has shown that chimpanzees in Congo use "specialised tool kits" to catch army ants.
Published in the American Journal of Primatology, the study suggests that chimpanzees have developed a ''sustainable'' way of harvesting food.
Led by Dr Crickette Sanz, researchers associated with the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project studied several communities of chimpanzee throughout the Nouabale-Ndoki national park in the Republic of Congo.
London, August 15 : Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been asked by a man, who has been rendered homeless by a powerful earthquake, whether he can move in to one of his houses.
Antonio Bernardini's home in the town of L''Aquila was destroyed by in the April disaster, which killed almost 300 people and left thousands to live in temporary accommodation.
At the time Berlusconi called on the nation to take in those left homeless by the quake, and said: "I will also do what I can by offering my houses."
Gurdaspur, Aug. 19 : The smuggling of heroin, arms and ammunition appears to be on the rise along the India-Pakistan border with two incidents of illegal smuggling surfacing on Monday and Tuesday.
On Tuesday (Aug. 18), the Border Security Force recovered a huge haul of heroin at the Bohar Wadala border outpost in Gurdaspur District.
According to BSF Inspector General (Frontier) Himmat Singh, BSF personnel head constable G. C. Sharma and constables Parveen Kumar and U. K. Bral were alert enough to seize the consignment.
Film: "Badmaash Company"; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricist: Anvita Dutt; Singers: KK, Mohit Chauhan, Krishna, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Dayal; Rating:**1/2
What stands out in the soundtrack of Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Badmaash Company" is the absence of female singers. But apart from this anomaly, composer Pritam Chakraborty has stuck to his trademark style of energetic, fast-paced music.
The album contains four originals and two remixes.
Berlin - Anti-globalization demonstrators invaded the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday, chanting, waving banners and scattering leaflets inside Germany's principal financial marketplace.
"We are criticizing the dominance of financial markets," said Stephan Schilling, a member of the Attac Network coordinating circle, in Frankfurt after stock exchange guards had ushered the group outside again.
Although the world financial crisis has not yet affected the bulk of Germans, the daily gloom of the past few weeks has prompted a resurgence of interest in political protest and in leftist remedies in Germany.
Wellington - Two journalists working for the independent Fijilive news website have been arrested, apparently for infringing emergency censorship regulations barring reports that cast a negative light on the Pacific island country's military rulers, according to reports from the capital Suva on Monday.
Dionisia Turagabeci and Shelvin Chand were arrested on Saturday, but it was not clear what were charged with, Radio New Zealand International reported.
Gaza City - Hamas said Tuesday that the current Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in which it has a majority of seats would continue to exist until new elections can be held, despite its four-year term running out on January 24.
Ahmed Bahar, the council's deputy speaker for Hamas, told a news conference in Gaza City his movement rejected a proposal to merge the parliament with the Palestinian Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
"The Legislative Council (PLC) will exist and act until new presidential and legislative elections are held in the Palestinian territories," said Bahar, in an announcement unlikely to be accepted by Hamas' main rival, the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The 58-year old subsidiary of the German component maker Robert Borsch, Bosch India has threatened a lock out even at its main plant after the workers at its Naganathpura production plant refused to come back on work.
The company has already lost an order from Maruti Suzuki and as the other orders from the auto majors like Hyundai, Ford and Tata are also expected to feel the heat of the lockout, the component maker is perhaps in no mood to stay quiet.
Islamabad - Pakistan said on Wednesday it favoured dialogue to deal with the problem of rising Islamic militancy, but warned that no one would be allowed to use its soil to attack a foreign country.
"The dialogue is our first priority. We will rehabilitate and bring into mainstream all those people who are ready to lay down weapons," said Information Minister Sheri Rehman after a meeting of the country's ruling coalition and the military leadership.
Lesley-Anne Down at Guinness World Records Names "The Bold and the Beautiful" "Most Popular Daytime TV Soap - Current" - ArrivalSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 05:49.
Washington, June 2 : Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have achieved a significant success in regenerating pancreatic beta cells in mice after inducing them to die.
Genetic engineering was the key to their success, said the researchers.
They said that the regenerative ability of their new animal model, the PANIC-ATTAC mouse, might provide future insights into improved treatments of diabetes.
According to them, the animal model mimics what occurs in humans with type 1 diabetes, a condition that develops when the body's immune system destroys pancreatic beta cells, as well as in type 2 diabetes, where beta cells die from working overtime.
Washington, Sept. 16 : The financial crisis on Wall Street could derail Republican John McCain''s quest for the White House, even though he has recently called for regulatory reform.
“The fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are very, very difficult times,” he told supporters in Florida, but added that he would take every step necessary to get Wall Street up and running again.
His Democratic opponent Barack Obama pounced on the suggestion that the American economy is strong and resilient.
London, Sept 16 : An increasing number of British people are dumping national dishes in favour of Indian and Italian foods.
The survey conducted by tourism website iknow-uk. com showed that Britons are giving up English dishes like Welsh rarebit, toad in the hole, or bangers and mash for curry, pizzas and pastas.
Almost four in 10 people said they love eating spaghetti bolognese, 24 per cent chose chili con carne, and a fifth named lasagne.
European Union Chairman Herman Van Rompuy Meets with King Juan Carlos in the Zarzuela Palace in MadridSubmitted by Kiran Pahwa on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:52.
The failed marriage case of French basketball player, currently playing for NBA's San Antonio Spurs, William Anthony "Tony" Parker and his seven-year senior actress wife Eva Longoria has taken a new turn as reports suggest that it was a case of emotional infidelity on the star player's behalf.
Marc Malkin of E! Online (blog) has said that Tony had an affair with his former team mate Brent Robert Barry's wife, Erin Barry. Marc Malkin said that their source confirmed exchange of sexy text messages between Tony and Erin but that's about it. There was no physical relationship as per the source.
Bollywood beauty Kajol is passionate about her daughter as well as family. Her heart is always on her loving daughter ‘Nysa’ so that she wouldn’t be capable of spending even a day without her.
After Nysa’s birth, each and every working plan made by the actress has been customized to make sure that not a single day of separation has to be tolerated by the adoring mother.
For her upcoming film ‘My Name is Khan’ being filmed from the United States, Kajol together with her mother Tanuja, sister Tanishaa and her sweet daughter Nysa planned to leave for Los Angeles together.
Tata group has a reason to cheer as its Rs. 1 lakh small car 'Nano' is set to get place in the international market. Nano has successfully passed the 40 per cent offset crash test at 56 kph, confirming that the car is safe for driving. It has also got safety certification, clearing the side-impact tests at the MIRA crash test facility.