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Meteor hunting begins in Ontario

 Meteor hunting begins in OntarioToronto, April 30 : Researchers have issued a call for meteorite-hunters and interested locals to start searching for a meteorite that landed on rural land north of Newmarket, Ontario, in Canada.

The space rock fell to Earth at 8:37 p. m. on March 15 and its blazing trail was picked up by five cameras used by the University of Western Ontario's Physics and Astronomy Department to scour the Southern Ontario sky for fireballs.

Researchers have since been calculating the most likely place the meteorite fell.

Lankan Tamil protest in Canada enters fourth day

Lankan Tamil protest in Canada enters fourth dayToronto, Apr 30 : The protest by Tamil people living in Canada, who want the West to broker a ceasefire between the Sri Lankan Army and the separatist Tigers, entered its fourth day on Wednesday with police refusing to break up the protest as long as it remains peaceful.

Hours later demonstrators tried to push their way north of University Avenue. The police arrested 15 people and drove the crowd back.

No Swine Flu Cases Reported Yet In India

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Nuclear watchdog confirms five candidates for top job

IAEAVienna - The search for a successor to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Mohamed ElBaradei officially entered its second round Wednesday as the nuclear watchdog confirmed its list of five candidates. The Japanese and South African candidates, Yukiya Amano and Abdul Samad Minty, re-entered the race after a deadlock in a first round of voting.

The three new candidates are the nuclear industry executive Jean-Pol Poncelet from Belgium, the Slovenian constitutional judge Ernest Petric, and Luis Echavarri of Spain, who heads the nuclear branch of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Nuclear watchdog confirms five candidates for top job

IAEAVienna - The search for a successor to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Mohamed ElBaradei officially entered its second round Wednesday as the nuclear watchdog confirmed its list of five candidates. The Japanese and South African candidates, Yukiya Amano and Abdul Samad Minty, re-entered the race after a deadlock in a first round of voting.

The three new candidates are the nuclear industry executive Jean-Pol Poncelet from Belgium, the Slovenian constitutional judge Ernest Petric, and Luis Echavarri of Spain, who heads the nuclear branch of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Indonesia imposes ban on pork imports to contain swine flu

pork importsJakarta - Indonesia imposed an import ban on pork, in addition to increasing surveillance at all entry points for travelers with flu-like symptoms, to prevent the spread of swine flu, a cabinet minister said Monday. "The import of pork will be temporarily halted until a further progress concerning the swine flu, or until the condition was safe," said Aburizal Bakrie, the coordinating minister for people's welfare.

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