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Pak conveys concerns over ‘terror suspect’ Dr Aafia’s worsening health in US prison

Pak conveys concerns over ‘terror suspect’ Dr Aafia’s worsening health in US prisonWashington, Aug 28: Following media reports that Pak-American ‘terror suspect’ Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s health was worsening by the day inside the US federal prison where she is being held for almost a month, Pakistan has officially conveyed its concerns to the US Government regarding her well-being.

Dr Aafia (36) has been nursing her bullet wounds inside the prison. According to prosecutors, she was shot by a US Army officer after she grabbed his rifle from the floor and pointed it at an officer.

Obama seals history with Democratic nod

Obama seals history with Democratic nodDenver, Colorado - Barack Obama became the country's first African-American to claim the presidential nomination of a major US party as Democrats Wednesday gave him a strong send-off into battle with presumptive Republican nominee John McCain.

Senator Obama, 47, the son of a white Kansas-born mother and a Kenyan father, was not expected until Thursday to appear at the convention and deliver his formal acceptance speech before a throng of 75,000 at Denver's Invesco Field.

Indra Nooyi, Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati among world''s 100 most powerful women

Indra Nooyi, Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati among world''s 100 most powerful womenNew York, Aug. 28 (ANI): Indian American Indra Nooyi, the Chairman and CEO of Pepsico U. S., has been ranked as the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

According to the magazine, Nooyi is the highest-ranked woman in business as she successfully expands the food and beverage giant internationally to counter a decline in Americans'' preference for soda and chips.

McCain goes for Obama’s jugular in latest ad

Voters think Obama better for economy; CBS-NY Times Poll revealsWashington, Aug. 28 : Seeking to destroy Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama’s credibility ahead of the November 4 polls, Republican John McCain’s campaign has launched a new attack on the former’s foreign policy views.

McCain’s advertisement, entitled “Tiny,” is designed to undermine the theme of Democratic convention’s third night, national security.

Lizards do push ups to defend their territory at dawn and dusk

Washington, August 28 : A new study has revealed that a Jamaican lizard called the Anolis engages in impressive displays of reptilian strength — push ups, head bobs, and threatening extension of a colourful neck flap called a dewlap — to defend its territory at dawn and dusk.

"Anoles are highly visual species, so in that sense it''s not surprising that they would use visual displays to mark territory. Still, the finding is surprising because these are the first animals known to use non-acoustic signalling at dawn and dusk," says Terry J. Ord, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University''s Museum of Comparative Zoology and at the University of California, Davis.

Discovery of prehistoric pregnant turtle may shed new light on reptile reproduction

Washington, August 28 : The discovery of the first fossilized specimen of an animal in the condition of pregnancy - a 75-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant turtle and a nest of fossilized eggs, in the badlands of southeastern Alberta in Canada, may shed new light on reptile reproduction.

The fossils, which were found by scientists and staff from the University of Calgary (U of C) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, are yielding new ideas on the evolution of egg-laying and reproduction in turtles and tortoises.