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Love hormone may help autism symptoms

A hormone thought to encourage bonding between mothers and their babies may foster social behavior in some adults with autism, French researchers said on Monday.

Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti quake

Traumatized Haitians slept out in parks and streets on Thursday, fearing aftershocks to the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people.

Oman's finance minister sees 2010 growth at 6.1 pct

Oman's minister of finance forecast on Saturday GDP in real terms for 2010 at 6.1 percent, and inflation at 3.5 percent, without giving comparative figures for the previous year. Ahmad Mekki, who is also the minister of national economy, told reporters that Oman's total debt as of the end of 2009 stood at 722 million Omani riyals ($1.88 billion), with domestic debt accounting for 252 million riyals of the total figure.

Storm Bill loses steam in North Atlantic

Hurricane Bill weakened to post-tropical storm status on Monday after lashing Eastern Canada with heavy winds and rain and pounding the U.S. East Coast with heavy seas that killed two people.

Swine Flu cases nears 1,000

The World Health Organization reported on Monday that 985 cases of influenza A (H1N1) have been reported across twenty countries.

Swine Flu: Worst is over

The influenza AH1N1 the virus that has claimed the lives of 19 people in Mexico is on the decrease according to the Federal Health Minister, Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos the El Universal reported.

Flu fears dampen talk of tentative world recovery

Fears that any tentative green shoots in the global economy could be trampled by a deadly outbreak of swine flu put markets on edge on Monday, after world policymakers said over the weekend that a recovery could begin later this year but plenty of downside risk remained.

Venezuela seizes Stanford bank after online run

Venezuela seized a local bank owned by Allen Stanford on Thursday to stem massive online deposit withdrawals as the impact of a U.S. fraud case against the Texan billionaire spread through Latin America.

BA flight crash lands in London

On Friday evening a British Airways passenger jet with 72 people on board crash-landed at London City Airport. All passengers were evacuated to safety, the Associated Press reported.

New Rubik's Cube, 360

New Rubik's 360, is not a cube. Two-time British Cube-solving champion Dan Harris, 24, from Gorleston, Norfolk, has tested Rubik's 360 on the Sunday Telegraph.

World's biggest snake discover

Researchers have found fossils of the world's biggest snake ever from northeastern Colombia, a behemoth that stretched 42 to 45 feet long, reaching more than 2,500 pounds from nose to tail tip.

Small, hot earth-like planet discovered

A small, hot earth-like planet has been discovered by astronomers led by the French Space Agency using the COROT space telescope, detected outside the Solar System, which has a surface to walk on.

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