Vodafone to acquire 15% stake in Vodacom Group

Vodafone to acquire 15% stake in Vodacom GroupVodafone Group Plc, the world's biggest mobile phone group by revenue, has finally agreed to acquire an additional 15% stake in Vodacom Group (Proprietary) Limited from Telkom SA Limited for a cash consideration of ZAR 22.5 billion or about GBP 1.4 billion.

Amdocs to acquire Changing Worlds for $ 60 million

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Wells Fargo to raise $ 10 billion to fund acquisition deal of Wachovia

Wells Fargo & Co. has informed that it will sell at least $10 billion worth of common stock in a public offering, to fund its acquisition of east-coast lender Wachovia.

The San Francisco-based bank previously said it would raise up to $20bn of capital, primarily common equity, to fund the $15bn all-stock acquisition.

Wells Fargo expects to complete buyout of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Wachovia by fiscal end. The purchase would more than double Wells Fargo's size, creating a bank with $1.4 trillion of assets and 6,653 banking offices across the country.

Consumption of fish wards off kidney damage in diabetics

According to a recent stud eating at least two servings of fish each week wards of decline of kidneys in diabetics. The study was conducted on more than 22,000 adults in England.

The study was published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. It mentions that fish consumption lowers abnormal levels of protein in the urine in people with diabetes.

Folic Acid and Vitamin B6, B12 Supplements do not offer Lowered Cancer Risk

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found that supplements of folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 neither reduce nor increase the risk of breast or other invasive cancers in women.

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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low for winter.

Urinating, pouring alcohol on jellyfish sting can make things worse: study

Urinating and pouring alcohol on a jellyfish sting are some of the most commonly suggested home remedies.

Whales’ ‘super groups’ mystify researchers

Marine biologists are struggling to figure out why humpback whales, typically solitary creatures, are hanging out in densely packed “super groups” off the coast of South Africa.

Sprint, U.S. Cellular kick off preorders for LG G6

After Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T, telecommunication services providers Sprint and U.S. Cellular have also kicked off preorders for the LG G6 on their respective networks.

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Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

‘Bad luck’ mutations boost cancer risk more than one’s behavior: research

A new research has suggested that genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring during replacement of cells, indicating that ‘bad luck’

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low f

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Urinating and pouring alcohol on a jellyfish sting are some of the most commonly suggested home remedies.

Whales’ ‘super groups’ mystify researchers

Marine biologists are struggling to figure out why humpback whales, typically solitary creatures, are hanging out in densely packed “super groups” off the coast of South Africa.

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NASA announces new mission to measure interstellar cosmic material

U.S. space agency NASA has announced a new mission to measure cosmic material in between stars to help astronomers determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way.

Uber suspends self-driving testing program in Arizona

In wake of a car crash involving one of its autonomous cars, Uber has officially suspended its self-driving testing program in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

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