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Scientists engineer unique gel to repair heart tissue

San Diego, Feb 21 (IANS) A less-invasive and biocompatible gel that can repair damaged tissue in heart attack patients has been developed by American scientists.

Chinese-built trains to run in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (IANS) Argentina will receive Chinese-built trains next year as part of a push to modernize its ageing metropolitan railway network that links the capital Buenos Aires with its main suburbs, a minister said.

Global mobile phone sales declined in 2012

San Francisco, Feb 14 (IANS) Market research firm Gartner said in its latest research that worldwide mobile phone sales declined in 2012 for the first time since 2009.

I feel like a footballer again: Riquelme

Buenos Aires, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Argentina international playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme says he "feels like a footballer again" after ending his seven-month exile from Boca Juniors.

Plan to change Buenos Aires' iconic avenue criticised

Buenos Aires, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) The plan to change the appearance of Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the widest avenues in the world, to accommodate special bus lanes has stirred protests in the Argentine capital.

Riquelme returns to Boca Juniors

Buenos Aires, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has rejoined Boca Juniors seven months after quitting the club.

Google to buy e-commerce firm

San Francisco, Feb 7 (IANS) US e-commerce company Channel Intelligence has announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Internet search giant Google.

Apple iTunes Store sells 25 bn songs

San Francisco, Feb 7 (IANS) Apple has announced that its online iTunes Store has reached a new milestone, with more than 25 billion songs purchased and downloaded since the store's debut 10 years ago.

Argentine supermarkets to freeze prices for two months

Buenos Aires, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's major supermarket chains reached agreement with the government to freeze prices for two months, the head of the association representing the retail giants told EFE Monday.

Apple becomes largest mobile phone vendor in US: Report

San Francisco, Feb 2 (IANS) Apple overtook Samsung to become the largest mobile phone vendor in the US in the fourth quarter of 2012, a report said Friday.

Petrobras Argentina sells stake

Buenos Aires, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur.

Paraguayan Iturbe loaned to Argentina's River

Buenos Aires, Jan 30 (IANS) Paraguayan footballer Juan Manuel Iturbe from Portugal's FC Porto has been loaned to Argentina's River Plate on a six-month deal.

Argentina offers skin grafts for Brazil fire victims

Buenos Aires, Jan 29 (IANS) Argentina sent skin grafts by air to Brazil Monday to treat victims of a nightclub fire over the weekend, the country's health ministry said.

The only thing that matters is winning: Messi

Buenos Aires, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said in an interview published over the weekend that he did not care about records and only wanted to help his club and the Argentine national team win.

Brazil to hold three-day mourning over nightclub tragedy

Buenos Aires, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Monday announced a three-day mourning following a night club tragedy in Santa Maria that killed over 230 people.

Mozilla introduces Firefox OS phones

San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) Browser maker Mozilla Tuesday introduced two phones powered by its open source Firefox OS platform with focus on low-end markets.

26 injured in Argentine prison riot

Buenos Aires, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least 26 people were injured and an undetermined number of inmates managed to escape during a riot that erupted Tuesday in a prison in Argentina's Chaco province, officials said.

Messi donates over $200,000 to sports facility in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi donated nearly 1 million pesos (about $202,000) to a sports facility used by children from low-income families in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, his foundation said.

Argentina wins its first auto race

Buenos Aires, Jan 16 (IANS) Argentine auto racer Orlando Terranova (BMW) won the country's first car race in the 2013 Dakar Rally, after winning Day 10 of the off-road race.

Argentine zoo's lone polar bear dies from excessive heat

Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The Buenos Aires zoo's only polar bear died earlier this week due to the high temperatures that have been affecting the Argentine capital, an official said.

Iraq says it's not looking to hire Maradona

Buenos Aires, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Iraq's soccer federation has denied any interest in hiring former Argentine great Diego Maradona to coach its national team.

Maradona in talks to coach Iraq team

Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (IANS/EFE) Diego Maradona is the leading candidate to become the next coach of Iraq's national soccer team, an Argentine sports executive said Thursday.

Boca Juniors hire new coach

Buenos Aires, Dec 18 (IANS) Argentine football giants Boca Juniors have confirmed Carlos Bianchi as their new coach after eight years away from the club. Bianchi has signed a three year contract with the Buenos Aires club according to Argentine daily Ole.

Argentine media blasts Sao Paulo's Sudamericana victory

Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (IANS) Argentina's media has reacted angrily to Sao Paulo's controversial Copa Sudamericana football victory over Buenos Aires outfit Tigre.

Millionaire's billboard seeking girlfriend destroyed in US

San Diego, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Millionaire Marc Paskin had a setback in his search for a Hispanic girlfriend when unknown persons destroyed the billboard he had rented in San Diego's Barrio Logan, a largely Latino neighbourhood.

Boca Juniors sack coach Falcioni

Buenos Aires, Dec 11 (IANS) Argentine football giants Boca Juniors are seeking a new coach after parting with Julio Cesar Falcioni.

Veron to play in Argentina's fifth division

Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has confirmed he will play in Argentina's fifth division next year.

Apple plans to manufacture Mac computers in US

San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) Apple plans to manufacture some of its Mac computers exclusively in the US, according to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

Facebook rolls out new messenger app

San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook has rolled out its new messenger app, allowing mobile phone users without Facebook account to sign up the service with a phone number.

Rafaela sign Burruchaga as new coach

Buenos Aires, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Argentinean player Jorge Burruchaga inked the contract with Atletico de Rafaela as new coach of the football club, local media said.

Argentina to host 2013 World Rally Championship

Buenos Aires, Nov 30 (IANS) Argentina's challenging, mountainous province of Cordoba will host the fifth World Rally Championship May 1-4, 2013, the organisers said.

Microsoft to build experimental biogas−fueled data center

San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Microsoft will build an experimental biogas−powered data center in the US state of Wyoming in March 2013, in an effort to enable its data centers to be less reliant on the traditional power grid, US media reported.

Intel CEO to retire next year

San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Intel announced Monday that Paul Otellini, its president and chief executive officer (CEO), has decided to retire at the company's annual stockholders' meeting in May 2013, concluding his almost 40 years of service for the chipmaking giant.

Dell buys software firm Gale Technologies

San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Computer maker Dell has announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software.

Riquelme flags Boca return

Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has flagged the possibility of a comeback with Boca Juniors.

Argentines stage huge anti-government protests

Buenos Aires, Nov 10 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets in different parts of the country to protest President Cristina Fernandez's policies.

Student uses Google to track drug-trafficking gangs

San Diego (US), Nov 9 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican working on her PhD at Harvard University's Department of Government has developed an algorithm that uses Google's search engine to track the activity, movement and "modus operandi" of drug cartels in her homeland.

Messi's newborn son a member of dad's hometown club

Buenos Aires, Nov 6 (IANS/EFE) The newborn son of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is already registered as a member of the Argentine club his dad supported while growing up in Rosario, fans of Newell's Old Boys proclaimed at a match.

Apple sells three million iPads over weekend

San Francisco, Nov 6 (IANS) Apple announced Monday that it sold three million iPad mini and fourth generation iPad when the products went on sale this weekend.

Man sets fire to another over a debt in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 6 (IANS/EFE) A man was arrested Monday in Buenos Aires for allegedly setting fire to another man during an argument over an unpaid debt, Argentine police said.

Over half of US mobile users own smartphone

San Francisco, Nov 3 (IANS) More than half of mobile phone users in the US now own smartphones, research firm comScore said.

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8

San Francisco, Oct 30 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled Windows Phone 8, the new version of its smartphone operating system, representing the software giant's latest move to challenge market leaders Google and Apple.

Apple quarterly profit misses estimates

San Francisco, Oct 26 (IANS) Apple reported its latest quarterly results as the company beat analysts' expectations on revenue but fell short on profit.

Argentine video game pokes fun at inflation figures

Buenos Aires, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine video game allows players to compare the prices used by the National Statistics and Census Institute, or Indec, to measure inflation with those consumers say they pay, a pastime that has caused angry reactions among players when they see the gap.

We must improve, says Messi

Buenos Aires, Oct 10 (IANS) Lionel Messi said Argentina have plenty of scope for improvement despite leading the region's 2014 Football World Cup qualifying standings.

Argentine court blocks abortion for rape victim

Buenos Aires, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) A court order that barred a rape victim Tuesday from having an abortion has sparked a heated controversy in Argentina.

Microsoft unveils Xbox Music

San Francisco, Oct 16 (IANS) Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Music, which combines free music streaming, music subscription and purchasing into an all-in-one service.

Argentine navy chief quits

Buenos Aires, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) Adm. Carlos Alberto Paz Monday resigned as commander of the Argentine navy amid a dispute over Ghana's seizure of the force's training vessel at the behest of a US-based investment fund.

Argentine president meets singer Luis Miguel

Buenos Aires, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has met Mexican singer Luis Miguel, currently visiting the South American country to give a series of concerts.

Apple introduces new computer models

San Francisco (US), Oct 24 (IANS) Apple Tuesday updated its computer products lineup with the launch of new notebook and desktop models.


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