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Mystery novelist Robert Parker dies
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (DPA) Robert Parker, author of the 'Spenser for Hire' books, which were developed into a successful TV series, has died in his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home at age 77, the Boston Globe reported.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:30:53 AM

'Love Story' author Erich Segal dies
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (DPA) Erich Segal, author of the tearjerker novel 'Love Story' and screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film version, has died at age 72, his daughter said, according to The New York Times.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:07:34 AM

US stocks jump, led by health industry
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) US stocks posted strong gains Tuesday on the back of health and pharmaceutical companies that are hoping a special election in Massachusetts will derail major reforms of the health-insurance system.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:02:57 AM

Woman found alive after one week in ruins
Port-au-Prince, Jan 20 (DPA) A woman in her 60s was pulled alive from the ruins of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince one week after a magnitude-7 earthquake destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:50:33 AM

Most European men are descended from ancient farmers: Study
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A new study has found that most men in Europe descended from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 years ago.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:09:08 AM

UN approves more troops, aims to feed one million Haitians
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorised the deployment of additional military and police to Haiti to bolster security and assist in massive relief operations for victims of last week's earthquake.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:43:48 AM

Sandra Bullock gives $1 mn to Haiti relief
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (DPA) Golden Globe winner Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to help the victims of the Jan 12 earthquake in Haiti, according to Variety.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:34:10 AM

UN to hold moment of silence at time of quake
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) A minute of silence was planned for Tuesday at 4:53 pm (0323 IST) at UN headquarters in New York to mark the time the magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti a week ago.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:33:59 AM

China denies hacking Indian government computers
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) China Tuesday said reports of attacks by Chinese hackers on Indian government computers were 'without basis', a media report said.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:59:34 PM

At one-year mark, Obama gets 50 percent approval
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) As Barack Obama nears the one one-year point of his presidency Wednesday he has won the approval of about half the American people, according to two new polls.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:32:03 PM

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