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Slaves built Capitol steps where Obama will stand
San Francisco/Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) There will be no shortage of potent moments when Barack Obama stands on the steps on the West Front of the US Capitol Jan 20 to be sworn in as the 44th president of the US.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:04:28 AM

Madonna's nude picture may sell for $10,000
New York, Jan 17 (DPA) A nude picture of Madonna, taken when the queen of pop was a struggling dancer in New York in 1979, is expected to sell for at least $10,000, auction house Christie's said Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:29:04 AM

Worst virus in years infects 6.5 mn computers
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (DPA) A computer virus attack that has infected more than 6.5 million Windows PCs this week is one of the worst in years, internet security firm F-Secure said Friday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 7:21:02 AM

Obama urges action as White House sees continuing recession
Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama Friday called for urgent action to stem the country's economic decline, lending his backing to a $825-billion stimulus package introduced by lawmakers Thursday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:18:32 AM

Obama calls for 'urgent' action on $825-billion-stimulus
Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama Friday called for urgent action to stem the country's economic decline, lending his backing to a $825-billion stimulus package introduced by lawmakers a day earlier.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:14:37 AM

New York mayor rewards rescuers of downed US Airways plane
New York, Jan 17 (DPA) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday handed out medals and certificates to those who worked to rescue 155 passengers and crew of the US Airways plane that crashed into the frigid waters of the Hudson river.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 4:27:33 AM

US, Israel sign agreement to help truce in Gaza
Washington, Jan 17 (DPA) The US and Israel signed a bilateral deal Friday to help curb arms smuggling to Gaza as part of an effort to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:10:34 AM

Wall Street rebounds, boosted by banking giants
New York, Jan 16 (Xinhua) Wall Street perked up Friday, as upbeat news from Bank of America and Citigroup boosted market sentiment.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:57:04 PM

Pandit's Citi splitting into two after $8.3 billion loss
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Citigroup revealed plans to split up into two businesses, effectively bringing an end to the company's 'financial supermarket' model, after reporting a much bigger-than-expected $8.3 billion quarterly loss Friday.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:37:33 PM

US team to join celebrations for Martin Luther King's India journey
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US is sending a high-level delegation to India in February to commemorate American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King's 1959 India journey to study Mahatma Gandhi.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:02:07 PM

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