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Mel Gibson cleared of assault charges
Los Angeles, July 31 (DPA) Movie star and director Mel Gibson has been cleared by police of claims that he assaulted a man who tried to take a picture of him in a nightclub.

Friday, July 31, 2009 6:41:41 AM

Schwarzenegger hits all-time low in polls
San Francisco, July 31 (DPA) Former action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger is finding it much harder to be a hero in real life than in the movies. The Austrian-born California governor has dropped to an all-time low in approval ratings as he struggles to lead the largest US state through a severe economic crisis.

Friday, July 31, 2009 5:53:03 AM

UN panel extends mandate for Sudan peacekeepers
New York, July 31 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday extended the mandate of UN peacekeeping troops in Sudan's troubled Darfur province for another year.

Friday, July 31, 2009 5:33:11 AM

US House passes defence bill, kills F-22
Washington, July 31 (DPA) The US House of Representatives passed a $636-billion defence bill Thursday after removing money to continue production of the F-22, meeting a key demand by President Barack Obama.

Friday, July 31, 2009 4:43:49 AM

US stocks rise on positive earnings
New York, July 31 (DPA) US stocks rose Thursday on surprising earnings results from US companies, continuing a strong run for the week amid signals that the US economy is stabilizing.

Friday, July 31, 2009 4:13:24 AM

US judge orders release of young Guantanamo detainee
Washington, July 30 (Xinhua) A federal judge in Washington DC Thursday ordered the Obama administration to release a young Afghan detained at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:19:39 PM

Lohan desperate to star as Marilyn Monore
New York, July 30 (IANS) Hollywood actress-singer Lindsay Lohan is desperate to star as screen legend Marilyn Monroe and is pitching hard for a remake of the latter's classic movie 'Some Like It Hot'.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:45:12 PM

Microsoft-Yahoo deal faces tough scrutiny
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Microsoft and Yahoo's blockbuster deal to form a 10-year partnership in Internet search and advertising is expected to face tough scrutiny with US authorities taking a hard look at consolidation in the hi-tech industry.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:38:45 PM

PTI's New York correspondent dead
New York, July 30 (IANS) Dharam Shourie, PTI correspondent in New York who covered the United Nations for two decades, died here following a brief illness. He was 72.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:40:01 PM

Taliban in PR mode with 'field manual'
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The Taliban in Afghanistan has launched a public relations exercise to win the hearts of people by circulating among them a 'field manual' that calls for efforts to limit civilian casualties, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, July 30, 2009 6:35:53 PM

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