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Obama seeks bipartisan support for stimulus package
Washington, Jan 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers Friday urging both parties to get behind his economic stimulus package.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 4:05:25 AM

World Bank urges Obama to help fight global poverty
Washington, Jan 23 (Xinhua) World Bank President Robert Zoellick has urged US President Barack Obama to do more to help fight global poverty, The New York Times reported Friday.

Friday, January 23, 2009 11:44:26 PM

Don't get involved in Kashmir: expert tells US envoy for Pakistan
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian strategic analyst C. Raja Mohan has advised newly-appointed US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke not to publicly get involved in Kashmir, stating 'any high-profile intervention (would) be unacceptable' to India.

Friday, January 23, 2009 10:35:54 PM

Pakistan has become ground zero for terrorist threat: John Kerry
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as Pakistan has become 'ground zero for the terrorist threat', an influential US senator has advocated support for Islamabad and helping it and India to return to bilateral peace talks disrupted by the Mumbai attacks.

Friday, January 23, 2009 9:52:27 PM

USIBC hopes 'Slumdog...' success will prompt India to act against piracy
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) hopes that the success of 'Slumdog Millionaire' will prompt Indian authorities to recognise the importance of protecting intellectual property and increase enforcement efforts against film and video pirates.

Friday, January 23, 2009 9:01:28 PM

Argentina, Venezuela sign pacts
Caracas, Jan 23 (IANS) The presidents of Argentina and Venezuela have signed several cooperation pacts, including in the food and technology sectors, EFE reported.

Friday, January 23, 2009 8:39:58 PM

Colombian sentenced to 28 years for journalist's murder
Bogota, Jan 23 (IANS) The former mayor of the central Colombian city of Barrancabermeja was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the slaying of journalist Jose Emeterio Rivas in 2003, EFE reported.

Friday, January 23, 2009 4:09:02 PM

Apple juice can delay onset of Alzhemier's
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drinking apple juice helped mice deliver above average performances in maze trials, which maintained the same level of mental fitness that was otherwise observed as these mice aged.

Friday, January 23, 2009 3:54:50 PM

Scientists identify mechanism that can prolong life in 'Indy' fruit flies
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists have identified a cellular mechanism in mutated 'Indy' fruit flies that could help prolong life by cutting down the output of free radicals.

Friday, January 23, 2009 2:48:27 PM

Vaccine implants get immune system to attack tumours
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Small plastic discs impregnated with tumour-specific antigens, embedded under the skin, can reprogramme the immune system to attack tumours, according to new research.

Friday, January 23, 2009 2:47:29 PM

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