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US support for war in Afghanistan at all-time low
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) Support for the war in Afghanistan has fallen to an all-time low in the United States, according to a national poll published Tuesday by CNN.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 4:49:20 AM

Oscar changes voting method for best picture
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (DPA) The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced a new voting procedure Tuesday for the best picture Oscar nominees.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 3:11:16 AM

US Open: Aussie outsider shakes top seed Safina
New York, Sep 2 (DPA) Unfancied Australian outsider Olivia Rogowska came close to an upset in the opening round of the US Open Tuesday before rattled top seed Dinara Safina pulled herself together to scratch out a perilous 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4 first round win.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:22:36 AM

California wildfire rages, only 5 percent contained
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (DPA) A raging California wildfire continued to grow Tuesday, burning more than 48,000 hectares and sending an ominous plume of smoke over the Los Angeles metropolis.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:01:26 AM

Cash-for-clunkers programme boosts US car sales
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The US government's popular cash-for-clunkers programme boosted car sales in August, but sales dropped sharply in the last week of the month as the scheme ended.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:41:20 AM

Increase in manufacturing a sign of improving economy: Obama
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said a report released showing that manufacturing is on the rise is a sign that the economy is improving.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 12:47:08 AM

Germany takes charge of UN coastal fleet in Lebanon
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Germany has taken charge of the UN maritime task force (MTF) deployed off the coast of Lebanon following the Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, WAM news agency reported.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:39:31 PM

Sania, Somdev advance to US Open second round
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Somdev Devvarnman got off to winning starts in the US Open tennis at Flushing Meadows.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 7:06:26 PM

'Resynchronisation' cuts down risk of heart failures
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A therapy called cardiac 'resynchronisation' reduced risk of heart failures by 41 percent, says an international study.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 3:25:40 PM

Alcohol disrupts circadian rhythm in humans
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Chronic alcohol consumption blunts the biological clock's ability to synchronise daily activities with light, even days after the drinking ends, according to a new study.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 2:30:54 PM

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