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Neil Armstrong turns 80
Washington, Aug 5 (DPA) In the four decades since the world watched his 'one giant leap for mankind', Neil Armstrong hasn't had much use for the limelight.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 10:13:10 AM

South Korea launches anti-submarine exercise
Seoul, Aug 5 (DPA) The South Korean military started a five-day naval exercise Thursday near its disputed maritime border with the communist north, a local report said.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:58:39 AM

Obama vows to fight India, China for new jobs
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has vowed to give tough competition to India and China for millions of potential jobs in the American clean energy industry, once again raising the bugaboo of outsourcing.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:13:30 AM

Doctors, boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith go on trial
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (DPA) The former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith and two of her doctors, one of Indian origin, went on trial charged with illegally supplying prescription drugs to the controversial Playboy model and actress who died in 2007 in Florida from a drug overdose.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 8:10:20 AM

1,500 suffer from whooping cough in US
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Health officials in the US have issued a health warning as a whooping cough epidemic has swept across various parts of the country, affecting over 1,500 people.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 8:06:39 AM

BP to pour cement into damaged well
Washington, Aug 5 (DPA) BP Plc got the green light late Wednesday to inject cement down the pipe into its damaged well - the next step in sealing off the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:37:51 AM

Plane evacuated in Chicago airport
New York, Aug 5 (IANS) Passengers on a plane at Chicago's O'Hare international airport were evacuated after fire broke out in the plane's landing gear.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:04:24 AM

40 US billionaires pledge to donate to charity
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Forty billionaires and their families in the US have pledged to donate more than half of their fortune to charity.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 6:35:53 AM

Federal judge overturns California gay marriage ban
San Francisco, Aug 5 (DPA) A federal judge overturned California's ban on same sex marriage, saying that the voter-approved restriction violated the highest law of the land, the US constitution.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 5:03:33 AM

California allows same sex marriage
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Same sex couples in California have a right to be married, said a ruling issued Wednesday in a federal court in San Francisco that overturned a ban on gay marriage in the state.

Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:32:47 AM

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