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Indo-Canadian gets top post in Canada's top university
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) Indo-Canadian Hargurdeep Saini was appointed vice president of the University of Toronto, Canada's biggest university, Thursday.

Friday, January 22, 2010 2:04:40 PM

Obesity also ups liver cancer risk
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Obesity comes with plenty of health risks but there's one that's perhaps not so well known -- increased risk of developing liver cancer.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:48:57 PM

Tara Reid engaged to boyfriend
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Tara Reid has confirmed she is engaged to boyfriend Michael Axtmann after he proposed her during a night out here.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:43:23 PM

Malnutrition higher in children born to child brides
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Infants born to child brides in India have a higher risk of malnutrition than children born to older mothers, according to the latest research.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:41:02 PM

Last decade warmest on record, says NASA
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The last decade from January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest on record, according to a NASA analysis.

Friday, January 22, 2010 1:34:50 PM

Money from kin abroad buoys Haiti quake victims
Port-au-Prince, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) The arrival of the first remittances from abroad since the Jan 12 earthquake has brought a hint of relief to some of the three million Haitians affected by the disaster.

Friday, January 22, 2010 12:21:38 PM

Sketching the face of jihadism is futile: US think tank
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Citing the case of Pakistani origin terror suspect David Headley, who changed his given name of Daood Gilani to fool Indian security services, a strategic think tank says any attempt at profiling jihadists is doomed to fail.

Friday, January 22, 2010 11:50:34 AM

US to engage India, China, Russia to stabilise Pakistan, Afghanistan
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US proposes to engage Russia, China and India this year as it tries to bring stability to Afghanistan and Pakistan while it continues its mission to 'disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al Qaeda and its safe havens in Pakistan'.

Friday, January 22, 2010 10:12:02 AM

Fox to telecast 'Nevermind Nirvana', a comedy about Indian-Americans
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Fox television network has chosen Canadian-born Indian American writer, director and producer Ajay Sahgal's comedy 'Nevermind Nirvana' as its next pilot.

Friday, January 22, 2010 9:33:08 AM

One more Al Qaeda terror plotter convicted in Canada
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) A Canadian court Thursday convicted yet another terrorist in the so-called Toronto-18 terror plot even as Prime Minister Stephen Harper said criminal and terror laws will be tightened. The Al Qaeda-inspired plot was unearthed in June 2006 with the arrest of 18 Toronto-area Muslims, mostly of Pakistani descent.

Friday, January 22, 2010 9:29:07 AM

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