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Attack paralyses China's largest web search engine
Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) China's largest Internet search engine, Baidu.com, said that its website was paralysed Tuesday morning after coming under a cyber-attack. The search engine later resumed operation.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:46:50 PM

Obama backs senator who used racist language against him
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) President Barack Obama has come to the rescue of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying, 'This is a good man who has always been on the right side of history.'

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:12:58 PM

Canada paid millions to mole to crack Pakistani terror plot
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Canadian agencies paid millions of dollars to a Muslim agent to unravel an al-Qaeda terror plot four years ago. Most plotters were of Pakistani origin and came from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga which has the biggest concentration of Muslims in the country.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:04:54 PM

Did ISI have a hand in attack on CIA base?
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) A US strategic think tank has discounted 'widespread rumours in the United States' that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency had a hand in the Dec 30 attack in Khost, Afghanistan that killed several CIA agents. The possibility that jihadist sympathisers in the lower ranks of the Pakistani intelligence complex may have offered their services to the Taliban cannot be ruled out, the think tank said.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:03:53 PM

Americans confident Obama can handle terrorism: Poll
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Most Americans remain confident that President Barack Obama's administration can protect the country from terrorism despite the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner, according to a new national poll.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:02:51 AM

Financial crisis eliminated 2.2 mn jobs in Latin America
Lima, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) The economic crisis eliminated 2.2 million jobs last year in Latin America and the Caribbean, a figure that boosted the rate of unemployment from 7.5 percent to 8.4 percent, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:32:52 AM

`Lack of hard currency Cuba's most pressing problem'
Havana, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo has said that a shortage of hard currency remains the most pressing problem for the island's communist government.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:24:12 AM

Baby alive after being hurled five floors down trash chute
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) A newborn baby survived after being thrown down a trash chute from the fifth floor of a residential building in this Brazilian city, police said.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:23:47 AM

Mumbai terror suspect Headley's status hearing postponed
Chicago, Jan 12 (IANS) A Chicago court has postponed till Feb 23 a hearing on the status of the case against Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:12:48 AM

Oscar frontrunners nominated for Writers Guild Awards
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (DPA) The movies 'Avatar', 'The Hurt Locker', 'Precious' and 'Up in the Air' were all nominated for screenwriting awards by the Writers Guild of America Monday, cementing their status as front runners at the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 8:54:27 AM

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