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Obama proposes Wall Street tax to recover bail-out funds
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Thursday proposed a tax on Wall Street's biggest banks to recover more than 100 billion dollars in bail-out funds handed out at the height of a devastating financial crisis.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:10:24 PM

Relief teams helping Haiti's traumatised quake victims
Port-au-Prince/Sao Paulo, Jan 14 (DPA) A mammoth relief operation slowly picked up Thursday in a race against time to help survivors of the earthquake that devastated the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:48:31 PM

Rajiv Shah takes helm of Haiti disaster
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Less than a week after being sworn in as the head of the USAID, Indian American Rajiv Shah, 36, has been named coordinator of the US response to the Haiti earthquake, one of the worst natural disasters in the western hemisphere in recent history.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:26:15 PM

Gatecrashers a 'footnote' to outstanding Manmohan dinner: Michelle
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) First lady Michelle Obama has described the security breach at the White House that marred her debut as the nation's hostess as a 'footnote' to an otherwise 'outstanding state dinner' for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:21:42 PM

Shorter life expectation makes criminals focus on here and now
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A seemingly shorter life span encourages youths taking to crime to focus more on the 'here and now' regardless of risks of violent injury, death or punishment, a new study has found.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:29:23 PM

Men find women's scent bigger turn-on than perfumes
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Men find women's natural scent a bigger turn-on than billions of dollars worth of exotic perfumes, a new study has found.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:05:49 PM

Self-control prompts others to follow you
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Watching or even thinking about someone with good self-control makes others more likely to exert self-control, say researchers.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:39:08 PM

Barack Obama in new musical in Germany
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is set to feature in a new musical which will open in Germany this weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:27:43 PM

Use charcoal to fight global warming
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Biochar, a material used by Amazonian Indians to enhance soil fertility centuries ago, may help slow global warming.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:55:48 PM

Red Cross launches family-finder website for Haiti quake victims
Geneva, Jan 14 (DPA) The International Committee of the Red Cross launched Thursday a programme and website to help families in Haiti locate missing relatives.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:35:18 PM

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