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Poll shows modest change in US gun control views
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US public's attitudes toward gun control have shown only modest change in the wake of a recent shooting rampage at an elementary school in a small town in Connecticut, US pollster Pew Research Center reported.

Friday, December 21, 2012 1:06:19 PM

Americans search online for 'Doomsday' sex
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Some Americans have posted personal ads online in search of "End of the World" sex on the eve of the so-called "Mayan apocalypse", reported RIA Novosti.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:48:07 PM

US lawmakers go on holiday with no deal on fiscal cliff
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Even as the US Congress left for its Christmas holiday without agreement on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff", the White House said President Barack Obama remains "hopeful" that a deal still can be reached.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:36:05 PM

China, US discuss bilateral ties
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan Thursday discussed bilateral ties with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:16:05 PM

US airline traffic dips
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) US airline system traffic in September shrank from a year ago, authorities said.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:02:03 PM

Ecuador criticises Britain for Assange deadlock
Quito, Dec 21 (IANS) Ecuador expressed its concern about the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Thursday and criticized Britain for depriving him of his right to seek asylum.

Friday, December 21, 2012 12:00:06 PM

Corinthians sell 75,000 tickets for 2013 Libertadores
Sao Paulo, Dec 21 (IANS) Corinthians have already sold 75,000 tickets for their three group stage football matches in the 2013 Copa Libertaodres, the continent's version of the UEFA Champions League.

Friday, December 21, 2012 11:56:03 AM

Less net capital inflows to developing countries: Report
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Net external debt inflows and aggregate net capital inflows to developing countries fell in 2011, driven by a sharp contraction in net inflows from official creditors and a collapse of portfolio equity flows, the World Bank reported Thursday.

Friday, December 21, 2012 11:52:03 AM

US charges drugmaker with overseas bribery
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thursday charged Eli Lilly and Company with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Friday, December 21, 2012 11:50:19 AM

UN envoy wraps up visit to strife-hit Myanmar areas
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Vijay Nambiar, the UN secretary-general's special adviser on Myanmar, has wrapped up a visit to Myanmar, where he met people displaced by the violence this year in Rakhine state, UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey told reporters here Thursday.

Friday, December 21, 2012 11:50:19 AM

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