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No Canadian citizenship without language skills, says minister
Toronto, July 11 (IANS)Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday that newcomers to the country should learn one of the two official languages - English and French - before they are given citizenship. Those who don't have proper language skills should not be granted citizenship, the minister said.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:07:10 PM

Risky behaviour in sex workers' clients heightens HIV risk
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Half the male clients of sex workers in Mexico's Tijuana - a place with a thriving sex industry and a popular destination for US and foreign sex tourists - recently had unprotected sex besides admitting a high prevalence of drug use, says a study examining HIV infection.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 1:05:19 PM

Davis Cup: Croatia in command over US
Porec (Croatia), July 11 (DPA) James Blake blew a two-set lead for the second time since 2006 and Mardy Fish lost a marathon as Croatia surged to a 2-0 lead over the US in their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final Friday.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:49:21 PM

High insulin levels enhance breast cancer risk
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Elevated insulin levels in the blood seem to raise the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, according to a new study.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:31:25 PM

Senate confirms Tim Roemer as new US ambassador to India
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of former House of Representatives member Tim Roemer as the new US ambassador to India.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:06:48 PM

Pakistan seeks US concessions on India to play broker with Taliban
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's military has offered to play a broker between the US and the Taliban, but in return it wants concessions from Washington over Islamabad's concerns with India, according to CNN.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:59:56 AM

Canada's jobless rate jumps to 8.6 percent
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) The unemployment rate in Canada, the most robust of all G8 economies during the current global crisis, has jumped to 8.6 percent, a national report here has said.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:55:29 AM

Senate confirms Tim Roemer as new US ambassador to India
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of former House of Representatives member Tim Roemer of Indiana as the new US ambassador to India.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:55:18 AM

US seeks to expand India's global role during Clinton visit
Washington, July 11 (IANS) With India playing a 'vastly more significant role' in global issues, the US looks at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's India visit as 'a tremendous opportunity' to deepen bilateral ties and expand New Delhi's role.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:47:10 AM

Google's new OS could hit Microsoft where it hurts
San Francisco, July 11 (DPA) It's the ultimate showdown in the technology world, the clash of giants that has been eagerly awaited for years. Web giant Google is taking its clearest aim yet at Microsoft with its plan to produce its own operating system that would optimise the way computers work on the Internet.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 8:44:32 AM

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