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Police chief sentenced in Sarah Jessica Parker baby case
Los Angeles, Jan 1 (DPA) An Ohio police chief was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing items from the surrogate mother who carried twin daughters for actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick, media reports said.

Friday, January 01, 2010 7:04:38 AM

Charges dismissed against Blackwater guards over Baghdad killings
Washington, Jan 1 (DPA) A federal judge has dismissed all charges against five guards of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm in connection with a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad.

Friday, January 01, 2010 7:00:21 AM

US seeks tighter cooperation with international airports
Washington, Jan 1 (DPA) The US government is sending high level officials on a worldwide mission to make personal contact with airport officials about their security methods.

Friday, January 01, 2010 6:58:04 AM

Obama hails CIA employees killed in Afghanistan as patriots
Washington, Jan 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama offered his condolences Thursday after seven employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were killed and six injured in a suicide attack Wednesday on a military base in eastern Afghanistan.

Friday, January 01, 2010 2:20:59 AM

DeGeneres named PETA 'woman of the year'
London, Dec 31 (IANS) American comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named woman of the year by animal rights organisation, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), for promoting a lifestyle which is friendly to nature.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:10:18 PM

AT&T ends sponsorship deal with Tiger Woods
Washington, Dec 31 (DPA) AT&T announced Thursday that it is to end its sponsorship deal with scandal-tainted golfer Tiger Woods.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:49:30 PM

137 journalists killed worldwide in 2009
Brussels, Dec 31 (DPA) A total of 137 journalists were killed in 2009, one of the most lethal years for media workers on record, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said Thursday.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:41:27 PM

Aniston named force behind anti-paparazzi law
New York, Dec 31 (IANS) Former 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston's activism has been the force behind a new state law in California that restricts the paparazzi.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 8:07:56 PM

Tobacco could be biofuel of vehicles of future
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified a way of increasing oil content in tobacco leaves as a prelude to using these for biofuel.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:18:37 PM

New automated systems for rapid flu testing
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed an automated system to test and differentiate flu strains.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:03:18 PM

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