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Pack lunch, avoid eating out, practice frugality, advises bank
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) As North America enters recession, a top Canadian bank has come out with a five-pronged blueprint for people to weather the economic meltdown, advising people to reduce spending, pay off debts and even avoid eating out every day.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:13:31 AM

Sarah Palin's daughter gives birth to son: Report
Washington, Dec 30 (DPA) Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, has given birth to a son, People magazine reported.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:51:14 AM

US stocks slump over bleak corporate outlook
New York, Dec 30 (DPA) US stocks fell, as a volatile year for the markets draws to a close, amid concerns over bleak corporate news and tensions in the Middle East and South Asia.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:41:56 AM

Cuba braces for more austerity to face global recession
Havana, Dec 29 (IANS) Cuba, reeling under three devastating hurricanes in recent months and a 50-year old US embargo, is bracing for more austerity measures in the wake of the global economic recession.

Monday, December 29, 2008 2:04:16 PM

Slim's family dismisses report of Honda Formula 1 purchase
Mexico City, Dec 29 (DPA) The son of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim dismissed a report that his father was interested in buying the Honda Formula One team for the symbolic price of $1, said media reports.

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:27:01 PM

Drug trade destroying forests in Peru: minister
Lima, Dec 29 (IANS) Drug traffickers have destroyed nearly two million hectares of forests in Peru in order to grow coca, the raw material for cocaine, EFE news agency reported Monday, quoting the country's Environment Minister Antonio Brack.

Monday, December 29, 2008 9:46:29 AM

Fifty years after revolution Cuba facing serious challenges
Havana, Dec 29 (EFE) As Cuba prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolution that installed the communist government, the Caribbean island nation looks mired in a time warp.

Monday, December 29, 2008 7:45:05 AM

UN Security Council calls for end to violence in Gaza
New York, Dec 28 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Sunday called for an immediate end to all military actions in the Gaza Strip, at the end of a four-hour emergency meeting to discuss the situation in the salient which was being pounded by Israeli airstrikes.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 2:42:54 PM

Two more Canadians killed in Afghanistan blast
Toronto, Dec 28 (IANS) Two more Canadian soldiers have been killed in a roadside explosion in Afghanistan, making December a deadly month for its six-year-old Afghan mission.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 12:13:29 PM

Pakistan has been double-dealing US for years: Former CIA analyst
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) For years Pakistan was 'double dealing' the US on the war on terror , says a former CIA analyst, adding it will not be easy to break the Pakistani intelligence agencies' deep ties with Islamist groups.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 12:10:46 PM

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