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Capture of Taliban military commander 'significant win': US
Washington, Feb 18 (DPA) The capture this week of the Afghan Taliban's military commander was a 'significant win' in the efforts to rid the region of extremists, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:27:11 AM

Tiger Woods to make public statement Friday
Washington, Feb 17 (DPA) Tiger Woods Friday will make his first public statement since a car accident unleashed a series of revelations about infidelity and halted his illustrious golfing career.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:07:03 AM

Bhupathi-Mirnyi knocked out in Memphis first round
Memphis (US), Feb 17 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi of Belarus went down in straight sets to American pair Eric Butorac and Rajeev Ram in the doubles first round of the $1,100,000 Regions Morgan Keegan Championship tennis.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:37:20 PM

US to stand by Copenhagen accord even if India, China don't
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The top US envoy on climate change finds India and China's stand on the Copenhagen accord somewhat unclear but has said the US will associate itself with the document even if India and China do not do so.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:15:54 PM

EU-India trade drops in 2009
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) Export and import businesses between India and European Union countries have reduced by 15 to 16 percent during last year, EU office said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:40:14 PM

Nanotech catalyst may green chemical manufacturing
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) A new nanotech catalyst developed by chemists offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:20:48 PM

New artificial foot recycles energy for easy walking
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:52:19 PM

Russia, US may sign new arms reduction treaty soon
Mexico, Feb 17 (RIA Novosti) A new Russian-US treaty on nuclear arms reduction might be concluded soon on the condition that both sides follow the previously reached agreements, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:32:47 PM

Second-hand smoke in bars, restaurants extremely hazardous
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Concentrations of second-hand tobacco smoke, inhaled in smoking rooms of restaurants and bars, are exceptionally high and hazardous to health, says a new finding.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:20:01 PM

Sex scandals rock Canadian armed forces
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Two sex scandals in two weeks involving top-ranking officers have shocked Canadians and tarnished the image of the country's armed forces.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:03:39 PM

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