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Bush revokes pardon granted a day earlier to party donor's relative
Washington, Dec 25 (DPA) In a remarkable reverse, US President George W. Bush has revoked a pardon he granted a day earlier to a real estate developer whose relatives donated over $40,000 to the Republican Party, a news report said.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 2:50:48 PM

Economic downturn begins in Canada
Toronto, Dec 25 (IANS) The Canadian economy shrank by 0.1 percent in October, confirming that the world's eighth largest economy is already in recession.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 1:04:29 PM

Obama seeks 'common purpose' in tough economic times
Washington, Dec 25 (DPA) In a radio address released the day before Christmas, US president-elect Barack Obama has urged Americans to band together as the country battles a year-long economic recession that has caused many to cut down on holiday spending.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 1:01:45 PM

Cricket to have multi-city league in Canada
Toronto, Dec 25 (IANS) Cricket, which once was the official sport of Canada, has staged a major comeback in the past 12 months.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 12:47:30 PM

Blagojevich scandal prompts Indian American soul searching
Chicago, Dec 25 (IANS) The involvement of prominent Indian Americans in the unfolding corruption scandal involving Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has prompted some soul searching in the Indian American community.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 12:05:42 PM

Bethlehem celebrates Midnight Mass
Bethlehem (West Bank), Dec 25 (DPA) The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land prayed and called for world peace on Christmas Day early Thursday as he led the traditional Midnight Mass in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 8:35:30 AM

US stocks edge higher on quiet, abbreviated trading day
New York, Dec 25 (DPA) US stocks made modest gains Wednesday on a shortened trading day ahead of the Christmas holiday, after consumer spending fell less than expected in November.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:45:21 AM

Eight bodies stuffed in trash bags found in Mexico
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Dec 25 (IANS) Police in southern Mexican state of Chiapas have found eight bodies stuffed in plastic garbage bags and dumped on a rural road near Guatemala border, EFE news agency reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:42:51 AM

Fed grants GM's financial arm to avail bailout funds
Washinton, Dec 25 (Xinhua) The US Federal Reserve Wednesday approved General Motor's financial arm GMAC Financial Services' request to become a bank holding company, allowing it to tap into the $700 billion federal bailout funds.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:15:26 AM

US military 'planning to arm local militias to fight Taliban'
Washington, Dec 24 (DPA) US military commanders are planning to arm local militias to combat Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:04:11 PM

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