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Valve problem halts second shuttle launch attempt
Cape Canaveral (Florida), Aug 26 (DPA) US space agency NASA scuttled what would have been its second attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on a mission to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:24:40 AM

Chris Brown sentenced for Rihanna assault
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (DPA) Singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation and six months of community labour for his February assault of his former girlfriend Rihanna.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:11:41 AM

Argentina allows possession of marijuana for personal use
Buenos Aires, Aug 26 (DPA) The possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use is no longer a punishable act in Argentina.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:09:42 AM

UN welcomes US probe into alleged torture of terror suspects
New York, Aug 26 (DPA) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, Tuesday welcomed the appointment of a US special prosecutor to investigate the alleged torture of terrorism suspects detained after the Sep 11, 2001, attacks.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:46:48 AM

US urges patience as Afghan vote tally continues
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) The US Tuesday urged Afghans to exercise patience and restraint as ballots cast in the country's presidential election last week continue to be counted amid allegations of fraud.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:40:35 AM

Former Clinton fundraising chief charged with bank fraud
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) A Democratic Party fundraiser and former finance chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential run was arrested Tuesday for an alleged attempt to defraud Citibank of $74 million.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:28:51 AM

Allegations against Jackson's doctor baseless, says lawyer
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (DPA) A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor said Tuesday that allegations that the physician administered a deadly cocktail of drugs to the singer in the hours before he died were an unsubstantiated 'police theory'.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:25:33 AM

US praises UAE for nuclear safety efforts
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) The US has praised the efforts made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the field of nuclear safety, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:24:53 PM

Saying sorry can influence jurors
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Apologising for negative outcomes, a practice common with children, may lead to more favourable verdicts in court, according to a new study.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:44:32 PM

Somdev, Prakash play higher-ranked opponents in US Open qualifiers
New York, Aug 25 (IANS) India's No.1 Somdev Devvarman will take on American Alex Bogomolov Jr. in the first round of the US Open tennis qualifiers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:22:28 PM

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