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Beware of free e-sample prescription drugs
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) When you are searching the net to learn about your asthma or high cholesterol, odds are you'll be directed to a pharma company-sponsored webpage. There you'll often find an offer for a free sample. It's a good idea not to try the sample, according to research.

Friday, November 27, 2009 1:47:13 PM

After bail, Polanski to head to luxury Swiss ski resort
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Roman Polanski will spend his house arrest at a luxury Swiss ski resort, with officials insisting his imminent release from jail will be handled quickly and discreetly.

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:14:58 AM

Gatecrashers steal limelight from Manmohan's state visit
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) First the dinner and now the party crashers -- stealing the spotlight from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's just ended state visit, the US media is agog with how an American couple gatecrashed US President Barack Obama's dinner at the White House and what might have happened.

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:06:01 AM

Will Manmohan Singh influence Obama's Afghan strategy? (News Analysis)
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertive counsel to stay the course in Afghanistan or risk 'catastrophic consequences' under an emboldened Taliban could play a decisive role in President Barack Obama's final determination about his new strategy in the region.

Friday, November 27, 2009 11:05:41 AM

Dinner menu for Manmohan spiced with typos
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) It was not just a gatecrashing couple that marred President Barack Obama's first state dinner Tuesday night in honour of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The New York Times found fault with the menu too - literally.

Friday, November 27, 2009 10:34:01 AM

Candlelight vigils, prayers for Mumbai victims in Canada
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Canadians joined the million-strong Indian community in this country to pay tributes to the victims of the Mumbai terror attack a year ago. Candlelight vigils were held at temples and commemoration ceremonies organised in Toronto and elsewhere.

Friday, November 27, 2009 9:01:37 AM

Man with cocaine capsules in stomach dies at Brazil airport
Sao Paulo, Nov 27 (EFE) A 35-year-old Italian citizen died at an airport in northeastern Brazil of a cocaine overdose after one of the 20 capsules containing cocaine that were in his stomach ruptured, media reported Thursday.

Friday, November 27, 2009 6:30:26 AM

Eight dead, 15,000 evacuated in Argentina, Uruguay
Buenos Aires, Nov 27 (DPA) Severe flooding claimed at least eight lives in Argentina and Uruguay, authorities said Thursday.

Friday, November 27, 2009 4:58:41 AM

Theron to help build soccer fields in South Africa
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Hollywood actress Charlize Theron is helping build soccer fields in her native South Africa in honour of the upcoming World Cup.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 11:31:48 PM

DiCaprio back with Bar Refaeli?
New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli are rumoured to have rekindled their relationship.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 11:31:13 PM

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