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Brazil, Argentina confirm first cases of swine flu
Brasilia/Buenos Aires, May 8 (DPA) Brazil and Argentina have joined the growing list of countries that have confirmed infections of swine flu within their borders.

Friday, May 08, 2009 11:08:22 AM

US-India trade body names 10 new directors
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has named 10 business leaders with vast experience of success in India and throughout the world as new members of its board of directors.

Friday, May 08, 2009 11:00:36 AM

American friends welcome to help better ties with India: Zardari
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari says he hopes to build better relations with India after its parliamentary elections and 'if our American friends can help us, they're welcome to.'

Friday, May 08, 2009 10:27:54 AM

'30 percent' chance of coup in Pakistan
Washington, May 8 (IANS) A top private risk analysis firm gave embattled Pakistan a three-in-ten chance of a military coup even before the latest offensive by Taliban rebels, according to a noted US analyst.

Friday, May 08, 2009 10:06:16 AM

Pandit's Citi to raise $5.5 bn with stock conversion
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Ailing US banking giant Citigroup led by Indian American CEO Vikram Pandit plans to raise $5.5 billion by converting more preferred stock to common shares as prescribed by government stress tests.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:45:03 AM

US House committee approves $400 mn for Pakistan counterinsurgency
Washington, May 8 (IANS) A House of Representatives committee has approved $400 million for a new Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund, but not before a key member expressed doubts about US strategies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Friday, May 08, 2009 9:01:49 AM

Shania rated most beautiful Canadian, Ruby Dhalla among top 50
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Embattled Indian-origin MP Ruby Dhalla is among the 50 people on a new list of the 'most beautiful' Canadians, which has been topped by country singer Shania Twain.

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:54:06 AM

Canadian Sikh woman MP in more trouble
Toronto, May 8 (IANS)Even as embattled Indian-origin Sikh woman MP Ruby Dhalla Thursday demanded a parliamentary probe into charges by two nannies that they were mistreated and underpaid at her home, another caretaker complained she too was underpaid by the family.

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:40:15 AM

Canada reports first swine flu death
Ottawa, May 8 (Xinhua) Canada has registered the first death from swine flu with an elderly woman under treatment for A/H1N1 infection dying in Alberta province Thursday.

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:37:39 AM

Zardari assures on nukes, vows fight against militants
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought to reassure America that his government has full control of its nuclear weapons and a just launched operation against extremists would continue until normalcy was restored.

Friday, May 08, 2009 8:34:21 AM

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