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Obama calls Afghan elections successful
Washington, Aug 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama praised the elections that took place in Afghanistan Thursday as successful despite violence that claimed the lives of 26 people.

Friday, August 21, 2009 2:21:41 AM

Obama calls release of Lockerbie bomber a 'mistake'
Washington, Aug 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Scotland's decision to release Thursday a Libyan man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people was a 'mistake'.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:45:20 PM

700,000 convicted criminals roam free in Mexico: Report
Mexico City, Aug 20 (EFE) Around 700,000 criminals convicted by courts in Mexico are still at large, a non-governmental organisation has said in a report.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:57:04 PM

Drought wreaks havoc in Mexico
Mexico City, Aug 20 (EFE) More than three million farmers are reeling under drought in Mexico this year due to the El Nino weather phenomenon, officials said.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:31:33 PM

US official tastes Pakistanis' anger at America
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama's efforts to convince Pakistanis that the US is their friend are not running smooth though America doles out billions of dollars for the country's infrastructure development, trade, energy, schools and jobs.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:54:07 PM

Sonia Gandhi, Kochhar, Nooyi in Forbes 100 powerful women list
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi and ICICI Bank's new head Chanda Kochhar have been listed among the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes magazine.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 5:11:35 PM

Obama's approval ratings slip further
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) More and more Americans are getting disenchanted with President Barack Obama's performance as his approval ratings continue to slip.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:03:49 PM

Canada okay for Nortel sale likley
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) The Canadian government, which is reviewing the sale of Nortel's wireless business to Swedish telecom major Ericsson after protests by opposition parties and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), is almost set to give the go-ahead to the deal.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:02:44 PM

Therapy with 'longevity' gene enhances performance
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Therapy with a proven 'longevity' gene may energise people, a new study has found.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:28:38 PM

'Green' bosses more likely to comply with environmental rules
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A business with a green-oriented boss is more likely to 'over-comply' with environmental regulations if it believes in protecting the environment and that it makes financial sense in the long term.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:19:50 PM

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