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Obama stimulus plan created 640,000 jobs
Washington, Oct 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package has created or saved more than 640,000 jobs since it was enacted earlier this year, the White House said Friday.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 1:07:29 AM

Internet oversight group approves non-Latin domain names
San Francisco, Oct 31 (DPA) The organisation that oversees the internet has authorised the use of non-Latin characters in domain names in a move that should help the web grow around the world.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 12:00:17 AM

Obama announces end to HIV entry ban
Washington, Oct 30 (DPA) A US rule banning foreigners with HIV or AIDS from entering the US will be lifted by early January, President Barack Obama announced Friday.

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:25:51 PM

Colombia, US sign controversial military cooperation deal
Bogota, Oct 30 (DPA) Colombia and the US signed Friday a controversial military deal granting the US use of seven military bases on Colombian soil.

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:17:38 PM

Facebook awarded $711 mn in spam damages
San Francisco, Oct 30 (DPA) Spam king Sanford Wallace has been ordered to pay $711 million in damages for bombarding Facebook members with unwanted messages, the social networking site said Friday.

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:12:37 PM

Honduran Congress to decide on Zelaya's reinstatement
Tegucigalpa/Washington, Oct 30 (DPA) The international community saluted Friday an agreement between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and de facto leader Roberto Micheletti to solve the political crisis in the Central American country.

Friday, October 30, 2009 9:40:17 PM

Pakistani diplomat knew US LeT planners of India attack: FBI
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) A top Pakistani diplomat personally knew David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, accused of carrying out a major terror attack in India for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), according to the US investigation agency FBI.

Friday, October 30, 2009 7:04:59 PM

Venezuela bans toy guns, violent video games
Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan parliament has passed a law holding as illegal the production, import and sale of toy weapons and violent video games, a media report Friday said.

Friday, October 30, 2009 6:37:51 PM

Nine missing after helicopter-plane collision in US
Los Angeles, Oct 30 (DPA) Nine person were reported missing and feared dead after a collision between a Coast Guard plane and a navy helicopter off California's coast, the TV news network CNN reported Friday.

Friday, October 30, 2009 6:16:28 PM

Psychiatric medication can increase premature child delivery
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Pregnant women with a history of depression who used psychiatric medication tripled their odds of premature child delivery, according to a new study.

Friday, October 30, 2009 5:03:27 PM

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