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Indian American Vinod Khosla tops Forbes 10 greenest billionaires
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Indian American Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla tops the list of 10 greenest billionaires chosen by Forbes 'who are most active in green, sustainable causes and who are working to have the greatest impact.'

Friday, April 23, 2010 9:56:12 AM

Reprocessing deal may sail through US Congress
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The recently concluded agreement on reprocessing of spent US origin nuclear fuel by India is expected to have a smooth sail through US Congress as it does not require a formal legislative nod.

Friday, April 23, 2010 9:22:08 AM

Roman Polanski moves closer to extradition after appeal loss
Los Angeles, April 23 (DPA) Roman Polanski moved closer to extradition from Switzerland to the US when he lost his court bid Thursday to be sentenced in absentia for his 1977 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Friday, April 23, 2010 9:02:06 AM

India seeks accord to avoid dual social security taxation
Washington, April 23 (IANS) India has asked the United States to recognise that New Delhi has achieved significant progress towards comprehensive social security coverage and start negotiations on a bilateral agreement to avoid dual social security taxation.

Friday, April 23, 2010 8:52:37 AM

Venezuela seizes three tonnes of cocaine, coca paste
Caracas, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan drug enforcement agents dismantled eight illegal drug labs holding an estimated three tonnes of cocaine and cocaine paste, Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami said.

Friday, April 23, 2010 6:44:49 AM

Brazil prison revolt frees 19 inmates
Sao Paulo, April 23 (DPA) Five heavily armed men stormed into a Brazilian prison and freed 19 inmates Thursday, police said.

Friday, April 23, 2010 6:35:19 AM

US Air Force launches 'space plane'
Washington, April 23 (DPA) The US Air Force Thursday launched its so-called 'space plane', an unmanned craft designed to fly for months in space.

Friday, April 23, 2010 5:51:43 AM

UN re-appoints top environment, refugee chiefs
New York, April 23 (DPA) The UN General Assembly Thursday approved a new four-year contract for Achim Steiner of Germany, the executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that has been an important part in the global fight against climate change.

Friday, April 23, 2010 5:39:13 AM

Microsoft sees record revenue through Windows 7
Seattle, April 23 (DPA) The launch of Windows 7 propelled Microsoft to record third-quarter revenue of $14.5 billion, a 6-percent increase from a year ago, the world's largest software company said Thursday.

Friday, April 23, 2010 5:19:01 AM

US condemns violence in Thailand
Washington, April 23 (DPA) The US has urged Thai security forces and anti-government protesters to refrain from violence following a series of explosions in Bangkok.

Friday, April 23, 2010 5:06:40 AM

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