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Terror attacks aimed against India's economic progress: US
Washington, May 1 (IANS) A series of terrorist attacks on India by Islamic extremist groups like the one on Mumbai were aimed at creating a breakdown in India-Pakistan relations and impeding India's economic resurgence, according to a US State Department report.

Friday, May 01, 2009 8:44:38 AM

Lowest white, highest black turnout helped Obama in US elections
New York, May 1 (IANS) The lowest white turnout and record black women and youth ballots in the historic November election put Barack Obama in the White House, according new poll research.

Friday, May 01, 2009 7:42:26 AM

Travel and swine flu: US vice president stirs pot
Washington, May 1 (DPA) While countries debate whether it's wise to travel to Mexico or the US because of swine flu outbreaks, US Vice President Joe Biden Thursday provoked an uproar with the most drastic suggestion: just stop flying.

Friday, May 01, 2009 6:47:09 AM

US stocks mixed after Chrysler bankruptcy
New York, May 1 (DPA) Two US stock indices retreated but a third was up after the White House announced Thursday that Chrysler, the country's third-largest car maker, was seeking protection from creditors in bankruptcy court and would take a buy-in from Italy's Fiat.

Friday, May 01, 2009 5:23:16 AM

Indian counterterrorism measures lacking: US
Washington, May 1 (DPA) India is incapable of adequately responding to the threat of terrorism because of poor coordination between regional authorities and an inefficient legal system, the US State Department said in a report released Thursday.

Friday, May 01, 2009 3:39:59 AM

WHO changes virus name, 257 confirmed cases
Geneva, May 1 (DPA) The World Health Organization (WHO) updated Thursday the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of what it is now calling only the H1N1 influenza, to 257, including eight deaths, but reiterated that there was no need for panic.

Friday, May 01, 2009 1:19:12 AM

Eight Colombian soldiers killed in clashes with rebels
Bogota, April 30 (EFE) Eight Colombian soldiers were killed and another wounded in clashes with Leftist guerrillas in a mountainous area near the border with Venezuela, military sources said Thursday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:07:05 PM

Chrysler declaring bankruptcy, seals deal with Fiat
Washington, April 30 (DPA) The long ailing US carmaker Chrysler was to enter bankruptcy protection Thursday after last-ditch efforts to get an out-of-court agreement with its creditors collapsed, President Barack Obama announced.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:32:32 PM

Kate Winslet was called blubber in school
New York, April 30 (IANS) She won the Best Actress Oscar earlier this year, but Kate Winslet hasn't always been so popular. The stunning star has opened up about being nicknamed 'blubber' when she was in school because of her chubby looks.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:06:00 PM

US swine flu numbers rise to 109
Washington, April 30 (DPA) US officials said Thursday the US swine flu confirmed-case total has risen to 109, up from 91 Wednesday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:02:52 PM

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