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Aneesh Chopra, Obama''s Indian American IT head, quits
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Aneesh Chopra, President Barack Obama''s information technology honcho, who was the highest ranking Indian American in the Obama administration, is leaving the White House, apparently to try his hand at politics.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 9:05:19 AM

Paraguayan president cleared of cancer
Sao Paulo, Jan 28 (IANS) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo who was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 2010 has overcome the disease, his doctors said.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:27:49 AM

Johnny Depp to skip Oscar?
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp is planning to ignore this year''s Oscar awards over rumors of his relationship problems.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:08:19 AM

US stocks mixed amid Greek debt talks
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) US stocks ended mixed Friday as investors weighed conflicting economic data against the ongoing Greek debt swap talks.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:33:57 AM

Nine dead as Peru van tumbles into ravine
Lima, Jan 28 (IANS) Nine people died Friday in Peru when their van tumbled down a cliff into a deep ravine as the driver and his helper were checking the vehicle''s tires.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:23:51 AM

I'' m very boring: Vanessa Hudgens
Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she is very boring.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:17:01 AM

Ford posts $20.2 bn net income
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Ford Friday posted a net income of $20.2 billion in 2011, the third consecutive year of the company''s increased operating profits.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:06:51 AM

US economic growth accelerates
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) The US economy grew at the fastest pace in a year and a half in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:38:31 AM

Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 2:15:11 AM

UN holds Holocaust memorial ceremony
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Friday organised a memorial ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, with a particular focus on child victims.

Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:39:32 AM

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