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Torture memos' release to impact US counter terrorism: Stratfor
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The Obama administration's release of four classified memos authorising 'enhanced interrogation techniques' on terror suspects has had a 'chilling effect' on US clandestine services working on counter-terrorism issues, according to Stratfor.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:08:41 PM

Christina Applegate tops People's 'most beautiful' list
Los Angeles, April 30 (DPA) Actress Christina Applegate has topped People magazine's most beautiful people list, which also has Freida Pinto as well as US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:05:39 PM

Canada helps Mexico in swine flu testing
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) Canada Wednesday began assisting Mexico in swine flu testing as six more cases of the flu were reported in this country.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:05:29 PM

Rogue black holes may trespass on our Milky Way
New York, April 30 (IANS) Hundreds of gigantic black holes, leftovers from the galaxy-building days of the early universe, may wander into the Milky Way. These black holes may threaten to swallow anything that gets too close, according to the latest study.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:58:09 AM

Peru confirms first swine flu infection
Lima, April 30 (DPA) Peru's health authorities have confirmed the country's first case of swine flu.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:43:31 AM

No plan to close US-Mexico border over swine flu outbreak: Obama
Washington, April 30 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has said that there were no plans to close the country's border with Mexico despite a growing swine flu outbreak, but assured the public that his government was doing all it could to contain the threat.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 10:15:25 AM

US bill links Pakistan aid to not backing anti-India activities
Washington, April 30 (IANS) An influential US lawmaker plans to co-sponsor a bill that would link US economic assistance to Pakistan to Islamabad's pledge not to support anti-India activities.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:55:12 AM

Confirmed swine flu cases in Mexico rises to 91, pandemic imminent warns WHO
Mexico City, April 30 (DPA) The number of confirmed swine flu infections in Mexico climbed from 49 to 91, with eights deaths caused by the new strain, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova has said. The latest figures came shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva raised the pandemic alert for swine flu by one level to phase 5.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:50:05 AM

US will see a better day: Obama
Washington, April 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama has assured Americans that the US 'will see a better day' as his administration clears the wreckage of the worst recession in decades and lays the foundation for a new stronger economy.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:55:17 AM

Obama 'gravely concerned' over Pakistan situation
Washington, April 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama says he is gravely concerned about the situation in Pakistan, but is confident the US can make sure that Islamabad's nuclear arsenal is secure in the face of an advancing Taliban.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:46:18 AM

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