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Olympic torch reaches Vancouver
Vancouver, Feb 12 (DPA) After nearly 45,000 kilometres and some 12,000 bearers, the 2010 Olympic torch has finally arrived in Vancouver.

Friday, February 12, 2010 12:34:31 PM

Inventor of frisbee dies aged 90
San Francisco, Feb 12 (DPA) The inventor of the frisbee, Walter Fredrick Morrison, has died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 90, local TV station KSL has reported.

Friday, February 12, 2010 12:24:57 PM

DiCaprio swaps clothes with bouncer to dodge paparazzi
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio gave snappers a slip while coming out from Jalouse club here by swapping clothes with a bouncer.

Friday, February 12, 2010 12:17:23 PM

Obama has an edge as Americans still blame Bush: NYT/CBS poll
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) President Barack Obama enjoys an edge over Republicans in the battle for public support as Americans blame former president George W. Bush, Wall Street and Congress much more for the nation' s economic problems, according to a new poll.

Friday, February 12, 2010 12:03:19 PM

Muslim-American body issues fatwa against airport body scanners
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Some Muslim-American groups are supporting a fatwa issued by a body of Islamic scholars forbidding Muslims from going through full body scanners at airports, a media report said.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:50:28 AM

Brazilian politician arrested for corruption
Brasilia, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) The governor of Brazil's Federal District surrendered to police after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest on charges of official corruption and attempting to bribe a journalist.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:13:20 AM

$40 mn UN-Indian project to target hazardous medical wastes
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) A UN agency has teamed up with the Indian government in a $40-million pilot project in five Indian states to help the country's healthcare system dispose of hazardous medical waste.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:12:34 AM

G-20 reflects growing importance of India, China: Obama
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) President Barack Obama has told the US Congress that the key role given to the Group of 20 (G-20) leading economies in the global financial crisis reflects the growing importance of key emerging economies such as India and China.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:03:46 AM

India-Pakistan dialogue will help fight terror: US
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The US has welcomed India's proposal for a dialogue with Pakistan, saying cooperation between the two neighbours can only help joint efforts on security in South Asia including fighting terrorism.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:03:30 AM

Mexican cabbie sentenced to 163 years for raping passengers
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) A Mexico City taxi driver who kidnapped and raped several of his female passengers was sentenced to 163 years in prison, authorities said.

Friday, February 12, 2010 11:01:09 AM

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