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Tamils paid huge sums to enter Canada
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Even as Canada has promised to act tough with 76 Tamil asylum seekers who were seized in a ship off the Vancouver coast Saturday, reports say each man paid up to $45,000 to make the journey from Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:52:57 AM

US stocks drop amid mixed earnings
New York, Oct 21 (DPA) US stocks fell Tuesday amid a rash of company earnings reports and government figures that pointed to a still-struggling housing market.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:35:11 AM

Pentagon to send three brigades to Afghanistan
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The Pentagon said Tuesday it will send three brigades and a squadron of MV-22 Ospreys aircraft to Afghanistan as part of a regular troop-rotation plan.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:58:40 AM

Obama welcomes Karzai's move to Afghan run-off election
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to accept a run-off election represents an 'important precedent' for the country's young democracy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:39:54 AM

Canada reports first case of swine flu in birds
Ottawa, Oct 21 (IANS) Canadian health officials Tuesday detected the first case of swine flu at a Turkey farm in Ontario province, making it the second country after Chile to report such infection in birds.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:36:02 AM

US demands immediate release of Iranian-American scholar
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) The US Tuesday called for the immediate release of an Iranian-American citizen who was sentenced to a 12-year prison term in Iran, declaring the charges against him are 'groundless'.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:23:05 AM

Spain to increase aid to Cuba
Havana, Oct 20 (EFE) Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said here his country's new policy towards Cuba 'has already had one result,' the renewal of aid to the island state, which will continue to increase, a report said.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:19:24 PM

US rejects Pakistani charges on India's role in Afghanistan
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US has questioned Pakistan's allegation that India's massive developmental efforts in Afghanistan pose a security threat to it, saying on the contrary a stable and more prosperous Afghanistan will only contribute to regional stability.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:17:46 PM

Robot surrogate for blind will test visual prostheses
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Scientists have created a remote-controlled robot that is able to simulate the 'visual' experience of a blind person who has been implanted with a visual prosthesis, such as an artificial retina.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:16:19 PM

Most Americans now support government-run health plan
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) As President Barack Obama's administration works hard to push his radical healthcare reforms, a clear majority of American people now support a government-run health plan to compete with private insurers, according to a new poll.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:10:42 PM

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