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Coffee may be good for chronic hepatitis C patients
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Patients of chronic hepatitis C, who drink three or more cups of coffee daily, have a 53 percent lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers, says a new study.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:22:59 AM

Cuba frees two political prisoners
Havana, Oct 21 (EFE) The Cuban government has freed two political prisoners and released on bail a Spanish businessman in a gesture to mark the just-completed visit by Spain's foreign minister to Havana , diplomatic sources said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:22:49 AM

500-year-old statues found in Peru
Lima, Oct 21 (EFE) Peruvian archaeologists have found 12 wooden statues more than 500 years old in the archaeological complex of Chan Chan.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:22:34 AM

India joins forces to fight climate change
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) India and five other developing countries will join five contributor countries on the governing body of the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) in a unique partnership to combat climate change through forest management.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:10:26 AM

US allows Sikh security officers to wear turban and beard
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) In what is seen as a landmark civil rights victory for the Sikh community, the US government has allowed Sikhs to serve as federal security officers while keeping their turbans and beards.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 9:31:23 AM

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

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