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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

Bachchan's 'Aladin' to kick off South Asian film fest in NY
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) A fantasy adventure 'Aladin' starring Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan becomes the first Hindi film to kick off the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) here since its inception in 2004. Director Sujoy Ghosh says 'it's like a wish come true'.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:09:41 PM

Canadian Sikh woman's death still a mystery
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Canadian police are still in the dark about the death of a young Sikh woman and three newborns in the city of Calgary more than a week ago.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:02:28 PM

Is Afghanistan turning into Obama's Vietnam?
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A slight majority of Americans think that the war in Afghanistan is turning into another Vietnam, according to a new national poll that also indicates nearly six in 10 oppose sending more US troops to the conflict zone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:01:27 PM

Children's exposure to lead linked to lower test scores
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Exposure to lead in early childhood impairs performance on reading tests among minority and low-income children, according to a new study.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:50:18 PM

Killer algae is key player in mass extinction
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Super volcanoes and crashing asteroids corner all the horrific glory for mass extinction, but a new theory suggests lowly algae may be the killer behind the world's great species annihilations.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2:27:50 PM

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