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Thousands protest Pope's visit to Spain
Barcelona, Nov 5 (DPA) Thousands of people demonstrated Thursday against the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Spain, demanding a clear separation between church and state.

Friday, November 05, 2010 6:36:37 AM

NASA views comet close up
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) The Deep Impact spacecraft Thursday passed within 700 km of comet Hartley 2 at a speed of 43,000 km per hour, in what astronomers said was the best extended view yet at that class of objects in the solar system.

Friday, November 05, 2010 6:15:08 AM

UN launches trust fund to fight human trafficking
New York, Nov 5 (DPA) A voluntary trust fund was launched Thursday to fight global human trafficking, a multi-billion-dollar business with profits second only to drug and arms trafficking, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said.

Friday, November 05, 2010 3:45:34 AM

US stock surge follows global rally after central bank moves
New York, Nov 5 (DPA) US stocks surged Thursday, following the lead of global markets as investors digested a series of central bank moves to boost sagging economies.

Friday, November 05, 2010 3:45:33 AM

Myanmar's internet link hit by cyber attack
San Francisco, Nov 4 (DPA) Myanmar's internet link to the world has been overwhelmed by a massive cyber attack, just days before the country's first election in two decades, according to US network security firm Arbor Networks.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:57:19 PM

Singapore tops World Bank list of best places for business
Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) Singapore is the best country to do business, according to the World Bank's latest ranking released Thursday.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:40:09 PM

Obama plans meeting with Republicans
Washington, Nov 4 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Thursday he will hold a meeting with top Republicans later this month to explore ways to work together after Democrats were pummelled in mid-term congressional elections.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:09:02 PM

Obama extends Diwali greetings, looking forward to India visit
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday extended greetings on the occasion of Diwali, and said he looks forward to visiting India in the next few days.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 10:19:46 PM

Impressive progress made in advancing human well-being: UN
New York, Nov 4 (DPA) 'Substantial progress' has been made by many countries, including India, in recent years in boosting health, education and income for their people, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said Thursday.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 10:10:36 PM

Sonia ahead of Manmohan in Forbes list, Hu bests Obama
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling alliance, has been ranked ninth in the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people that is headed by Chinese President Hu Jintao. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been placed at number 18.

Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:29:27 PM

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