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US struggling to cut off Taliban funding network: NYT
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Efforts by the US and its allies to cripple the Taliban's sophisticated financial network in Afghanistan have barely made a dent, the New York Times reported Monday citing unnamed American officials.

Monday, October 19, 2009 11:03:08 AM

No change in Pakistan's attitude to terror: Tharoor
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) India sees no change in Pakistan's attitude towards jihadists, noting that Islamabad was yet to take credible action either to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to justice or to dismantle the 'infrastructure of terror'.

Monday, October 19, 2009 10:25:15 AM

Exercise can help recover memory after radiation
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Exercise is the key to improving both memory and mood after whole-brain radiation treatment that is used to treat brain cancer, says a new study.

Monday, October 19, 2009 10:11:06 AM

Ship-load of Tamils trying to enter Canada seized
Vancouver, Oct 19 (IANS) Canadian authorities have thwarted a major attempt at human smuggling, seizing a ship-load of refugees possibly from Sri Lanka near Vancouver Saturday.

Monday, October 19, 2009 8:48:55 AM

Elvis' hair sells for $15,000
New York, Oct 19 (DPA) A lock of Elvis Presley's hair sold for $15,000 to an anonymous telephone bidder at a Chicago auction Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Monday, October 19, 2009 8:00:52 AM

Three years on - Borat still censored in Kazakhstan
Moscow, Oct 18 (DPA) More than three years after its first release, 'Borat' - the fictional film about a Kazakh TV journalist created by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen - is still being censored in the central Asian republic, it was reported Sunday.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:24:13 PM

Pope recalls 'persecution' of missionaries
Vatican City, Oct 18 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI recalled Sunday the dangers faced by Catholic missionaries around the world, citing the recent murder of an Italian priest in Brazil and the abduction of an Irish priest in the Philippines.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 5:59:51 PM

Barrichello takes pole in chaotic conditions
Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct 18 (DPA) Championship-chasing Rubens Barrichello delighted the home fans Saturday as he took pole in chaotic conditions for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:44:27 PM

New Maradona video shows more obscenities
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (DPA) A newly released video showed Argentina football coach Diego Maradona making obscene gestures after Wednesday's key game even as controversy swirled over his verbal remarks after that match against Uruguay.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:35:58 PM

'Irresponsible' to send more troops to Afghanistan: US senator
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) John Kerry, an influential US senator, has cautioned President Barack Obama against raising troop levels in Afghanistan, saying it would be 'entirely irresponsible' to do so while the Afghan government remains in turmoil following national elections.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 1:26:58 PM

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