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Anti-UN protestors to go on hunger strike in Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 8 (DPA) Protests outside the UN office in Sri Lanka against a human rights abuse enquiry entered the third day Thursday, as some demonstrators decided to go on a hunger strike.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:50:14 AM

Jindal signs controversial guns in church law
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American Republican governor Bobby Jindal has signed a controversial law allowing holders of concealed-weapon permits to carry guns into houses of worship.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:45:43 AM

American East Coast roasts for second day
Washington, July 8 (IANS) America roasted for another day as temperatures approached or surpassed the 100-degree Fahrenheit (37.77 degrees Celsius) mark for a second consecutive day in many East Coast states with a deadly heat wave sweeping over the region.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:21:41 AM

India to grow at 9.50 percent in 2010: IMF
Washington, July 8 (IANS) India's growth will accelerate to about 9.50 percent in 2010 as robust corporate profits and favourable financing conditions fuel investment, and then settle to 8.50 percent in 2011, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) projections.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:26:11 AM

Los Angeles serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' arrested
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) A fifty-seven year old man, nicknamed 'Grim Sleeper', who allegedly killed 11 people over a period of 22 years here has been arrested, police said.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 8:08:12 AM

Former US congressman pleads guilty to terrorist conspiracy
Washington, July 8 (DPA) A former US congressman has pleaded guilty in connection with a terrorist financing conspiracy that sent money to Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the US Justice Department said Wednesday.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 6:40:37 AM

Quake jolts California
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted the southern part of the US state of California, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualties, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 6:05:14 AM

Bin Laden's driver pleads guilty at Guantanamo
Washington, July 8 (IANS) A Sudanese man who served as a bodyguard and driver for Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden has pleaded guilty before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to assisting bin Laden and others in plotting the 9/11 attacks.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:42:50 AM

GM to sell parts division to China
New York, July 8 (DPA) US carmaker General Motors said Wednesday it has agreed to sell a steering parts division to a Chinese group.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 4:48:18 AM

Irish firm charged with transferring military parts to Iran
Washington, July 8 (DPA) The US government has charged an Irish firm and two of its executives with illegally exporting US parts for military aircraft to Iran, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 4:43:22 AM

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