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Senator Edward Kennedy dies at 77
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) US Senator Edward Kennedy, who became the Kennedy family's political standard bearer after his brothers, president John F. Kennedy and senator Robert Kennedy, were assassinated, has died at 77 after battling brain cancer.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:09:09 PM

I entered public life to follow Obama' example: Indian American
Chicago, Aug 26 (IANS) Raja Krishnamoorthi, who has been an adviser to President Barack Obama during his campaign for the US Senate, has formally announced his campaign for the post of Illinois state comptroller. Krishnamoorthi shares more than just his alma mater with Obama. Like Obama, New Delhi-born Krishnamoorthi went to Harvard Law School.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:01:40 PM

Brazilian priest caught trying to molest boy has AIDS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 26 (EFE) A Catholic priest who was arrested three weeks ago for trying to sexually abuse a 14-year-old boy is suffering from AIDS, according to medical exams whose results were published by the Brazilian press.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:21:56 AM

Oxen taking over from tractors in Cuba
Havana, Aug 26 (EFE) The Cuban government is creating centres for training thousands of oxen as the island's farm sector struggles with a shortage of tractors, fuel and the money to buy them, Communist Party daily Granma has said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:21:40 AM

Peru distributes laptops in villages with no electricity
Lima, Aug 26 (EFE) Peruvian authorities handed out 2,656 laptop computers to children in 73 villages without taking into account that 50 of them lack electricity, El Comercio newspaper has said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:19:45 AM

People can keep drugs for personal use: Argentine court
Buenos Aires, Aug 26 (EFE) Criminal penalties for possession of drugs for personal use are unconstitutional, Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled, overturning the convictions of five people who were arrested with several marijuana joints.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:19:34 AM

Senator Edward Kennedy dead
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) US Senator Edward Kennedy, who become the Kennedy family's political standard bearer after his brothers president John F. Kennedy and senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated, has died at 77 after battling brain cancer, US news reports said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:16:33 AM

Foreign direct investment in Brazil plunges 60 percent
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 26 (EFE) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Brazil totalled $1.29 billion last month, down 60.3 percent from July 2008, the central bank has said.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:16:08 AM

Teens' risky behaviour may signal mature brain
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Adolescents who engage in dangerous behaviour may be a sign of more mature brains, says a new study.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:05:59 AM

With Bernanke, Obama seeks continuity in time of crisis
Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) President Barack Obama made the safe choice in re-appointing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term, preferring not to roil financial markets and keep his economic team in place as the US begins to pull out of recession.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:40:38 AM

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