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Harvard probes dozens of students on cheating allegation
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Harvard University said it is investigating dozens of undergraduate students over allegations of cheating on a take-home final exam in the last semester.

Friday, August 31, 2012 12:03:14 PM

Argentine oil firm looks to attract investors
Buenos Aires, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) The CEO of Argentine state-run oil firm YPF has expressed confidence in the company's future and urged multinational corporations to come on board as partners and help finance part of its $37.2 billion five-year plan.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:43:56 AM

Actress Roselyn Sanchez brings joy to kids with cancer
San Juan, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sanchez Thursday visited a group of children suffering from cancer at the San Jorge Hospital in San Juan and symbolically gave them a medal for participating in an upcoming triathlon to raise money to fight the disease.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:43:46 AM

UN chief hails report on power transfer in Maldives
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a report regarding the disputed transfer of power early this year in the Maldives, and called upon all parties concerned to accept relevant findings.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:40:56 AM

Sunita Williams takes fifth spacewalk
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has completed her fifth spacewalk lasting a near record eight hours and 17 minutes.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:33:22 AM

Iran doubled capacity at nuclear site: IAEA
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report said.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:31:37 AM

Roddick to retire after US Open
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) American veteran Andy Roddick has said he will retire after the US Open.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:19:30 AM

Romney promises to deliver what Obama could not
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A 100,000 red, white and blue balloons dropped from the ceiling in a rain of confetti as Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama with a promise to restore America's greatness.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:11:31 AM

Cornered by cops, robber in El Salvador kills himself
San Salvador, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) A man killed himself with a gunshot to the head when he was cornered by police after he and an accomplice robbed passengers on a bus in this capital, Salvadoran media said Thursday.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:06:01 AM

US Open: Sania-Bethanie advance to second round
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Sania Mirza of India and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, seeded 13th, advanced to the second round of the women's doubles at the US Open here at the Flushing Meadows.

Friday, August 31, 2012 10:56:03 AM

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