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US stocks tumble amid conflicting economic news
New York, Sep 25 (DPA) Wall Street benchmarks lost ground Thursday after a renewed, unexpected drop was reported in sales of existing homes, despite an earlier reported surprise decrease in new unemployment claims had pointed to a stabilizing economy.

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:48:04 AM

Police disperse protestors with tear gas in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Sep 25 (DPA) Police in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday used tear gas to disperse dozens of demonstrators gathered to protest the Group of 20 summit, media reports said.

Friday, September 25, 2009 3:57:09 AM

Strong quake rocks Mexico
Mexico City, Sep 25 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked the western parts of Mexico Thursday, officials said.

Friday, September 25, 2009 3:48:26 AM

Twitter to get $100 mn in financing
San Francisco, Sep 25 (DPA) Internet messaging sensation Twitter is to close a new funding round of $100 million from investors who value the company as high as $1 billion, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Friday, September 25, 2009 3:31:00 AM

Japan to be bridge on nuclear, climate, economic issues: Hatoyama
New York, Sep 25 (DPA) Japan's new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Thursday his government will act as a bridge between nuclear and non-nuclear states because Japan has suffered the devastation of atomic bombs in 1945.

Friday, September 25, 2009 3:27:58 AM

Moon water: NASA thanks Indian space agency for partnership
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has been successful in finding traces of water on the lunar surface, the US space agency NASA said here Thursday, and thanked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the partnership.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:56:37 PM

Air India scouts for chief operating officer
Pittsburgh, Sep 24 (IANS) Beleaguered flag carrier Air India has begun a global hunt for a chief operating officer to streamline operations and help it come out of the financial mess that has led to accumulated losses of over $4 billion.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:25:06 PM

G20 leaders set for summit on financial crisis, regulation
Pittsburgh, Sep 24 (IANS) As G20 leaders converged here for their third summit, a major consensus that has emerged is economies like India have a key role to play in restoring normalcy in the global financial system and to overcome the current economic downturn.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:24:55 PM

Afghan man indicted in US bombing conspiracy
Washington, Sep 24 (DPA) A federal court in New York has indicted an Afghan man on charges of conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in the US, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:57:08 PM

Security Council adopts measure to stop spread of nukes
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council in a rare meeting of heads of state, led for the first time by a US president, adopted a resolution Thursday focused on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 10:33:13 PM

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