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Obama names Nancy Powell as India envoy
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named Nancy Powell, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Pakistan and to Nepal, to be the next ambassador to India and fill a half-year vacancy.

Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:55:42 AM

Obama greets Medvedev on Russia''s joining of WTO
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and congratulated him on Russia''s accession into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the White House said in a statement.

Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:50:01 AM

Man kills three in shooting rampage in US
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Two people were killed while two others injured after a gunman opened fire Friday in an office building of southern California''s Los Angeles city.

Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:46:46 AM

New tool to pick out hidden patterns in vast data sets
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a statistical tool that can pick out unsuspected or hidden patterns in mountains of data in a way that no other software programme can.

Friday, December 16, 2011 7:38:04 PM

Blood test to tell whether anti-depressants work
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) In a brand new discovery in the field of psychiatry, scientists have found a new method by which it can be known whether an anti-depressant drug will work on a depressed patient or not. It involves a blood test for a protein called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).

Friday, December 16, 2011 5:54:20 PM

Personal animosity should not shut down government: Obama
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With a political gridlock again threatening a government shutdown, US President Barack Obama has accused opposition Republicans of grinding things to a halt over personal animosity toward him -- as well as an inability to compromise.

Friday, December 16, 2011 5:42:23 PM

Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and that too could be waived.

Friday, December 16, 2011 4:25:55 PM

Writer, intellectual Christopher Hitchens dies of cancer
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The celebrated British-American author and columnist Christopher Hitchens died of cancer-related complications at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 62.

Friday, December 16, 2011 3:59:52 PM

Scientists isolate bug protein to trap viruses
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) With the help of a bug protein isolated from sewage, scientists have successfully trapped and neutralised enteric viruses -- which, surviving for a long time in water, can infect the intestinal tract and cause gastroenteritis.

Friday, December 16, 2011 2:03:49 PM

Richards lambasts WICB for its handling of Gayle issue
St. John''s (Antigua), Dec 16 (IANS/CMC) Cricketing legend Vivian Richards has lambasted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its inept handling of the dispute with former captain Chris Gayle.

Friday, December 16, 2011 1:25:45 PM

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