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Rajiv Shah wins high praise for Haiti efforts
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Rajiv Shah, the Indian-American administrator of USAID, who is leading the massive US rescue and recovery efforts in earthquake-hit Haiti, has come in for high praise for his extraordinary leadership qualities.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:37:04 AM

56 mn children will drop out of schools by 2015
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Lack of funds due to global economic crises would force 56 million children across the world to drop out of schools by 2015, a UN report said.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 9:46:26 AM

Democrats lose Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts
Washington, Jan 20 (DPA) Voters in the north-eastern state of Massachusetts dealt President Barack Obama's Democratic Party a major blow by electing a centre-right Republican to the seat long held by leftwing icon Ted Kennedy, who died last year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 9:20:46 AM

Celine Dion is decade's top earner
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Canadian pop diva Celine Dion is the top earner of the decade in the music world.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 9:01:37 AM

Yemeni militant group on US terror list
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The US has included a Yemeni militant group linked to the Al Qaeda terrorist network on its terror list, an Official said.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 8:18:13 AM

Mystery novelist Robert Parker dies
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (DPA) Robert Parker, author of the 'Spenser for Hire' books, which were developed into a successful TV series, has died in his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home at age 77, the Boston Globe reported.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:30:53 AM

'Love Story' author Erich Segal dies
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (DPA) Erich Segal, author of the tearjerker novel 'Love Story' and screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film version, has died at age 72, his daughter said, according to The New York Times.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:07:34 AM

US stocks jump, led by health industry
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) US stocks posted strong gains Tuesday on the back of health and pharmaceutical companies that are hoping a special election in Massachusetts will derail major reforms of the health-insurance system.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:02:57 AM

Woman found alive after one week in ruins
Port-au-Prince, Jan 20 (DPA) A woman in her 60s was pulled alive from the ruins of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince one week after a magnitude-7 earthquake destroyed much of the Haitian capital.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:50:33 AM

Most European men are descended from ancient farmers: Study
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A new study has found that most men in Europe descended from the first farmers who migrated from the Near East 10,000 years ago.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:09:08 AM

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