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Mexico bans junk foods in schools
Mexico City, April 15 (IANS/EFE) In a bid to prevent children from being obese, Mexico has banned junk food in schools and made physical training mandatory for students.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:43:03 AM

Canadian currency becomes costlier than US dollar
Toronto, April 15 (IANS) Driven up by rising commodity and oil prices, the Canadian dollar has crossed parity with the US dollar for the first time in two years.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:28:46 AM

Manmohan to cement India's global role at IBSA, BRIC summits
Brasilia, April 15 (IANS) It is set to be a week of hectic multilateral diplomacy for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who arrived here Wednesday evening on a three-day visit to participate in two back-to-back summits of IBSA and BRIC countries.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:44:33 AM

Indian-American on trial for selling bomber secrets to China
Washington, April 15 (IANS) An Indian-American B-2 stealth bomber engineer Noshir Gowadia is under trial in a US court on charges of selling defence secrets to China, but his lawyer says such 'meaningless' information was no secret.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:08:14 AM

IAEA seeks more funds after nuclear security summit
United Nations, April 15 (IANS) The United Nations agency that plays a leading role in trying to stop terrorists getting their hands on nuclear materials is seeking greater funding to carry out its task following this week's Washington summit on nuclear security.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:04:47 AM

India has more mobile telephones than toilets: UN report
United Nations, April 15 (IANS) More people in India, the world's second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN study on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:00:41 AM

Barber shops run by cooperatives in Cuba
Havana, April 15 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has converted a dozen Havana barber shops into cooperatives, whose employees now administer them and decide on the prices they'll charge and the hours they'll be open, as part of the tentative reforms announced by President Raul Castro.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:43:13 AM

Jim Carrey apologises for Tiger Woods tweets
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jim Carrey has apologised for his tweets on golfer Tiger Woods' cheating scandal.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:22:11 AM

Manmohan arrives in Brazil for IBSA, BRIC summits
Brasilia, April 15 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in the Brazilian capital Wednesday to attend two back-to-back multilateral summits that aim at greater cooperation among top emerging economies of the world.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:08:58 AM

US pursuing Iran sanctions with 'sense of urgency'
Washington, April 15 (DPA) The US is pursuing UN Security Council sanctions on Iran with a 'sense of urgency' for its continued defiance of international demands to come clean about its nuclear activities, a senior US official has said.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:41:56 AM

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