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US collector willing to stop auction of Gandhi items
Washington, March 3 (IANS) James Otis, the California collector who plans to sell possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, says Indian officials have not approached him but, if they did, he would be willing to try to resolve the issue.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 7:49:18 AM

Raul Castro changes key figures in Cuban government
Havana, March 3 (DPA) Cuban President Raul Castro Monday undertook a major cabinet reshuffle removing key figures like Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Carlos Lage, secretary of the Cuban Council of Ministers.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 6:25:49 AM

Dow falls below 7,000 after AIG's massive loss
New York, March 3 (DPA) The Dow Jones Industrial Average Monday fell below 7,000 points for the first time since 1997, following stock sell-offs across the globe after American International Group Inc (AIG) reported a $62-billion quarterly loss.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:46:25 AM

US researchers identify gene involved in pancreatic cancer
Washington, March 3 (Xinhua) Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a gene that is overexpressed in 90 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer, the most deadly type of cancer.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 4:30:33 AM

Wall Street plummets amid global sell-off
New York, March 3 (Xinhua) Wall Street plunged Monday with the Dow Jones average dropping almost 300 points to go below 7,800 amid global sell-off. All major indexes plunged more than 3 percent at the closing.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 2:34:31 AM

UN condemns murders of Guinea-Bissau president, army general
New York, March 3 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday strongly condemned the assassinations of Guinea-Bissau's President Joao Bernardo Vieira and Army chief General Batista Tagme Na Waie.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 1:46:14 AM

Dow falls below 7,000 after AIG's massive loss
New York, March 2 (DPA) The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 7,000 points for the first time since 1997 in early trading on Wall Street Monday, following stock sell-offs across the globe after American International Group Inc (AIG) reported a $62-billion quarterly loss.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 12:55:54 AM

US calls for end to violence in Guinea-Bissau
Washington, March 2 (DPA) The US Monday called for an end to the violence in the small West African country of Guinea-Bissau following the slaying of the nation's president.

Monday, March 02, 2009 11:38:58 PM

Obama nominates Sebelius as health secretary
Washington, March 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday nominated Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as health secretary, his second choice for what will be a critical post in the new administration.

Monday, March 02, 2009 11:37:22 PM

US comes to the aid of AIG hit by record $62 bn loss
Washington, March 2 (IANS) As American International Group (AIG) reported a stunning $61.7 billion quarterly loss - the biggest quarterly loss in corporate history, the US government agreed to pump in another $30 billion to rescue the insurance giant.

Monday, March 02, 2009 8:46:30 PM

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