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Mehsud's elimination 'very big deal' for Pakistan: Holbrooke
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke says Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud's elimination last week was a 'very big deal' in terms of security efforts in Pakistan.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:59:14 AM

Obama presents Medal of Freedom to Bangladesh's Muhammed Yunus
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, to 16 people who have made a difference in the nation and the world.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:54:22 AM

Soviet holiday haven looks for new place in the sun
Riga, Aug 13 (DPA) The Amber Coast sanatorium, located in the Latvian seaside resort of Jurmala, features a dacha where Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev would greet his guests. A clock with a hammer-and-sickle pendulum ticks in the corner, just as it did during the Breznhev era; a portrait of Lenin stares down from the wall.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 7:42:13 AM

Obama honors Tutu, Kennedy with freedom medal
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) US President Barack Obama bestowed the highest US civilian honour to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and US Senator Edward Kennedy and 14 others at the White House Wednesday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 6:52:16 AM

US stocks rally on Fed outlook
New York, Aug 13 (DPA) US stocks rallied Wednesday after two straight days of losses, buoyed by the Federal Reserve's more upbeat assessment of the state of the country's economy.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:35:58 AM

Teen birth rates higher in US than rest developed world
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) The birth rate among US teenagers is twice the average for all developed nations and has increased in recent years, according to a report released Wednesday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:37:17 AM

US Fed sees recovery as interest rates kept at 0 percent
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates at near 0 percent Wednesday and showed no signs of changing course as it said the US may be emerging from a 20-month recession.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:44:23 AM

Chavez shot at golf 'out of bounds': US
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was 'out of bounds' by suggesting that golf was a bourgeois sport, the US State Department has said, defending the sport as a 'truly global' game played by people with a variety of backgrounds.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:35:32 AM

First US swine flu victim's family to sue for $40 mn
New York, Aug 13 (DPA) The family of the first fatal swine flu victim in New York has filed papers in court with the intention of suing the local government for $40 million, news reports said Wednesday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:43:48 AM

US Fed keeps interest rates steady near 0 percent
Washington, Aug 13 (DPA) The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate at near 0 percent Wednesday and showed no signs of changing course as the US begins to emerge from a 20-month recession.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:29:43 AM

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