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Dali originals donated to Salvation Army
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (EFE) An anonymous donor has given several works by Spanish artist Salvador Dali to the Salvation Army in Houston, ABC news reported.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:07:23 AM

Brazil swine flu toll 577, highest in world
Brasilia, Aug 28 (EFE) A total of 577 people have died from swine flu in Brazil, putting the South American nation at the top of the list of countries reporting fatalities from the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, the health ministry said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:04:17 AM

Kidnapped US girl resurfaces after 18 years as sex slave
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) A woman who was snatched as an 11-year-old from a bus stop was reunited Thursday with her family after spending 18 years as the captive of a convicted rapist who fathered her two children, police said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 6:15:34 AM

Dell profit drops 23 percent but beats expectations
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) US computer maker Dell reported a 23-percent drop in second-quarter profits Thursday as corporate spending continued to lag.

Friday, August 28, 2009 5:18:10 AM

US stocks gain on GDP report, oil rise
New York, Aug 28 (DPA) US stocks gained Thursday after economic output figures signalled that the country's recession could be nearing an end.

Friday, August 28, 2009 4:49:56 AM

Renewed mandate for UN mission in southern Lebanon
New York, Aug 27 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Thursday renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon for another year and called on parties in conflict in the region to abide by the ceasefire.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:40:19 PM

NASA delays Discovery launch
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) NASA has delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery by 24 hours to allow more time to review data about a suspect valve in the liquid hydrogen fuel tank, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 11:37:38 PM

US recession easing: GDP unchanged at 1 percent drop
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) The US economy shrank 1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, a sign that the recession slowed dramatically, according to a government estimate Thursday that was unchanged from its original prediction made last month.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:40:54 PM

Heat turns high-fructose corn syrup into honey bee killer
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Heat fosters the formation of a potentially dangerous toxic substance in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) killing honey bees who had the syrup, says a new study. This may also have implications for humans as soft drinks and dozens of other food substances contain HFCS.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 4:14:33 PM

Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 4:03:35 PM

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