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Cure for multiple sclerosis now possible
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Canadian researchers have successfully reversed multiple sclerosis in rodents, spelling hope for humans.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:41:34 AM

Prakash wins in doubles but Somdev loses
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Third seeds Prakash Amritraj of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan have entered the second round of the doubles at the Levene Gouldin & Thomas Tennis Challenger here at Binghamton, beating Americans Lester Cook and John Paul Gruttero, 6-3, 6-2.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:11:53 AM

US gearing up for second wave of swine flu
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) One of the worst hit nations, the US is gearing up for a second wave of the swine flu virus fearing a new attack that could lead to major disruptions in schools, workplaces and hospitals within weeks.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:29:03 AM

Microsoft ordered to stop selling Word in US
Washington/Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) A US judge has ordered Microsoft to stop selling its popular Word document creation application in the country in 60 days after finding that the software contains technology that violates a patent held by a third party.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 9:29:55 AM

US asks Colombo, Tamil diaspora to seek political reconciliation
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US has asked the Sri Lankan government and the American Tamil community to seek opportunities to engage one another on political reconciliation and the reconstruction of Sri Lanka.

Thursday, August 13, 2009 9:09:07 AM

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

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