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Jindal to criticise Obama's stimulus plan
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to offer a spirited criticism of the Democrats' stimulus plan while stressing on the need to forge bipartisanship in Washington during the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's address to Congress.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:48:53 AM

Big gains for Canadian markets
Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's assessment Tuesday that the recession may be over by the end of the year had a positive impact even on Canadian markets.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:48:27 AM

Top samba schools strut their stuff at Rio carnival
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (EFE) Six top samba schools at the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro have got members of the public moving to the beat with shows that last until dawn.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:00:21 AM

Study links teen sex to degrading songs
Los Angeles, Feb 25 (DPA) A new study has found that kids who listen to music with raunchy lyrics are more likely to engage in sexual activity than kids who don't.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:29:58 AM

Pakistani foreign minister assures US on terrorism
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured the US that his country will work with Washington to fight terrorism.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:58:09 AM

Pakistan urgently needs $4-5 bn, says US senator
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US and Europe must give Pakistan $4-5 billion in urgent aid or risk seeing the nuclear-armed country slip into chaos, two leading US foreign policy voices warned Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:39:39 AM

Bulk of US troops may leave Iraq by August 2010
Washington, Feb 25 (Xinhua) President Barak Obama plans to withdraw majority of the US troops from Iraq by August 2010, officials said.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:14:47 AM

Crude futures rebound as US stocks rally
New York, Feb 25 (Xinhua) Crude oil prices rose Tuesday despite dim economic data as US stocks rallied from a 12-year low.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:55:00 AM

Colombian rebels desert group after drugging commanders
Bogota, Feb 25 (IANS) Fifteen rebels of Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) have deserted the group after drugging their commanders with a sleep-inducing plant in the deep jungles of the country's southwestern Narino province, EFE reported.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:42:33 AM

Google apologises for Gmail outage that affected millions
San Francisco, Feb 25 (DPA) Google Tuesday apologised for an outage that struck possibly millions of users of its email system, Gmail, earlier in the day.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:27:30 AM

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