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Marion Jones starts new career in basketball
Tulsa (Oklahoma), March 11 (DPA) Disgraced sprinter Marion Jones signed a free-agent contract Wednesday to play basketball in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) with the Tulsa Shock.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:01:56 AM

Unesco to help restore Haitian cultural heritage
Port-au-Prince, March 11 (IANS) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) will set up a committee to help restore the Haitian cultural heritage damaged in a devastating earthquake in the Caribbean nation.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:52:43 AM

'Jihad Jane', the woman who plotted terror in South Asia via internet
Washington, March 10 (IANS) A middle-aged American woman, nicknamed 'Jihad Jane', has been charged with using e-mail, YouTube videos, phony travel documents and a burning desire to kill 'or die trying,' to help terrorists in South Asia and Europe.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:45:49 PM

Russian car sales fall year-on-year in January-February
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sales of new passenger cars in Russia in January-February 2010 decreased by 34 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:08:02 PM

Indians, Pakistanis to become biggest non-white group in Canada
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) With immigration and higher birth rates among non-whites fast changing the demographic face of Canada, minorities will account for almost a third of the country's population by 2031, according to figures released Tuesday.Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis will become the biggest group, accounting for 28 percent of the non-white population.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:03:40 PM

Church must probe sex abuse claims: Vatican
Vatican City, March 10 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican said Tuesday that the Catholic Church must do everything possible to investigate claims of sex abuse in Ireland, Germany, Austria and Holland.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:02:54 PM

India gets big response at global mining meet
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) India has drawn a huge response at the world's biggest mining conference here, with Ontario province signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with New Delhi to exploit India's mineral wealth.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:02:44 PM

43 percent Americans have less than $10,000 for retirement
Washington, March 10 (IANS) As the number of American workers with virtually no retirement savings grew for the third straight year, over four in 10 had less than $10,000, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:43:47 AM

US minted more millionaires in 2009
Washington, March 10 (IANS) America's millionaires are on the rise again after their ranks thinned out during the 2008 market meltdown, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:24:04 AM

Canadian firm makes new oil discovery in Colombia
Bogota, March 10 (IANS/EFE) Canadian-owned Pacific Rubiales has made a new oil discovery at an exploration well located in Colombia's Llanos Orientales region, a media report said.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:45:54 AM

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