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Necklace makes Tamil woman suspect in Canada
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canadian authorities say that a Sri Lankan Tamil woman who entered the country aboard the smuggling ship MV Sun Sea in August is linked to the Tamil Tigers. The human smuggling ship had brought 492 Sri Lankan Tamils to Vancouver from Thailand after allegedly charging up to $50,000 from each of them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:08:12 AM

Mexicans attribute miracles to late Pope
Monterrey (Mexico), Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) An exhibition of personal items belonging to the late Pope John Paul II is drawing thousands here, with some claiming that the pilgrimage has helped them overcome illness.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:50:34 AM

US Senate advances nuclear pact with Russia
Washington, Dec 22 (DPA) The US Senate voted Tuesday to advance a nuclear arms pact with Russia, setting up a final vote to ratify the treaty, which requires the two countries to reduce their deployed nuclear warheads.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 7:05:34 AM

Apple removes Wikileaks app
San Francisco, Dec 22 (DPA) Apple has removed a WikiLeaks app from its store on the grounds that it violated the company's developer guidelines for applications for use on its iPhones and iPads, the company said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 6:29:59 AM

US stocks rise to highest levels in two years
New York, Dec 22 (DPA) Major US stock indices Tuesday closed at their highest levels in more than two years as investors looked to 2011 with increased confidence.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:16:16 AM

Lady Gaga groped by female fan
Los Angeles, Dec 22 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga was groped by a female fan in Paris on her way to a restaurant.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:56:24 AM

US census 2010: Population at 308.7 mn, growth rate slows
Washington, Dec 22 (DPA) The US population grew by 9.7 percent in the last decade to 308.7 million people, but the country's growth rate has slowed, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:17:01 AM

UN welcomes new government in Iraq
New York, Dec 22 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday welcomed the new government in Iraq and congratulated Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on his confirmation as head of the government.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:17:00 AM

Kallis emerges unhurt from car accident
Cape Town, Dec 21 (IANS) South African batsman Jacques Kallis was involved in a freak car accident here in the wee hours Tuesday but was unhurt and will be available for the Boxing Day Test against India in Durban.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:22:48 PM

Kallis injured in car accident
Cape Town, Dec 21 (IANS) South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, Man of the Match in the first Test against India, was involved in a freak car accident here in the wee hours of Tuesday but was unhurt and will be available for the Boxing Day Test in Durban.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 6:40:14 PM

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