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Americans confident Obama can handle terrorism: Poll
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Most Americans remain confident that President Barack Obama's administration can protect the country from terrorism despite the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a US airliner, according to a new national poll.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:02:51 AM

Financial crisis eliminated 2.2 mn jobs in Latin America
Lima, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) The economic crisis eliminated 2.2 million jobs last year in Latin America and the Caribbean, a figure that boosted the rate of unemployment from 7.5 percent to 8.4 percent, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:32:52 AM

`Lack of hard currency Cuba's most pressing problem'
Havana, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo has said that a shortage of hard currency remains the most pressing problem for the island's communist government.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:24:12 AM

Baby alive after being hurled five floors down trash chute
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) A newborn baby survived after being thrown down a trash chute from the fifth floor of a residential building in this Brazilian city, police said.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:23:47 AM

Mumbai terror suspect Headley's status hearing postponed
Chicago, Jan 12 (IANS) A Chicago court has postponed till Feb 23 a hearing on the status of the case against Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:12:48 AM

Oscar frontrunners nominated for Writers Guild Awards
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (DPA) The movies 'Avatar', 'The Hurt Locker', 'Precious' and 'Up in the Air' were all nominated for screenwriting awards by the Writers Guild of America Monday, cementing their status as front runners at the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 8:54:27 AM

Watching TV is cutting short your life
New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Beware, couch time is shortening your life!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 8:44:58 AM

US stocks up as global economy shows signs of recovery
New York, Jan 12 (DPA) US stocks rose Monday as traders were hopeful the global economy is on the path to recovery and companies were optimistic of bringing in increased earnings.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 4:08:12 AM

US rejects North Korea's call for peace treaty
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) US Monday rejected North Korea's proposal to discuss a peace treaty saying Pyongyang should first take steps towards denuclearisation.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 4:07:14 AM

Sex-bot debuts at porn industry confab
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (DPA) High technology has come to the glamorous world of sex dolls. A company called True Companion said Monday that it has debuted the world's first sex robot, named Roxxxy, complete with artificial intelligence that give her a life-like personality and flesh-like synthetic skin that can make her feel like a real woman.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:28:07 AM

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