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India-born US nuclear physicist Shiva Subramanya dead
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) India-born US nuclear physicist Shiva Subramanya is dead. He was 76, a family member said Friday.

Friday, February 06, 2009 3:40:33 PM

Phelps suspended from swimming, loses Kellogg contract
Washington, Feb 6 (DPA) American swimmer Michael Phelps, the winner of the most Olympic medals in history, was suspended Thursday from competing for three months and lost his lucrative contract with the Kellogg cereal company, newspaper reports said.

Friday, February 06, 2009 1:16:46 PM

'Slumdog' critics need to grow up: Anil Kapoor (Interview)
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) For the detractors of 'Slumdog Millionaire' who suggest that the Mumbai-based film featuring Indian actors would not have received half the acclaim it has had the director been an Indian, Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor has simple advice: 'Grow up.'

Friday, February 06, 2009 12:25:48 PM

Mob lynches suspected rapist in Venezuela
Caracas, Feb 6 (IANS) A suspected rapist was lynched, burned and dragged through the streets by residents of a west Caracas neighbourhood who accused the police of not doing their jobs, Venezuelan media has reported.

Friday, February 06, 2009 12:05:12 PM

Hilton's brother sued by gas station employee
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) A gas station employee has filed a lawsuit against the brother of socialite heiress Paris Hilton.

Friday, February 06, 2009 11:33:14 AM

`We may end up in Hudson', said pilot before crashing
New York, Feb 6 (DPA) Cockpit recordings of the ill-fated US Airways plane that crashed in the Hudson River last month reveal that the pilot calmly advised air traffic controllers, 'We're going to be in the Hudson'.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:54:09 AM

Brazilian president says he prays for Obama
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 6 (DPA) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said that he prays for US President Barack Obama to be successful in his efforts to overcome the ongoing economic and financial crisis.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:41:10 AM

Panel to probe Bhutto murder has limited duties, states Ban
New York, Feb 6 (DPA) A commission to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is limited to just six months and cannot carry out criminal proceedings, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the UN Security Council.

Friday, February 06, 2009 10:40:47 AM

Obama for global faith dialogue with religious leaders
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Noting that no religion, be it Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Hinduism, teaches hatred, President Barack Obama Thursday said he will reach out to world leaders to foster a more productive and peaceful dialogue on faith.

Friday, February 06, 2009 9:38:56 AM

Obama appoints Indian American in interfaith council
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has included an Indian American in a revamped White House office for faith-based and neighbourhood programmes, expanding an initiative started by the Bush administration to support charitable organisations delivering social services.

Friday, February 06, 2009 9:35:30 AM

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