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Obama caps executive salaries of firms seeking federal aid
Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced tough restrictions on the salaries of Wall Street executives seeking government aid and slammed financial firms for shirking their responsibilities as the country suffers a severe recession.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:45:14 AM

UN to constitute panel to probe Benazir's killing
United Nations, Feb 5 (Xinhua) The UN will constitute a three-member panel to investigate the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a spokesperson of the global organisation announced Wednesday.

Thursday, February 05, 2009 12:12:48 AM

Holbrooke to visit India, Pakistan, Afghanistan
Washington, Feb 4 (Xinhua) US special envoy Richard Holbrooke will visit Pakistan, Afghanistan and India after a security conference in Germany this week, the State Department said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 11:59:39 PM

US, Britain call for 'temporary' truce, talks in Sri Lanka
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Insisting that the time had come for a political resolution of Sri Lanka's conflict, the US and Britain have called for a 'temporary no-fire' period as well as fresh talks between Colombo and the Tamil Tigers.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 7:36:22 PM

Lingering credit crisis choking US economy
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A lingering credit crisis is choking investment in moneymaking ventures that could help activate US economy mired in its worst downturn in decades, according to a new corporate survey.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 3:48:30 PM

Researchers developing gene targeting therapy to combat herpes
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A new gene targeting therapy is being developed by researchers to combat herpes simplex virus.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 3:17:50 PM

Lungs response to ozone causes wheezing, airway irritation
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers have identified factors that cause airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to a common urban air pollutant like ozone.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:53:59 PM

Prevailing academic culture influences healthcare delivery
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Prevailing academic culture in medical institutions is likely to hamper professionalism and general productivity, influencing the delivery of healthcare, experts said.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:43:06 PM

'Jaws of steel' helped primitive man crack hard nuts, seeds
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Our ancestors, going back 2.5 million years, had jaws of steel with which they cracked open hard nuts and objects, unlike human species today with much more delicate and smaller teeth, a research study has shown.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 2:14:46 PM

Clinton to make first visit abroad to Asia: Reports
Washington, Feb 4 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to buck tradition and make her first visit as the top US diplomat to Asia, rather than Europe or the Middle East, media reports said.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 1:30:01 PM

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