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Obama postpones Asia trip to focus on health reform
Washington, March 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has postponed until June his trip to Asia, the White House announced Thursday, as fellow Democrats scrambled for support ahead of an expected final vote on health care reform this weekend in the House of Representatives.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:53:40 PM

Obama signs $18-bn jobs bill
Washington, March 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Thursday signed a nearly $18-billion jobs bill into law, hoping the measure will be the first of many to bring the labour market out of a long slump.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:51:19 PM

Sandra Bullock moves out of family home
New York, March 18 (IANS) Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has reportedly moved out of the house she shares with husband Jesse James following reports of his infidelity.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:27:50 PM

Canadian universities line up for India
Toronto, March 18 (IANS) Many Canadian universities and colleges are likely to enter India after the Indian parliament passes a bill to allow foreign educational institutions to set up independent campuses in the country.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:19:04 PM

Toyota faces criminal charges in Canada
Toronto, March 18 (IANS) Toyota may be slapped with criminal charges in Canada for hiding accelerator problems from motorists even as it was trying to fix it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:52:53 AM

Bolivia to invest nearly $125 mn in power projects
La Paz, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales's administration plans to invest $124.7 million this year in projects that will expand electricity generation and supply the domestic market, a minister said.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:53:54 AM

Brazilian firm to invest $400 mn in Colombia
Bogota, March 18 (EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy company Petrobras plans to invest close to $400 million in Colombia over the next three years, Colombian business daily Portafolio reported Wednesday.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:51:08 AM

Former Colombian army officer jailed for eight killings
Bogota, March 18 (IANS/EFE) A former Colombian army captain has been sentenced by a judge to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2005 killings of eight people, including three children, in Antioquia and Cordoba provinces, authorities said.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:49:32 AM

US, Pakistan set to hold first strategic dialogue
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The United States and Pakistan will hold their first Strategic Dialogue here next week with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi co-chairing the talks.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:37:12 AM

Body of Argentine actors' missing son found at morgue
Buenos Aires, March 18 (IANS/EFE) The body of Lucas Rebolini, who had been reported missing by his parents, Argentine actors Antonio Grimau and Leonor Manso, was discovered at the Buenos Aires morgue, prosecutors said.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:36:26 AM

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