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US earmarks $1 bn for swine flu vaccine
Washington, May 23 (DPA) The US government Friday earmarked $1 billion to gear up for production of a vaccine to head off influenza A(H1N1), the so-called swine flu, in the autumn.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:07:55 AM

Obama signs credit card reform bill
Washington, May 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a legislation that makes it more difficult for credit card providers to raise fees and interest rates.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:36:21 AM

UN postpones economic summit
New York, May 23 (DPA) The UN General Assembly decided Friday to postpone a much publicised summit on the world financial and economic crisis because several government leaders could not attend.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:20:01 AM

UNSC shows concern for Myanmar's Suu Kyi
New York, May 23 (DPA) The UN Security Council issued Friday a statement expressing 'concern' over the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar's military junta, calling for her release as well as the release of 'all political prisoners'.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:02:24 AM

Obama updates military plans for Iran
Washington, May 22 (DPA) The Pentagon has, at the request of President Barack Obama, updated its plans for using military force against Iran, Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

Friday, May 22, 2009 10:44:20 PM

Robert De Niro becomes a grandfather
New York, May 22 (IANS) Veteran Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has become a grandfather and is celebrating the birth of his grandson.

Friday, May 22, 2009 7:20:05 PM

Mariah Carey auctioning dress for charity
New York, May 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Mariah Carey is auctioning a dress that was designed for her by a fan on eBay site to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

Friday, May 22, 2009 7:06:56 PM

Rihanna not dating rapper Graham
New York, May 22 (IANS) Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham has said that he isn't dating singer Rihanna.

Friday, May 22, 2009 7:05:40 PM

Messi can't wait for Champions League final
Barcelona, May 22 (DPA) Barcelona's Argentine striker Lionel Messi is excited about Wednesday's Champions League final in Rome against Manchester United.

Friday, May 22, 2009 5:17:18 PM

Mexico City lowers flu alert level to normal
Mexico City, May 22 (Xinhua) Authorities in Mexico city have lowered the epidemiological alert level to green after a month-long outbreak of influenza A(H1N1), which has killed 75 people in the country so far.

Friday, May 22, 2009 5:15:57 PM

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