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Chavez speaks of 'good start' in ties with Obama
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The first meeting between US President Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez was a 'good start', the Venezuelan president said Saturday.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 3:48:11 AM

South American presidents hail dialogue with Obama
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The meeting Saturday between US President Barack Obama and his South America counterparts was described as 'cordial, respectful and open' and one in which Cuba was 'permanently' on the table.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 2:28:39 AM

US concerned over journalist's jail sentence by Iran
Washington/Tehran, April 18 (DPA) The US expressed deep concern Saturday over an eight-year prison sentence imposed by the Iranian judiciary on Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi for spying.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:59:36 PM

Prakash crashes out of Mexican challenger
Mexico City, April 18 (IANS) India's Prakash Amritraj crashed out in the quarter-finals of $35,000 ATP challenger tennis tournament, losing to Belgian Dick Norman.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 6:01:58 PM

Two Indian Americans named on Obama team
Washington, April 18 (IANS) President Barack Obama has formed a three-man team, including two Indian Americans, to help break Washington's 'bad habits' of wasteful spending and move recession-hit America from recovery to prosperity.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:30:33 PM

Nadal saves energy to qualify for Monte Carlo Masters final
Monte Carlo, April 18 (DPA) Rafael Nadal saved energy, earning two wins in a total of three hours to blast into his fifth straight semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:30:08 PM

Herbal supplements risky for cosmetic surgery patients
Washington, April 18 (IANS) 'Natural' or 'herbal' formulations like ginseng, garlic or ginkgo biloba can have deleterious effects when taken weeks before cosmetic surgery, warns a study.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:59:22 PM

Smart card material to help computers switch on instantly
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Ultra-thin ferro-electric materials used in smart cards will soon make computers more efficient by enabling them to switch on instantly.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:48:06 PM

Single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer
Washington, April 18 (IANS) A single rogue cell triggers prostate cancer, according to a study of 33 autopsies.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:33:26 PM

World's biggest newsprint co. files for bankruptcy
Toronto, April 18 (IANS) AbitibiBowater Inc., the world biggest newsprint producer and one of Canada's oldest companies, has filed for bankruptcy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 12:01:59 PM

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