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Hurricane Earl threatens US East Coast
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US officials Tuesday warned residents across much of the US East Coast to prepare for strong surf and potential evacuations ahead of Hurricane Earl, which has already left a trail of damage across the north-eastern Caribbean.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010 2:42:28 AM

HP to pay $55 mn to settle kickback claims
San Francisco, Aug 31 (DPA) Technology giant HP has agreed to pay the US government $55 million to settle allegations that the company gave illegal kickbacks to other firms that recommended its products to government agencies, according to the Department of Justice.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:30:55 PM

US man charged with hate crime for stabbing Muslim cabbie
New York, Aug 31 (DPA) A 21-year-old American suspected of knifing a Muslim taxi driver in New York has been charged with attempted murder and assault, which could put him in jail for 25 years if convicted, news reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:11:00 PM

NASA experts arrive in Chile to help in miners' rescue
Santiago, Aug 31 (DPA) Experts of the US space agency NASA arrived in Chile Tuesday to contribute to the rescue of 33 miners trapped 700 metres under the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:09:18 PM

Demi Moore goes dirty dancing with Snoop Dogg
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore couldn't care less if husband Ashton Kutcher was looking - she went ahead and had great fun dirty dancing with rapper Snoop Dogg in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:00:31 PM

71 percent New Yorkers oppose mosque near Ground Zero
New York, Aug 31 (DPA) Despite their support for freedom of religion, 71 percent of New Yorkers believe the planned mosque and Islamic community centre near Ground Zero should be built 'somewhere else' and not two blocks from the terrorist-destroyed World Trade Centre, a poll said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:54:22 PM

World Bank cites Andhra water project for food security
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) With the global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, the World Bank has cited India's Improved Rural Community Water Project in Andhra Pradesh as a model for better water management.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:02:48 PM

Indian scribe wins American Geophysical Union Award
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) India's Pallava Bagla has won the American Geophysical Union (AGU) David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for his articles on the impact of climate change on the Himalayan glaciers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:01:11 PM

Madonna uses own furniture for directorial project
New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Pop queen Madonna seems to be cutting costs on the production of her directorial project 'W.E.' as she is using her personal furniture in the film.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:59:27 PM

Dutch drub India 7-1 in women's World Cup hockey
Rosario (Argentina), Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team slumped to their biggest World Cup defeat as they were crushed 1-7 by the defending champions Netherlands in their opening Pool A match here.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:28:50 PM

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