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Scientist unravels moon dust mystery
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Forty years after Apollo's moon mission, a scientist has figured out why moon dust is so sticky, ruining scientific equipment and endangering astronauts' health.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:47:44 AM

US incest father sentenced to life
Los Angeles, April 18 (DPA) A 48-year-old US man who sexually assaulted his daughter for nearly two decades and fathered her three children was sentenced to 109 years to life in prison.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:37:40 AM

Obama signals new beginning with Cuba
Port-of-Spain, April 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has signalled the opening of a 'new beginning with Cuba' but said it will still be a long journey despite initial steps he has already taken.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:21:04 AM

Pakistan's break-up will threaten US, India: Experts
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US officials see little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan from disintegrating into fiefdoms controlled by Islamist warlords and terrorists, posing a security threat to both the US and India, according to a leading newspaper group.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:10:20 AM

Asia Society calls for strategy to avert water crisis
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Warning that decreased access to a safe, stable water supply in Asia 'will have a profound impact on security throughout the region', the Asia Society has sought a strategy to avert a crisis in countries like India.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:41:37 AM

Indian American Rajiv Shah to head Obama's agro-research
Washington, April 18 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named Rajiv J. Shah, an Indian American scientist managing a programme at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help the world's poor lead healthy and productive lives, to a key post.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:15:18 AM

Pandit's Citi takes surprise swing to net profit
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Ailing banking giant Citigroup, led by Indian American chief executive Vikram Pandit, has surprised Wall Street to deliver its first profit in more than a year, helped by strength within its investment banking division.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:57:47 AM

Canadian nabbed for trying to ship n-devices to Iran
Toronto, April 18 (IANS) A Canadian of Iranian origin has been arrested for trying to send nuclear technology to Iran, police said here Friday.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:10:46 AM

US stocks up slightly, capping a strong week
New York, April 18 (DPA) US stocks edged up Friday, ending another positive week that was led by better-than-expected earnings from the banking industry.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 5:34:04 AM

Hollywood studios and actors reach tentative pay agreement
Los Angeles, April 18 (DPA) Hollywood's movie studios Friday reached a tentative pay agreement with the Screen Actors Guild, the largest actors' union, ten months after the previous contract expired.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:59:13 AM

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