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Amazon cuts price of Kindle e-book reader
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) Online retail giant has joined the price war of e-book readers, and has slashed the price of its popular Kindle reader by more than a quarter.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:16:30 AM

31 dead in Brazil storms
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) At least 31 people have died in the storms that hit Brazil's northeastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, civil defence officials said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:45:47 AM

Holbrooke's plane lands in Afghanistan despite small arms fire
Washington, June 22 (DPA) The US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, landed in Afghanistan's contested Marjah region despite small-arms fire on the ground, US officials said Monday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:03:09 AM

11 killed as miscreants set bus afire in El Salvador
San Salvador, June 22 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed when unidentified miscreants sprayed fuel on a bus and set it afire here in the capital of El Salvador, officials said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:30:26 AM

Times Square bombing suspect pleads guilty
New York, June 22 (DPA) Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born terror suspect, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempting to detonate a bomb-laden van in New York's Times Square, when he was arraigned in a US federal court.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:01:19 AM

Wreckage of plane carrying Australian mining magnate found
Yaonde (Cameroon), June 22 (IANS) The wreckage of a plane carrying Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot has been found in the Republic of Congo, Xinhua reported.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:05:35 AM

EU foreign policy chief to visit India Tuesday
Brussels, June 22 (IANS) European Union (EU) Foreign and Security Policy Chief Catherine Ashton will visit India June 22-25 to promote bilateral relations, which is one of her top priorities during her mandate, EuAsiaNews reported.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:00:01 AM

Davidar had consensual relationship with Rundle: Lawyer
Toronto/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) David Davidar, former chief of Penguin-Canada, who was forced to leave his job following charges of sexual harassment, reportedly had a 'consensual flirtatious relationship' with his colleague Lisa Rundle, who in turn has accused him of harassing her with a flood of 'inappropriate e-mails and text messages' and behaviour, they said in separate statements Monday.

Monday, June 21, 2010 11:47:55 PM

Pakistan ranked 10th failed state; Kim Jong Il worst dictator
Washington, June 21 (IANS) North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il has been ranked the world's worst dictator, and Somalia tops Foreign Policy magazine's annual index of the world's failed states, with Pakistan in the 10th place.

Monday, June 21, 2010 11:37:53 PM

Gaga on cover of Rolling Stone magazine
Los Angles, June 21 (IANS) Pop singer Lady Gaga has made it to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time as she poses in her innerwear for the July issue.

Monday, June 21, 2010 11:31:57 PM

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