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Kavya Shivashankar spells history for Indian American kids
Washington, May 29 (IANS) It was a dream come true for Kavya Shivashankar as she made history by lifting the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy to bring a third back-to-back victory of the prestigious championship to an Indian American kid.

Friday, May 29, 2009 9:43:36 AM

Indian American kid is champion Spelling Bee in US
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Kavya Shivashankar made history as she lifted the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy giving a third back-to-back victory of the prestigious US championship by an Indian American kid.

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:40:47 AM

Canada urged to woo Indian students after Australian attacks
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) The attacks on Indian students in Australia offer a great opportunity for Canada to ramp up enrolment from the country, says the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) which represents Canadian companies doing business in India.

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:07:20 AM

Pakistan making more deadly, deliverable nukes: US think tank
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan is likely supplementing or replacing its current uranium-based nuclear weapon arsenal with plutonium-based weapons that will be more destructive and deliverable, says a US think tank.

Friday, May 29, 2009 7:51:38 AM

US to host next G-20 summit in Pittsburgh Sep 24-25
Washington, May 29 (IANS) The leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies including India will gather in Pittsburgh, an icon of America's economic renewal, Sep 24-25 for the next G-20 summit.

Friday, May 29, 2009 6:53:52 AM

China serves as model for hunger reduction, says UN agency
United Nations, May 29 (Xinhua) As the world continues to face high food prices, the right blend of government regulation and market forces, like the steps taken in China during the 1970s, can help reduce hunger in developing countries, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said in a report.

Friday, May 29, 2009 6:24:29 AM

UN scales down food aid to North Korea
United Nations, May 29 (Xinhua) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling down its food assistance to North Korea due to lack of funding, the global food agency has said.

Friday, May 29, 2009 6:04:17 AM

Scientists launch first global study on ocean plants
Washington, May 29 (Xinhua) Scientists have launched a first global study on the health and productivity of ocean plants using a unique signal from the US space agency NASA's Aqua satellite.

Friday, May 29, 2009 4:57:57 AM

Obama urges Israel to stop West Bank activities
Washington, May 29 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama has urged Israel to freeze Jewish settlement activities in the West Bank, reiterating Washington's support for establishing a Palestinian state.

Friday, May 29, 2009 4:13:56 AM

Wall Street rises, bolstered by financial, energy stocks
New York, May 29 (Xinhua) The Wall Street closed higher Thursday, led by energy and banking shares.

Friday, May 29, 2009 2:46:02 AM

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