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Israel calls UN probe on Gaza fighting outrageous
New York, May 7 (DPA) Israeli President Shimon Peres lashed out Wednesday at a United Nations-commissioned investigation that found the Israeli Defence Forces were responsible for deaths and damage to UN compounds in Gaza Strip.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:55:09 AM

US 'deeply' regrets civilian losses in Afghanistan: Clinton
Washington, May 7 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologised for the civilian casualties caused by US airstrikes in Afghanistan after a meeting with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan Wednesday.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:44:39 AM

Genetic sequencing of A/H1N1 virus completed
Ottawa, May 6 (Xinhua) Canadian scientists have completed the world's first genetic sequencing of the A/H1N1 flu virus, marking a 'significant milestone' in studying the virus, health officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:11:26 PM

Two small planes collide in Florida, 2 killed
Washington, May 6 (Xinhua) Two people were killed after a single-engine plane crashed into another unoccupied small aircraft on the ground at the Lantana airport in Palm Beach County, Florida Wednesday, authorities said.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:57:27 PM

WHO reports 1,658 confirmed cases of swine flu
Geneva, May 6 (DPA) The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday confirmed 1,658 cases of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus in 23 countries.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:31:37 PM

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to work together to defeat 'common threat'
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan Wednesday promised to work together to defeat the 'common threat' in their countries as US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for an 'all government effort' to bring peace to the region.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:19:18 PM

Troubled Sikh woman MP in Canada quits top job
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) High-profile Indian-origin MP Ruby Dhalla, who faces charges of mistreatment of her two nannies, Wednesday resigned as critic for youth and multiculturalism for the opposition Liberal Party.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:19:13 PM

Jeev looking to re-discover form at Players Championship
Ponte Vedra (Florida), May 6 (IANS) Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will be looking to rediscover the form that saw him finish inside top-5 at the World Golf Championship (WGC) when he tees off at this week's Players Championship here Thursday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 8:14:05 PM

Bopanna-Parrott in BMW Open quarters
Munich, May 6 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and American Travis Parrott defeated Spain's Nicolas Almargo and Argentine Sebastian Prieto to move into the quarter-finals of the 450,000 euros BMW Open tennis.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6:22:56 PM

Obama's Bangalore remarks anti-growth, job-destroying: WSJ
New York, May 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama's proposal to make tax changes to deter outsourcing jobs to, say, Bangalore is 'antigrowth, job-destroying, protectionist and unlikely to raise the tax revenue', the Wall Street Journal argued Tuesday, while the Los Angeles Times termed it populist .

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:45:27 PM

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