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Obama to pick Chinese-American scientist as energy secretary
Washington, Dec 11 (Xinhua) US President-elect Barack Obama is expected to nominate Steven Chu, a prominent Chinese-American scientist for the post of energy secretary, media reports said Wednesday.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:14:20 AM

Jamat-ud-Dawah, Hafiz Saeed added to UN terror list
United Nations, Dec 11 (IANS) Acceding to India's request, a UN Security Council committee Wednesday designated Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the frontal organisation of Lashkar-e-Taiba, as a global terrorist organisation and its leader Hafiz Mohammad Saeed a terrorist in the wake of thier alleged involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:58:32 AM

IMF to cut its global growth forecast
Washington, Dec 11 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund is likely to cut its global growth forecast in January as a worldwide economic downturn deepens, the institution's deputy chief has said.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:10:13 AM

Google to offer search of old magazines
San Francisco, Dec 11 (DPA) Google is teaming up with dozens of publishers to index old magazines and make them available online, according to a blog posting by the company.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:09:55 AM

White House, Democrats back auto bailout; Republicans revolt
Washington, Dec 11 (DPA) Conservative lawmakers in the US are resisting plans to keep the country's car industry afloat with a $14-billion emergency loan, vowing to block a deal being pushed through Congress.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:43:22 AM

UN laments that human rights declaration remains unfulfilled
New York, Dec 11 (DPA) The UN General Assembly Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, noting that its goals remained unfulfilled while fresh global problems have aggravated living conditions for millions of people.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:53:47 AM

Michael Jackson to auction thousands of possessions
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (DPA) The glittery glove famously worn by former pop idol Michael Jackson in his 1983 video for the hit song 'Billie Jean' is up for sale.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:23:33 AM

Obama calls on Illinois governor to resign
Washington, Dec 11 (DPA) President-elect Barack Obama called on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday following his arrest on corruption charges.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:09:51 AM

White House, Democrats agree on auto industry bail-out
Washington, Dec 11 (DPA) Democratic legislators and the White House have agreed on the outlines of a deal to keep the US car industry out of bankruptcy, offering a $15-billion loan in exchange for heavy government oversight.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:50:18 AM

India facing same issues as US post 9/11: Rice
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Mumbai terror attacks pose before India the same challenge that the US faced after the 9/11 terrorist attacks - how to get information to prevent future strikes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:35:08 PM

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