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3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has warned.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 4:52:04 AM

One dead, 120 injured in Colombia plane crash
Mexico City, Aug 17 (DPA) An airliner belonging to Colombian carrier Aires crash-landed on the island of San Andres Monday, killing one passenger and injuring 120 others, officials said.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:12:05 AM

US defence secretary to quit next year
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said he will quit his job next year.

Monday, August 16, 2010 8:56:02 PM

Bolivian miners dynamite glacier for gold
La Paz, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian mining cooperative has been carrying out dynamite blasts on the Altiplano glacier to dig out gold, a move that is causing water supply problems for people, a community leader has alleged.

Monday, August 16, 2010 8:14:21 PM

Somdev qualifies, faces Ginepri in ATP tournament first round
Mason (US), Aug 16 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman entered the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters tennis main draw with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over American Tim Smykczek in the final qualifying round.

Monday, August 16, 2010 6:31:52 PM

Madonna keeps 52nd b'day a low key affair
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Pop queen Madonna, who turned 52 Monday, celebrated her birthday at a low-key bash.

Monday, August 16, 2010 6:12:43 PM

Holmes starstruck by hubby Tom Cruise
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) American actress Katie Holmes, who has been married to superstar Tom Cruise for nearly four years, is still awe struck by her husband's persona and acting talent and often takes acting tips from him.

Monday, August 16, 2010 6:04:57 PM

Over 300,000 gather for religious festival in Mexico
Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 310,000 people from 43 countries gathered at La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church here for the Holy Supper, the sect's most important annual celebration, a church spokesman said.

Monday, August 16, 2010 4:55:04 PM

Let market decide on H-1B cap, says US chamber
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US corporate world has slammed the Congressional cap on H-1B visas and asked the government to allow markets to determine the number of skilled foreign workers, including those from India, eligible to work in the country.

Monday, August 16, 2010 4:49:57 PM

Murray overcomes Federer to back up Toronto title
Toronto, Aug 16 (DPA) Andy Murray became the first man in a decade and a half to back up a title in Canada, defeating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-5 amid an afternoon of rain delays to win the Toronto Masters Sunday.

Monday, August 16, 2010 2:11:21 PM

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