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Ships need armed guards to fight piracy, says US Navy commander
Washington, April 14 (Xinhua) A US military commander has urged the shipping companies to hire armed guards to protect their cargo vessels from Somali pirates.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:23:20 AM

Obama to ease travel restrictions for Cuba: Report
Washington, April 13 (DPA) US President Barack Obama plans to ease travel and other restrictions to Cuba, allowing Cuban Americans to return home for longer periods in a reversal of former president George W. Bush's policies, US media reported Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2009 11:57:47 PM

Security Council to act on North Korea missile launch
New York, April 13 (DPA) Held back from stronger steps by China and Russia, the UN Security Council was preparing later Monday to consider chastising North Korea for its rocket launch earlier this month.

Monday, April 13, 2009 11:53:39 PM

Mortar fired at US lawmaker's plane in Somalia
Washington/Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) A mortar was fired Monday at the plane of a US congressman as he was taking off from Somalia's capital, just one day after a US captain was rescued from the grip of pirates off the Somali coast.

Monday, April 13, 2009 10:28:10 PM

Sania to play Karatantcheva in Family Cup opener
Charleston (US), April 13 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza will play Bulgarian-born Kazakh Sesil Karatantcheva in the opening round of $1 million Family Cup tennis tournament.

Monday, April 13, 2009 7:21:18 PM

Indians got 38 percent H-1B visas in 2008; 66,000 became citizens
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Indian nationals topped the list of H-1B work visas for highly skilled categories issued by the United States last year making up 38 percent of the total, according to an official report.

Monday, April 13, 2009 6:19:27 PM

US prepares GM for fast surgical bankruptcy: NYT
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The US government has asked General Motors to make all necessary preparations for a possible bankruptcy filing by June 1, even though the troubled automaker insists it can restructure its business on its own, a media report said Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2009 5:26:20 PM

Bailed out US banks facing probe: report
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Bailed out US banks including Citibank, headed by Indian American chief executive Vikram Pandit, are facing a probe over increase in rates and fees, a media report said Monday.

Monday, April 13, 2009 5:16:55 PM

Sania-Chuang win MPS Group doubles title
Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida), April 13 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and Chinese Taipei's (Taiwan)Chuang Chia-Jung fought their way past top seeds Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and American Lisa Raymond to clinch the $220,000 MPS Group Championship doubles tennis title.

Monday, April 13, 2009 3:54:34 PM

Weight-loss surgery boosts patient's sex life
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Does weight-loss surgery boost a patient's sex life or libido? Yes, it does, especially when he is suffering from obesity-related erectile dysfunction or ED.

Monday, April 13, 2009 3:49:07 PM

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