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Obama signs landmark US conservation bill
Washington, March 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday approved a sweeping expansion of government land protection, safeguarding about 800,000 new hectares of parks, rivers, forests and mountains across the country.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:27:05 AM

Researchers discover way to find Confiker computer worm
San Francisco, March 31 (DPA) Researchers have discovered the first easy way to detect the presence of the Conficker computer worm on networked computers, just days before the worm is scheduled to morph into a new form that could seriously compromise millions of computers, PC magazine reported Monday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:13:49 AM

Action video games improve eyesight: study
San Francisco, March 31 (DPA) A new study has found that action video games can improve players' eyesight, researchers said Monday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:22:27 AM

Mexico to build space port
Mexico City, March 31 (DPA) Mexico plans to begin construction of a space port to send satellites in space this year, an official said Monday.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:21:20 AM

Seven killed in Venezuela shipwreck
Caracas, March 30 (IANS) Seven people, including a 9-year-old girl, were killed and one was reported missing when a small boat sank off eastern Venezuela, an emergency department official said Monday.

Monday, March 30, 2009 11:28:43 PM

US welcomes court ruling on Karzai's term
Washington, March 30 (Xinhua) The US Monday welcomed the ruling by Afghanistan's Supreme Court, allowing President Hamid Karzai to stay in office until holding the presidential polls and handing over authority to the next president.

Monday, March 30, 2009 11:19:15 PM

Obama asks GM, Chrysler to shape up or ship out
Washington, March 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama Monday took control of the troubled US auto industry, giving General Motors 60 days and Chrysler 30 days to make a final push toward proving they can run viable businesses.

Monday, March 30, 2009 10:12:39 PM

Six killed in California family shooting
San Francisco, March 30 (DPA) Six people, including three children, were killed in a family shooting at an upscale housing development in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, police said Monday.

Monday, March 30, 2009 9:56:51 PM

Restructure or face bankruptcy, Obama tells US carmakers
Washington, March 30 (DPA) The struggling US car industry will be given one last chance to restructure operations or lose the government's support, President Barack Obama announced Monday, declaring that General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC. had so far failed to prove that they can survive.

Monday, March 30, 2009 9:55:30 PM

Cyber-spies used social sites to trick Dalai Lama's office: US expert
Washington, March 30 (IANS) A Chinese cyber-espionage network used sophisticated social and computer engineering techniques to trick the Dalai Lama's office into downloading malicious software, according to a cyber security expert.

Monday, March 30, 2009 6:37:37 PM

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