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Anti-war British MP slaps libel notice on Canadian minister
Toronto, May 2 (IANS) An anti-war British MP, who was denied entry into Canada in March for his alleged support to terrorists and links to the Palestinian Hamas movement, has launched a libel suit against Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:39:07 AM

America's dollar stores get hot in recession
Washington, May 2 (IANS) America's dollar stores, those once-dowdy chains that lures shoppers by selling some or all of their merchandise for just $1 or rock-bottom prices, have become suddenly hot in a recession-hit economy.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:35:36 AM

Over 400 schools closed in US as swine flu spreads
Washington, May 2 (IANS) More than 400 schools in the US have been closed as the swine flu virus spread to 19 states, but President Barack Obama voiced hope the deadly disease will run its course 'like ordinary flus'.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:34:30 AM

White House leaps onto Facebook, MySpace, Twitter
Washington, May 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama's tech-savvy administration has taken another leap into cyberspace with the roll-out of 'White House 2.0.' linking it to social networks MySpace and Facebook and hot micro-blogging service Twitter.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:32:54 AM

US asks Pakistan to take 'forceful action' against Taliban
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The US wants Pakistan to take 'consistent, determined, and forceful action' against the Taliban and other extremists operating there and in Afghanistan, but has denied it has set a two week deadline.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:31:58 AM

Obama to meet with presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan
Washington, May 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama will host a summit with the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan Wednesday to 'accelerate the process of cooperation between the two countries' to take on a resurgent Taliban in the region.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:23:30 AM

With trust in Zardari waning, US wooing Sharif: NYT
New York, May 2 (IANS) As American confidence in the Pakistani government wanes, the Obama administration is reaching out more directly than before to Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari's chief rival Nawaz Sharif, the New York Times said in a report.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 9:14:26 AM

US gearing up for future flu threats: Obama
Washington, May 2 (DPA) While research has already started on developing a vaccine, there was some indication Friday that the swine flu virus might not be as deadly as once thought.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 8:11:07 AM

Canada takes to Facebook, Youtube to combat flu
Toronto, May 2 (IANS) Seventeen new cases of human swine flu took the Canadian total to 51 Friday even as the government launched a Citizen Readiness Campaign to check the spread of the virus.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 7:39:45 AM

US stocks back in positive territory
New York, May 2 (DPA) All three major US stock indices ended Friday in positive territory on increased commodity demand and improving consumer sentiment.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 5:47:30 AM

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