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Canada tightens airport screening for swine flu
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Canada, which has so far reported six cases of swine flu linked to the Mexican outbreak, Monday tightened airport screening for home-bound passengers and farm workers coming from Mexico.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:02:08 AM

Indians-led Citi, Motorola among top tax payers in US
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Citigroup and Motorola, two American corporate giants led by India-born CEOs, rank among the biggest taxpayers in the US despite their heavy losses due to the economic downturn, according to BusinessWeek.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:44:32 AM

New hope for cancer patients; Canadian scientists test viral vaccine
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Spelling new hope for cancer patients, Canadian scientists have successfully tested a viral vaccine to improve immune response to the deadly disease.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:06:19 AM

White House apologises over Air Force One blunder
Washington, April 28 (DPA) The White House has issued an apology after a presidential plane flying low over New York for a photo shoot left people on the ground panicking over worries a terrorist attack was underway.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 7:10:13 AM

We don't know Osama dead or alive, says US official
Washington, April 28 (IANS) There are no reports that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is alive or dead but the US is making all efforts to trace him, State Department spokesman Robert Wood said.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:56:33 AM

Wall Street infected by swine-flu worries
New York, April 28 (DPA) Major US stock indices fell Monday amid the widening global swine-flu scare, with energy and the travel and hospitality sectors hardest hit.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:25:39 AM

WHO raises pandemic alert level
Geneva, April 28 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised its pandemic alert level for influenza one step to phase four in light of the developments of the swine flu outbreak, an official said Tuesday in Geneva.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:29:57 AM

Tamils write to Canadian PM, warn of civil war in Sri Lanka
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Sri Lankan Tamils who staged night-long protests here Monday have warned of a civil war on the island nation if Colombo does not reciprocate to the Tigers' call for a ceasefire.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:45:49 AM

UN pledges $10 mn for Sri Lanka's war displaced civilians
Colombo, April 28 (Xinhua) UN humanitarian chief John Holmes Monday told Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse that the global organisation would provide $10 million to the country's war displaced civilians.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:31:31 AM

Pianist creates furore with anti-US comments
Los Angeles, April 27 (Xinhua) A renowned Polish pianist created a furore in his debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles by attacking US military presence overseas, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:41:02 PM

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