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Books on markets meltdown in high demand
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) As bookshop chains rush to create front-of-store displays featuring finance or personal finance titles to address widespread public anxiety, Charles Morris's 'The Trillion Dollar Meltdown', which predicted market turmoil caused by subprime mortgages and Wall Street greed, is among the five titles most favoured by readers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 12:04:27 PM

Beware, extra peg or two can leave you with smaller brain
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) The more you drink, the smaller the size of your total brain volume, according to latest research. This is particularly true of women.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:53:24 AM

US Consulate in Mexico attacked, no one hurt
Mexico City, Oct 14 (IANS) Security has been strengthened at the US Consulate in northern Mexico after two unidentified gunmen opened fire at the building and threw a grenade that failed to explode, the EFE news agency reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:33:08 AM

With just 3 weeks to go, Obama takes 8 point lead over McCain
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) With Americans worried about the global financial turmoil, Democrat Barack Obama has taken an 8-point lead over Republican rival John McCain just three weeks before the Nov 4 presidential election, polls show.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:53:16 AM

Wall Street soars as US plans $250 bn injection for banks
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Rebounding from its worst week in history, Wall Street has soared again with the US government outlining several steps to combat the financial crisis, including a likely $250 billion injection to help struggling banks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:52:53 AM

UN chief calls for coordinated financial reforms
New York, Oct 14 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the world's major economies to work together to recapitalise the banking system and guarantee the savings of people around the world in this time of economic crisis.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:02:48 AM

Hindus dislike Hollywood making film on re-imagined Ramayana
New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Even as Indians gets ready to celebrate Diwali, marking Lord Rama's return home after vanquishing Ravana, Hollywood has started making a film on the re-imagined Ramayana, based on a Virgin Comics series, and Hindu groups are already imagining that it will distort the most loved epic.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:39:22 AM

India demands much greater voice for developing nations in World Bank
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) India has demanded 'substantial and effective enhancement' of the voice of developing and transition countries (DTCs) in the World Bank Group, saying a proposal approved by global financial leaders failed to live up to promises.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:38:16 AM

Zimbabwe crush Canada for third spot in T20 Cup
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) Hosts Canada were massacred by Zimbabwe to clinch the third place in the inaugural T20 Canada Cup here Monday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:37:39 AM

India calls global food crisis man made; seeks check on biofuels
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Calling the global food crisis man made, India has demanded a rationalisation of the biofuels policy and a quick agreement on removing agricultural subsidies to make food trade more efficient and fair.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:11:47 AM

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