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Indra Nooyi, Fareed Zakaria in US dream team
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) If the next US president follows the advice of some analysts, Indian-born PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi should be the next secretary or treasury or at least the US trade representative and Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria should be national security advisor.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:37:22 AM

Babies show jealousy even before they can crawl
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Disputing earlier theories which say that babies develop signs of jealousy during what are called the terrible twos, a new study shows they exhibit this emotion even before they can crawl.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:04:16 AM

21 inmates die in Mexico prison uprising
Mexico City, Oct 21 (DPA) Some 21 inmates died and at least 10 others were wounded in a clash between prisoners in a federal penitentiary in the northern Mexican city of Reynosa, according to preliminary information made public by authorities.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:04:58 AM

US stocks surge on talk of stimulus
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) Wall Street stocks rose sharply Monday amid indications that a second fiscal stimulus package could be on the way to boost the faltering US economy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:34:54 AM

Three killed in US plane crash
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Three people were killed and one seriously injured Monday when the aircraft in which they were travelling crashed near an airport in Santa Catalina Island in Los Angeles, officials said.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:34:33 AM

UN creates task force on global economic crisis
New York, Oct 21 (DPA) Just days after US and European leaders agreed to an emergency economic summit on US soil, the UN Monday announced the creation of a task force to review the role of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the worst global finance meltdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:34:12 AM

Obama to offer position for Powell if elected president
Washington, Oct 21 (Xinhua) US Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Monday that if he is elected, he will ask former secretary of state Colin Powell to serve as an advisor in his administration.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:33:56 AM

US warns of more sanctions against Zimbabwe
Washington, Oct 21 (DPA) The US will consider more sanctions against Zimbabwe if President Robert Mugabe does not follow through on commitments to set up a power-sharing government, the US State Department said Monday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:33:17 AM

Springsteen and Joel raise $7 mn for Obama
New York, Oct 21 (DPA) With some tickets priced at $25,000, the seminal concert last week by legendary rockers Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel was always destined to be a huge fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:32:26 AM

Exelon offers $6.2 bn for discounted NRG Energy
New York, Oct 21 (DPA) Giant energy company Exelon Corp., the country's largest utility, has made an uninvited bid to acquire NRG Energy Inc. for $6.2 billion, following billionaire investor Warren Buffett's example of buying into the market amidst the slump.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 6:32:05 AM

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