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Microsoft uses search prizes to close Google gap
San Francisco, Oct 3 (DPA) In a bid to close the ever-widening gap with Google on Internet searches, Microsoft has started offering consumers redeemable points for using its search service.

Friday, October 03, 2008 1:23:43 AM

Arctic sea ice at second lowest level: Report
Washington, Oct 3 (DPA) Arctic sea ice melted to its second-lowest level since measurements began in 1979, the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in the US said Thursday.

Friday, October 03, 2008 1:13:29 AM

Obama cites Gandhi to back his pitch for change
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Calling Mahatma Gandhi's message and significance as universal, US presidential top-runner Barack Obama has said that real change in America 'will not come from Washington - it will come when the people, united, bring it to Washington'.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 11:29:00 PM

IMF warns of 'sharp downturn' in US from financial crisis
Washington, Oct 2 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Thursday said there was a 'substantial likelihood' that the US will face a 'sharp slowdown' in growth as a result of one of the most widespread financial crises ever to hit a country.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 11:17:47 PM

Pranab laments poor growth in landlocked developing nations
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Holding that landlocked developing countries remain marginalised from the international system, an indication of slow action on the Almaty Programme, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has affirmed that India is fully cooperating with its own landlocked neighbours on transit transport issues.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:47:24 PM

Canadian police kill 15 cows to safeguard highway
Ottawa, Oct 2 (Xinhua) Canadian police have shot dead 15 cows heading towards a major highway in central Canada, fearing the cattle could cause accidents and loss of lives, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:46:50 PM

Rice on way to India to celebrate n-deal
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to India from Friday for talks including on the India-US civilian nuclear agreement, but it was not clear whether she will sign the landmark accord.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:46:29 PM

Ban Ki-moon, Pranab stress relevance of Gandhi's legacy
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday maintained that the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, whose non-violent struggle led to an independent India and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom around the globe, was vital in today's world, where the rights of 'too many people are still violated'.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:45:48 PM

Biden hails n-deal as 'victory for US-India relations'
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden has hailed the Senate's 'historic passage' of the nuclear deal as 'a victory for US-India relations, which will increase the prospect for stability and progress in South Asia'.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:06:18 PM

Indian Americans welcome 'historic' n-deal
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian American organisations and community leaders have hailed the US Senate's final approval of the India-US civil nuclear agreement, calling it a 'historic watershed' that will open up vast areas of cooperation between the two countries.

Thursday, October 02, 2008 10:05:53 PM

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