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Fire at Mexico day care centre kills 29 children
Mexico City, June 6 (DPA) At least 29 children were killed Friday when a fire broke out at a day care centre in northwestern Mexican city of Hermosillo, officials said.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 8:06:04 AM

Ruby Dhalla now faces multiple probes over nannies
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) Indian-Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla faces multiple-agency investigations over charges of exploitation by her three former nannies.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 7:43:45 AM

Heal wounds rather celebrating, Ban tells Sri Lanka
New York, June 6 (DPA) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to 'unite and heal the wounds' after two decades of war rather than celebrate its victory over the Tamil Tigers.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 7:15:34 AM

Meira Kumar's election hailed in Canadian parliament
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) The election of Meira Kumar as India's first woman and Dalit speaker figured in the Canadian parliament Friday, with Indian-origin MP Deepak Obhrai describing it as a 'miracle' of Indian democracy.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 6:16:06 AM

Two held in US on Cuba espionage charges
Washington, June 6 (DPA) US authorities have arrested a retired State Department employee and his wife on charges of spying for the Cuban government, a spokesman said Friday.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 5:09:44 AM

UN chief, Security Council discuss Sri Lanka situation
New York, June 6 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met Friday with the 15 members of the UN Security Council to discuss the controversial ending of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, in which human rights advocates and news reports have said up to 20,000 civilians were killed.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 3:26:53 AM

29 killed in police crackdown on Peru protesters
Lima, June 6 (DPA) At least 29 people, including 22 civilians and seven police officers, were killed Friday in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas in a police crackdown on indigenous people demanding land rights.

Saturday, June 06, 2009 3:07:35 AM

US cuts fewer jobs in May, a sign recession is easing
Washington, June 5 (DPA) US companies shed only 345,000 jobs in May, the smallest drop in eight months and a sign that the US recession may be easing, but the unemployment rate still jumped half a percentage point to 9.4 percent, the Labour Department reported Friday.

Friday, June 05, 2009 7:10:45 PM

Tiny fly can keep dengue-causing mosquito in check
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The larvae of a tiny fly or midge can help decimate a number of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes, that infect 50 to 100 million people with dengue fever every year in the tropics.

Friday, June 05, 2009 1:35:48 PM

Punjab to set up food centre with Canadian expertise
Toronto, June 5 (IANS) The Canadian province of Manitoba has signed an agreement with Punjab to set up a food development centre in the Indian state.

Friday, June 05, 2009 1:14:01 PM

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