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Security Council out of date, out of touch: top official
United Nations, Nov 19 (IANS) Observing that the UN Security Council is both out of date and out of touch, the General Assembly president, Miguel d'Escoto of Nicaragua, urged countries to hammer out their differences as soon as possible to make the body more representative and reflective of the realities.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:46:44 PM

Aguero leaves camp over pregnant girlfriend
Glasgow, Nov 19 (DPA) Striker Sergio Aguero left the Argentine national team camp here after his pregnant girlfriend - the daughter coach Diego Maradona - suffered health problems, Argentine officials confirmed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:39:18 PM

BlackBerry co-CEOs in Canada's Business Hall of Fame
Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, co-CEOs of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), have been inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:30:00 PM

Maradona's goal - that Argentina win World Cup
Glasgow, Nov 19 (DPA) New Argentina coach Diego Maradona has said in no uncertain terms that his goal is to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He added that he will seek to avoid controversy with the high officials of world football.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:28:48 PM

Democrat wins key US senate race in Alaska
Washington, Nov 19 (DPA) Veteran Alaskan Republican Senator Ted Stevens narrowly lost his bid for re-election, increasing the Democrats' majority in the US upper house, US media has reported.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:28:19 PM

Will Hillary Clinton get the job or not?
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The guessing game continues. Will Hillary Clinton get the job of President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State or not?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:58:15 AM

Interpol Mexico chief arrested in 'Operation Clean-up'
Mexico City, Nov 19 (IANS) The Mexican authorities, in their efforts to clean up corruption at high places, have arrested the country's Interpol chief Ricardo Gutierrez Vargas for alleged complicity with crime syndicates, EFE reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:53:41 AM

General Motors to invest $1 bn in Brazil plant
Sao Paulo, Nov 19 (IANS) US automobile giant General Motors (GM) plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid in their Latin American unit the kind of problems it is facing at home, EFE reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:49:57 AM

California holds fund raiser for eye hospitals in India
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Having completed setting up three eye hospitals in India this year, the US-based non-profit Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) has now begun raising funds for two more charitable eye hospitals in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:20:10 AM

Sex with patient gets Toronto nurse the boot
Toronto, Nov 19 (IANS) A Toronto nurse is facing an ouster from her profession for having sex with a psychiatric patient.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 11:19:00 AM

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