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India elected to UN Human Rights Council
New York, May 18 (DPA) The UN General Assembly have elected India and 13 other new countries to the year-old Human Rights Council.Some of the new entrants have been criticized for poor records on human rights.

Friday, May 18, 2007 10:39:06 AM

World Bank chief to quit under fire over ethics
Washington, May 18 (DPA) World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has said he would resign, capping weeks of bitter conflict at the aid lender over a pay raise he arranged for his girlfriend.

Friday, May 18, 2007 10:38:14 AM

Burns to do what's most effective for nuclear deal: US
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US says its key negotiator for the civil nuclear deal with India, Nicholas Burns, will decide when to visit New Delhi and do what is 'appropriate and most effective' to get the deal done.

Friday, May 18, 2007 8:38:17 AM

Paris Hilton sentence cut in half for 'good behaviour'
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton will only have to serve 23 days in jail instead of the earlier sentence of 45 days for violating her probation for a drink-driving conviction.

Friday, May 18, 2007 8:31:45 AM

Britain will remain US ally in Iraq: Blair
Washington, May 17 (DPA) British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday that Britain will remain a US ally in the war in Iraq in the months ahead despite his plans to soon step down from office.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 11:40:45 PM

New research kindles hope of baldness cure
Washington May 17 (IANS) US Scientists who helped create new hair cells on the skin of wounded mice have raised hopes for the cure of baldness.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:18:41 PM

South Asian couple keeping women as slaves house raided
New York, May 17 (IANS) Federal agents again raided the mansion here of a wealthy South Asian couple who were allegedly keeping two Indonesian women as slaves for the past five years and placed the women under the care of a Catholic charity.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 5:17:45 PM

Bob Bradley named US national football coach
Washington, May 17 (DPA) Bob Bradley was named head coach of the US men's national football team, a job he has been holding temporarily since December.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:10:14 PM

Canada unearths scam: same guests at 42 Indian weddings
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) Canadian immigration officials have discovered 42 wedding albums - submitted by 42 different Indians applying for citizenship - in which the guests in the photos were identical.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:06:03 PM

Federline too boring to be a reality TV star
New York, May 17 (IANS) Kevin Federline, estranged husband of pop singer Britney Spears, has not been able to make it as a reality-show star because 'his life is not wild enough to make a great show'.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:27:51 PM

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