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Indian American to head health division at Gates Foundation
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An Indian American doctor has been named by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as director of its Global Health Delivery, one of the five teams in the Global Health Programme of the world's largest charity. The foundation has also named an Indian to the advisory panel of their programme.

Friday, February 08, 2008 3:30:14 PM

Obama's poll worth as president higher than Clinton: US poll
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) If America were to elect a president today instead of Nov 4, Barack Obama has a slightly better chance of beating Republican nominee John McCain than Hillary Clinton, a Time magazine poll revealed Thursday.

Friday, February 08, 2008 3:12:07 PM

Six killed in gun violence in a US city hall (Lead)
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) In yet another incident of gun violence in the US, a man shot dead five people and wounded two in the Kirkwood suburb of St. Louis in Missouri before the police fatally shot him.

Friday, February 08, 2008 3:01:48 PM

Gunman kills five in US, shot down by police
Washington, Feb 8 (DPA) A gunman with a history of conflict with local officials opened fire in a public meeting in a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, killing five and wounding two before being shot by police.

Friday, February 08, 2008 1:37:22 PM

Five killed in Los Angles
Los Angeles, Feb 8 (Xinhua) Five people have been killed in a standoff between the police and a gunman in Los Angeles, the police said.

Friday, February 08, 2008 1:29:42 PM

Baby bottles give out dangerous chemical: study
Montreal, Feb 8 (IANS) Some popular baby bottles leak a dangerous chemical when heated and this may trigger health problems, a report has warned.

Friday, February 08, 2008 1:17:50 PM

Cher dated Cruise in the 80s
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Oscar winning actress-singer Cher recently confirmed rumours that she dated superstar Tom Cruise in the 80s.

Friday, February 08, 2008 12:15:18 PM

World Bank approves $13 mn loan to Philippines
Washington, Feb 8 (Xinhua) The World Bank has approved a $12.94 million loan for the Philippines to help build electricity transmission infrastructure in its southern Bicol region, which was damaged by two super typhoons in 2006.

Friday, February 08, 2008 12:08:08 PM

Chopra 15th among pros but leads Pro-Am standings
Pebble Beach (California), Feb 8 (IANS) Daniel Chopra continued his fine run on the PGA Tour with a steady three-under 69 that put him tied 15th in the celebrity-laden AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Thursday.

Friday, February 08, 2008 11:25:59 AM

Amit Kumar's family slips out of house in Canada
Brampton (Canada), Feb 8 (IANS) As television channels splashed the news about the arrest of Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of India's kidney transplant scam, his wife and two sons reportedly slipped out of their house here.

Friday, February 08, 2008 11:07:55 AM

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