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Economy, Taliban resurgence in Pakistan top Obama's priorities
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says, if elected, turning around the economy and energy independence would be his priorities, besides stabilising Afghanistan and checking resurgence of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 9:14:22 AM

Trailing McCain turns to star power on homestretch
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) With opinion polls still giving an edge to Democrat Barack Obama, Republican rival John McCain deployed star power in the crucial state of Ohio as he claimed the tide was now turning in his favour.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 9:13:43 AM

Couple logs 9,300 miles from Bangalore for Obama vote
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) An American couple has travelled 9,300 miles from Bangalore to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden in the Nov 4 election.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 8:59:03 AM

Canada condemns Assam blasts
Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) Canadian's new foreign minister, Lawrence Cannon, has condemned the serial blasts in Assam in northeastern India that killed more than 70 people Thursday.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:40:35 AM

Emotionally needy people risk recurring depression
Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) Emotionally needy individuals are at greater risk of recurring depression, says a new Canadian study.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:35:11 AM

US stocks gain, S&P posts highest weekly climb since 1974
New York, Nov 1 (DPA) Wall Street stock indices closed higher on Friday, ending one of the best weeks in three decades, as banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co moved to tackle the housing crisis at the centre of the economic downturn in the US.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:46:43 AM

Obama and McCain make final pitch amid massive early turnout
Washington, Nov 1 (DPA) As US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama geared up for a final weekend of campaigning, volunteering and television advertisements, voters turned out in droves to cast their ballots early in states across the country.

Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:46:29 AM

US condemns bombing attacks in India
Washington, Oct 31 (Xinhua) The US has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts that killed more than 70 people and injured about 300 in India's northeastern state of Assam Thursday.

Friday, October 31, 2008 11:38:13 PM

Palin choice as running mate hurting McCain chances: poll
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) A majority of US voters believe Sarah Palin is not qualified to be vice-president, and that choosing her as his running mate has hurt the chances of Republican nominee John McCain entering the White House, a new opinion poll has shown days before the Nov 4 election.

Friday, October 31, 2008 11:05:00 PM

Danes would give Obama landslide win, shows Gallup poll
Copenhagen, Oct 31 (DPA) Were it up to Danish voters, US presidential candidate Barack Obama would win a landslide victory, a Danish newspaper reported Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:10:35 PM

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