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US tightens sanctions against Syria
Washington, Feb 14 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush has announced that his government is beefing up sanctions against Syria accusing it of destabilising neighbouring Iraq and Lebanon.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:36:10 PM

'Desperate Housewives' cast returns to shoot
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) The cast of 'Desperate Housewives' has returned to shoot the show after the end of the writers' strike.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:31:21 PM

Crime drops when Moss moves into a neighbourhood
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A study by Britain's Camden New Journal has found that crime rates drop considerably in neighbourhoods when supermodel Kate Moss moves there.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:43:02 PM

Pregnant Lopez's hospital preparing for possible kidnapping
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) The Long Island hospital where singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is set to give birth is practising security drills as a preventive measure against kidnapping.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:42:41 PM

Saturn's moon has many times more oil than Earth does
Washington, Feb 14 (Xinhua) Saturn's orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:23:37 PM

US Senate votes to ban waterboarding by CIA
Washington, Feb 14 (DPA) The US Senate has voted to prevent the CIA from using torture-like waterboarding and other forms of coercion on prisoners, completing work on a bill already passed by the other chamber in December.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:54:42 AM

Screenwriters pick up pens after 14-week strike
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (DPA) Thousands of screenwriters returned to work after a 14-week strike that devastated film and television production schedules and idled some 50,000 workers in the entertainment industry.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:54:24 AM

Physical activity reduces gallstone formation
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Regular exercise may reduce the chances of gallstone formation - a solid crystal deposit that forms in the gallbladder, American scientists suggest.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:52:43 AM

'Jodhaa Akbar' opens in record 115 US theatres amid boycott call
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood movie 'Jodhaa Akbar' is releasing in a record 115 theatres in the US Friday, but some Indian American groups have called for its boycott. They have also asked the Indian government to ban the film.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:39:18 AM

Yahoo! talking to News Corp to fend off Microsoft
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Yahoo Inc is in talks with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp for a possible merger of the media conglomerate's MySpace and other online properties with Yahoo! to fend off Microsoft's takeover bid.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:54:59 AM

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