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US to shift focus in Afghan funding
Trieste (Italy), June 27 (DPA) The United States is to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in funding away from efforts to destroy opium poppies in Afghanistan towards policies encouraging farmers to grow other crops, G8 officials said Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:55:20 PM

After Romanians, Belfast racists target Indian family
London, June 27 (IANS) The Indian Community Centre in the city of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, came under alleged racist attack at around the same time as attacks on Romanian gypsies, reports said.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:03:29 PM

Serena unhappy with locker room restrictions
London, June 27 (DPA) Serena Williams finds herself a bit peckish over the restriction on carrying food to the Wimbledon locker. If that is the case, the American complains on her website, then why are bananas and energy bars offered to players inside the locker room?

Saturday, June 27, 2009 5:37:56 PM

G8 praises Pakistan's anti-Taliban offensive
Trieste (Italy), June 27 (DPA) Foreign ministers of the world's eight leading industrialised nations praised Pakistan's domestic war against Taliban-linked militants at a summit in the Italian city of Trieste Saturday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:52:04 PM

Real Madrid sell unwanted Saviola to Benfica
Madrid, June 27 (DPA) Portugese giants Benfica announced late Friday that they had bought Javier Saviola from Real Madrid.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:43:37 PM

No country playing bad boy, India for trade talks: Anand Sharma
Paris, June 27 (IANS) India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma hopes the mini-ministerial of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that New Delhi will be hosting in September will be able to lay out a clear roadmap for the Doha Development Round negotiations that have been blocked for nearly a year.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:43:52 PM

Hilton hires cultural experts to avoid arrest
London, June 27 (IANS) Socialite heiress Paris Hilton, who is currently shooting for her TV show 'My New BFF' in Dubai, has hired a team of cultural experts to avoid flouting any law in the country and facing arrest.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:56:08 AM

Johnny Depp is pubilicity shy
London, June 27 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp says he is publicity shy and prefers to stay away from the public spotlight.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:33:29 AM

Djokovic form lifts to join Federer in second week
London, June 27 (DPA) Roger Federer and Robin Soderling take their recent French Open final onto the grass to begin week two at Wimbledon with Novak Djokovic joining in after producing his first decisive victory of the fortnight Friday.

Saturday, June 27, 2009 1:30:56 AM

World must help ordinary Palestinians: Blair
Trieste (Italy), June 26 (DPA) The only way to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict is to help ordinary Palestinians rebuild their economy, especially in Gaza, UN Middle East quartet's special envoy to the region Tony Blair said Friday.

Friday, June 26, 2009 10:46:30 PM

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