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Jankovic survives Kiwi fightback to reach third round
Paris, May 29 (DPA) Third seed Jelena Jankovic survived a sore right arm and a fierce fightback from New Zealand's Marina Erakovic to scratch out a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win into the third round of the French Open Thursday.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:24:28 PM

Russia earmarks $25 bn for secientific research in 2008-10
Moscow, May 29 (RIA Novosti) Russia will spend around 600 billion rubles, or about $25 billion, on scientific research in 2008-2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:14:54 PM

Global biodiversity loss put at $5 trillion a year
Bonn (Germany), May 29 (DPA) An economic value needs to be placed on biodiversity loss with the aim of creating appropriate markets and improving efficiency, experts Thursday told a UN biodiversity conference being held in German city of Bonn.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:06:09 PM

Russia scraps Topol ballistic missile system
Moscow, May 29 (RIA Novosti) Russia has dismantled six outdated Topol mobile ballistic missile systems under an international treaty on strategic arms reduction, the Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement Thursday.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:24:31 PM

Police mystified by theft of Zidane's biography manuscript
Paris, May 29 (DPA) Thieves have made off with the manuscript of an unauthorized biography of retired French football legend Zinedine Zidane that deals with several sensitive issues, including doping, the weekly Le Point reported Thursday on its web site.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:06:56 PM

German Bundesliga most profitable football Eurpoean league
Dusseldorf, May 29 (DPA) Germany's Bundesliga is the most profitable football league in Europe, beating even the English Premier League, an independent report released Thursday showed.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:05:53 PM

Rice defends war on Iraq
Stockholm, May 29 (Xinhua) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Thursday defended the US-led war on Iraq in 2003, dismissing allegations by a former White House press secretary that US President George W. Bush misled Americans into the war.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:02:46 PM

India, Australia discuss safety of Indian taxi drivers
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) Indian and South Australian state authorities met in Adelaide Thursday and agreed to put in place a framework for continued dialogue on issues pertaining to safety and security of taxi drivers in the state following recent attacks on Indian cabbies.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:25:57 PM

Five British hostages mark grim anniversary of captivity
London, May 29 (DPA) Relatives of five British civilian contractors held hostage in Iraq marked Thursday the first anniversary of their captivity which has made few public headlines.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:25:09 PM

Rowling unveils another Potter secret - for auction only
London, May 29 (DPA) 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling has come up with yet another surprise for fans by revealing that a secret story about the boy wizard will be auctioned in London next month.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:12:35 PM

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