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Germany re-introduces military bravery award
Berlin, Oct 10 (DPA) Germany has re-introduced a military medal for bravery, more than 60 years after the last Iron Cross was awarded for valour in battle, according to a defence ministry spokesman Friday.

Friday, October 10, 2008 8:54:50 PM

Doctor faces jail in global drugs racket led by Indian-origin man
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An American doctor who is alleged to have banked more a million pounds for the Indian-born lynchpin in a global fake medicines racket is expected to be jailed next week.

Friday, October 10, 2008 6:05:37 PM

Why 53-nation Commonwealth will see 71 teams at Pune Games
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Britain's Sports Minister Stewart Maxwell spoke up for his native Scotland Friday, saying the coming Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune will be a 'pathway to success' for Scotland's sporting stars of the future.

Friday, October 10, 2008 6:01:46 PM

World Food Day to stress on climate change, bio-energy
Rome, Oct 10 (Xinhua) Climate change and bio-energy are the focus of this year's World Food Day activities, expected to involve over 150 countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Friday.

Friday, October 10, 2008 4:45:35 PM

OPEC meet in November, crude price slides below $80
Vienna, Oct 10 (DPA) The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has scheduled a special meeting in November, as the cartel's crude oil price remained below $80 for the second day in a row Thursday, the group announced Friday.

Friday, October 10, 2008 4:45:14 PM

Sensitive military data missing again in Britain
London, Oct 10 (IANS) In the latest incident of security breach in Britain, a computer drive containing information about a large number of British armed forces personnel is missing, the Ministry of Defence said Friday, The Independent daily reported.

Friday, October 10, 2008 3:54:39 PM

Cheaper smuggled cigarettes killing more people than drugs
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Tobacco smuggling causes around 4,000 premature deaths a year or four times the number of fatalities caused by the use of all smuggled illegal drugs put together, but the UK government is not doing enough to tackle the problem, said experts.

Friday, October 10, 2008 3:53:23 PM

MICEX, RTS partially closed Friday
Moscow, Oct 10 (RIA Novosti) Russian bourses Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange ( MICEX) and Russian Trading System (RTS) were partially closed Friday on instructions from the financial markets' regulator.

Friday, October 10, 2008 3:36:47 PM

Panic selling engulfs European shares
Frankfurt, Oct 10 (DPA) European shares plummeted Friday as panic selling spread from Asia and the United States on renewed fears about the economic fallout from the global credit crisis.

Friday, October 10, 2008 1:52:02 PM

Nose ring is Hindu religious symbol, says British schoolgirl
London, Oct 10 (IANS) A British teenager has forced her school to allow her to wear a nose stud, with her mother arguing it is a Hindu religious symbol that eases childbirth.

Friday, October 10, 2008 1:49:13 PM

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