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EU welcomes Pakistani steps on human rights
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) The European Union has welcomed steps taken by Pakistan to improve its human rights record, including its ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:10:34 AM

Federer, Davydenko through to Estoril Open tennis semi-final
Estoril (Portugal), April 19 (DPA) Second seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia had to overcome a stiff resistance from Frenchman Marc Gicquel to advance to the semi-finals of the Estoril Open tennis tournament here.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:29:32 AM

Federer to play Davis Cup tie against Belgium
Estoril (Portugal), April 19 (DPA) World number one Roger Federer has confirmed his participation in Switzerland's Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Belgium from September 19-21.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:28:10 AM

Indigenous people excluded in climate policies: report
London, April 19 (IANS) The ingenuity of indigenous people is too often overlooked by policymakers deciding on climate change even though they are among the most vulnerable, according to a report.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 9:58:43 AM

Be a Cleopatra: Mineral make-up is 'new' cosmetic trend
Berlin, April 19 (DPA) The recipe is anything but new: The Egyptians knew the advantages of finely ground stones and quartz and applied them specifically for beauty. The cosmetic industry has rediscovered this ancient wisdom and is now promoting make-up, powder and eye-shadow based on minerals as the latest 'magic powder'. It's the beginning of a new trend.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:08:56 AM

Hanover Fair highlights Japanese robots and sumo
Hanover (Germany) April 19 (DPA) Innovations from Japan, including robots and a virtual power station, are to have pride of place at the Hanover Fair in Germany next week alongside sumo wrestlers and traditional taiko drummers.

Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:49:07 AM

Reliance Retail inks groundbreaking deal with Marks & Spencer (Lead, Changing dateline)
London/Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Britain's largest retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) will open at least 50 stores across India over the next five years after signing a path-breaking agreement with the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd (RRL) Friday.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:59:33 PM

EU agrees to start visa-free talks with US
Luxembourg, April 18 (DPA) EU interior ministers agreed Friday to let the bloc launch talks on visa-free travel with the US, almost two months after seven member states broke ranks by signing their own deals with Washington.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:12:03 PM

Indian women take on Russia in the first match
Kazan (Russia), April 18 (IANS) Indian women's quest for an Olympic hockey berth begins here against hosts Russia in the qualifying tournament Saturday.

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:14:53 PM

Nearly 40 percent Europeans don't use Internet: Study
Brussels, April 18 (DPA) Some 80 percent of European Union (EU) web surfers now have fast-speed broadband connections, but nearly 40 percent of all EU citizens still do not use the Internet at all, a EU study published Friday found.

Friday, April 18, 2008 8:12:31 PM

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