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Let Sikhs join military: US lawmakers
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Forty-one members of the US House of Representatives have written to defense secretary Robert Gates to permit Sikhs wearing their religious symbols to join the military.

Friday, August 28, 2009 11:16:52 AM

My presence in Cuba would lead to violence, says Gloria Estefan
San Juan, Aug 28 (EFE) Gloria Estefan has said that if she were to give a concert in Havana, it would lead to violence because she would not keep quiet about what she thinks of the Castro regime, and she emphasised that her dream continues to be to perform 'in a free Cuba'.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:38:35 AM

Somdev a victory away from US Open main draw
New York, Aug 28 (IANS) India's Somdev Devvarman is one victory away from making the US Open main draw as he won his second round in the qualifiers against Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 at Flushing Meadows here.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:38:14 AM

Drug ring operating in Dominican cemetery busted
Santiago (Dominican Republic), Aug 28 (EFE) A 'powerful' network of drug dealers that was operating out of the main cemetery in this Dominican city has been broken up, an official said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:18:17 AM

Mexican boy takes 1,000 km bus ride to find mom
Mexico City, Aug 28 (EFE) An 11-year-old boy travelled more than 1,000 kilometers by bus to the US border in search of his mother who lives in Laredo, Texas, an official said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:15:36 AM

Dali originals donated to Salvation Army
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (EFE) An anonymous donor has given several works by Spanish artist Salvador Dali to the Salvation Army in Houston, ABC news reported.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:07:23 AM

Brazil swine flu toll 577, highest in world
Brasilia, Aug 28 (EFE) A total of 577 people have died from swine flu in Brazil, putting the South American nation at the top of the list of countries reporting fatalities from the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, the health ministry said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 10:04:17 AM

Kidnapped US girl resurfaces after 18 years as sex slave
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) A woman who was snatched as an 11-year-old from a bus stop was reunited Thursday with her family after spending 18 years as the captive of a convicted rapist who fathered her two children, police said.

Friday, August 28, 2009 6:15:34 AM

Dell profit drops 23 percent but beats expectations
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) US computer maker Dell reported a 23-percent drop in second-quarter profits Thursday as corporate spending continued to lag.

Friday, August 28, 2009 5:18:10 AM

US stocks gain on GDP report, oil rise
New York, Aug 28 (DPA) US stocks gained Thursday after economic output figures signalled that the country's recession could be nearing an end.

Friday, August 28, 2009 4:49:56 AM

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