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US stocks back in positive territory
New York, May 2 (DPA) All three major US stock indices ended Friday in positive territory on increased commodity demand and improving consumer sentiment.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 5:47:30 AM

US worries over Chinese, Iranian influence in Latin America
Washington, May 2 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday the US must reach out to Latin American leaders to reverse of the 'disturbing' trend of growing Chinese and Iranian influence in the region.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 4:41:04 AM

Obama to meet with Afghan, Pakistani leaders
Washington, May 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan for talks aimed at developing a common strategy for combating the Taliban and Al Qaeda and stabilizing the border region between the two countries.

Saturday, May 02, 2009 2:50:49 AM

US court allows alleged Nazi guard's deportation
Washington, May 1 (DPA) A US federal appeals court Friday gave the green light for the extradition of alleged war criminal John Demjanjuk to Germany.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:22:30 PM

Brazil drops decades-old press censorship law
Brasilia, May 1 (EFE) Brazil's Supreme Court struck down a press censorship law that had been on the books for 42 years and was one of the last vestiges of the 1964-1985 military regime.

Friday, May 01, 2009 11:20:54 PM

Facebook hit by phishing attacks
New York, May 1 (IANS) For those who have an account with social networking site Facebook - take care not to click on messages urging you to 'check this out'. It could be a worm luring you to provide information.

Friday, May 01, 2009 10:27:01 PM

China, Cuba detain large number of journalists: UN
New York, May 1 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that China, Cuba and Eritrea are responsible for half of the 125 journalists imprisoned in 2008, some of whom have been under detention for years.

Friday, May 01, 2009 9:47:56 PM

US gives Pakistan two weeks time to eliminate Taliban
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Stepping up pressure on Pakistan to take concrete action against the Taliban, the US has given Islamabad two weeks time to eliminate the insurgents from its soil before Washington determines what it will do next.

Friday, May 01, 2009 8:06:11 PM

Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported
Mexico City/Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported world over. Passengers disembarking at international airports were checked for fever - a sign indicating it could be swine flu.

Friday, May 01, 2009 7:28:54 PM

Al Qaeda exploits Pakistan's tribal areas to regain ground: US
Washington, May 1 (IANS) While Al Qaeda remains the greatest terrorist threat to the United States, the group has regained some of its pre-9/11 operational capabilities through the exploitation of Pakistan's tribal areas, a new State Department report says.

Friday, May 01, 2009 7:04:46 PM

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