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Bahamas detains suspects in attempted Travolta extortion
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (DPA) Police in the Bahamas have arrested three people believed to be involved in an attempt to blackmail US actor John Travolta over the death of his son Jett, reports said.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:15:14 PM

Canada's n-industry sees deals worth billions with India
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) The Canadian nuclear industry has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India to resume nuclear trade between the two countries after three decades, saying it could result in deals worth billions of dollars.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 12:12:19 PM

Obama to Republicans: I won
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) As he discussed his $825 billion stimulus package for the US economy with Congressional leaders President Barack Obama at one point curtly told opposition Republicans: 'I won.'

Saturday, January 24, 2009 12:09:33 PM

Mexico drug criminal claims he dissolved 300 bodies
Mexico City, Jan 24 (DPA) The Mexican Army has arrested a drug suspect who claimed to have dissolved 300 corpses of other drug criminals with corrosive chemicals over the past 10 years.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:19:27 AM

Cuba urges US to act fast in improving relations
Guatemala City, Jan 24 (IANS) Cuba has urged the new US administration of President Barack Obama to act fast towards improving relations between Washington and Havana, EFE news agency reported Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:44:04 AM

Cuba urges US to act fast in improving relations
Guatemala City, Jan 24 (IANS) Cuba has urged the new US administration of President Barack Obama to act fast towards improving relations between Washington and Havana, EFE news agency reported Saturday.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 9:44:04 AM

Obama lifts Bush ban on overseas abortion-funding
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Overturning another Bush administration policy through executive order, President Barack Obama has annulled a ban on sending US funds to groups that perform or promote abortion overseas.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:23:50 AM

Dinosaur fossils for sale seized in Mexico
Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 24 (EFE) Mexican authorities have said that they recovered 389 fossils, including the remains of dinosaurs and trilobites hundreds of millions of years old, that were illegally being offered for sale at an antiquities store in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:13:50 AM

Obama hopes to get new stimulus plan through by mid-February
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama is confident that efforts to pass a new $825 billion economic stimulus package by mid-February are 'on target,' despite Republican lawmakers' objections to some elements of the plan.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:47:38 AM

UN chief welcomes closure of Guantanamo
New York, Jan 24 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has welcomed US President Barack Obama's decision to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:33:44 AM

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