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Sunday, November 1, 2009

In the news May 2008


Snag in deal to return Texas sect kids to parents (AP)
Phoenix Mars Lander has short-circuit problem (ap)
Women lawyers less likely to make partner: study (reuters)
Angelina Jolie's twins born in France? (xinhua)
Inflation rises further to 8.1% (rediff)
Indian economy boomed at 9% in 2007-08 (rediff)
800-word Harry Potter prequel to be auctioned (ap)
Nepal abolishes centuries-old Hindu monarchy (reuters)
Arushi case: 'Cops framed my husband' | Police reacts (ibnlive)
Gujjars hold the Capital to ransom (ndtv)
Annual inflation seen at 7.96 pct on May 17 (Economic Times)

About 22 mln children in Europe are overweight (xinhua)
Vikas, Vishal held guilty in Katara murder case (ibnlive)
Studies link lead to adult crime, brain damage (reuters)
Nepali King given 15 days to leave palace (AP)

S&P: US home prices tumble a record 14.1 pct in 1Q (AP)
Myanmar junta extends Suu Kyi house arrest (reuters)
'India has the highest number of hungry people on earth' (rediff)
Children not getting breakfast because of aid cuts (ap)
MTN Switches to Reliance after Bhrati pulls out (ANI)
French film takes top Cannes prize
Entre les murs" becomes the first French film in 21 years to scoop the coveted Palme d'Or prize for best picture at the Cannes Film Festival.

Six Indian companies receive award for corporate social responsibility (ibtimes)
Six Indian companies - Mahindra && Mahindra, Tata Tea, NTPC, ONGC and MSPL - are the recipients of the Businessworld FICCI-SEDF CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award 2007.

Seeking peace? Try world's "most peaceful" nation, Iceland (ibtimes)
Among BRIC nations, China ranked the highest at 67th, followed by Brazil (90th), India (107th) and Russia (131st)
Half of world's population has a mobile (daily telegraph)
United Nations chief ends Myanmar mission (ap)
BJP govt to be sworn in on May 28 (rediff)
Ivanovic wins, Vaidisova loses at French Open (ap)
BJP creates history in Karnataka, Congress humbled all over (Hindustan Times)
Powerful aftershock hits China; 1 killed, 260 hurt (ap)
22 films vie for top honors at Cannes festival (ap)

Hockey Olympian Erman R. Bastian passes away (IANS)
Wages in India increasing faster than in US' (Financial Express)
ibnlive headlines
# Cong will have to sit in the Opposition: Krishna
# Cong says JD(S) split secular votes.
# Guv should call us to form govt: BJP
# BJP confident of clear majority.
# Cong adopts wait-and-watch over JD(S) alliance.
# Cong leads in Mangalore.
# Key JD(S) leaders losing.
# JD(S) lagging behind in Hyderabad K'taka
BJP all set to form government in Karnataka (msn)
Saffron rise: BJP stakes claim on Karnataka (ibnlive)
We lost due to faulty ticket distribution: Cong (ibnlive)
BJP appears close to forming govt in Karnataka (Deccan Herald)
We'll sit in Oppn if we don't get 113 seats: BJP (Indian Express)
10 killed as Gujjar stir turns violent in Sikandra (Zee News)
Male circumcision gains as Kenya anti-AIDS weapon (ap)
German parents post baby on eBay for 1 euro (AP)
Cancer train' offers uncertain route out of despair in India (AFP)

Sun screen lotion threatens coral: study (AFP)
UN chief in China to see quake devastation (AFP)
Police quiz photographer over nude shots (abc)
Love, sex top murder motives in cities (Times of India)

The math for Clinton (reuters)
McCain begins VP search (reuters)
Clinton fights on; Obama looks ahead (reuters)
'Witches' burnt to death in Kenya (reuters)
American Airlnes sets new bag fee (reuters)
European glory for Man United (reuters)
Steven Tyler in rehab (reuters)
Drinking Beer May Perk Up Cancer Risk (themedguru)
Deal ends Lebanon crisis (reuters)

Clinton fights on; Obama looks ahead (reuters)
Senators react to Kennedy's tumor (reuters)
'100 million people in India are malnourished' (rediff)

Rising price of rice keeps U.N. scrambling to feed world's hungry (The Christian science monitor)

Indians get maximum British citizenship in 2007 (ndtv)
Killer instinct: Are urban lifestyles spurring crime (ibnlive)
1/2 of Oz women `not satisfied in bed` (Zeenews)
Iceland tops global peace league, Iraq still bottom (afp)
Honolulu Rated 'Best Place' to Raise a Family (khnl)
India’s 20 most wired
China says death toll in quake more than 51,000 (ap)
Bihar court summons Sonia, UP Cong chief (ndtv)
Nebraska boy, 11, wins National Geographic Bee (Times of India)
Karnataka headed for fractured verdict: exit poll (Times of India)
Relisting after 7 years, KGN stock rockets 76000% (DNA)

Manchester United beat Chelsea to win Champions League (rediff)
Pilots run out of fuel, pray, land near Jesus sign (ap)
Woman strips after wolf whistle (reuters)

7 modern architectural wonders

The History of English Literature: With an Outline of the Origin and Growth ...
By William Spalding,M1

Mohali clinch thriller by one run (Hindustan Times)
Anil Ambani turns to Hollywood (rediff)
Anil Ambani gears up for Big-bang Hollywood debut (Times of India)
Germany offers black money data, India dithers (Times of India)
Bollywood expanding its wings at Cannes Film Festival (Economic Times)
US prez race: Obama wins majority of delegates (rediff)
Obama Says Nomination ‘Within Reach’ (nytimes)
Teen sex study doubts "technical virginity" (reuters)
US billionaire Buffett backs Obama for president (AFP)
Drought returns to haunt Ethiopia (reuters)
Warning of major aftershock sparks panic in China (ap)
Half of Indian workforce in industries overweight (rediff)
Microsoft Sees Yahoo Being Split in New Offer (wsj)
Obama Expected to Hit Milestone in Tuesday’s Votes (nytimes)
Demolished by the Pakistan army: the frontier village punished for harbouring the Taliban (guardian)
As Time Runs Short, Clinton Claims Lead in Popular Vote (nytimes)
Obese blamed for the world's ills (bbc)

Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar dead (sify)
Bin Laden says Palestine at heart of jihad (bradenton)

Woman's dead body lies in flat for 35 years (cnn)

IPL to donate Rs 60 mn for Jaipur blast victims (Hindustan Times)

Paulson Suggests Worst Is Past For Economy, but Housing Still Weak(wsj)
Jaipur blasts: SIMI hand suspected (Timesof India)
California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban (nytimes)
CBS to buy online pioneer CNet for $1.8 billion (marketwatch)
Study Links Rise in Mastectomies to M.R.I. Detection (nytimes)
Energy to be on top of Manmohan's Bhutan visit (Hindu)
UN: World economy to grow by 1.8 percent in 2008 (AP)
Vitamin D may help curb breast cancer, study finds (AP)
Obesity contributes to global warming: study (reuters)

Sony PlayStation 3 Revival Lifts Result (wsj)
Indian group claims responsibility for bombings (reuters)
1840 in Austria pose for nude picture (xinhua)
Global Warming: Refreshing change (seattlepi.nwsource)

Red Cross: Up to 128,000 may have died in Myanmar (AP)
Scientists are building database of bite marks (AP)
RDX used in Jaipur blasts (rediff)

Toll climbs to 63 in Jaipur blasts (Hindu)

China quake weakens Sichuan dams and cuts off river (reuters)
Indian Kashmir chief urges Pakistan to halt militant raids (AFP)

SC breather for Tata Motors on Singur (sify)
Belgian media: Henin to quit tennis (ap)


100 million smoke beedi in India, says report (sify)
Free barefoot doctor, say Nobel winners (guardian)
Conch Paces Gains in China Cement Makers After Tremor (bloomberg)
Woman to head missile project for the first time (Economic Times)
Slap probe report ready, to be submitted to BCCI (Expressindia)
The Booker All-Stars (nytimes)
Large Quake Rattles Central China (wsj)
900 Trapped After Quake, China State Media Reports (nytimes)
Quake buries nearly 900 in southwest China: official media (Hindustan Times)

Burma aid nowhere near enough (BBC)
Knight Riders drub Chargers yet again (NDTV)
Judge issue: Pakistan coalition on the brink (rediff)
Mallya takes potshots at Dravid for IPL debacle (ibnlive)
Rushdie favourite for best Booker Prize winner award (Times of India)

Biographer: Country superstar Eddy Arnold dies at 89 (ap)
Dad died saving his little girl (suntimes)
UK professor awarded for English translation of Anandmath (Times of India)
Arabs say racism on rise as Israel turns 60 (reuters)
Split decision for Obama, Clinton (reuters)
Burma death toll could reach 100,000 (guardian)
New Radar Could Reveal Secrets of Earth's Ice Sheets (space)
Scientists find something good about a big bottom (reuters)
Conservatives Happier Than Liberals (Live Science)
Firm Handshakes Help Land Jobs (livescience)
Olympic torch scales Everest (cnn)
AP moves SC for granting 4% reservation to Muslims (Times of India)

Medvedev sworn in as Russian president (xinhua)
Katrina, Sidr, Nargis: pretty names, deadly killers (reuters)
Russia swears in Medvedev (reuters)
India to be the 8th richest place by 2017 (rediff)
China-Japan vow closer ties (reuters)
Obama wins most delegates in Tuesday's primaries (ap)
'Sex pest' seal attacks penguin (bbc)
Seven Indians among top 100 intellectuals (Times of India)

More than 22,000 dead in Myanmar cyclone: state TV (afp)
Over 350 dead as cyclone hits Myanmar (Times of India)
Narain Karthikeyan wins Brands Hatch GP (NDTV)
Obama wins Guam caucuses (reuters)
The reason fat people find it hard to lose weight is found (telegraph)

Guntur market yard burns (deccan)

Over Rs 100 cr loss at Asia’s biggest chilli depot
US eats 5 times more than India per capita (Times of India)

Microsoft abandons Yahoo bid, rebuffing higher sale price (AP)

UK style gurus strip off for "living sculptures (xinhua)
Agreement Will Restore Court Judges in Pakistan (nytimes)
Microsoft, Yahoo could reach weekend deal: sources (reuters)
Berkshire's First-Quarter Profit Tumbled 64% (wsj)
Indian prices at three year high (bbc)
Mukesh Ambani's $2 billion home world's most expensive: Forbes (Times of India)


Sonia, Tata in Time Top 100 power list (Deccan)
Wall St. Starts to See Signs of a Turnaround (nytimes)
Microsoft Appears to Lean Toward Hostile Yahoo Bid (wsj)
Tony Blair joins Miley Cyrus on Time's Top 100 list (reuters)
Moviegoers have "Sex" on the brain: poll (reuters)
Mallika Sherawat pole dance in Dasavatharam
Austrian police defend actions in dungeon-incest case (afp)
Mom arrested in San Diego after 32 years on the lam (ap)
Fed Cuts Key Rate, Signals A Pause (wsj)
Obama closing in on Clinton's advantage among superdelegates (ap)
Alcohol Makes Girls Sexy (my.break)

Rajasthan on boil: Two killed as police fire at protesting Gujjars (New Indian Express)
Court orders probe into sting operation by TV channel (Hindustan Times)
Now 'the king of good times' will fly Air Deccan (Times of India)
Big Disparities in Judging of Asylum Cases (New York Times)
Motorola to Slash 4,000 Additional Jobs (wsj)

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