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UNICEF warns India against Polio risk as cases rise in Pak

"Polio virus doesn't need any visa to cross border," UNICEF on Monday warned polio-free India as the number of cases of the paralysing disease reached an alarming high in Pakistan.

US military awards USD 40 million toward memory implant

US military researchers announced today they have awarded USD 40 million toward developing a new kind of brain implant that may help restore memories in wounded soldiers and civilians.

Russia offers Ukraine USD 100 gas `discount`: Ukraine PM

Russia has offered Ukraine a "discount" of USD 100 per thousand cubic metres of gas but Kiev has rejected the deal and is seeking a formal change to the rate set in the two sides` contract, Ukraine`s prime minister said today.

US man returns USD 125,000 fallen from armoured truck

A Salvation Army thrift shop worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing USD 125,000 that fell from an armoured truck.

Lee, Shixian win India Open titles

Defending champion Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances to retain the men`s singles title with a straight-game victory over familiar foe Chen Long of China in the finals of the USD 250,000 Yonex Sunrise Metlife India Super Series on sunday.

Hawk-Eye` makes badminton debut in India Super Series

Hawk-Eye technology, a tracking system used in many sports to determine line calls, was introduced here on friday during the quarterfinals of the USD 250,000 India Superseries with spectators at the Siri Fort stadium getting a chance to watch instant reviews of challenges.

Saina, Kashyap reach quarterfinals in India Open

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal finally broke her jinx at the Indian Open as she stormed into the quarterfinals of the women`s singles competition with a straight-game victory over Thailand`s Natcha Saengchote at the USD 250,000 Super Series event on thursday.

Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open

India`s Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

Arvind stunned by Ajay in qualifying round of India Open

German Open winner, Arvind Bhat, suffered a shock defeat to hitherto-unknown Ajay Kumar K in the qualifying round of the USD 250,000 India Super Series at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Sourabh enters final after walkover at Malaysian GPG

India`s Sourabh Verma entered the finals of USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold after receiving a walkover from Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the men`s singles competition at Pasir Gudang on Saturday.

Indian-American physiotherapist sentenced to 10 yrs in jail

An Indian-American physiotherapist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay over USD 10 million in restitution for his role in a multi- million dollar healthcare fraud and money laundering scheme.

Amanda Bynes advised against joining fashion school

Amanda Bynes, who has undergone psychiatric treatment recently, has been advised against enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in California.

Amanda Bynes to have supervised outings

Troubled star Amanda Bynes will be allowed out of rehab twice a week for supervised outings.

US to sell USD 10.8 bn in missiles, bombs to Saudis, UAE

The Pentagon said on Thursday it plans to sell Washington`s Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates USD 10.8 billion worth of missiles and munitions, including "bunker-buster" bombs.

Honesty pays off for US homeless man who turned in USD 42,000

Honesty has quite literally paid off for a US homeless man who turned in a USD 42,000 find: a bid to raise money for him passed the USD 100,000 mark on Friday.

Mugabe party official probed over USD 6 mln diamond bribe

Zimbabwean police announced a probe on Friday into a top member of President Robert Mugabe`s party on suspicion of soliciting a USD 6-million bribe from a Ghanaian investor in a diamond-mining deal.

Amanda Bynes` treatment costs USD 3,500 a day

Amanda Bynes` at UCLA Medical Center reportedly costs her USD 3,500 a day for both treatment and living expenses.

Asiana offers USD 10,000 to crashed plane survivors

Asiana Airlines on Sunday said it was offering an initial compensation payment worth USD 10,000 to all surviving passengers on board a plane that crashed in San Francisco last month killing three people.

US waives legal requirements for $2 bn aid to Pak

"Secretary of State Hillary has decided to exercise her authority to waive in FY 2012 certification requirements on certain civilian and security assistance to Pakistan,".

Seven plead not guilty in USD 52 million Galleon case

Seven traders and lawyers have
pleaded not guilty to the USD 52 million insider trading scam,
one of the largest in American history, in which Sri
Lankan billionaire Raj Rajaratnam is alleged to be the
ringleader.