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WHO earmarks 15 billion dollars to curb drug-resistant TB by 2015

WHO earmarks 15 billion dollars to curb drug-resistant TB by 2015 Beijing  - Ministers from 27 nations have backed a 15-billion-dollar plan to provide universal access to diagnosis and treatment of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) by 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

The ministers agreed to remove barriers to TB care, guarantee supplies of medicines, and develop full management and training systems for treatment of MDR-TB and extremely drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), the WHO said in a statement.

India, US agree to counter terror together

India, US agree to counter terror togetherLondon, Apr. 3: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama have agreed to fight terrorism together.

Both leaders discussed developments in Pakistan and Afghanistan and emphasised on strengthening strategic bilateral ties.

“Well, we did discuss the development in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We both agreed that our two countries must work together to counter the forces of terror,” Dr. Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in London.

He also expressed satisfaction over his meeting with Obama.

NEWS FEATURE: Feelgood US President steals the show

US President Barack Obama London  - US President Barack Obama swept onto the world stage at this week's summit of the world's top economic powers with a charm offensive that helped to mark the launch of a new era in American foreign relations.

Obama said he came with the intention of showing leadership by "listening and learning" during a two-day visit to London for the Group of 20 (G20) summit, which included advanced and emerging economies.

NEWS FEATURE: G20 takes "bold action" to help poorest nations

US President Barack ObamaLondon  - Efforts to throw the world's poorest nations a li

World economic powers reach deal to combat crisis

U.S. President Barack ObamaLondon - The world's biggest economic powers reached a deal Thursday aimed at forging a new global financial order and shielding poor countries from the fallout from the economic downturn by boosting funds for international organizations by more than 1 trillion dollars.

After seven hours of tough wrangling over how to tackle the global recession, the Group of 20 (G20) of the world's most advanced and emerging economies pledged in their communique "to do whatever is necessary to restore confidence, growth and jobs."

US Senator says Pak has neither will nor capability to act against extremist groups

US Senator says Pak has neither will nor capability to act against extremist groupsWashington, Apr. 2: Democrat Senator Carl Levin has questioned Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against extremists based on its soil and secure its border along Afghanistan.

“I remain skeptical that Pakistan has either the will or the capability to secure their border,” The Dawn quoted Levin, as saying.