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Cuba unveils new rum brand


June 9th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 9 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new brand of rum, calling it a first step in its fight against the US trade bias toward the island nation.The launch ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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Reggaeton duo film documentary in Cuba


January 31st, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is currently filming a documentary in Cuba, official media said Monday, citing band member Rene Perez, a.k.a. "Residente"."We're filming a ... Read more...

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Gehlot calls on Tinidad and Tobago PM


January 7th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Saturday met Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Prasad Bissesar, the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharati Divas, being held here ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,591


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,591, officials said.Since the cholera epidemic struck the poverty-stricken Caribbean country in mid-October, 121,518 people have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN troops brought cholera to Haiti: report


December 8th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) The cholera epidemic that has caused more than 2,000 deaths in Haiti was introduced by Nepalese troops serving with the UN forces in the impoverished Caribbean country, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Haiti cholera toll tops 1,000


November 17th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak has topped 1,000 people, the Caribbean country's health ministry said, as efforts to contain the disease continue.At least 1,034 people have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hindus appeal world for more aid to handle Haiti cholera outbreak


November 15th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 15 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the international community to help Haiti in cholera crisis, where over nine hundred people have reportedly died and over 14,000 ... Read more...

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Cholera toll rises to 643 in Haiti


November 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) A total of 643 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that is spreading throughout the impoverished Caribbean country, health officials said.A total of 9,971 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wyclef in hiding post Haiti death threats


August 18th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Haitian-born hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean is in hiding after receiving death threats.Jean and other would-be candidates are waiting for permission to run for Haiti's presidency election in November.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Avatar director - James Cameron all set to plant 1 million trees


August 16th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After directing the block buster 3D movie Avatar and creating numerous records in the process, James Cameron is now all set to do his bit for the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, Environment |

Singer Wyclef Jean to run for Haitian Presidency


August 4th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Former Fugees Singer Wyclef Jean has decided to contest for the post of President of Haiti.Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques said Jean will run as part of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wyclef Jean considering running for President of Haiti


July 27th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Singer Wyclef Jean is taking a drift from his musical career and is considering running for president of his native Haiti.The crooner, 37, has said that talk of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Venezuela, Argentina sign 25 accords


April 21st, 2010 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 21 (IANS/EFE) The governments of Venezuela and Argentina signed here Tuesday 25 cooperation accords in a number of sectors including food, construction and energy, during the latest of the quarterly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michelle Obama Visits Haiti To Oversee Haitian Renovation


April 14th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): In her first official solo voyage overseas, America’s first lady, Michelle Obama, arrived in Mexico City after journeying to the Caribbean country of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Bush wipes hand on Clinton’s shirt after shaking hands with Haitian man’


March 25th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 25 (ANI): A popular online video appears to show George W. Bush wiping his hand on Bill Clinton's shirt after shaking hands with a Haitian man during their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Haiti needs $11.4 bn for reconstruction


March 22nd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 22 (IANS/EFE) The reconstruction needs of earthquake devastated Haiti will exceed $11.4 billion, said an expert from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC. "Just returning ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

79 people rescued from collapsed building in Chile


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Concepcion (Chile), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Seventy-nine people were rescued from the ruins of a building here that collapsed last weekend during the earthquake that left at least 795 dead in central and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spain to maintain dialogue with Cuba on human rights


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister said here that Madrid will maintain its "dialogue strategy" with Cuba as a way of achieving freedom for its political prisoners and respect for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canada to house Haiti government temporarily


February 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) Canada has announced it will temporarily house the government of quake-devastated Haiti. According to the latest estimates, more than 200,000 people died in the deadly earthquake which hit Haiti ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton gets two stents after chest pain (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton underwent a heart procedure after being hospitalised for chest "discomfort", a spokesman said. Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital Thursday and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Beyonce gets the nod to perform Caribbean gig


February 10th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 10 (ANI): Beyonce Knowles has been granted permission to perform at a concert in Trinidad and Tobago after facing few official hiccups.The R&B lady is due to kick start ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scarlett Johansson designs handbag for Haiti


February 5th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Actress Scarlett Johansson has decided to do her bit in raising money for earthquake hit Haiti victims by designing an exclusive handbag.The tote is emblazoned with an ancient ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Johansson designs bag to raise funds for Haiti


February 5th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) After auctioning a date with her to raise funds for the Haiti relief fund, actress Scarlett Johansson has designed an exclusive handbag to raise money for the earthquake ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Miley to sell Grammy dress for Haiti


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Teen sensation Miley Cyrus is stepping up her efforts to help victims of the Haiti earthquake as she's raising money by selling the dress she wore to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10 Americans arrested in Haiti for child trafficking


February 1st, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 31 (IANS) Ten US citizens were arrested in Haiti on the charges of trafficking 33 children from the earthquake-hit nation, Press TV reported Sunday. The Americans were detained at Malpasse, Haiti's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IMF approves $102-mn loan to Haiti


January 28th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved a $102-million loan to help Haiti rebuild after this month's devastating earthquake. Combined with payouts from an existing loan programme, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jessica Simpson starts shoe drive to help Haitians


January 27th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London,Jan 27 (IANS) Pop star Jessica Simpson is stepping in to support earthquake devastated Haiti by organising a drive to send shoes to survivors of the disaster. The singer is teaming up with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tent cities planned as aid groups weigh rebuilding in Haiti


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Anne K Walters Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) The hundreds of thousands of people sleeping in the streets in the wake of a magnitude-7 earthquake could find homes in tent cities being planned ... Read more...

Posted in World |

22-day-old Baby rescued in Haiti


January 21st, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 21 (DPA) Colombian and French aid workers rescued a 22-day-old baby-girl, after she spent a week in the rubble of the devastating quake in Haiti, the Bogota Fire Department said ... Read more...

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Haiti quake could increase landslide risk


January 16th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Scientists have said that the combination of widespread deforestation and the recent earthquake in Haiti could lead to more landslides in the already hard-hit country.The impoverished Caribbean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Relief teams helping Haiti’s traumatized quake victims


January 15th, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) A mammoth relief operation slowly geared up Thursday in a race against time to help survivors of the earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. People desperately ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Relief teams helping Haiti’s traumatised quake victims (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Sao Paulo, Jan 14 (DPA) A mammoth relief operation slowly picked up Thursday in a race against time to help survivors of the earthquake that devastated the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince. Relief teams ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to give one million dollar aid for emergency relief purposes in Haiti


January 14th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14(ANI): India on Thursday said that it was deeply saddened at the death and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, and decided to give one million ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Five hundred thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake


January 14th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan. 14 (ANI): Nearly five hundred thousands are feared to be dead in Haiti after a grade 7.0-magnitude quake struck the impoverished country's capital on Tuesday afternoon.A major international ... Read more...

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