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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Badminton incident not acceptable: IOC


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday said badminton players throwing matches at the London Olympics to secure a favourable fixture was "not acceptable".The Badminton World Federation ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US says it is trying to force Assad to step down


August 1st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is continuing its efforts to make Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad resign, according to US State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell."The situation is grave, and ... Read more...

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IOC ’sad’ at dope suspicion over Chinese swimmer


July 31st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday that doping in sports and groundless suspicions over stunning performances are "very sad"."You have to remember this is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Al Qaeda No 2 dead: US


June 6th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Al Qaeda number two Abu Yahya al-Libi is dead, the White House said Tuesday.The US intelligence community believe it is a "serious blow" to the Al ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hillary Clinton has no plans to head World Bank


February 16th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has no intention to head the World Bank after its current President Robert Zoellick resigns, Department of State ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China reaffirms commitment to ties with India


October 25th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) China Tuesday underscored its commitment to consolidating ties with India after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke positively of relations between the two countries."We've noticed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China has backed Pakistan in its desire to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Xinhua reported.China attaches great importance to Pakistan's request ... Read more...

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US urges Tbilisi to probe police crackdown on protesters


May 28th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has urged the Georgian authorities to launch an investigation into this week's police crackdown on protesters, when several people were killed."As we've said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Osama was unarmed, says White House


May 4th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Osama bin Laden "was not armed" at the time when the US commandos gunned him down inside a mansion in Pakistan, the Obama administration said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US downplays Pak political crisis’ impact on war against terrorism


January 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Downplaying the impact of the ongoing Pakistan political crisis on the war on terror, the US State Department has said it is closely watching the "political challenge" within ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Ultimately, it’s Pak and India that have to have dialogue and resolve Kashmir issue’: US


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): The United States has stressed that the Kashmir issue is a matter between India and Pakistan, as ultimately, it is the two nuclear neighbours who have to resolve ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US asks Pak to do “everything possible to defeat insurgency” clearly existing on its soil


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The United States has asked Pakistan to do "everything possible to defeat" insurgency that is "clearly" existent within its border."As we've said here many times, Pakistan has taken ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No change in US’ plans to extradite Russian businessman


August 31st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There was no change in the US' plans to extradite Russian businessman Viktor Bout, suspected of illegal arms trade from Thailand, the US Department of State said. "As ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia, UAE offer help in tackling oil spill


May 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have offered their assistance in tackling the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Department of State has ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Obama aide takes a jab at Palin’s palm gate


February 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) An aide of President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Sarah Palin mimicking the former Republican vice presidential candidate's use of her hand as a notepad ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Doctors, seniors endorse US health reforms


November 6th, 2009 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (DPA) President Barack Obama's hopes of overhauling the US health care system were given a major boost Thursday as two advocacy groups representing doctors and seniors backed the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Remarks of President Obama during surprise appearance at Friday’s press briefing


July 25th, 2009 - 3:21 am ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taliban threat to world peace: US


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): The US has said on Wednesday that the Taliban are threat to the peace of world and it is not an easy task to get better of ... Read more...

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US condemns bombing attacks in India


November 1st, 2008 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (Xinhua) The US has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts that killed more than 70 people and injured about 300 in India's northeastern state of Assam Thursday. "There ... Read more...

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