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Texas wildfires destroy more than 1500 homes


September 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastrop, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials in Texas say the wildfire in the state has resulted in the destruction of about 1,554 homes. Firefighters are struggling to bring the blaze under control. ... Read more...

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State of Emergency declared as Arizona wildfires burn over 200,000 acres


June 7th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday declared a State of Emergency as massive wildfires have expanded to over 200,000 acres.The uncontrolled Wallow Fire, which broke out in ... Read more...

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S. Korea gearing up for G-20 Summit


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (S. Korea), Sep 23 (ANI): With only 50 days left for the G-20 Seoul Summit, Korea is making conscientious efforts to gather a consensus in putting development as one of the ... Read more...

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Gains seen for rising powers like India at G20 Summit


September 19th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Restructuring the 66-year-old International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a greater say for countries like India and measures to ensure sustained global economic recovery ... Read more...

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Arizona Governor declares State of Emergency


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared a State of Emergency in response to severe weather storms that are striking the state.The declaration released $200,000 from the Governor’s Emergency ... Read more...

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IMF chief seeks ‘Marshall Plan’ for Haiti


January 21st, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (DPA) International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn called Wednesday for a "Marshall Plan" style effort to help rebuild Haiti, which was shattered by an earthquake last week. Strauss-Kahn noted that ... Read more...

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UN consolidating relief, rescue efforts in Haiti (Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 15 (DPA) The United Nations has set offices to coordinate the enormous task of assisting Haitians devastated by the earthquake as international rescue teams combed Port-au-Prince for survivors, UN ... Read more...

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Haitians employ desperate measures as aid struggles to get in


January 15th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jan. 15 (ANI): As countries struggle to reach quake-hit Haiti due to crippled ports, desperate Haitians are using whatever is available to save those injured by this week's earthquake.In Petionville, ... Read more...

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International Red Cross makes emergency appeal for 10 million USD


January 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Red Cross on Wednesday said it is seeking 10 million U.S. dollars in a preliminary emergency appeal to deliver assistance for approximately 5,000 families affected ... Read more...

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The Netherlands pledges 2 million euros in emergency funds for Haiti following quake


January 13th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The Dutch government on Wednesday said it would make available two million euros (US$2.9 million) in emergency funds after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake destroyed large ... Read more...

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RAW: International Red Cross statement on Haiti earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies released the following statement on Wednesday in response to Tuesday's devastating earthquake that struck Haiti's capital."An earthquake measuring ... Read more...

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Ahead of typhoon, Philippines placed under ’state of calamity’ (Lead)


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 2 (DPA) All of the Philippines was placed under a "state of calamity" Friday as Supertyphoon Parma moved closer to the country's main island of Luzon, less than a week ... Read more...

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GM has viable plan to exit bankruptcy: Obama


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday said he believed General Motors (GM) had developed a viable plan that will allow it to quickly exit bankruptcy. His comments came after ... Read more...

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GM files for bankruptcy, to eleminate over 30,000 jobs (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (DPA) Storied carmaker General Motors (GM) filed for bankruptcy Monday, becoming the largest-ever US manufacturer to enter the court process and marking the latest dark chapter for ... Read more...

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General Motors files for bankruptcy (Lead)


June 1st, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (DPA) Storied carmaker General Motors (GM) filed for bankruptcy Monday, becoming the largest-ever US manufacturer to enter the court process and marking the latest dark chapter for ... Read more...

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Pak on brink of chaos: Expert


May 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan is on the brink of chaos and is deteriorating, and in such a situation, the United States should be flexible enough in preventing that country from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US seeks broad new powers to take over troubled firms


March 25th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (DPA) US authorities need broad new emergency powers to take over financial firms whose collapse could threaten the wider economy, the country's top economic officials warned Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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US stocks drop after best rally of the year


March 25th, 2009 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 25 (DPA) US stocks fell sharply Tuesday, one day after posting their biggest gains of the year, as the US administration sought new powers to control failing financial ... Read more...

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Wordsmiths want green, bailout, iconic banned in 2009!


January 3rd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 3 (ANI): Words such as green, bailout, iconic and desperate search should no longer be put to use since their original meaning has been displaced or simply because they ... Read more...

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Bailout, going green among words grammarians would like banned from English language


January 2nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 2 (ANI): A survey carried out by a US university on the usage of words and phrases has found that grammarians would like some of them to be removed ... Read more...

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Chrysler shuts factories for a month to avert collapse


December 18th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (DPA) Hoping to avoid bankruptcy, ailing US carmaker Chrysler LLC will Friday shut down all of its manufacturing plants for at least one month because of plummeting car sales, ... Read more...

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US media predicts Pak economy collapse despite it receiving enough pledges


October 18th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 18 (ANI): Despite Pakistan receiving enough pledges from donors to avoid a possible economic default, the US media continues to predict an impending economic collapse in the recession-hit ... Read more...

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China quake toll mounts to 65,000 with 23,000 missing (Lead)


May 26th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 26 (Xinhua) The toll in the devastating May 12 earthquake in southwestern China rose to 65,000 Monday with 23,000 still untraced as security personnel and rescuers stretched to break ... Read more...

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UN provides $1.3 million for China quake survivors


May 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, May 26 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday it has received $1.3 million in emergency funds from the UN to provide medical supplies and support for survivors of China's ... Read more...

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High food prices aggravated by low reserves: UN


April 25th, 2008 - 7:03 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 25 (DPA) Emergency food stocks maintained by countries around the world are at their lowest levels in 30 years, contributing to the surge in global food prices, the UN ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry to probe General Deepak Kapoor’s misdemeanours: Pallam Raju


March 16th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Kapurthala (Punjab), Mar 16 (ANI): The Defence Ministry has taken a serious note of the Comptroller and Auditor Generals report censuring Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor allegedly making frivolous ... Read more...

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