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Hundreds of Britons still stuck in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government estimate that hundreds of its citizens are still stuck in Libya. For almost half of the Brits still in Libya, it is a matter ... Read more...

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Delhi to have new anti-begging law


November 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The national capital, which has been using a 51-year-old law to deal with begging, is drafting a more "humane" legislation incorporating various welfare schemes, an official said.Delhi, ... Read more...

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US growth revised to 1.6 percent in second quarter


August 27th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) The US economy slowed markedly in the second quarter of this year, growing by an annualised 1.6 percent according to a downwardly-revised government estimate Friday. The commerce department's ... Read more...

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Beggars play hide and seek with Delhi authorities


July 31st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Dwivedi New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Indian capital has over 60,000 beggars and getting them off the streets as the city is cleaned up for the Commonwealth Games is ... Read more...

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US economy grew 2.8 per cent in third quarter


November 24th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (DPA) The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the third quarter of this year, according to an updated government estimate Tuesday that confirmed the ... Read more...

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US recession easing: GDP unchanged at 1 percent drop


August 27th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) The US economy shrank 1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, a sign that the recession slowed dramatically, according to a government estimate Thursday that ... Read more...

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13 killed in Bangladesh bus crash


August 14th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Aug.14 (ANI): A speeding bus hit a tree and crashed into a canal in Bangladesh, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10, reports said here today.The accident occurred in Feni, ... Read more...

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India’s growth will be below 5 percent in first half: Moody’s


February 27th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The government estimate of 7 percent gross domestic (GDP) growth for the current fiscal year will certainly be missed and the "overly optimistic projection" needs to be ... Read more...

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Japan’s GDP plummets 12.7 percent amid record export drop (Lead)


February 16th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 16 (DPA) Japan's economy contracted at an annual pace of 12.7 percent in the October-to-December quarter, its worst drop since the oil crisis 35 years ago, amid a record decline ... Read more...

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US stocks fall amid economic worries


December 24th, 2008 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 24 (Xinhua) The US stocks closed lower with Dow losing for a fifth consecutive session Tuesday as a gloomy economic outlook and worrying home sales added to investors' concern ... Read more...

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Tokyo stocks gain despite economy slump (Lead)


December 9th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 9 (DPA) Japanese stocks rose Tuesday despite a revised government estimate outlining an annualised third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) decline of 1.8 percent.Driven up by gains on Wall Street and ... Read more...

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Tokyo stocks gain despite economy slump


December 9th, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 9 (DPA) Japanese stocks rose Tuesday despite a revised government estimate outlining an annualised third-quarter gross domestic product decline of 1.8 percent.Driven up by gains on Wall Street and a ... Read more...

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Greece moves to guarantee bank deposits


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Oct 3 (DPA) Greece's finance ministry Friday said the government would guarantee all bank deposits, assuring nervous savers across the southern Mediterranean country that their banks were safe.National Economy and Finance ... Read more...

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Assam seeks central help against floods


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Even as 100-odd villages of Assam's Dhemaji district face a threat of being washed away in floods, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the All Assam Students' ... Read more...

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Human rights ’severely’ restricted in Cuba: Amnesty


May 29th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (IANS) Human rights have been "severely" curtailed in Cuba in 2007, Amnesty International has said, Spain's EFE news agency reported Thursday. Freedom of expression, association and movement remained subject ... Read more...

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China to build one million transit homes for quake-hit


May 22nd, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua) China's ministry of housing and urban-rural development Thursday said it has asked authorities in the areas hit by the May 12 quake to build one million temporary homes ... Read more...

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China to adjust Olynmpic torch relay in quake-hit areas


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua) The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) said Thursday the relay route of the Olympic torch now in China will be adjusted because of the devastating ... Read more...

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Storms destroy quarter of mango crop in north India


May 19th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Repeated storms in northern India since May 14 have destroyed almost 25 percent of the region's mango crop and Uttar Pradesh is the worst ... Read more...

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5,500 rescued from debris in quake-hit China


May 15th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua) More than 5,500 people have been rescued from the debris of collapsed buildings since Monday in the wake of a massive earthquake in China's south-western province of Sichuan, ... Read more...

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World leaders offer solace to China quake victims


May 15th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua) Heads of states and international aid organisations Thursday offered condolences to the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit China's southwestern province of Sichuan Monday. The quake, measuring ... Read more...

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China central bank provides $785 mn for quake-hit areas


May 14th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua) People's Bank of China (PBOC) Wednesday announced that it would provide 5.5 billion yuan ($785.86 million) to carry out relief work in the quake-hit areas of Sichuan and ... Read more...

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Myanmar cyclone toll exceeds 22,000 (Second lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yangon, May 6 (DPA) The death toll in Cyclone Nargis that ravaged Myanmar reached 22,464 Tuesday, state media reported, putting the number of missing at 41,054 and those injured at 6,708. Myanmar's ... Read more...

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Argentina signs contract for high-speed railway network


April 30th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Buenos Aires, April 30 (IANS) Argentina has signed a contract with a consortium led by France's Alstom for construction of a high-speed passenger railway network, linking the capital with two major cities ... Read more...

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11 Colombian insurgents surrender


April 24th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by admin
Bogota, April 24 (IANS) Eleven insurgents of Colombia's two largest leftist rebel groups have surrendered to the government troops in different parts of the country, Spain's EFE news agency reported Thursday. Those ... Read more...

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US coastguards rescue 92 Ecuadorians from high seas


April 18th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Quito, April 18 (Xinhua) At least 92 Ecuadorian illegal immigrants returned to their home country, two days after being rescued on the high seas by the US coastguards, Ecuador's navy reported. The ... Read more...

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Pak paramilitaries guarding nation’s flour mills and distribution points


January 21st, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan.21 (ANI): Pakistan has mobilized over 6000 paramilitary troops to guard the country's flour mills and distribution points, besides escorting supply-trucks in a bid to control flour shortage that has resulted ... Read more...

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