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Chavez bumps opposition hopeful from airwaves


September 18th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves for an ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee begins four-day trip to Bengal


September 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday arrived here on his first visit to his home state, West Bengal, after assuming the nation's highest post.Mukherjee was received at ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee to visit Bengal next week


September 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay his first visit to his home state West Bengal after taking over the nation's top post Sep 14-16 during which ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Ghanaian president finally moving into Indian-financed, rebuilt residence? (With Image)


August 27th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 27 (IANS) Is the Ghanaian head of state finally planning to move into Flagstaff House, the presidential palace that has a colonial past and has been rebuilt with ... Read more...

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Argentine president inherits $6.8 mn


August 8th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez inherited 31.6 million pesos ($6.8 million) from her late husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, the media reported Tuesday, citing financial disclosure ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee meets Fijian counterpart


August 7th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday met his Fijian counterpart Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and called for expansion of trade and investment between the two countries.The president ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un is married (Lead, changing dateline)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) North Korean state media have confirmed for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married, the BBC reported Wednesday.Reports referred to him attending ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un gets married: North Korean TV


July 25th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has got married, South Korea's Renhap news agency said Wednesday quoting North Korean TV.North Korean TV recently showed footage of ... Read more...

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Presidential changeover with ‘hazar salam’, buggy ride


July 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) It will be an event high on protocol and ceremony whose finer details were worked at a dress rehearsal Saturday.The kinks were ironed out ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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Russian space firm accused of $17 mn fraud


July 10th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia have opened a criminal investigation into the alleged misuse of 565 million rubles ($17 million) of state funds set aside for a ... Read more...

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Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), July 3 (IANS/EFE) The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.The decision ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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Putin to undertake Middle East tour


June 25th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will Monday start his tour of the Middle East, according to presidential aide Yury Ushakov.During his two-day visit to the region, ... Read more...

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Kalam opts out of presidential fight (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he won't contest the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, spiking what could have ... Read more...

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Chavez to launch re-election bid


June 7th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 7 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will officially register his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections to secure a third six-year term to continue his socialist reforms, according to ... Read more...

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Former Liberian president jailed for 50 years


May 30th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 30 (IANS) Liberia's ex-president Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in jail by a UN-backed war crimes court Wednesday for aiding and abetting rebels in Sierra ... Read more...

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Medvedev to be elected as ruling party leader


May 26th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling United Russia party will Saturday elect Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress here.In April, Medvedev, who was then ... Read more...

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Karan Singh declines comment on interlocutors’ report


May 25th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) Member of the erstwhile royal family of Jammu and Kashmir and senior Congress leader Karan Singh Friday refused to comment on the report of the three ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain, address parliament


May 21st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 21 (IANS) In a historic first trip outside the country in 24 years, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Britain and ... Read more...

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Jailed ex-Israeli president freed for seven hours


May 21st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jailed former Israeli president Moshe Katsav convicted of raping a former female employee was freed for seven hours Sunday to attend his son's wedding.Katsav ... Read more...

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Bolivia nationalises Spanish-owned firm


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Tuesday the nationalization of an electricity distributor owned by Spanish utility REE."Again on this day, as just tribute to the ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for anti-government protests


April 30th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to ... Read more...

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Where is PM, BJP asks in Lok Sabha


April 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his "persistent absence" from the Lok Sabha when crucial issues were being ... Read more...

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Putin quits as head of ruling party


April 24th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was standing down as head of the ruling United Russia party and nominated outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev as ... Read more...

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Talks to benefit India, Pakistan: UAE daily


April 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) Improved relations and regular talks between India and Pakistan will benefit both countries and "will deliver a blow to elements which have kept this ... Read more...

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Zardari may be gifted flowers instead of sword at Ajmer


April 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may be gifted flowers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti instead of the sword that is customarily ... Read more...

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Brazil seeks association with US in education, science


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's drive to establish a partnership with the US in the spheres of education, science, technology and innovation will be a key topic of President ... Read more...

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Zardari fourth Pakistani leader to visit Ajmer


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 3 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will be the fourth Pakistani head of state or government to visit the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine authorities mum on Zardari visit


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 2 (IANS) Rajasthan government officials and authorities at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti remained tightlipped Monday over preparations for the April 8 visit of ... Read more...

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Compensate for slavery: Jamaica


March 6th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hinted that Britain might want to pay her country compensation for slavery in the days of the Empire.She said ... Read more...

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Chavez takes to Twitter after surgery


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke out on Twitter a day after undergoing an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body ... Read more...

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Chavez vows to come back stronger after surgery


February 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who left the country Friday to undergo a surgery in Cuba for a lesion has vowed to come back stronger after the ... Read more...

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