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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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Nano begins much-awaited Nepal journey


June 1st, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) Delayed by almost a year, the Nano, the world's least expensive car, finally begins its "Nepal Yatra" in South Asia's poorest country, rolling out on a ... Read more...

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Vivid tale of Guyana and its nostalgic Indians (IANS Book Review)


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Sly Company of People Who Care"; Author: Rahul Bhattacharya; Publisher: Picador; Price: Rs.495, Pages: 280.Guyana on the northern coast of South America is an exotic, forgotten land, once termed ... Read more...

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Yemen protesters clash with police


February 13th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh clashed with police in Sanaa on Sunday, the third day of anti-government protests, the BBC reported.Violence ... Read more...

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Nicaragua exceeds one mn foreign tourists for first time


December 30th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Managua, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) More than one million foreign tourists visited Nicaragua this year, the first time that the country has exceeded that figure and an 8 percent increase with respect to ... Read more...

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Burma’s reclusive, ailing dictator resigns, may become president


August 28th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.28 (ANI): Burma's reclusive and ailing dictator, Than Shwe, has resigned from his military post, exiled Burmese media have reported, paving the way for him to become Burma's president after this ... Read more...

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Haiti quake toll could be 300,000: President


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 22 (DPA) The death toll in the earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince and areas surrounding Haiti's capital could reach as high as 300,000, Haitian President Rene Preval has ... Read more...

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Haiti quake toll tops 200,000


February 4th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Feb 4 (DPA) The number of people killed in last month's earthquake in Haiti has topped 200,000, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said as protests erupted over the slow distribution of aid ... Read more...

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UN: Search and rescue phase in Haiti over, 132 saved


January 23rd, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 23 (DPA) The government of Haiti has declared the search and rescue phase of the relief efforts over, the United Nations said Saturday. The focus would shift to helping the survivors ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Haiti government has more food than it can distribute


January 19th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The Haitian government has received more food in international aid than it can store and distribute, the person in charge of coordinating food aid in the wake of ... Read more...

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Haiti earthquake reconstruction could take more than five years


January 18th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, could take more than five years to get back on its feet after last week's earthquake, but long-term prospects for ... Read more...

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Haiti After The Quake


January 17th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The catastrophic earthquake at Haiti of magnitude 7.0 has shaken the nation. The devastating earthquake took away thousands of lives rendering so many people homeless. ... Read more...

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Rush Limbaugh Comments On Quake Struck Haiti


January 14th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The racist attitude of the radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh came out very clearly on his show on Jan 13. He did not falter to ... Read more...

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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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The Tragic Haiti Earthquake Renders Hundreds Homeless


January 13th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of Haitians sat on the devastated streets asking for help on Wednesday. Many of them were trapped in the rubles of devastation and were ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead in massive earthquake in Haiti (Third Lead)


January 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Hundreds of people were feared dead Wednesday in Haiti after a major earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.0 magnitude quake is thought to be the worst ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale struck Tuesday in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the US Geological Survey in Washington said. A tsunami ... Read more...

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Eleven killed as U.N. plane crashes in Haiti


October 10th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by BNO News
HAITI (BNO NEWS) – Eleven people were killed on Friday when the plane they were on crashed into a mountain in western Haiti, officials told BNO News.Eleven peacekeepers were on board ... Read more...

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Socrates takes clear victory in Portuguese elections


September 28th, 2009 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Sep 28 (DPA) Portugal's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates renewed his mandate with a clear victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, but remained short of an absolute majority with about 90 percent ... Read more...

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President confers Indira Gandhi Prize on Bill Gates


July 25th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Saturday presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to Microsoft founder Bill Gates for his charity work.Gates received ... Read more...

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Search on for 10 missing Haitians in Caribbean


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jan 21 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has launched a massive search operation for 10 missing Haitians whose boat capsized in the Caribbean Sea Monday, the EFE news ... Read more...

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EU-Latin America summit voices concern over food prices


May 17th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
DPA Lima, May 17 (DPA) The European Union-Latin America-Caribbean (EU-LAC)summit stressed in its final declaration in Lima that participants were "deeply concerned by the impact of increased food prices", specifically citing troubled Haiti ... Read more...

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Highly-educated women have healthier weight


May 1st, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Highly educated women have a healthier average weight than less educated women, but the meaning of what is healthier changes with nations relative wealth, according to a ... Read more...

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World food prices put Latin America against the ropes


April 20th, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by admin
By Veronica Sardon Buenos Aires, April 20 (DPA) The impact of rising food prices on world markets is already putting Latin America against the ropes: as regional giant Brazil insists its focus on ... Read more...

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