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Bush to unveil his portrait in White House


May 19th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Former US President George W. Bush will unveil his portrait in the White House later this month, his office said Friday.Bush and former first lady Laura ... Read more...

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India contributes $4.71 mn more to UN Democracy Fund


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India has made a further contribution of $4.71 million to the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) set up in 2005 to encourage participation of all ... Read more...

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Romney picks up two big endorsements


March 30th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Front-runner Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked up two more big endorsements, but apparently with little impact on his party's unending race to pick ... Read more...

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Obama expands national lead over Republican rivals: Poll


March 29th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) President Barack Obama has widened his lead over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, his potential Republican rivals in the November presidential election, to double digits ... Read more...

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India to be friends with China, US: PM


March 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Large and dynamic countries like China cannot be contained, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, making it clear that India aims to have "cooperative ties ... Read more...

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Obama confirms Pakistan drone strikes


January 31st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Unmanned drones regularly strike suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, US President Barack Obama confirmed during a video "hangout" on Google's social network Google+ that ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ambitions run far beyond Afghanistan (Comment)


December 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Throughout its short history, Pakistan has bewildered its critics by lurching from crisis to crisis and yet somehow not only surviving but seeming to emerge militarily charged after every trial.While ... Read more...

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Ronald Reagan monument unveiled in Georgia


November 24th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Nov 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to former US president Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in Tbilisi, the capital and largest city of Georgia.The monument features a bronze statue ... Read more...

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George Bush in Mumbai on private visit


November 7th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Former US president George W. Bush arrived here late Monday on a private visit, a police officer said."We have provided the security for Mr Bush for ... Read more...

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No Lalu rockets, Nitish patakas this Diwali


October 24th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 24 (IANS) It seems politicians in Bihar are losing their spark - to be replaced by the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a cluth of Bollywood ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama read the psalm 46 at 9/11 anniversary


September 13th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pesident Barack Obama defiled the directive by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the 9/11 memorial when he read scriptures from the Bible. Ahead of the ... Read more...

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10th anniversary of 9/11 attack marked by 911 memorial


September 12th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States marked the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history on Sunday. More than 3,000 people were killed and several ... Read more...

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US remembers the day that changed their lives


September 12th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) A moment of silence fell across America Sunday as the nation remembered the horror of the 9/11 terror attacks that killed 2,977 people, including ... Read more...

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New York marks 10th anniversary of 9/11 attack


September 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) A memorial service began Sunday morning at the National September 11 Memorial - the site of the destroyed World Trade Center - to mark ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Tibetan refugee resettlement plan still in doldrums


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly six years after the then US president George W. Bush proposed to resettle in America around 5,000 Tibetan refugees, regarded as living in danger in ... Read more...

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No pleasure in Osama death: Bush


September 6th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Former president George W. Bush says he experienced no pleasure when he heard about the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of Sep ... Read more...

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Lankan performers in India with classical repertoire


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Two young western classical musicians from Sri Lanka, Rohan De Silva and Tharanga Goonetilleke, who have collaborated with eminent musicians around the world, will perform ... Read more...

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Obama blames Republican ‘rigidity’ for US woes


August 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) President Barack Obama has blamed his Republican opponents for the political logjam in Washington, saying their "ideological rigidity" is standing in the way of compromises ... Read more...

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George Bush fascinated by rich Chinese culture


August 11th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) Former US president George W. Bush is optimistic about the relationship between the US and China. He says he was "struck by the rich history, fascinating ... Read more...

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US deficit hits $1.1 trillion


August 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) The US budget deficit has hit a staggering $1.1 trillion putting the federal government on track to finish the 2011 fiscal year with the second-largest gap ... Read more...

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Man jailed in Britain for hate rant over Iraq war


July 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) A man in Britain has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for calling upon Muslims to attack MPs who voted for the Iraq war.Bilal Zaheer ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to attend Betty Ford’s funeral


July 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Palm Desert, Calif., July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several top personalities including first lady Michelle Obama and three former first ladies are expected to attend the private service at the St. Margaret's Episcopal ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Petraeus to lead CIA


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 94-0 Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the next director of the CIA, a post left vacant by Leon Panetta's ... Read more...

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Gates says Goodbye to Pentagon


July 1st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Retiring US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday wrapped up his four-and-a-half years in the Pentagon, with an unexpected gift from President Barack Obama, Xinhua reported.During ... Read more...

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Relatives Iraqi war victims to raise judicial case against former President Bush


June 17th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by BNO News
ANBAR, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- Relatives of the victims of the U.S. military operations in west Iraq announced on Thursday that they intend to initiate a judicial case against former U.S. President ... Read more...

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US counterterrorism chief quits


June 10th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Mike Leiter, the head of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, is quiting after close to five years at the post, the White House said Thursday.The White ... Read more...

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US prosecutors file fresh charges against 9/11 suspects


June 1st, 2011 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) US prosecutors have filed new charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and four alleged co-conspirators detained at ... Read more...

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Osama raid Obama’s election propaganda: Ahmadinejad


May 15th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) The US killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden as part of Barack Obama's "propaganda" to secure victory in the next presidential election, Iranian President ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama justifies his retirement


May 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that his decision to shed political authority and hand over powers to an elected political leadership stemmed from ... Read more...

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Obama lays wreath at Ground Zero memorial


May 6th, 2011 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama visited Ground Zero to lay a wreath at a memorial to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attack, days ... Read more...

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Killing of Osama bin Laden has rehabilitated reputation of US Government, officials


May 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Dhruva JaishankarWashington, May 4 (ANI): The dust has already started to settle after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement on Sunday evening that U.S. special forces had killed al Qaeda leader ... Read more...

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Obama, others’ went through ‘anxiety-filled periods’ watching Osama getting killed


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and other officials assembled in the White House to watch the live video of the combat operation that killed Osama bin-Laden in his ... Read more...

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Bin Laden news comes on anniversary after ‘Mission Accomplished”


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): May 1, 2011 will be noted in the history books as the date President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed.It is eight years to the ... Read more...

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Bush congratulates Obama on Bin Laden killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dallas (Texas), May 2 (ANI): Former US president George W. Bush has congratulated President Barack Obama and the members of the military for the successful elimination of Al Qaeda chief Osama ... Read more...

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Bush, Clinton hail Osama killing as momentous achievement (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US leaders across the political divide have hailed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks, in ... Read more...

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