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Bob Dylan receives US presidential honour


May 31st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Legendary musician Bob Dylan has been honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour given in the US.Dylan is among 13 ... Read more...

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US pianist Van Cliburn’s art collection on sale


February 24th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Music, art and antiquities will be the theme of a Christie's auction May 17 when the London-based auction house offers 150 exceptional works from ... Read more...

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Obama mourns death of former Czech president


December 19th, 2011 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday mourned the death of Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic."I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing ... Read more...

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Former Czech president Vaclav Havel dies


December 18th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, Dec 18 (IANS) Former Czech president Vaclav Havel, who was also a playwright, essayist and poet, has died at the age of 75 after a long illness, Xinhua reported ... 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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Martin Luther’s statue to be unveiled alongside Lincoln, Jefferson replicas in Washington


February 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Martin Luther King's statue would reportedly be unveiled in the National Mall in Washington on August 28 this year alongside America's two best-loved former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and ... Read more...

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Obama bestows George Bush with America’s highest civilian honour


February 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama honoured 41st president George H W Bush with America's highest civilian honour on Tuesday.Obama praised Bush, as a "diplomatic hand" who made possible what ... Read more...

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Obama to award Bush ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’


November 18th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has announced that he would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honour, to George W Bush next year.According to ... Read more...

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US honours Mother Teresa with a stamp


September 6th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) The United States has issued a postal stamp honouring Mother Teresa "the diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary US citizen who served the sick and destitute of India ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Empire State Building’s snub of Mother Teresa


May 14th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 14 (ANI): The Catholic League has launched a nation-wide petition after Empire State Building authorities denied a request to commemorate Mother Teresa's 100th birthday.Fox News reported that Bill Donohue, ... Read more...

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Civil rights activist Dorothy Height dead at 98


April 20th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) Dorothy Irene Height, who was a leading woman's voice during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr, has died at ... Read more...

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Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height Dies At 98


April 20th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dorothy Height the famous U.S. civil rights activist breathed her last on Tuesday. 98 year-old Dorothy Height died in the Howard University Hospital of natural ... Read more...

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Wilma Mankiller Passes Away At 64


April 7th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oklahoma City, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wilma Mankiller, the ex-chief of Cherokee Nation breathed her last on Tuesday morning while at her house in Adair Count. The Oklahoma farm girl ... Read more...

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Sidney Poitier Involved In Car Accident


April 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 01 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the police in Beverly Hills, California the eighty three year old actor, Sidney Poitier was involved in a vehicle accident at around 4 pm on Monday. ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger honors Harvey with ‘Harvey Milk Day’


October 13th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sacramento, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's has signed a bill establishing "Harvey Milk Day" each May 22, Milk's birthday, was announced Monday.Harvey Milk, the first openly gay ... Read more...

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Bush advisers denied Rowling top US honour over “witchcraft promotion”!


September 30th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Former US President George Bush's advisers believed that JK Rowling's books "encouraged witchcraft" and thus deprived the author from a top US honour, reveals a new book.The ... Read more...

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Green Revolution pioneer Norman Borlaug dies at 95


September 13th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Renowned American agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, who played a major role in developing disease-resistant wheat used to fight famine in poor countries, has died ... Read more...

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Ted Kennedy dies of brain cancer aged 77 (Part-II)


August 26th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Despite the dent in his reputation and career, Kennedy remained in American politics and went on to win seven more terms in the Senate.Kennedy championed social causes and was the author ... Read more...

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Sidney Poitier honoured with Medal of Freedom for bringing tragedy of racism to light


August 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): American actor Sidney Poitier was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama for his contribution towards bringing racism to light through the ... Read more...

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Obama presents Medal of Freedom to Bangladesh’s Muhammed Yunus


August 13th, 2009 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, to 16 people who have made a difference in the nation and ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking to receive Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama


July 31st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, is among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.US President Barack Obama announced yesterday the complete ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking, Sen. Kennedy among 16 recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom


July 31st, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama on Thursday named 16 people, including leading scientist Stephen Hawking and U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, as the recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, ... Read more...

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Neil Armstrong: A man who shuns the limelight


July 18th, 2009 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (DPA) In the four decades since the world watched his "one giant leap for mankind", Neil Armstrong hasn't had much use for the limelight. Armstrong became the first man to ... Read more...

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Buzz Aldrin: To the moon and beyond


July 17th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (DPA) Even after his trip to the moon, Buzz Aldrin has led a pretty exciting life. A scientist, engineer, space exploration historian and science-fiction writer, Aldrin guest-starred as himself on ... Read more...

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Jolie wants to follow footsteps of Audrey Hepburn


June 21st, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she wants to follow in the footsteps of late British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. The "Tomb Raider" actress, who is raising six ... Read more...

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US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger III hailed as hero on Facebook


January 17th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 17 (ANI): American commercial airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger III, who safely crash landed his jet into the Hudson River and saved the lives of 150 passengers and four ... Read more...

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Bush awards highest US honour to Blair, Howard, Uribe


January 14th, 2009 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) US President George W. Bush honoured three longtime friends and allies with the highest US civilian honour Tuesday, bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on former British prime ... Read more...

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Blair named for American honour but ignores gold medal


January 6th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Former British premier Tony Blair is to be presented with one of America's highest civilian honours but is yet to pick up a Congressional gold medal awarded to ... Read more...

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