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Atheists, agnostics kinder than religious people


May 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts. The findings challenge a widespread assumption ... Read more...

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‘Tsunami displayed the resilience of Indians’


December 27th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The way the affected people worked in the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam coast in 2004 and have recovered since then reflects ... Read more...

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Indian-American banker killed in New Jersey plane crash (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) An Indian American investment banker was among five people, including two children, killed when a small plane crashed into the middle of one of ... Read more...

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Obama condoles loss of lives in the Philippines typhoon


December 20th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has condoled the heavy casualties witnessed in the Philippines following a tropical storm and flooding since Saturday, said a White House ... Read more...

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Obama inspects damage by hurricane Irene


September 5th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday visited New Jersey to look at the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the White House said.Obama pledged federal help to ... Read more...

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Honda’s June sales down 24.80 percent


July 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Japanese automobile major Honda's Indian subsidiary Friday reported a decline of 24.80 percent in its sales for June, which stood at 3,455 units as against ... Read more...

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Missouri tornado toll rises to 132


May 28th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the tornado that devastated Joplin city in the American state of Missouri has reached 132, while 156 people still remain unaccounted for, ... Read more...

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232 listed as missing after US tornado


May 27th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in Missouri published Thursday a list of 232 people still unaccounted for after the devastating tornado that claimed 125 lives in the city of ... Read more...

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Japan royal couple visit tsunami-hit town Minamisanriku


April 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27(ANI): Japan's royal couple on Wednesday made their first visit to the area that bore the full force of last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.According to the Guardian, Emperor ... Read more...

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Report says that 911 firefighters are getting cancer at a faster rate


April 4th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A government-sponsored report which is expected to be released just in time to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the most devastating attacks on the US ... Read more...

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Gwen Stefani donates $1m to relief effort in Japan


March 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 25 (ANI): Singer Gwen Stefani has donated 1 million dollars to the relief effort in Japan.The money, presented to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund, ... Read more...

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ADB offers support for quake-hit Japan victims


March 14th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Mar. 14 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has expressed his condolences and offered support to the people and Government of Japan, following a powerful earthquake-cum-tsunami in the ... Read more...

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Christchurch’s central business district cordon opens to residents and business owners


March 6th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar.6 (ANI): Parts of the central business district cordon have been lifted for residents and business owners.Many residents and businessmen waited in queue to get the access inside the cordon.Zones ... Read more...

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New Zealand extends National State of Emergency over Christchurch quake


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 29 (ANI): New Zealand has extended its National State of Emergency, which it had declared after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake had hit Christchurch last month.Civil Defence Minister John ... Read more...

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Christchurch quake: National emergency declared as toll reaches 75


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 23 (ANI): The New Zealand government has declared a national state of emergency following yesterday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch that killed at least 75 people.The death toll ... Read more...

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Fox News Poll: Voters give mixed reviews for Obama’s economy recovery efforts


February 11th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): A Fox News poll released Thursday shows that while about half of the American voters think the "worst is over" (48 percent), the same number -- 48 percent -- ... Read more...

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Australia unveils new tax to fund rebuilding flood-affected regions


January 28th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday unveiled a new tax as part of the government's strategy to fund rebuilding of flood-affected regions.Gillard said that following consultation ... Read more...

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Australia doubles Pak flood aid to 75 million dollars


September 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): The Australian government has decided to raise its aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan by 40 million dollars to bring its total commitment to 75 million dollars.Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd ... Read more...

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Labor Day Eyed By White House To Focus On Economic Recovery Efforts


September 6th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The White House is going to utilize this Labor Day to stress on the need to give a boost to the US economy and it ... Read more...

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Mullen says magnitude of Pak floods equivalent to entire East Coast of US


September 4th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): US Joint of Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has said that he was taken aback by the magnitude of the flooding in Pakistan and that ... Read more...

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ASEAN, UN stress rapid aid for Myanmar cyclone


August 30th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 30 (DPA) The United Nations Monday stressed the importance of rapid international reaction to disasters, after the delay in getting help to Myanmar after a cyclone two years ago was ... Read more...

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Jay Leno Raises $100,000 For Oil Spill Recovery Efforts


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stand Up comedian and talk show host Jay Leno showed another side to his personality as he was seen raising $100,000 towards the recovery of the ... Read more...

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Actor Sean Penn “suspicious” of Wyclef Jean’s run to become President of Haiti


August 7th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Actor Sean Penn in an interview on CNN Thursday night said to be "suspicious" about singer Wyclef Jean's run to become President of Haiti."Right now ... Read more...

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BP announces hiring of disaster management and consulting firm


July 30th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – BP announced on Friday that it has hired Witt Associates, a public safety and crisis management consulting firm, and consequently its CEO James Lee Witt to ... Read more...

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Airblue Plane Crash in Pakistan: 152 Passengers Including Americans, No Survivors


July 29th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Airbus 321, which was owned by the private airline known as Airblue, has crashed earlier today (Wednesday) in a heavily wooded area outside Islamabad in the torrential ... Read more...

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Obama Administration sends fourth bill to British Petroleum


July 14th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The Obama Administration on Tuesday sent the fourth bill to British Petroleum (BP) and other responsible parties for response and recovery operations related to the BP/Deepwater Horizon ... Read more...

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G20 should focus on green measures for growth: UN


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Leaders of the group of 20 developing countries (G20) should focus on environment-friendly measures to promote global economic recovery, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. "Based on our ... Read more...

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World Bank cancels Haiti’s $36 million debt


May 28th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The remaining $36 million of debt owed by Haiti to the International Development Association (IDA), the Bank's fund for the poorest countries, has been canceled on Friday, ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama declares disaster in South Dakota


May 14th, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery ... Read more...

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Governor Perry releases the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2010-2015


May 12th, 2010 - 2:13 am ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) – Governor Rick Perry released on Tuesday the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2010-2015 which will prepare the state for any kind of threats, the Governor’s Press Office ... Read more...

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Greater New Orleans Foundation opens Gulf Coast oil spill fund


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- In response to what may become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains kill 93 in Brazil


April 7th, 2010 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS/EFE) Over 24 hours of torrential downpours in and around Brazil's second-largest city have claimed have killed 93 people, firefighters said. Half of the fatalities were in the ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster in District of Columbia


March 25th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that a major disaster exists in the District of Columbia.Federal aid will be supplementing the District’s recovery efforts in the area struck ... Read more...

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President Obama declares state of emergency in California


March 9th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama on Monday declared a state of emergency exists for California after the State was struck by severe winter storms.President Obama ordered Federal aid to supplement ... Read more...

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President Obama declares major disaster in West Virginia


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts.Several ... Read more...

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