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Obama leads Romney nationally: Poll


September 19th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a political row caused by Mitt Romney's controversial remarks that 47 percent of Americans looked themselves as victims, a new poll showed President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Man shoots woman, kills self at Wal-Mart centre


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman manager at a Wal-Mart distribution centre in the US state of Virginia was shot at by an employee who later killed himself when ... Read more...

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Aneesh Chopra, Obama’s Indian American IT head, quits


January 28th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Aneesh Chopra, President Barack Obama's information technology honcho, who was the highest ranking Indian American in the Obama administration, is leaving the White House, apparently ... Read more...

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US state seeks Indian investment in IT, energy


November 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Soliciting Indians investment in plastics, information technology, energy and advance manufacturing sectors, the US state of Virginia has announced cash incentives to enterprises instead of tax ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes the U.S. East Coast, widely felt


August 24th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the U.S. East Coast in decades rocked buildings as far as North Carolina and Canada on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists ... Read more...

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Obamas made $1.72 million last year


April 19th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle made over $1.72 million last year, and paid about $453,000 in federal tax, the White House said.The ... Read more...

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Icy Roads Prevent Virginia Schools From Conducting Classes


December 17th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Freezing temperatures and extremely dangerous conditions of the roads have led to the shut down of many schools and colleges in Virginia. The area has been ... Read more...

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Growing resentment as Virginia to execute ‘borderline mentally ill’ woman


September 13th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Virginia, Sep 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The scheduled execution of a 41-year-old "borderline mentally sick" woman is creating a controversy in the United States. The woman in question is Teresa Lewis and she ... Read more...

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Man shot dead after killing son, nephew in US


August 24th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A 52-year-old man killed his son and nephew before being shot dead in US state of Virginia, police said Monday. The shooting took place in Louisa County in central ... Read more...

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White House gatecrashers want to return to ‘good old days’


August 17th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 17 (ANI): White House gatecrashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi have said that they miss their old days of glory and want to "return to who we were."Michaele Salahi ... Read more...

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Serial Stabber Elias Abuelazam Taken Into Custody


August 13th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The arrest of Elias Abuelazam has brought some relief to the resident of Flint in the state of Michigan which was one of the places where ... Read more...

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Lost Charlie Chaplin movie to premiere at last


July 18th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): A long lost Hollywood silent movie starring a young Charlie Chaplin has been discovered at an antiques fair.The 1914 film with a cameo appearance by Chaplin is now ... Read more...

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Pakistani court convicts five Americans for terrorism


June 24th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (DPA) A Pakistani court Thursday sentenced five Americans to 10 years each in prison on terrorism charges, a state attorney said. All five men, ages 19 to 25, were arrested ... Read more...

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Pakistan prosecutes five US citizens on terrorism charges


March 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (DPA) Prosecutors Tuesday laid out terror charges in a Pakistani court against five US citizens arrested last year for suspected links with Al Qaeda, a state lawyer said. The men, ... Read more...

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Hostage standoff at US post office ends


December 24th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (DPA) An eight-hour hostage standoff at a post office in the eastern US state of Virginia ended late Wednesday after an armed man in a wheelchair was taken into ... Read more...

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Pakistani court halts deportation of five American Muslims


December 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (DPA) A Pakistani court Monday blocked the repatriation of five American Muslims arrested on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks last week, a lawyer said. The high court in the eastern ... Read more...

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Republican Bob McDonnell Wins In Virginia: Big Blow For Democrats


November 4th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Virginia, Nov.4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bob McDonnell of the Republican Party was elected the 71st governor of the state of Virginia in a landslide win. He was a former Attorney General. ... Read more...

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Brown begins community labour sentence for Rihanna assault


September 17th, 2009 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 17 (DPA) Singer Chris brown was singing the blues Wednesday as he began his 1,400-hour community labour sentence imposed for his assault of girlfriend Rihanna last year. Pictures on ... Read more...

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Chris Brown to wash cars, pick up trash as assault punishment


September 4th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): R&B singer Chris Brown will be washing cars, picking up trash and removing graffiti as a part of the community service ordered by court for assaulting Rihanna.The ... Read more...

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Chris Brown sentenced for Rihanna assault


August 26th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (DPA) Singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation and six months of community labour for his February assault of his former girlfriend Rihanna. In addition, ... Read more...

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Chris Brown’s sentencing delayed


August 6th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown's sentencing for assault on his then girlfriend has been delayed to allow Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Patricia Schnegg more time to ... Read more...

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Hacker demands $10 mn ransom for stolen medical records


May 8th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (DPA) A cyber hacker who claimed to have stolen the medical records of more than 8.3 million residents of the state of Virginia is demanding $10 million for ... Read more...

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Texan cricket billionaire Stanford hands himself over to the FBI


February 20th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.20 (ANI): Sir Allen Stanford, the Texan cricket tycoon accused of orchestrating an eight billion dollar investment fund fraud, has handed himself over to the FBI. After a fruitless ... Read more...

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Obamas choice for Vice President may be based on political calculations


August 11th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A strategist has said that he expects US presidential candidate Barack Obama would choose a running mate for the post of Vice-President based on political calculations, not ... Read more...

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35-mln-yr old impact may have created a new niche for life deep underground


June 27th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Geologists have suggested that a violent impact that gouged out a 90-kilometre-wide crater in the US state of Virginia 35 million years ago, may have created a ... Read more...

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