western hemisphere

Javelin champion feted with millions of dollars gifts


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 14 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;), basking in the glory of its first Olympic gold medal for 36 years, has showered teenage javelin champion Keshorn Walcott ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Global brands can generate jobs in India’ (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) International brands can generate job opportunities if their entry into India is facilitated, says Montblanc, a century-old German company known for its timeless luxury pens, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shakira wants better US policies for children


April 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shakira returned to her native Colombia to deliver a speech, urging improved childhood development policies in Latin America."I am convinced that by far ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Virus may infect America, warns health group


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An international agency working to improve health and living standards among the countries in the Americas has warned about the risk of the introduction of mosquito-borne ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nissan to build new $2 bn plant in Mexico


January 27th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Nissan Motor Co. announced plans to invest $2 billion in building a third manufacturing facility in Mexico.The new plant in the central state of Aguascalientes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Argentine capital Buenos Aires becomes smoke-free


January 7th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) The Argentine capital has now become a smoke-free city after the passing of a new law that prohibits smoking in closed areas like bars, restaurants ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China learns parliamentary politics in Caribbean


November 8th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 8 (IANS/CMC) A delegation from China has arrived in the Caribbean for a visit to three countries in the region to observe the parliamentary system of government.The delegation, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Missing Mexican journalist found dead


June 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), June 4 (IANS/EFE) A journalist in eastern Mexico who disappeared nearly three months ago was found dead, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Friday.The remains ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Michelle Obama urges Brazilian youth to build friendships ‘around the world’


March 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama has urged Brazilian youth to build friendships 'around the world'.She also encouraged them to focus on getting a good education, experience new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Missing climber found dead on Argentine peak


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 2 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine rescue patrol found the body of a Polish mountaineer who had gone missing 16 days ago near the peak of Mt. Aconcagua, which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India has fifth largest illegal outflows in Asia: study


January 18th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) India with a total illegal capital flight of $104 billion during 2000-08 ranked fifth in Asia with the largest portion of global outflows at almost a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

50 Pak students meet for Global UGRAD-Pakistan orientation


December 30th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Fifty students from Pakistan have met in Washington for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) program orientation."The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice in 400 years


December 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) If the skies are clear just before dawn, you could be treated to the sight of the moon's surface turning a blood red in the western hemisphere Tuesday.And ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Drought may threaten much of globe in coming decades


October 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has revealed that United States, along with other heavily populated countries, face a growing threat of severe and prolonged drought in coming decades.The research, conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peruvian President abandons Clinton at joint conference in Lima


June 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lima (Peru), June 9(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the midst of an awkward moment when Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez walked out on her during a joint conference ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Famous Siva Vishnu Temple of America honors Hindu statesman Zed


May 31st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 31 (ANI): Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham (Maryland, USA), a prominent Hindu temple of America, has honored Hindu statesman Rajan Zed for his services to the community.Zed, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Famous Hindu temple in U.S. honours Rajan Zed


May 30th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
Maryland (United States), May 30 (ANI): Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, a prominent Hindu temple of America in Lanham, has honoured, Rajan Zed, a Hindu statesman, for his services to the community.Zed, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Secretary Clinton to travel to Latin America


May 28th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados from June 6-10 to participate in the General Assembly of the Organization of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Colombian Pop Star, Shakira To Build School In Haiti


April 13th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the Colombian pop star known as Shakira was in Haiti with a determination for her purpose. She was looking for land which would ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chile earthquake death toll revised down to 279


March 5th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Santiago (Chile), Mar 5(ANI): The official death toll from the massive 8.8 earthquake that devastated Chile on February 27 has been sharply revised down by the country's government.The initial figures had 802 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

IMF approves $102-mn loan to Haiti


January 28th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved a $102-million loan to help Haiti rebuild after this month's devastating earthquake. Combined with payouts from an existing loan programme, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Search for survivors ends as Haiti toll at 111,000


January 24th, 2010 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 24 (DPA) The Haitian government declared the search-and-rescue phase over Saturday as the first official estimate put the toll from the devastating earthquake at more than 111,000 people. Yet even as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Hope For Haiti Telethon Aired On Friday


January 23rd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Friday, a telethon "Hope for Haiti" was held where eminent singers sang wide variety of songs of different genres. The attempt was to raise ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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...

Posted in World |

UN Secretary-General, Former President Clinton discuss cash-for-work programme


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Special Envoy President Clinton on Thursday stressed the importance to get the Haitian economy back on its feet as soon as ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World News |

Aid flights turned away from Haiti


January 15th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (IANS/EFE) Some aid-laden aircraft have been turned away from earthquake-hit Haiti due to limited space at the international airport in the country's capital, an official said. Haiti's government has put ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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