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Rajiv Shah takes helm of Haiti disaster


January 14th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Less than a week after being sworn in as the head of the USAID, Indian American Rajiv Shah, 36, has been named coordinator of the ... Read more...

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Rush Limbaugh Comments On Quake Struck Haiti


January 14th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The racist attitude of the radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh came out very clearly on his show on Jan 13. He did not falter to ... Read more...

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US suspends deportation of Haitians after quake


January 14th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) The US Wednesday suspended deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants in the wake of the devastating earthquake in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano ... Read more...

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Five hundred thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake


January 14th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan. 14 (ANI): Nearly five hundred thousands are feared to be dead in Haiti after a grade 7.0-magnitude quake struck the impoverished country's capital on Tuesday afternoon.A major international ... Read more...

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The Tragic Haiti Earthquake Renders Hundreds Homeless


January 13th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of Haitians sat on the devastated streets asking for help on Wednesday. Many of them were trapped in the rubles of devastation and were ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead in massive earthquake in Haiti (Third Lead)


January 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Hundreds of people were feared dead Wednesday in Haiti after a major earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.0 magnitude quake is thought to be the worst ... Read more...

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Haiti seeks aid after powerful earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Haiti's ambassador to the US issued an appeal for help here Tuesday after his homeland was rocked by a magnitude-7.0 earthquake. Raymond Joseph said in an interview with ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale struck Tuesday in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the US Geological Survey in Washington said. A tsunami ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Sikhs attend community parade in Yuba City


November 2nd, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinYuba City (United States), Nov. 2(ANI): Tens of thousands of people from different parts of the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, and India attended the 30th ... Read more...

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Over a million Sikhs participate in California parade


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinYuba City (California) Nov 2 (ANI): Over a million Sikhs from across the United States took part in the 30th annual Sikh Parade at Yuba City in California ... Read more...

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Honduran Congress to decide on Zelaya’s reinstatement (Roundup)


October 30th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa/Washington, Oct 30 (DPA) The international community saluted Friday an agreement between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and de facto leader Roberto Micheletti to solve the political crisis in the Central American ... Read more...

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US, Mexico qualify for World Cup


October 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 11 (DPA) Regional giants Mexico and the United States qualified for the 2010 World Cup football, as Honduras and Costa Rica aim for the third Concacaf qualifying spot in ... Read more...

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Eleven killed as U.N. plane crashes in Haiti


October 10th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by BNO News
HAITI (BNO NEWS) – Eleven people were killed on Friday when the plane they were on crashed into a mountain in western Haiti, officials told BNO News.Eleven peacekeepers were on board ... Read more...

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Nuclear weapons bring respectability, says Brazil’s vice president


September 26th, 2009 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Sep 26 (EFE) Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar has said possession of nuclear weapons would enable his country to deter potential aggressors and give the South American nation greater "respectability" ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad can become global capitals: Forbes


September 4th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (RIA Novosti) The Russian capital as well as Indian cities of Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad have every chance of becoming global capitals on par with cities such as New ... Read more...

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No threat from Russian submarines off US coast: Pentagon


August 6th, 2009 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (DPA) Two Russian submarines patrolling off the Atlantic coast of the United States do not pose a threat, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The US was monitoring the attack subs more ... Read more...

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Total Solar Eclipse 2009 To Be Observed On July 22


July 20th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
The final countdown is here for the most awaited "Total Solar Eclipse 2009" which is supposed to be the longest solar eclipse that our generation will witness till the year 2032. The ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor twitter account crosses 10,000 followers


June 29th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) "Minister Twitter" - that is how the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi greeted Minister of State for ... Read more...

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New book debunks 25 myths about religion and science


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, June 3 (ANI): A new book by an Italian astronomer has exposed 25 myths about religion and science.According to a report by The Globe and Mail, the book is a collection ... Read more...

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US ties with emerging world power India essential: Clinton


April 23rd, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US relationship with New Delhi is "essential" as it builds constructive ties with India, China and Russia, ... Read more...

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American Jaguar dies in Orissa zoo


February 5th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) The only American Jaguar in Orissa's Nandankanan Zoo has died of complications related to old age, officials said Thursday."The male animal was 21 years and nine months old. ... Read more...

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Moons far side may have once faced Earth


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): An analysis of lunar impact craters has shown that the far side of the Moon may have once pointed our way.Mark Wieczorek and Matthieu Le Feuvre at ... Read more...

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Search on for 10 missing Haitians in Caribbean


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jan 21 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has launched a massive search operation for 10 missing Haitians whose boat capsized in the Caribbean Sea Monday, the EFE news ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Indonesia


November 23rd, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 22 (Xinhua) An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 rocked Bengkulu province of Sumatra Island, Indonesia, Saturday evening, but no tsunami warning was issued, the meteorology agency here said.The quake ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake hits Indonesia


November 11th, 2008 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 11 (Xinhua) A moderate quake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Sumatra Island Tuesday morning, but there were no reports of damage or casualty.According to Indonesian meteorological agency, ... Read more...

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Haiti’s storm toll rises to 426


September 23rd, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Sep 23 (IANS) The toll in hurricanes and tropical storms that hit Haiti in the recent past has risen to 426, besides causing extensive damage to the economy, officials said, calling ... Read more...

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McCain does not know where Spain is


September 19th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Grand Rapids (Michigan, US), Sept.19 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain showed some confusion Wednesday night about the identity of the Prime Minister of Spain and exactly where that country ... Read more...

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Haiti death toll from Hurricane Ike climbs to 64


September 9th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Sep 9 (IANS) Additional flooding caused by Hurricane Ike has killed at least 64 people in Haiti, with 60 deaths reported from the city of Cabaret alone, near the capital Port-au-Prince, ... Read more...

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US says no to Cuba’s request for embargo suspension


September 8th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat (Morocco)/Washington, Sep 8 (DPA) The United States has rejected a request by the Cuban government that it lift its decades-old embargo for a limited time to allow relief goods and reconstruction ... Read more...

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Earth may owe its wonky core to subterranean iron cyclones


August 12th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): French scientists have come up with an explanation for why the Earths inner core of solid iron behaves differently in the western hemisphere and the eastern hemisphere, ... Read more...

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Press freedom watchdog calls on Cuba to free reporters


June 26th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 26 (IANS) Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Cuban government to release 23 imprisoned journalists in response to the lifting of European Union (EU)'s diplomatic ... Read more...

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India helps Haiti slum dwellers turn trash to cash (With Image)


June 22nd, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Patralekha Chatterjee Port-au-Prince (Haiti), June 22 (IANS) Haiti hits the headlines with its coups, rebellions, crushing poverty and food riots. But now there's a ray of hope in one of the toughest ... Read more...

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No limit to oil price rise: Chavez


May 25th, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by admin
Brasilia, May 25 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said the world economy must grow accustomed to the high price of oil - currently above $130 a barrel - because there's "no ... Read more...

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Children especially at risk in Haiti food riots: US


April 11th, 2008 - 9:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, April 11 (DPA) The Unicef said Friday that children were especially at risk in Haiti, where food riots have created an even worse situation for many already living below the poverty ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia, no casualty


March 30th, 2008 - 7:10 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Jakarta, March 30 (Xinhua) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rattled Indonesia's Aceh province Sunday morning, but there have been no reports of injury or damage, officials said. The ... Read more...

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