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Melinda Gates pledges $500 mn more for world's poor
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Thursday pledged another $500 million for the world's poor as she hailed a historic moment that will help bring financial services, particularly savings accounts, to hundreds of millions of people living on less than $2 a day.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:43:12 PM

UN chief, Suu Kyi hold first phone call
New York, Nov 18 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held his first telephone conversation Thursday with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar pro-democracy icon, in which they called for the release of all political prisoners in the country.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:31:38 PM

Indian American woman embezzled $34 mn for 'wild shopping sprees'
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian American Sujata 'Sue' Sachdeva, a former executive of Koss Corp has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for embezzling $34 million from the Milwaukee stereo headphone manufacturer for 'wild shopping sprees'.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:12:31 PM

Guantanamo detainee acquitted of most charges
New York, Nov 18 (DPA) A jury acquitted the first Guantanamo detainee to stand trial in a civilian court of nearly a dozen charges and convicted him on one, of plotting to bomb the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:20:41 PM

Demi Lovato to spend Thanksgiving in rehab
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Teenage actress Demi Lovato will be spending her Thanksgiving Day in a rehabilitation centre.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:46:10 PM

India trump Argentina in Buenos Aires polo match
Buenos Aires, Nov 18 (IANS) India emerged victorious against Argentina in a match organised by the Indian embassy here, bringing the curtains down on the Festival of India.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:32:31 PM

First Indian film fest in Trinidad and Tobago
Port-of-Spain, Nov 18 (IANS) The first Indian film festival in Trinidad and Tobago has a series of movies lined up to whet the appetite of cinema lovers here, a large percentage of whom are of Indian origin.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:44:26 PM

Jail Kanishka bomber for 14 more years, court told
Vancouver, Nov 18 (IANS) Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only man convicted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing, should be locked up for another 14 years for lying under oath during the trial, the prosecution demanded in the provincial court here Wednesday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:02:51 PM

Tony and I have decided to divorce: Eva Longoria
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from husband, basketball player Tony Parker, just a few days after her publicist said they are not separating.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:45:33 AM

'Free trade pact to boost India-Canada trade'
Toronto, Nov 18 (IANS) Welcoming the talks between India and Canada to clinch a free trade agreement, major Indo-Canadian bodies Wednesday said the pact will boost bilateral trade.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:08:46 AM

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