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90-year-old man jailed for killing wife, 89
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A 90-year-old man in the US has been sentenced to a prison term for brutally slaying his wife, 89. He struck his wife of 68 years about 30 times on the head and arms.

Friday, September 10, 2010 11:58:52 AM

US pastor rethinking on cancelling Quran burning
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A Florida pastor who called off his controversial Quran burning plan was 'rethinking' his position after being told that there was no deal on moving the proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero.

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:18:48 AM

Chinese firm to build hydro-power plants in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) The Honduran government and Chinese company Sinohydro have signed an agreement to begin construction next year of three dams on the Patuca river to generate electricity up to 524 MW.

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:14:06 AM

$220 million World Bank credit for Bihar flood-affected
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) The International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary lending arm, has approved a $220 million credit to support rebuilding efforts in areas affected by the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar.

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:08:54 AM

Emerging global player India essential to solving regional challenges: US
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Describing India as an emerging global player, a US official has said that President Barack Obama looks forward to his trip to a nation that is essential to solving regional challenges, including Afghanistan.

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:39:06 AM

Earthquake rocks Chile
Santiago, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake Thursday shook three regions in central and southern Chile, causing alarm but no casualties or serious damage, authorities said.

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:32:34 AM

Fire engulfs several homes in US
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) An explosion occurred Thursday evening in California causing a massive fire that engulfed dozens of homes, officials said.

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:06:35 AM

Pastor cancels plans to burn Qurans, then backtracks
Washington/Gainesville, (US), Sep 10(DPA) A Florida pastor who wanted to burn Qurans to protest Islamic extremism said late Thursday that he might reconsider his earlier decision to call off the event.

Friday, September 10, 2010 8:48:21 AM

US defence secretary calls Florida pastor
Washington, Sep 10 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday called the Florida pastor at the centre of global controversy over plans to burn Korans and apparently helped persuade him to change his mind, according to a Florida imam who has mediated the conflict.

Friday, September 10, 2010 4:25:30 AM

New York governor revives land swap offer for mosque
New York, Sep 10 (DPA) New York Governor David Paterson Thursday revived his earlier proposal to move the controversial mosque near Ground Zero to a state-owned property.

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:30:01 AM

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