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Obama's `change' runs up against Washington culture
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) More than one million people braved bitter cold and long, pre-dawn lines for the inauguration of a US president who promised to change 'business-as-usual' in Washington and heal the wounds of a sharply divided country.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:47:50 AM

Charges expected against Mumbai terror suspect Rana
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US prosecutors are expected to file charges against Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistani-born Canadian citizen, for alleged involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and a scheme to attack a Danish newspaper, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:42:48 AM

Third crasher too rubbed shoulders with the powerful
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The 'third crasher' may not have got any close to President Barack Obama or his guest Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but new photos reveal that Carlos Allen posed for pictures with many powerful people.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:30:33 AM

Salahi stylists testify in style
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Two stylists of a celebrity hounding couple who gate crashed President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared before a grand jury probing the case - in style.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:21:39 AM

Americans split on success of Obama presidency: Poll
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Americans are giving Barack Obama a split decision on his first year in office with 48 percent saying his presidency has been a failure so far and 47 percent saying Obama has been a success, according to a new poll.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:15:36 AM

Bolivian president a fan of 'Avatar'
La Paz, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales has liked the movie 'Avatar', the latest film by James Cameron, and says the film plot is in line with 'the fight for the protection of Mother Earth and against capitalism'.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:10:13 AM

Jawaharlal Nehru University head to attend meet at Yale
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair the fourth meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents, a network of international university presidents and vice-chancellors, including India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jan 14-15.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:10:03 AM

China to give massive loan to Ecuador
Quito, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador and China have signed a memorandum of understanding on a loan from Beijing to Quito to finance a $2 billion hydroelectric dam in the South American nation, the official Andes news agency said.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:38:03 AM

Haiti seeks aid after powerful earthquake
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.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:37:53 AM

US expects serious loss of life in Haiti
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) The US expects 'serious loss of life' after the earthquake in Haiti Tuesday, and was moving quickly to assemble disaster relief teams.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:19:29 AM

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