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Clinton announces new initiatives for women's empowerment
Washington, April 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has outlined several new initiatives to empower women around the world through technology training, public-private partnerships and grants and a planned entrepreneurship summit specifically for women.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:59:47 AM

Former Indian envoy elected to two UN panels
United Nations, April 29 (IANS) India's Chandrasekhar Dasgupta has been elected by The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:55:36 AM

Remittances to Mexico down 12 percent
Mexico City, April 29 (IANS/EFE) Remittances from Mexican emigrants, the second-largest source of income after oil exports, has gone down 11.98 percent, Mexico's central bank has said.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:52:36 AM

Stalin statue to be installed in Russia
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bust-size statue of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin will be erected in the Russian city of Tambov ahead of the World War II Victory Day celebrations.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:48:16 AM

Russia sends candy, books to space station
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has launched a cargo module to the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver over 2.5 tonnes of supplies, including chocolates and books for researchers at the ISS.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:43:45 AM

Teen stabs brother to death over videogame
Santiago (Chile), April 29 (IANS/EFE) A 16-year-old boy stabbed his brother, 18, to death in the Chilean capital here after a quarrel while playing a videogame, police said.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:41:29 AM

Canadian parliament condemns Sikh extremism
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) In yet another warning to pro-Khalistan elements, the Canadian parliament Wednesday passed a resolution condemning threats by radicals to top Indo-Canadian leader and former health minister Ujjal Dosanjh.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:09:43 AM

US Senate to debate financial reform despite failed deal
Washington, April 29 (DPA) The US Senate is set to begin debating an overhaul of financial regulations this week, despite the failure of Democrats and Republicans to reach a compromise on the far-reaching legislation after months of talks.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:54:26 AM

US Senator Dodd to be honoured as 'Friend Of India'
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Influential US senator Christopher Dodd will be presented 'Friend of India Award' by the Connecticut unit of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) at its Annual Awards Banquet May 2.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:35:05 AM

Catholic population rises by 11.5 percent
Vatican City, April 29 (IANS/AKI) The number of Catholics in the world rose by 11.5 percent to 1.166 billion between 2000 and 2008 that includes a 'dramatic increase' in Africa and Asia, the Vatican has said.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:07:25 AM

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