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Obama brings Diwali celebrations to the White House
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Barack Obama lit a ceremonial Diwali lamp at the White House and wished everyone a 'Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak' to become the first US president to personally join an event celebrating the Indian festival of lights.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:39:46 AM

Moscow has right to nuclear first-strike: security chief
Moscow, Oct 15 (DPA) Russia will insist on the right to pre-emptive nuclear strikes against aggressor countries in its new military doctrine, the head of the country's Security Council said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:08:01 AM

Vanadana Shiva invited to lecture in Canada
Toronto, Oct 15 (IANS) India's award-winning ecologist Vandana Shiva has been invited to speak on alternative forms of democracy at the world-famous University of Waterloo in Canada.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 8:42:13 AM

Hunger in Latin America accompanies lack of social security
Santiago, Oct 15 (DPA) The 53 million people suffering hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean would be helped by stronger government policies backing agriculture, including for small individual farmers, the regional office of the FAO said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 7:20:53 AM

US sanctions Kurdish separatists
Washington, Oct 15 (DPA) The United States placed sanctions Wednesday on the leader of Kurdish separatists operating in northern Iraq, accusing Murat Karayilan of trafficking in narcotics.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:41:10 AM

Dow closes above 10,000 points for first time in a year
New York, Oct 15 (DPA) The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 10,000 points Wednesday, passing the symbolic mark for the first time since Oct 2008 as the world economy pulls out of recession.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:04:18 AM

Honduran negotiators reach agreement to restore Zelaya
Tegucigalpa, Oct 15 (IANS) The dialogue commission established for resolving the political crisis in Honduras reached an agreement Wednesday which includes the restoration of power for the ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:25:25 AM

Honduran negotiators reach agreement to restore Zelaya
Tegucigalpa, Oct 15 (IANS) The dialogue commission established for resolving the political crisis in Honduras reached an agreement Wednesday which includes the restoration of power for the ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:18:53 AM

Gates to visit Japan, South Korea ahead of NATO meeting
Washington, Oct 15 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates will travel to Japan and South Korea next week before attending a NATO gathering in Slovakia, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:07:43 AM

Honduran negotiators reach agreement to restore Zelaya
Tegucigalpa, Oct 15 (IANS) The dialogue commission established for resolving the political crisis in Honduras reached an agreement Wednesday which includes the restoration of power for the ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 2:29:21 AM

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