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Multi-millionaires also back Obama ahead of election
By Liliana Martinez-Scarpellini Los Angeles, Nov 3 (DPA) Barack Obama has promised to increase taxes if he becomes president of the United States. But the really rich want change and many of them have said they are voting for the senator from Illinois.

Monday, November 03, 2008 8:48:03 AM

Five killed in Brazil plane crash
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 3 (IANS) Five people were killed when the small plane in which they were travelling crashed in southwestern Brazil, EFE reported.

Monday, November 03, 2008 7:22:12 AM

Hamilton crowned Formula One world champion in Brazil
Sao Paulo, Nov 3 (DPA) Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes Sunday became the youngest-ever Formula One (F1) world champion at the age of 23, pipping Ferrari's Felipe Massa to the title thanks to a fifth-place finish in a thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Monday, November 03, 2008 6:53:03 AM

McCain faces uphill task as rivals make their final push
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) With Barack Obama continuing to lead in almost all opinion polls, Republican John McCain Sunday faced an uphill task in preventing his Democratic opponent from becoming the first black president in the nation's history.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 8:13:54 PM

Nanao claims gold at World Youth Boxing Championship
Guadalajara, (Mexico), Nov 2 (IANS) India's Thokchom Nanao Singh Saturday outboxed Grigoriy Nikolaychuk of Russia to win the gold medal in the 48 kgs category in the World Youth Boxing Championship here.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 5:57:54 PM

Rioting in Zambia over presidential poll results
Lusaka, Nov 2 (DPA) Rioting broke out in Zambia's capital overnight, after it emerged that acting president Rupiah Banda had overturned opposition leader Michael Sata's lead in Thursday's presidential by-election with only a few results left to count, reports in South Africa said.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 2:13:04 PM

Indian American being racially targetted by Republicans: Senator
New York, Nov 2 (IANS) Indian American Ashwin Madia, who is contesting as a Democrat the Nov 4 polls to the US House of Representatives, is being racially targeted by his Republican opponent, fearing defeat in a hotly contested Congressional seat in Minnesota, alleges state Senator Satveer Chaudhary.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:37:28 PM

Brazil's Lula says Obama victory would be extraordinary thing
Havana, Nov 2 (IANS) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said a victory of Democratic Party contender Barack Obama in the US presidential poll would be 'an extraordinary thing' and equated it with the leftist victory in some Latin American countries, EFE reported Sunday.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:35:35 PM

Obama's remark on solving Kashmir dispute welcome: separatist body
New York, Nov 2 (IANS) A separatist Kashmiri leader in the US has welcomed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's remarks emphasising the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:31:18 PM

'Obama's remark on solving Kashmir dispute welcome'
New York, Nov 2 (IANS) A Kashmiri political activist in the US has welcomed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's remarks emphasising the need to have 'better understanding' between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Sunday, November 02, 2008 1:03:19 PM

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