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UN Security Council reform inevitable: Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) The structure of United Nations Security Council reflects the reality of 65 years ago and a reform in the world body is inevitable, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:06:05 AM

Colombia to auction off 230 oil fields
Bogota, June 22 (IANS/EFE) Colombia will auction off its 230 oil exploration blocs including those situated in the Pacific region and along the maritime border with Nicaragua.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:53:49 AM

G20 should focus on green measures for growth: UN
United Nations, June 22 (IANS) Leaders of the group of 20 developing countries (G20) should focus on environment-friendly measures to promote global economic recovery, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:46:22 AM

India targets double digit growth in 2012
Washington, June 22 (IANS) India has set an ambitious target of making 2012 the year of double digit growth even as it grapples with the twin problems of mounting deficit and rising inflation.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:38:04 AM

Shahzad pleads guilty, warns of more attacks
New York, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan-born American Faisal Shahzad, pleading guilty to all ten charges in the failed Times Square bombing, has warned that it was one small part of a war being waged by Muslims against Americans.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:31:42 AM

Amazon cuts price of Kindle e-book reader
San Francisco, June 22 (IANS) Online retail giant Amazon.com has joined the price war of e-book readers, and has slashed the price of its popular Kindle reader by more than a quarter.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:16:30 AM

31 dead in Brazil storms
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) At least 31 people have died in the storms that hit Brazil's northeastern states of Pernambuco and Alagoas, civil defence officials said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:45:47 AM

Holbrooke's plane lands in Afghanistan despite small arms fire
Washington, June 22 (DPA) The US special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, landed in Afghanistan's contested Marjah region despite small-arms fire on the ground, US officials said Monday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:03:09 AM

11 killed as miscreants set bus afire in El Salvador
San Salvador, June 22 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed when unidentified miscreants sprayed fuel on a bus and set it afire here in the capital of El Salvador, officials said.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:30:26 AM

Times Square bombing suspect pleads guilty
New York, June 22 (DPA) Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born terror suspect, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempting to detonate a bomb-laden van in New York's Times Square, when he was arraigned in a US federal court.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:01:19 AM

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