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US ''in lockstep with India'' on Maldives
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse there after the abrupt exit of its first democratically president last week.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:57:02 AM

Brazil announces plan to boost exports
Sao Paulo, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff said her government will do more to foster expanded output and exports with the aim of making Brazil more competitive.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:30:31 AM

Award-winning US reporter dies
New York, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times, died of an apparent asthma attack while covering the uprising in Syria, The Times said Friday. He was 43.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:01:02 AM

Two brothers rescued after three months at sea
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Two brothers, who said they were fishermen and had been adrift on the open sea for three months, were rescued near the Mexican island of Cozumel, a port official said.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:55:51 AM

Mexican actor to be the new Zorro
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal will take over from Antonio Banderas as Zorro in the next movie about the mighty masked swordsman, Variety said on its Web site.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:52:11 AM

US asking India to ''wean'' from Iranian crude
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) As the US imposed new sanctions against Iran, Washington said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do, particularly to wean themselves from Iranian crude.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:41:01 AM

Stay away from Houston''s funeral, police tell fans
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Whitney Houston fans are being asked by a New Jersey police chief to maintain distance from the star''s funeral Saturday. They have been advised to stay home and watch it on TV instead.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:17:15 AM

Obama poll campaign raises $29 mn in January
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama raised over $29 million in January for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party, it was announced Friday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:22:15 AM

Terror suspect held near US Capitol: FBI
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) A terror suspect has been arrested near the US Capitol as part of an anti-terrorism investigation, the FBI said in a statement.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 5:38:26 AM

Dutch prince hospitalised after Austrian avalanche
The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) Dutch Prince Johan Friso was admitted to a hospital after he was rescued from under an avalanche in western Austria Friday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:59:24 AM

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