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Earthquake rocks Chile
Santiago, Sep 10 (IANS/EFE) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake Thursday shook three regions in central and southern Chile, causing alarm but no casualties or serious damage, authorities said.

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:32:34 AM

Fire engulfs several homes in US
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) An explosion occurred Thursday evening in California causing a massive fire that engulfed dozens of homes, officials said.

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:06:35 AM

Pastor cancels plans to burn Qurans, then backtracks
Washington/Gainesville, (US), Sep 10(DPA) A Florida pastor who wanted to burn Qurans to protest Islamic extremism said late Thursday that he might reconsider his earlier decision to call off the event.

Friday, September 10, 2010 8:48:21 AM

US defence secretary calls Florida pastor
Washington, Sep 10 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday called the Florida pastor at the centre of global controversy over plans to burn Korans and apparently helped persuade him to change his mind, according to a Florida imam who has mediated the conflict.

Friday, September 10, 2010 4:25:30 AM

New York governor revives land swap offer for mosque
New York, Sep 10 (DPA) New York Governor David Paterson Thursday revived his earlier proposal to move the controversial mosque near Ground Zero to a state-owned property.

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:30:01 AM

White House mulling call to Florida pastor
Washington, Sep 10 (DPA) The White House and Pentagon are considering the possibility of directly contacting a Florida pastor to persuade him to abandon plans to burn copies of the Koran Saturday.

Friday, September 10, 2010 2:29:40 AM

Quran controversy prompts US travel alert
Washington, Sep 9 (DPA) The US State Department Thursday warned Americans travelling abroad of possible violence over a Florida pastor's plans to burn copies of the Quran.

Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:51:05 PM

US soldiers accused of cutting fingers from corpses
Washington, Sep 9 (DPA) Five US soldiers who served in Afghanistan have been accused of murdering three Afghans and cutting off fingers and other body parts to keep as trophies, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:44:43 PM

India ranks 77 in best countries for business
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Despite the second highest growth in the world among major economies in 2009, India ranks 77 in Forbes Best Countries for Business list even as the US dropped from No. 2 to No. 9.

Thursday, September 09, 2010 7:28:27 PM

Bopanna-Qureshi bridging cross-border divide through tennis
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) When Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi decided to join hands as a tennis doubles team, little did they know their on-court partnership will be hailed as one transcending the bitter cross-border relations between India and Pakistan.

Thursday, September 09, 2010 7:17:23 PM

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