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Watermelons jam New Zealand highway
Wellington, March 21 (DPA) Two tonnes of watermelons fell from a truck on Auckland's southern motorway Sunday, closing the highway for more than two hours.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 4:37:11 AM

UN chief mourns death of Nepal's ex-PM
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) The death of Nepal's former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was 'a huge loss for Nepal and its ongoing peace process', UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 11:37:04 PM

Obama repeats offer of talks on Iran's nuclear programme
Washington, March 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Saturday appealed directly to the Iranian people and repeated his offer of a dialogue with Tehran in a video message timed to coincide with Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 8:28:14 PM

Anti-government protest takes to the streets in Thailand
Bangkok, March 20 (DPA) More than 100,000 anti-government demonstrators joined a 'red caravan' protest on wheels through Bangkok's congestion-prone streets Saturday in an attempt to win the capital over and force the dissolution of parliament.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 5:54:44 PM

UN chief in West Bank to push for peace talks
Ramallah, March 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah Saturday to push for talks that would eventually lead to direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 4:30:19 PM

FBI honours Indian-American for community leadership
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Manohar 'Mike' Vaswani, an Indian-American who has worked for integrating all Asian communities into one strong and cohesive entity, has received Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director's Community Leadership Award for 2009.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 9:24:19 AM

US-Pakistan strategic dialogue not at India's expense: Holbrooke
Washington, March 20 (IANS) The first strategic dialogue between the United States and Pakistan here next week would not be at the expense of India or any other country in the region, according to a top US diplomat.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 8:47:14 AM

Estate of Anna Nichole Smith loses $300 mn court fight
San Francisco, March 20 (DPA) The estate of Anna Nichole Smith is not entitled to the $300 million that the late reality TV star was claiming from the heir of her oil-tycoon ex-husband, a federal

Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:56:10 AM

Israeli airstrikes wound 10 in Gaza
Gaza, March 20 (DPA) Israeli F16 warplanes Friday night carried out two successive airstrikes on southern Gaza Strip, wounding at least 10 people, in response to earlier rocket attacks on southern Israel, witnesses and medics said.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:50:23 AM

Stripper in Sandra Bullock split posed for Nazi pics
Los Angeles, March 20 (DPA) The stripper and tattoo model linked to this week's split between Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and her husband posed for pictures in Nazi regalia and had racist symbols inked on her legs, the celebrity website reported Friday.

Saturday, March 20, 2010 2:15:58 AM

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