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Myanmar cyclone toll could be more than 100,000: UN
New York, May 10 (DPA) The UN Friday estimated the death toll could reach more than 100,000 in Myanmar, a dramatic increase in the estimate of devastation caused by the cyclone Nargis in the country's low-lying delta region.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:49:49 AM

US military plane permitted to deliver aid to Myanmar
Washington, May 10 (DPA) A US military aircraft has been given permission to deliver emergency aid to Myanmar in the wake of a cyclone that has left tens of thousands dead and thousands of others without adequate food or water supplies, the White House said Friday.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 1:25:09 AM

UN seeks $187 mn for Myanmar's cyclone victims
New York, May 9 (DPA) The United Nations Friday appealed for $187 million to fund international efforts to assist Myanmar's 1.5 million people affected by Cyclone Nargis.

Friday, May 09, 2008 11:58:49 PM

Yahoo-Google pact seen likely after 'brilliant' trial
San Francisco, May 9 (DPA) An advertising alliance between Yahoo and Google was viewed as increasingly likely Friday after Google CEO Eric Schmidt said a two-week test had been a 'brilliant' success.

Friday, May 09, 2008 11:37:11 PM

South America debates regional energy security
Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 12-member Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has announced the formation of an energy council for better integration of the region to ensure energy security.

Friday, May 09, 2008 10:29:46 PM

Citigroup to unload $400 billion non-core assets (Lead)
New York, May 9 (IANS) Vikram Pandit, India born chief executive of Citigroup, Friday presented his strategy to turn around the beleaguered bank and announced that it plans to unload $400 billion more in 'legacy assets' over the next few years to reinvigorate itself.

Friday, May 09, 2008 10:05:30 PM

US issues 'gag order' on India nuclear deal: Washington Post
Washington, May 9 (IANS) With the India-US civil nuclear deal stalled, the US State Department has asked lawmakers to keep secret its answers to their queries about the agreement, fearing that public disclosure may torpedo the deal.

Friday, May 09, 2008 8:37:00 PM

It is India's century, not China's: Kamal Nath
New York, May 9 (IANS) The 21st century is going to be India's, not China's, because it is the fastest growing free market economy, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has said.

Friday, May 09, 2008 8:21:07 PM

Political consensus on N-deal taking time: Kamal Nath
New York, May 9 (IANS) Citing the example of consensus which has kept economic reforms on rails in India, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has said a 'broad political consensus' was also necessary to conclude the civilian nuclear deal with the US.

Friday, May 09, 2008 8:08:10 PM

Pandit to reveal turnaround strategy for Citigroup
New York, May 9 (IANS) Vikram Pandit, chief of the troubled Citigroup, is set to reveal his revival strategy to investors and he is expected to emphasise on the business model.

Friday, May 09, 2008 5:40:14 PM

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