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Obama: One of the most rapid rises in US political history (Profile)
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Barack Obama's nomination as Democratic party's presidential candidate, making him the first black American to head a major political party ticket, marks one of the most rapid rises in American political history.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:57:19 AM

13 dead, 6,000 displaced by hurricane in Hispaniola
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Aug 28 (DPA) At least 13 people were killed and more than 6,000 displaced as Hurricane Gustav hit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, authorities in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have said.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:56:44 AM

Microsoft unveils Internet Explorer 8, its response to Firefox
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) Microsoft has unveiled a trial version of a new Internet Explorer designed to fight the growing challenge from Firefox.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:56:15 AM

Air Canada to provide in-flight internet service
Toronto, Aug 28 (IANS) Air Canada may soon follow American Airlines in providing in-flight internet service for its passengers.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:27:15 AM

US asks India, Pakistan to resolve differences peacefully
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) The US says it always encourages India and Pakistan to negotiate their differences peacefully, concerned as it is when tensions rise in the region.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:30:53 AM

Barack Obama wins historic Democratic nomination
Denver, Aug 28 (IANS) Barack Obama made history as the Democratic party officially nominated him to be their candidate in the November presidential election, making him the first black American to lead a major political party ticket.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:52:53 AM

Michael Jackson, once pop's Peter Pan, turns a sad 50
Santa Maria (California), Aug 28 (DPA) The gates of Michael Jackson's Neverland were locked shut this week. The funfair was idle and the animals from the private zoo were long gone.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:35:20 AM

US soldiers executed Iraqi militants in prison: report
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) Three US soldiers executed four Iraqi prisoners in March or April of 2007, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing sworn statements by two of the soldiers.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:36:58 PM

Virgin Comics shuts down New York office
New York, Aug 27 (IANS) British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's comic book venture, Virgin Comics, has closed its New York office after disappointing sales.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:32:18 PM

Hillary Clinton backs 'my candidate' Obama
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Hillary Clinton put the bitterness of a long, hard campaign behind her to endorse Barack Obama as a 'proud supporter' in asking Democrats to unite to win back the White House in November.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:20:18 PM

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