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Obama joy warms nearly two million in sub-zero temperature
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) Nearly two million came, by plane, bus, train and car, on bicycle and on foot, just to say they were part of history.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:01:52 AM

Hillary Clinton's confirmation as top US diplomat delayed
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Hours after Barack Obama's inauguration, the Senate swiftly approved six members of the new president's cabinet, but the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was delayed by a day on a senator's objection.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:20:56 AM

Canada cuts lending rate to historic low
Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) With the credit crisis deepening and markets sinking, the Canadian central bank Tuesday cut its overnight lending rate to the historic low of one percent to stimulate the economy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:14:05 AM

Senator holds up Clinton nomination
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) A US senator has for at least one day delayed a vote on Hillary Clinton to become the next secretary of state, but the manoeuvre was not expected to thwart President Barack Obama's nominee to head the State Department.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:31:25 AM

Obama to discuss war issues on first day in office
Washington, Jan 21 (Xinhua) On the very first day in office, US President Barack Obama will discuss war issues with his national security aides and senior commanders Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:30:56 AM

Google to cancel print advertisement programme
San Francisco, Jan 21 (DPA) Google Inc., the world's most popular Internet search enginee, Tuesday announced it was cancelling its print advertisement programme in which it sought to bring its auction-like ad buying system to hundreds of newspapers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 6:19:35 AM

Wall Street plunges on Inauguration Day
New York, Jan 21 (Xinhua) Wall Street plunged more than four percent on Inauguration Day Tuesday as bank woes spread while investors failed to find confidence from President Barack Obama's inauguration speech.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:10:20 AM

Senator Kennedy suffers seizure during Obama's luncheon
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Long-time US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer since May, collapsed in the middle of the Inauguration Day luncheon honouring President Obama Tuesday, according to media reports.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 4:55:43 AM

Obamas arrives at White House
Washington, Jan 21 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama arrived at the White House Tuesday afternoon to add the finishing touch to a historic inauguration of the country's first African-American president.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:41:58 AM

Officials confirm prior problems with Hudson River plane
New York, Jan 21 (DPA) The plane that spectacularly crashed into the Hudson River in New York last week already had problems before the accident, authorities investigating the accident confirmed Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:21:44 AM

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