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Canada beckons Indian students with new education body
Toronto, May 26 (IANS) In a bid to woo more Indian students to Canadian universities and colleges, former Canadian foreign minister Pierre Pettigrew Tuesday launched the Canada India Education Council (CIEC) here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:09:23 AM

Mani Ratnam to get 2010 Filmmaker Award at Venice
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Hailing Mani Ratnam as 'one of the great innovators in contemporary Indian cinema', the Venice International Film Festival will honour the director of 'Raavan' with the 2010 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:08:26 AM

Venezuelan president starts blogging
Caracas, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has started his official blog to have more interaction with his countrymen, less than a month after he joined online social networking site Twitter.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:23:37 AM

'US oil rig inspectors take gifts from company'
Washington, May 26 (DPA) Federal officials responsible for inspecting and licensing offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico accepted lavish trips from offshore oil companies, according to an official federal report released Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:20:42 AM

Disney calls off talks to sell Miramax
Los Angeles, May 26 (DPA) Disney has called off talks to sell its indie label Miramax to a consortium that included Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the brothers who founded the Oscar-winning production house, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:46:36 AM

Two killed in Canada plane crash
Toronto, May 26 (IANS) At least two people were killed after a four-seater plane crashed in this Canadian city, officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:14:53 AM

18 killed in Colombia rains
Bogota, May 26 (IANS) Heavy rains in Colombia have left at least 18 people dead and some 84,200 affected in the past weekend, the National Emergency System said.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:44:59 AM

Further studies not on Miley's cards
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress-singer Miley Cyrus won't be putting her career on hold to attend college.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:32:30 PM

White House sways to bhangra to celebrate Asian heritage
Washington, May 25 (IANS) After celebrating Diwali last year by lighting a ceremonial diya, US President Barack Obama celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with bhangra beats that he said had probably not been heard in the White House before.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:58:51 PM

Polish Air Force chief was in cockpit before crash
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Polish Air Force Commander Andrzej Blasik was in the cockpit of the presidential plane that crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk in April, an official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 5:37:16 PM

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