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Obama starts assembling White House team
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Putting aside a victory celebration, President-elect Barack Obama has started putting together a team that would help bring about the change he has promised when he takes over on Jan 20.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:41:46 AM

Canadian media hails Obama, slams Bush's `imperial' presidency
Toronto, Nov 6 (IANS) The media in Canada - which is going to be profoundly affected by the change of guard in Washington - has lavishly praised Barack Obama for becoming the first black president of the US.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:41:25 AM

Sale of military equipment: US wants India to accept conditions
New York, Nov 6 (IANS) India would have to agree to 'certain conditions' if it wants to purchase equipment from the US military, a top American official said here without specifying what they would be.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:31:54 AM

Make Fareed Zakaria secretary of state, website campaign urges
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) A couple of months before the US presidential election, a new website popped up on the internet urging the next president to draft India-born American journalist Fareed Zakaria for the post of secretary of state.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 10:12:59 AM

Palin can't imagine running for top job in 2012
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Defeated Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has discounted speculation that she may be running for the nation's top job herself in 2012.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 9:12:23 AM

Rice calls Obama 'inspirational', promises smooth transition
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has praised president-elect Barack Obama as 'inspirational' and promised to do everything to make a smooth transition at the State Department.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 9:04:59 AM

Canadian students protest against tuition fees
Toronto, Nov 6 (IANS) Thousands of students in Toronto and a dozen other major cities put down their pens and took to the streets Wednesday to seek end to tuition fees.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:12:58 AM

Waterloo rated as Canada's top research university
Toronto, Nov 6 (IANS) The University of Waterloo, based in the city of Blackberry near here, has been rated as the top research institution in Canada.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:12:34 AM

After Obama win, Arabs ready for change in Middle East
Cairo, Nov 6 (DPA) In a region where the presence of the US cannot be more evident in political life, Egyptian political forces are hopeful that the victory of Barack Obama in the American presidential race will bring to their part of the world the 'change' he vowed.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:07:58 AM

Hollywood celebrates Obama's 'victory of hope'
New York/Los Angeles, Nov 6 (DPA) She was one of his earliest and most prominent supporters. So when Barack Obama's final moment of victory came, it was no real surprise that Oprah Winfrey, the hugely influential cultural arbiter and queen of daytime television, let the tears stream down her face.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 7:06:32 AM

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