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Obama: I’ll reclaim America’s spirit
President-elect traces train route of Abraham Lincoln
Israeli ceasefire soon
DUBAI: Israel is considering announcing a unilateral ceasefire after its forces failed to establish firm control over the Gaza Strip despite relentless air strikes, ground operations and naval bombardment in a war which entered its 22nd day on ...
Man held for threatening to kill Obama
JACKSON (Mississippi): A Wisconsin man was arrested on Friday in Mississippi after authorities said he threatened on the internet to kill President-elect Barack Obama. Steven Joseph Christopher (42) was taken into custody by the Secret ...
Kabul bombings kill three
KABUL: A suicide car bomb attack Saturday on a heavily-guarded road between the German Embassy and a U.S. military base in the Afghan capital killed two Afghan civilians while wounding six U.S. troops and one American civilian, officials said. ...
Andrew Wyeth, realist and lightning-rod, dies at 91
Andrew Wyeth, one of the most popular and also most lambasted artists in the history of American art and a painter whose precise realist views of hardscrabble rural life became emblems of national culture and sparked endless debates about the ...
Mortimer, a “man for all seasons”
The worlds of law and literature mourned their joint hero, Sir John Mortimer, creator of the immortal Rumpole of the Bailey, the crumpled champion of the common man. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: “John Mortimer ...
Right engine still attached to plane, say U.S. investigators
NEW YORK: Federal investigators said on Saturday that the right engine of US Airways Flight 1549 is still attached to the plane, contradicting their earlier statements that it broke off after the aircraft hit the water. National ...
Russia to open naval bases in Libya, Syria and Yemen
MOSCOW: Russia will open naval bases in Libya, Syria and Yemen within a few years, a Russian military official has said. “The political decision on this question has been taken,” an official at the Russian General Staff told ...
India & World
“Ties with Colombo have never been so warm”
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday briefed Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on the current developments in Sri Lanka, including the military victories being achieved by the security forces against the ...
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