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US Muslim woman appointed adviser to Obama
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The US administration has appointed a Muslim woman as adviser to its interfaith advisory board, a media report said Monday.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:55:01 AM

Sri Lanka war, Taliban in Pakistan worry scribes' association
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has expressed concern at the plight of journalists in Pakistan - especially in the wake of the Taliban resurgence in the country's northern region - and the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:18:27 AM

From US and Mexico, swine flu now spreads to Canada
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) After the US and Mexico, Canada Sunday confirmed six cases of swine flu. The human swine flu outbreak originated in Mexico where 80 people have already died.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:04:46 AM

Toll in Mexico's flu epidemic rises to 103
Mexico City, April 27 (DPA) The number of dead in Mexico's flu epidemic has risen to 103, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said late Sunday without specifying how many among them had died of swine flu.

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:35:12 AM

World Bank to hasten reforms to give more voice to developing world
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed to accelerate reforms by its spring meeting in 2010 to give more voice to developing countries as demanded by India and other emerging economies.

Monday, April 27, 2009 9:15:58 AM

Pro-Khalistan slogans at New York, Toronto Vaisakhi parades
New York/Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The annual Vaisakhi parades in New York and Toronto at the weekend were marked by pro-Khalistan slogans and banners by a handful of radical Sikhs.

Monday, April 27, 2009 9:02:48 AM

India seeks increase in IMF quota; willing to buy $10 bn bonds for now
Washington, April 26 (IANS) India, underlying its growing economic importance, has sought an increase in its quota share in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but is ready to contribute about $10 billion to boost the Fund's resources in proportion to its current share.

Monday, April 27, 2009 8:37:19 AM

G-20 to make 2010 a 'year of recovery'
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The Group of 20 major economies will have a summit meeting here in September to ensure that efforts to make 2010 a year of recovery from the severe global economic crisis are on track.

Monday, April 27, 2009 8:21:08 AM

Mexico gets $205 mn from World Bank to combat swine flu
Washington, April 27 (DPA) Mexico will get $205 million from the World Bank, including $25 million immediately, to combat the growing swine flu epidemic that is already believed to have claimed more than 80 lives.

Monday, April 27, 2009 6:30:08 AM

10 killed in Chile prison blaze
Santiago, April 27 (EFE) At least 10 people have died in a massive fire at a prison in Chile, officials said.

Monday, April 27, 2009 6:20:34 AM

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