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US troops depart Afghanistan's valley of death
Apr 16, 2010 Five years after trying to take control, the US military has finally withdrawn from the Korengal Valley, a controversial battlegrounds in Afghanistan. This is part of the repositioning strategy to draw troops from remote mountain outposts and concentrate them in places with more Afghan population.
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US welcomes India's development efforts in Afghanistan
Apr 20, 2010 Despite Pakistan pushing US to put pressure on India to decrease its presence in Afghanistan, the US has shown support for Indian development efforts in Afghanistan. US ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer will travel to Afghanistan to show gratitude for Indian efforts.
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Afghan diary: Civilian casualty rising
May 13, 2010 A study by NATO shows that US and NATO forces killed 76% more civilians in war against Taliban in Afghanistan; during January to April 2010. Although US military has emphasised reduced civilian causality as part of its revised strategy, there has been no attempt to shield people against attacks.
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We're sorry, you're not allowed to read this
Jan 19, 2012 Greenpeace chief Kumi Naidu decries the proposed US anti-piracy laws - SOPA & PIPA - to censor the internet.
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Justice for BP oil spill victims, none for Bhopal
Jul 02, 2010 Analysts say there is a great contrast between the US response to the oil spill and Bhopal disaster, where the poor and powerless faced humiliation at the hands of the rich and resourceful Western corporation. In Pratap Bhanu Mehta's words, Bhopal tragedy does remind that India is a weak state.
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Hurricane Sandy's fury: Is climate change responsible?
Oct 30, 2012 Whether or not Hurricane Sandy is a consequence of climate change is a moot point, but this hurricane is certainly a wake-up call, writes John Parnell.
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US using climate finance to kill Indian solar panel industry:CSE
Aug 19, 2012 The United States is using the climate ‘fast start financing’ to its pervert advantage for ruining the Indian domestic solar photo-voltaic (PV) manufacturing industry – says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
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Food prices register rise across the world: FAO
Oct 11, 2012 According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the escalation in food prices was close to the levels reached during the 2008 food crisis.
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Internet content: US springs a ‘censorship’ surprise
Jun 19, 2012 When it comes to getting ‘offensive’ content offloaded from the internet, Western democracies are not far behind with the UK, the US, Germany and Spain taking the lead in seeking removal of such information. The latest Google report says that the maximum number of items were sought to be removed by the US and its courts.
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India’s unemployment level is better than US: report
Jul 10, 2012 According to India's Labour Bureau report, unemployment rate stood at 3.8 per cent during the last fiscal, with Daman and Diu and Gujarat topping the list of least unemployed among states and UTs. Director General of Labour Bureau D S Kolmakar said that India's unemployment level is much better than that of other countries like US, Spain and South Africa.
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Pak, US sign MoU on transporting supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan
Aug 01, 2012 Pakistan and the US on July 31, 2012, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on transporting supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan through Pakistani territory after weeks of intense negotiations.
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India seeks more security for religious places in US
Aug 07, 2012 Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has called up US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, requesting full and prompt probe into Wisconsin gurdwara killings that left 6 dead.
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U.S. launches $20 million clean energy programme in India
Aug 08, 2012 USAID, the Indian Ministries of Power and New and Renewable Energy, and Nexant Inc. , come together to put into action a historic deal to further the cause of clean energy in India.
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US to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2017
Nov 26, 2009 After repeated charges of dithering by the Republicans on Afghan policy, the White House has said that the US will not be in Afghanistan eight years from now. President Barack Obama is likely to announce a new counter-insurgency strategy and the time table for withdrawal.
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'US intentions are not good for the climate'
Nov 05, 2009 As the clock ticks to climate change summit, the world is ill-prepared to bring climate-renegade US on board. Is a bad deal in Copenhagen better than no deal? asks Sunita Narain, Director of the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment.
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Obama mystique: Yes he can; will he?
Dec 11, 2009 As the first week of the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen begins to draw to a close, it is clear that emotions run high as the expectations of the next week, writes San Francisco based environmental journalist Tom Schueneman. Even without the Congress nod, the US president wields the power to seal a deal, he argues.
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US aid temporarily resolves Afghan pastureland conflict
Jun 24, 2009 US humanitarian aid has successfully staved off the brewing conflict between two ethnic communities in Afghanistan. Over past few years, disputes over access to public pastureland between Kuchis and ethnic Hazaras have frequently led to armed clashes.
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Hurdles in Indo-US nuclear deal before it goes commercial
Jul 21, 2009 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began talks with Indian officials in New Delhi on Monday to take forward the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. But it appears that there are many roadblocks that need to be cleared before deals worth an estimated 10 billion dollars can be signed.
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India to replicate US-model on domestic violence
Jun 17, 2010 The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) is mooting a proposal encouraging NGOs to provide assistance and shelter to victims of domestic violence. Taking example from the Safe DC programme in Washington DC, it aims to minimise state intervention while ensuring timely support.
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Afghanistan: Maximum civilian deaths in 2010
Jul 13, 2010 Afghanistan Rights Monitor has reported a rise in civilian deaths due to growing insecurity and insurgency-related violence. The Taliban remains far from being defeated even as the US government sent in 30,000 troops into the country to reverse the Taliban momentum.
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India's carpet industry registers a downsized child labour
Jul 21, 2010 United States has removed India's carpet industry from its mandatory child labour free certification in recognition of work done to reduce the level of forced labour used in making such products. Several other Indian products like bricks, garment and stones continue to be in this list.
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Leaked report exposes war crimes on Afghan land
Jul 27, 2010 Thousands of United States military and diplomatic reports on Afghanistan show evidence of war crimes between 2004 and January this year. WikiLeaks.org who released the documents, claims that it exposes the poverty of war, however both the US and Afghan governments strongly condemn it.
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Afghanistan: Talks with Taliban still at embryonic stage
Oct 08, 2010 The Afghan government is reportedly holding talks with Taliban to chalk out a negotiation for peace. This has sparked hope in the country which is exhausted by war of nine years now but a solution still doesn't seem imminent.
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Domestic violence: A well kept secret of the South Asian diaspora?
Nov 04, 2010 The South Asian diaspora, despite being one of the most successful and prosperous sub-groups in USA, is prone to instances of domestic abuse, which often go unreported. The South Asian Network (SAN), a California based collective, works closely with victims of such abuse, and supports individuals facing a myriad range of immigration related situations that require legal or financial help.
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USA announces awards to benefit women
Apr 29, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has outlined several new initiatives along with grants to empower women around the world. The Innovation Award funded by the Rockefeller Foundation will be given to the most pioneering approaches that enable greater opportunity and women’s equitable growth.
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Oil slick endangers birds in American continent
May 04, 2010 Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico due to broken wellhead on the sea floor may threaten birds throughout the America continent. Conservationists fear further drilling in US shores could lead to more unexpected disasters and thus expects the Obama Government to pass the comprehensive climate change legislation.
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America's famous fish market goes green
Jul 15, 2010 John Yokoyama, the owner of the fish market at Pike Place on route to Seattle, Washington began a project couple of months back to switch to sustainably-harvested seafood. Today consumers and tourists are opting for substitutes of endangered species and expressing more interest in knowing the source.
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Freshwater marshlands at greater risk from hurricanes
Jul 28, 2010 A study by US researchers published in PNAS indicates that freshwater wetlands are more prone to wave erosion during hurricanes than saline marshes, which have deeper root systems to withstand wind and wave pressure. The findings can help in restoration programmes in hurricane prone areas.
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UN warns against trial of Guantanamo child soldier
Aug 11, 2010 The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has warned that the prosecution of Omar Khadr, a Guantanamo Bay detainee, would contravene a rule prohibiting war crime trials of children below the age of 18.
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Wal-Mart under scanner for gender-discrimination
Aug 27, 2010 More than a million women employees of Wal-Mart have collectively filed a lawsuit against the retail giant, alleging it of discrimination in its employment policies. This shapes up as the largest employment class action in history by several orders of magnitude.
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