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Death Threats are a Characteristic P/NDC Trait

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. In a recent interview that he gave a local Ghanaian radio station, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC), disclosed that he had been receiving death threats since he began conducting nationwide polls in 1996.

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Leave my kids alone - Palin

Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, is going on the offensive against news organisations and bloggers she says are perpetuating maliciou...

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Government to takeover Maytas?

The government is expected to supercede the board of Maytas Properties and Maytas Infra. Ltd. The government will take a decision after the Company Law Board passes an order later this evening (January 21). The Serious Fraud offices preliminary reports has pointed to a nexus between Satyam and Maytas.

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Gordon Brown demands banks come clean over toxic debts

By Mark Aitken Political Editor GORDON BROWN has demanded banks come clean over the extent of toxic debts. The PM said it was essential to know the true level of banking losses before taking further steps to kickstart the economy. He is considering pumping more taxpayers' cash into the banks or even....

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Leave my kids alone - Palin

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has cautioned the media against perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children.

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Palin to media: Leave my kids alone (AP)

AP - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children. But political observers say the former Republican vice presidential candidate can't have it both ways: trotting out the children to....

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Chinese donate rice to Obama's step-grandmother

Chinese volunteers have donated over 100 tonnes of rice to Sarah Obama, US President Barack Obama's step-grandmother, to help her AIDS orphans in western Kenya.

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No referendum in St. Maarten, state of affairs different here

PHILIPSBURG - Constitutional Affairs Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams says the Curaçao referendum could have consequences for the other partners involved in the negotiation process.

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Gardaí for Corrib gas project cost taxpayer €1m for just one month

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Gardaí for Corrib gas project cost taxpayer €1m for just one month By: Marian Harrison POLICING for the Corrib Gas project in Erris cost more than €1m for one month last year, it has emerged. Figures obtained through parliamentary questions from Sinn Féin Dáil Deputy....

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No referendum in St. Maarten, state of affairs different here

PHILIPSBURG--Constitutional Affairs Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams says the Curaçao referendum could have consequences for the other partners involved in the negotiation process. (click headline for more)

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System and Method for On-line Mixing and Application...

Primary Examiner: Sayala; C. Attorney, Agent or Firm: Clay; Cynthia L. Kohler; Kristin Dressel; SarahAnn Parent Case Text RELATED APPLICATIONS This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 60/307,229, filed Jul. 23, 2001, which is hereby incorporated by reference. Claims What is claimed is: 1.

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I-Com Mobile Unveils I-Com To-Go its new Full Life Cycle Platform for Mobile Media Applications

NEW CASTLE, Delaware, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- I-Com Mobile today announced the launch of I-Com To-Go, an end-to-end, comprehensive life-cycle platform that is specifically deployed to build, launch, distribute, manage and monetize attractive mobile applica...

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Intimate secrets of Sarkozy's fitness regime

Let's ponder the perineum. We all have one; it's "the surface region in both males and females between the pubic symphysis and the coccyx". In case that leaves you none the wiser, it's basically the bit that goes from your anus to your vagina if you're a woman, and from your anus to the base of your testicles if you're a man.

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Yemen agrees to host former Somali president

Yemen has agreed to host former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf and his family after he requested to live in the Arabian Peninsula country, a Yemeni government official said on Wednesday. Yusuf, who had been accused by donor countries and regional governments of being an obstacle to UN-hosted peace....

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period Expires for Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s Proposed Acquisition of Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd.

HAMILTON, Bermuda - Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) (“Assured” or “the Company”) today announced that the mandatory waiting period under the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”) for Assured’s prop

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Research and Markets: 2009 Trendology: U.S. Fast Food Restaurants - Report Available Now

" report to their offering. The 2009 Trendology report on the U.S. Fast Food Restaurants industry characterizes the industry in three descriptive methods: qualitative analysis, quantitative data and lists of major industry players. The written analysis includes financial issues, technology issues,....

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Armed forces take lead in maintaining national security

President Nguyen Minh Triet spoke highly of the contributions made by the capital city’s armed forces in maintaining political and social security and making an active contribution to the national development. Mr Triet made the statement while visiting and extending Tet wishes to soldiers of the....

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PM braces Hanoi’s police force for 2009

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged Hanoi’s police force to exert even greater efforts to maintain social security and order in the capital city in 2009, as a number of difficulties and challenges to socio-economic development are expected. During a pre-Tet (Lunar New Year) visit to the local....

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Tymoshenko: Gas Agreements Reached With Russia Ukraine’s Victory

She said that Ukraine agreed with Russia on switch to the formula estimation of the gas prices as of January 1, 2009.

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'Congratulations Barry,' say Obama's Indonesian schoolmates (AFP)

AFP - US President Barack Obama's former classmates in Indonesia brimmed with pride and expectation Wednesday after the chubby kid they knew as Barry became the most powerful man in the world.

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Three Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet 'Success Stories' Bring Famous Cookies to Montreal Suburb of West Island

MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, the worldwide distributor of Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET(R) hunger-controlling cookies and other products, today announced that Dr. Siegal's cookies and shake mixes are now available at Die...

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'Collegium system worked well on appointment of judges'

Unfazed by the raging controversy over the recent appointment of judges to higher judiciary, Chief Justice has said that the collegium system has worked well and the procedure laid down for it has been strictly followed.

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SlideShare Adds YouTube Videos to Online Presentations

SAN FRANCISCO - SlideShare today announced a new feature that lets users embed YouTube videos in their online presentations. After a user uploads a PowerPoint (or KeyNote) file to SlideShare, they can

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INDIA: 'No Reason For Unease at Obama Presidency'

NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As much of the world jubilates in the swearing in of Barack Hussein Obama as the President of the United States of America, Indian diplomats are uneasy about what his presidency would entail for relations between the two countries.

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Bahrain to open embassy in Malaysia in March

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the embassy was expected to be opened in March during Bahraini Prime Minister Shaikah Khalifa Salman Al Khalifa's visit to Malaysia. The first joint commission meeting between the two countries is expected to be held then. The Malaysian embassy in Bahrain was opened in September 2003.

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'Starting today, we begin to remake America'

From Laolu Akande (New York) with agency reports H OPE was born amid raging economic crisis in the United States (U.S.) and pall of recession in other parts of the world as Barack Obama took oath of office as the first African-American President of the U.

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UN praises work on new Somalia unity gov't

Top United Nations envoy for Somalia on Tuesday lauded the work of the high level committee that is currently meeting in neighboring Djibouti to discuss ways of expanding parliament and formation of unity government. A statement from UN Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, said....

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China's first acquisition loan lends out

The China Development Bank signed a contract Tuesday to extend 1.63 billion yuan (240 million U.S. dollars) in acquisition loan to the CITIC Guo'an Group, the first such case after the country allowed banks to issue acquisition loan last month. The CITIC Guo'an would use the loan to increase its....

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Mexico to press U.S. on death row cases

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Mexico will seek help from the U.S. Congress and incoming U.S. president Barack Obama to revise the cases of 51 Mexicans on death row in the United States, the Mexican foreign ministry said Monday.

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Virginia legislators hear appeals for aid

Monday's appeals to the Virginia legislature for more state funding were harder than any other that Delegate Clarence E. "Bud" Phillips has endured in his 20 sessions because so many of the families pleading for aid have lost jobs, savings and even homes, he said.

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House Draws Battleline with Senate, Endorses �Walkout�

The disagreement between the Senate and House of Representatives over arrangements for the review of the 1999 Constitution is far from being over as the House yesterday endorsed last weekend�s walk-out of its 44 members from the retreat of the Joint Constitution Review Committee (JCRC) in Minna, Niger State.

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