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Priest sex scandal shocks Poland


May 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 1 (IANS) A priest in Poland, found guilty of having sex with a disabled 19-year-old girl who was entrusted in his care, has been sentenced to four years ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Russian city bans homosexual propaganda


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The legislative assembly of Russia's St. Petersburg city Wednesday passed a law penalising the dissemination of material promoting homosexuality and paedophilia among minors.The law imposes ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill fate uncertain, hectic parleys on (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Uncertainty continued over the fate of the contentious Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday evening even as government managers held hectic parleys ... Read more...

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Iran criticises IAEA for leaking its scientists’ identity


November 19th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Nov 19 (IANS) Iran has criticised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over leaking information about Iranian nuclear scientists and jeopardising their lives.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wins vote but loses majority, asked to quit


November 9th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 8 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his majority in the lower house of parliament in a crucial vote on a financial bill on Tuesday.Berlusconi received less ... Read more...

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US warns of implications of UN veto on Syria


October 6th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Upset over the Russian and Chinese vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, the United States has said nations would have to ... Read more...

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India abstains from UNSC vote on Syria


October 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 5 (IANS) India has abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, which was blocked by Russia and China using ... Read more...

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable


August 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based ... Read more...

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Germany calls for tougher sanctions against Libya


March 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 24 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday called for extensive sanctions against Libya while defending her country's abstention at a UN vote which approved military action in the ... Read more...

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EU welcomes establishment of new government in Kosovo


February 24th, 2011 - 2:31 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Wednesday welcomed the establishment of a new government in Kosovo following the presidential elections."We look forward to working with them to improve the lives ... Read more...

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Nepal faces another fruitless poll for prime minister


September 25th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) Without a prime minister for nearly three months, the volatile republic of Nepal faces another fruitless election Sunday, as that too is bound to fail ... Read more...

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Moderate drinking reduces mortality among older adults


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Moderate drinking- one to less than three drinks per day-reduces mortality among middle-aged and older adults, found a new study.The study that examined drinking and mortality during a ... Read more...

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Prachanda falters at Nepal PM’s race again, fresh poll Aug 2 (Roundup)


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) The charisma of Nepal's once enigmatic revolutionary, Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', faded further Friday when he failed to win the prime ministerial poll for ... Read more...

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Prachanda fails to win Nepal PM’s race again


July 23rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) The charisma of Nepal's best known revolutionary, Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' faded further Friday when he failed to win the prime ministerial poll, for ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad says UN lost credibility after Iran resolution


June 14th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 14 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday the UN Security Council has lost its credibility after its adoption of a new sanctions resolution against Iran. "After this resolution the ... Read more...

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UN Security Council orders new sanctions against Iran (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 9 (DPA) The UN Security Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to adopt a new set of drastic sanctions against Iran. The 15-nation council voted 12-2, with one abstention, to pass a ... Read more...

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The women’s bill was worth the risk, says Sonia (Lead)


March 9th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) "I am very happy," Congress president Sonia Gandhi declared Tuesday after the Rajya Sabha passed the women's bill to reserve a third of seats in all ... Read more...

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It was worth the risk: Sonia


March 9th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) "I am very happy," Congress president Sonia Gandhi declared Tuesday after the Rajya Sabha passed the women's bill to reserve a third of seats in all ... Read more...

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Pregame sex ‘has no effect on athlete’s performance’


November 27th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Nov 27 (ANI): Having sex the night before a big match has no effect whatsoever on an athlete's physical performance, according to a new research.The research was conducted by Ian Shrier, ... Read more...

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PML-N to oppose “black law” NRO inside, outside parliament: Sharif


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.3 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), would oppose the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) both inside and outside parliament.Terming ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley Muslims gear up to mark Ramadan


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Aug.23 (ANI): Muslims in the Kashmir Valley are gearing up to observe the fasting month of Ramadan that started on Sunday.As Ramadan is aimed at promoting peace and ... Read more...

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Genes, not beer, lead to ‘beer belly’


July 6th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): It's not the beer, but your genes, that cause that 'not so loved' 'beer belly', according to British scientists.In a study of thousands of beer drinkers, it was ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in ‘Omkara’ territory (Poll Prattle)


May 13th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) For those living in the badlands of western Uttar Pradesh, it was a big surprise when the polls went off peacefully Wednesday, contrary to the volatile ... Read more...

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Delhi district lawyers strike work


April 29th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Lawyers of district courts in the capital Wednesday abstained from work to protest what they termed as arrogant and unwarranted action of a judicial officer who had ... Read more...

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Egyptian MP suspended for shoe-throwing threat


February 11th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (DPA) An Egyptian opposition member of parliament has been suspended for threatening to throw his shoe at a ruling-party lawmaker last month, local media reported today. Parliament voted to suspend ... Read more...

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US abstention from Security Council resolution a warning to Israel: UN experts


January 11th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 11 (ANI): UN experts have said the US abstention on Thursday nights Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza should be viewed as a warning to ... Read more...

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Factors behind exceptional health in old age uncovered


October 28th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are some of the factors that ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes tapes have more questions than answers


August 12th, 2008 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Ending weeks of suspense over the contents of the cash-for-votes sting tape, the CNN-IBN news channel Monday evening telecast the controversial tape. However, the contents left several ... Read more...

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Advani urges LS Speaker to make bribe-for-votes videotape public


July 27th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj YadavNew Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha LK Advani today urged upon Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee to make the CNN-IBN tapes containing footage ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu village marks 60 years of abstinence


July 21st, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kasangadu (Tamil Nadu), July 21 (IANS) This picturesque Tamil Nadu village on the banks of the Cauvery river entered its 60th year of total abstention from tobacco and alcohol Monday. Following a ... Read more...

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Italy to make parliament ‘pianists’ a thing of the past


June 12th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Peter Mayer Rome, June 12 (DPA) First they vote, then, with a sleight of hand and some nimble finger work, they also vote on behalf of one or more colleagues absent from ... Read more...

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More American women dependent on alcohol: study


May 10th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Los Angeles, May 10 (Xinhua) Alcohol dependence has increased substantially among American women, particularly white and Hispanic women born since 1945, a new study shows. Alcohol use and dependence appear to have ... Read more...

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Study shows substantial increases in alcohol intake among women


May 5th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Its not just men who are addicted to alcohol, for a new study has found substantial increases in drinking and alcohol dependence among women.The cross-sectional studies ... Read more...

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Broad consensus over Norway’s boycott of Olympics ceremony


April 3rd, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
DPA Oslo, April 3 (DPA) There is a broad political consensus in Norway to consider a boycott of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, leading politicians said Thursday. Olemic Thommessen, cultural affairs ... Read more...

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