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Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation


September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

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Runner dies during Mexico City marathon


September 4th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) A 33-year-old man has died from a heart attack while trying to complete the Mexico City marathon over the weekend.Juan Pablo de la Mora died ... Read more...

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Climber rescued after being trapped for a week


August 15th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 15 (IANS) A 70-year-old German alpinist was trapped in an ice crevasse for about a week at the Tyrolean Schrankogel in southwestern Austria before being rescued by emergency ... Read more...

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Survivor’s video shows horrific plane crash


August 10th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Idaho, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A plane crash that took place on June 30 was brutal in a way that surviving was as a result of luck. However, there were four survivors ... Read more...

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I’m safely on Mars, says rover tweet


August 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa's rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars."I'm safely on the ... Read more...

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Kerala court quashes charge sheet in Sabarimala case


July 13th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 13 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Friday quashed the charge sheet filed by police in the controversial Sabarimala "astrological finding" case, which included Kannada actress Jaimala among the ... Read more...

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Army rescues 400 trapped at Leh pass in Kashmir


July 8th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) Over 400 tourists and locals trapped at the Changla pass in Kashmir's Leh district after a massive landslide have been rescued by the security forces, an ... Read more...

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32,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in three days


June 27th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) About 32,000 pilgrims have so far performed the Amarnath Yatra that started here Monday while four pilgrims died of natural causes during this period.A senior Central ... Read more...

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Russian ex-servicemen sentenced for stealing MiG parts


June 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two former servicemen from a Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have been sentenced to three years in a penal colony for stealing navigation gears from MiG-29 ... Read more...

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Nepali runner wins world’s highest marathon race


May 29th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmanu, May 29 (IANS) Nepali runner Phurbu Tamang regained the title in the world's highest "Qomolangma Marathon" race Tuesday at the foothills of Mount Qomolangma -- the Tibetan name for ... Read more...

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India test fires Akash missile twice


May 28th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) India Monday successfully conducted two tests of its medium-range surface-to-air missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.The indigenously developed missile, ... Read more...

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Spaniard dies after reaching Everest’s summit


May 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish mountaineer Juan Jose Polo Carbayo died on the weekend as he was descending from Mt. Everest after reaching the summit of the world's tallest mountain, ... Read more...

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NASA hails new era in space


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a ... Read more...

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Four die in Venezuelan helicopter crash (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said.The ... Read more...

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19 dead, 45 missing in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Nineteen people were killed and 45 went missing after hail and torrential rains battered northwest China's Gansu province Thursday, authorities said Friday.The stormy weather lasted only ... Read more...

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Tibet to spend $240 mn on roads to monasteries


April 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, April 8 (IANS) In a bid to ensure an easier access to its monasteries, Tibet will earmark 1.5 billion yuan (about $240 million) on road construction, the authorities said ... Read more...

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Russia seals missile deal


March 20th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow-based missile manufacturer Avangard has signed a contract to supply Russia's defense ministry with missiles for its new S-400 air defense systems, the ministry said ... Read more...

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Briton claims she found space rock


March 5th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A florist in Britain has claimed to have found a space rock which streaked across the night sky in a spectacular meteor shower on the weekend.Joanne ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 injured in Malaysia accident (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 hurt in Malaysia accident (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Russia to deploy S-400 air defence systems near borders


February 14th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will place several new S-400 Triumf air defence systems near its borders in 2012, Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin has said.The S-400 can engage ... Read more...

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India successfully test-fires missile interceptor (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha as part of its efforts to create a shield against incoming enemy ... Read more...

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Ultimate parachute jump: Diver to break sound barrier


February 5th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) An Austrian skydiver will try to break the sound barrier during a free fall from a balloon on the edge of space later this year, The ... Read more...

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No S-400 missile exports before 2015: Russia


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has no plans to export the S-400 Triumf air-defence system before 2015, a state-controlled arms exporter said Thursday."Until 2015 all the S-400s will be ... Read more...

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Satellites to track down people in distress


January 26th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 26 (IANS) Israeli scientists are developing miniature satellites that can identify people in distress.Experts at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology aim to launch three small satellites weighing six ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft falls in Pacific Ocean


January 16th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday.Launched Nov ... Read more...

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After years, icicles delight people in Shimla


January 11th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Icicles have finally appeared in this Himachal Pradesh capital after many years, bringing alive good old memories for the locals and conjuring up a delightful spectacle ... Read more...

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China launches Asia’s largest helicopter


January 5th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China's largest-ever civil helicopter Thursday got certification from the civil aviation administration, the country's civil aviation authority, People's Daily reported.The move marks the official approval for ... Read more...

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Qinghai-Tibet railway carries 6.5 mn people in 2011


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 3 (IANS) China's Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world's highest altitude railway, has transported over 6.5 million people in 2011, the rail company said Tuesday.The railway connects Xining, the capital ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man among five dead in US plane crash (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A 36-year-old Indian-origin man was among five people killed in a plane crash in America's New Jersey state, officials said.A single-engine plane that had taken off ... Read more...

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Aerostat radar damaged, non-operational: Antony


November 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) One of the two Israeli Aerostat radars that India had bought in 2002 was "damaged" and "non-operational", Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Mercury dips, Himachal lakes begin to freeze


November 12th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Most of the natural lakes in Himachal Pradesh's higher reaches have started freezing as snowfall in the past few days has brought down the temperatures, the ... Read more...

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Nepal Army to use helicopter to rescue stranded tourists


November 6th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 5 (IANS) Nepal Army agreed Saturday to use its MI-17 helicopter to rescue stranded foreign tourists in northeastern Nepal.More than 100 flights have been cancelled due to bad ... Read more...

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Now, postal cover on Siachen glacier


October 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 6 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Indian Postal Department have issued a commemorative special cover on the Siachen glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said here ... Read more...

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Scientists try to speculate where the satellite will land after falling on earth


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists around the world are in a race against time to determine where the falling NASA satellite will land. The 6,500kg Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite which ... Read more...

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