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‘John Carter’ - leaps, but fails to soar (IANS Movie Review)


March 10th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "John Carter"; Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe; Director: Andrew Stanton; Rating: ***In recent times, a new sub-genre where sci-fi and its opposite, the historical, is fused, has emerged ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger invokes Gandhi for green movement


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Former Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday invoked Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement as a perfect example to start a global green energy campaign to ... Read more...

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‘Occupy’ protesters defy ban, stay put in Washington (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Occupy protesters in Washington defied a police deadline and erected a "tent of dreams" around a statue as part of their protest against eviction.The camps at ... Read more...

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Defying ban, ‘occupy’ protesters stay put in Washington


January 31st, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Defying a noon police deadline to remove their camps or face arrest, Occupy protesters in Washington have erected a "tent of dreams" around a statue as ... Read more...

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‘Lincoln tried to deport slaves to British colonies’


February 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) US president Abraham Lincoln, known for his campaign against slavery, wanted to send many of the American slaves to British colonies in Caribbean, according to British archive documents. ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport slaves to British colonies, reveals book


February 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Late President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who is revered as the great champion of America's slaves, had wanted to deport slaves to toil in British colonies ... Read more...

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‘Racism’ against African-American Obama behind Democrats’ defeat in mid-term polls: Moran


January 29th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Virginia Democratic Representative Jim Moran has linked the current political environment to the American Civil War, and added that his party lost out in last year's mid-term ... Read more...

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DNA test urged to determine if Lincoln’s assassin escaped death


December 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Descendants of John Wilkes Booth have agreed to exhume his body for DNA testing in an attempt to determine whether the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln escaped his ... Read more...

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‘Historical Conservation Society’ Endorses The Planned Construction Of A Discotheque In Momentous Gettysburg


August 24th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 24, 2010 (Just Flashed): There has been a controversial pitch to construct a new-fangled discotheque in close proximity to the significant Gettysburg in America. The significance of Gettysburg stems from ... Read more...

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University Of Texas Dorm Named After KKK Founder To Be Changed


July 12th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University officials of Texas at Austin said that they will move the name of a residence hall for law school and graduate students because the ... Read more...

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Memorial Day Celebrations Engulf Nation


June 1st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The country celebrated Memorial Day on Monday on May 31 this year. The day was previously celebrated as Decoration Day. It is celebrated to honor all ... Read more...

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Tomorrow 31st May is ‘Memorial Day’


May 30th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tomorrow the 31st of May is the Memorial Day. It used to be earlier known as Decoration Day, and the goal of this day is to ... Read more...

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Little blue antidepressants behind Abraham Lincoln’s wild temper


March 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): The reason behind Abraham Lincoln's popular rage may be the little blue antidepressants pills he used to intake.Researchers at the Royal Society of Chemistry have found that the ... Read more...

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Dalrymple, Pamuk top authors of the week


January 28th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" by William Dalrymple bounced back to No.1 position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list ... Read more...

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‘The Palace of Illusions’ tops fiction bestseller list


January 21st, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) "The Palace of Illusions" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni climbed to the No.1 position in the fiction category of the bestseller list this week while Meghnad Desai's ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln was not gay, claims renowned historian


December 31st, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, December 31 (ANI): Acclaimed historian Harold Holzer has dismissed claims stating that Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual.Holzer, a scholar on Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford to go head to head with Lincoln biopics


September 16th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Steven Spielberg will continue work on his new movie based on the life of Abraham Lincoln, even as Robert Redford is making another biopic on the former ... Read more...

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Brolin struggled in steamy scenes with Megan Fox


July 29th, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Hollywood actor Josh Brolin has revealed that he struggled to film sex scenes with model-turned-actress Megan Fox in upcoming movie "Jonah Hex", as he had to kiss the ... Read more...

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Neanderthal man’s murder may be a possible case of interspecies homicide


July 21st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new research has determined that the wound that ultimately killed a Neanderthal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the ... Read more...

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Texas Nationalist Movement: Still In Much Debate


June 24th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by GD
With a country of about 50 states and comprising of multicultural people, tendencies of curving out independent states is nothing beyond doubt and exactly that has happened for Texas. This Texas ... Read more...

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Who are white supremacists?


June 11th, 2009 - 3:46 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The 88-year-old white supremacist from Maryland responsible for today’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial earlier today, James von Brunn, is a known white supremacist according to authorities.A spokesman for the US ... Read more...

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Obama observes Memorial Day at Arlington


May 26th, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by John Le Fevre
US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the fighting men and woman of the United States who have died in battle at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day 2009.Mr. Obama ... Read more...

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New bicentennial Lincoln penny shows Lincoln as a teenager


May 15th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
More than 3,000 people gathered at a southern Indiana park for the release of a new one penny (one cent) coin that pays homage to Abraham Lincoln's years as a young ... Read more...

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On Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, the Old South not gone with the wind


March 6th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Madison/Athens (Georgia), March 6 (DPA) More than 140 years have passed since the Union fought the Confederacy in the American Civil War (1861-65). For many Americans, however, it almost seems like yesterday. The ... Read more...

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John Malkovich is set to join Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex


February 13th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): American actor John Malkovich is all set to join actor Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex, an upcoming movie based on a fictional comic character of the same ... Read more...

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From bondage to White House: African-American history


January 18th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (DPA) The Jan 20 inauguration of Barack Obama as president marks a historic breakthrough in 400 years of African-American history. The milestones:1619: The first blacks arrive in the English ... Read more...

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Rap music originated in Scotland, not Afro-American streets, claims expert


December 29th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Contrary to the age-old belief that rap music has its roots in the streets of Bronx and Brooklyn dominated by African-Americans, an American academic claims that the ... Read more...

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