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Carrie Underwood promotes pet adoption


September 14th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Singer Carrie Underwood has urged her fans to adopt abandoned animals after visiting a shelter in her hometown.The 29-year-old was in her native Oklahoma Monday and ... Read more...

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Italian town allows owners to be buried with pets


September 7th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Pisa, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A town in northern Italy has set aside land for dead people to be buried along with their deceased beloved furry friends.Italian cemeteries generally do not ... Read more...

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Russian caught smuggling 320 turtles from Mexico


September 6th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mexican authorities have detained a Russian who tried to smuggle 320 rare turtles out of Mexico, an environmental official said.Mexico's deputy environmental prosecutor Sergio Herrera ... Read more...

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Zoo keepers use iPads, apps for apes


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not only have humans been found to have an interest on electronic gadgets, but it has also been discovered that the apes in zoos have developed passion ... Read more...

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Stolen crocodile, python left outside Kazakh home


September 4th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A family in a Kazakh city of Temirtau was in for a surprise as they found a bag outside their home containing a crocodile ... Read more...

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British woman fined 5,500 pounds for noisy pets


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A woman in Britain has been fined 5,500 pounds ($8,700) for turning a nuisance for neighbours with her 17 pet dogs.Karen Sanderson, a doctor by profession, ... Read more...

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‘Joker’ clothes up for grabs


August 27th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The costumes worn by Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in "Joker" have been put on auction for charitable causes."Akshay and Sonakshi are a superhit pair ... Read more...

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Fukushima ’caused mutant butterflies’ in Japan


August 15th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that Fukushima Nuclear plant is affecting the breeding of butterflies. This was a report that was brought about by the scientist located in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Giant Python Caught in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A python was discovered in Florida which was considered as the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida. This was proven by the scientist on a Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Britain braces for deadly sheep virus


August 9th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A virus that causes lambs and calves to be born dead or with serious deformities could spread across Britain by the end of year, experts warned ... Read more...

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Odisha to release captured leopard into wild


August 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 (IANS) A leopard currently lodged at a zoo after being captured about a month ago in Odisha's Subarnapur district could be released into the wild soon, ... Read more...

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Monkeys menace in Puerto Rican capital


August 7th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) Several monkeys descended from those that were brought to Puerto Rico decades ago to be used in scientific research and which now live in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Donkey bomb: New trick by Afghan militants kills cop


August 6th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) A new tactic of using an innocent donkey as a bomb carrier in Afghanistan took everyone by surprise Monday when a blast killed a police ... Read more...

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Chimpanzee asks people to free him at Wales Zoo


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wales, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A chimpanzee has been filmed at Wales’s zoo asking to be freed from its enclosure. Visitors to the zoo took a video of this unusual request and ... Read more...

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Elephants can sing, says study


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Male elephants use an ultrasound noise, too low for humans to hear, to find mates and to keep their herd together, researchers have found.The low-pitched sound ... Read more...

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Even animals won’t eat Mid-Day Meal in Goa: Parrikar


July 31st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The food given to school children in Goa under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme is unfit even for animals, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Nepal’s tiger numbers up


July 29th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal Sunday reported an increase in the number of its tigers.According to the latest census report released on the occasion of World Tiger Day Sunday, Nepal ... Read more...

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Five poachers arrested in Rajasthan


July 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 26 (IANS) Five poachers were arrested in Rajastan's Nagaur district Thursday and remains of at least two chinkaras (Indian gazelle) recovered from them, police said.According to the police, ... Read more...

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Scientists say that blindness can be simply cured by an injection in the eye


July 26th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have recently discovered that there is a possibility for curing blindness. US scientists have discovered a chemical that can be injected in the eyes that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seven Afghan children die in blast


July 25th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Seven children died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan Tuesday, an official said.The explosion took place in Ghor province when one of them stepped on ... Read more...

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Pranab’s sister predicted he will be president


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) As a young MP, Pranab Mukherjee told his sister that he wanted to be born a well-bred horse in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in his next ... Read more...

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Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Ape injures girl after escaping from zoo


July 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A five-year-old girl was injured when one of the five apes that escaped from a German zoo attacked her. A spokeswoman for the zoo has confirmed the ... Read more...

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Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules.The guidelines are part of a draft ... Read more...

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Mexico declares bird flu emergency


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS) Mexico has activated a national emergency plan to contain a bird flu epidemic that has affected nearly 1.7 million poultry, the agriculture ministry said.The plan ... Read more...

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One-horned rhino poached in Assam


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Forest officials of Kaziranga National Park have recovered a carcass of a one-horned rhino from neighbouring hills in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.The horn of the rhino ... Read more...

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Hilton spends time with disabled kid


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton met six-year-old wheelchair-bound Oran to boost his spirits as part of volunteer work for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which grant wishes ... Read more...

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Jolie shoots with bulls


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie put on a brave face as she shot with a number of bulls for her latest movie "Maleficent".She shot in the Buckinghamshire ... Read more...

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Wolves kill wildlife park worker


June 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wolves have attacked a woman at one of the most popular zoos in Sweden. The law enforcement officers investigating the case have not yet established what ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dogs take part in frisbee championships in Budapest


June 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Budapest, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sixty dogs, accompanied with their owners, have competed catching Frisbees at the European Disc Dog Championships. The animals, which come from six different countries, have taken part ... Read more...

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8 peacocks succumb to heat stroke in Aravalli village


June 11th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) At least eight peacocks died Monday due to heat stroke in Hasanpur village, 12 km from here in the Aravalli hills, a wildlife official said.Two seriously ... Read more...

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Dead monkeys found in US crate shipped from India


June 8th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Two small monkeys were found dead inside a crate of equipment that was shipped to a US refinery from India, a media report said.The remains, which ... Read more...

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Wayne Comben & Graeme Pulle pull in UK’s biggest shark


May 30th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wayne Comben and Graeme Pullen, two British fishermen have reeled in the biggest shark ever caught in the UK. Pullen, 60, and Comben, 45, caught the 550 ... Read more...

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Toddler receives world’s smallest artificial heart


May 25th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy after they implanted the world's smallest artificial heart in him, Daily Mail reported Friday.The device, which ... Read more...

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