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China set to overtake US in diamond consumption


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 17 (IANS) China is expected to overtake the US to become the world's largest diamond-consuming country in 2016, Ari Epstein, CEO of Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), said ... Read more...

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Usher’s Respiratory Illness Irks Fans In Berlin


January 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Usher has angered many of his fans. From sinus complications to that of upper respiratory disorder, the singing star and actor has not been well for a few days now. ... Read more...

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Belgium hold India 3-3 in hockey Test


July 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India drew 3-3 with Belgium in the first hockey Test at Temse, Belgium. India's Sandeep Singh struck twice from penalty corners in the 26th and 28th minute while ... Read more...

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Armenia’s Yerevan is 2012 World Book Capital


July 7th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Unesco has chosen Armenia's capital Yerevan as the World Book Capital for 2012 as part of the organisation's efforts to promote books and the reading habit. Yerevan, ... Read more...

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Brit motor sports boss’ sex session S&M death re-enacted by dominatrix


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): The Belgian dominatrix, charged over the S&M death of a British motor sports boss, has re-enacted the fatal bondage session for cops by using a dummy.Ira Van Denderen, ... Read more...

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Indian vessel hijack: Family members express concern for crew safety


May 14th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Family members of engineer Chirag Bari who is on the hijacked ship MT Marida Marguerite, have expressed deep concern about his safety.On May 13, Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Indian diamond merchant robbed in Belgium


March 7th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 7 (IANS) Robbers held hostage the family of an Indian diamond merchant in Belgium and freed them only after taking a vast amount of gemstones valued at millions of dollars, ... Read more...

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Olympic Summer Games - a backgrounder


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 2 (DPA) Olympic Summer Games, number of participating countries, athletes, sports and events. Year City Countries Athletes (W/M) ... Read more...

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GM to sell off 55 percent of Opel subsidiary (Lead)


September 11th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Berlin/Zurich, Sep 10 (DPA) Giant US carmaker General Motors (GM) Thursday announced plans to sell off 55 percent of its European offshoot Opel to a consortium led by the Canadian-Austrian auto ... Read more...

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Gujarat NRE’s Australian arm secures $50-mn loan


May 11th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Gujarat NRE Minerals, the Australian subsidiary of metallurgical coal producer Gujarat NRE Coke, has secured a $50-million long-term bank loan facility with its parent standing as the guarantor, ... Read more...

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Blake-Davydenko match suspended at Estoril


May 10th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Estoril (Portugal), May 10 (DPA) Rain wrecked the play at the Estoril Open Saturday, with the semi-final match between American James Blake and Nikolay Davydenko had to be suspended due to ... Read more...

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AC Milan footballer’s season over after knee surgery


March 4th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (DPA) AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze is out for the remainder of the Serie A season after undergoing knee surgery in Belgium. The club's web site Tuesday wrote that the ... Read more...

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Pop legend Dave Dee loses battle against cancer


January 10th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Sixties pop legend Dave Dee has passed away following a long battle against prostate cancer. He was 65. He died peacefully on January 9 at Kingston Hospital in ... Read more...

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Suzlon sells 10 percent in Belgian firm


January 2nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Renewable energy major Suzlon has offloaded 10 percent of the equity it holds in a Belgian transmission company to a London-based investment firm, it announced Friday.Suzlon holds ... Read more...

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This day in Olympic history: August 14


August 13th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 13 (DPA): This day in Olympic history: August 14. 1952 - Debbie Meyer is born in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1968, as a 16-year-old, she becomes the first-ever female swimmer to ... Read more...

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Crucial game for India, Britain at hockey qualifier


March 6th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Santiago (Chile), March 6 (IANS) India and Great Britain will clash in a league match that may well be the preview to the final in the World Hockey Olympic qualifying tournament at ... Read more...

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Schiavone halts Henin’s win streak in Dubai


February 29th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dubai, Feb 29 (DPA) Italian outsider Francesca Schiavone ended the reign of Justine Henin at the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships here with a nervy 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) quarter-final victory. The defeat ... Read more...

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