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Russia world’s most educated country: Report


September 12th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has topped a list of the world's most educated countries, according to a new report that analysed education systems all over the globe.According to ... Read more...

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Basketball: Russia seals Olympics berth


July 8th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Lithuania have claimed two of the last three berths for the 12-team men's basketball tournament at the London Olympics by making the final ... Read more...

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China, South American trading bloc eye $200 bn trade


June 30th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mendoza (Argentina), June 30 (IANS) China and South American trading bloc Mercosur pledged here to further promote economic cooperation and lift bilateral trade to $200 billion in 2016.The target was ... Read more...

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Latin American firm gains control of Dutch telecom


June 29th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Latin American wireless giant America Movil has gained effective control over KPN after increasing its stake in the Dutch telecom to 27.7 percent.This latest move ... Read more...

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Carlos Slim’s firm to acquire US company


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Regional wireless giant America Movil, controlled by Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire a 100 percent stake in US wireless ... Read more...

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Brazil sets auto export quotas for Mexico


April 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The government has set its automotive export quotas for Mexico based on the requirements of each automaker operating in Brazil, officials said.The Foreign Trade Secretariat determined ... Read more...

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Connecting global youth to support change


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Two of the largest networks from emerging nations with socialist tilts - the Youth Time and the World Public Forum - have forged a ... Read more...

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Brazil’s vehicle imports went up in 2011


January 12th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 12 (IANS) Brazil's vehicle imports grew to 199,366 units in 2011, up 87.4 percent from the year of 2010, an auto association said Wednesday.The auto imports ... Read more...

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Argentine minister found dead at summit


December 21st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A 33-year-old Argentine minister was found hanging in his hotel room during a summit in Uruguayan capital Montevideo. This caused the Argentine president to leave the ... Read more...

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India to join new convention to fight black money


November 4th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) India told the G20 Summit here Thursday that it has been an active member of the global battle against black money and will soon sign the ... Read more...

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Australia suspends flights due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Australia after airlines cancelled flights to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand due to volcanic ash spreading from an ... Read more...

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Uruguay explores cooperation in wind power sector


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) A high level delegation from Uruguay is exploring the possibility of forging cooperation with India in the wind power sector.Led by Uruguayan Vice President Danilo Astori, the ... Read more...

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‘Ban on Bt brinjal hurting Indian scientists’


January 26th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) A leading Indian biochemist has urged the environment and forests ministry to lift the moratorium on Bt brinjal, the country's first genetically modified (GM) food ... Read more...

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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ named ‘world’s most successful reality TV format’


November 24th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): The BBC's popular dance show, 'Strictly Come Dancing', has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most successful reality television format.The show has been sold ... Read more...

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Madonna to open ‘Hard Candy Fitness Center’ in Mexico City soon


October 27th, 2010 - 3:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Oct date (THAINDIAN NEWS) Madonna is billed to launch her Hard Candy Fitness center in Mexico City next month.This information is according to a press release from the pop star. ... Read more...

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ITL in pact with Argentinian firm to sell its products


October 21st, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Punjab-based International Tractor Limited (ITL) Thursday said it has tied-up with Argentinian company APACHE to produce and distribute its Sonalika brand of tractors and new products in ... Read more...

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FICCI calls for upping the auto export target


October 4th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry is confident of achieving the 2016 export target of $12 billion a good two years ahead in 2013-14, an industry lobby said Monday, ... Read more...

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Punjab’s Sonalika tractors to till South America and Africa


October 1st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Hoshiarpur, Oct 1 (IANS) Punjab-based International Tractors Ltd (ITL) is looking at South America as the next big market for its Sonalika brand tractors and lining up a complete range ... Read more...

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India signs agriculture pact with Argentina


September 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with Argentina on conducting research in agriculture and other allied sectors, in line with its plans to tap natural and other resources ... Read more...

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India looks at South America for farm revolution


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India, looking to launch a second green revolution to boost its food security, has begun looking at distant South America where countries have been able ... Read more...

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FIFA WC: Lahm says England aren’t one of the big boys


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 1 (ANI): German football skipper Phillip Lahm has said that England was cut down to size by his team, and therefore, cannot be considered one of the big guns of ... Read more...

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World Cup enters the kitchen


June 14th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Argentina, Brazil - the hot stars and teams of the ongoing FIFA World Cup have now entered the mouth-watering menus of hotels and restaurants ... Read more...

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SRK flying to South Africa for World Cup


June 8th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has some great vacation plans for his children - he is taking Aryan and Suhana to South Africa for the FIFA ... Read more...

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India-Iran should have close ties: Ahmadinejad (Lead)


May 18th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 18 (IANS) Contemporary world situation calls for close cooperation between India and Iran, Iranian President Mahmdoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, adding both countries "should not neglect the present opportunities to replace ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad calls for closer India-Iran ties


May 18th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 18 (IANS) Contemporary world situation calls for close cooperation between India and Iran, Iranian President Mahmdoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday. Iran and India should stay together because of their cultural ... Read more...

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Krishna to represent India at G-15 Tehran meet


May 8th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Against the backdrop of escalating Western pressure on Iran over its suspect nuclear programme, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Tehran next week to represent ... Read more...

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Uruguay wants India to set up full mission at Montevideo


April 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Uruguay has pushed for a full Indian mission in its capital Montevideo, showcasing the Latin American country as the gateway to the region and to ... Read more...

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India-Latin America meet to consider $10.39 billion deals


April 27th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Business proposals worth $10.39 billion (Rs.46,755 crore) will be discussed at a conclave of Indian and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) firms here later this week, the ... Read more...

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Gujarat realtors to explore business in Argentina, Brazil


April 14th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) One hundred real estate developers from Gujarat will visit Argentina and Brazil in July to explore business opportunities in the two south American countries. Suresh Patel, president of Gujarat ... Read more...

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Chile quake reconstruction to take three years


March 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 5 (IANS) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said the reconstruction of the country's quake-hit areas would take at least three years. More than 800 people were killed after a magnitude-8.8 quake ... Read more...

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Only a few countries have GM crops (To go with ‘India is sharply divided….’)


February 9th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) How does the rest of the world looks at genetically modified (GM) crops? First introduced 15 years ago, GM crops are grown in a handful of countries ... Read more...

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India invites Swedish investment in drug, diagnostics


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India Monday invited Sweden to be a partner country in developing the health infrastructure in India and said greater investment is expected in the areas like drug ... Read more...

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Venezuela, China sign oil, mining agreements


December 24th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela and China have signed several new accords, one of which calls for Caracas to sell 500,000 barrels of oil per day to the Asian country and another ... Read more...

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Collective meditations held for world peace across Americas (Lead)


October 16th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) One of the largest collective meditations for world peace and social harmony was organised by the Art of Living Foundation in over 30 cities in the American continent, ... Read more...

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Art of Living hosts collective meditations for world peace


October 16th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) One of the largest collective meditations for world peace was hosted by the Art of Living Foundation in over 30 cities in the American continent from Argentina to ... Read more...

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