Ukrainian court jails radioactive metal thieves

August 28th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has sentenced eight members of a criminal group to up to eight and a half years in prison for trading in radioactive ... Read more...

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Russian army helicopter crashes

August 16th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Army Mil Mi-28N helicopter, one of the force's newest machines, crashed Thursday at its base in Mozdok, North Ossetia.The two-man crew in the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Veronica says it will be tough to retain 200m crown

August 2nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic 200 metres queen Veronica Campbell-Brown has conceded it will be difficult to defend her crown at the London Olympics.The 30-year-old has not been enjoying the ... Read more...

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Carl Lewis doubts Bolt’s Olympics 100m title defence

July 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Carl Lewis has cast doubts on sprint sensation Usain Bolt repeating his Beijing exploits at the London Olympics starting later this month. Jamaican Bolt ... Read more...

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Excited to have my baby here: Houghton

June 20th, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Model Chantelle Houghton says she is excited about delivering her baby, her daughter with fiance Alex Reid.She gave birth to the baby Sunday."I'm so happy and ... Read more...

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Bolt squares off with Powell again in Oslo

June 7th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 7 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will square off with fellow countryman Asafa Powell for the second time in as many weeks in a 100 metre contest at ... Read more...

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Bolt answers critics with world-leading time

June 1st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/CMC) Reigning Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt silenced his detractors, storming to a world-leading 9.76 seconds to win the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League here.Questions ... Read more...

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Chinese jets train over Tibet

March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) J-10 fighters of the Chinese Air Force have conducted ground attack training over the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, the first operation of its kind, it was reported Thursday.According ... Read more...

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Equestrian event returns to Islamabad after eight years

March 13th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) The Pakistani capital will host a three-day tent-pegging competition, an event that is being organised here after eight years.The competition is being organised by Capital Development ... Read more...

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2,600-year-old helmet found in Israel

March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) A bronze Greek warrior helmet dating back to the 6th or 5th century BC has been discovered on a seabed in Israel, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Georgia unveils infantry combat vehicle

February 26th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Feb 26 (IANS) Georgia has unveiled a 14-tonne armoured infantry combat vehicle that is equipped with cannons and machine guns.Lazika, with an armour that could protect against 14.5-mm caliber ... Read more...

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‘The Darkest Hour’ - cinematically bleak (IANS Movie Review)

January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Darkest Hour"; Cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella; Director: Chris Gorak; Rating: *1/2Alien invasion movies, a specialised Hollywood domain, works on few fundamental premises -- characterisation of protagonists ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda training snipers to attack British, US troops

December 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda is now training a group of snipers for a new wave of attacks on British and US troops in Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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Iran starts mass production of anti-tank rockets

August 30th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iran has started mass production of rockets that can be used to destroy tanks, armoured vehicles and the "enemy's ammunition depots", state-run Press TV reported.Defence Minister ... Read more...

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British sprinter Malcolm confident of beating Bolt

August 26th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Daegu (South Korea), Aug 26 (IANS/CMC) British sprinter Christian Malcolm has dared to dream and believes he can cut down the seemingly unstoppable Jamaican Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championships ... Read more...

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Pippa Middleton to get armoured car

June 25th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate, will get an armoured car with bullet-proof windows as a gift from her parents who are worried about her safety.The ... Read more...

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Sangakkara expects a tough series against England

May 20th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's top batsman Kumar Sangakkara has rated England as a "very good" Test side and said the upcoming series between the two sides will ... Read more...

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Security stepped up for Obama’s UK visit, Queen’s Ireland trip

May 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): The security for President Barack Obama's visit to the UK and the Queen's Ireland trip has been beefed up following Osama bin Laden's death.The Queen's armour-plated car ... Read more...

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Ganguly will add value to Pune Warriors, say former players

May 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Former cricketers feel Sourav Ganguly's vast experience will help Pune Warriors, who are struggling to stay afloat in the Indian Premier League, but caution ... Read more...

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UK Defence Secy moves out London flat over terror attack fears

April 17th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has moved out of his London flat to reside in a Government apartment over fears of a possible terrorist attack.Fox, in charge of ... Read more...

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Oz to allow women to fight on frontline

April 12th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 12 (ANI): The Australian Government has said it would lift the ban on female soldiers by allowing them to fight on the frontline.Former soldiers and defence groups have welcomed the ... Read more...

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US presidential limo ‘The Beast’ will not go green

April 2nd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's "green fleet initiative" to ensure that all new government vehicles will run on electric, hybrid or alternative fuels by 2015, raised the question ... Read more...

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Bomb targeting U.S. convoy in Iraq injures Pakistani driver

March 1st, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by BNO News
THI-QAR, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- A Pakistani driver was injured on Tuesday morning when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy in southeastern Iraq, police said.Iraqi police said the explosion ... Read more...

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Halting greenhouse gas emissions would still make Earth warmer

February 16th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new University of Washington research has suggested that even if all green house gas emissions were stopped now, temperatures would remain higher than pre-Industrial Revolution levels because ... Read more...

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Halting emissions would still make earth warmer

February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer. While governments debate about potential policies that might curb the emission of greenhouse gases, new ... Read more...

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Mubarak baiting protestors or inviting military action?

February 11th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's "shocking" refusal to resign has been interpreted by analysts as less than adequate to a bait for the crowds to turn ... Read more...

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Bomb-proof boxers perfect Xmas gift for Brit troops in Afghanistan!

December 2nd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Bomb-proof boxer shorts seem to be the perfect gift this Christmas for the troops fighting in Afghanistan.Wives and girlfriends, desperate for their men to return from the war ... Read more...

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14-year-old British Columbia girl arrested for luring teens into prostitution

November 20th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Nov 20 (ANI): A 14-year-old British Columbia girl has been arrested after allegedly prostituting herself and luring other girls into prostitution through the online classified site Craigslist.In online ads posted on ... Read more...

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McGrath calls for ‘chin music’ against Strauss to derail England’s Ashes campaign

November 17th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17(ANI): Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath has told Australia's fast bowlers to target England skipper Andrew Strauss to derail the tourists' Ashes campaign.Strauss is seeking to become the first England ... Read more...

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Brit couple wed after falling in love in online game before they’d even met

November 13th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A British couple, who met through an online game, is believed to be the only second pair in UK to tie the knot after meeting in an online ... Read more...

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Chris Evans To Play Captain America

October 29th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The very first glimpse of Chris Evans in the iconic avatar of Captain America, has been released today by "Entertainment Weekly" magazine, all over USA. Although ... Read more...

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Remote-controlled RAF drones killing Taliban kingpins at rate of one per week

October 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 28 (ANI): Pilotless drones of the Royal Air Force, flown by remote control, are killing the top brass of the Taliban in Afghanistan at the rate of one per ... Read more...

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Rare ‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader costume up for grabs

October 28th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A rare Darth Vader costume from 'Star Wars' film 'The Empire Strikes Back' is going on sale next month and is expected to fetch as much as 230,000 ... Read more...

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‘Wall Street’ sequel was nerve wracking: Douglas

October 17th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael Douglas says he was worried about revisiting his "Wall Street" character Gordon Gecko as it was quite "nerve wracking".The American, who returned to the iconic ... Read more...

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Nick Cannon fires back after Twitter hate messages

October 17th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): R&B singer Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon has fired back after receiving a barrage of disparaging messages on his page.'The America's Got Talent' host has re-posted a ... Read more...

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