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World T20: McCullum’s record century powers New Zealand to 59-run win


September 21st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Sep 21 (IANS) Brendon McCullum's record-breaking century powered New Zealand to a 59-run win over Bangladesh in their first match of the World Twent20 cricket tournament at the Pallekele ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Syria, Iran, UN reforms


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the escalating crisis in Syria, India and the US Wednesday discussed the impasse in the violence-torn West Asian country and ... Read more...

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Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin


August 9th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The customs officials at Dubai International Airport have foiled a bid to smuggle more than one kilogram of heroin, an official said Wednesday.The drug was concealed ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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Honda to build fourth motorcycle plant in Indonesia


March 14th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by BNO News
MINATO, Japan (BNO NEWS) -- Honda Motor Company has announced that its joint venture company in Indonesia will be building the fourth motorcycle plant in the Asian country to satisfy rapidly increasing ... Read more...

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Mitsubishi to invest $888 mn in Peru copper mine


February 18th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Mitsubishi Corporation plans to invest as much as 70 billion yen ($888 million) to acquire an 18.1 percent stake in a copper mine in southern Peru, ... Read more...

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Fight child sexual exploitation: Banderas


February 5th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor and producer Antonio Banderas wants everyone to join the fight against child sexual exploitation, something that, he said, affects not only underdeveloped ... Read more...

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26 kg narcotics seized in Dubai


January 30th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs officials have foiled a bid to smuggle 26 kg of narcotic crystal meth into the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The prohibited substance was found hidden ... Read more...

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IMF sees Myanmar as Asia’s next economic bright spot


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar's economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in ... Read more...

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Cameron visits British troops in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a surprise visit to the British troops in Afghanistan Tuesday, the government said.Cameron said the main purpose of his ... Read more...

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Chinese police arrest two men for spreading ‘false information’ online


December 12th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by BNO News
CHANGSHA, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese police arrested two men on Sunday after they allegedly spread false information online about a large number of police officers guarding a wedding in south-central China, ... Read more...

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Indonesian resort island of Bali bans smoking in all public places


November 29th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by BNO News
BALI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The provincial legislature on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has passed a new law which will soon ban smoking in all public places, the Jakarta Globe ... Read more...

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Man held with drugs at Dubai airport


November 24th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS/WAM) A bid by an Asian passenger to smuggle drugs was foiled Wednesday by Dubai customs officials at the Dubai international airport.The 2.35 kg of drugs, which ... Read more...

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India beats China in UN election


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 23 (IANS) In a keenly watched election in the United Nations General Assembly, India has squarely beaten China to win a seat on the Joint Inspection Unit, ... Read more...

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Indian films set to make inroads in Japan?


October 17th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) While Indian films have a global reach, they have yet to find a foothold in Japan. A senior official of Japan's oldest production studio says Rajinikanth-starrer ... Read more...

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Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Mexico complains to China about unfair trade practices


September 30th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government has sent China a letter accusing some of its companies of engaging in unfair practices to evade customs duties.The missive, signed by Economy ... Read more...

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Ramdin, Shillingford recalled to Windies Test squad


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
St John's (Antigua), Sep 23 (IANS/CMC) Wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin and off-spinner Shane Shillingford have been recalled to the West Indies Test squad for their tour of Bangladesh next month.The 15-member squad, ... Read more...

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Manmohan set to go to New York for UN meet


September 1st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Security Council reforms gathering momentum and the world looking at India's leadership role in resolving complex global issues, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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UAE commanders visit troops in Italy, Afghanistan


September 1st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 31 (IANS/WAM) Top UAE commanders have visited the UAE Force in Italy and Afghanistan.In Italy, the force is participating in the international patrols enforcing the no-fly ... Read more...

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Deep 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off East Timor; no damage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by BNO News
DILI, EAST TIMOR (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck the waters off the Asian country of East Timor on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no reports ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

North Korea releases U.S. citizen after more than 6 months


May 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- North Korean state media on Friday reported that American citizen Young-su Jun, who is also known as Eddie Jun, has been released on humanitarian grounds after more than ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iran opens combined cycle power plant; first to use gas and solar energy


May 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday inaugurated the Yazd combined cycle power plant which is the first one in the world to use natural gas and solar energy, the state-run ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

1.5 mn narcotic tablets seized in Dubai


May 1st, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A huge consignment of narcotics - 1.5 million tablets of a restricted medicine - has been seized by the customs department at the Dubai International Airport, ... Read more...

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Japan may set up underground tank to stop contaminated water from spilling into sea


April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is reportedly considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent ... Read more...

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Mullen admits US-Pak ties “constantly under strain” since Raymond Davis case


April 21st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): US-Pakistan relations are "now constantly under strain" due to the Raymond Davis incident, but Washington is determined to maintain bilateral military ties with Islamabad, President Barack Obama's top ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE allows import of living sheep from Kazakhstan


April 19th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has lifted its ban on import of all kinds of living sheeps and goats and their products from Kazakhstan.UAE's Minister of Environment ... Read more...

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US drone attacks in Pak no solution to terrorism: Nawaz Sharif


April 9th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has stated that the US drone campaign is no solution to the menace of terrorism plaguing the Asian country.Nawaz said that the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, China at par in Malaysian English proficiency survey


April 9th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) India and China have been placed at par in an English language proficiency survey conducted here. It places Malaysia on top among all Asian nations ... Read more...

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Malaysia most proficient in English in Asia, 9th globally: Survey


April 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) Malaysia has been rated most proficient nation in the use of English language among Asian countries where English is not the mother tongue. It stands ... Read more...

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Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

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Contraband in X-mass cards seized in Dubai


December 26th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs Sunday seized contraband drugs being smuggled into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a consignment of Christmas greeting cards.Officials at Dubai Cargo Village suspected the parcels, ... Read more...

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Delhi first Asian City to host FIA awards gala


December 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) India will become the first Asian country to host the annual Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Gala Awards function after the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India ... Read more...

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Russia knew World Cup bid results 24 hours earlier: British media


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The World Cup bidding process in Zurich, the headquarters of FIFA, Thursday night is now branded as a fix as it emerged that Russia knew the result ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Rai Has Her Kitty Full!


November 13th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): South Indian actress Lakshmi Rai is one of the busiest actresses in the industry these days. The actress is reportedly working on three Malayalam films in ... Read more...

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