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Ukraine to extradite Putin murder plotter

August 15th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has ordered the extradition of Adam Osmayev to Russia, after he was suspected of attempting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier ... Read more...

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Fred Shuttlesworth dies at the age of 89 years

October 6th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beverly Hills, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth has passed away at the age of 89. Shuttlesworth was an iconic rights activist who survived several assassination attempts and abuse ... Read more...

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Citing India, right to appeal sought in Pakistan

July 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Two former soldiers and four civilians sentenced to death for trying to assassinate then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf have moved the Supreme Court, asking it ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians

April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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“Israeli linked” spy, terrorist network arrested by Iran

January 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Iran's Intelligence Ministry has reportedly detained a "network of spies and terrorists" allegedly connected to Israel and held them responsible for the assassination of a prominent scientist in ... Read more...

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Norwegian journalist gets unprecedented access to Taliban army for first time

August 27th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.27 (ANI): A Norwegian journalist has claimed that he had been granted unprecedented access to the Taliban army for the first time. Paul Refsdal claimed that Taliban leader Commander Dawran ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro To Celebrate His Friday The 13th Birthday Party?

August 13th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the birthday of Fidel Castro, the Cuban politician and former President. The world is curious to know how the giant political figure of Cuba ... Read more...

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27 killed, 270 hurt in Iran blasts (Second Lead)

July 16th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 16 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and about 270 others injured when two bombs went off outside a mosque in southeastern Iran, media reports said Friday. The attack took ... Read more...

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20 dead, 100 hurt in twin blasts in Iran

July 16th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 16 (IANS) At least 20 were killed and over 100 injured in two explosions that tore through a mosque in Iran's southeastern city of Zahedan Thursday, media reports said Friday. "Two ... Read more...

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Iraq’s ex-PM gets life threats

June 19th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 19 (DPA) Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, whose Iraqiya List won the most seats in this spring's parliamentary elections, confirmed Saturday that he has received warnings of planned assassination ... Read more...

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Stalin scuttled two Hitler assassination bids fearing Nazi pact with West: Russian general

May 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 26(ANI): Former Soviet Union Premier Josef Stalin had blocked two attempts to kill former German dictator Adolf Hiter during the Second World War, a top Russian general said.General Anatoly Kulikov ... Read more...

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Cuban TV runs series on attempts to kill Castro

March 9th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban state television has premiered the series "El que debe vivir", which will examine some of the 638 attempts to kill former president Fidel Castro. The first episode of ... Read more...

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Australian players’ to decide on IPL participation: Cricket Australia

January 14th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.14 (ANI): Cricket Australia will let its players decide whether to play in the coming Indian Premier League despite the latest security threat in the country towards Australians.India's Shiv Sena political ... Read more...

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83 high profile terrorists on Pak Govt. watch list

September 21st, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 21 (ANI): Pakistani law enforcement agencies are searching for 83 high profile terrorists wanted for various crimes, ranging from the attack on former president Pervez Musharraf to fanning the ... Read more...

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Kim Dae-jung Passes Away

August 18th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
The former president of South Korea, Kim Dae-jung, is said to have passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. This information has been provided to the media by the hospital authorities where ... Read more...

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Woman among 13 new ministers inducted in Kashmir

July 11th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) A woman politician who has survived at least five assassination attempts was among the 13 new ministers inducted in the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday. With this, the strength ... Read more...

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‘US, Israel behind Iran’s post-election fiasco’

June 29th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (IANS) The United States and Israel, the two main foes of Iran, were behind the post-election protests and violence in the Islamic country, a senior minister has alleged. "I announce ... Read more...

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‘Taliban might regroup in Malakand if Pak launches offensive in Waziristan’

June 16th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Government's decision to launch an operation in Waziristan to catch Baitullah Mehsud could provide the Taliban the fillip to regroup in Malakand, warned former interior ... Read more...

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Musharraf finally vacates Army House

May 24th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Eighteen months after retiring as the Pakistani Army chief, former president Pervez Musharraf has finally vacated Army House in the adjacent garrison town of Rawalpindi that he ... Read more...

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Musharraf unlikely to return to Pakistan soon

May 7th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who is currently abroad, is unlikely to return home soon given the volatile security scenario in the country, his aide says. The aide, ... Read more...

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One hate speech cannot threaten India’s National Security: Omar

April 2nd, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, April 2 (ANI): The hate speech of Varun Gandhi did not threaten national security in anyway and a law other than the National Security Act could have ... Read more...

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Being James Bonds paramour can be a deadly affair

March 23rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Being James Bonds paramour might be a deadly affair, for most of the Bond girls have died since the British superspy began his adventures.According to a research ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai dismisses possibility of foul play in wife’’s death

March 10th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar. 10 (ANI): Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has dismissed the possibility of foul play in the road accident, which killed his wife, Susan, even as his party members are ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe Prime Ministers party to probe his wifes death

March 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Harare (Zimbabwe), Mar. 8 (ANI): Zimbabwes Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirais party has said it will conduct its own investigation in the mysterious death of Tsvangirais wife. The Movement for Democratic Change ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe PMs wife killed in accident, party terms it assassination bid

March 7th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 7 (ANI): Zimbabwes Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was hurt and his wife, Susan, has been killed in a car crash about 45 miles south of Harare.According to officials ... Read more...

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Musharraf annoyed with people who believe ISI double-crossed US

February 6th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has expressed annoyance with people who believe that the ISI had been double-crossing the Americans.How can one assume the ISI is playing ... Read more...

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‘Chikkamagaloora…” - good songs, great visuals but old narrative (Kannada Film Review; Rating **1/2)

October 11th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Chikkamagaloora Chikka Mallige"; Director: Channagangappa; Cast: Shravanth, Radhika Gandhi, Jagadeesh, Avinash, C.R. Simha, Sharath Lohithashwa and Vinaya Prakash; Music: K. Kalyan; Rating: **1/2Director Channagangappa has effectively used his writing ... Read more...

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Manipur chief minister escapes assassination bid

September 2nd, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 1 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh escaped an assassination bid late Monday when a bomb fired by suspected militants exploded inside his official residential complex here, officials said.A ... Read more...

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Musharraf was on Qaedas hit-list for diffusing tensions with India

August 21st, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 21 (ANI): During his seven-year rule as President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf defused tensions with India and also cut off terror infiltration routes across Kashmir, and due to ... Read more...

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Late Heath Ledger gets rave reviews for Joker role

June 29th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) The last performance of the late Heath Ledger in "The Dark Night, is described as "the finest of his career". reports that those, who have seen the ... Read more...

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Advisor to Sri Lankan minister shot dead in Jaffna

May 14th, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by admin
Colombo, May 13 (IANS) A top member of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and human rights lawyer Maheswari Velauthan was shot dead in her native northern Jaffna peninsula Tuesday evening, party ... Read more...

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Special advisory body appointed for Sri Lanka’s north

May 3rd, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, May 3 (IANS) An interim Special Task Force (STF), led by ex-militant Tamil party leader Douglas Devananda, has been appointed to handle development and resettlement related works in Sri ... Read more...

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Abu Salem faces threat to life from Dawood: Police

April 30th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Mumbai Police fear assassination attempts on underworld don Abu Salem, now in their custody for trials in various cases, from his one-time boss and India's most wanted fugitive ... Read more...

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Bush sees progress in Afghanistan despite setback

April 30th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, April 30 (DPA) US President George W. Bush said there has been progress in defeating the Taliban in Afghanistan despite rising trend in violence highlighted by the weekend assassination attempt against ... Read more...

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East Timor rebel leader surrenders

April 29th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, April 29 (DPA) East Timor rebel leader Gastao Salsinha and 12 of his men formally surrendered to President Jose Ramos Horta Tuesday, raising hopes that a two-year insurrection by disgruntled former ... Read more...

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