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Hantavirus warning to 1,700 Yosemite campers


August 30th, 2012 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The authorities of the Yosemite National Park have cautioned 1700 visitors who were hosted there on a camping season that they might have been infected by a deadly virus. They discovered this ... Read more...

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Chinese newspaper penalised for false reporting


August 30th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) A Chinese daily has been warned and fined for running several inaccurate reports.The Economic Observer, a newspaper based in China's Shandong province, has been punished for ... Read more...

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Sesa admits to causing pollution in Goa village


August 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) Sesa Goa Ltd (SGL) Wednesday admitted to "accidental misfiring" of two burners at its coke plant here causing pollution in nearby areas. But it refuted allegations ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition asks US to introduce no-fly zone


August 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition Syrian Support Group has called on the US to immediately establish a no-fly zone over Syria.The group, which represents the rebel Free Syrian ... Read more...

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Five killed in China road accident


August 29th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three injured in a van-truck collision in China's Sichuan province Tuesday, authorities said.There were eight people on board the ... Read more...

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China has 1.06 bn mobile phone connections


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China has a staggering 1.06 billion mobile phone accounts, authorities said.Of these, 183.8 million subscribed to 3G network services, the industry and information technology ministry said.In ... Read more...

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Probe into HIV-infected syringe in China


August 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Police are hunting for clues after a man was pricked by an HIV-infected syringe left in a taxi, authorities said Monday.Police have set up a special ... Read more...

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33 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


August 26th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 26 (IANS) Thirty-three 33 Taliban insurgents have been killed by police, army and the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan since Saturday, the interior ministry said Sunday.Up to six ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad councillor slams private developers


August 26th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Private real estate developers in Ghaziabad have violated building laws at the cost of home buyers and the authorities are not acting against them, a municipal ... Read more...

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US durable goods orders go up


August 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) New orders for US-manufactured durable goods rose for the third consecutive month in July, said authorities. Orders for durable goods increased 4.2 percent last month to ... Read more...

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China to archive ancient medical texts


August 25th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China has launched a massive project to archive ancient medical books in order to promote the preservation of traditional Chinese medicine, said authorities.The project, part of ... Read more...

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Venezuela prison brawl toll rises to 26


August 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The toll in last weekend's battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas has risen to 26, said authorities.The initial casualty ... Read more...

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Brazilian to return $234 mn in looted public money


August 24th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Luiz Estevao, booted from Brazil's Senate 12 years ago for corruption, has pledged to return the 468 million reais ($234 million) he diverted from the public ... Read more...

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Nepali man bites snake to death in revenge attack


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Katmandu, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was currently reported that a man bit a snake as sign of revenge. This was so astonishing to the people around the area where the incident ... Read more...

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Prisoner escapes from Jammu high security jail


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) A prisoner escaped Wednesday from a high security jail in Kathua of Jammu region which houses many hardcore militants, an official said.A jail official told IANS ... Read more...

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Colombian caught trying to board plane with grenade


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) A man was arrested when a grenade was found in his carry-on luggage as he tried to board a commercial flight in the southwestern Colombian city ... Read more...

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Newsweek Cover: Hit the Road Barack


August 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the Newsweek an article about the President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, was written and it was not that appealing to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman gunned down in church in Colombia


August 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A gunman fatally shot a woman parishioner inside a Catholic church in the southwestern town of El Dovio, Colombian media said.Nelly Perea Gonzalez, 67, was shot ... Read more...

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Two dead, 10 missing in China storm


August 19th, 2012 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Two people died and 10 others were missing Saturday in China following a rain storm, authorities said.The storm triggered landslides, flash floods and mud and rock ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

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Odisha fishermen warned against going into sea


August 18th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday alerted fishermen against venturing out into the sea as a low pressure area has been formed over the Bay Bengal.The low pressure ... Read more...

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US has no plan for military base in Uzbekistan


August 18th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake has said his country has no plans to set up a military base in Uzbekistan, following media speculation that ... Read more...

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Guatemalan cop accused of holding teen as sex slave


August 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday.Marvin Florian, 40, was ... Read more...

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Gas leakage kills two in Ukraine


August 18th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 17 (IANS) At least two people were killed and three hospitalised at a Ukrainian steel plant Friday following a gas leakage, said authorities.The accident happened around ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine finally receives Zardari’s $1 mn donation


August 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Aug 17 (IANS) Four months after visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine here, the shrine authorities finally received ... Read more...

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Nine killed in China road accident


August 17th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and three injured after an industrial vehicle collided with minibus in China's Liaoning province Friday, authorities said.The accident took place ... Read more...

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Bulk SMS, MMS banned for 15 days


August 17th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rajya Sabha appeals to northeast people to come back


August 17th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday unanimously passed a resolution extending support to people from the northeast and appealing to them to return to their places ... Read more...

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China to deploy more security guards at schools


August 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China will deploy more security guards in schools as well as at kindergartens. The country witnessed a string of attacks on school students two years back.The ... Read more...

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Four killed in Phuket pub fire (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed and a dozen injured in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday.The blaze broke ... Read more...

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Spanish trade deficit drops


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent in the first six months of 2012, reaching 18.64 billion euros ($22.92 billion), authorities said.Exports increased by 3.4 percent annually ... Read more...

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Four die in Thailand pub fire


August 17th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday, media reports said. The blaze broke ... Read more...

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118 Pakistani Hindus arrive in India


August 16th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 16 (IANS) With uncertainty writ large on their faces, 118 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India on board the Samjhauta Express, the peace train between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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British troops linked to prostitute’s murder in Kenya?


August 15th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A human rights group has claimed that two British soldiers are linked to an alleged prostitute's murder in Kenya.The 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel's ... Read more...

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Assam violence ‘very unfortunate’, says PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Ethnic violence in Assam, which claimed over 70 lives, is "very unfortunate", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.In his independence day speech, the prime ... Read more...

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