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UN chief concerned over Syrian chemical weapon plans


July 24th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade, July 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the possibility of Syria using chemical weapons, calling such an action "reprehensible"."It would be reprehensible if anyone in ... Read more...

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Russia warns against training Syrian rebels in Kosovo


May 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has urged international bodies operating in Kosovo to prevent the region from turning into a training ground for Syrian rebels, RIA Novosti reported.A delegation from ... Read more...

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Jolie receives threats over directorial debut


February 16th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie says she has received threats since her directorial debut "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" was premiered in Sarajevo, Bosnia ... Read more...

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Seventeen held for football match-fixing


December 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 20 (IANS/AKI) Five soccer players were among 17 people arrested in Italy Monday suspicion of participation in an international match-fixing ring based in Singapore.Cristiano Doni, the Atalanta captain ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton’ gaffe: Mixes up Montenegro and Macedonia


May 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Podgorica (Montenegro), May 24 (IANS/AKI) Former US president Bill Clinton became a laughing stock in the Balkans after he confused Montenegro - his host - with Macedonia.Clinton made the gaffe ... Read more...

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Noose around Qaddafi tightening: Obama


March 12th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 12 (ANI): The United States and the international community "are slowly tightening the noose on Qaddafi," President Barack Obama said in a news conference on Friday."It is in the ... Read more...

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No need to panic about CCHF virus: ICMR


January 19th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has assured that Crimea Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) outbreaks can easily be controlled by proper hygiene and infection control measures. ... Read more...

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No need to panic about killer virus: ICMR


January 19th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) Wednesday asked people not to panic about the Crimian Congo Haemorregic Fever (CCHF) virus that has killed three people in ... Read more...

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HMS Invincible may become a Chinese disco


January 8th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A Chinese restaurant tycoon wants to turn HMS Invincible, the venerable warship, into a vast nightclub.Kin Bong Lam has submitted a 5million pounds bid to the Ministry of ... Read more...

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UK Government puts up aircraft carrier HMS Invincible for sale


November 28th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): The British Government has put the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible up for sale on the Disposal Service Authority website, the government equivalent of eBay.The carrier has completed 32 years ... Read more...

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Swiss engineers close to creating world’s longest railway tunnel


October 13th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Engineers in Switzerland are close to making a breakthrough with a tunnel they have been drilling for 14 years beneath the Swiss Alps, which would be the world's ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie to shoot film on Bosnian war


July 14th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is planning to direct her first film in the Balkans. She will also play a leading role in the movie, a love story ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz to work with Sergio Castellito again


April 28th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): According to Screen International, Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz is set to work with actor-director Sergio Castellito once again in a film adaptation of the Italian ... Read more...

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Christiane Amanpour links up with ABC


March 19th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 19 (Pen Men at Work): ABC News has employed Christiane Amanpour, one of CNN’s well-liked and much-admired personas. She replaces George Stephanopoulos. Amanpour was recognized for her uncompromising coverage from ... Read more...

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Chip fat powered scrap bus on around-the-world mission reaches Asia!


October 18th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Environmental campaigner Andy Pag who is trying to travel around the world in a recycled scrap yard bus powered only by chip fat has reached Asia.The 34-year-old adventurer, ... Read more...

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Analysis reveals ancient Gloucester body belongs to ‘Goth warrior’


October 11th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
London, October 11 (ANI): A late Roman period body unearthed in Gloucester, UK, has stunned experts after tests suggested it was a Goth warrior from Eastern Europe.According to a report by ... Read more...

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22 killed in Macedonia boat accident


September 5th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Skopje, Sep 5 (DPA) At least 22 people died when a tourist boat sank Saturday in Ohrid Lake in southwest Macedonia, media reports said. Initial reports said 12 people drowned and five were ... Read more...

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Central Europeans were earliest adult milk drinkers


August 29th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that the earliest adult milk drinkers came from central Europe, a finding which overturns the notion than sun-starved Scandinavians got there ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover over 7,500 fragments of ancient frescos in Bulgaria


August 14th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sofia (Bulgaria), August 14 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered over 7,500 fragments of frescos during excavations in the church of the monastery complex in the Karaach Tepe area near the ... Read more...

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The people behind the Red Cross emblems


June 24th, 2009 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 24 (DPA) Almost getting killed on the first day on the job might be enough for most people to reconsider their line of work, but for some the incident just ... Read more...

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Hillary brings US charm to EU headquarters


March 6th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her country's diplomatic charm to the European Union's (EU) headquarters Friday as she met with "young Europeans" and the bloc's ... Read more...

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Obamas special envoy says situation in Pak is infinitely complex


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Richard Holbrooke, US President Barack Obama special envoy for the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, has said that the situation in Pakistan is very complex.Obama chose Holbrooke, a former ambassador ... Read more...

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IAEA probes Arab complaint about Israel weapons


January 21st, 2009 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Jan 21 (DPA) Arabic states have filed charges with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the weapons Israel used in its recent offensive in the Gaza Strip contained partially-enriched uranium, ... Read more...

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Russian, Italian firms agree to speed up gas pipeline project


January 16th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (RIA Novosti) Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine gas dispute, the heads of Gazprom and Italy's Eni have agreed to speed up the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, ... Read more...

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Bush counts “strategic partnership with India” as achievement


January 16th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) President George W. Bush counts opening "a new historic and strategic partnership with India" and strengthening ties with China among major foreign policy achievements of his eight year ... Read more...

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Over 20 injured in Albania building collapse


November 10th, 2008 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Tirana, Nov 10 (DPA) More than 20 people were injured and three missing after a five-story building collapsed Sunday in the southern Albanian town of Gjirokaster.According to media reports, police have arrested ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover nine ancient Roman columns on riverbed


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct 22 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered nine ancient Roman columns believed to have originally lined the most important Roman road into the Balkans, on a riverbed in northern Italy.According to ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover a mosaic floor from the Roman era in Bosnia


October 15th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A team of archaeologists have discovered a mosaic floor from the Roman era, in Skelani, near Srebrenica, in the eastern part of Bosnia, the largest ever to ... Read more...

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Ancient axe find suggests Copper Age began earlier than believed


October 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Oct 9 (ANI): Archaeologists have found a 7,500-year-old copper axe at a Balkan site, which suggests that the Copper Age began earlier than believed. According to Deutche Press-Agentur, Serbian archaeologists, ... Read more...

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Macedonian locality may be long lost kingdom of Pelagonia


September 25th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Latest discoveries by archaeologists have shown a massive royal grave site in a village known as Bonce in Macedonia, one of a kind in the Balkans, which ... Read more...

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Fungi can ‘detoxify’ depleted uranium


May 6th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (IANS) Popular imagination associates fungi with rotting or stale food, least suspecting that it could have some incredible fixing properties. For example, it can fix and detoxify depleted uranium, ... Read more...

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Fungi maybe natures eco-warrior against harmful effects of depleted uranium


May 5th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): A new report has suggested that fungi may have an important role to play in capturing potentially dangerous depleted uranium, left in the environment after recent ... Read more...

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UN appoints senior official at its Nepal mission


April 4th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) With less than a week left for Nepal's crucial constituent assembly election, the UN has appointed a senior official for its mission in the Himalayan nation. The UN ... Read more...

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NATO bids by Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia on hold


April 3rd, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Bucharest, April 3 (DPA) NATO leaders agreed Thursday that Georgia and Ukraine should join the alliance, but postponed a decision till December on when to offer them a Membership Action Plan (MAP), ... Read more...

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PM greets Parsis on occasion of Navroz


March 21st, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation, especially the Parsi community, on the occasion of Navroz, the New Year Day of the Zoroastrians. In his ... Read more...

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