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Russia upbeat on Syria conference


June 30th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping an international conference on Syria -- to be held in Geneva Saturday -- will facilitate the country's progress to peace, the foreign ... Read more...

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US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims in Andhra


May 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based organization, has built 60 schools in the remote villages of coastal Andhra Pradesh and plans to construct ... Read more...

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Fingerprints confirm that Kenyan fugitive is none other than Samantha Lewthwaite


March 6th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenyan officials have confirmed that 7/7 widow Samantha Lewthwaite, wanted for her role in the 2005 bombings in the United Kingdom, has indeed entered the country. Samantha ... Read more...

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Crime against women rise in northeast


February 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The northeastern states have recorded a sharp rise in incidents of crime against women, the Women Power Connect (WPC) said Tuesday.Ranjana Kumari, the WPC president, said ... Read more...

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India signs international tax agreement


January 27th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 27 (IANS) India has become the 32nd signatory for the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said ... Read more...

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World Bank lowers global economic growth rate


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks triggered ... Read more...

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World Bank sharply lowers global economic growth rate (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday sharply lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed amid thin trading (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) US stocks ended narrowly mixed amid thin trading Tuesday, the first trading session after the Christmas Holiday, Xinhua reported.Major indexes went higher in early trading ... Read more...

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US stocks rise in midday trading


December 28th, 2011 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 28 (IANS) US stocks rose slightly during midday trading Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index of 20 city dropped 0.6 percent in October, compared with ... Read more...

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Margaret Chan is sole candidate for WHO chief


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 22 (IANS) Margaret Chan, the incumbent chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), has become the only candidate proposed by members to compete for next term of the ... Read more...

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Fanning’s ’sexually provocative’ perfume ad banned


November 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An independent ad watchdog committee has banned the magazine ad of Marc Jacobs’ 'Lolita' perfume because it “sexualized” the young model in the campaign. 17-year-old Dakota ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks help for workers stranded in Uganda


October 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the centre to ensure the safe return of 11 workers from the state who are stranded in Uganda since ... Read more...

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Canada to end government monopoly in wheat sales


October 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 19 (IANS) The Canadian government will gradually end the western Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on the selling of wheat and barley in the northern American country.The plan, which ... Read more...

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Brazilian economist new chief of UN food agency


June 27th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 26 (IANS) Former Brazilian food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva was elected Sunday as the new director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Xinhua ... Read more...

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Unesco meet to discuss developments in publishing sector


April 19th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Unesco will hold its second World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries (FOCUS 2011) from June 6-8 in the Italian city of Monza, it was announced ... Read more...

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U.S. condemns Syria’s violent crackdown on protesters


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Tuesday condemned the "outrageous" repression of protesters by the Syrian government as reports that the wounded were being denied medical care emerged."We are deeply ... Read more...

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Thailand admits using cluster bombs against Cambodia, activists say


April 6th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand used cluster munitions on Cambodian territory during the February 2011 border conflict, becoming this the first use of munitions since an international treaty banned them in 2008, ... Read more...

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Internet IP addresses not exhausted: ITU official


February 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): An ITU official has denied that Internet addresses running out worldwide.Zhao Houlin, a senior official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said that the IP address stock ... Read more...

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Ouattara supporters take control of Côte d’Ivoire embassy in Paris


December 28th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Supporters of president-elect Alassane Ouattara have taken control of the Côte d'Ivoire embassy in Paris until the ambassador designated by Ouattara arrives to the facility, the Le Monde ... Read more...

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Zac Efron gets buzz cut for new flick, inspires film crew to follow suit


December 24th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 24 (ANI): Zac Efron had to lose his famous locks for his new film 'The Lucky One' but it turned out to be an inspiration for his film crew ... Read more...

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Brazilians have 7.6 mn illegal guns: report


December 21st, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 21 (IANS) Brazilian citizens currently own 14 million guns - 7.6 million of which are illegal - according to a report presented by Justice Minister Luiz Paulo Barreto.Brazil, according to ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Germany for doubling aid to Holocaust survivors


December 8th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 08 (ANI): Hindus have applauded German government for reportedly agreeing to double the funding for home care of Holocaust survivors, raising it to about $147 million annually.Hindu statesman Rajan ... Read more...

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US blacklists Pak charity foundation as “alias” of banned terrorist group LeT


November 25th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): The United States has added Pakistan's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a charity group closely associated with banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, to its official list of blacklisted terror organisations."On November ... Read more...

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US brands three LeT leaders as global terrorists


November 25th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) The United States has designated three top leaders of the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the Mumbai terrorist attacks, as global terrorists and ... Read more...

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Acupuncture to feature on UNESCO cultural heritage list?


November 12th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Chinese traditional acupuncture and Peking Opera are among other contenders for UNESCO's intangible heritage list next week."That's significant, particularly for acupuncture, which is widely practiced in more ... Read more...

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AISECT emerges as finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010


November 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Nov.1 (ANI): Bhopal-based organization AISECT has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award 2010.The winner will be announced on November 13 at the ... Read more...

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SBI-AISECT introduce mobile banking services


October 20th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 20 (ANI): Financial Inclusion Scheme has taken a new turn with the State Bank of India (SBI) launching mobile banking services in Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) in collaboration with ... Read more...

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Two ‘Save the Children’ aid workers kidnapped in Somalia


October 15th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two aid workers with 'Save the Children' in Somalia's central Adado region were kidnapped after Somali gunmen raided the building where they were staying in.Adado district commissioner ... Read more...

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ISI has interest in some Kerala organisations: Minister


June 20th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency has an interest in certain sectors in Kerala and also in some organisations based in the state, Union Minister of State for ... Read more...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeks public comment on new immigration fees proposal


June 9th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday announced that it is seeking public comments on a proposed federal rule that would adjust fees for immigration benefit ... Read more...

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Two People Rescued From Stalled Miami-Dade County Fair Ride


March 31st, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Miami, Mar 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miami-Dade County Fair in Florida witnessed a desperate rescue effort that finally brought down two people. Reportedly the rescued ones were stalled along with ... Read more...

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Shelter, a critical need for quake-devastated Haiti and Chile, Ban Ki-moon says


March 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Returning from seeing first-hand the destruction wrought by the earthquake that struck Chile last month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Monday the urgent need for shelter, which ... Read more...

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Eurozone unemployment rises to 10 percent, Spain hits 19.5 percent


February 8th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The unemployment in the Eurozone, an economic and monetary union of sixteen European Union member states, rose to ten percent in December 2009.Figures from the Paris-based Organization for ... Read more...

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137 journalists killed worldwide in 2009


January 1st, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 31 (DPA) A total of 137 journalists were killed in 2009, one of the most lethal years for media workers on record, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Governor S. K. Singh passes away after prolonged illness


December 1st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Rajasthan Governor Shailender Kumar Singh breathed his last in the national capital on Tuesday at a hospital following a prolonged illness. He was 77.His wife Manju Singh ... Read more...

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