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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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Chris Moyles bids farewell to his radio show


September 15th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chris Moyles, the renowned BBC radio 1 DJ is saying goodbye to the radio. The radio show host’s farewell will be a very big loss to ... Read more...

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Former Egypt PM jailed for corruption


September 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) A court in the Egyptian capital has sentenced former prime minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in prison for corruption, BBC reported Thursday.Nazif, who was prime ... Read more...

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Elvis’ bible sold


September 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cheshire, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The holy bible belonging to Elvis Presley and used by him till his death has been sold for a whopping £59,000. The bible was one of the ... Read more...

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Elderly Britons hitting the bottle on the rise


September 7th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A new British study has found a growing number of elderly people visiting hospitals due to alcohol-related injuries than young drinkers.Last year's toll of 205,800 over-65s ... Read more...

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Green Mile actor Duncan dies at 54


September 4th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at a hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 54, BBC reported Tuesday.Duncan, who rose to prominence by playing ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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Is Johnny Ball going to join ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?


August 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnny Ball, the father of former Strictly Come Dancing dancer Zoe Ball, has just signed up to participate in the strictly come dancing show. If he participates ... Read more...

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Fazer to launch talent hunt


August 28th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Singer Fazer is soon going to launch a talent hunt to form an urban orchestra.The N-Dubz member will hunt for youth who will play for ... Read more...

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Helmet-cam Afghan war videos to be shown on BBC


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Video footage captured on helmet cameras of frontline British troops killed in the Afghan war will be shown for the first time in a BBC ... Read more...

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Britain doesn’t know who it is dealing with: Ecuador


August 19th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned Britain that any attempt to storm its embassy in London - over asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - would ... Read more...

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End witch-hunt against WikiLeaks: Assange urges US


August 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Sunday urged the US to end its "witch-hunt" against the whistle-blowing website, BBC reported.In his first public statement since entering the Ecuador ... Read more...

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Woman’s head found in Canada park


August 17th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A woman's head was found in a river at a park near Toronto, BBC reported.The head was found Thursday, a day after hikers found a human ... Read more...

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Norway police chief resigns over Breivik attack


August 17th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway's head of police Oeystein Maeland has resigned following a recent independent inquiry which established that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik could have been stopped, ... Read more...

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NY Times names BBC head as CEO


August 15th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) The New York Times Co. has pinned high hopes on outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson to grow its digital and global businesses by announcing him ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Massive fire in London ahead of Olympic closing ceremony


August 13th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A blaze described as the biggest to have happened in London in several years broke out Sunday, and more than 200 firefighters had to battle it ... Read more...

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Bo Xilai case: Police admit Neil Heywood murder ‘cover-up’


August 10th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Four Chinese policemen have admitted covering up the murder of Briton Neil Heywood, a day after the wife of a former top politician was tried for ... Read more...

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‘Doctor Who’ to celebrate its 50th anniversary


August 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TV show ‘Doctor Who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. The show which has been on air on BBC since 1963 will celebrate its ... Read more...

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Sean Bean goes out in drag


August 9th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Actor Sean Bean, who is known for playing tough guy roles, stepped out in full drag to get into character as a transvestite in a new ... Read more...

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More people watched Games opening than royal wedding


August 7th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The Olympic Games opening ceremony was watched by more people than the royal wedding last year, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) marketing official said here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Russell Brand still battles drug cravings


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he still craves for drugs.Brand, who battled drug addiction, made the confession while filming BBC Three documentary "Russell Brand: ... Read more...

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Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on two of its most senior ministers and demanded that they be replaced after they failed ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan quits as UN-Arab League envoy


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has announced about leaving his post, BBC reported Thursday.Annan, in a news conference, said the Syrian ... Read more...

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Twitter blamed for Olympic cyclic coverage issues


July 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The organizers of the Olympic games have blamed Twitter for apparently disrupting the coverage of the cycling road races. The organizers reiterate that viewers of the ... Read more...

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Joss Stone turns down an offer from ‘The Voice’


July 30th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Popular British singer Joss Stone is said to have snubbed an offer to be a judge of contestants on ‘The Voice’. The reasons that the singer gave ... Read more...

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Four Polish hikers killed by lightning


July 29th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Four people hiking in mountains in southern Poland were killed by lightning, BBC reported.The four -- a couple in their 50s, their daughter and her boyfriend ... Read more...

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Deadly virus kills 13 in Uganda


July 29th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people in Uganda, BBC reported.The outbreak began in late June but has only just ... Read more...

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88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

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UK ready for Olympics: Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain is ready for the "greatest show on Earth" as the final countdown to the start of the ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un is married (Lead, changing dateline)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) North Korean state media have confirmed for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married, the BBC reported Wednesday.Reports referred to him attending ... Read more...

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Beckham to be part of opening ceremony


July 25th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Former England captain David Beckham has been given a role in Friday's London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.The 37-year-old Beckham would not disclose any details of ... Read more...

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Babysitter killer jailed for life


July 25th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A 19-year-old Briton has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing to death a teenager as she babysat her sister's two children. The judge ... Read more...

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Man jailed for 27 years for 1966 murder


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) A convicted child killer has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old girl in Britain 46 years ago.Yolande Waddington, who ... Read more...

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Norway remembers Oslo, Utoeya victims


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Norway Sunday commemorated one year since 77 people were killed and 242 injured in gun and bomb attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utoeya.Prime ... Read more...

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