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Chechen leader denies having hit-list


September 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Russia's Chechen republic, has denied having prepared "hit lists" of his critics.During a BBC interview, Kadyrov said: "The person who makes ... Read more...

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End India’s domination of ICC: Tony Greig


May 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Accusing India of dominating the International Cricket Council (ICC), former England skipper Tony Greig said it was silly to give the Indian Premier League (IPL) a ... Read more...

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75 years of the penguin that revolutionised publishing


August 26th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Britta Guerke London, Aug 26 (DPA) As Penguin Books tells it, the idea of publishing good quality fiction in low-priced paperbacks arose on a railway platform. Waiting at Exeter station after a ... Read more...

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John Le Carre is no fan of “international gangster” James Bond


August 24th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 24 (ANI): British spy novel author David John Moore Cornwell, who writes under the name John Le Carre, has revealed that he is no fan of author Ian Fleming's ... Read more...

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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela


June 14th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned ... Read more...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice to team up for new Oz musical


May 28th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are all set to recreate their musical magic for the new 'Wizard Of Oz', according to reports. Revered lyricist Rice has spilled the ... Read more...

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Taliban leader Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan: report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who ... Read more...

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Russell Crowe drops F-bomb during interview over Irish accent comment


May 14th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Russell Crowe lost his cool during a BBC interview when the host pointed out that he had an Irish accent in new film 'Robin Hood'.The 'Gladiator' star ... Read more...

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Blair sycophancy blamed for British involvement in Iraq war


December 14th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.14 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's "sycophancy" towards Washington and the failure of the governing class to speak the truth were cited as key factors for Britain's involvement in ... Read more...

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Iran wants option of nuclear weapon, says ElBaradei


June 17th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (DPA) Iran is mastering nuclear technology and believes firmly in having the option of a nuclear weapon, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, said ... Read more...

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Former Telstra boss terms Australians as racist


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Sol Trujillo, former boss of telecommunications company Telstra, has said that being in Australia was like "stepping back in time" as it was a racist country.According to a ... Read more...

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PCB chief warns of a damaging split in world cricket in wake of Mumbai terror strikes


November 30th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ejaz Butt has warned that the world cricket was in danger of a damaging split if countries like England and Australia refused ... Read more...

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Britain could send 2,000 more troops to Afghanistan: BBC


November 14th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (DPA) Britain could send a further 2,000 troops to Afghanistan next year in response to an expected request by the US under its next president, Barack Obama, the BBC ... Read more...

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Thus spoke Amar Singh - this month, four years ago


July 7th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Monobina Gupta New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Exactly four years ago, this month, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh vowed revenge against Congress president Sonia Gandhi when she kept his party out of ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe poll neither free nor fair: African observers (Lead)


June 29th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, June 29 (DPA) A team of African observers to Zimbabwe's controversial presidential run-off election said the "state-sponsored" intimidation, violence and loss of life before the vote marked the "lowest ebb in ... Read more...

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Mystery, hope and prayer mark Madeleine anniversary


May 3rd, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by admin
By Anna Tomforde London, May 3 (DPA) The Madeleine posters in Britain's pub windows may have faded but suddenly, one year on from her disappearance from a holiday apartment in Portugal, the pretty ... Read more...

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Arab states urged to honour aid pledges to Palestinians


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, May 2 (DPA) A top-level meeting of representatives of the Middle East Quartet mediating in the peace process issued a call to Arab states Friday to honour aid pledges made to ... Read more...

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Mugabe vows Britain, MDC will never ’steal’ Zimbabwe


April 18th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, April 18 (DPA) In his first major address since last month's disputed elections Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe vowed Friday that former colonial power Britain and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change ... Read more...

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Prince Harry’s Afghanistan deployment may be cut short


February 29th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, Feb 29 (DPA) The top brass of the British Army is expected to decide shortly whether Prince Harry should remain on active service in Afghanistan after his deployment there was leaked ... Read more...

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One Laptop Per Child Accused of Patent Infringement


November 29th, 2007 - 5:53 am ICT by admin
Nigeria is really not getting along with Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child initiative these days. First, OLPC spokesman Walter Bender got into a war of words with Nigeria's education minister, who ... Read more...

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