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Assange served extradition notice


June 29th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police, BBC reported. He is wanted in Sweden on sex assault charges.The 40-year-old ... Read more...

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Twitter can now block tweets by country


January 27th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter has announced that it now has the technology to selectively block tweets on a country-by-country basis.In its blog, Twitter -- which had more ... Read more...

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IAEA team to visit Iran as EU slaps oil imports ban


January 24th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN's nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has said it was sending a team to Iran between Jan 29 and 31 "to resolve all ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in mid-air collision in Britain (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) A pilot was killed and two others suffered injuries after two light aircraft collided in Britain Sunday, a media report said.The accident occurred at about 2 ... Read more...

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IMF chief Lagarde to face financial deal probe


August 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A French court is to probe International Monetary Fund's new head Christine Lagarde for abuse of authority while she was France's finance minister.Lagarde is accused of ... Read more...

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Bahrain unlikely, Indian GP may get back October dates


June 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London/New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The inaugural Indian Grand Prix is likely to be restored to its original Oct 28-30 dates with 11 of the 12 Formula One teams reportedly ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed in NATO air strike (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 1 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike at their residence in Tripoli, but his youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi as well ... Read more...

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Gaddafi troops take control of Ras Lanuf


March 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar. 12 (ANI): Rebels forces opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi have reportedly been forced out of the northern oil town of Ras Lanuf.A BBC report said rebel fighters had been ... Read more...

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Japan hit by massive quake, tsunami, 200-300 killed (Roundup)


March 11th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Ten metre high tsunami waves slammed northeastern Japan Friday triggered by a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings as the ... Read more...

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Tunisia advances elections to July as protests continue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London/Tunis, Feb 26 (IANS) Tunisia's caretaker government promised to hold elections in mid-July in stead of September as protests revitalised in the country seeking immediate removal of the interim prime minister Mohammed ... Read more...

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Two Iranian warships cross Suez Canal


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Iranian battleships, headed towards Syria for a training mission, have crossed the Suez Canal - controlled by Egypt - for the first time since 1979, media reports ... Read more...

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Belgian sets record with 365 marathons in a year


February 7th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A Belgian runner has established a new world record by participating in 365 marathon races within a year.Stefaan Engels, dubbed "Marathon Man", began his challenge in Belgium a ... Read more...

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Amnesty International urges Malaysia to stop caning ‘epidemic’


December 6th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 6(ANI): Human rights group Amnesty International has said that caning is a form of judicial punishment, and in Malaysia, has reached "epidemic" proportions, and should be banned.According to ... Read more...

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Nepal finally feels WikiLeaks heat


December 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) More than a week after whistleblower website WikiLeaks started to publish confidential US embassy cables, Nepal began to feel the heat Monday after a media report indicated that ... Read more...

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G-20 Summit may witness row between U.S., China over “currency wars”, “trade imbalances”


November 11th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.11 (ANI): As the member countries of the G-20 have arrived in Seoul, there are fears that this fifth edition of the Summit might descend into a row between ... Read more...

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Pak must stop training, funding militants for Jammu and Kashmir ‘jihad’: Editorial


November 11th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan must abandon its active involvement in the training and funding of militants in Jammu and Kashmir for cordial relations with India, an editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper ... Read more...

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‘US drone attack surge in Pak connected to suspected Europe terror plot’: Haqqani


October 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): The recent upsurge in US drone attacks in Pakistan is linked to efforts to disrupt a suspected Al-Qaeda plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on European targets, Pakistan's ambassador ... Read more...

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Brit woman hid stillborn babies for 20 years


September 14th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 14 (ANI): A Brit woman hid her three stillborn babies in her wardrobe for more than 20 years.Bernadette Quirk, 55, admitted in Liverpool Crown Court that she had hidden ... Read more...

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Lifetime ban for tainted cricketers, if found guilty: Pak High Commissioner


September 5th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.5 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan has suggested lifetime ban from cricket for the three Pakistani cricketers accused of spot-fixing, if found guilty.The trio--Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects report of ISI’s links with Taliban


June 14th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/London, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a report claiming that its spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented in ... Read more...

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Blair appointed `green energy’ adviser to US venture capital giant Khosla Ventures


May 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be a part-time adviser on green energy to US venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.According to a BBC report, Blair will provide ... Read more...

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Obama’s Moon plans ‘catastrophic’, say former NASA astronauts


March 13th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): A BBC report has voiced the displeasure that former NASA astronauts have over US President Barack Obama's decision to push Moon missions further back, with one astronaut ... Read more...

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Kashmiri terror groups thriving under ‘patronage of Pak agencies’ in PoK: BBC


March 4th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.4 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony's claim that 42 terror training camps were still operative in Pakistan was backed by a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report which said that militant ... Read more...

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Pak urges Britain to stop discrimination against visa seekers


January 29th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.29 (ANI): Pakistan has urged Britain not to delay and discriminate in granting visas to Pakistani citizens.During a meeting with British Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling here, Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Labour MP admits calling Gordon Brown ‘a f****** disaster’ as PM


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 23 (ANI): Labour MP and noted Blairite John Hutton has admitted to once describing that Gordon Brown as "a f****** disaster" if he ever became British Prime Minister. However, according ... Read more...

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Sierra Leone links up with India medics


November 5th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Freetown (Sierra Leone), Nov.5 (ANI): Sierra Leone 's president has launched a satellite link-up so that doctors in his country can seek advice from their colleagues in India.According to a BBC report, ... Read more...

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Film on Beatles manager Brian Epstein in the pipeline


August 28th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A film based on the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein is reportedly set to be made.According to Variety magazine, A Life in the Day, written by Tony ... Read more...

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British property agents keeping out East European tenants (Second Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Encouraged by landlords, British property agents are illegally keeping out prospective east European tenants from renting properties, the BBC reported Tuesday. It echoes similar problems in India, where ... Read more...

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East Europeans blocked from renting property in Britain (Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Sometimes encouraged by landlords, British property agents are keeping out prospective east European tenants from renting properties, the BBC reported Tuesday. The finding echoes similar problems in India, ... Read more...

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East Europeans blocked from renting property in England


August 4th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Sometimes encouraged by landlords, British property agents are keeping out prospective east European tenants from renting properties, the BBC reported Tuesday. Housing agents in Boston, a seaside town in ... Read more...

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Losing sight of people can spell disaster


July 11th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Losing sight of people in a crowd can spell disaster, warns a new report on terrorist threats and crowd control. The report, based on other reports on understanding crowd ... Read more...

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Lashkar cell in Mumbai aided 26/11 terrorists: BBC probe


June 28th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Pakistan-based terrorist leaders who relayed precise police positions to the 26/11 attackers may have been guided by Lashkar members on the ground rather than by live television coverage, ... Read more...

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Pak Army still struggling to gain full control over Buner


May 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Army is still trying to assert its full control in the NWFP's Buner District.The security forces have failed to completely flush out the Taliban from ... Read more...

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3 senior LTTE leaders killed: Sri Lanka army


May 18th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): The Sri Lanka army has claimed to have killed three senior Tamil Tiger leaders, as its fight against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam continued in the northern ... Read more...

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Professional Cricketers Association’s members to be screened for skin cancer


May 15th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): All Professional Cricketers Association's (PCA) members will be screened for skin cancer for the first time.According to a BBC report, the union has organized the programme after ... Read more...

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