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Taiwan’s dog poo prize lottery is a big success


December 9th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tapei, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Clearing your dog poo from the street in Taiwan’s Taipei could be a life-changing experience. In a bid to clear up the streets from dog poos, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans offensive words in texts


November 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s list of offensive words surprisingly includes "JESUS CHRIST." The list will come into force on Monday (21st of November 2011) but ahead of ... Read more...

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Sandyford’s abattoir worker killed by falling carcass


November 18th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 23-year-old worker at an abattoir was apparently killed by a falling carcass. Officials say the man met his bizarre death after the accident left him with ... Read more...

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Court suspends operation of Sri Lankan pro-opposition website ‘LankaeNews’


April 29th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 29 (ANI): A magistrate's court in Sri Lanka has suspended the operation of the pro-opposition 'LankaeNews' till proceedings against journalist Shantha Wijesooriya is over.The court asked telecom regulators to suspend ... Read more...

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Man survives 200 feet Grand Canyon plunge


April 28th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A man survived a 200 feet drop into the Grand Canyon in Arizona after apparently driving his car off the South Rim.The 21-year-old told park rangers he freed ... Read more...

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Teleprompter inventor Hubert Schlafly dies at 91


April 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Hubert Schlafly, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter, which feeds scripts to actors, politicians and newsreaders, has died at the age of 91.He died ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan govt. shelling killed thousands in last phase of civil war: UN


April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 26 (ANI): A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that widespread shelling by the Sri Lankan government had killed most of the tens of thousands of civilians across the country ... Read more...

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Transportation “biggest risk” during 2012 London Olympics


April 15th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A London Assembly report has claimed that tourists might face transportation problems during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.Stressing that transportation in the country remains "one of the biggest ... Read more...

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Red Bull’s Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix


April 10th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sepang (Malaysia), Apr 10(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel continued his perfect start to the season by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.The Red Bull driver, who ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan editor known for exposing govt. corruption released on bail


April 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 8 (ANI): Bennett Rupasinghe, a dissident Sri Lankan journalist, who was arrested for allegedly threatening another man last month, has been granted bail.The case against the 68-year-old editor of LankaeNews.com ... Read more...

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Scottish police questions Libyan defector Moussa Koussa over Lockerbie bombing


April 8th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has reportedly been questioned by Scottish police investigating the Lockerbie bombing that had killed 270 people in 1988.Scottish police and prosecutors ... Read more...

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Cyber criminals to target social networks, mobile devices: Security Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Mobile devices and social networking sites are likely to become the next target of cyber criminals, claims Symantec in an Internet security report.Symantec's annual threat analysis warns ... Read more...

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Transocean gives bonuses for ’safety’ after Gulf of Mexico oil spill


April 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.4 (ANI): The American offshore oil and gas drilling contractor, Transocean, which is also responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig, has paid its top executives bonuses for its "best ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests editor of website known for exposing govt. corruption


April 1st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, April 1 (ANI): A dissident Sri Lankan journalist has been arrested for allegedly threatening another man, but press freedom campaigners are of the opinion that it is a move to silence ... Read more...

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William Hague says UK might accept Gaddafi going into exile to end Libyan crisis


March 30th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that Britain might accept Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi going into exile so that the ongoing crisis in the oil-rich country ... Read more...

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Eight people killed in suspected sectarian violence in northwest Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): At least eight people have been killed and fifteen others abducted as gunmen attacked vehicles carrying Shia Muslims through a volatile northwest Pakistan district on Friday, according to officials.Some ... Read more...

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Nepal Christians demand burial grounds


March 24th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar.24 (ANI): Hundreds of minority Christians in Nepal have asked the government to provide them with designated burial grounds.Christians complain that are only handful of places where they can bury their ... Read more...

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Sudan to unleash cyber jihadists on dissenting opposition


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Khartoum (Sudan), Mar. 24 (ANI): Sudan's ruling National Congress Party has warned that its "cyber jihadists" will "crush" internet-based dissent.The vice-president of the Khartoum state, Mandur Al-Mahdi, warned opposition groups that ... Read more...

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Taliban threat shuts mobile networks in Afghanistan’s Helmand province


March 24th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): All mobile companies in Afghanistan's Helmand province have switched of their networks after a Taliban threat.Helmand has been at the centre of Nato's effort to fight the ... Read more...

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Pawlenty becomes first GOP 2012 Presidential contender to announce intention to run


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has become the first Republican to openly declare his intentions of running for the 2012 presidential elections, in a video posted to ... Read more...

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‘Radiation’ text message a hoax: BBC


March 16th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has rubbished claims of circulating a text message warning people that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant has leaked beyond Japan and could hit ... Read more...

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Google to donate 1.25 million dollars for Nelson Mandela’s archive


March 10th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Google will be donating 1.25 million dollars to the Nelson Mandela Foundation center of Memory for a project that aims to archive his life by digitizing photographs, letters and ... Read more...

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Obama likely to nominate Gary Locke as new US Ambassador to China


March 8th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.8 (ANI): President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the new US Ambassador to China, according to senior US officials.Locke would replace current ambassador Jon Huntsman, who ... Read more...

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US “well-positioned” to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July: Gates


March 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has said that his country is "well-positioned" to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July.Gates made his comments during an unannounced visit ... Read more...

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US repositioning military forces around Libya for ‘any eventuality’


March 1st, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): The US defence department has said that it is repositioning forces around Libya, putting further pressure on the autocratic ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after asking him to ... Read more...

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Grave of LTTE chief’s mother ‘desecrated’ by leaving dead dogs at site


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb 25 (ANI): The cremation ground of late Tamil Tiger chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran's mother has been desecrated by the leaving of the dead bodies of three shot dogs at the site, ... Read more...

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‘Upset’ Rajapaksa gets Sri Lanka World Cup song dropped


February 24th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Broadcasters in Sri Lanka have stopped playing a song backing the country in the Cricket World Cup after President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his disapproval of the lyrics ... Read more...

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US-funded militia to be expanded in Afghanistan’s Helmand province: Mangal


February 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18 (ANI): Golab Mangal, the Governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan, has said that the US-funded militia would be expanded in his province to strengthen its ongoing fight against ... Read more...

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‘Friends of Grameen Bank’ defend Nobel laureate Yunus from aggressive govt attacks


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A group of charities led by former Irish President Mary Robinson has come to the defence of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus after the Bangladeshi government asked the ... Read more...

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Seven charged by US for ‘aiding Taliban efforts against America’


February 15th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): Seven people including two Americans have been charged by the United States for conspiring to aid the Taliban,According to US officials, two Americans, identified as Alwar Pouryan ... Read more...

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Lampard to lead England in friendly against Denmark


February 9th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.9 (ANI): Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been named England captain for the friendly against Denmark on Wednesday.Lampard, 32, takes over from regular skipper Rio Ferdinand and vice-captain Steven Gerrard, who ... Read more...

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Air India Kanishka bomber Reyat appeals against perjury conviction


February 9th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Feb 9 (ANI): Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only convicted man over the bombing of an Air India jet, has reportedly appealed against a perjury conviction in his alleged accomplices' trial in ... Read more...

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Failed multiculturalism behind rise of Muslim radicalisation in Britain: Cameron


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron would reportedly criticise "state multiculturalism" in his first speech on radicalisation and would emphasise on the need of a stronger national identity ... Read more...

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Man U midfielder Park Ji-sung retires from international football


January 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung has retired from international football after playing his 100th match in the Asian Cup semi-final defeat by Japan on Tuesday.Park was not included ... Read more...

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Liverpool to sign Uruguayan striker Suarez for 23 million pounds


January 29th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Liverpool has agreed to sign Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from Dutch club Ajax for 23 million pounds.The deal for the 24-year-old striker is subject to Suarez passing ... Read more...

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