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China opposes US-Taiwan relations


July 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday said it was opposed to official relations between the US and Taiwan, after an American official visited the island nation off the eastern coast ... Read more...

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Fake users hit the value of Facebook likes


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC investigated into whether advertisers were gaining anything from advertising on the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook and the results are startling to say ... Read more...

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Cute cats to get their own film festival


July 12th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cat owners are very fond of making funny videos of their cats and they are a delight to watch. And if the cats are cute ... Read more...

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Male fireflies seduce females with sperm package


July 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Male fireflies that try to attract mates with a flash of light also seduce the females with a gift -- a spermatophore package or a capsule ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Serena Williams overcame a resurgent Agnieszka Radwanska to clinch a hard-fought 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory and earn her fifth Wimbledon singles title Saturday.The American, a ... Read more...

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Federer beats Djokovic to reach Wimbledon final


July 6th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Roger Federer became the first man to reach eight Wimbledon singles finals, knocking out defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court ... Read more...

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Six held in London anti-terror operation


July 5th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Six people, one of them a woman, suspected to be involved in terrorism offences were Thursday arrested in London in a "significant" operation led by British ... Read more...

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British comedian Eric Sykes dead


July 5th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) British comic legend Eric Sykes died Wednesday after short illness. He was 89 years old.Some of his best remembered films are "Harry Potter: The Goblet Of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New particle found, could unravel secret of universe (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) Science Wednesday moved one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the universe with a new particle that could be the elusive Higgs boson, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Five dead in German hostage crisis (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 4 (IANS) All four hostages and an armed kidnapper died Wednesday in a seige in Karlsruhe city in southwest Germany, media reports said.Xinhua said the man took four ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rats! Even the BBC has the menace


July 1st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) If you have been making a song and dance about a mere mouse in your office canteen or around your seat, take it easy as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mass protests on Hong Kong anniversary


July 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of pro-democracy marchers took to streets in Hong Kong as the former British colony marked 15 years since returning to Chinese rule.The rally takes place ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in World |

Top Pakistani Taliban leadership eliminated: Malik


June 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The top leadership of the Pakistani Taliban has been eliminated, says Rehman Malik, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs.Speaking to the media outside the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

20 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan hotel (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) At least 20 people, including five militants, were killed as Afghan security forces successfully ended a 12-hour siege at a hotel outside Kabul by the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban militants attack hotel near Kabul


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have taken some people including women and children hostage by attacking a hotel near Kabul, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Greece votes on EU bailout


June 17th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 17 (IANS) Voting began Sunday for crucial elections in Greece that are expected to determine the country's future in the Eurozone, with the main contenders being the right-wing ... Read more...

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My boys respect the greats: Windies skipper Sammy


June 12th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham (England), June 12 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy was quick to reaffirm his young side's huge respect for former West Indies' greats after Denesh Ramdin was fined by the International Cricket ... Read more...

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Rare Napoleon letter sold for $400,000


June 12th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A rare letter written in English by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has been sold at an auction for 325,000 euros ($400,000), BBC reported.The sale at auction ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sailor couple held by pirates aim to finish voyage


June 11th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A British couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.Rachel and Paul Chandler said they ... Read more...

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Olympus to cut 2,700 jobs


June 9th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Olympus, the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker, will cut 2,700 jobs in next five years, it was reported here.The company lost 49 billion yen ($618 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Presley’s hologram to be made soon


June 8th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 8 (IANS) Legendary singer Elvis Presley is set to be digitally recreated for a series of live shows and television appearances.The digital form of the singer ... Read more...

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Nepal opposition plans anti-government protest


June 5th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) Twenty-two opposition parties in Nepal Tuesday decided to organise a major "show of strength" in the capital Friday against the "unilateral" declaration of fresh parliamentary polls ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tintin cover fetches record price


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A rare 1932 cover of "Tintin in America", hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, has fetched a record 1.3 million euros ($1.6 million) at an ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hosni Mubarak gets life term


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 2 (IANS) A court in Cairo Saturday sentenced Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak to life imprisonment for complicity in protestors' killings during last year's uprising, BBC reported.Mubarak, 84, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BBC comes under fire for broadcasting film containing nudity at lunchtime


May 30th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The BBC has received numerous complaints for broadcasting at 1.45 pm a 2004 Hollywood version of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant Of Venice', which features nudity. The film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rita Ora would like to return back to the ‘X Factor’


May 30th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rita Ora has declared that she loved her time working at the X Factor. She has claimed that she would love to return to the judge panel. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Court rejects Assange’s plea against extradition (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Britain's Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes.The 40-year-old Australian is accused of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Italy quake toll rises to 15 (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 15 people have been killed and about 100 injured in northern Italy following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, AGI news agency reported Tuesday.The temblor's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

140 buried in Siachen avalanche dead: Pakistan


May 29th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday declared dead the 140 people who remained buried in an avalanche since last month in the Siachen region.All those killed have been declared "martyrs" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 120 Afghan schoolgirls sick after poison attack


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Over 120 schoolgirls in Afghanistan fell sick following a suspected poison attack by the Taliban, a media report said.Most were treated and discharged, but 30 ... Read more...

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New Take That album coming out next year


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Take That singer Gary Barlow, has announced that the group will release a new album next year. The singer has recently travelled around a number of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

NASA hails new era in space


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Olympic flame arrives in Britain


May 19th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) The Olympic flame arrived in Britain Friday after being flown from Athens, Greece, for the London 2012 torch relay.A gold-coloured plane named The Firefly landed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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