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Brazil says offshore find holds high-grade oil


August 15th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Preliminary drilling has confirmed that an offshore deposit discovered in March contains significant reserves of light crude, Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras said."New oil ... Read more...

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HS2 route should be moved to M40 corridor


August 13th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An train expert in Britain said that the route of HS2 train should be linked from London to Birmingham. He claimed that this should be done because ... Read more...

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Laser system can see what’s behind walls


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The erratic behaviour of photons zooming around and bouncing off objects and walls inside a room inspired researchers to combine them with advanced optics to enable ... Read more...

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Rahul can be PM if he brings black money back: Ramdev


July 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi could become prime minister if he brought black money stashed abroad in billions of rupees, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant makes new deep-water find


July 13th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said that it has discovered a new deep-water crude deposit.In a regulatory filing Wednesday, Petrobras said the find was ... Read more...

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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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Rating films tough: Big B


July 9th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Rating a movie or predicting its fate at the box office is not easy for trade pundits, says Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who admires the ... Read more...

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Lost city discovered in Central America?


June 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A region in Honduras mapped by experts using advanced laser instruments could be the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca, known as the "White City" of ... Read more...

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Thackeray slams petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Slamming the central government for the hike in petrol prices, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday said liqour was now cheaper than petrol in Maharashtra."Wah re ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous’ mobster held in Italy


April 24th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 24 (IANS/AKI) A 43-year-old mobster, considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Italy, was arrested Tuesday after more than two years on the run.Rocco Trimboli, boss of ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes offshore crude find


March 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it discovered a new "high-quality" oil accumulation off the coast of Sao Paulo state.The new find was ... Read more...

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Shakira says she watches every match of soccer star beau


March 7th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira said she never misses a match where her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, is playing.Aware of the "dedication, commitment, discipline and ... Read more...

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Frank Buckley builds a house of shredded notes


January 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dublin, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A jobless artist in Ireland has built a home with 1.4 billion Euros of shredded notes. Frank Buckley got the notes from the Irish treasury and he ... Read more...

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France narrows 2011 budget deficit


January 25th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 25 (IANS) France registered a budget gap of 90.8 billion euros ($118.22 billion) in 2011, down by 4.6 billion euros from the previous year, Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse ... Read more...

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Billions can’t be spent on Ijaz’s security: Gilani


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Sunday that the country's interior ministry will provide security for Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz but billions of rupees ... Read more...

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Can’t control content, Google, Facebook tell court


January 16th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Google India and Facebook India Monday again told the Delhi High Court that it was impossible to control content with billions of people accessing ... Read more...

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China busts counterfeit drug racket


December 30th, 2011 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities have busted over 1,800 illegal factories that made or sold counterfeit drugs, involving billions of yaun, over the past two years.The State Food and ... Read more...

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Italian Ancelotti set to coach Paris Saint-Germain


December 29th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 29 (IANS) French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is set to sign Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti to replace Frenchman Antoine Kombouare, reports in France say.Ancelotti, 52, ... Read more...

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Thailand approves $648.5 million post-flood budget


December 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Thailand on Tuesday approved a Bt 20 billion ($648.5 million) budget for the country's post-flood reconstruction efforts, local media reported on Wednesday.Thai Government spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Gigantic planets holding billions of tonnes of diamonds


December 6th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially ... Read more...

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Bypoll forces BJP to regret bowing to Reddys (Karnataka Newsletter)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 3 (IANS) An unwanted bypoll engineered by the billionaire Reddy brothers in their stronghold Bellary has forced the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka to learn ... Read more...

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Italian magistrate arrested in mafia crackdown


November 30th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian magistrate was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of corruption and associating with elements from the country's wealthiest and most powerful mafia group.Giuseppe Vincenzo Giglio, magistrate ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers’ future in BJP hinges on bypoll Wednesday


November 29th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 29 (IANS) The Bellary Rural assembly constituency byelection, slated for Wednesday, is set to decide mining barons Reddy brothers' future in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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3G roaming deals issue to affect investor confidence: Airtel


November 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel Friday said that penalties on operators should be imposed transparently and that the ongoing confusion over the 3G roaming deals ... Read more...

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Pope urges G-20 to resolve economic crisis


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has urged the world's most industrialised countries to resolve the problems that has plunged much of the globe into an economic crisis.Leaders ... Read more...

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India, Italy eye euro 15 bn trade volume, tie-ups


October 31st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India and Italy hope to expand trade volume to euro 15 billion, while increasing collaborations in a host of sectors like infrastructure, biotechnology, and agriculture, ... Read more...

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Matt Damon gets $8 mn for safe water facility in India


October 28th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Hollywood actor Matt Damon's non-profit organization Water.org has received $8 million grant from PepsiCo Foundation to improve access to safe water and sanitation in India.This ... Read more...

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Power supply to railway station disconnected


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The railway station at Pakistan's Peshawar city plunged into darkness as its electricity supply was disconnected due to non-payment of dues.The electricity supply to the Peshawar ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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Six-tonne satellite to fall from orbit


September 9th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A six-tonne satellite, launched in 1991 and which completed its mission in 2005, will now fall out of orbit. Its debris would possible spread over large ... Read more...

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Around 3,000 Britons hospitalised daily for drinking


August 26th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Data available in Britain shows there were 1.1 million alcohol-related admissions in hospitals across the country last year -- that means over 3,000 people were taken ... Read more...

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Badals getting richer, Punjab poorer: Amarinder


August 13th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 13 (IANS) Making a frontal attack on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Congress leader Amarinder Singh Saturday ... Read more...

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Scientists work on generating energy from heat


August 1st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Scientists are working on generating energy from heat without using sunlight at all.While the principle involved is not new, engineering the surface of a material to ... Read more...

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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Ramdev alleges rape attempts during police crackdown (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In startling revelations days after the June 4 crackdown on his camp at tge Ramlila ground, yoga guru Baba Ramdev alleged Sunday there were attempts ... Read more...

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