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Maldives vice president takes oath as head of state


February 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives Vice President Mohammad Waheed Hassan Tuesday took oath as the president after Mohamed Nasheed announced his resignation amid protests.Hussain Shareef, chief spokesperson and member of ... Read more...

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Karmapa concerned over unrest in Tibet (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 6 (IANS) Tibetan religious head and the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Monday expressed concern over the prevailing tense situation in Tibet and the Chinese authorities' ... Read more...

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US ‘disgusted’ by Russia, China veto on Syria resolution


February 5th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said she was "disgusted" by the Russian and Chinese veto on a UN Security Council resolution on ... Read more...

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Russian protests may turn into civil war: Billionaire


January 31st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The stand-off between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and anti-government protesters may escalate into a civil war, billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said.Acknowledging that ... Read more...

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Why does censor board love Karan Johar?


January 28th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) The censor board loves Karan Johar. The filmmaker not only happily toned down the violent content of his latest production "Agneepath" as per the censor ... Read more...

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US concerned over violence in Tibet


January 25th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 25 (IANS) Expressing concern over violence in Tibet, the US has urged China to address its counterproductive policies and resume talks with the Tibetan exiles."I am gravely concerned ... Read more...

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Writers flay Rushdie fiasco


January 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing unhappiness over Salman Rushdie's thwarted address via video link at the Jaipur Literature Festival, several writers Tuesday said it was a "sad day ... Read more...

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Rushdie shut out of Jaipur, even via videolink (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after his book "The Satanic Verses" was banned, India-born Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s address called off amid security threat (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours of suspense climaxed Tuesday when a much awaited video address by author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival was called off following protests by ... Read more...

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Rushdie address called off as Muslims threaten trouble (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The video address by "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie at the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival was called off Tuesday as some of the dozens of ... Read more...

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Muslims threaten trouble if Rushdie speaks


January 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Minutes before Salman Rushdie was to speak to the Jaipur Literary Festival via video link, dozens of Muslims started praying in the courtyard of the ... Read more...

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Making Africa smile and busting stereotypes


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Is i always famine in the heart of Africa? Pause "and think again. It's time to rediscover Africa through the eyes of love, the true Africa ... Read more...

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‘Nandeeswarudu’ - extremely violent, bad remake (Telugu Movie Review)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Producer: Kota Gangadhar; Cast: Cast: Taraka Ratna, Sheena, Jagapathi Babu, Suman, Seetha, Ajay, Rajeev Kanakala; Director: Anji Sreenu; Music: Parthasarathy, Rating: *1/2Ratna's new film "Nandeeswarudu" is a bad remake of Kannada ... Read more...

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Iraqi factions sign peace pact proposed by radical Shiite cleric


December 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 24 (IANS) Iraqi political blocs and social dignitaries Saturday gathered in Baghdad to sign an initiative proposed by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calling for peaceful coexistence among ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Russia to respect right to protest


December 9th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Russian authorities "to respect the right to peaceful protests" ahead of rallies against alleged electoral fraud ... Read more...

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Every human being has the right to be happy: Dalai Lama


November 30th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Making a strong argument for world peace, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said many of the problems besetting humanity today are due to ... Read more...

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Bengal minister denies Mamata stormed cop station, CPI-M slams her (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) As the opposition slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly storming a police station to free two arrested Trinamool Congress activists, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Syria pledges to pardon gunmen who turn themselves in


November 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 4 (IANS) The Syrian interior ministry Friday called on those who carried, sold or distributed weapons but hadn't committed homicide to turn themselves in within a week to ... Read more...

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PETA criticises Witherspoon


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Animal rights group PETA has criticised actress Reese Witherspoon after she was spotted carrying a designer bag made of python skin.People for the Ethical Treatment of ... Read more...

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Talks with Maoists to continue: Bengal interlocutors


October 18th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The team of interlocutors engaged by the West Bengal government to facilitate talks with the Maoists met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday and later said ... Read more...

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Maoist put up posters threatening Trinamool leaders


October 17th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's seven-day ultimatum to Maoists to choose between guns and negotiation, ultras' posters in Junglemahal Sunday threatened ... Read more...

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Accept mistake about Maoists, Biman tells Mamata


October 16th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front chairman Biman Bose Sunday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to accept her "mistake" for ignoring the Maoists during her days as ... Read more...

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Arms or talks? Choose in seven days, Mamata tells Maoists


October 15th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jhargram (West Bengal), Oct 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave a seven-day ultimatum to Maoist rebels in the state to choose between dialogue and arms, ... Read more...

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Haryana murder accused held in Delhi


October 5th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Two men, in their early 20s, accused of murdering 10 people, were arrested from north Delhi, police said Wednesday.Anil Rohilla, 23, and Sunil, 24, hailing ... Read more...

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Libyan rebel government to move to Tripoli next week


September 4th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's rebel-led National Transitional Council (NTC), based in Benghazi, will move to capital Tripoli next week, NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil has said."I hope we ... Read more...

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Russia condemns Iraq terror attacks


August 16th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS / RIA Novosti) Russia has condemned a string of terrorist attacks that killed at least 66 people and injured 230 across Iraq Monday."We resolutely condemn these ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Syria


August 8th, 2011 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Syria for consultations amid ongoing violent clashes between the Syrian government and protesters, Saudi Arabian media reported Monday."Saudi ... Read more...

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EU condemns ‘heinous’ Mumbai attack


July 14th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 14 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union Thursday condemned and termed as "heinous" the deadly bomb attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 17 people and left over ... Read more...

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900 bodies found in mass grave in Iraq


July 7th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 7 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have dug up a mass grave with some 900 bodies, believed to be Kurds killed under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime in 1980s, ... Read more...

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Midterm polls only solution to Pakistan’s problems: Imran Khan


June 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Midterm elections are the only way to resolve the problems plaguing Pakistan without bloodshed, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said."Midterm elections are the only solution to ... Read more...

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Moscow calls for political pressure on Syria to end violence


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International political pressure needs to be put on Syrian authorities to end the bloodshed and solve the country's internal problems, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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Headley was ‘very pleased’ by Mumbai attacks


May 25th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 25 (IANS) A key plotter of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistani American David Coleman Headley, has testified that he was very pleased with the carnage by ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Libyan state broadcaster


May 6th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on Libya's state broadcaster and two other government-owned companies, Xinhua reported.The Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified ... Read more...

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Hamas condemns bin Laden’s killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hamas leader Ismail Haniya condemned Monday the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a special operation carried out by the US ... Read more...

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Ex-Egyptian minister goes on trial for mass shootings


April 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian interior minister Habib el-Adly appeared before a criminal court Tuesday on charges of ordering the shooting of civilians during opposition protests in January, ... Read more...

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