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India tottering at 57/4 chasing 220-run target


June 12th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Kingstown (St Vincent), June 12 (IANS/CMC) India A were reeling at 57 for four at stumps on the third day of the four-day second cricket 'Test', chasing a 220-run victory target ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

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Euro on brink of collapse: IMF


April 18th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) The crisis-hit euro is teetering on the brink of collapse, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.In a significant vote of no-confidence, Tuesday's report from the ... Read more...

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Steve Jobs immortalized as an action figure


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Jobs’ action figure is incredibly close to his real figure. The image has already been shown on television and on the Internet.The details of ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Bad light, Bravo earn battling Windies draw against India (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 3 (IANS/CMC) Bad light foiled what was shaping up to be an enterprising finish as West Indies and India played to a stalemate in the second Test ... Read more...

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US Postal Service comes out with new postal rates for 2011


April 19th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Postal Service’s new rates came into effect on the 17th of April. The new rates are different from those that came into effect last ... Read more...

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Illegal prostitution booming in Queensland


January 30th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30 (ANI): Illegal prostitution is exploding in Queensland, shows a damning submission to the state's crime watchdog.The bad old days when illegal prostitution was operated with impunity are returning to ... Read more...

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1,100 businesses closed daily in Britain during recession


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Over 1,100 businesses collapsed every working day in Britain in 2009 during the global economic recession, official figures show.Over 279,000 firms went down in 2009. This was the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi foes to pull out of government


November 13th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 13 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing rival Gianfranco Fini Monday will pull four ministers of his party from the government, putting the prime minister's embattled rule on the brink of collapse, ... Read more...

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Rushdie suggests ’spanking’ Bhanot for his CWG cleanliness comments


October 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Slamming the chaotic preparations for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Indian-born novelist Salman Rushdie has termed it as a "great humiliation", and recommended a 'severe spanking' for ... Read more...

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Ex-Kyrgyztan president’s son seeks asylum in UK after 200 m pound swindle


June 15th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): The son of a former president of Kyrgyzstan, who has been accused of financial embezzlement to the tune of over 200 million pounds, has sought asylum in Britain.Runaway ... Read more...

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Obama gets second major legislative victory with passage of financial regulation bill


May 21st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Thursday secured his second major legislative victory with the Senate approving far-reaching new financial rules on Thursday aimed at preventing the risky ... Read more...

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US Senate to debate financial reform despite failed deal


April 29th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (DPA) The US Senate is set to begin debating an overhaul of financial regulations this week, despite the failure of Democrats and Republicans to reach a compromise on ... Read more...

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Bank of America, former CEO charged with fraud


February 5th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (DPA) Bank of America and its former chief executive Kenneth Lewis have been charged with fraud over the controversial takeover of rival Merrill Lynch at the height of ... Read more...

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Collingwood says rest has done wonders for his form


November 29th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Nov.29 (ANI): England al-rounder Paul Collingwood is insisting that he has never felt better, two months after his international career appeared to be on the brink of collapse.He credits ... Read more...

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US economy grows 3.5 percent in third quarter


October 29th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (DPA) The US economy grew a surprising 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009, according to government figures Thursday, likely ending the country's worst recession in decades. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US budget deficit reaches record $1.42 trillion


October 17th, 2009 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (DPA) The US federal budget deficit has tripled to a record high of $1.42 trillion in the past year amid the worst economic crisis in decades, according to ... Read more...

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JMM-Congress alliance on brink of collapse


October 7th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Oct 7 (IANS) More than five years after striking up a successful alliance in Jharkhand, the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) are gearing up to fight ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

AIG ex-chief to pay millions in fraud probe


August 7th, 2009 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (DPA) Two top former executives of troubled insurance giant American International Group (AIG) agreed Thursday to pay fines to settle charges by US regulators that they misled investors ... Read more...

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Taliban attack makes Attock’s carpet industry bleed


July 7th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Attock, July 7 (ANI): Apart from being responsible for the current dismal security situation of Pakistan, the Taliban has also forced Attock's famous handmade carpet industry to the brink of collapse.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US Congress takes aim at Obama’s financial overhaul


June 18th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (DPA) US legislators launched the first salvos Thursday in a looming battle to overhaul the country's regulation of the financial industry after one of its worst ever crises. Senators ... Read more...

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Zardari says war against militants started much before 9/11


May 11th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Responding strongly to critics of his administration in the United States, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said on Sunday that the war against extremists and militants in ... Read more...

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Chrysler gets urgent court approval for loan


May 6th, 2009 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (DPA) Perched on the brink of collapse, Chrysler LLC. crept forward Tuesday with approval by a US bankruptcy judge to start drawing down from a government loan to ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges global community to pressurise LTTE (Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, rather than asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa appeals to world community to exert pressure on LTTE


April 18th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, instead of asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Restructure or face bankruptcy, Obama tells US carmakers


March 30th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (DPA) The struggling US car industry will be given one last chance to restructure operations or lose the government's support, President Barack Obama announced Monday, declaring that General ... Read more...

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GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest


March 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.30 (ANI): The Obama administration has asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down, but has refused to reveal why this decision was taken.General Motors issued ... Read more...

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Markets cool off as profit booking kicks in (Roundup)


March 24th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The rally in Indian equities markets lost steam Tuesday as investors took advantage of higher valuations and booked profits in select stocks, leading to a key index ... Read more...

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Geithner unveils details of trillion-dollar toxic-asset rescue bid (Lead)


March 24th, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (DPA) The US will use both private and public funds to buy up to $1 trillion in toxic mortgage assets that have brought Wall Street banks to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US launches mortgage plan to stem housing crisis


March 5th, 2009 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (DPA) The US launched an effort Wednesday to help homeowners pay off their mortgages, hoping to stabilize a housing crisis that lies at the centre of the country's deep ... Read more...

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Government moves to save Satyam, to appoint 10 new directors (Intro Roundup)


January 9th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) The central government Friday sacked Satyam Computers' directors and announced it will appoint 10 new directors within seven days to run the company tottering on the brink ... Read more...

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Natures leading indicators can foretell environmental disasters


January 6th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have taken a page from the social science handbook and used leading indicators of the environment to presage potential environmental disasters.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can signs from nature presage ecological disaster


January 6th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists taking a leaf out of the social sciences are trying to read signs from nature to know whether they presage potential collapse of ecosystems. The idea of ... Read more...

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Somali president resigns


December 29th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 29 (Xinhua) Somalia's President Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed Monday resigned, ending an infighting with Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein which almost brought the transitional government to the brink of collapse. ... Read more...

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South Africa declares emergency in cholera-hit north


December 11th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (DPA) South Africa Thursday declared the cholera-hit Vhembe region bordering Zimbabwe a disaster area in an attempt to stem the epidemic's spread from its northern neighbour.The provincial government of ... Read more...

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