I may be killed, fears Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy

September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) "I'm scared," said Rimsa Masih, a teenaged Christian girl in Pakistan who faced a life sentence for allegedly buring pages of the Quran but has now ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Earthquake shakes China’s Yunnan province

September 7th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least 20 people have been confirmed dead when a series of devastating earthquakes hit the southwest of china. One of the earthquakes is said to have ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland

August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexican league offers to cooperate in money laundering probe

August 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS) The president of Mexico's MX premier football league has offered to cooperate with the authorities should they open an investigation into recent allegations that drug ... Read more...

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Belgium begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

August 6th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first group of Belgian soldiers from a detachment providing security at the Kabul airport has been withdrawn from Afghanistan.Twenty-four Belgian soldiers and 10 ... Read more...

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French hostage in Somalia alive: Minister

July 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS) A French intelligence agent who was taken hostage in Somalia three years ago is still alive, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said.According to Xinhua, ... Read more...

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BBC World Service leaves Bush House

July 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Bush House has been synonymous with the BBC World Service for 70 years, but on Thursday it broadcast from the building for the last time.Since March, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Racism row again hits an Indian on ‘Big Brother’

July 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) In 2007 actress Shilpa Shetty was the victim of racial remarks on "Celebrity Big Brother". Five years later, Indian British model Deana Uppal faced similar ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sneijder apologises to Dutch fans after defeat

June 14th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 14 (IANS) Wesley Sneijder has apologised for the poor performance of the Dutch football team at the ongoing Euro 2012 Championship."I would like to apologise to everyone," ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

FIFA backs reform ‘road map’ at annual congress

May 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) Amdist charges of corruption flying thick and fast, delegates at the 62nd FIFA Congress backed measures to reform structures within the world football governing body ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Singapore may beat Las Vegas as gaming destination

May 3rd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 3 (IANS) Singapore's gaming industry may overtake Las Vegas by the end of this year as the biggest gaming destination in the world, a media report said.Last year, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand mayor sets longest interview record

April 30th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, April 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mayor in New Zealand has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop televised interview.Tim Shadbolt, mayor of the southern town of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

12 hostages rescued from Somali pirates

April 13th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (IANS) A Danish warship apprehended a pirate ship off Somalia's coast and released 12 hostages, including a few Pakistanis, held on board, Denmark's navy said Thursday.The warship ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dinosaurs lived in water, claims scientist

April 4th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Dinosaurs were too big and heavy to support themselves on dry land and must have lived in water, a scientist has claimed.Professor Brian J Ford said ... Read more...

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Star Group bags TV rights of BCCI

April 2nd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Rupert Murdoch-led Star Group Monday bagged the six-year broadcast and digital rights of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for all international ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Belgium declares day of mourning after bus crash

March 15th, 2012 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Moscow, March 15 (IANS) Belgium declared a national day of mourning after a Belgian tourist bus crashed in Switzerland, killing 28 people, many of them children, the French-language RTBF broadcaster ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea threatens war over US-South Korea drills

February 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea Saturday threatened to wage a "sacred war" over joint US-South Korean military drills next week.According to Hong Kong-based broadcaster RTHK, the communist state's ... Read more...

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Norway prince evacuated from plane in Denmark

February 6th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Feb 6 (IANS) A total of 135 passengers, included Norway's crown prince Haakon and his wife, crown princess Mette-Marit, were evacuated from an aircraft at the Copenhagen airport after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘BBC must promote excellence, not vulgarity’

January 26th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been advised to go upmarket and guard against "acceptance of the shoddy or the vulgar".Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Leap second decision postponed till 2015

January 20th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) A decision on whether to abolish the leap second, the occasional extra second added to the world's time, has been deferred to 2015, BBC reported.Experts at ... Read more...

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Hundreds missing as migrants’ boat sinks off Indonesia

December 18th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some 300 people went missing after an overcrowded boat carrying illegal migrants, most of them from the Middle East, sank off Indonesia's Java Island Saturday, ... Read more...

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Eiffel Tower evacuated over bomb scare

December 10th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 10 (IANS) The Eiffel Tower and its surroundings in Paris were evacuated Friday evening after an anonymous caller, claiming to be member of terror outfit Al Qaeda, said ... Read more...

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WSH appoints coaches and captains

November 26th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) World's top coach Roelant Oltmans will train the Delhi team while India's top midfielder Sardara Singh has been appointed captain of Bhopal in World ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

French woman aid worker kidnapped in Yemen: Report

November 23rd, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 23 (IANS) A French woman aid worker has been abducted in Yemen, a media report said.Citing Yemeni security officials, French broadcaster RTL said two foreign nationals, including a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pamela Anderson to play Virgin Mary!

November 16th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pamela Anderson will play the role of Virgin Mary in a television special. The star will be part of the cast for the television special about ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Denmark defeat Sweden 2-0 in football friendly

November 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 12 (IANS) Denmark defeated Sweden 2-0 in an international football friendly match played at Parken stadium here.The Danish team demonstrated high ambition since the game started. Star striker ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

BBC to open online radio archives

November 3rd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The BBC will soon introduce a new radio website, preliminarily named "Audiopedia", that would contain the broadcaster's almost entire archives of radio programmes since the 1940s.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BBC staff get trained to announce queen’s death

November 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Television presenters at the BBC are being trained on how to correctly announce the death of the queen in a bid to avoid a gaffe like ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BBC prepares for the Queen’s death!

October 30th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) BBC journalists are being imparted special training about reporting the Queen's death -- when it happens -- so that any possibility of committing an embarrassing ... Read more...

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BCCI institutes awards named after Lala Amarnath

October 29th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) To commemorate the birth centenary of former Indian captain Lala Amarnath, the Indian cricket board Saturday decided to institute awards in his name for the best ... Read more...

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Saudi defence minister dead (Lead)

October 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 22 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, who was minister of defence and aviation and one of the top leaders of the oil-rich kingdom next only ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Netherland apologises for scribe’s Berlusconi remark

October 15th, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Oct 15 (IANS) Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal Friday apologised to Italian Ambassador to the Netherlands Franco Giordano over a journalist's objectionable remark about Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kelsey Grammer becomes a grandfather

October 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kelsey Grammer became a grandfather for the first time on Monday when his 28-year-old daughter Spencer Grammer gave birth. The 56-year-old actor revealed he is currently in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Stolen Picasso paintings found in Serbia

October 8th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two stolen Pablo Picasso paintings worth millions of dollars have been found in Serbia, Swiss broadcaster SF said citing a Swiss prosecutor.The works, TĂȘte de ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lenny Kravitz being considered for ‘The Voice’

October 4th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC are reportedly considering signing Lenny Kravitz for their show The Voice. The broadcaster is putting together the panel of judges for the show which is expected ... Read more...

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