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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine


August 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Jin ... Read more...

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PM’s job an advanced training course: Putin


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has said that working in the government was a real test for him. He compared it to an advanced ... Read more...

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Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani’s fate Thursday (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of ... Read more...

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Japan prepares to intercept North Korean rocket


March 30th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 30 (IANS) Japanese Defence Minister Naoki Tanaka ordered the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) Friday to intercept a North Korean rocket launch, if necessary.The minister issued the order after telling ... Read more...

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Medvedev proposes databank on rogue officials


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed establishing an online resource that would provide information on action taken against government officials guilty of abuses and other ... Read more...

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CEC for ban on criminals, black money in polls


March 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections top his reform agenda, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Friday."Barring criminals from ... Read more...

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Nasheed sees ex-dictator Gayoom’s network behind his ouster


February 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after he was ousted as the Malidivian president, Mohamed Nasheed has said what happened in the country should be traced to former dictator Maumoon ... Read more...

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Myanmar recognises Suu Kyi’s NLD as political party


December 13th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 13 (IANS) The Myanmar government has officially recognized Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) as a political party, authorities said Tuesday.Earlier, the main ... Read more...

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Three women activists receive Nobel Peace Prize


December 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three women rights activists from Africa and the Arab world received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Saturday.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ... Read more...

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New government sworn in Greece


November 11th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's new coalition government, led by former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos, was sworn in Friday.The ceremony, led by Hieronymos II, the Archbishop ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor hospitalised


November 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 6 (IANS) Japan's Emperor Akihito was admitted to hospital Sunday night with symptoms of a light form of bronchitis, Xinhua reported.The 77-year-old emperor, who developed a fever Thursday ... Read more...

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Tibetan meet aims to break deadlock with China


October 7th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 7 (IANS) Having failed to get a response from China after last year's talks with the Dalai Lama's envoys, the Tibetan government-in-exile here will for two days mull ... Read more...

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Greece to lay off more than 27,000 state workers


October 4th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS, GREECE (BNO NEWS) -- Greece has announced it will be cutting the jobs of more than 27,000 civil servant employees by the end of the year as part of its cost-cutting ... Read more...

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Efforts on to restart talks with China: Tibetan PM-in-exile (Lead)


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) Efforts are on to restart the stalled talks between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese officials, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Monday, ... Read more...

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New Tibetan cabinet to assume office Friday


September 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The Kashag, the cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile here, will take oath of office and assume charge Sep 16, an official said here Thursday.Kalon Tripa (prime ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Spain


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday wrapped up his visit to Spain, where he participated in the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations.The pope urged young Catholics to ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to inaugurate memorial to Sikh guru


July 28th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate a unique memorial to the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, on the Delhi-Haryana border Friday. The ... Read more...

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Force the rich by law to help the poor: Archbishop of Canterbury


April 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Though one is expected to help the poor or the needy out of generosity, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, feels wealthy people should be forced ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes formation of provisional government


April 17th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the formation of its provisional government when its elected leaders hoisted the flag for the first time.Those elected from then East Pakistan in ... Read more...

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UK to provide economic, trade assistance to Pakistan: Cameron


April 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to Islamabad, has assured Pakistan that the United Kingdom would provide economic and trade assistance to the ... Read more...

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Feminists livid over Samoa PM’s ‘one female in cabinet more than enough’ remarks


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Apia, Mar 22 (ANI): Samoa's newly re-elected Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has outraged feminist groups in the country by claiming that the appointment of one female MP in his cabinet is ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament says no to Dalai Lama’s resignation


March 15th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 15 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile based in this north Indian hill station Tuesday overwhelmingly favoured the continuation of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as political head. Meanwhile, ... Read more...

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Petition challenges removal of seven PPP ministers from Pak Punjab cabinet


March 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 4(ANI): A petition has been filed before the Rawalpindi Bench of the Lahore High Court, challenging the removal of seven Pakistan Peoples' Party Ministers from the Punjab province cabinet.The Pakistan ... Read more...

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Tunisia advances elections to July as protests continue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London/Tunis, Feb 26 (IANS) Tunisia's caretaker government promised to hold elections in mid-July in stead of September as protests revitalised in the country seeking immediate removal of the interim prime minister Mohammed ... Read more...

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Obama to bat for US businesses around the world


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Citing a recent US trade mission to India, US President Barack Obama has vowed "to bat for America's businesses around the world" as he outlined ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet quits in downsizing move (Third Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Members of Pakistan's federal cabinet Wednesday tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a bid to downsize it.The cabinet members tendered their resignations to ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet members quit (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) The members of Pakistan's federal cabinet Wednesday tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a move to rightsize it.The cabinet members tendered their resignations ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet members resign (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) The members of Pakistan's federal cabinet Wednesday tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who said a new cabinet would be formed, media reports said.The ... Read more...

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`Pakistan cabinet overhaul like rearranging Titanic deck chairs’


January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The overhaul of Pakistan's federal cabinet "may be akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic", said a leading Pakistani daily, adding that "the obscene excesses and ... Read more...

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Former Brit Foreign Secretary Miliband may be offered US envoy post


December 28th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband could reportedly be offered the post of ambassador in Washington.Downing Street believes that Miliband, who is still recovering from being beaten ... Read more...

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61 per cent Pak lawmakers, including PM, don’t pay any income tax!


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): A whopping 61 per cent of lawmakers in the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies do not pay any income tax, and of the remaining 39 percent, only ... Read more...

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Terrorism must not be linked to any particular nation or religion: Jiabao


December 19th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 19 (ANI): Terrorism must not be linked to any particular country or religion, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on the last day of his three-day visit to Pakistan."There should be ... Read more...

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Andhra CM Kiran Reddy meets Sonia, Manmohan Singh in New Delhi


November 28th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy held meetings with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunday.During the meeting it is believed ... Read more...

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UK immigration cap: Indian, foreign students may be barred from studying in private colleges


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): Tens of thousands of foreign students, including those hailing from India, may be barred from studying in British private colleges in the wake of the David Cameron-led government ... Read more...

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