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Greenpeace protests toxic pollution of Mexican waters


March 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a ... Read more...

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100 mn pounds loss as British student nurses dropping out


August 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A considerable number of trainee nurses in Britain are dropping out before finishing due to lack of funds, causing an estimated wastage of over 100 million ... Read more...

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Fine of 1,000 pounds if Britons fail to answer census queries


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) The British census, which would take place March 27, is "compulsory" and anyone failing to fill in the forms would be fined 1,000 pounds, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Brit council orders staff to seek written permission prior to office romance!


January 13th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A council in Britain has told its workers that they should apply in writing if they want to conduct a relationship with a colleague from the same office.Fenland ... Read more...

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Answer questions and fly an advanced fighter jet


January 13th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Swedish defence firm has brought to Indian combat aircraft lovers an opportunity to fly one of the world's most advanced multi-role fighter jet after answering some ... Read more...

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Argentine glacier recedes due to global warming


December 14th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Ameghino glacier in Argentina has receded four kilometres over the past 80 years due to the effects of global warming, non-governmental environment organisation Greenpeace has said.Greenpeace ... Read more...

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Lisa Murkowski Has Incredibly Won A Senatorial Election From Alaska


November 18th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): AP has voiced that the Alaskan Republican, Lisa Murkowski, has managed to become the first American candidate after 56 years to triumph in a senatorial ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

GM mosquitoes released to fight dengue in Cayman Isles


November 14th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Scientists have released three million genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to fight dengue fever. Batches of the male mosquitoes were released in a 40-acre area, from ... Read more...

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Five years in, tobacco treaty is saving lives, continues to be stymied by industry, U.S. still absent


March 1st, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by admin
(CNS): Representatives from the 168 ratifying countries of the global tobacco treaty gathered to celebrate the landmark treaty's fifth anniversary. As part of the convening, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a ... Read more...

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China may face peaked pollution levels earlier than expected


February 10th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb. 10 (ANI): China may face peaked pollution levels at an earlier stage of economic development than expected, the country's Environment Ministry has warned."China has taken a different growth path from ... Read more...

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UK full-body airport scanners raise human rights fears


January 18th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18(ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) of UK has written to Home Secretary Alan Johnson raising concerns over the proposed introduction of full body scanners at airports ... Read more...

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Parents demand uniform nursery admission process


October 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Tired of making multiple deposits and the unending wait for nursery admissions, parents in the national capital have come together with civil societies to launch a campaign ... Read more...

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UK council slammed for advertising for 40K pound ‘recession support coordinator’ job


March 26th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.26 (ANI): The Gloucestershire County Council has been slammed for advertising for a "Recession Support Coordinator" - with a salary of up to 39,999 pounds. The position is taxpayer-funded position and ... Read more...

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Obama appoints Indian American in interfaith council


February 6th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has included an Indian American in a revamped White House office for faith-based and neighbourhood programmes, expanding an initiative started by the Bush administration to ... Read more...

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Police detain seven pro-Tibet protestors near Olympic Village


August 13th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 13 (DPA) Chinese police has detained seven pro-Tibet protestors who unfurled banners and spoke out about China's human rights abuses in Tibet near the Olympic Village, a Tibetan rights group ... Read more...

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Four detained over pro-Tibet protest near Beijing stadium


August 6th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 6 (DPA) Two US and two British citizens were detained Wednesday after a pro-Tibet protest near Beijing's National Stadium two days ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony. Two of the ... Read more...

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European aerospace firm ups ante for Indian fighter order


April 24th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) European aerospace and defence conglomerate EADS has upped the ante for a $10 billion Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets, bids for which will ... Read more...

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Over 1.25 mn sign online petition for Tibet dialogue


April 11th, 2008 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala, April 11 (IANS) In what could be the fastest growing online petition, people across the world - from Rio de Janeiro to Rome and New York to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Greenpeace to launch anti-climate change campaign in India


March 25th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Global environmental NGO Greenpeace will launch 'Blue Alert', a campaign in the coastal belts of India to make people aware of the impending dangers of global warming. The ... Read more...

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