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Flat seized from Italian mafia to become kids’ home


September 7th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) Authorities in the Italian capital are converting an apartment that belonged to a mafia boss into a shelter for vulnerable children, officials said.The director of the ... Read more...

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Togolese women begin sex-strike for regime change


August 27th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A group of Togolese women have commenced a week-long sex strike in an unusual attempt to oust the west African nation's president and end decades of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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59 percent of Indian students to Britain fake: Report


July 25th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A total of about 63,000 fake students entered Britain in 2011, and 59 percent of the total number of Indian pupils were bogus, a report by ... Read more...

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China mulls shark fin ban at official banquets


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Shark fin soup, considered a delicacy and a social status symbol in China, may no longer be served at official banquets as Beijing plans to issue ... Read more...

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Britain to monitor web, cell phone use


April 1st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Under new laws, Britain will soon be able to monitor phone calls, emails, text messages and website visits of everyone in the country, BBC reported.Internet firms ... Read more...

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Chemicals in toys, tin cans fuel obesity


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Chemicals that mimic or interfere with the effect of hormones could be fuelling the obesity epidemic, warns a report.The chemicals, found in mobile phone cases and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Gay marriage law may affect British royal family’


March 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) If gay marriage is allowed by law in Britain, the royal family in future may even have a lesbian consort for the queen or a gay ... Read more...

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Liverpool goalkeeper involved in racism row


March 1st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been caught in a racism row after he featured in a commercial for a Spanish insurance firm. The commercial was pulled ... Read more...

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Most London babies have foreigner as parent


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Two of every three newborns in London have at least one foreign-born parent, statistics reveal.In some areas, more than four in five newborns has a mum ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British women are more obese


November 26th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) In very alarming statistics, it has been found that Brtish women are more obese, and at young age too - so fat that it threatens their ... Read more...

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US, Britain and Saudi Arabia call for immediate end to Syrian crackdown


August 14th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- United States President Barack Obama on Saturday discussed the situation in Syria with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and British Prime Minister David Cameron, and all three called for ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck compares Norway victims to Hitler’s youth camp


July 26th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Glenn Beck is not new to controversy and he caused another one when he compared the youth camp where part of the massacre in Norway occurred ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

750 British women pregnant through IVF had abortions


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Around 750 women in Britain who had become pregnant through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) in the past 19 years aborted their babies, the country's fertility watchdog ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bored teenager pegs puppy up on washing line


June 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A Filipino teenager pegged his puppy on a clothes line and posted pictures of the helpless animal on Facebook, a media report said Wednesday.Jerzon Senador, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britain will be most populated European country by 2060


June 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Britain would become the most populated country in the European Union by 2060, according to latest statistics.The population of Britain would be 79 million by the ... Read more...

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Portman supports gay marriage


June 8th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied support gay marriage and have signed campaign group Freedom to Marry's letter to president Barack Obama, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

British party criticised for hiring unpaid interns


May 31st, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) British political party Liberal Democrats has been criticised for its policy to hire unpaid interns. The volunteers only get a small reimbursement for travel and an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Muslim protesters agree to stay away on day of royal wedding


April 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London. Apr 28 (ANI): Muslim extremists who had threatened to disrupt the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, said they have agreed to stay away amid fears ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No proof of Gaddafi violence against civilians: Britons


April 19th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 19 (ANI): A British campaign group that spent a week touring Tripoli and other towns of Libya claimed they had seen 'no evidence' that Colonel Gaddafi's forces had attacked, bombed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

25 firemen rush to rescue one cat in Britain


April 6th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Some 25 firemen and five fire engines were pressed into service to rescue a cat in Britain, a media report said Wednesday.The cat was perched on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britain responsible for many of world’s problems, including Kashmir: Cameron


April 6th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has held his own country responsible for many of the world's historic problems, including the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan.Cameron's remarks came ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

One migrant a minute landed in the UK under Labour regime


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.22 (ANI): Research has shown that when immigration was at its peak before 2009, one immigrant legally moved to the UK every minute.According to the Daily Express, net migration quadrupled as ... Read more...

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UK to let in 20,000 skilled Indians yearly bypassing government’s new immigration caps


February 20th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Britain would reportedly allow thousands of Indians to enter the country every year under a European Union (EU) trade deal.The multibillion-pound EU India Free Trade Agreement, ... Read more...

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Queen’s composer starts campaign against ‘moronic muzak’ in lifts, shops


January 31st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): The Queen's official composer has started campaigning against what he calls 'moronic muzak' that plays in lifts, shops and call centres.Sir Peter Maxwell Davies claimed that piped ... Read more...

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SA author boycotts Sri Lankan book festival over human rights issues


January 28th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 28 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed South African author Damon Galgut has boycotted a book festival in Sri Lanka because of concerns over that country's human rights record.Galgut withdrew his name from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SA police chief who called Brit-Indian honeymooner ‘a monkey’ calls himself “legally illiterate”


January 28th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): South African police chief General Bheki Cele who had branded the Brit-Indian honeymooner Shrien Dewani 'a monkey' for allegedly going all the way to Cape Town to have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gay elements to be taught to four-year-olds in Britain


January 26th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Young children in Britain as young as four are to be taught about homosexuality in their maths, geography, science and English textbooks.As part of a government-backed drive to ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson is PETA’s Person of the Year


January 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) has awarded model-actress Pamela Anderson their Person of the Year award for 2010.The organization on Friday recognized ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Beware! Your partner’s nagging could invite heartache


December 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) This could be a valid reason for your partner to stop nagging -- it significantly increases your risk of suffering angina. Angina is a pain or discomfort in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nepal lifts ban on its women working in the Gulf


December 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 10 (ANI): Nepal has reportedly lifted a ban on the country's working women going to Gulf countries to earn their livelihood, and introduced new rules designed to protect them.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Christians slam TV channel for ‘mocking Jesus birth’


November 26th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Plans of screening live footage of baby birth on Christmas Day by Channel 4 have outraged religious groups.Christians have condemned the channel bosses for 'mocking' the birth of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British gangs duping people to buy malicious software


November 15th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Britons are being duped to buy malicious software in the guise of anti-virus protection by criminals posing as legitimate IT experts, officials warned Monday.Investigators said hacking gangs are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Campaign group warns UK Internet users over anti-virus ‘cold calls’


November 15th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A campaign group has warned UK internet users about cold callers who offer to fix viruses but then install software to steal personal information.National campaign group Get Safe ... Read more...

Posted in World |

This speed camera can snap you for other offences too


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Even the most law-abiding driver may become jittery at the sight of this speed camera. For it not only detects speed, it also measures the distance between vehicles ... Read more...

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