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Syrian opposition flag unfurled at Eiffel Tower


July 28th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A giant flag of the Syrian opposition was Friday unfurled on construction scaffolding under the legs of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.According to weekly French ... Read more...

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`Mexico must look into obstacles to press coverage’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities should investigate "the obstructions, censorship and intimidation that may have affected the coverage and observation of the electoral process", said the Paris-based press-rights group ... Read more...

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Boyle agitates animal right activists


June 14th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle has come under fire for planning to include live animals in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, with campaigners branding his ... Read more...

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Ikea’s racism row over employment of security guards


June 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Croydon, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swedish company Ikea is now involved in a racism row after it employed a number of security officers to prevent “gypsies” from entering its car ... Read more...

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Google, Apple to produce aerial maps


June 11th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) US technology giants Google and Apple are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Homosexuality is like rape, Polish nurses taught


June 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Homosexuality is similar to rape and prostitution, says an official teaching guide for Polish students of nursing and midwifery.The teaching books refer to homosexuality as a ... Read more...

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Jakarta concert cancelled, Gaga disappointed


May 28th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is upset because her concert in Jakarta has been cancelled.The pop superstar was to perform in the Indonesian capital June 3, but ... Read more...

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Britain sees 15 percent rise in suicides


May 25th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Cases of suicide have risen by 15 percent since Britain plunged into recession, official figures reveal.Coroners courts concluded that 3,471 people had taken their own lives ... Read more...

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New service gives parents control over kids’ mobile use


May 21st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A new mobile service will soon give parents control over their children's cellphone use, whom they chat with or text and also allow them to switch ... Read more...

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President contributes Rs.15,000 for the elderly


May 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday contributed Rs.15,000 to a group of workers protesting in the national capital for a universal pension scheme for the elderly ... Read more...

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200 war criminals wander on British streets


May 9th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) There are over 200 suspected war criminals roaming around the streets of Britain, statistics have revealed.The authorities, however, cannot sent back these people, some of the ... Read more...

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Elderly stage dharna demanding universal pension


May 7th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 people from 22 states started a five-day dharna at Jantar Mantar Monday demanding universal pension for the elderly.Supporting the demand, key campaigners Aruna ... Read more...

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Russian gay rights activist fined under new law


May 5th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian gay rights activist has become the first person to be fined under a new law banning homosexual propaganda in St. Petersburg.Nikolai Alexeyev, ... Read more...

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Sarwan plays down interest in West Indies tour


May 4th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS/CMC) Experienced West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has brushed aside suggestions of a late call-up to the team for the current tour of England.Sarwan is one of the ... Read more...

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British teens allowed to take birth control pills


April 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Pilot programmes are being launched across Britain where teenaged girls - as young as 13 - are being given contraceptive pills by pharmacies without a doctor's ... Read more...

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Church asks British schools to oppose gay marriages


April 27th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church has contacted its schools in England and Wales and asked them to encourage pupils to oppose gay marriages and promote traditional heterosexual ... Read more...

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Gurgaon Girlcott ends, malls say it had no impact


April 15th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 15 (IANS) Gurgaon Girlcott - a movement to urge women in this millenium city on Delhi's outskirts to keep away from splurging at restaurants, malls and salons ... Read more...

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‘Stoning will happen in Britain too if sharia allowed’


March 21st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Brutal punishments like whipping and stoning could become widespread in Britain if Islamic Sharia law is allowed to thrive, a member of the House of Lords ... Read more...

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Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurant


March 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to ... Read more...

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Beware of forgotten baby syndrome


March 12th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) While trying to lead a busy lifestyle may turn anyone absent-minded, forgetting about one's own child could be too much. However, many parents have paid a ... Read more...

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Britain’s problem drinkers are middle-aged professionals


March 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) It is the middle-aged professionals, who are Britain's problem drinkers instead of the turbulent teenagers, according to the country's Office for National Statistics.Twenty-two percent of the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners


March 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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AIRE mask turns breath into electricity


March 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new invention turns the human breath to electricity. The mask, called AIRE, uses tiny wind turbines to convert the breath to electricity which can be ... Read more...

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Poll panel accepts Khurshid’s apology (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday accepted Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's apology after it complained about his defiance of its earlier order censuring him for ... Read more...

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FBI software to scan tweets to predict crimes


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) American intelligence agency FBI is reportedly developing new software to scan social networks Twitter and Facebook to look for emerging threats and predict crimes.The FBI ... Read more...

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Cycling drive for clean Yamuna


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Encouraging a sporty way to raise awareness among people about need to keep the Yamuna clean, a cyclothon is being organised by an NGO Swechha ... Read more...

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BJP won’t tolerate religion-based quota: Uma Bharti (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Wednesday accused the Congress of a "bigoted mentality" for talking of "religion-based reservation" ahead of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Jaspal Rana quits BJP, joins Congress


January 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) In a boost to the Congress ahead of Uttarakhand assembly polls, former international shooter Jaspal Rana Tuesday joined the party after quitting the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Rare 1793 Penny fetches more than $1 million at Florida auction


January 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare coin has been bought for more than 10 million times its value during an auction. The 1793 penny may be one of the first ... Read more...

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‘Honour’ crimes rising rapidly in Britain


December 4th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) The number of crimes against girls and women carried out by their families or communities in Britain rose by 47 percent in just a year, police ... Read more...

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APOEL Nicosia make Champions League breakthrough


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Dec 2 (IANS) APOEL Nicosia made history by becoming the first team from Cyprus to reach the pre-quarterfinals in the UEFA Champions League.APOEL's goalless draw at Zenit St. ... Read more...

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British hospitals waste money importing food from China


November 28th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Hospitals across Britain are wasting millions of pounds by importing food from Thailand and China instead of making patients' meals from local produce, a study has ... Read more...

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Anna gets MCD nod for another hunger strike


November 27th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has given the go ahead to social activists led by Anna Hazare for a hunger strike in the ... Read more...

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Judge refuses to jail man for downloading child porn


November 24th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A judge in Britain provoked outrage for sparing a man who downloaded hundreds of child pornography pictures of a jail term, stating that such a punishment ... Read more...

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