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Starbucks eyes China market


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Starbucks Corp expects China to become its second-biggest retail market measured by the number of its stores by 2014, following just behind the US.John Culver, president ... Read more...

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Global manhunt for Chinese rogue banker


March 27th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China has launched an international hunt for a former bank chief accused of fleeing with more than 100 million yuan ($16 million) illegally raised from relatives ... Read more...

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Japanese tsunami ship drifting to Canada


March 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A Japanese fishing vessel, swept away by the 2011 tsunami, has been found adrift off the west coast of Canada, the BBC has reported.An aircraft patrolling ... Read more...

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Family not upset with leaked video: Mia Uyeda


March 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Canadian model Mia Uyeda, who will be seen in the forthcoming movie "Blood Money", says her family is not upset after seeing the leaked intimate video ... Read more...

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LSD lowers relapse among alcoholics


March 9th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, March 9 (IANS) A single dose of psychedelic drug LSD helped heavy alcoholics cope with the after-effects while lowering the possibility of a relapse, according to several studies.The results ... Read more...

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All-terrain wheelchair for disabled use


March 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) An all-terrain wheelchair with tracks instead of wheels that can go almost anywhere has been developed by scientists.The Action Trackchair is made by Action Manufacturing in ... Read more...

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China to conduct 5th Arctic expedition in 2012


March 6th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will conduct its fifth Arctic expedition this year, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Monday.China will enhance cooperation with other countries, including Canada and Iceland, ... Read more...

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Berry’s ex asks her to pay $20,000 per month


March 5th, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has reportedly filed a legal suit against her asking the actress to pay him about $20,000 a month.Tmz.com reported that ... Read more...

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Britain braces for cold again


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) After enjoying balmy weather in late February, Britain is set to be plunged into freezing temperatures this weekend.The temperatures could hit as low as minus five ... Read more...

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Falak coping well, could be out of ICU soon


March 1st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Falak, a two-year-old baby admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with grievous injuries in January, is doing well and may be ... Read more...

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Canada launches aerospace review


February 28th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Feb 28 (IANS) The Canadian government has launched an aerospace review to boost economy.David Emerson, a retired cabinet minister, will lead a three-member advisory council to examine how government, ... Read more...

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Yuvraj Walmiki out of 2012 London Olympic hockey qualifiers


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's promising forward Yuvraj Walmiki Thursday has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2012 London Olympics hockey qualifiers with a hamstring injury.Chief coach ... Read more...

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No room for error in defence, says Dilip Tirkey


February 20th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former India hockey captain and veteran defender Dilip Tirkey, a member of the national team's support staff, was happy with the defence in the first ... Read more...

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Indian women’s hockey team has to work on few areas: Coach


February 19th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar was pleased with the team's 4-1 thrashing of Canada here Sunday but said there was still room for improvement ... Read more...

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Iran tries 32 for $2.6 bn bank fraud


February 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Thirty-two people were tried in an Iranian court Saturday for cheating banks out of $2.6 billion, the official media reported.They could face death if convicted, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Are smses affecting kids’ reading skills?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Text messaging could be stunting children's reading skills, a Canadian study has revealed.A study of students at the University of Calgary in Canada showed that those ... Read more...

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Buffett firm to open 1,000 ice cream stores in China


February 10th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) The International Dairy Queen (IDQ), part of American business mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, plans to open 1,000 ice cream stores in China, a media ... Read more...

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Russia to fulfill arms obligations to Syria


February 10th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS) Russia said Thursday that it would continue to implement all of its obligations concerning arms supplies to Damascus and rejected setting up a "group of friends" ... Read more...

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Ukraine to launch telecom satellite


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 28 (IANS) Ukraine plans to launch its first telecommunications satellite in 2013, an official said."The satellite will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013," head of the ... Read more...

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It’s an honour to be in ‘Jism 2′: Sunny Leone


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian Canadian porn star Sunny Leone says she is honoured to get a chance to work with the Bhatts, who have given her the lead role ... Read more...

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Phelps wins 400m medley gold at Austin meet


January 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) American swimming star Michael Phelps won the men's 400-meters individual medley at the Austin Grand Prix.The 16-time gold medallist at the Olympics dominated the medley ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro through foreign eyes: global system lacking global etiquettes


January 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hurrying down the steps of a Delhi Metro station, I jump into the first available train. Eyes stare at me. I am not only the lone woman in the train car ... Read more...

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Recession makes NRIs want to move back to India


January 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) With recession affecting the world economy, people of Indian origin settled abroad are now evincing interest in returning to India where they feel the growth ... Read more...

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Chennai Open: Raonic too good for Hanescu


January 4th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Playing well within himself, talented Canadian Milos Raonic, the fourth seed, brushed aside Victor Hanescu 6-1, 6-4, in just 74 minutes to enter the third round ... Read more...

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300,000 teddy bears recalled in US


December 29th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Around 300,000 teddy bears sold in the US and Canada are being recalled due to risks of children choking, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.The ... Read more...

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Canada not to renew bid for UN Security Council seat


December 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 29 (IANS) Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said that his government would not renew its bid for a two-year temporary seat at the UN Security Council. In ... Read more...

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Bieber wins hearts at charity fund-raiser


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) At 17, Justin Bieber knows how to keep his young fans happy. At a charity fund-raiser here, he made a personal donation of $500,000, and even ... Read more...

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US tops list of global charity


December 21st, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has topped a list of countries taking part in charity, followed by Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Russia was ranked 130th in the ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson thinks that her unborn baby is a girl


December 6th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After keeping her pregnancy under the lid for several months, Jessica Simpson recently revealed her baby bump. Last week, Simpson revealed that she is going to ... Read more...

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Bieber wants to celebrate X-mas with family


December 1st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber says he wants to spend Christmas with his family.The 17-year-old revealed he doesn't want expensive gifts, but instead hopes to get some time ... Read more...

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Mexico receives $13.4 bn in foreign investment


November 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexico attracted $13.4 billion in foreign direct investment during the first nine months of 2011, down 6.5 percent from the same period of last year, ... Read more...

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US to unveil new sanctions on Iran


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US will outline new sanctions on Iran to increase pressure over its nuclear programme, the State Department said Monday.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury ... Read more...

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Twisted trees found in Siberia are ‘proof of Bigfoot’


November 14th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siberia, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigfoot hunters say they have found the strongest evident yet to back their claim that creature really exist. The evidence, as presented to the world by the ... Read more...

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Yeti nests found in Russia?


November 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Experts from Russia, Canada, the US and Sweden went on an expedition to Siberia and reportedly found nests of the elusive Bigfoot or the legendary creature ... Read more...

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Today is the 36th anniversary of the sinking of the ore carrier ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’


November 10th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thursday marked the 36th anniversary of the sinking of the ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald. The massive ore carrier sank after it encountered a massive storm on the ... Read more...

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