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Etihad Airways wins Airbus award


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the "Top Operational Excellence Award" by Airbus for its fleet of ... Read more...

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Mumbai Indians elect to field against Pune Warriors


April 6th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh won the toss and elected to field in a Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday.Teams:Mumbai Indians: ... Read more...

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Cobras to bat against T and T


October 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Cape Cobras won the toss and decided to bat against Trinidad and Tobago in a Champions League T20 Group A fixture at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium ... Read more...

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John Travolta’s Qantas safety video ‘angers flight crew’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Hollywood actor John Travolta's new Qantas safety video has been branded 'cringe-worthy' by the airline's flight attendants and pilots, because the actor referred to them as a 'team' ... Read more...

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Tom Hanks to play Capt. Phillips in Somali Pirates movie


March 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Tom Hanks has been signed up to play the role of high-seas hero Captain Richard Phillips, who sacrificed himself to Somali pirates to save his cargo ship's crew.According ... Read more...

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Hanks to play sea captain


March 17th, 2011 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has been cast as heroic sea captain Richard Phillips in a new movie.Phillips hit the headlines in 2009 when his cargo ship ... Read more...

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Damaged Qantas superjumbo QF32 likened to wrecked WW II bomber Memphis Belle


November 12th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): The Qantas superjumbo QF32 double-decker plane that ran into trouble shortly after take-off from Singapore to Sydney, has been compared to the World War II bomber Memphis Belle ... Read more...

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Oz hero pilot dodges major disaster once again


November 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 07 (ANI): An Australian pilot, who saved 466 lives on a Qantas flight, has dodged a disaster once again.Captain Richard de Crespigny was a passenger on flight QF6 when flames ... Read more...

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Somalian pirates attack US ship for second time in seven months


November 19th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nairobi (Kenya), Nov.19 (ANI): Somali pirates have attacked the US ship Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months, but were thwarted by private guards on board.A U.S. surveillance plane was ... Read more...

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Did a drugged chimp attack Charla Nash?


November 19th, 2009 - 2:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is mounting evidence that the 200-pound chimp that attacked the hapless Charla Nash in February this year was drugged. Live Science reported that the chimp ... Read more...

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Pirates attack Maersk Alabama again


November 18th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Somali pirates have attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in less than a year. However it is learnt that the private guards, which ... Read more...

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Pocket watch found off Welsh coast returned- after 130 years!


August 19th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A silver pocket watch, which was lost 130 years ago, has finally being returned to the family of its owner.The watch belonging to one Captain Richard Prichard lay ... Read more...

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Movie on Hostage Captain in the pipeline


May 31st, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by GD
It made headlines when Richard Philips, the captain of a cargo ship, Maersk Alabama, was held hostage for several days by pirates on the lawless Somalia coast. This story will now be ... Read more...

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Manchester City skipper says Ronaldo conning referees


May 9th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Manchester City captain Richard Dunne has accused Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo of conning referees ahead of tomorrow's derby."At times, he can be running so fast any ... Read more...

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Detained Somali pirate to be tried as adult


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) A suspected pirate in the hijacking of a US-flagged ship off the coast of Somalia earlier this month will be tried as an adult, a federal judge in ... Read more...

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Rescued American sea captain could make millions from pirate ordeal


April 17th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.17 (ANI): Rescued Maersk Line Captain Richard Phillips could make millions from giving out information on his harrowing experience as a hostage of Somali pirates for five days."Anything heroic is something ... Read more...

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Clinton’s new tactics to counter pirates include snatching their booty


April 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new plans to battle the pirates in Gulf of Aden, which includes snatching their stolen booty, as the war ... Read more...

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US announces steps to counter piracy


April 16th, 2009 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (DPA) The US will seek an immediate international meeting to broaden efforts against piracy off the coast of Somalia, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday. Clinton ... Read more...

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Killed Somali pirates were all untrained boys with heavy weapons: Gates


April 14th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): The Somali pirates picked off by Navy Seal sharpshooters for holding Captain. Richard Phillips hostage were a ragged band of boys with little experience, but had plenty of weapons, ... Read more...

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Wife of rescued captain awaits his pirate tale


April 14th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (DPA) For five long days, Andrea Phillips waited far from the public eye for news of her husband, who was being held by ruthless pirates two oceans away. With ... Read more...

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Mortar fired at US lawmaker’s plane in Somalia


April 14th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) A mortar was fired Monday at the plane of a US congressman as he was taking off from Somalia's capital, just one day after a US captain was ... Read more...

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US ship crew call for anti-piracy action


April 13th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) Crew members of the Maersk Alabama, whose captain Richard Phillips was freed from the clutches of Somali pirates in a dramatic US Navy operation, paid tribute to ... Read more...

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Somali pirates vow revenge for death of three colleagues


April 13th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.13 (ANI): Somali pirates have vowed to take revenge for the deaths of three colleagues.US Navy snipers shot dead three Somali pirates in a daring assault that freed a captive American ... Read more...

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Navy Seals kill three Somali pirates


April 13th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.13 (ANI): Navy Seals killed three Somali pirates and rescued an American ship captain in a daring operation in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.The encounter ended a five-day hostage standoff ... Read more...

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Snipers kill three pirates, free US ship captain (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (DPA) US Navy snipers shot dead three Somali pirates who were holding the captain of a US-operated cargo ship hostage, ending a brazen standoff in the Indian Ocean ... Read more...

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U.S. Captain Phillips rescued, pirates reported killed


April 13th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by admin
Reporting by Michael van Poppel.SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been rescued after being held captive by pirates on a lifeboat off Somalia for more than ... Read more...

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Somali elders in fresh attempt to free US captain


April 12th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 12 (DPA) Somali elders Sunday began a fresh attempt to secure the release of an American captain being held hostage by pirates on a lifeboat surrounded by US Navy warships, ... Read more...

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Hijacked lifeboat with US captain near Somali shore: Report


April 12th, 2009 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (DPA) Somali pirates were reported to have obtained fuel for their hijacked lifeboat and were moving within 35 km of Somalia's shore late Saturday with the kidnapped US captain ... Read more...

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Alabama ship is in Mombasa; FBI sequesters crew, ship


April 12th, 2009 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Nairobi, April 12 (DPA) The hijacked and liberated US-flagged ship Alabama arrived late Saturday in Mombasa in Kenya, where it has been declared a crime scene by US investigators, a top official ... Read more...

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Somali pirates fail to reinforce embattled comrades (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 11 (DPA) Somali pirates seeking to help their comrades, who are holding the captain of a US-flagged ship hostage on a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, have had to turn ... Read more...

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Somali pirates rushing to help comrades in face-off with US Navy


April 11th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 11 (DPA) Somali pirates were Saturday rushing to the aid of their comrades, who are holding the captain of a US-flagged ship hostage on a lifeboat surrounded by US Navy ... Read more...

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Somali pirates demand ransom as US Navy sends more ships


April 11th, 2009 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 11 (DPA) Somali pirates, holding a US ship captain in a lifeboat and surrounded by two Navy warships, have reportedly sought ransom and safe passage as their brazen standoff ... Read more...

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US Navy steps up pressure on Somali pirates (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 8 (DPA) More US Navy ships were steaming Friday to the coast of Somalia to increase pressure on pirates holding the captain of a US-operated ship on a stranded lifeboat. The ... Read more...

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Somali pirates negotiate with US Navy over hostage


April 10th, 2009 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 10 (DPA) In a dramatic Indian Ocean standoff Thursday, Somali pirates held the captain of a US-operated vessel hostage on a stranded lifeboat and were negotiating with US Navy ... Read more...

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US Navy gearing for standoff with Somali pirates


April 9th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): The United States is gearing up for a standoff with the band of Somali pirates who hijacked a US-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Somalia, as a ... Read more...

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