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Cops turn into robbers in Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A gang suspected of high-profile robberies in Russia's southwestern region of Ingushetia included three police officers, the Russian interior ministry said.According to RIA Novosti, one of ... Read more...

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Goods train derails in Bihar; no casualties


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-six wagons of a goods train derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, damaging tracks and disrupting train services, officials said. No casualties were reported.The train ... Read more...

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20 killed in Nigerian village attacks


July 8th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 8 (IANS) At least 20 people have been killed and many others seriously injured in attacks on villagers in Nigeria's Plateau State, said a top government official.A total ... Read more...

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Peruvian police rescue 10 kids from guerrillas


July 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Police rescued 10 children who had been forcibly recruited by a guerrilla group in southern Peru, President Ollanta Humala said Friday."Ten children have been recovered. There ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Afghan bombing


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 2 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 23 injured when a suicide car bomb went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar city Monday, said an official."Based on ... Read more...

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Two earthquakes hit northeastern states (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Two earthquakes of moderate intensity hit northeastern India Sunday.The first measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre located at the Arunachal Pradesh-Tibet border, and ... Read more...

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Quake hits India’s northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India's northeast Sunday morning. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The quake measured 5.8 ... Read more...

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20 die in China explosion


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 14 injured Friday in a massive blast triggered by oil that leaked from a truck in south China's Guangdong province, authorities ... Read more...

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Two militant leaders killed in Russia


June 28th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The alleged leaders of two insurgency groups in Russia's Dagestan republic have been eliminated, officials said.The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Magomed "Al-Bara" Abdusalamov was shot ... Read more...

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Fire in Mumbai market, no casualties


June 27th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a building in the famed Crawford Market in Mumbai. There are no reports of any casualty, officials said.Eight fire tenders ... Read more...

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Two dead, 100 injured in China quake


June 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Two people died and about 100 others were injured in China in a 5.7-magnitude quake Sunday, the authorities said.The casualties took place in Ninglang county of ... Read more...

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Taliban militants attack hotel near Kabul


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (IANS) Taliban militants have taken some people including women and children hostage by attacking a hotel near Kabul, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces, ... Read more...

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Pune mall catches fire, 15 rescued


June 21st, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 21 (IANS) At least 15 customers and staffers were rescued from a major fire that broke out in a shopping mall here Thursday evening, a fire official said."The ... Read more...

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Massive fire at Maharashtra Mantralaya


June 21st, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday on the fourth floor of Maharashtra's state secretariat Mantralaya here.Massive flames leapt out of most parts of the fourth ... Read more...

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Two Mumbai local trains collide, no casualties (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No major casualties were reported, ... Read more...

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Minor collision between two Mumbai trains, no casualties


June 17th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No casualties were reported.The incident ... Read more...

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Two fires break out in Kolkata, no casualties


June 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Two fires broke out in Kolkata in the early hours of Saturday, in which hundreds of shanties were gutted and a multi-storeyed building was partially damaged. ... Read more...

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Sunstroke toll rises to 36 in Odisha


June 12th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday confirmed four more deaths due to sunstroke taking the toll of heat-related casualties this summer in the state to 36, with temperatures crossing over ... Read more...

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45 militants killed in Afghanistan


June 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (IANS) At least 45 Taliban militants have been killed in operations carried out by Afghan and NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Sunday.The forces launched 10 ... Read more...

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Serial bombings hit Myanmar border town


June 10th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Five bomb blasts took place in quick succession in Muse town on Myanmar's northeastern border Saturday midnight but there were no reports of any casualties, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Fire in finance ministry office, no casualties


June 7th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A fire broke out in two rooms of the finance ministry office at North Block here early Thursday. While no casualties have been reported, office ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed in NATO chopper crash


June 6th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 6 (IANS) Two soldiers with the NATO-led coalition forces were killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service ... Read more...

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Fatally hurt, but Chinese driver saves lives


June 4th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) A Chinese bus driver, who was badly injured by a piece of metal that flew in through the windshield, stopped the bus, turned on the hazard ... Read more...

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Two low-intensity tremors rock Kashmir Valley


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Two light intensity tremors have rocked the Kashmir Valley but there are no reports of casualties or damage to property.Aamir Ali, in-charge of the disaster management ... Read more...

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Nigerian plane with 153 aboard crashes


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 3 (IANS) A Nigerian airplane carrying 153 passengers and crew crashed Sunday in the densely populated former capital of Lagos, CNN reported quoting a state rescue official.The Dana ... Read more...

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Large cargo plane crashes in Ghanaian capital, casualties feared


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:27 am ICT by BNO News
ACCRA, GHANA (BNO NEWS) -- A large cargo plane crashed in the Ghanaian capital of Accra on early Saturday evening after departing a nearby airport, witnesses and airport officials said. A local ... Read more...

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Hundreds homeless as shacks gutted in Delhi (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Hundreds were left homeless after scores of shacks caught fire here Friday, police said. But the fire brigade said only shops, warehouses and residential buildings ... Read more...

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Thousands left homeless as jhuggis gutted in Delhi


June 1st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Around a thousand people were left homeless as about 250 jhuggis (shacks) were gutted in a major fire that broke out in the old quarters ... Read more...

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China sacks official over breach in dam


May 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked following a breach in a dam.Liu Xiaoyang, the Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Majitang township, in central China's ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits deep underneath northern Argentina


May 29th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck deep underneath northern Argentina on early Monday morning, causing no damage or casualties, seismologists and local officials said. Deep earthquakes regularly ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants killed


May 28th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) Over 20 Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Argentina, no casualties


May 28th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Santiago del Estero province in northern Argentina early Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. No casualties ... Read more...

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Minor fire in Mumbai-bound flight, no casualties


May 28th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) A minor fire broke out in an engine of a Riyadh-Mumbai Jet Airways flight shortly after landing early Monday, necessitating an emergency situation at the Chhatrapati ... Read more...

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78 trapped in cable cars rescued in China (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) All the 78 tourists, who were trapped in cable cars suspended in mid-air at a mountain resort in China's Guangxi Zhang region, were rescued Saturday evening, ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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