32 ‘criminals’ killed in Egypt operation

September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) A total of 32 "criminal elements" were killed in Egypt's "lawless" Sinai peninsula in a military operation held in coordination with Israel, Xinhua reported.Military spokesman Ahmed ... Read more...

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US tests new `avatar’ border agent technology

August 28th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Tucson (Arizona), Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Homeland Security is testing an advanced technology whereby an "avatar" agent interviews some Mexican visitors when they cross the border at ... Read more...

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286 kg marijuana found in vehicle in Hungary

August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 25 (IANS) Hungarian authorities discovered 286 kg of marijuana, valued at about 580 million forints ($2.6 million) in a supposedly "empty" vehicle at a checkpoint on the Serbian ... Read more...

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Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria

August 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early ... Read more...

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Chinese woman held for smuggling deer genitals

August 13th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese woman has been held in Russia while trying to smuggle dried deer genitals in her purse.Employees at the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe international passenger checkpoint in ... Read more...

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13 policemen killed in Egypt

August 6th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 13 policemen were killed and 10 others injured in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai, medical and security sources said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers killed at Somalian assembly meet venue

August 1st, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two suicide bombers were shot dead in Mogadishu when they approached a venue of the Somalia's National Constituent Assembly meeting Wednesday.A policeman was also ... Read more...

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Colombian soldiers caught carrying cocaine

July 6th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 6 (IANS/EFE) An officer, a non-commissioned officer and three enlisted men were arrested along with four civilians when they were stopped at a checkpoint on a highway in ... Read more...

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Four dead in Colombia bus attack

June 21st, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (IANS) Four bus passengers, including a pregnant woman, died in Colombia Wednesday when the rebels opened fire on their vehicle, authorities said.The bus was attacked after the ... Read more...

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UN observers shot at in Syria: Ban

June 7th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 7 (IANS) UN observers trying to reach the scene of the latest reported massacre of Syrian villagers were shot at with small arms, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ... Read more...

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UN convoy comes under fire in Syria

May 14th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) A convoy of UN observes in Syria came under fire while touring al-Qusair area near central Homs province Sunday, local media reported.None of the observers were ... Read more...

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UN observers pelted with stones in Syria

May 12th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 12 (IANS) Unidentified people pelted a UN observers' convoy with stones Friday near a suburban area of Syrian capital city of Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to witnesses, the convoy ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Iraq attacks

April 19th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 19 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 24 injured in a series of bomb attacks, including a suicide bombing, in Iraq Thursday, said an interior ministry ... Read more...

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‘The Social Network’ actor found with pot

January 27th, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Armie Hammer, seen in "The Social Network", had to spend a night in a Texas jail after he was found in possession of marijuana.The ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg detained for cannabis on bus

January 10th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly been detained for carrying small amount of cannabis in his tour bus, but later he was released.The 40-year-old, who has been ... Read more...

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Three killed in Iraq bombing

December 26th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 26 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 14 injured Monday morning after a suicide bomber targeted a police checkpost near the Iraqi interior ministry's compound.The bomber ... Read more...

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Disco-loving cops colour Chandigarh crime scene

December 14th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) He faked his rank and uniform, drove in a stolen SUV, frequented discotheques and night clubs and did everything to impress girls. While none of this ... Read more...

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14 die in Baghdad bombings

October 12th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 12 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 59 wounded in car bomb attacks in Baghdad Wednesday, authorities said."A total of 14 people were killed and 59 ... Read more...

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2.3 tonnes of marijuana seized in Mexico

October 9th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexican soldiers confiscated 2.3 tonnes of marijuana and arrested nine people in separate drug busts in northwestern Mexico, authorities said Saturday.The first action led to ... Read more...

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Indonesian soldiers charged with torture after killing civilian

July 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Three Indonesian soldiers were indicted for killing a civilian in the province of Papua, which made international headlines after a torture video was made available on the ... Read more...

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Two cops busted with a tonne of cocaine

June 21st, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 21 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's border police arrested two of their own officers found to be smuggling 966 kg of cocaine in a vehicle, authorities said Monday.The drug was ... Read more...

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17 wounded in Colombia car bomb blast

June 20th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 20 (IANS) At least 17 were wounded in a car bomb explosion in a Colombian city, authorities said here Sunday.The blast occurred in the Colombian city of ... Read more...

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Suicide car bomb in Iraq kills three securitymen

June 6th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tikrit (Iraq), June 6 (IANS) Three security personnel, including an Iraqi army officer, were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a suicide car bomb explosion in Tikrit city, a ... Read more...

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Gaza stops Palestinians from approaching Israel border

June 5th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza/Tel Aviv, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Gaza had to set up checkpoints on the border with Israel Sunday to prevent Palestinian demonstrators marking the anniversary of the 1967 ... Read more...

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Intrepid Gurkha gets top bravery medal from Queen

June 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A Gurkha, who fought off 30 Taliban on his own to thwart an assault on his checkpoint in Afghanistan even when his ammunition ran out, ... Read more...

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Two policemen killed in Pakistan attack

May 30th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Two Pakistani policemen were killed Sunday in an attack by motorcycle-borne gunmen at a checkpoint in Quetta city, a media report said.The gunmen opened fire at ... Read more...

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Yemen denies military base’ seizure by militants

May 28th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 28 (IANS) The Yemeni defense ministry has denied reports suggesting anti-government armed tribesmen took control over military bases and shot down military planes outside the capital, ... Read more...

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‘Fuelled by Viagra’ Gaddafi forces using rape as weapon against rebel children, women

April 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 26 (ANI): Fuelled by Viagra, the forces of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, are reportedly using rape as a weapon of war against rebels, including children as young as eight ... Read more...

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Libya frees woman allegedly raped by militia after branding her a ‘prostitute’

March 28th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 28 (ANI): The Libyan government has said that it has released the woman who had burst into a hotel full of foreign journalists to say that she was abducted and ... Read more...

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Gurkha gets Britain’s second highest bravery medal for fighting Taliban in Afghanistan

March 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25(ANI): A Gurkha who single-handedly fought off an attack by at least a dozen Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been awarded Britain's second highest medal for bravery, the Conspicuous ... Read more...

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Palin gives no reason for not visiting Palestinian occupied Bethlehem during Israel trip

March 22nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has not given any reason why she had skipped crossing an Israeli checkpoint to visit the Palestinian occupied territory of Bethlehem during ... Read more...

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Visually impaired participate as navigators in a Delhi car rally

March 13th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Facing the odd challenges in their lives, the visually impaired persons turned up as navigators in a car rally organized here on Sunday.These visually impaired persons took ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces intensify fight to retake oil port of Ras Lanuf

March 12th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 12 (ANI): Libyan troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have reportedly intensified their fight against rebels while attempting to retake the oil port of Ras Lanuf on Friday.The government ... Read more...

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BBC journalists face torture, mock execution by Gaddafi’s regime

March 10th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10(ANI): Two journalists working for the BBC in Libya were arrested, tortured and subjected to a mock execution by security forces of Muammar al-Gaddafi's government.According to the Guardian, a reporter ... Read more...

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Blast hits border town in southern Afghanistan, casualties reported

February 24th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News
SPIN BOLDAK, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A large explosion rocked a border town in southern Afghanistan on Thursday morning, officials said, causing an unknown number of casualties.A spokesperson for the NATO-led International ... Read more...

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