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Singapore to use surveillance cameras to catch litterbugs


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 30 (IANS) Singapore will set up more surveillance cameras at 100 locations in the next three months to catch litterbugs, who throw items from high-rise housing blocks, said ... Read more...

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Russian kid found living with cows


July 28th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Social workers in Russia's western Urals region have taken into their care a five-year-old girl who spent most of her life in a cowshed.The girl's ... Read more...

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Sage Stallone was dead for several days


July 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Sage Stallone, son of action star Sylvester Stallon, may have been dead for several days before his body was discovered, sources said.Sage was 36. His ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi spreads public health awareness


December 11th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi's municipal body has launched an awareness campaign to explain the importance of maintaining public sanitation in the city's streets and neighbourhoods.The drive's objective ... Read more...

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Cher Lloyd reprimanded for the state of her hotel room


August 10th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British newspaper The Sun has reported that former X Factor winner Cher Lloyd has been accused of messing up the room of a five-star hotel. The ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously thought


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that 'thirdhand smoke'- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces- may be even more of ... Read more...

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Dispute surfaces in Chinese city over discarded cigarette butt for money exchange


October 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): A dispute has surfaced in the Chinese city of Xianyang over residents being offered cold hard cash for each discarded cigarette butt they pick up.The drive, which ... Read more...

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Cigarette butts mean money in Chinese city


October 28th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A city in China has begun offering money to its residents who pick up discarded cigarette butts as part of a campaign to keep its streets clean. ... Read more...

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Now, online DIY DNA test to find out if your partner is cheating on you


August 15th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Suspicious that your partner is cheating on you? Now, buy an online DIY paternity test to check yourself.The company easyDNA.com.au claims its DNA profiling can be performed on ... Read more...

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China’s sexiest tramp’s life set for reel makeover


July 19th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): A movie is being made on a Chinese tramp who shot to fame as a sex symbol after his photograph was posted on the internet.In 2009, 34-year-old Cheng ... Read more...

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18-month-old Chinese girl excretes 21 nails in a month


June 13th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): An 18-month-old Chinese girl is believed to be suffering from Pica - an eating disorder characterized by persistent cravings to eat nonfood items such as dirt ... Read more...

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Cigarette butts may prevent corrosion of steel


May 13th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Cigarette butts, which are usually thrown in the garbage bin and harm the environment, may find practical use in preventing steel corrosion. A new study suggests that community recycling ... Read more...

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Recycling: cigarette butts may help prevent steel corrosion


May 13th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Cigarette butts, termed as "one of the most widespread forms of garbage in the world, " may find practical use as a new way to prevent steel corrosion, ... Read more...

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Cigarette butts found toxic to saltwater and freshwater fish


November 20th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A single cigarette butt is enough to kill 50 percent of fish in ponds, lakes, streams and the ocean, reveals a new study.The research team led by Elli ... Read more...

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Celebrity Still-Life Photographer Irving Penn Dies At 92


October 8th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Irving Penn, a celebrated photographer of the United States died at the age of 92. His works are exhibited in the Chicago Art Institute as well ... Read more...

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Spears’ ex-husband in trouble for not paying rent


October 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Kevin Federline, ex-husband of pop star Britney Spears, has got notice from his landlord asking for $111,692 in damages for leaving the apartment in a mess and ... Read more...

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Hitler’s 39 relatives discovered in Austria, US


September 15th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): Two Belgian 'Hitler-hunters' claim to have traced 39 relatives of the Fuhrer in Austria and the US.Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders and historian Marc Vermeeren say that they pinned down ... Read more...

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Raging forest fire in Jharkhand a cause of concern


March 11th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Mar 11 (ANI): A raging forest fire in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand has become a cause of concern for locals as well as the authorities. Locals say that frequent fires ... Read more...

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Sloshed Amy Winehouse carried out in duvet after post gig party


September 10th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Troubled English singer Amy Winehouse was so knocked out after a festival gig that she had to be carried out of the hotel in a duvet.Winehouse, 24, ... Read more...

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Drunk Winehouse smuggled out of hotel inside a duvet


September 10th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse was so drunk after a performance that she was smuggled out of a hotel wrapped in a duvet. Thesun.co.uk reports that the 24-year-old ... Read more...

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Tihar inmates paint stark images against drug abuse


June 28th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Drugs as the mythological demon Ravan, alcohol as poisonous snakes, a funeral pyre made of cigarette butts...Such stark illustrations have come out of the ... Read more...

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The way you smoke shows a lot about you


June 6th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) The way people smoke says a lot about their status, literacy and socio-economic background, according to a new study. For example, people in poorer suburbs smoke cigarettes closer ... Read more...

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Wanted: 438,000 cigarette butts for Aussie artist!


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): Aussie Adrian Avenell, of Devonport, needs 438,000 cigarette butts to make a sculpture for an anti-smoking project and he wants Tasmania's smokers to help him.The project comprises ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse causes PS3,000 damage to hotel room


February 22nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Amy Winehouses wild ways certainly havent been curbed. The singer caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to her hotel room while preparing for the Brit Awards.The 24-year-old ... Read more...

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Zookeepers trying hard to make a chimp kick the butt!


January 15th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Keepers of a zoo in China are trying really hard to make a resident chimpanzee quit smoking.Philly got addicted to the habit months earlier by picking up ... Read more...

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UK’s MI5 to create DNA database of terror suspects


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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