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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping (Letter from Hyderabad)


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) During Ramadan, shopping for Eid in the walled quarter of Hyderabad does not end with the night. In fact, it picks up at night with the ... Read more...

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Ukraine to unveil memorial to Steve Jobs


July 28th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A memorial to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be unveiled in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa.A two-metre, hand-shaped steel memorial has a ... Read more...

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12 die in Egypt building collapse


July 15th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Cairo, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people have been killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Egypt's second-largest city of Alexandria Saturday, Al-Arabiya TV channel reported.According to Egyptian ... Read more...

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Homeless couple return $10,000 found on Brazil street


July 10th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS/EFE) A homeless couple turned over to police a bag containing about 20,000 reais ($10,000) that they found abandoned on a street in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Swedish biker denied 666 license plate renewal


June 8th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Authorities in a Swedish city have denied the renewal of a motorcycle license plate containing the number 666 to a man saying the number was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Madonna should be denied Russian visa: Theologian


April 6th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A prominent Russian Orthodox Church theologian has called on the government to deny a visa to Madonna, who plans to lend her support to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Officer who covered grenade gets Russia’s highest honour


April 4th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian battalion commander who died after diving on a grenade to protect others has been posthumously awarded the country's highest honour, the "Hero of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Berlin gets ‘Don 2′ trail, thanks to ’sexy ambassador’


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 2 (IANS) You can relive the thrills of "Don 2" by retracing the trail left by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan during the shooting of the sleek ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi not an option for agitation: Kiran Bedi


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The winter cold in the national capital ruled it out as an option for Anna Hazare's agitation from Dec 27 for a strong Lokpal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Team Anna moves court against steep ground charges


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare's India Against Corruption (IAC) group Thursday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court against the Rs.3.77 lakh daily rental demanded by city ... Read more...

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Team Anna to move court against ground charges


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Anna Hazare's India Against Corruption (IAC) group said it will move court Thursday against the Rs.3.77 lakh daily rental demanded by city authorities for allowing ... Read more...

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Four Chinese held for killing, mutilating prostitutes


December 13th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Four robbers who targeted prostitutes, killing and mutilating their victims, have been arrested in a Chinese city, authorities said Tuesday.The four suspects, three men and a ... Read more...

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Toxic fumes kill six in China tunnel


December 10th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) Six workers suffocated to death after inhaling toxic smoke in an under-construction railway tunnel in China's Chongqing city, authorities said.The incident took place Friday when welders ... Read more...

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World’s largest nativity scene set up in Mexico City


December 9th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City authorities have set up the Guinness-certified largest nativity scene in the world as part of their Christmas festivities.The nativity scene, which cost $2 ... Read more...

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Russian gays plead for end to crackdown


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gay community Friday called for an end to what they see as an ongoing crackdown spearheaded by the ruling United Russia party.The appeal came ... Read more...

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New York won’t tolerate Wall Street violence: Mayor


November 6th, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the city authorities would not allow the violence that swept Oakland to be repeated in New York.In ... Read more...

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Amritsar to join Green Pilgrim Cities movement


October 28th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar in India will join the Green Pilgrim Cities Network aimed at greening pilgrimage to be launched in Assisi, Italy, from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

London-style AC double-decker buses for Kolkata tourism


October 17th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Taking forward Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise to make "Kolkata into London", the city authorities will soon introduce two open-deck AC double-decker buses for sightseeing."Two ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fugitive found working as prison guard in China


September 30th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) A man on the run for 10 years after severely assaulting his wife has been found working as a prison guard in a Chinese city.Authorities are ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa shelter razed in Moscow


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As Moscow prepares to unveil a bronze monument of Mother Teresa, city authorities here have demolished a shelter owned by her Catholic order, citing lack ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hyderabad under high security for Ganesh immersion


September 10th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A thick security blanket has been thrown over Hyderabad for the Ganesh idols immersion processions Sunday, officials said.Nearly 30,000 security personnel, including paramilitary forces, have been ... Read more...

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24 die due to US heat wave


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US National Weather Service has sounded a high-temperature alert in 30 states, after a heat wave resulted in the death of at least 24 people.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Geelani under house arrest in Srinagar


June 17th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Syed Ali Geelani, the hardline separatist leader and chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat group, was placed under house arrest here Friday.A police officer came to Geelani's ... Read more...

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Bhopal shopping mall bulldozed


May 8th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 7 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh capital city's mall, made famous by Bollywood director Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" which was shot there, has been reduced to rubble.Under the biggest anti-encroachment ... Read more...

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Baldies unite! Call to stop lighting project in Chinese city


April 30th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 30 (IANS) A man has sought the support of at least 1,000 people who have shaved their head bald to stop a lighting project that he says will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eight slain at birthday party in Mexico


April 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Eight people were slain at a birthday party in a Mexican city, authorities said.The victims, ranging in age from 17 to 48, were found dead ... Read more...

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5 killed in attack on Mexican bar


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 3 (IANS/EFE) Five people were killed and three were wounded in an attack on a bar in this Mexican city, authorities said.Arturo Sandoval, spokesman for the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stone Age rock shelters in Pakistan facing danger


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): About 20 rock shelters in Pakistan, some dating back to the Stone Age are under threat from construction work and are facing danger of being destroyed due to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Yorkers losing patience with Mayor Bloomberg over snow chaos


December 30th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 30 (ANI): Public pressure is mounting on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the poor management of snow clearing up operations in the Apple City. According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Doctor shot dead in Mexican city


December 24th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen shot dead a doctor outside his house in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez city, authorities said.Alfonso Perez Dominguez was killed Wednesday as he got into his car ... Read more...

Posted in World |

4 killed during football game in Mexican city


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Four people, including two minors, were shot dead and another was wounded while playing soccer in this Mexican city, authorities said.The attack was perpetrated Tuesday afternoon ... Read more...

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Stackable electric cars, telepresence screens ‘just a generation away’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): According to a new vision of the future set out today, stackable electric cars and 'telepresence' screens are just one generation away.The study, Megacities on the Move, suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

9/11 workers exposed to toxic dust approve 625 ml dollar settlement with New York City


November 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): Ground Zero workers, who were exposed to toxic debris after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have reached a settlement with New York City authorities that would ... Read more...

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