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Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

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US believed Rajapaksa was responsible for 2009 Tamil massacre: Wikileaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec 3 (ANI): The US ambassador in Colombo, Patricia Butenis, believed that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was responsible for the alleged 2009 massacre of Tamils, according to US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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Sports marketing guru Migala sold on Oz Big Bash concept after watching Ashes


November 27th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.27 (ANI): American sports marketing guru Dan Migala is convinced the Twenty20 Big Bash concept can be a booming success after being suitably immersed by the Super Bowl-style atmosphere of ... Read more...

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Israeli military condemns Brit activists for revealing its ‘war criminal’ soldiers on website


November 20th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Nov 20 (ANI): The Israeli military has condemned British activists for the publication of names and photographs of 200 Israeli soldiers, including senior commanders and low-ranking soldiers, on a US-based website ... Read more...

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing for stranded Palestinians


May 15th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, May 15 (DPA) Egypt opened its crossing point with the Gaza Strip at Rafah Saturday to allow around 8,000 stranded Palestinians to cross into Egypt, the Palestinian Border Crossing Corporation (PBCC) ... Read more...

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Ten wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 22 (DPA) At least 10 Palestinians were injured in three successive Israeli airstrikes overnight and early Sunday on the southern, central and northern Gaza Strip, medical officials and the Israeli ... Read more...

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Mia Farrow troubled by problems in Gaza


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Actress Mia Farrow has said that she is extremely saddened with the news that a Palestinian has suffocated to death after a tunnel collapse under the Gaza Strip ... Read more...

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Israeli airstrike kills three Gaza militants


September 26th, 2009 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Three militants were killed Friday in an Israeli airstrike in the eastern Gaza city, medics and witnesses said. The incident took place in the al-Tufah neighbourhood of the city. ... Read more...

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UAE charity donates vehicles to Palestine


August 20th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Red Crescent Authority in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will donate vehicles to Palestine to boost the capacities of the health and social service institutions in ... Read more...

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Israel hits targets in Gaza after rocket attacks


August 11th, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 11 (Xinhua) The Israeli Army backed by armoured vehicles raided several places in northern and southern Gaza Monday in a bid to stop the latest rocket attacks by militants from ... Read more...

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Over 100 foreigners doing illegal business in Goa: Legislator


August 7th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) The Goa legislative assembly was rocked Friday after a coastal legislator alleged that more than 100 foreigners were illegally doing business along the North beach belt, specifically ... Read more...

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UN official warns of ‘killing field’ in Sri Lanka


May 16th, 2009 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 16 (DPA) A UN official Friday described the coastal strip housing thousands of civilians in northern Sri Lanka as a "killing field", with unattributed UN sources putting the death toll ... Read more...

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India reviews coastal security to check LTTE


May 11th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India Monday took stock of the coastal security to prevent the Tamil Tigers from infiltrating into the country amid the war in Sri Lanka. Defence Minister A.K. Antony ... Read more...

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India worried over Sri Lanka but has limitations: PM


May 9th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) India was "deeply concerned" over the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka but there were limits to what it could do to end the killings there, Prime ... Read more...

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49 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka (Lead)


May 9th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) At least 49 Tamil rebels, including 14 Sea Tigers, were killed in two clashes with Sri Lankan forces, the defence ministry said Saturday. Two Sea Tiger boats, including an ... Read more...

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Canadian academics come out in support of Tamils


May 6th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Canadian academics have launched a campaign to seek their government's intervention in Sri Lanka to end the conflict between government forces and the Tamil Tigers. In a letter to ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran trapped in coastal strip


May 5th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran is trapped in a small coastal strip, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake said Tuesday. He also told parliament that there would not be ... Read more...

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Playing politics with Tamil lives in Sri Lanka (Comment)


May 4th, 2009 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Sri Lanka's beleaguered Tamil community deserved better from Tamil Nadu. As the West gets hyper to know what it can do to end the killings of innocent civilians ... Read more...

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Britain, France discuss Sri Lanka war, protest in Colombo (Third Lead) (With images)


April 29th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Britain and France Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the plight of civilians caught in Sri Lanka's war, sparking noisy protests outside the British high commission here by ... Read more...

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It is impossible for Prabhakaran to flee now: Military (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 24th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Puthumathalan (Mullaitivu), April 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's military strongly believes that Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a small coastal strip in the north and has ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka, vows to fight on


April 24th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Kilinochchi, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a coastal strip in the north and has told his cadres that he ... Read more...

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UN chief urges LTTE to lay down arms


April 24th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 24, (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday expressed his concern over the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka and repeated his appeal to the Tamil rebels to lay down arms to ... Read more...

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After Kilinochchi, is Rajapaksa awaiting Kalinga? (Comment)


April 20th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Even the pictures could not have fully captured the immense joy President Mahinda Rajapaksa may have felt when he victoriously toured Kilinochchi, the once quaint Sri Lankan town the ... Read more...

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Indian military doctors save lives in Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) As Sri Lankan troops battle the Tamil Tigers in their very last bastion, a small group of Indian doctors are quietly treating scores of ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges global community to pressurise LTTE (Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, rather than asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa appeals to world community to exert pressure on LTTE


April 18th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, instead of asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits former LTTE hub Kilinochchi (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday paid a surprise visit to Kilinochchi, the former political hub of the Tamil Tigers, officials here said.Government troops captured Kilinochchi, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s holiday truce begins, LTTE kills soldier (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's temporary truce with the Tamil Tigers began Monday to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year even as the rebels killed a soldier in a sniper ... Read more...

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Protesters arrested for demanding removal of ship beached in Goa


January 26th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Over 200 people including a legislator of the ruling Congress party were arrested Monday morning as they were marching towards this state capital to protest the government's failure ... Read more...

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Israel’s unilateral ceasefire in Gaza goes into effect (Second Lead)


January 18th, 2009 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 18 (DPA) Israel's unilaterally-declared cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip entered into effect at 2 a.m. (0000 GMT) Sunday, in accordance with the announcement by Prime Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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Gun barrels replace beer bottles as Goa enters festive mode


December 24th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 24 (IANS) Gun barrels have begun to outnumber beer bottles on the otherwise merrily buzzing beaches of Goa, as the state slipped into Christmas mode with armed bunkers on beaches ... Read more...

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Egypt holds parleys to renew truce in Gaza


December 20th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Dec 20 (Xinhua) The Egyptian leadership has launched intensive talks to renew a truce between Israel and Palestine in the Gaza Strip, a senior Fatah movement official said Saturday. The truce ... Read more...

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Hamas, four factions agree to resume dialogue


August 17th, 2008 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
DPA Gaza, Aug 17 (DPA) The Islamic Hamas movement and four Palestinian factions agreed Saturday to resume an internal dialogue aimed at reconciliation, for which they welcomed Egyptian and Arab support. Representatives of ... Read more...

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PLO considers declaring Gaza a ‘rebel region’


August 10th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ramallah, Aug 10 (Xinhua) The executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), its highest decision making body, has been considering declaring the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip "a rebel region", sources said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Israel stops Gaza fuel deliveries after rocket attack


June 4th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Gaza, June 4 (Xinhua) Israel Wednesday closed the Nahal Oz fuel depot, which supplies most of the Gaza Strip's fuel, after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants seriously wounded a worker near ... Read more...

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