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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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Missing Chinese leader sends condolences


September 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who disappeared from public view weeks before a Communist Party congress, has sent condolences over the death of an official, a media ... Read more...

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Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use


September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

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Cuba announces steps to save agricultural cooperatives


September 12th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to rescue the system of autonomously managed farming cooperatives known as UBPCs, which cultivate 28 percent of ... Read more...

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Boris Yeltsin’s statue vandalised in Russia


August 25th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument of late Russian president Boris Yeltsin has been vandalised in the Urals, police said Friday.The 10-metre marble statue in Yeltsin's home town of ... Read more...

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Chinese politician’s wife charged with murdering Briton


July 26th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Bogu Kailai, the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, has been charged with murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, Xinhua reported Thursday.Bogu and Zhang Xiaojun, an ... Read more...

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Russia allows NATO to use air base


June 30th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian has given the approval for the US and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base in Ulyanovsk city as a hub for ... Read more...

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Legendary Bengal famine photographer dies at 96 (With Image)


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Legendary progressive photographer Sunil Janah, who documented the Bengal famine of the 1940s with his black-and-white camera and shot to instant fame, has died in ... Read more...

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Left parties to meet June 21 to discuss presidential poll


June 16th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties will be meeting here June 21 to discuss the presidential election, officials said Saturday."We will meet June 21 to ... Read more...

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Manipur ultra nabbed in West Bengal


June 12th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) A self-styled commander-in-chief of Manipur's banned militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has been arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said Tuesday.Following a tip-off, Naorem ... Read more...

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China ordered crystal casket for Mao Zedong’s body


June 10th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) The Chinese government asked a glass manufacturer from Shanghai to build a crystal casket for the body of China's founding father Mao Zedong, government archive documents ... Read more...

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China’s Communist daily hails spirituality


June 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Minus strong spiritual support, a great power like China won't last long, the Communist party's People's Daily said Friday in a commentary on the life and ... Read more...

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Nepal opposition plans anti-government protest


June 5th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) Twenty-two opposition parties in Nepal Tuesday decided to organise a major "show of strength" in the capital Friday against the "unilateral" declaration of fresh parliamentary polls ... Read more...

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Nepal’s opposition parties to hold anti-PM rally


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a bid to exert pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to step down, a group of 19 Nepali political parties have decided to hold ... Read more...

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Chinese held for raping 11 girls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A former Chinese official has been arrested in Henan province on suspicion of raping 11 girls, China Daily reported. All the victims were below 18 years ... Read more...

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Manipur militant nabbed in Guwahati


May 25th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) A hard core militant of a Manipur based rebel group was arrested here and incriminating documents recovered from his possession, Assam Police said Friday.Additional Superintendent of ... Read more...

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Greece to vote in new polls June 17


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece will hold new parliamentary polls June 17 and a court official will head an interim government until then, state television reported.Council of State head ... Read more...

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Soldier, two rebels killed in Philippines


May 13th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a ... Read more...

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Hillary cites Mamata meeting among ‘remarkable experiences’ in India


May 11th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recalled two "remarkable experiences" in India, including a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee to focus on ... Read more...

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Journalists should speak for party: Chinese official


March 27th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A telephone interview with a Chinese government official has drawn a lot of hits after it went online after he said journalists should speak for the ... Read more...

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Putin admits election violations, calls for probe


March 6th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Admitting that irregularities had taken place at March 4 polls that secured his election as president, Vladimir Putin has called for a probe."There were, of ... Read more...

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Russia enters ‘day of silence’


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia entered Saturday into the so-called 'day of silence', a day ahead of presidential elections, when any form of election propaganda is prohibited.Election campaign billboards, ... Read more...

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Putin top campaign spender


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was the top spender in this presidential campaign with 368 million rubles ($12 million), according to financial statements by candidates ... Read more...

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Poll predicts first round victory for Putin


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will win the March 4 presidential election with over 58 percent of the vote in the first round, according to ... Read more...

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Where was Charlie Chaplin born?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British intelligence officers found no record of Charlie Chaplin's birth when they probed him over over suspected Soviet ties, secret files have revealed.The mystery of the ... Read more...

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Manipuri militant nabbed


February 16th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Police have arrested a member of the outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) from a rented house at Lachit Nagar area of Guwahati Thursday.The cadre, identified as ... Read more...

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Chinese vice-president meets US president


February 15th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping called on US President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday and delivered a letter from Chinese President Hu Jintao.Xi is ... Read more...

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Socialism can’t resolve all ills: Fidel Castro (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro says he now realises it was a mistake to think that socialism can resolve all economic problems.Castro made the candid admission during the release ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro releases two-volume memoir


February 5th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro presented a two-volume memoir at a public ceremony in Havana, where he referred to the mistake of believing that with socialism ... Read more...

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Russian election chief accused of spying for Britain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov has been accused of spying for Britain after he personally invited deputy head of the British diplomatic mission ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire Prokhorov joins presidential race


January 26th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS) Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has become the latest candidate to join the country's presidential race, Xinhua reported.The Central Election Commission Wednesday approved his candidacy.It has approved ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges United Russia to ensure Putin wins


December 18th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that the United Russia party's main task is to make Vladimir Putin a "worthy" winner of the 2012 presidential ... Read more...

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United Russia retains parliamentary majority


December 10th, 2011 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling party United Russia will have 238 seats in the new State Duma following the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, a top official has said.The ... Read more...

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Russian police arrest 569 people in second night of poll protests


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police arrested more than 560 people on Tuesday as Moscow witnessed a second evening of protests over alleged electoral fraud by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia ... Read more...

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For peace in parliament, FDI policy ’suspended’ for now


December 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The deadlock in parliament over the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail ended Wednesday after an all-party meeting passed a ... Read more...

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