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Syrian opposition group decries insult to Prophet Mohammad


September 14th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) A major Syrian opposition group has expressed its distress over the insults caused by a US movie towards Prophet Mohammad but also stated that it is ... Read more...

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BJP downplays ex-Gujarat minister’s conviction


August 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday downplayed former Gujarat minister Mayaben Kodnani's conviction in a Gujarat riots case, calling it a "legal process"."We don't want to politicise ... Read more...

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Assam violence: Sonia warns against partisan finger-pointing


August 28th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Warning against "partisan finger-pointing" over the Assam violence, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday called for "strictest possible action" against those who targeted people from ... Read more...

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Insane to accuse girl of blasphemy: Pakistani daily


August 21st, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The blasphemy law has become a death warrant at the hands of mob vigilantism, a Pakistani daily said after an 11-year-old girl afflicted with Down syndrome ... Read more...

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Man arrested for questioning Mamata, activists condemn incident (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was Saturday arrested from West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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Apology, hate mails after ‘killer’ spoof on 101-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh


August 5th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) A recently-surfaced TV spoof on 101-year-old Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh in which he is mocked at and eventually killed after being run over by a ... Read more...

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Don’t reject state-run sports, says Chinese daily


August 4th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily has objected to the "total repudiation of the state-run sports system" for its "gold medal first" strategy that has evoked increasing criticism ... Read more...

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Defamation can cost $160,000 in Russia


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a defamation bill into law that carries a fine of up to $160,000, the Kremlin press service said Monday.The ... Read more...

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UN rights resolution on Syria beyond mandate: Russia


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Human Rights Council resolution on the Houla massacre in Syria goes beyond its mandate and contradicts the May 27 UN Security Council statement, ... Read more...

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Every fifth British adult is illiterate: Report


March 29th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) One in every five adults in Britain is functionally illiterate, or has insufficient reading and writing skills for ordinary practical needs, a report has revealed.It means ... Read more...

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Team Anna’s allegations regrettable: Congress


March 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Terming the allegations levelled against politicians by Team Anna as "highly regrettable", the Congress Monday said it stood for dissent provided there is dignity of ... Read more...

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Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike


March 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance has once again come under the scanner with Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lashing out at ... Read more...

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Italy recalls embassy staff from Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 14 (IANS) Italy announced Wednesday that it was suspending all activities at its embassy in Syrian capital Damascus and has recalled its diplomatic staff.In a statement, the Italian ... Read more...

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Raja seeks review of apex court’s 2G verdict


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Jailed former telecom minister A. Raja Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking the review of its Feb 2 judgment in 2G case on the grounds ... Read more...

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave


February 29th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.EU ... Read more...

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Bangladesh journalists protest couple’s killing


February 12th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Bangladeshi journalists Sunday warned of waging a movement for the resignation of the home minister if the killers of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi ... Read more...

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BJP condemns ink attack on Ramdev


January 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday condemned the ink attack on yoga guru Baba Ramdev here."The ink throwing on Baba Ramdev is shocking and ... Read more...

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Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court


January 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Egyptian billionaire is going on trial for “insulting” Islam on Twitter. Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris, regarded as one of the wealthiest men in Egypt, tweeted the ... Read more...

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US condemns Iran death verdict to ‘CIA spy’


January 10th, 2012 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) The US Monday condemned the death sentence given to an alleged "CIA spy" by an Iranian court, Xinhua reported."If true, we strongly condemn such a verdict ... Read more...

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Facebook flooded with condemnation for Indian’s killing


December 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Social networking website Facebook has been flooded with comments condemning the killing of Indian student Anuj Bidve in Manchester with one terming the killers "vermin".The ... Read more...

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Italy decides to recall its ambassador to Tehran


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome/Brussels, Dec 2 (IANS) Italy has decided to recall its ambassador to Tehran, in the wake of Tuesday's attack by Iranian protesters on the British embassy.Alberto Bradanini, Italian ambassador to ... Read more...

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UN chief for protecting civilians caught in war


November 10th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for stronger global accountability and more "fundamental responsibility" in efforts to protect civilians caught in war.Ban's statement came at ... Read more...

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UN condemns Somalia suicide attack


October 5th, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 5 (IANS) The UN has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Somalia's capital city Mogadishu that killed at least 70 people and injured 150 others.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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Cash awards flow in for miffed hockey players


September 14th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday announced Rs.1.5 lakh to each member of the Indian hockey team after they rejected a paltry Rs.25,000 reward from cash-strapped ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns Delhi attack; vows to combat terror


September 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 8 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms Wednesday's terrorist attack in Delhi and reiterated its determination to combat all forms of terrorism ... Read more...

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‘Yvonne The Runaway Cow’ now allowed to roam free


August 31st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Germany says Yvonne the runaway cow will now be allowed to roam freely in the Bavarian woods. The brown and white animal escaped from its ... Read more...

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Pitbull `very surprised’ by Lindsay Lohan lawsuit


August 26th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Aug 26 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-American rapper Pitbull said Thursday he was shocked to learn he had been sued by American actress and singer Lindsay Lohan, who claims the mention ... Read more...

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Lohan sues Pitbull


August 21st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Lindsay Lohan has slapped Pitbull with a lawsuit for poking fun at her in the lyrics of his hit single "Give Me Everything".In the song ... Read more...

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London violence spirals, over 560 held (Fourth Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Hooded rioters looted shops, set buildings alight and clashed with the police as arson spread from London to other cities of Britain Tuesday. At least ... Read more...

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450 held as riots singe Britain (Third Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Hooded rioters looted shops, set buildings alight and clashed with the police as arson Tuesday spread from London to other big cities in Britain. At ... Read more...

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Cameron to rioters: You will feel full force of law


August 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Rioters will "feel the full force of the law", warned Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday after he cut short his holiday following three days of ... Read more...

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UN Security Council condemns Syria crackdown (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Amid intensifying violence in Syria, the United Nations Security Council, of which India currently holds the rotating presidency, Thursday condemned the Syrian government's crackdown on ... Read more...

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Pakistan fast slipping into chaos: Imran


July 31st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Pakistan, in the absence of "basic governance", was fast slipping into complete chaos, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said.Imran, also the founder chairman of the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Body of Telangana youth shifted to native village


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Amid tight security, police shifted the body of a Telangana youth who committed suicide in Delhi for a separate Telangana to his village in Moinabad ... Read more...

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Anti-Jaitapur activists allege Rane disrupted their protest


July 11th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The Konkan Bachao Samiti Monday accused Industries Minister Narayan Rane for allegedly disrupting on Sunday an annual meeting of different NGOs who were protesting against the ... Read more...

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