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Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger sue airline


August 30th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gay couple is suing an airline for allegedly revealing a sex object that was in their luggage. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger are suing the United ... Read more...

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Phony news crew smuggles $9.2 mn into Nicaragua


August 28th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Managua, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Eighteen people arrested last week while trying to enter Nicaragua disguised as a news crew from Mexico's Televisa television were carrying $9.2 million in cash, police ... Read more...

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Costa Rican court rules male inmate can wear women’s clothes


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, May 7 (IANS/EFE) The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that ... Read more...

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Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela


April 10th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 10 (IANS) A Costa Rican diplomat has been kidnapped for ransom in the Venezuelan capital, Costa Rica's foreign ministry said Monday.Guillermo Cholele, a trade attache of Costa ... Read more...

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Estadio da Luz in Lisbon to host 2014 Champions League final


March 21st, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 21 (IANS) UEFA confirmed that the Estadio da Luz stadium in Lisbon will host the 2014 Champions League final while that year's Europa League final will be played ... Read more...

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Speed remebered by Wales at Cardiff City


March 1st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cardiff, March 1 (IANS) There was a sombre mood at the Cardiff City Stadium here Wednesday night as Wales make final fitting tribute to former manager Gary Speed at memorial ... Read more...

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Football violence: Egypt announces three-day mourning


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port Said that saw at least 73 people killed and ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus lashes out at rude fan


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Ageles, Dec 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus was caught on video swearing at a rude fan during her vacation in Costa Rica.Cyrus was making her way to a ... Read more...

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Del Bosque defends players after tepid draw


November 16th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 16 (IANS) Spanish football coach Vicente del Bosque Wednesday defended his side following their disappointing display against Costa Rica in a friendly match.Although Spain scored late goals from ... Read more...

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Funeral of Pocho the Crocodile held in Costa Rica


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siquirres, Costa Rica, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crocodile was given a celebrity funeral in Costa Rica recently. The animal which is named Pocho became an instant Internet hit when the owner ... Read more...

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Ex-Costa Rican president sent to five years in prison


April 28th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Costa Rica's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez has been sentenced to five years in prison for taking kickbacks for granting a lucrative contract to ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen’s security guards to stand trial for attempted murder


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Three men who worked as security guards at Gisele Bundchen's wedding are to stand trial for attempted murder.They are accused of opening fire on two photographers covering the ... Read more...

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Bill Gates buys stake in Mexican company


March 18th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has acquired a 14.7 percent stake in a Mexican company, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America.The firm, Femsa, confirmed that ... Read more...

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‘Gossip Girl’ star Jessica Szohr strips off for soft drink advert


January 7th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 07 (ANI): Actress Jessica Szohr has stripped off and posed in nothing but a slick of body paint for a soft drink advertisement.Painted to look like a reptile, the 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Cocaine packed in toys, candy seized in Nicaragua


December 27th, 2010 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Managua, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) A total of 334 kg of cocaine, which entered Nicaragua hidden in a shipment of candy and toys, was seized during the Christmas weekend, officials said.The cocaine, reportedly ... Read more...

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Mel Gibson puts Costa Rica estate up for sale


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Mel Gibson's Costa Rica estate is on sale for 35 million dollars.The 'Braveheart' star spent 25.8 million dollars on the sprawling holiday retreat in 2007 in a ... Read more...

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Movie chronicling ordeal of 33 trapped Chilean miners in the making


December 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 6 (ANI): The ordeal that the 33 Chilean miners went through after being trapped underground for two months could soon hit the big screen if everything goes according to plan.Two ... Read more...

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Google corrects faulty maps of Nicaragua, Costa Rica


November 8th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.8 (ANI): Google Maps is correcting its faulty maps of Nicaragua and Costa Rica after becoming the culprit in the latest border dispute between the two Central American countries.According to the ... Read more...

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Heidi Montag calls off divorce


October 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Reality TV star Heidi Montag has called off her divorce with husband Spencer Pratt.Montag filed for divorce from Pratt, 27, in July. But after spending time ... Read more...

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Scientists discover two dolphin species using ‘common language’


October 1st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 01 (ANI): A new research has revealed that when two dolphin species come together, they attempt to find a common language.Bottlenose and Guyana dolphins, two distantly related species, often come ... Read more...

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Montag, Pratt spotted kissing


September 17th, 2010 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) "The Hills" star Heidi Montag and her estranged husband Spencer Pratt have been spotted kissing each other, fuelling rumours of a reconciliation between the two. The former couple, ... Read more...

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Oops! Heidi Montag’s boob comes out of bikini in Costa Rica


September 15th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15, (ANI): Former Hills star Heidi Montag looked vaguely horrified when one of her pneumatic breasts nearly escaped from her top as she splashed around in the Costa Rican ... Read more...

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TV star Spencer Pratt arrested in Costa Rica


September 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 13 (IANS) Reality TV star Spencer Pratt was arrested and later released in Costa Rica for illegal possession of a firearm. "Costa Rican jail smells like children's tears. And ... Read more...

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I offer Heidi my most sincere apologies, says Spencer Pratt


September 9th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 09 (ANI): Spencer Pratt recently issued a long apology to Heidi Montag over the couple's impending divorcing.The reality TV villain, 27, also added that he's planning "intense soul-searching" and ... Read more...

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Heidi Montag’s nose bandage sparks ‘more plastic surgery’ rumours


August 28th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, August 28 (ANI): Heidi Montag has sparked rumours that she's undergone plastic surgery again.Rumors that Montag has had more plastic surgery started making rounds after RadarOnline posted new pictures ... Read more...

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Montag blames surgery for marriage breakdown


August 25th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) "The Hills" star Heidi Montag blames her cosmetic surgery makeover for the marriage breakdown with Spencer Pratt insisting he "begged" her not to go under the knife. Montag, ... Read more...

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One dead, 120 injured in Colombia plane crash


August 17th, 2010 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 17 (DPA) An airliner belonging to Colombian carrier Aires crash-landed on the island of San Andres Monday, killing one passenger and injuring 120 others, officials said. The Boeing 737-700 aircraft ... Read more...

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Van der Sloot plans to ‘paralyze the process’


June 29th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lima, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Joran van der Sloot has been charged with robbery and first degree murder of Stephany Flores, who was a 21 year old Peruvian student. He ... Read more...

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Former Honduras president says US behind coup against him


June 29th, 2010 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, June 29 (IANS) Former Honduras president Manuel Zelaya said Monday that the US government was behind the coup carried out against him June 28 last year. The coup was planned in the ... Read more...

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Brosnan teams up with son for Ramchandani’s movie


June 24th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) "James Bond" star Pierce Brosnan is set to star alongside son Sean in the crime thriller "Bonded", which will be directed by Indian-born Mohit Ramchandani. "I want to make ... Read more...

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Nicaragua declares itself to be land mine free


June 20th, 2010 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Managua, June 20 (IANS) Nicaragua has defused over two million land mines in the past 21 years under the "National Mine Clean Up Programme" and has now declared its territory free of ... Read more...

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Avril Lavigne dating Brody Jenner?


June 5th, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 5 (IANS) Singer Avril Lavigne was recently spotted with TV personality Brody Jenner embracing on a beach in Costa Rica. The "Complicated" singer who divorced husband Deryck Whibley in October ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady’s wedding shooting lawsuit dismissed


May 28th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): A lawsuit filed against supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady over an alleged shooting incident at the couple's Costa Rica wedding has been dismissed by a ... Read more...

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Save rainforests to cut poverty


May 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Saving rainforests and protecting land in national parks and reserves can reduce poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand, a new study has shown.Paul J. Ferraro, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Bundchen’s sandal collection inspired by marine life!


April 20th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has revealed her sandal collection is inspired by marine life. The supermodel who endorses the footwear made by Ipanema is donating profits from her new range ... Read more...

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