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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Afghan taekwondoka gives country first medal in London


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at ... Read more...

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Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket appoints Lorgat as advisor


July 31st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) Tuesday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat as a special advisor to the board.Lorgat, who concluded his ... Read more...

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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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Brazil faults European response for economic crisis


July 14th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS/EFE) European governments are wrong to address their region's economic woes by diminishing labour rights, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday, calling instead for policies ... Read more...

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Sport fundamental for Italy’s future, says CONI president


July 11th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 11 (IANS) Italy needs to invest more in sports education that is fundamental for the country's future, the president of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Gianni ... Read more...

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‘West Indies favourites for T20 World Cup’


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that the West Indies will be the team to beat in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup which kicks off in Sri ... Read more...

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China calls US criticism over human rights as ‘biased’


May 26th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has described the US government report on Chinese human rights practices as "biased" and suggested it to stop interfering in other nations' internal affairs, Xinhua ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

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Eritrea tops list of 10 most censored nations


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa region, leads the list of top 10 most censored countries in the world, according to an international non-governmental organisation, ... Read more...

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Argentina looks to stem imports of Mexican-made autos


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Argentina is looking to reduce its imports of automobiles manufactured in Mexico in light of that country's refusal to revise the 2002 bilateral automotive trade ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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Northeeast trade forum wants Sumo wrestling in Olympics


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian state Assam is soon to join the league of countries demanding inclusion of Sumo wrestling in the Olympic Games.A leading trade forum based in ... Read more...

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Umpire kills cricket fan with bat


January 30th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cricket umpire has gone on hiding after killing a teenage cricket fan with a bat. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Nazrul Islam.Police say ... Read more...

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Writer to move court against ‘Satanic Verses’ ban


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Editor and writer Nilanjana Roy plans to move court against the ban on Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", said a source in the committee that petitioned ... Read more...

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Writers seek revoking ban on ‘The Satanic Verses’


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) A group of independent writers and artists Sunday presented a petition supporting the right of all artists and writers to freedom of expression and revoking of ... Read more...

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Three women tortured, killed in El Salvador


January 16th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salvador, El Salvador's National Civilian ... Read more...

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Seychelles president hails relations with UAE


December 14th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 13 (IANS/WAM) Seychelles President James Alix Michel has hailed his country's relationship with the United Arab Emirates, saying the UAE was an "oasis of security, peace and ... Read more...

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Daylight saving time 2011


October 31st, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States and Canada will have to wait for one more week before they turn back their clocks because of Daylight Saving Time 2011. Several other ... Read more...

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Today is World Teachers’ Day 2011


October 5th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Teachers all over the world will be honored today (the 5th of October) for their contribution to society. Teachers play enormous role in society and civilization so ... Read more...

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Johar, Bahl to present Van Heusen India Men’s Week finale


August 20th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The grand finale of the third edition of Van Heusen India Men's Week (VHIMW) is going to witness immaculate, well-tailored garments from filmmaker Karan ... Read more...

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UAE, a good place to live, says daily


August 10th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) now attracts more young migrants than other countries like the US, Australia and Switzerland, a daily said Wednesday."This is not ... Read more...

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Tomorrow is Coast Guard Day


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 4rd of August every year has been set aside to celebrate the work of coast guards. The day has been declared the Coast Guard Day and ... Read more...

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Over half of Indian kids are without immunisation


July 20th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) More than half of Indian children under the age of two do not receive comprehensive routine immunisation, a study by an NGO said Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Unilever opens $100 mn plant in Mexico


July 7th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever opened a $100 million state-of-the-art deodorant plant in the central Mexican state of Morelos that incorporates solar energy and will ... Read more...

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Indian TT has bright future: Swedish coach


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Not many, including India's top table tennis star Sharath Kamal, expected Anders Johansson to be the national coach. To everyone's pleasant surprise, the renowned Swede ... Read more...

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Without UN effort, piracy elimination difficult: India


June 27th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) With pirate attacks on merchant ships in the Indian Ocean increasing, India Monday said it would be difficult to root out the menace without the ... Read more...

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Study says that Norway is the best country to be mom


May 4th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has ranked the best place to be a mother. The ranking come just days before this year’s Mother’s Day. The study ranked Norway ahead ... Read more...

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India is capable of taking out 26/11 perpetrators: Air chief


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India said Monday it has the capability to take out the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike in the manner the US had eliminated ... Read more...

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Subo’s Lent sacrifice on sweets helps charity


April 25th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): It has emerged that Susan Boyle had given up sweets for Lent in support of a charity.The 'Britain's Got Talent' star gave up the indulgence to support the ... Read more...

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My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a ... Read more...

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US declines comment on cash-for-votes to win n-deal vote


March 18th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The US has declined to comment on a purported cable released by WikiLeaks suggesting that India's United Progressive Alliance government sought to win the 2008 trust ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen receives 74,040 applications for internship


March 10th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just days after Charlie Sheen announced that he was looking for an intern he has reportedly received more than 70,000 applications from all over the world.There ... Read more...

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Inflation in China a cause of worry for the West


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): With inflation continuing to remain at an all-time high in China over the past few months, complaints surfaced in the west that China's uncontrolled fiscal expansion and ... Read more...

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