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17 killed in clashes at Yemen’s interior ministry


August 1st, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 31 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in clashes between the security forces and gunmen belonging to a group of army defectors ... Read more...

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Syria: UN says military operation in Tremseh targeted activists


July 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
TREMSEH, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A military operation carried out in the Syrian village of Tremseh on Thursday targeted mainly army defectors and activists, according to United Nations (UN) observers who visited ... Read more...

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85 Syrian army men defect to Turkey


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eighty-five Syrian soldiers, including an artillery general and 14 lower-ranked officers, have defected and fled to Turkey.The men were placed in the Apaydin refugee camp ... Read more...

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Terrorist infiltration attempt foiled in Syria


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian military Saturday fought back an infiltration attempt by an armed group north of the port of Lattakia, the SANA news agency reported.Syrian servicemen ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Significant devastation in Syria’s Homs: UN official


March 9th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 9 (IANS) Visiting UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, has said the devastation in Syria's Homs city was "significant" and that she was "struck" by what ... Read more...

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Two new faces, 2 defectors in Congress list for Goa


February 4th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) The Congress Saturday released a list of 22 candidates for the March 3 polls in Goa to elect a 40-member assembly.The list contains only two ... Read more...

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11 killed in Syria bus attack


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed Sunday when armed groups attacked a bus in Syria, Xinhua reported.The bus was transporting 14 passengers, including military personnel, when ... Read more...

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North Korea to punish ‘non-mourners’


January 11th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Koreans who did not mourn the death of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il can face at least six months in prison, a South Korean media ... Read more...

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Court declares five Haryana lawmakers as unattached (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Five Haryana legislators, who defected from the Haryana Janhit Congress to the ruling Congress in November 2009, will now be deemed unattached members in the assembly, ... Read more...

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Ex-Syrian soldiers name 74 who killed protesters


December 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Syrian soldiers have identified by name 74 commanders and officials responsible for attacks on unarmed protesters, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Rebel army formed in bid to oust Gaddafi


February 27th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 27 (ANI): Army leaders in eastern Libya who are opposing the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi regime are reportedly preparing to dispatch a rebel force to Tripoli to support the uprising there. ... Read more...

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Pak democracy will not be allowed to be hijacked by ‘lotacracy’: Babar Awan


February 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 27(ANI): The practice of 'lotacracy' is back and in full swing in Pakistan's Punjab province after a very long time, Federal Law Minister Babar Awan has said.But "democracy will not ... Read more...

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Defectors, independents, dissidents - all part of Hooda government


February 13th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda does not only head a coalition government in the state, but one full of independents, defectors and not-so-friendly Congress ... Read more...

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Not returning to Congress, says Sangma


February 11th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Friday said he would not return to the Congress on political compulsions. "I am the monarch ... Read more...

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Hooda expands ministry, includes HJC defectors


January 28th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Friday expanded his ministry, inducting four new cabinet ministers, including two legislators who had defected from the Haryana Janhit Congress ... Read more...

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North Korea soldiers chase defectors into China to kill


January 12th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) In a rare cross-border pursuit, North Korean troops chased their seven defectors into China and shot five of them dead, the Daily Mail reported here.According to South Korean ... Read more...

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Human excreta, skinny jeans, adult films ’selling like hot cakes in N.Korea’


December 29th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 29 (ANI): Skinny jeans, adult films and even human manure were among some of the must-have items for North Koreans, according to a South Korean professor who has interviewed ... Read more...

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Haryana speaker asked to decide on defectors within 4 months


December 20th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday directed the Haryana assembly speaker to decide within four months on the disqualification of five legislators who defected. Justice Ajay ... Read more...

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Relieved Yeddyurappa hails verdict disqualifying rebels


October 29th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday hailed the judicial verdict upholding the disqualification of 11 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators who revolted against him."It is a historic ... Read more...

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South Korean President expects Kim Jong-un to continue dynastic rule in North Korea


October 12th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Oct 12(ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said that Kim Jong-il's third son, Kim Jong-un, is expected to continue the dynastic succession in North Korea."It seems quite clear North Korean ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s youngest son ‘made military general’


September 28th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), Sep 28(ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, has been promoted as a military general, the clearest sign yet that he is in line to succeed ... Read more...

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Bickering Afghans failing to lure Taliban defectors due to lack of money, leadership


September 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.7 (ANI): With Afghans bickering over who should run a 250 million dollar program to lure low-level Taliban fighters away from the insurgency, international donors have decided to go slow ... Read more...

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‘Russia trained 4,000 Myanmar nuclear officers’


August 6th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 6 (DPA) Russia has trained 4,185 Myanmar military officers in nuclear sciences over the past decade but only a "sprinkling" of scholars have pursued the positive uses of the ... Read more...

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Burma refutes nuclear weapons program allegations


June 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Yangoon, June 12, (ANI): Putting all speculations at rest, Burma has officially denied that it is developing any nuclear weapons program.The Foreign Ministry of Burma has claimed that anti-government groups in ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban defectors reverting back to insurgency over failed Govt promises: Report


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.23 (ANI): Numerous low-ranking and second string Taliban commanders who had shunned the insurgency in Afghanistan, have now rejoined the violent extremists, with the government failing to keep its promise ... Read more...

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Japanese newspaper publishes rare photo of Kim Jong-il’s successor


April 20th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20(ANI): A Japanese newspaper has published a rare photograph of a man, identified as Kim Jong-un, the youngest son and likely successor to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.The Mainichi newspaper ... Read more...

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Suspended Haryana legislators seek governor’s intervention


March 9th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Opposition members of the Haryana assembly Tuesday sought Governor Jagannath Pahadia's intervention after they were suspended a day earlier for the rest of the budget session. The opposition ... Read more...

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Haryana opposition suspended for rest of session


March 8th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) The entire opposition present inside the Haryana assembly Monday was suspended from the house for the rest of the budget session, as they disrupted proceedings demanding a ... Read more...

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Japan sees historic political change, Yukio Hatoyama elected PM (Lead)


September 16th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 16 (DPA) One-time opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama was elected Japan's prime minister Wednesday by parliament, ushering in a sea change in Japanese politics. Both chambers of the Diet selected the 62-year-old ... Read more...

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US CENTCOM chief says Brit soldiers are the world’s best


August 21st, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.21 (ANI): U.S. CENTCOM chief General David Petraeus has described British troops as the world's best, as they spectacularly hunted down al-Qaeda bombers for him while he led the victorious ... Read more...

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North Korea to put US journalists on trial Thursday


June 4th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), June 4 (ANI): Two American journalists will go on trial in North Korean capital Pyongyang on Thursday.The great question is the degree to which Laura Ling and Euna Lee ... Read more...

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This Congress loyalist tries, tries, tries again to contest


March 13th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, March 13 (IANS) Sniggered at in Goa Congress circles and the butt of jokes among the local media fraternity, Arsenio D'Silva has been trying unsuccessfully for over 30 years ... Read more...

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Germany’’s neo-Nazi party using meltdown to rebuild Reich


March 8th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Mar. 8 (ANI): Members of Germany''s radical neo-Nazi party plan to rebuild Hitler''s Reich using the current economic crisis, a report has disclosed. To build-up their expose on the increasingly ... Read more...

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”Mass executions” taking place in North Korean prisons


November 18th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Nov.18 (ANI): A former North Korean camp guard has revealed that mass executions, torture and sexual violence against prisoners are a regular feature in that country''s prison camps. According to An ... Read more...

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