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Assad offers Eid prayers


August 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Syrian state TV Sunday aired live footage of embattled President Bashar al-Assad performing special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, in a rare public appearance in ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Police : Vt. Farmer crushed cops cars with tractors


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Newport, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An incident occurred recently at Newport on 2nd August that astonished not only the sheriffs but the residents as well. A 34 year old farmer, Roger Pion ... Read more...

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Chinese military base in South China Sea


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China will deploy a military garrison at its newly established administrative base in Sansha city in South China Sea, a media report said Monday.China's Central Military ... Read more...

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Siberian Uranium plant boss held for bribe


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The director of a Siberian uranium enrichment plant and two of his deputies have been detained on suspicion of graft, according to state-run nuclear power ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves heavy fines for protestors


June 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of Russian parliament in its final hearing Tuesday approved a controversial law that greatly increases the maximum fine for participating in ... Read more...

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Police to question pop star Justin Bieber over alleged assault


May 29th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators plan to question teenage pop star Justin Bieber after he allegedly hit a photographer at a shopping center near Los Angeles ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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Former Ukrainian minister jailed


April 13th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Ukraine Thursday sentenced a former defence minister to five years in jail for abuse of office.Valeriy Ivashchenko, who served in then prime ... Read more...

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China mulls equal ratio of rural, urban lawmakers


March 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will elect deputies to its top legislature next year in a ratio same as that for populations in rural and urban areas, according to a ... Read more...

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Chinese women lawmakers’ clothes cause online buzz


March 5th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) The decision of 30 women lawmakers to wear a traditional outfit and not a formal suit at the opening of the annual parliamentary session sparked an ... Read more...

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German parliament passes Greece bailout deal


February 28th, 2012 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) The German parliament Monday passed the second bailout package for Greece worth about 130 billion euros ($174.4 billion) to help the country avoid a default.The German ... Read more...

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Greek parliament approves austerity plan


February 13th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's parliament has approved austerity measures requested by the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund to secure a 130-billion euro ($170 billion) bailout to avoid ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan welcomes international observers for January polls


December 24th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan has said it would welcome international observers to monitor landmark parliament elections in mid January that would pave the way for a multi-party legislature in ... Read more...

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Man returned to beer after bank robbery


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port Richey, Fla., Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A robber returned to his beer at a bar just moments after he had robbed a bank nearby. Sheriffs say the 52-year-old suspect was identified ... Read more...

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Putin’s party keeps majority in Duma


December 5th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party has won 238 of 450 seats in elections to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, ... Read more...

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Italian PM Berlusconi resigns


November 13th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano Saturday, Italy's presidential palace said.Berlusconi, Italy's longest-serving premier since the end of ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wins vote but loses majority, asked to quit


November 9th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 8 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his majority in the lower house of parliament in a crucial vote on a financial bill on Tuesday.Berlusconi received less ... Read more...

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Jackson doctor found guilty; fans, family cheer verdict


November 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 8 (IANS) Fans of Michael Jackson erupted in cheers as a US court jury found Jackson's physician, Conrad Murray, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh sets out on yatra across Uttar Pradesh


September 12th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav Monday set out on a three-month road-trip across Uttar Pradesh to highlight the Mayawati regime's ... Read more...

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US still backs India on UNSC seat despite Syria vote


August 24th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it's in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz deputies sacrifice sheep to drive evil spirits away


April 21st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) After witnessing two popular revolts, a bloody fistfight and a police raid that turned up a Kalashnikov in the parliament chamber, the Kyrgyz legislature Thursday saw ... Read more...

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12-pack beer theft ends in fatal crash


April 6th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oakland Park, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 36-year-old man crashed to his death moments after he had stolen a 12-pack of Budweiser Beer from a gas station. The incident took place on ... Read more...

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New ethics code will ban Russian MPs from wearing miniskirts


March 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A new ethics code has been passed that will forbid Russian MPs and their aides from wearing miniskirts and indiscreet behaviour that may tarnish the image of parliament.According ... Read more...

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China will face “abyss of internal disorder” if it strays: lawmaker


March 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 12 (ANI): One of China's top legislators has warned of a possible "abyss of internal disorder" if the country strays from the "correct political orientation".China will never adopt a multi-party ... Read more...

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Amherst woman enters courthouse with monkey in bra


March 11th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amherst County, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman in Amherst shocked court officials when she walked into the Amherst County Courthouse on Thursday with a monkey in her bra.Officials at the court ... Read more...

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China’s top lawmaker rules out western- style political reforms


March 11th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijind, Mar.11 (ANI): Wu Bangguo, Chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said that China will never adopt a multiparty system or other Western-style political models that can challenge the ... Read more...

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China to “basically eradicate poverty” by 2020: Wen Jiabao


March 7th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.7 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that China will "basically eradicate poverty" by 2020.Wen told a panel meeting of the National People's Congress that the State Council is drafting ... Read more...

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China will take an active part in multilateral diplomacy: Premier Wen


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday said China will play a constructive role in helping resolve burning issues and global problemsAddressing nearly 3,000 deputies of the National People's Congress ... Read more...

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China aspires to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 2015


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): China aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent in the five years to 2015, according to Premier Wen Jiabao.Speaking at the opening of ... Read more...

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Asian Games stayed within budget: Guangzhou finance chief


March 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Mar4 (ANI): Asserting that the investment for the 2010 Asian Games was within budget, Zhang Jieming, head of the financial bureau of Guangzhou, has said that the city's budget for the ... Read more...

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Warring Nepal Maoists finally name ministers


March 4th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) After a protracted battle with their ruling ally, followed by fierce wrangling within its own top leaders, Nepal's Maoist party Friday finally announced the names of ... Read more...

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