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Clashes outside US embassy in Cairo leave 200 injured


September 14th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some 200 people were injured in clashes outside the US embassy located in the Egyptian capital, said an official related to ambulance service Thursday."Eight people ... Read more...

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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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Cornered by cops, robber in El Salvador kills himself


August 31st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) A man killed himself with a gunshot to the head when he was cornered by police after he and an accomplice robbed passengers on a ... Read more...

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CPC elects younger delegates to national congress


August 14th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected younger and more grassroots-level delegates to attend its upcoming national congress, a senior party official said here Tuesday.About ... Read more...

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Olympics: Chinese anti-doping official warns athletes


July 24th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese anti-doping official warned the country's athletes to avoid "accidental mistakes" during their stay in London for the Olympic Games.Three thousand tests had been planned ... Read more...

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No choppers on board ships to Syria: Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-run arms company has denied that any of its warships presently heading for Syria were carrying Mil Mi-25 helicopter gunships.Rosoboronexport said it had tried ... Read more...

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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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Russia, France to develop armoured vehicle


June 30th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS) Russia and France will jointly develop a new armoured vehicle soon, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said. The two countries have already made a model of ... Read more...

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Chinese region eyes 15 mn tourists by 2015


June 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's picturesque Xishuangbanna region near the Myanmar border is planning to attract 15 million tourists annually by 2015.Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai prefecture, said ... Read more...

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French rape case: Indian law will prevail, says Krishna


June 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after French consulate official Pascal Mazurier was arrested for allegedly abusing his minor daughter, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna stressed Wednesday that he ... Read more...

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French diplomat arrested for sexually abusing daughter


June 19th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) Bangalore Police early Tuesday arrested French diplomat Pascal Muzurier on the charge of sexually abusing his minor daughter."We have arrested Mazurier and taken him into custody ... Read more...

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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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China launches Shenzhou-9 with first woman astronaut


June 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China launched its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country's first female astronaut aboard Saturday.Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded carrier rocket -- Long March-2F, blasted off from the Jiuquan ... Read more...

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French diplomat accused of sexually abusing minor daughter


June 15th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) A case has been registered against a French diplomat here on a complaint by his wife that he had been sexually abusing their minor daughter, a ... Read more...

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China to send first woman astronaut into space


June 15th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) China will send its first woman astronaut into space when it launches its fourth manned spacecraft Saturday evening, Xinhua reported.The space mission's major task is to ... Read more...

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Iran sends troops to Syria


May 30th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards ... Read more...

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Two officials sacked after mine flood in China


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Two officials in China have been sacked following flooding in a coal mine that left nine people dead, the authorities said Thursday.The two officials who are ... Read more...

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Mars astronauts may be risking DNA damage


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future astronauts working on the Red Planet's surface risk general changes in health at the DNA level because of an increased radiation exposure, a prominent ... Read more...

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China installs largest optical telescope in Antarctica


April 19th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese expedition team to Antarctica has finished installing and testing the largest optical telescope in the snow-capped region, experts said.The AST3-1 Antarctic Survey Telescope was ... Read more...

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WHO praises Cuba’s health care system


March 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 28 (IANS) Cuba's health care system has a lot to teach the world, the deputy head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Anarfi Asamoa-Baah said he was impressed ... Read more...

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Soviet soldier to be buried 30 years after Afghan war


March 24th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a Soviet soldier who died in Afghanistan 30 years ago will be reburied in his home country, former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, following ... Read more...

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Kazakhs find love on Sharia dating website


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A dating website -- based on Islamic Sharia law -- for Muslims in Kazakhstan with "sincere intentions" to create a family has now been launched ... Read more...

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China readies next generation rockets


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China is planning to launch is next generation Long March-5 carrier rocket in 2014.Chinese experts have succeeded in developing the hydrogen box that will store fuel ... Read more...

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Russian election commission website hacked


March 5th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The website of Russia's Central Election Commission came under hacker attack from within Russia and abroad during the presidential election, a top official said.The commission's ... Read more...

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Chinese officials sacked for dumping baby bodies


March 1st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Two officials at a hospital in China were Thursday sacked for dumping the bodies of 16 dead foetuses and babies as "hospital waste". The bodies were ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Chinese workers released in Egypt (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Two Chinese workers who were Thursday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from the Egyptian capital have been released, officials said.Chen Jiannan, deputy head of the Chinese People ... Read more...

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Two Chinese workers kidnapped in Egypt


March 1st, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals working at a stone factory in the Egyptian capital were Thursday kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, officials said.Chen Jiannan, deputy head of the Chinese ... Read more...

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China’s oil reserves went up 20 percent in 2011


February 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources has said the country discovered 1.37 billion tonnes of oil reserves in 2011, up 20.6 percent from a year earlier.It ... Read more...

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Iran might go on a preemptive strike


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran raised the tensions between the Islamic state and its foes further when the country revealed that a preemptive strike is possible. An Iranian army commander gave ... Read more...

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Iran tries 32 for $2.6 bn bank fraud


February 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Thirty-two people were tried in an Iranian court Saturday for cheating banks out of $2.6 billion, the official media reported.They could face death if convicted, Xinhua ... Read more...

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China to build museum to preserve Quran copy


February 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) A county in northwest China will spend four million yuan (around $635,000) to build a museum for the preservation of a 1,000-year-old copy of the Quran.Officials ... Read more...

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Iran prepares to strike back if attacked (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran would strike back at any location from where attacks against it were mounted and was preparing itself against western plans aimed at mounting pressure on ... Read more...

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Iran to strike back if attacked


February 5th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran will strike back at any location from where attacks against it are mounted, Fars news agency quoted a senior military commander as saying Sunday."Any ... Read more...

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China to create 400,000 jobs for ethnic minorities


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will create 400,000 jobs this year for ethnic minorities in the country's western Xinjiang Uyghur region, the government said Thursday.Ma Mingcheng, deputy head of the ... Read more...

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Russian election chief accused of spying for Britain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov has been accused of spying for Britain after he personally invited deputy head of the British diplomatic mission ... Read more...

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