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DMK dumps Congress for local body polls


September 15th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The DMK Wednesday night announced that it will go it alone in the October local body elections in Tamil Nadu, snapping ties with its partners Congress ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 34 in Peshawar funeral (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) At least 34 mourners were killed and 42 injured Wednesday in a suicide attack at a funeral near Pakistan's Peshawar city, media reports said.The blast ... Read more...

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Man blows himself up outside Moscow shopping centre


February 27th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS) A man blew up himself with a grenade in an apparent suicide attack at the entrance to a shopping centre in Moscow Saturday, media reports said.Interfax news agency ... Read more...

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Chinese minister sacked from party post


February 12th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 12 (IANS) The Chinese railway minister was Saturday sacked from his post in the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) for violation of discipline.Minister Liu Zhijun has been removed from ... Read more...

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Mubarak refuses to step down, says won’t bow to pressure (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) A defiant Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday refused to step down and said he will not bow to pressure, squashing swirling speculation that he was going to ... Read more...

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Egypt’s credit rating downgraded (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS) Egypt's credit rating and economic outlook have been downgraded by rating agencies due to the ongoing political unrest. Credit Agricole bank revised downward its growth forecast for Egypt ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns WikliLeaks expose


November 29th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan Monday condemned the expose by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks and said it was still analysing the information contained in the sensitive US diplomatic cables."The US administration ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Report: Al-Qaeda sent operatives to Germany, Britain


November 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Germany on Wednesday said the country's security agencies have evidence that two to four potential terrorists are planning to attack Germany and the UK within weeks, officials and ... Read more...

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20 killed in US drone attack in Pakistan (Lead)


November 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) At least 20 suspected militants were killed Tuesday in the Ghulam Khan area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal region when a US drone targeted a training ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Wyclef Jean abandons presidential bid in Haiti


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (DPA) Wyclef Jean has abandoned his bid to become president of Haiti, the hip-hop star said in a statement Tuesday. "After weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection with my ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama expected to raise currency spat with Wen


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has stepped up his criticism of China's currency policy and could address the issue when he meets later this week with Chinese Premier ... Read more...

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Gay activists arrested in Moscow


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (DPA) At least ten gay activists protesting against the anti-homosexual stance of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov have been arrested, police told interfax news agency Tuesday. One of those in custody ... Read more...

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US drone strike kills seven in Pakistan


September 21st, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (DPA) At least seven alleged militants were killed Tuesday by a missile launched from a suspected unmanned US aircraft in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area, security officials said. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea to choose new leadership next week


September 21st, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (DPA) North Korea's ruling party will meet next week to choose a new leadership circle, the state news agency KCNA reported. The meeting is expected to make clear the succession ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills six in Pakistan


September 20th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (DPA) At least six alleged militants were killed Monday in a missile strike in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani security officials said. Three more people ... Read more...

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IAEA facing ‘crisis of credibility’, says Iran


September 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 20 (DPA) Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi Monday questioned the authority of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- in the most recent instance of his country's increasingly deteriorating ... Read more...

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S. Africa’s Zuma slaps down nationalist ANC youth wing


September 20th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (DPA) South African President Jacob Zuma Monday slapped down the nationalist youth wing of his African National Congress (ANC), telling a key party conference the Youth League's conduct was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN wants broadband for half the world by 2015


September 20th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (DPA) Half of the world's population should have access to high-speed internet within five years, the UN said Sunday. The world's governments should put internet access at the ... Read more...

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Somali Islamists storm broadcaster


September 20th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 20 (DPA) Fighters with Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab miliita stormed the headquarters of radio and TV broadcaster in the capital Mogadishu over the weekend, reported the online portal maareg.com Sunday. The rebels, ... Read more...

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20 Tajik soldiers dead after rebel attack


September 20th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Sep 19 (DPA) Suspected terrorists attacked a convoy of troops in the central Asian nation of Tajikistan Sunday, killing 20, according to local media. The convoy was in eastern Tajikistan, about ... Read more...

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30 killed in Iraq attacks (Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi media and military sources. The al-Yaqen news website ... Read more...

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18 killed, 98 injured in Iraq attacks


September 19th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 18 people were killed and 98 injured in a series of attacks and bombings across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi military sources. Nine people were killed and ... Read more...

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No stoning sentence against Iranian woman: Ahmadinejad


September 19th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 19 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted that there has never been a sentence of death by stoning against a woman accused of adultery and complicity in the death of ... Read more...

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Pope concludes Britain visit with mass, beatification


September 19th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI is due to end his four-day official visit to Britain Sunday with the beatification of a 19th century English convert, seen by the Catholic Church ... Read more...

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NATO head vows continuing support for Afghanistan


September 19th, 2010 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 19 (DPA) NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen pledged continuing support from the military alliance for Afghanistan after voters chose a new parliament. "NATO will continue its engagement on behalf of ... Read more...

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Taiwan issues warning as Typhoon Fanapi approaches


September 18th, 2010 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, Sep 18 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Saturday instructed local authorities to prepare for evacuations and to secure areas against Typhoon Fanapi, which was gaining strength as it approached the island. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venezuela will not let in designated US envoy


September 18th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he will not let Larry Palmer, the designated US ambassador to Venezuela, into the country. Palmer is unsuitable as an ambassador, Chavez ... Read more...

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Obama appoints consumer protection advocate


September 18th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Friday named a Wall Street critic to oversee the creation of a new consumer protection agency. Obama appointed Elizabeth Warren, 61, to serve as ... Read more...

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60 feared dead in accidental explosion in Sri Lanka (Lead)


September 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (DPA) At least 60 people were feared killed when a stock of dynamite exploded Friday inside a police station in eastern Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said. Major General Udaya ... Read more...

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Colombian police arrest parrot in crime raid


September 17th, 2010 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 17 (DPA) Police in the Colombian city of Barranquilla "arrested" a parrot after it helped several alleged drug dealers and thieves get away during a raid, the daily El Heraldo ... Read more...

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Pope travels to Britain for four-day visit


September 16th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 16 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Thursday left Rome to travel to Britain for a four-day state visit set to include meetings with Queen Elizabeth II, government officials, and leaders of ... Read more...

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Boeing teams with Space Adventures for private space flights


September 16th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (DPA) Houston-based Boeing Company Wednesday said it has a tentative agreement with Space Adventures Ltd to provide seats for private passengers into outer space. The seats would be on board ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (DPA) Paris police evacuated the Eiffel Tower late Tuesday after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been placed on the popular tourist attraction, France Info radio reported. Some 2,500 ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills 11 militants in Pakistan (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (DPA) At least 11 militants were killed Tuesday in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, Pakistani security officials said. An intelligence official ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nadal stretches ATP lead with US Open title


September 14th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 14 (DPA) Rafael Nadal stretched his lead atop the men's tennis rankings courtesy of Monday's US Open crown while beaten finalist Novak Djokovic moved into the second place. Spain's Nadal, ... Read more...

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