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Upgraded tanks arrive in Canada


September 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 14 (IANS) Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay has announced the arrival of upgraded Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army.The tanks were purchased five years ago as ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council polls


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party was the overall winner at elections held in three local councils a day earlier, showed official results released Sunday.The United Peoples Freedom ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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17 killed as rains create havoc in Pakistan


September 9th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and over 20 others injured in several rain-related accidents in eastern and southern Pakistan Sunday, reported Xinhua, citing local media ... Read more...

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30 wounded in Iraq bombings


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 30 people were wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's Baquba city, Xinhua reported.The coordinated attacks took place Saturday. Two roadside bombs ... Read more...

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Five Iraqi soldiers killed in separate attacks


September 5th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 4 (IANS) Two Iraqi army officers and three soldiers were killed and three other people wounded in separate attacks in northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.... Read more...

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Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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6 killed in Iraq violence


August 25th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (IANS) A total of six people including a local official were killed and five others injured Saturday in separate gun and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said.... Read more...

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50 Taliban killed in NATO drone strike


August 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 50 suspected Taliban militants were killed Saturday when a pilotless NATO plane bombed Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, Xinhua reported.The drone targeted four ... Read more...

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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... Read more...

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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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Cuba tests biofuel vehicle


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has for the first time tested in a vehicle biofuel from the jatropha plant produced in a new factory on the island, state-run media reported ... Read more...

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Chinese fishing ships detained by Russia


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Two Chinese fishing ships have been detained off Russia's far-eastern region, Chinese officials in Russia have said.According to the Chinese consulate in the port city of ... Read more...

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Cuba unveils its first biodiesel plant


July 17th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 17 (IANS) Cuba's first factory designed to turn seed oil into green fuel opened Monday, with the capacity of producing more than 100 tonnes of biofuel a year.The ... Read more...

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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Afghan woman official killed in blast


July 14th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) An Afghan woman official and her husband died and 11 other people were injured when a sticky bomb attached to the couple's car went off in ... Read more...

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Afghan education official shot dead


July 8th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) An Afghan education official abducted 10 days ago was Sunday found shot dead in the western province of Badghis, Xinhua reported.Mohammad Mehdi was kidnapped along ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to establish warning system for n-disasters


June 30th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Atomic Energy Authority is to set up nuclear disaster early warning system in the naval bases around the island in the wake of increasing ... Read more...

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North Korea girl dies saving Kim portraits


June 28th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 28 (IANS) North Korean officials have posthumously honoured a 14-year-old girl who drowned in a flood while trying to save portraits of leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, ... Read more...

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Jindal Steel to exit Bolivia’s largest mining project


June 11th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 11 (IANS/EFE) India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd plans to pull out of a contract to develop a massive iron-ore deposit in eastern Bolivia, President Evo Morales' ... Read more...

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Assad orders formation of new government


June 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 6 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered former agriculture minister Riyad Farid Hijab to form a new government for the conflict-stricken country, state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Three killed, nine injured in Iraq


April 30th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 30 (IANS) At least three people were killed and nine injured Sunday in separate attacks in Iraq, police said.In eastern province of Diyala, two policemen were killed and ... Read more...

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South African government accelerates land reforms


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday."The government has set a ... Read more...

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6 killed, 10 wounded in Iraq attacks


April 16th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 16 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 wounded in separate attacks carried out in different places of Iraq Sunday, said police.In Iraq's northern city of ... Read more...

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Passenger bus overturns in southeast Kenya, killing 12


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by BNO News
MAZERAS, Kenya (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people were killed on late Sunday afternoon when a passenger bus overturned and fell into a ditch near Kenya's second-largest city of Mombasa, police said on ... Read more...

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25 killed, over 170 wounded in Iraq attacks


March 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and over 170 wounded Tuesday in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, the police said.The deadliest attack occurred in ... Read more...

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Two policemen killed in Iraq bombings


March 9th, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 9 (IANS) At least two police officers have been killed and six people injured in separate bomb attacks in Iraq, Xinhua reported.A roadside bomb struck a police vehicle ... Read more...

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Taliban leader, five others killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) In a massive manhunt launched across Afghanistan, a key Taliban leader named Mullah Musazai responsible for killing five Polish soldiers last year was shot ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic shipwreck toll rises to 16


February 6th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the shipwreck off the northeastern Dominican Republic has risen to 16, a navy spokesperson said Sunday."We have recovered five bodies, four men ... Read more...

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13 killed in Iraq bomb attacks (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and eight injured in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq Thursday, said police.In northern Iraq, three people were killed ... Read more...

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Two foreigners kidnapped in Pakistan


January 20th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A German and an Italian were kidnapped from central Pakistani city of Multan Thursday night, a media report said Friday.Gunmen abducted the foreigners from Qasim Bala ... Read more...

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Cuba to enlarge farm programme to boost rice output


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) Cuba plans to enlarge to 40,000 hectares a Vietnam-aided effort to expand production of rice, official media said Monday.Given the positive results of the joint project, ... Read more...

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Unidentified gunmen attack Iranian bus in eastern Turkey, injuring 8


November 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- Unidentified gunmen attacked an Iranian bus in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, local media reported on Wednesday. Eight people, including a young child, were injured in the shooting.The attack ... Read more...

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2 killed, 16 injured in attacks in Iraq


November 13th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 13 (IANS) Two people were killed and 16 others, including 13 Iranian Shiite pilgrims, were injured Sunday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in central Iraq, police said. ... Read more...

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