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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia helps end conflict


September 6th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could put pressure on the Syrian authorities to help resolve the conflict in the country, a Syrian opposition leader said.Fathi Jamous, leader of the ... Read more...

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Indian economy’s growth slows to 5.5 percent in first quarter


August 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy grew at a much lower pace of 5.5 percent in the first quarter of this fiscal, as per official estimates of the ... Read more...

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Prepare to take power: Germany, Italy tell Syrian opposition


August 30th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti have called on the Syrian opposition to prepare to take over power in the country."The ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition asks US to introduce no-fly zone


August 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition Syrian Support Group has called on the US to immediately establish a no-fly zone over Syria.The group, which represents the rebel Free Syrian ... Read more...

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Twin blasts kill 12 at Syria funeral


August 29th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twin blasts during a funeral killed at least 12 people and injured 48 in a predominantly Christian suburb of Syrian capital Damascus, Syria's state TV ... Read more...

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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Terrorist leader killed in Syria


August 13th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities have killed one of the ringleaders of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has been active since the beginning of the uprising in ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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Iran warns against foreign military intervention in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi Saturday warned against military intervention by foreign forces in Syria, the ISNA news agency reported.If the foreign forces enter ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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Britain’s retail sales volume goes up


July 20th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Britain's retail sales volume increased slightly in June by 0.1 percent from May, but rose 1.6 percent from a year earlier, according to estimates by the ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Austrian economic growth to slow down


July 10th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 10 (IANS) Growth of Austria's economic output will slow down to between 0.6 and 0.8 percent in 2012 from three percent in the previous year, a report said ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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Sugar output pegged at 260 lakh tonnes


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Sugar production is estimated to touch 260 lakh tonnes in the current marketing year ending September, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said Monday."It is ... Read more...

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Russia warns citizens not to travel to Syria


June 21st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday warned its citizens not to travel to Syria.Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said: "The Russian foreign ministry again reiterates its recommendation to Russian ... Read more...

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Russia giving Syria with combat helicopters: Clinton


June 13th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US suspects Russia of supplying Syria with combat helicopters that will be used against peaceful protestors, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said."We ... Read more...

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UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease is acute encephalitis syndrome: minister


June 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 12 (IANS) The mysterious disease that has killed more than 100 children across three districts of Bihar in the past fortnight has been identified as acute encephalitis syndrome ... Read more...

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Congress going through a ‘lull’ period in Goa: MP


June 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Former chief minister and Congress MP Francisco Sardinha Thursday defended his party's inability to take the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government head on in Goa, ... Read more...

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Russia calls for probe into Syrian massacre


May 30th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for a probe into the recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla."An objective and unbiased investigation of ... Read more...

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Bengal to send revised BPL list for central approval


May 26th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal will send a revised list of people living below poverty line (BPL) by the end of June to the central government for approval, ... Read more...

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MPs scuffle in Ukraine parliament (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Opposition and government MPs scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament while considering a bill aimed at expanding the use of Russian language in the country.A brawl ... Read more...

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Scuffle in Ukrainian parliament over Russian language


May 25th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of the consideration of a bill aimed to expand the Russian language's usage in the country, the Ukrainian parliament witnessed a brawl Thursday.Prior to ... Read more...

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Ignoring emails could be good for your heart


May 24th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Ignoring email messages altogether could have a positive effect on your heart as it will help reduce stress, a study suggests.Scientists who attached heart rate monitors ... Read more...

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US census left out over 1.5 mn minority members


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The US Census Bureau has said that it omitted more than 1.5 million people belonging to ethnic minorities in the 2010 count, though it defended the ... Read more...

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Soldier, two rebels killed in Philippines


May 13th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a ... Read more...

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Demand for mobile handsets likely to reach 250 mn in 2014


May 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The demand for mobile phone handsets in the country is likely to reach 250 million in 2014 with an estimated value of Rs.54,000 crore, Minister ... Read more...

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JP Morgan announces trading losses


May 11th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) JP Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the US, acknowledged Thursday trading losses of $2 billion for the past six weeks.The losses came from derivatives ... Read more...

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North Korea executed three cannibals


May 11th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in the last few years, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.Some North Koreans ... Read more...

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Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant ... Read more...

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US economy slowed in first quarter


April 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew 2.2 percent in the first three months of this year after expanding 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the US ... Read more...

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