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9 killed in wave of sectarian violence in Quetta


September 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and a dozen others injured in a wave of sectarian violence that hit Quetta city, the provincial capital of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Canada bank apologises after removing Asian face from note


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) A bank in Canada has apologised after it removed an Asian woman from one of its bank notes in favour of a Caucasian, a move that ... Read more...

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Bank of Canada offers apology for ‘Asian woman’ banknote row


August 21st, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Aug 21 (IANS) Following accusations of racism, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has apologized for the way in which the image of an Asian woman was eliminated from ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebels turn culture cops, threaten police spies


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) A separatist rebel group in Meghalaya has threatened to take stern action against women wearing provocative dresses and impose extreme punishment on people who had become ... Read more...

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Two trucks blown up on Myanmar border


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 22 (IANS) Armed members of an ethnic group have blown up two trucks near Myanmar's eastern border with Thailand, state media reported Tuesday.The trucks were blown up by ... Read more...

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Myanmar government, armed ethnic group reach accord


May 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) The Myanmar government and an ethnic armed group Saturday reached an agreement during the second round of central level peace talks.The peace-making group of Myanmar's central ... Read more...

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60 percent Myanmarese in favour of Suu Kyi’s party: Survey


March 31st, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 31 (IANS) A day before the crucial elections in Myanmar, around 60 percent of respondents in a countrywide survey said they will vote for Nobel laureate Aung Sang ... 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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12 killed in China riots (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots


February 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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Asians most discriminated against in New Zealand: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 11 (IANS) People of Asian origin -- including those from India and China -- are the most discriminated against ethnic group in New Zealand, a survey has found.The ... Read more...

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China to recruit 8,000 police officers


January 31st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China will recruit 8,000 police officers to boost security in its western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said.Their tasks include patrolling, management of the migrant population ... Read more...

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Brain part failure promotes dehumanising behaviour


December 19th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A brain part tied to social interaction might prompt a person to commit horrific atrocities, especially if it becomes dysfunctional. This flaw also may help explain ... Read more...

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13 Chinese sailors killed after ships hijacked


October 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) Thai authorities Monday confirmed that all 13 Chinese crewmen on two hijacked ships were killed last week.Investigators suspect that a drug ring of Shan, or Tai ... Read more...

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Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, India told


October 10th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka's dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering "ethnic problem".The submission ... Read more...

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Muslims celebrate Eid in China


August 31st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions of Muslims in China celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday with religious zeal and fervour.Early Wednesday morning, Muslims from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui ... Read more...

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306 dead in Karachi violence: Police to Supreme Court


August 29th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court was Monday told by police that a total of 306 people were killed in ethnic violence within one month in the ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause of Karachi violence: Gilani


August 5th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was due to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Over 800 people ... Read more...

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Latin Americans largest ethnic group in US


March 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) Latin Americans make up the largest diaspora in the US, according to a report by the US Bureau of the Census.According to the recent census, 50.5 ... Read more...

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Mali tribesmen join pro-Gaddafi forces


March 6th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 6 (IANS) Tribesmen from the Tuareg community of Africa's northwestern country of Mali have joined the forces supporting embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a media report said.A large ... Read more...

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Hindus denounce Romania proposal of renaming “Roma” as “Gypsy”


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada(US), Feb 3 (ANI): Hindus strongly object to reported Romania proposal of officially changing the term "Roma", currently used for its largest minority group, to "Gypsy".Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a ... Read more...

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Karzai opens Afghan parliament


January 26th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.26 (ANI): President Hamid Karzai opened Afghanistan's parliament on Wednesday.The ceremony was held in the national assembly compound and came four months after Afghanistan held its second post-Taliban parliamentary elections, ... Read more...

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White kids now a ‘minority’ in two UK cities due to unbridled Asian, African immigration


January 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): White British children are becoming a minority in Birmingham and Leicester, as these cities are now being dominated by under 16's belonging to Asian, African, and other ethnic ... Read more...

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‘Post riots, China’s Xinjiang region still remains unstable’


December 25th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 25 (ANI): China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which was shaken by a deadly riot last year, still faces many factors that may affect stability, according to one of the top ... Read more...

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Asian-American men ‘paid less than whites’


December 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that U.S. employers don't pay Asian-American men as much as they pay equally qualified white men.Researchers at the University of Kansas analysed ... Read more...

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10th-century Peru site used for sacrificing children uncovered


December 7th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): An anthropologist has discovered a site where inhabitants of 10th-century Peru brought sinister novelty to their rites by slaughtering children.In the Lambayeque valley on the north coast of ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews want resignation of Romania minister found guilty of Roma discriminatory remarks


December 1st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 1 (ANI): Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi has been reportedly found guilty of discriminatory remarks about Roma (Gypsy) population by country's anti-discrimination board and now Hindus and Jews want ... Read more...

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17 killed in Colombia bus accident


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 22 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 35 injured when a bus fell into a ravine in southern Colombia, authorities said.The accident occurred Saturday night in Cauca province, ... Read more...

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Assam CM Gogoi rules out demands for creation of ‘Bodoland’


November 20th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 20 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday rejected the demands of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction for creation of a separate State of 'Bodoland'."Under no ... Read more...

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State of emergency imposed in Guinea after ethnic clashes


November 18th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by BNO News
CONAKRY, GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A state of emergency was declared in Guinea on Thursday following ethnic clashes that left at least nine dead on Tuesday and Wednesday in the wake of ... Read more...

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Violence erupts after opposition candidate Conde wins Guinea’s first free presidential election


November 17th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
CONARKY, GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- Violence on Tuesday erupted in Guinea after the electoral commission announced that opposition candidate Alpha Condé won the first free presidential elections in the West Africa country.Condé ... Read more...

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Rwandan businessman sentenced to 30 years in prison for 1994 massacre


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
ARUSHA, TANZANIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Rwandan businessman on Monday was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for his involvement in the 1994 genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ... Read more...

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World’s biggest census begins in China (Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) In the world's biggest census, China Monday began counting its over one billion people with the help of more than 6.5 million officials who will visit about 400 ... Read more...

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China to undertake accurate population count for 2011 Census


November 1st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.1 (ANI): Chinese census officials fanned out across the country on Monday to try to get an accurate count of the population over a ten-day period.The sixth census will use about ... Read more...

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China to undertake accurate population count


November 1st, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.1 (ANI): Chinese census officials fanned out across the country on Monday to try to get an accurate count of the population over a ten-day period.The sixth census will use about ... Read more...

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