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Vedanta sells 3,000 tonnes aluminium at premium


June 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium producer, Wednesday said it has sold 3,000 tonnes of aluminium to an Asian buyer at $220 per tonne premium ... Read more...

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US consumer sentiment slides


June 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) US consumer sentiment dropped to a six-month low in June, on worries about the weakness in job market, according to a report Friday.The Thomson Reuters/University ... Read more...

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Russian media market to grow to $39 bn by 2016


June 14th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's entertainment and media market will grow to $39 billion by 2016, with consumer spending in the sector to grow at an average annual rate ... Read more...

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Italy does not need EU help: Monti


June 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has denied that his country requires any bailout from its European partners."We wanted (sic) to show with actions in our ... Read more...

Posted in World |

AC Milan confirm talks for sale of Brazil star Silva


June 13th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 13 (IANS) AC Milan has confirmed the club is in negotiations for the sale of star Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.The Rossoneri's vice-president Adriano Galliani met with Paris ... Read more...

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Europe to build world’s biggest telescope


June 12th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A coalition of 15 European countries, including Britain, has announced plans to build the biggest telescope in the world, Daily Mail reported Monday.The mirror inside the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jessica Chastain new face of YSL fragrance


June 9th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) "The Tree Of Life" actress Jessica Chastain has been named as the face of Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Manifesto."Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that inspires ... Read more...

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Ozil has raised his game at Real: Loew


June 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has raised his game under Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, national team coach Joachim Loew said Friday.The 23-year-old has ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

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South Korean central bank freezes key interest rate


June 8th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 8 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Friday froze its benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent for June, leaving the 7-day repo rate unchanged for 12 straight months.The Bank ... Read more...

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Ukraine offered $16 million bonus for Euro 2012 triumph


June 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine's national football team will share a bonus of $16.2 million if they win the Euro 2012 Championship beginning Friday."Our financial incentive is better compared to ... Read more...

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Tata Motors operationalises Karnataka plant


June 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharwad (Karnataka), June 6 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors said Wednesday that its new unit in Dharwad, Karnataka, has started operations and would manufacture commercial vehicle models like the Ace ... Read more...

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Brazil in bid for athletics Diamond League stage


June 6th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rido De Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Brazil's athletics confederation is in talks with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to host a stage of the elite Diamond League in ... Read more...

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Sevilla unveil goalkeeper Diego Lopez


May 28th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Sevilla presented former Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez as a new signing for the 2012-2013 season Monday.Lopez is one of the first players to leave Villarreal following ... Read more...

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Katy Perry records songs for ‘Madagascar 3′


May 26th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has reportedly recorded a special song for third installment of animated film "Madagascar"."Katy just recently recorded a special number for ... Read more...

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Usher in tears during custody hearing


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Singer Usher broke down following allegations that he was a bad father.He was at a custody hearing for his two children -- Usher Raymond V, ... Read more...

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Lille playmaker Hazard hints at Chelsea move


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) French club Lille's Belgian star Eden Hazard has hinted at a move to newly-crowned European champions Chelsea admitting that their Champions League victory has made a ... Read more...

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South Korea not mulling ban on short selling


May 18th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 18 (IANS) South Korea is not mulling ban on short selling of non-financial stocks despite resurfacing concerns over Europe's debt crisis, a senior financial regulator said Friday."Ban on ... Read more...

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Serena reaches third round at Rome Open


May 17th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 17 (IANS) American Serena Williams reached the third round of the Rome Open tennis after being pushed to dig deep to beat Russia's Nadia Petrova.Ninth-seeded Williams lost ... Read more...

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One in eight British adults dies of alcohol


May 17th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) One in eight deaths of British adults under the age of 64 is caused due to alcohol, an international conference on tackling problem drinking has been ... Read more...

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In Europe, Irish fantasise the most about sex


May 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Irish people fantasise about sex more than the folks living in any other European country, according to a study which also says that it is the ... Read more...

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Will Smith’s daughter in ‘Madagascar 3′?


May 14th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Actors Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's daughter has lent her voice to one of the newly introduced characters in "Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nadal threatens to boycott Madrid Open over playing surface


May 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Former world No.1 Rafael Nadal threatened to boycott next year's Mutua Madrid Open if the competition continued to use a blue-coloured clay playing surface.Nadal said ... Read more...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S3


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship phone the Galaxy S3 here.The phone's most innovative feature is built-in face-tracking and voice control - allowing, Samsung claims, for ... Read more...

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Danish airline files for bankruptcy


May 4th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Denmark's low-cost airline Cimber Sterling filed for bankruptcy Thursday following a loss of around $14 million, a media report said."Cimber Sterling's owners no longer wish to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia, NATO at loggerheads over missile defense


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Talks between NATO and Russia over US plans for a projected missile defense system in Europe remain at loggerheads, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Racing Santander relegated from Spanish Liga


April 29th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 29 (IANS) Racing Santander became the first team to be relegated from the Spanish Primera Liga to the second division after they were defeated 0-3 away by Real ... Read more...

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Mourinho agrees to signing Sao Paulo playmaker


April 28th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has reportedly given his consent to the signing of Sao Paulo playmaker Lucas.The Spanish club is willing to pay ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Suzlon’s arm bags orders worth $387 mn in two months


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) India's wind turbine manufacturing major Suzlon Energy Monday said its group subsidiary REpower Systems has bagged cumulative orders worth $387 million across Europe over a two-month ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey team to train in England


April 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 17 (IANS) Three-time Olympic hockey champions Pakistan will be training in England just before the 2012 London Games to fine-tune their preparations.Pakistan will be training at the Cannock ... Read more...

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‘Madagascar 3′ on Indian screens June 8 (With Images)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The third instalment of animation film "Madagascar" is set to release in India June 8."Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will narrate the story of ... Read more...

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Enrique, Lopez together on world tour


April 17th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Singer Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez will head for a major world tour together in June.The dates for the world tour are also being ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistani dies of heart attack on plane


April 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A 62-year-old Pakistani suffered a cardiac arrest and died on a London-bound plane.The passenger, Mohammad Sadiq, was travelling on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, Online ... Read more...

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Slow growth, high interest could impede loan growth: HSBC


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, Thursday said India's slow growth rate and high interest rates could hurt loan growth in the country going ahead."I think we ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dortmund close in on title after beating Bayern


April 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) Defending champions Borussia Dortmund took a huge step towards retaining their Bundesliga title with a 1-0 victory over main rivals Bayern Munich.Robert Lewandowski scored in ... Read more...

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