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Swiss letter saga must end: Pakistani daily


September 19th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The saga of the Swiss letter must end, said a leading Pakistani daily Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Refrain from self-immolation, Tibetian government-in-exile appeals


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over the self-immolation protests in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Sunday appealed to its countrymen to refrain from such "drastic acts"."The ... Read more...

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Myanmar drops 2,000 people from black-lists


August 30th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 30 (IANS) The Myanmar government Thursday published detailed list of 2,082 of the 6,165 people who have been removed from the black-lists in line with the government's current ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM congratulates India


August 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 15 (IANS) The Tibetan administration in exile here Wednesday congratulated India on its 66th Independence Day and expressed gratitude for the country's support to the Tibetans.At a function ... Read more...

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Olympics: Afghan taekwondoka gives country first medal in London


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM urged to implement apex court’s NRO verdict


June 27th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday urged Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to implement its verdict cancelling the controversial 2007 presidential ordinance that granted amnesty to politicians ... Read more...

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Olivia’s ‘Physical’ voted sexiest song


June 25th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Singer Olivia Newton-John's 1982 track "Physical" has been voted sexiest song of all time in a poll.Conducted by billboard.com, the poll was based on ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Refugees in our own country: Kashmiri pandits


June 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Kashmiri pandits, who have been forced out of the Kashmir Valley, gathered at Jantar Mantar here Wednesday, seeking rehabilitation and government's support.The protest was organised ... Read more...

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Rare Napoleon letter sold for $400,000


June 12th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A rare letter written in English by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte has been sold at an auction for 325,000 euros ($400,000), BBC reported.The sale at auction ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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China dismisses Dalai Lama’s claim of poison plot


May 14th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Monday dismissed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's claim that China was trying to poison him to death using female devotees, and ... Read more...

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Tibetan parliament congratulates France, Russia


May 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 9 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile Wednesday congratulated France's Francois Hollande and Russia's Vladimir Putin for winning their presidential elections.In the letters sent to Putin and Hollande, parliament speaker ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily slams neglect of Katasraj temple pond


May 9th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The drying up of a sacred pond abutting the 900-year-old Katasraj temple complex in Pakistan is failure "in the form of wilful neglect and exploitation", ... Read more...

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Somerset not suing Gayle over contract snub


May 5th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS/CMC) Somerset County have decided not to take legal action against West Indies batsman Chris Gayle over his aborted Twenty20 contract.Gayle pulled out of the deal earlier this ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

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Tibetan who died pleads for freedom


March 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Life away from Tibet, the motherland, is akin to "lamp in wind ... without direction". These words form part of a letter written by a ... Read more...

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UN recognises grim situation in Tibet: Sangay


March 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) The United Nations has assured three Tibetan youth on hunger strike in New York that it will send a special rapporteur to Tibet to investigate the ... Read more...

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No more interviews for Gaga


March 15th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga plans to keep quiet once her interview with Oprah Winfrey airs this weekend because she has nothing else to say to the ... Read more...

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Sangay for resumption of talks with China


March 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Two years since the talks between the Dalai Lama's envoys and the Chinese for genuine autonomy for the people in Tibet hit a roadblock, Tibetan Prime ... Read more...

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Mexican drug lord will meet Osama’s fate: US


February 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will make every effort to ensure that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will face the fate of Al Qaeda leader ... Read more...

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Where was Charlie Chaplin born?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) British intelligence officers found no record of Charlie Chaplin's birth when they probed him over over suspected Soviet ties, secret files have revealed.The mystery of the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to meet Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 9 (IANS) Two Nobel laureates and long-time friends -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond Tutu - will come face to ... Read more...

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Nasheed held world’s first underwater cabinet meeting


February 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives 44-year-old President Mohamed Nasheed, who quit Tuesday, hit the global headlines three years ago when he held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi slams cancellation of Taslima’s book launch


February 4th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning author Mahasweta Devi Friday strongly criticised the cancellation of the release of controversial writer Taslima Nasreen's book following objections from fundamentalists."It is ... Read more...

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Organisers cancel launch of Taslima’s book at scheduled venue


February 1st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Close on the heels of the Salman Rushdie controversy at the Jaipur Literary Meet, the seventh volume of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography was not ... Read more...

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Liverpool offer Carroll for Tevez


January 29th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) In a surprising turn of events, English football club Liverpool has offered to swap lanky forward Andy Carroll with Manchester City's controversial striker Carlos Tevez.It ... Read more...

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China against Dalai Lama’s global activities


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China is against the Dalai Lama's activities in the international arena, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.China opposes contact between political figures, official representatives of countries and ... Read more...

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Inter Milan made bid for Tevez, says club president


January 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti confirmed Monday that they have made a 25-million euro bid for Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez.The Nerazzurri are back in ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf


January 15th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington was at its lowest ebb, even lower than that after ... Read more...

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Musharraf to return home Jan 25 or 27


January 6th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, who has been in self-imposed exile, has said he is ready to face the courts and would be returning home ... Read more...

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Benazir killing probe almost complete: Gilani


December 28th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The investigation into the December 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was almost complete, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani said Tuesday at ... Read more...

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Pakistan remembers Benazir Bhutto


December 27th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday remembered former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on her fourth death anniversary.The day began with recitation of the Quran at Bhutto's mausoleum at Garhi ... Read more...

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Bravo hopes to makes a splash in Big Bash


December 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS/CMC) Dwayne Bravo hopes his participation in the Big Bash League Twenty20 would spark his revival and spur his return to the West Indies team.The 28-year-old Bravo arrived ... Read more...

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