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US holiday spending up 4.1 percent over 2010


December 29th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) In the five weeks before Christmas, a US consumer spent an average of $78 per day, that is 4.1 percent more than during the same period ... Read more...

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India look to seal series against Windies Monday


December 4th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (IANS) India would look to seal the series against the West Indies when they they clash in the third One-dayer at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago still in with a chance: Ramdin


September 30th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) On the ropes in the ongoing Champions League T20 tournament, Trinidad and Tobago are gearing up for a final push to stay in the hunt beginning ... Read more...

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The fighter deal and US pique (Comment)


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
A. Vinod Kumar It took ages for India to decide on its Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT). Though the British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk was a consistent frontrunner, the final run-up was enriched ... Read more...

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Beating Super Kings not impossible, says White


April 30th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) While admitting that every game from here on was important in the context of qualifying for the playoffs of the Indian Premier League, Cameron White believes ... Read more...

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Vengeful Gaddafi troops renew assault on rebel-held Misrata


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 3 (ANI): Troops loyal to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have renewed their assault on rebel-held Misrata in a final push to crush the opposition that rose up against him ... Read more...

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Female hormone could be key to ‘ideal’ male contraceptive


March 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough that could be used to design a new class of contraceptive pills.A sperm's path to an egg is more a deadly obstacle course ... Read more...

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How Nicole Scherzinger was rejected for dancing toothbrush ad


March 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Nicole Scherzinger is better known as a Pussycat Doll, a successful solo pop star and Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton's stunning girlfriend.Now, she has revealed that losing out ... Read more...

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Pedalling Delhi to Mumbai in 30 hours for a green cause


February 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Having cycled from Mumbai to Delhi in four days to spread the message of peace after the 26/11 attack, 53-year-old Vinod Punmiya will try now to pedal ... Read more...

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EU seeks free trade deal with India


December 8th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 8 (IANS) European Union (EU) President Herman Van Rompuy said the EU-India summit in Brussels Friday "will deliver great results for the mutual benefit of our people", as the ... Read more...

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Obama confident as BP begins final step


August 10th, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said the long struggle to cap a gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico appeared "just about over," as oil company BP ... Read more...

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WADA’s ‘whereabouts’ clause: ICC wants to resolve differences


June 1st, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Tuesday said the world body does not intend to clash with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and wants to sort ... Read more...

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Tories rule out post poll alliance with Lib Dems


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Britain's Conservative Party leader David Cameron has said that he has no intention of working on a post-poll tie-up with the Nick Clegg-led Lib Dem alliance.According to ... Read more...

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Worried FIFA chiefs reveal that 500, 000 World Cup tickets still unsold


April 15th, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): Desperate FIFA bosses have revealed that at least 500, 000 World Cup tickets remain unsold with the tournament two months away.According to The Sun, they are hoping to ... Read more...

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Obama says lawmakers need ‘courage’ to pass health reform


March 16th, 2010 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called on lawmakers Monday to take one last plunge later this week and approve a major overhaul of the US health care system, ... Read more...

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Lanka still holding 11,000 Tamil prisoners


December 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Despite claiming that it has freed all Tamil civilians this week, Sri Lanka is still holding over 11,000 Tamil prisoners, including children without charge in closely guarded "rehabilitation ... Read more...

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India, US to clinch reprocessing pact Tuesday


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand On Board PM's Special Aircraft, Nov 21 (IANS) India and the US are set to announce the conclusion of a crucial pact on reprocessing spent fuel, that marks ... Read more...

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Obama to make final push for Chicago’s Olympic bid


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (DPA) US President Barack Obama departs for Copenhagen to make a final pitch on behalf of the city of Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Obama will address ... Read more...

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American aims to become first paraplegic to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro


September 21st, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 21 (ANI): Chris Waddell, former Paralympian, is aiming to become the first paraplegic, on his own power, to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.Paralyzed at 20 in a freak ski accident, Waddell, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan soldier killed naked and bound ‘Tamil rebel’


August 26th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.26 (ANI): Video footage released by Britain's Channel 4 has shown a Sri Lankan soldier shooting a suspect Tamil rebel at point blank range in spite of the latter being young, ... Read more...

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DiSalvatore Family Wins The “King Of The Road Challenge” (Great American Road Trip)


August 25th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Its Great American Road Trip Season 1. On the 8th episode, the DiSalvatore family walked away with $100000 after they won the King Of The Road Challenge. That was not ... Read more...

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Military offensive not against tribals, says Pakistani minister


July 4th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The military operation in northwest Pakistan is not against any tribal group but targets the Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said, ... Read more...

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21 militants arrested in Pakistan


June 20th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistani police have arrested 21 suspected militants in a search operation on the outskirts of the Dera Ismail Khan city in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), ... Read more...

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Myanmar military offensive forces thousands to flee into Thailand


June 17th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mae Sot (Thailand), June 17 (DPA) Thousands of ethnic Karen villagers have been forced to flee across the border into Thailand over the past few weeks as the Myanmar army steps up ... Read more...

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751 Taliban killed; Britain, France back Pakistan’s war on terror (Night Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New York, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 Taliban have been in the security forces' operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military said, as Britain and France Tuesday fully backed Islamabad ... Read more...

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751 Taliban killed, heliborne troops land in Swat (Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 insurgents have been killed in the security forces' operation in Pakistan's troubled northwest, the military said Tuesday, on a day when heliborne troops landed ... Read more...

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UN calls civilian killings in Sri Lanka as ‘bloodbath’ (Second Lead, Changing dateline)


May 11th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) A senior UN official Monday spoke of a "bloodbath" following reports that nearly 400 civilians, including at least 100 children, were massacred in northern Sri Lanka at the ... Read more...

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Obama asks GM, Chrysler to shape up or ship out


March 30th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 30 (IANS) President Barack Obama Monday took control of the troubled US auto industry, giving General Motors 60 days and Chrysler 30 days to make a final ... Read more...

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Chirag, East Bengal end goalless in I-League encounter


January 24th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Chirag United failed to go for the kill despite creating chances galore and finished goalless with three-time champions East Bengal in an ONGC I-League encounter here Saturday.With both ... Read more...

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N-deal critic asks NSG to reject ‘clean’ waiver for India


August 30th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) A major critic of the India-US nuclear deal has asked sceptics in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to reject a revised US draft to give India a "clean" ... Read more...

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UK’’s Lewis is raring to take F-1 Championship title


August 16th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Formula One racing ace Lewis Hamilton is ready to make a final push for title glory when he returns from F1s summer break in Valencia next week. The ... Read more...

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Will more follow Mahathir out of Malaysia’s ruling party?


May 20th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (IANS) Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad's exit from the ruling United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) may be "a final push" to force his successor and current incumbent ... Read more...

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Bush’s Middle East peace bid leaves media sceptical


May 15th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) US President George W. Bush's three-day Middle East visit has been viewed sceptically in the Arab media, as it questioned whether he could succeed in making a new ... Read more...

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Williams trying to dissuade Minogue from cracking US market


April 2nd, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
London, April 2 (IANS) While Australian pop star Kylie Minogue is trying to crack the US market, British singer Robbie Williams is trying hard to dissuade her from doing so. Minogue is ... Read more...

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