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45 killed in factory fires in Pakistan (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed and many others injured in two separate fire incidents in Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore Tuesday, media reports said.In ... Read more...

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Toyota Karnataka Golf: Toshiyoki fires best score


September 8th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 8 (IANS) Kasai Toshiyoki, starting off with a handicap of 10, stole the spotlight with the day's best gross score of 30 points, calculated under the Modified ... Read more...

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Three dead in US storms


September 8th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Three people were killed in a storm that moved through Oklahoma state in the US Friday, media reports said Saturday.Relatives of the dead said the three ... Read more...

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Karnataka golf: Khalin Joshi fires 70


September 6th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) Khalin Joshi, true to his billing as India's top amateur golfer, scored a 2-under par 70 to end with the day's best gross score of 38 ... Read more...

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Smriti fires 66 to win golf title


August 30th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Smriti Mehra shot the week's best four-under 66 to total 207 to win the second leg of the Hero-WGAI Women's Pro Tour at Clover Greens here ... Read more...

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Rihanna fires back at Joan Rivers


August 26th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has blasted comedian Joan Rivers after she latter made rough comments on her recent emotional breakdown on Oprah Winfrey's show.Rihanna, 24, broke ... Read more...

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Hackers attack website of court that jailed Pussy Riot


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Computer hackers Tuesday attacked the website of a Moscow court that sentenced three members of the anti-Putin punk rock band Pussy Riot, RIA Novosti reported.The hackers ... Read more...

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$140 mn lost in ordnance depot fires


August 8th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India lost about Rs.710 crore ($140 million) worth of arms and ammunition in five incidents of fire at three ordnance depots in the last five ... Read more...

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Laser system can see what’s behind walls


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The erratic behaviour of photons zooming around and bouncing off objects and walls inside a room inspired researchers to combine them with advanced optics to enable ... Read more...

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Family rescued after five days in Siberian woods


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A family of three was rescued from a forest in Russia's Siberian region of Tomsk, currently plagued by wildfires, after they laid out the word ... Read more...

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Moscow to patrol forests with UAVs


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's Forest and Environment Protection Department will use unmanned air vehicles (UAV) systems to patrol the forested areas in the city boundaries, according to a ... Read more...

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YSR party leader fires in air during celebrations


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad Friday booked a leader of the YSR Congress Party for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections.Former ... Read more...

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Thousands suffer power outages in US after storms


June 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 ( IANS) Thousands of people in the US state of Texas went without electricity late Tuesday, after thunderstorms rolled through the Houston area knocking down trees and cutting ... Read more...

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Honda recalls over 52,600 vehicles in US


May 18th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Honda Motor Thursday announced it is recalling over 52,600 sedans from 2007 and 2008 models in the US over a defect in the vehicles.The Japanese automaker ... Read more...

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Russian club owner jailed over blaze that killed 156


May 15th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The co-owner of a nightclub in Russia where a fire killed 156 people in 2009 has been sentenced to six and a half years in ... Read more...

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Outstanding Taylor fires Windies to second straight win


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), May 3 (IANS/CMC) Captain Stafanie Taylor's excellent all-round performance inspired the West Indies women's team to a seven-run win over Sri Lanka in the second game of their five-match ... Read more...

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After India fires missile, China calls for n-security


April 20th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) China has called on the international community to work together in promoting international nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear security.The statement came Thursday, a day ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan president fires minister over poor parenting


April 14th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Ashgabat, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has fired the country's energy and industry minister at a general ministerial meeting over poor parenting skills, Turkmen television reported.President Berdymukhamedov dismissed ... Read more...

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Constable fires at cop in UP police station


April 9th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, April 9 (IANS) A policeman shot at another cop at a police station in Kanpur, wounding him seriously, police said Monday.According to police, the incident took place Sunday night ... Read more...

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US Coast Guard fires to sink Japanese tsunami ship


April 6th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has fired cannons to sink a Japanese ghost ship that was drifting towards Alaska, a media report said.A Coast Guard cutter opened ... Read more...

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17 killed in Moscow fire (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 people died in a fire that swept through a market warehouse in Moscow early Tuesday, Russia's emergencies ministry said.The fire began around ... Read more...

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German club Kaiserslautern fires coach Kurz


March 21st, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 21 (IANS) Bottom of the table, German Bundesliga team Kaiserslautern has sacked coach Marco Kurz, the club announced Wednesday.Kaiserslautern parted way with Kurz and his assistant Guenther Gorenzel ... Read more...

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Flamengo fires head coach Luxemburgo


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 3 (IANS) Flamengo head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo was fired, just one day after leading the team to qualification in the 2012 Libertadores Cup group stage.No replacement ... Read more...

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Dal Lake freezes in sub-zero Kashmir


January 12th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The Dal Lake was frozen at many palaces and some shikaras (boats) were stuck in the frost Thursday as the maximum temperature in the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Taps freeze in chilly Kashmir


January 11th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) Water taps, lakes and other water bodies continued to freeze Wednesday as both the maximum and the minimum temperatures remained below zero degrees Celsius in ... Read more...

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Henry fires Arsenal into the 4th round of FA Cup


January 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Frenchman Thierry Henry made a sensational return to Arsenal as his 78th minute goal against Leeds United took the London club into the fourth round ... Read more...

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Taps freeze in Srinagar as mercury touches minus 5.5


January 8th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The mercury continued to dip in the Kashmir Valley as the minimum temperature in Srinagar Sunday plunged to a stinging minus 5.5 degrees Celsius -- the ... Read more...

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Plane crashes while fighting Argentina forest fire


January 5th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) A plane being used to fight a forest fire in Argentina crashed Wednesday but the pilot survived, officials said.The plane was fighting the fire in ... Read more...

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Seven held responsible for deadly blaze in Beijing


December 24th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) Seven people, including a policeman and three government officials, have been held responsible for a late night fire that killed 18 people in Beijing in April, ... Read more...

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Srinagar shivers at minus four, Leh in deep freeze


December 16th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) With the night temperatures dipping to minus four degrees Celsius, Friday was the coldest day of the season so far in summer capital Srinagar."The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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AMRI death toll rises to 93


December 11th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) The toll in AMRI Hospital fire tragedy rose to 93 after two patients who were evacuated to two different hospitals died Sunday morning. "Babulal Bhattacharya died in ... Read more...

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Thousands remain without power supply in California


December 4th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tens of thousands of US houses were witnessing blackout Saturday morning even as most of them affected by the strong winds that blew out southern California ... Read more...

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iPod nanos recalled fearing battery fire


November 17th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Technology giant Apple has launched an emergency worldwide recall of iPod nanos amid fears that their batteries could catch fire, The Sun reported.The company said that ... Read more...

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China prepares to curb fire incidents


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) China's Ministry of Public Security is launching a special drive to decrease fire risks, with a special focus on major holidays and festivals during the upcoming ... Read more...

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Man held for damaging over 100 cars


October 24th, 2011 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Oct 24 (IANS) A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the German capital for damaging over 100 luxury cars. He allegedly set 67 cars ablaze, and partially damaged 35 ... Read more...

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