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Iran warns of oil price hike


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The current embargo on Iranian oil and political pressure on the Islamic Republic will result in higher oil prices on international markets, Petroleum Minister Rostam ... Read more...

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China doesn’t fret over India-Myanmar ties: Daily


May 29th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Myanmar is seen as a poor show in China, a state-owned daily said Tuesday."Inside China, Singh's visit failed ... Read more...

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China expels Al Jazeera correspondent


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) China has expelled an American journalist working for Al Jazeera, a move that prompted the television network to shut its bureau in Beijing.Al Jazeera closed its ... Read more...

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`Gilani didn’t seek Britain’s help to avert coup’


January 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani did not seek Britain's help to prevent a military take-over in Pakistan, authorities said.A spokesman of the Prime Minister House ... Read more...

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Chinese police arrest two men for spreading ‘false information’ online


December 12th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by BNO News
CHANGSHA, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese police arrested two men on Sunday after they allegedly spread false information online about a large number of police officers guarding a wedding in south-central China, ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks BBC


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has blocked the BBC over a documentary that questions Islamabad's commitment to the war against terror, the broadcaster said.BBC said that Pakistani cable television ... Read more...

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Obama was too poor a student to qualify for Ivy League: Donald Trump


April 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Real estate mogul Donald Trump has claimed that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League ... Read more...

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Smoking in public likely to be completely banned in U.S by 2020


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has speeded up its drive against smoking in public andestimates that by 2020, every state may have a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars, and ... Read more...

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Obama accepts stalemate on ground in Libya


April 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that there is a "stalemate" on the ground in Libya, but he still expects that the NATO allies will succeed in ... Read more...

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Brit brewery unveils ‘Windsor Knot’ beer in honour of Royal wedding


March 30th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 30 (ANI): A British brewery has come up with a beer to commemorate the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.The beer, named 'Windsor Knot', will make ... Read more...

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‘Five-star jails’ used for Hitler’s ’special’ prisoners of war, reveals tell-all


March 19th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): A new book has revealed the secret SS 'luxury jails' that became home for prominent prisoners during the Second World War.While most enemies of Adolf Hitler languished and ... Read more...

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Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya


March 13th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi, Mar.13 (ANI): A cameraman working for Al-Jazeera, an Arab satellite channel, was killed in an ambush near the rebel held city Benghazi in eastern Libya.Ali Hassan al Jaber was returning to ... Read more...

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Maoists join Nepal Cabinet, ending month-long stalemate


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar. 5 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal included four Maoists in his cabinet on Friday, ending weeks of uncertainty over whether the former rebels would join his government or not.Khanal, ... Read more...

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‘Eye tracking’ laptop, ‘telepresence robot’ debut at Germany Science fair


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): There might come a day soon when you won't even have to lift your hand to click an icon on the screen - instead all you have to ... Read more...

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NYT justifies ‘withholding Davis’ CIA link information at Obama administration’s plea’


February 27th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27(ANI): The New York Times as well as some other US newspapers had 'withheld information' about double murder-accused Raymond Davis' ties to the Central Intelligence Agency "at the request of ... Read more...

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US citizen held in Pakistan on ‘illegal stay’ charges remanded to 14-day judicial custody


February 26th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 26(ANI): US citizen Aaron Mark De Haven, who had been arrested by police in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on 'illegal stay' charges, has been sent to jail on a ... Read more...

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Pakistan likely to release double murder-accused US diplomat soon: Report


February 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): Double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, who is currently under Pakistani police detention, may be released soon, officials have indicated.Two Pakistani officials in the United States told a foreign ... Read more...

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WEF: Minor explosion at Davos hotel, no one hurt


January 27th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan.27 (ANI): World Economic Forum (WEF) delegates faced a scare of sorts on Thursday when one of the hotels in which they were staying, reported a minor explosion.Swiss Catonal Police, ... Read more...

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Facebook couples ‘end up in bed quicker’


January 27th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 25 (ANI): Facebook, texting and other social networking tools make new couples to jump into bed faster, reveals a new US survey.According that third annual sex survey by ... Read more...

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Italian woman Marianna seeks divorce after hubby brings mother on honeymoon


January 27th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): An Italian woman has filed for divorce from her husband of just one month after he brought along his mother on their honeymoon. According to a foreign news agency, ... Read more...

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Bon Jovi to star in ‘Valentine’s Day’ follow-up ‘New Year’s Eve’


January 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): It's official: Jon Bon Jovi is set to return to the big screen for his role in 'Valentine's Day' follow-up 'New Year's Eve'.The rocker had said last month ... Read more...

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Social networking ‘leads to sex faster’


January 25th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 25 (ANI): Facebook, texting and other social networking tools make new couples to jump into bed faster, reveals a new US survey.According that third annual sex survey by ... Read more...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor does not know her leg has been amputated


January 17th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 17 (ANI): Legendary actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has no idea that her leg has been amputated reveals her husband.According to a foreign news agency, Gabor, 93, was smiling and ... Read more...

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Highest bid for Ahmadinejad’s car is $2mn: Minister


January 17th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can expect two million US dollars for his 1977 Peugeot, said Iran's Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsouli, according to a foreign ... Read more...

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Iran jails HR lawyer for 11 years over voicing dissent against regime


January 11th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Iran has reportedly sentenced a human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, to 11 years of imprisonment for crimes that include "activities against national security" and "propaganda against the regime." ... Read more...

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David Hasselhoff goes back to his ‘Baywatch’ roots


January 4th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Former 'Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff surprised fans when he joined lifeguards in a rescue boat at Australia's Bondi Beach, wearing his famous red swimming trunks.The actor/reality TV star ... Read more...

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S. Korea hold new massive army, air force drills in show of force against N. Korea


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (S. Korea), Dec. 23 (ANI): In a show of force aimed at countering potential and possible threats from North Korea, the South Korean army and air force held its largest ... Read more...

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Japanese space probe misses Venus


December 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A 190 million-pound Japanese mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely but could be more successful when it next passes by in six years' time, scientists ... Read more...

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Over 90% Afghans living in battlefront region unaware of 9/11 terror attacks: Report


November 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Most of the Afghan population living in the region which is a major battlefront between the US and the Taliban don't know anything about the terrorist attacks ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowling says 7th Harry Potter film is her favourite


November 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 16 (ANI): British author J.K. Rowling has revealed that the seventh film of the Harry Potter series is her favourite.According to a foreign news agency, Rowling, 45, revealed her feelings ... Read more...

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Taliban call on US to send fact-finding team to uncover “ground realities” in Afghanistan


November 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 8 (ANI): The Taliban has called on the US Congress to send a "fact-finding mission" to Afghanistan for investigating what they called the lies and propaganda spread by American ... Read more...

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Taliban threatens to kill anyone taking up Afghan Govt’s peace talks offer


November 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 7 (ANI): Amid reports of Afghan reconciliation talks with insurgents in a bid to end the war now in its tenth year, scribbled notes from Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad ... Read more...

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Italian town considering ban of miniskirts, low-cut tops for clean image


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 22 (ANI): Officials at a seaside town in Italy have, in an effort to clean up the raunchy image of the place, threatened to ban miniskirts and low-cut tops.The locals ... Read more...

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Bush was ‘cleaning dog poo within 10 days of leaving White House’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 21 (ANI): George W. Bush is known for his warped sense of humour but this time the former President outdid himself, saying that he was back to cleaning his ... Read more...

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Rice admits Bush administration made mistakes after 9/11


October 14th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Secretary of State during George W Bush's presidency, Condoleezza Rice, has admitted that the Bush administration made mistakes after the September 11 attacks."We made our mistakes undoubtedly," ... Read more...

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