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Russian warships not to enter Syria port: Navy chief


July 27th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A flotilla of Russian warships off the coast of Syria will not dock at a port leased by Moscow in the violence-stricken Middle East country, ... Read more...

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‘Inter-dependence, not independence, is geopolitical mantra’


July 21st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) In the state of play in contemporary geopolitics a country can only derive power from robust and sustained economic performance, which is also capable ... Read more...

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Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Humpy leads at women’s chess meet


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Batumi (Georgia), June 2 (IANS) Koneru Humpy of India and Stefanova Antoaneta from Bulgaria kept their unbeaten record intact after day two and six rounds of play at the 2012 ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union


April 6th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy! (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for the next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy!


March 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for its next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Kissinger denies secret deal with India during 1971 war


March 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, the architect of the US' historic opening to China, has denied that that the US struck a secret pact with India ... Read more...

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Monkeys in Kazakh zoo get wine to keep warm


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Monkeys in a Kazakhstan zoo are enjoying a "very human" remedy against cold weather, with wine added to their daily ration.Each monkey is getting a ... Read more...

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Industrial-innovation Kazakhstan’s new economic focus


January 28th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 27 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Friday said the energy-rich Central Asian nation would prioritise diversification of the economy away from resource extraction toward industrial-innovation projects.In his annual ... Read more...

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Gorbachev urges Russia election re-run


December 24th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for a re-run of Russia's disputed parliamentary elections.In an interview with the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, Gorbachev said ... Read more...

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Russia win men’s volleyball World Cup


December 4th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 4 (IANS) Russia fought back from match points down to defeat Poland and win the men's volleyball World Cup Sunday.The Russians, who had already booked their Olympic place ... Read more...

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Ghana doctor ‘risk to public’ in Britain


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A gynaecologist from Ghana who botched four "designer vagina" operations and an abortion has been struck off in Britain as he posed a "risk to the ... Read more...

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Stalin’s only daughter dies in US


November 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) The only daughter of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has died of colon cancer at the age of 85 in a care home in the US, Sky ... Read more...

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China’s refitted aircraft carrier undergoes sea trial


November 29th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) China's refitted aircraft carrier sailed for its second sea trial Tuesday, authorities said.The ministry of national defense said that prior to sailing, the aircraft carrier had ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to support ‘brother Pakistan’ if US or India attacked: Karzai


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Aghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country will stand by "brother Pakistan" if it was attacked either by the US or India, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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India keen on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan


September 25th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Scaling up its diplomatic thrust in Central Asia, India has conveyed to oil-rich Azerbaijan its interest in expanding bilateral energy and economic cooperation.During the third ... Read more...

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Hotel group to open 100 hotels in Russia, CIS


September 12th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to open 100 hotels in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) by 2020.The company said ... Read more...

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Medvedev holds talks with Kim Jong-il


August 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in a closed military town in the south Siberian region of Buryatia. Kim, ... Read more...

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China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trial


August 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's first aircraft carrier Wednesday set sail for its first sea trial from a shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning province.Military sources said that the trial is ... Read more...

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Comrades wake up to India’s affluent middle class (Comment)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
There are faint indications that the comrades are waking up to the cause of their decline. Although they have been on a downhill slope ever since their obdurate opposition to the ... Read more...

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Delays in Russian spares force India to go shopping worldwide


April 27th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Signalling its impatience over delays in Russian after-sales- support for military equipment, India has for the first time gone shopping worldwide for spares for its ... Read more...

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The stage as a forum of protest in West Bengal


April 25th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Bengal's theatre of protest against oppressive systems is still bustling with action. From plays like Utpal Dutt's "Dushwapner Nagari" in the 1970s to "Fandigram", a ... Read more...

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Was JFK assassinated to stop him discovering the truth about UFOs?


April 19th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): One of the two letters written by John F Kennedy asking for access to UFO files, on November 12 1963 - 10 days before his assassination, have been ... Read more...

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US expands search for weapons of mass destruction to East Africa


April 14th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): The United States government is expanding a 20-year-old program to secure and destroy Cold War-era nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to East Africa, according to the American ... Read more...

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Japan nuke crisis not as bad as Chernobyl, but worse than Three Mile Island: Experts


April 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.7 (ANI): Wolfgang Weiss, UN Chairman of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation has said that the ongoing nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi complex, is not as ... Read more...

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Japan has 48 hours to avoid another Chernobyl: Experts


March 17th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.17 (ANI): A French nuclear safety official has warned that Japan runs the risk of experiencing a catastrophe that could be worse than the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in the ... Read more...

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First international index to predict suicidal behavior developed


March 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Currently, there is no method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide. But an international group of scientists, in which the Hospital ... Read more...

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War against Islam in Afghanistan partly of US’s own making: Gorbachev


February 27th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.27 (ANI): In a wide-ranging interview, former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the war against Islam as a conflict is partly of the US's own making.He ... Read more...

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Deletion of Lenin’s statue from Ukraine’s ‘2012 Euro Cup promo video’ outrages supporters


February 18th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The deletion of the 30 feet statue of Marxist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin from a 90-second promotional video advertising Ukraine's heritage for the 2012 European Football Championship has outraged ... Read more...

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Chelsea owner Abramovich’s wealth declaration reveals his billions from business


February 17th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Chelsea owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich owns 16 homes, seven cars, 22 bank accounts, six companies, one football club, and earned three billion pounds last year, according to ... Read more...

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Abramovich symbolizes ‘rich debauchery’ which has plagued Russia, says Gorbachev


February 17th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17(ANI): Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev has launched a scathing attack on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, saying that he is a symbol of Russia's 'rich debauchery'.Gorbachev also accused the ... Read more...

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Suleiman a key member of Egypt’s military council


February 12th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, whose key member is Vice President Omar Suleiman, was handed over power by Hosni Mubarak before he quit as president after ... Read more...

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BBC World Service to lose 650 jobs, 30 million listeners following cuts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced cuts in its World Service program that could see the loss of 650 jobs and at least 30 million listeners.Peter Horrocks, the ... Read more...

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