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Former Russian spies wanted kids to become same: WSJ


July 27th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS) A ring of Russian sleeper spies -- which included glamorous redhead Anna Chapman -- that was broken up in the US in 2010 intended to turn ... Read more...

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George Washington’s constitution copy sold for $10 mn


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A 223-year-old personal copy of the US Constitution belonging to America's founding president George Washington has sold for around $10 million, Christie's auction house has said.The ... Read more...

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Before going to jail, Dharun Ravi apologises


May 30th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 30 (IANS) Before turning himself in Thursday to begin serving a 30-day jail term for spying on his gay roommate with a webcam, Indian-American student ... Read more...

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Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

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Indian student says he was ’stupid’, but didn’t cause roommate’s death


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) An Indian American student convicted of spying on his gay roommate with a webcam said he did some stupid things but didn't cause the fellow pupil's ... Read more...

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Found guilty, Indian American student faces deportation


March 17th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 17 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi, accused of spying on his gay roommate, faces up to 10 years in jail and deportation to India after a ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spying case


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi is just a kid: Defence lawyer


March 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 14 (IANS) The lawyer for an Indian American student accused of spying on his gay roommate has argued that his client was not a criminal and did ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi doesn’t testify in US student spying case


March 13th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (IANS) As the defence rested its case Indian American student Dharun Ravi did not take the stand to defend himself against charges that he spied on ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi sent messages to roommate on night of suicide


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 8 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi apparently tried to make amends with his estranged roommate after spying his sexual encounter with another man with a webcam, ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi called roommate’s suicide ‘crazy’


March 6th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi touted in text messages that "people are having a viewing party" to watch the webcam footage of his roommate being ... Read more...

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Indian American student was ‘uncomfortable’ with gay roommate


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi, on trial for spying on his roommate with a webcam, "appeared uncomfortable" with having a gay roommate, an ultimate frisbee ... Read more...

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Witness testified against Indian-American to escape charges: Defence


February 29th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 29 (IANS) Indian American Dharun Ravi urged other students to spy on his roommate's gay date, a New Jersey court was told as defence suggested a key ... Read more...

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Friend testifies against Indian-American student in webcam spying case


February 28th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) A friend of Indian American student Dharun Ravi, charged with spying on his gay roommate, has testified she received text messages from Ravi while she ... Read more...

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Today is George Washington’s birthday


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Americans will mark the birthday of George Washington on Wednesday (22nd of February). The day is one of the most important on the calendar of the ... Read more...

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Today is the “Presidents’ Day”


February 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Americans celebrate the Presidents’ Day on the 20th of February 2012. The day is used to mark the birthday of America’s first President George Washington which falls ... Read more...

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India, US on same side on freedom, development: envoy


January 24th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The India-US relationship is defined by a pragmatic realisation that they are on the same side on eliminating forces threatening their freedom and development, according to ... Read more...

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How ads seduce you


September 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how that enticing, full page ad in the magazine made you buy a huge flat screen TV against your better judgement?Ads brainwash you in ... Read more...

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Indian American student pleads not guilty to hate crime


May 24th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (IANS) An Indian American student accused of driving his roommate to suicide by secretly streaming his dorm-room tryst with another man pleaded not guilty to a ... Read more...

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Senator Harry Reid dislocates his shoulder after a fall


May 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has dislocated his shoulder following a fall. A spokesperson for the lawmaker confirmed that the incident happened on Wednesday. Reid also ... Read more...

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Obama to hold online 2012 re-election rally on Facebook today


April 20th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama will conduct an online re-election rally today with a town-hall-style chat on the social networking website Facebook.Obama had posted a 30-second YouTube video ... Read more...

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Obama draws battle lines with $4 trillion deficit reduction plan (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Battle lines were clearly drawn as US President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years ... Read more...

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Obama announces long-term debt reduction plan


April 14th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced its long-term debt plan, setting a goal to cut $4 trillion deficit over the next 12 years.Delivering a ... Read more...

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Statistics can help avoid buying fake goods online


March 20th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Consumers need to know the pitfalls of buying artwork or luxury goods online, say statisticians. Currently, online auction site operators are not required to guarantee the ... Read more...

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Ronald Reagan’s guards didn’t know he had been shot


March 12th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A newly released Secret Service audiotape concerning the attempted assassination of late Ronald Reagan in 1981, has revealed that his guards were not aware he had been shot. ... Read more...

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Want to kick the butt? There’s no iPhone app for that


February 9th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): iPhone software applications designed to help people quit smoking fall short of the mark because they do not meet accepted standards, according to a new study.Among other things, ... Read more...

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Zardari likely to visit Washington for Holbrooke’s Jan 12 memorial service


January 1st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to make a two-day visit to Washington in January to pay his last respects to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who died on ... Read more...

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Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables


December 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Neanderthals' diet was not confined to meat alone but they also cooked and ate vegetables, a study has found.Researchers in the US have found grains of cooked plant ... Read more...

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Rutgers University Repudiates Any Fault For The Tragic Suicide Of Tyler Clementi


December 24th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 18-year-old Tyler Clementi was the student of the Rutgers University at Piscataway, who had perpetrated suicide subsequent to the broadcast online by his roommates of ... Read more...

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Rutgers University Denies Responsibility For Tyler Clementi’s Suicide


December 24th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The suicide case of Tyler Clementi took a new turn on this week when the parents of the deceased 18-year-old made it known that they are ... Read more...

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Gay student’s parents may sue Rutgers University


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The parents of a Rutgers University student, who committed suicide after his Indian-origin roommate allegedly broadcast online his sexual encounter with another man, have filed notice that they ... Read more...

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Facebook’s decision to guard ‘illegal contents’ spurs debate over free speech on internet


December 13th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): The step taken by social networking site Facebook to establish a "hate and harassment team" as part of a virtual police squad charged with taking down content ... Read more...

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Key Obama aide Holbrooke critical after aorta surgery


December 12th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11. (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, was said to be in critical condition on Saturday after undergoing aortic surgery at the George ... Read more...

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U.S. Ambassador Holbrooke in critical condition following surgery


December 11th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke is in a critical condition after having surgery on Saturday, the U.S. State Department said.Holbrooke was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in ... Read more...

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‘N. Korea could attack South again prior to power succession’


December 1st, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul , Dec 1 (ANI): There is reportedly a 'high possibility' that North Korea could attack South Korea again before its ailing leader Kim Jong-il hands over his power to his youngest ... Read more...

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