Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent

April 28th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government ... Read more...

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Kanpur boy who never missed a class in 14 years

April 8th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur, April 8 (IANS) In a country where bunking classes is common, a 17-year-old Muslim boy stands out in stark contrast. He has not missed a single class in 14 ... Read more...

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JK Rowling, Philip Pullman threaten to boycott digital library Google Books

January 28th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 28 (ANI): British authors including J K Rowling and Philip Pullman have threatened to boycott Google's new digital library over copyright issues.The financial deal between the online giant and the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy asked to prune his exorbitant florist bill

July 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been asked to cut down the 'floral' expenses after an audit revealed that more than 600 pounds were being spent daily on bouquets ... Read more...

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