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Cross-channel swimmer dies on maiden attempt


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) A 45-year-old swimmer had just one kilometre left to go when he died while attempting the 21-mile-long crossing of the English Channel for the first time ... Read more...

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Briton enjoys 50 years’ solitude on island


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days ... Read more...

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Beware drivers! Police watching you mile away


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Police have unveiled a laser speed camera that can tell if drivers are using a mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt from nearly half a ... Read more...

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Underground telescope could peer beyond Big Bang


April 17th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A telescope buried half a mile underground could enable scientists catch their first glimpse of the dawn of the universe. The new device is designed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chilean miners thought of cannibalism, suicide


February 13th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The 33 heroic Chilean miners, who drew world attention after being trapped under half-a-mile below the surface for 69 days, had delved upon committing suicide and even cannibalism ... Read more...

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Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda turns down lucrative media offers


October 17th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Mario Sepulveda, the second Chilean miner to surface after 69 days trapped half-a-mile below ground, has turned a chance to become a celebrity.The 40-year-old heavy-equipment operator has been ... Read more...

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Blow-by-blow account of trapped Chilean miners’ rescue plan


October 12th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The Chilean authorities are reportedly making the final preparations for the rescue of 33 trapped miners who would be brought to the surface tonight after having spent over ... Read more...

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Sammy Wanjiru wins the Chicago Marathon 2010


October 10th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sammy Wanjiru has successfully won the Chicago Marathon again this year, defending the title he won last year. The runner clocked 2:06:24 to clinch the title. The ... Read more...

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When gun shots scared Beckham, Ramsay


September 21st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham, who had packed tents and headed out into the sticks near Los Angeles for a bit of bonding with their nippers, left ... Read more...

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David Beckham, Gordon Ramsay in campsite gun scare


September 21st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Football ace David Beckham and TV chef Gordon Ramsay got so scared during their recent campaign trip that they left their tents and checked into a posh ... Read more...

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Trapped Chilean miners could be freed by November


September 17th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): The 33 Chilean miners trapped nearly half a mile underground could be freed within two months, rescue workers have said.The trapped men were previously warned they were unlikely to ... Read more...

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San Bruno Fire Injures 30, Evacuation Started


September 10th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri San Bruno, Sep 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over 30 people received injuries in a deafening explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood which had set several households on fire and made ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Trapped Chilean miners ask for beer, peaches


August 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.25 (ANI): The 33 miners trapped in an underground mine in Chile spoke to rescuers by radio and have asked for cold beer, peaches and toothbrushes.Chile's Minister for Mines, Laurence ... Read more...

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‘Harried’ Brit woman says dumping cat in bin was ‘just a joke’


August 25th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): The British woman, who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin, has said that she did it as a joke, and cannot see what ... Read more...

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Crime scene where Mary Queen of Scots’ husband was killed to be unearthed


August 14th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): For the first time in centuries, archaeologists are all set to unearth the scene where the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was murdered in one of ... Read more...

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Discovery of new brain passage may help predict Alzheimer’s early


August 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): For decades, scientists have struggled to locate the tiny passage, which is believed to deteriorate gradually as part of normal aging and far more quickly due to Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Scientists find world’s sixth largest river - at the bottom of Black Sea


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): British scientists have discovered a 115-feet deep river, more than half a mile wide - at the bottom of Black Sea.The flow - carrying highly salty water and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

French mother charged with killing eight babies (Lead)


July 29th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 29 (IANS) A 45-year-old woman, who is the mother of two grown-up girls, has been charged with the murder of her eight newborn babies in France. Dominique Cottrez, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit crash victim wakes up every morning thinking it’s 1994


June 11th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): A British woman, who suffered head injuries in two road crashes, has been waking up every morning for the past 16 years thinking it's the year 1994.Michelle ... Read more...

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FA security chiefs probing Three Lions hotel shooting incident


June 9th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Football Association security chiefs are probing a shooting incident close to the England team's hotel.Police opened fire after a high-speed car chase on the highway near the ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole, will.i.am fuel romance rumors


May 23rd, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): Cheryl Cole has fuelled romance rumours with will.i.am after the pair held hands and crooned a duet at a bash aboard the Black Eyed Peas' yacht in Cannes."It ... Read more...

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Gettysburg Categorized As A Notable But Endangered Battleground


May 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Gettysburg has been declared as one of America’s most endangered and momentous battlegrounds.Now, the Civil War Preservation Trust has uttered that the aforementioned site ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gettysburg National Park declared as an endangered battlefield


May 17th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gettysburg, May 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gettysburg is going to be closed on the 3rd of June, because of cuts in the State budget. It is on the Civil War Preservation Trust's 2010 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Small plane carrying two crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida


May 16th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by BNO News
NETTLE ISLAND, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane carrying two people crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida on Saturday morning, authorities said. There were no casualties.The YAK-52 aircraft went down ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Small plane crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida


May 16th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
NETTLE ISLAND, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane carrying at least two people crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida on Saturday morning, authorities said.The aircraft carrying at least two people ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Google Street View captures woman walking dog 43 times


April 19th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Terry Southgate says he could not believe his eyes when he spotted his wife on Google Street View 43 times.Terry, 55, wanted to find if he could see ... Read more...

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Dormant Volcano Erupts In Iceland


March 21st, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Reykjavik, Iceland, Mar 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On the wee hours of morning on Sunday, a volcano erupted in Iceland, triggering fears that it might lead to a major catastrophe. The ... Read more...

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Ashley Tisdale gets piggyback ride from boyfriend


March 12th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale and her boyfriend appeared to be a happy-go lucky couple as they took a romantic stroll to her parents' house together. The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK council bans Union flag from building over health and safety risk!


February 28th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A council in the UK has stayed away from flying the Union flag over its building because of a possible health and safety risk.The Colchester borough council's Rowan ... Read more...

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Indianapolis road conditions deteriorate during winter storm


February 6th, 2010 - 3:28 am ICT by BNO News
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (BNO NEWS) – Heavy snowfall on Friday caused dangerous road conditions in Indianapolis, Indiana, resulting in property damage and slide-offs.Road conditions are deteriorating quickly in Indianapolis. State Troopers are investigating ... Read more...

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Vampire squid can turn itself “inside out” to avoid predators


February 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A video footage has revealed that the vampire squid can turn itself "inside out" to avoid predators.According to a report in National Geographic News, the video was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pachauri slated for using car for 1.6-km journey


January 31st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Climate change scientist Rajendra Pachauri has been slammed by a British newspaper for using a car to travel just one mile (1.6 km) to work. "Controversial climate change boss ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kabul gunfight leaves 5 dead, several injured


January 18th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 18 (ANI): An intense gun battle is going on between suspected Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kabul, near the presidential palace.According to Sky News, five persons have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Akshay Kumar To Auction Olympics Torch For Charity!


December 24th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaAlthough a Canadian land-preservation group tried to stop Akshay Kumar's Olympian sprint in Toronto on Thursday evening no power on earth could take away the exhilaration of the ... Read more...

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NFL Chris Henry dies after argument with fiancee Loleini Tonga


December 18th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Carolina, Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NFL’s Chris Henry, who was the injured Cincinnati Bengals receiver has died in an untimely death, aged just 26 years. Numerous brushes with the police marred his ... Read more...

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