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Jolie grateful for Sarajevo citizenship


May 7th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has thanked the people of Bosnia for making her an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.The actress-turned-director stepped behind the camera last year for ... Read more...

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Jolie honoured with Bosnian citizenship


April 25th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has been made an honorary citizen of Bosnia after drawing attention to the region with her directorial debut "In the Land ... Read more...

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Austrian city strips Hitler of its honorary citizenship


May 25th, 2011 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 25 (IANS) An Austrian city in the Lower Austria state, has decided to strip the German dictator, Adolf Hitler, of his honorary citizenship, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The city government ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II To Be Beatified By Vatican On May 1


January 15th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vatican City, Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope John Paul II, who maintained his legacy of being the Roman Catholic Church's Supreme Pontiff and also Sovereign of Vatican City from October ... Read more...

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Canada invites its honorary citizen Suu Kyi


December 28th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Canada.The Nobel peace laureate, who was freed from house arrest by ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses hope of return to Tibet


September 21st, 2010 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Sep 21 (DPA) The Dalai Lama said Monday in the Hungarian capital that he was "optimistic" that he would one day be able to return to Tibet on a Chinese passport. Speaking ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama named honorary citizen of Budapest


September 19th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Sep 19 (DPA) The Dalai Lama addressed a crowd of thousands in the Hungarian capital Saturday, the first of two days of Buddhist teaching in a sports arena. After his public appearance, ... Read more...

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US honours Mother Teresa with a stamp


September 6th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) The United States has issued a postal stamp honouring Mother Teresa "the diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary US citizen who served the sick and destitute of India ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses grief over death of Polish president


April 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sorrow over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in an air crash in Russia last week. Kaczynski was an ... Read more...

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Tibetans grieve over Polish president’s death


April 10th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based here Saturday expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in an air crash in Russia. "We deeply express sorrow ... Read more...

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Indians divided over Husain’s Qatari citizenship


March 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Should Maqbool Fida Husain, who put the Indian contemporary art on the world map, have given up Indian citizenship? The artistic community is sharply divided. While ... Read more...

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Husain should return to his ‘culturally exuberant’ India (Comment)


March 1st, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya A quarter century ago sitting amid designer chaos of paintings and sketches in various stages of completion in his Cuffe Parade apartment in then more-tolerant Bombay, painter Maqbool Fida Husain ... Read more...

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Paparazzi harassment forces George Clooney to put Italian villa on sale


February 25th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 25 (ANI): George Clooney has put up his villa on Lake Como for sale because of harassment by paparazzi, a leading British daily has reported.According to the Times ... Read more...

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Military action in Afghanistan, Iraq a failure: Dalai Lama


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Calgary (Canada), Oct 2 (IANS) The US-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq has proved to be a failure, the Dalai Lama said here. "In Iran and Afghanistan, it is too early to say. ... Read more...

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Canada ignores Dalai Lama’s visit fearing Chinese backlash


September 28th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver, Sep 28(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has reached Canada on a week-long visit, but unlike his previous visits, this time members of the Conservative Government are not to keen to ... Read more...

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Mallika Sherawat on a verge to become LA honorary citizen


August 10th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mallika Sherawat will become the first tinsel town celebrity to be conferred with a tag of honorary citizen of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council will do the honors on ... Read more...

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Mallika Sherawat honored by the city of LA!


August 10th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In what will be the first Special Recognition of a Bollywood film celebrity by the City of Los Angeles, Indian star Mallika Sherawat will be given a special honor by Mayor ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama named honorary citizen of Warsaw (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was Wednesday made an honorary citizen of the Polish capital Warsaw, his aides said here. "His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) was named an ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama becomes honorary citizenship of Warsaw


July 29th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was Wednesday made an honorary citizenship of Polish capital Warsaw, his aides said here. "His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) was named an honorary ... Read more...

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Chinese groups oppose Paris mayor’s plan to honor Dalai Lama


June 3rd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 3 (ANI): A number of Chinese groups based in France have registered their protest against Paris mayor's plan to honor the Dalai Lama.Chen Shengwu, chairman of the Chinese Immigrants and ... Read more...

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Warsaw names Dalai Lama honorary citizen


May 29th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 28 (DPA) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was named an honorary citizen of Poland's capital Warsaw after an unanimous vote from the city councillors Thursday. "As councillors in a city as ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to lead spiritual, motivational events in Canada


February 21st, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, who is an honorary citizen of Canada, will visit the city of Calgary in September for unique spiritual discourses and motivational events. The University of Calgary, ... Read more...

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China angry after Dalai Lama becomes Rome citizen


February 11th, 2009 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 11 (RIA Novosti) China has complained to Italy's foreign ministry over a decision to make the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen of Rome, saying the decision "offended the Chinese people".Tibet's ... Read more...

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I’ll wait to return to Bengal, my home: Taslima (Lead)


January 5th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has defended her reported decision to move to Paris, saying repeated denials of shelter by New Delhi and Dhaka mean she has to ... Read more...

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I have to live somewhere if India denies me shelter: Taslima


January 5th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has refused to scotch reports that she is about to settle down in Paris, saying repeated denials of shelter by New Delhi and ... Read more...

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Pope receives ex-hostage Betancourt


September 1st, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Castel Gandolfo (Italy), Sep 1 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Monday received former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who since she was liberated in July, had expressed a desire to thank the pontiff in ... Read more...

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Canada’s ex-PM praises China, questions honouring Dalai Lama


August 19th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien has eulogised China as the next superpower and criticised the current government for irking Beijing by honouring Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai ... Read more...

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Opening Ceremony was the most watched event in history


August 10th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By V.Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) The figures are not in, but the chances are that the current Beijing Olympic Games may be the most televised sporting event in history. International Olympic Committee ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gets honorary citizenship of Polish city


June 25th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Surender Bhutani Warsaw, June 25 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been made an honorary citizen of Wroclaw, a big city in southwest Poland. This was announced Monday by the ... Read more...

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Paris mayor wants honorary citizenship for Dalai Lama


April 17th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, April 17 (DPA) Betrand Delanoe, mayor of the French capital, wants to make the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen of the city, a spokesperson for the mayor said Thursday. The move ... Read more...

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