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Five held in Italy over teenage prostitution


September 21st, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 21 (IANS/AKI) Five people, including a woman, have been arrested in Italy's Sicily island for forcing a teenaged girl into prostitution.The woman accompanied the 16-year-old girl, thought to ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the unprecedented power crisis evoked a mixed ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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Assad offers Eid prayers


August 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Syrian state TV Sunday aired live footage of embattled President Bashar al-Assad performing special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, in a rare public appearance in ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Assange gets asylum in Ecuador (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally granted political asylum by Ecuador Thursday, two months after he took refuge in the Andean nation's London embassy while fighting ... Read more...

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I can’t defy any command from my daughter: Shatrughan Sinha


August 15th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is back home from hospital after bypass surgery, is now under his daughter's observation.The 66-year-old has been asked by his ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s elite behave like foreign agents: A.Q. Khan


August 13th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan's elite "toe the American line and behave like foreign agents", said disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan who lamented the "current inept and corrupt ... Read more...

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Jethmalani to challenge Geelani’s house arrest


August 4th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) Former union law minister and senior counsel Ram Jethmalani has decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the continued house arrest of separatist leader Syed Ali ... Read more...

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Depp’s strange hobby; collects Barbie dolls


July 31st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp is passionate about accumulating star figurines."He owns dozens of limited edition Barbies. He's also got dolls based on Beyonce and Destiny's ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders put under house arrest in Srinagar


July 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 27 (IANS) All senior separatist leaders in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital were put under house arrest Friday to ward off a law and order problem over ... Read more...

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World’s most wanted Nazi held at 97


July 19th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) The world's most wanted Nazi who sent thousands of Jews to torture camps during World War II has been finally arrested in Hungary's capital Budapest about ... Read more...

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Aung Suu Kyi to receive highest US award


July 19th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year.She was expected ... Read more...

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Assange served extradition notice


June 29th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police, BBC reported. He is wanted in Sweden on sex assault charges.The 40-year-old ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama meets fellow Nobel icon Suu Kyi


June 20th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met fellow Nobel laureate and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in London, an aide of the spiritual leader ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi falls ill in Switzerland


June 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BERN, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently on her first tour to Europe in more than two decades, fell ill during a news conference ... Read more...

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Pakistan tycoon dares apex court chief justice


June 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistani tycoon Malik Riaz, against whom contempt of court proceedings have been initiated after he accused Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of turning a blind ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Suu Kyi, hails India ties (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that she was "happy at the prospect of closer ... Read more...

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Clash at Hurriyat seminar in Kashmir


May 20th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Rival groups of supporters clashed Sunday during a seminar organised here by the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat group.Supporters of the Mirwaiz ... Read more...

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India’s Look East policy central for Asia-Pacific growth: Clinton (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) India's Look East policy was "central" to the growth of the entire Asia-Pacific region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Monday."India's Look East ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese dissident hopes to study abroad


May 4th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Blind dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left the US embassy in Beijing Thursday, hopes to study abroad, a Chinese official said Friday.A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ... Read more...

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‘Kashmiri separatists not taking part in assembly polls’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah Thursday refuted reports that the separatists might participate in the 2014 assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir."There is ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese dissident says he is danger


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left the US embassy in Beijing Wednesday to be admitted to hospital, says his life is in danger and now ... Read more...

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China seeks US apology for sheltering dissident


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) China has demanded an apology from the US for taking a blind Chinese man "via abnormal means" into its embassy in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry said ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath in Myanmar parliament (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party swept last month's by-elections, was sworn in as a member of Myanmar's parliament Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Suu Kyi


May 1st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and hailed her efforts for bring democracy in the country.Ban congratulated Suu Kyi -- ... Read more...

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Russian lawmaker held for $1.3 mn scam


April 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The speaker of a legislative assembly in Russia's far eastern region has been placed under house arrest on charges of embezzling 38 million rubles (around ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese activist fled under moonless sky


April 28th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng feigned illness for weeks and when people keeping a watch on him let their guard down, he scaled a wall and ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese dissident escapes from house arrest


April 27th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident who is visually impaired, has escaped from house arrest and released a video meant for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in which ... Read more...

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Canada drops non-military sanctions on Myanmar


April 25th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 25 (IANS) Canada has suspended its non-military sanctions against Myanmar in recognition of the latter's moves towards democracy.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Tuesday said he made the decision ... Read more...

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Cameron invites Suu Kyi to visit Britain


April 14th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the country later this year.Cameron met Suu Kyi Friday ... Read more...

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Assange-hosted TV show to debut in Russia


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 10-part political discussion hosted by Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, will be broadcast on the Russia Today television channel starting April 17."The ... Read more...

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Concordia captain must stay under house arrest: Court


April 12th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 12 (IANS/AKI) An Italian court has rejected a request by the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship to release him from house arrest.Francesco Schettino captained the ... Read more...

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Lohan swears off dating


April 4th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 4 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has sworn to keep herself from dating as she wants to focus on playing Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic about the ... Read more...

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