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Flesh-eating piranhas found in Greece river


August 9th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two flesh-eating piranha fish have been caught in a river separating Turkey from Greece.A Turkish fisherman caught an 18-inch piranha in the Evros river July ... Read more...

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CPCB fails to file report on water pollution at Bhopal site


July 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has failed to file a report in the Supreme Court on the status of groundwater contamination at the Union ... Read more...

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Hundreds out in Guwahati demanding punishment for molesters


July 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people, mostly women, on Sunday took out a protest rally through the streets of Guwahati demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits of the July ... Read more...

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Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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Korsaguda gunfight: Chhattisgarh open to any probe, says CM


July 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday asserted that his government was open to any probe that would clear apprehensions over the Korsaguda gunfight, in which ... Read more...

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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.The soldiers ... Read more...

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UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan to visit Russia


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will visit Moscow in the very near future to discuss the situation in the Middle East country, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Forced to marry rapist, girl kills self


March 16th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl in Morocco swallowed rat poison and died after her forced marriage to a man who raped her a year earlier, a media ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia closes embassy in Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia has shut down its embassy in Syria and withdrawn its staff and diplomats, al-Arabiya reported citing a statement by Saudi Arabia's foreign ... Read more...

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Russian troops won’t be sent to Syria: Lavrov


March 15th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed the possibility of Russian combat troops being sent to Syria, which is in the thores of protests ... Read more...

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Elimination of Kishenji not planned, just happened: Mamata


March 9th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Dismissing allegations by Maoists and human rights groups that top ultra leader Kishenji was "murdered in police custody", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ... Read more...

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Top woman Maoist surrenders, Mamata says Holi gift (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Top woman Maoist Suchitra Mahato, suspected to have been with rebel leader Kishenji when he was killed during a shootout last year, surrendered here Friday, ... Read more...

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US House resolution asks Gujarat to restore religious freedom


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) To mark the 10th anniversary of Gujarat communal riots, a Democrat lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the state government ... Read more...

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Syria, Egypt in tit-for-tat envoy withdrawal


February 20th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria recalled its ambassador to Egypt Sunday over Cairo's withdrawal of its envoy in Damascus, the Al Jazeera TV channel reported.Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr ... Read more...

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Pope calls for end to Syria violence


February 13th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday launched a fresh appeal to the Syrian authorities, urging them to address the demands of protesters and put an end ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for constitutional referendum


February 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will declare a date in the near future for a referendum on a new constitution for his country, Russian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Human rights watchdog rakes up AFSPA issue


January 24th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 24 (IANS) A global human rights watch group has given teeth to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's now almost forgotten call - for repeal of the ... Read more...

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Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court


January 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Egyptian billionaire is going on trial for “insulting” Islam on Twitter. Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris, regarded as one of the wealthiest men in Egypt, tweeted the ... Read more...

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Death penalty sought for Mubarak


January 6th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Accusing Hosni Mubarak of ordering the killing of anti-regime demonstrators, a prosecutor in the former Egyptian president's trial has demanded death sentence for the leader who ... Read more...

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Syria frees hundreds of political prisoners


December 29th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Syria has freed 755 prisoners arrested during anti-government protests that began in March.The move by Bashar al-Assad's government comes as the country is visited by Arab ... Read more...

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South Koreans send anti-regime leaflets to North in balloons


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets to the North, protesting the succession of power in the ... Read more...

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Kishenji’s killing a setback for Maoists: Narayanan


December 5th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) The gunning down of top Maoist leader Kishenji will not end the guerrilla movement but it is a setback for the rebels, West Bengal Governor M.K. ... Read more...

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Shocked the way Kishenji was killed: Forward Bloc


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Expressing its admiration for slain Maoist leader Kishenji but opposing his brand of politics, The All India Forward Bloc Saturday said it was "shocked" over ... Read more...

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Kishenji eliminated in Didi’s regime - an irony? (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 27th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Security forces achieved their biggest success in West Bengal when Maoist commander Kishenji was killed. While this is seen as a major setback for the ... Read more...

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Make public Kishenji’s autopsy report: CPI-M


November 26th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Stating there was a controversy behind how Kishenji was killed, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday demanded the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government to ... Read more...

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Strands of similarity in Azad, Kishenji killings


November 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) There is a time gap of almost 17 months between the violent deaths of top Maoist leaders Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and M. Koteshwar Rao ... Read more...

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Iran hangs 11 convicted drug traffickers


November 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
SHIRAZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people who were previously convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in southern Iran on Thursday, state-run media reported. It is the latest in a series of ... Read more...

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Key report on war crimes presented in Sri Lanka


November 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) A key accountability report that deals with alleged war crimes during the last phase of Sri Lanka's three-decade conflict was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ... Read more...

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Honduran woman finds missing son in Mexican jail


November 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de Las Casas (Mexico), Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) One of the 33 Central American mothers traveling across Mexico in search of children who disappeared en route to the US ... Read more...

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Judge who sentenced governor’s killer flees Pakistan


October 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Judge Pervez Ali Shah who sentenced to death the killer of then Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer has fled to Saudi Arabia after receiving death threats from ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi should have been alive for being prosecuted


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril wishes Muammar Gaddafi were alive so that he could have prosecuted the dictator for his actions during his 42-year rule. "To ... Read more...

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Mass grave of 1,270 found in Libya


September 26th, 2011 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mass grave containing the bodies of over 1,270 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi's forces has been found near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, local ... Read more...

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Centre can repeal AFSPA: Kashmir government


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar Saturday said the state government can only "recommend" to the central government to ... Read more...

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Government for consensus to amend AFSPA: Chidambaram


September 1st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government is trying to build a consensus to amend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives the armed forces legal immunity ... Read more...

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