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Assange lawyer stopped at Heathrow

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was stopped at Heathrow and told she was on a secret watch-list and required special clearance before she could ... Read more...

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Jazz musicians in Delhi mix new sounds with new venues (Feature) (With images)

July 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In the last three years, the jazz music scene in the national capital has seen a shift from festivals offering a mix of big and ... Read more...

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Egyptians launch Christian Brotherhood challenging Islamists

July 6th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) A group of minority Coptic Christian activists in Egypt have formed a new political group, the Christian Brotherhood, to present a non-violent challenge to the Muslim ... Read more...

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Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony

June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs

June 30th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An exiled human rights lawyer from Malaysia has decided to re-file a billion dollar suit against the British governnment, blaming it for having failed to protect ... 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...

Posted in Odd news |

Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed

January 4th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Former Pakistani envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is currently staying as a guest at the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad, fears that ... Read more...

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Hindu journalist wins first prize for Humanitarian Reporting

October 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Aman Sethi of The Hindu Wednesday won the first prize of Rs.50,000 in the Humanitarian Reporting awards instituted by the ICRC and the Press Institute ... Read more...

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Coal mining in Singrauli leading to health hazards: Greenpeace

September 15th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Uncontrolled coal mining and thermal power plants in Madhya Pradesh's Singrauli district have caused environmental destruction and health hazards to the people of the district, ... Read more...

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Osama should have been brought to trial instead of being killed: Rights lawyer

May 4th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne/Sydney, May 4 (ANI): Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden should have been put on trial for his many crimes against humanity, rather being killed through a covert operation, a human ... Read more...

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Russia opens criminal case into Moscow’s journalist beating

May 2nd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police on Monday opened a criminal case into the violent beating of a local journalist in northern Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.Dmitry Andryushchenko, a journalist working for Russian ... Read more...

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12 killed in Libya protests

February 18th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured in anti-government protests in Libya's northeastern city of Al-Baida and eastern city of Benghazi, media reports said.Inspired ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dalai Lama goes hi-tech to reach ordinary Chinese

January 28th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Jan 28 (IANS) The Dalai Lama is now relying on tools like videoconferencing and Twitter to bypass the Chinese establishment and reach out to the ordinary Chinese.Interacting with Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ethnic Indians among candidates for Malaysian poll

January 25th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 25 (IANS) Several ethnic Indians figure among the candidates nominated by the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) for the 13th general election.Among them is Sreekant Pillai, noted human rights ... Read more...

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Iran jails HR lawyer for 11 years over voicing dissent against regime

January 11th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Iran has reportedly sentenced a human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, to 11 years of imprisonment for crimes that include "activities against national security" and "propaganda against the regime." ... Read more...

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Iranian govt. continuing its crackdown on lawyers who defend opposition voices

November 17th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 17 (ANI): In what appears to be yet another example of Iran's crackdown on lawyers who defend influential opposition politicians, activists and journalists, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer was ... Read more...

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Ex-Iranian female MP hails UN decision to keep Iran away from gender equality seat

November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, an female Iranian MP who had to resign in 2004 after many fellow Reformist candidates for parliament were disqualified by Iran's Guardian Council, has hailed ... Read more...

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‘Bush could be arrested abroad over sanctioning ‘waterboarding’ of terror suspects’

November 10th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): US security chiefs have condemned former President George W Bush's defence of torture yesterday, and disputed his claim that information obtained by subjecting prisoners to simulated drowning or ... Read more...

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Bush once ‘heard the echo of Winston Churchill in Blair’s voice’

November 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Former US President George W Bush has finally lifted the self-imposed purdah he had donned after retirement from the office, in his new memoir 'Decision Points'.The book ... Read more...

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Scholar roughed up by Chinese police for showing solidarity with laureate Liu

October 14th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 14 (ANI): A prominent human rights lawyer and one of the leaders of the Chinese Christian Legal Defense Association was harassed by Beijing police officers as he showed his support ... Read more...

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Afghans blaming NATO troops for rise in civilian deaths

August 14th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.14 (ANI): Though American and NATO forces are using the alarming spike in Afghan civilian deaths in 2010 to denounce the Taliban to win popular support for an increased presence, ... Read more...

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Iranian Mother To Be Stoned To Death, Human Rights Calls For International Support

July 6th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Tehran, July 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani who happens to be the mother of two children has been issued orders to be stoned to death. Reportedly, the stoning order ... Read more...

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Beards banned for Japanese workers over environmental issues!

June 19th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Bosses in a Japanese city have come to the defence of their decision to ban beards at work places by saying they are being environmentally friendly.According to the ... Read more...

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Human rights activists call for independent panel to look into Thailand clashes

May 26th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 26(ANI): Local and international human rights activists are calling for the urgent establishment of an independent panel to investigate the deadly clashes between Thailand's security forces and Red-Shirt anti-government protesters.A ... Read more...

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British voters denied right to vote can claim 750 pounds

May 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Britons denied the right to vote due to chaos at polling booths could be entitled up to 750 pounds compensation each, a lawyer has said. Voters in at least ... Read more...

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Thousands unable to vote in British polls (Lead)

May 7th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Thousands of people in the British general election were unable to vote Thursday night as they were turned away after the polling stations closed. The British Electoral Commission ... Read more...

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UK Police set to hand over personal data of 1,000 British Muslim students to CIA

April 1st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 1 (ANI): In the wake of the Detroit flight bombing bid by Nigerian-origin British student, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, police in Britain are set to share personal information concerning the private ... Read more...

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Activist Rachel Corrie’s Parents Seek Justice

February 26th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Haifa, Israel, Feb 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American activist Rachel Corrie's parents are seeking justice for their daughter's death by bringing a civil suit against the Israel Ministry of Defense seven ... Read more...

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Britain deserves punch in the mouth: says Iranian foreign minister

December 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The Iranian government has blamed Britain for the bloody protests sweeping across the country, saying that London deserved a "punch in the mouth" for its role as the ... Read more...

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Norwegian charges against Nobel laureate’s asset freezing biased: Iran

November 28th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov. 28 (ANI): Iran has refuted Norwegian claims that it had unlawfully confiscated Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi's medal and frozen her bank account.Terming the Norwegian government's protest as interference ... Read more...

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UK appeasing Iran, says Nobel Laureate Ebadi

September 24th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.24 (ANI): Britain has ignored Iran's savage suppression of opposition in order to safeguard talks on its nuclear program, claimed the latter country's only Nobel Laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin ... Read more...

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She was butchered, we will fight for justice: Ishrat’s family

September 16th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) "She was no terrorist! Gujarat Police butchered her in cold blood and show no remorse!" A furious Shemima Kausar and her daughter Nusarrat are ... Read more...

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Pak eunuchs fight for social rights

August 7th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IBNS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IBNS) Shazia knows what she sees when she looks in the mirror: a woman, feminine, delicate, attracted to beauty. But when others look at Shazia they see something ... Read more...

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US condemns murder of Russian human rights activist

July 16th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (RIA Novosti) The White House has expressed sadness over the abduction and murder of Russian human rights activist Natalya Estemirova in the North Caucasus, and called on the Russian ... Read more...

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Scottish Muslim rights lawyer charges UK with ‘criminalising minority groups’

June 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Glasgow (Scotland), June 28 (ANI): A Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has charged the British Government with criminalizing minority communities.Speaking at the Ethnic Minority Achievement Awards here, Anwar said: "The fact ... Read more...

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