Toyota to recall over 300,000 SUVs in US

April 22nd, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 22 (IANS) The Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will recall about 308,000 SUVs in the US to fix problems related to unwanted airbag deployment.The recall ... Read more...

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Toyota recalls over 300,000 vehicles to replace airbag sensor

April 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by BNO News
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Toyota on Thursday announced a voluntarily recall of over 300,000 RV4 and Highlander vehicles in order to replace an airbag sensor.The automaker intends to conduct a safety ... Read more...

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Russian space mission returns to earth

March 16th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Soyuz TMA-M capsule landed in Kazakhstan Wednesday, ferrying three astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) safely back to earth, officials said.The capsule, carrying ... Read more...

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Blast near Russia’s security service academy

March 10th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bomb went off at a bus stop near an academy of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow Wednesday, an anti-terrorist official has said.The ... Read more...

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EU mission to assess damage in Libya

March 7th, 2011 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) has sent a high-level mission to troubled Libya to assess the needs of the people and monitor evacuation efforts.The office of ... Read more...

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Middle East unrest upsets aviation sector

March 5th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The aviation industry is concerned over rising fuel prices triggered by the political turmoil in some oil-rich countries in the Middle East.Several oil-producing countries, ... Read more...

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BP seeks business in UAE

March 4th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, March 3 (IANS/WAM) British oil major BP is seeking cooperation with the Sharjah authorities for exploring oil resources in the emirates.Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Thursday ... Read more...

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No charge on money transfer to Egypt from UAE

March 3rd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates branch of the Bank of Egypt has waived money transfer charges for Egyptian expatriates sending money home, it announced Wednesday.Regional Manager ... Read more...

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UAE backs Bahrain ruler

March 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended its support to Bahrain's ruler in handling the political situation there and said maitaining peace in Bahrain is essential ... Read more...

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Police, bank staff killed, robbed

March 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Armed men killed four police officers and two bank employees after capturing a helicopter carrying cash meant for a bank in Colombia, a government official said. ... Read more...

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Spanish PM visits UAE food exhibition

March 2nd, 2011 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 1 (IANS/WAM) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Tuesday visited the annual food exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.The exhibition, Gulfood 2011, hosts 3,800 exhibitors and 81 international ... Read more...

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Dubai customs bust credit card racket

March 1st, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS/WAM) Dubai customs have arrested two people who were travelling with 51 counterfeit creadit cards worth AED 1 million ($270,000).The counterfeit cards were recovered Sunday from an Asian passenger ... Read more...

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UAE hosts international boat show

March 1st, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 28 (IANS/WAM) More than 750 firms from 42 countries will showcase their yachts and recreational boats during the international boat exhibition that begins in Dubai Tuesday.The 19th edition of the ... Read more...

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Bahrain protesters call for strike to oust government

February 24th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protesters in Bahrain will stage more demonstrations and a nationwide strike if the government refuses to resign Thursday.Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has agreed to ... Read more...

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UN concerned over violence in Libya (Lead)

February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN is concerned by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call on his supporters to take to the streets, UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe ... Read more...

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Mexican army kills eight in shootout

February 19th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) At least eight gunmen were killed in a battle with Mexican army in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico's defence department said.The shootout began around 1:00 ... Read more...

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Eric’s proposal was a shock: Jessica Simpson

February 17th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has revealed that the marriage proposal from her fooballer fiance Eric Johnson came as a shock to her."It was a complete shock, a beautiful shock," ... Read more...

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Orissa official suspected to be abducted by Maoists (Lead)

February 17th, 2011 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) The collector of Orissa's Malkangri district, who has been missing since past several hours, is suspected to have been kidnapped by Moists, a top state government official said ... Read more...

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Workers of India unit of US-based firm on strike

February 16th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Around 500 workers of a US-based firm here Tuesday went on strike demanding pay hike and health insurance.The agitators at the Indian plant of electronic manufacturing service provider ... Read more...

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Two killed in Russia blasts

February 15th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least two police officers were killed and about 20 injured in two successive blasts in Russia's restive North Caucasus region, an official said Tuesday.A female suicide ... Read more...

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Iran’s opposition leader under house arrest

February 15th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi was placed under house arrest, according to his official website.The move is seen as an effort to keep him from taking part ... Read more...

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Lights festival begins in UAE

February 10th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah authorities will celebrate a nine-day Lights Festival from Thursday to promote tourism in the United Arab Emirates.The festival, organised by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development ... Read more...

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UAE to hold defence expo

February 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will hold a defence exhibition from Feb 20 to showcase the country's military capabilities.A total of 151 UAE firms will exhibit their ... Read more...

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Sudan president accepts South’s independence vote

February 8th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Monday said he accepts the results of the referendum on the independence of the South, presidential chief of staff Bakri Hasan Salekh announced."We ... Read more...

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NATO not to interfere in Egypt’s affairs

February 7th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO will not interfere in Egypt's affairs, the alliance's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday, but expressed concern over the continuing protests in the country.The unrest ... Read more...

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UAE firms to shut on Prophet’s birthday Feb 17

February 7th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 7 (IANS/WAM) All private sector companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will close Feb 17 to mark Prophet Mohammad's birth anniversary, a government announcement said Monday.A circular issued ... Read more...

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South Korea seeks to improve ties with UAE

February 5th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 5 (IANS/WAM) South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday to discuss ways to bolster relationship between the two countries. Ahead of his meeting ... Read more...

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Man sentenced to death for raping nine in China

February 1st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) A man was sentenced to death for keeping two girls in a dungeon as sex slaves for one year and raping nine other women in China.Zeng Qiangbao, a ... Read more...

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Mexican taxi driver rewarded for honesty

January 28th, 2011 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A taxi driver was rewarded in Mexico after he returned a suitcase with money, airplane tickets and documents to an Italian family.Local authorities and representatives of a ... Read more...

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International ties may improve due to Wikileaks: Medvedev

January 27th, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Revelations of secret US diplomatic cables by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks may have a positive influence on international relations, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said."I believe that the ... Read more...

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20 killed in Colombia mine blast

January 27th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) At least 20 miners were killed and six injured in a gas explosion inside a coal mine in Colombia, an official said. The blast occurred Wednesday at the ... Read more...

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Cholera claimed 4,000 lives in Haiti

January 26th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) More than 3,900 Haitians have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease in mid-October, the country's health officials has said.The disease has spread across all 10 ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host cooking festival

January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 22 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host a festival of cooking art next month to showcase its tradition of hospitality and promote tourism in the emirate.The fortnight-long event -- Arts ... Read more...

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UAE aid agency helps Palestinian school kids

January 21st, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 (IANS/WAM) The Red Crescent Authority (RCA), a humanitarian aid agency of the United Arab Emirates has distributed schoolbags and stationery in various schools of Palestine.More than 7,000 students ... Read more...

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Drive against illegal constructions in Abu Dhabi

January 21st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 21 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi authority has launched a crackdown against illegal constructions in the city as part of its campaign to provide industrial workers with better living condition.All ... Read more...

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