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High Court asks IOA to follow code in October poll (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the National Sports Development Code for its next elections, scheduled for October ... Read more...

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IOA president’s election: Abhay Chautala may take on Randhir


September 13th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) president Abhay Chautala, who has completed three terms as its chief, is likely to be elevated as chairman so that ... Read more...

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Putin speaks out on Syria settlement plan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday articulated his plan for a peaceful settlement to the civil conflict in Syria."We believe that the course of action should ... Read more...

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Presidential poll on July 19, result on July 22 (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The presidential poll will be held on July 19 and the name of the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be declared on ... Read more...

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My life is under threat: Sri Lankan ex-army chief


June 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was recently released from prison, Sunday said his life is under threat and he needs to be provided ... Read more...

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Medvedev to be elected as ruling party leader


May 26th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling United Russia party will Saturday elect Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress here.In April, Medvedev, who was then ... Read more...

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Hollande, the next French president (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France and will now become president though he has never ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande: The next president of France


May 7th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande who defeated incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France, has never held a government post at the ... Read more...

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Hollande beats Sarkozy in French presidential polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger François Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1995.Hollande beat Sarkozy in a ... Read more...

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EU wants fair trail for Sri Lanka detainees


May 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Sunday called for a fair trial for suspected Tamil Tiger rebels held in Sri Lankan prisons.They should be either charged or released, ... Read more...

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France votes in crucial presidential run-off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French people are voting in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls Sunday that could see a Socialist win for the first time since ... Read more...

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French presidential polls begin in overseas regions


May 6th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Voting in the French presidential elections - that are scheduled for Sunday - began Saturday in some overseas territories of France due to time differences.The ... Read more...

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A woman emerges kingmaker in France


April 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 24 (IANS) Marine Le Pen, who stood third in the first round of the presidential polls in France, is spoilt for choice as she gets to decide who ... Read more...

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Hollande gives Sarkozy a run for his money (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 23 (IANS) Incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who stood second in the first round of France's presidential poll, faces a tough challenge from socialist Francois Hollande as the country ... Read more...

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French presidential election kicks off


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off in France Sunday. With polling stations opening at 8 a.m., some 44.3 million registered voters ... Read more...

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Sarkozy pledges budget surplus if re-elected


April 6th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS) Incumbent French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to reach 0.5 percent surplus of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and pledged to stick to growth targets ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to quit politics if he loses election


March 9th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 9 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will abandon his political career if he fails to win a second mandate as president in the upcoming elections.France ... Read more...

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Super Tuesday seems to have lost its sheen


March 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The obvious fact in the race to the White House for the Republican candidates is that whoever comes out tops after the Super Tuesday will have a ... Read more...

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Nasheed held world’s first underwater cabinet meeting


February 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives 44-year-old President Mohamed Nasheed, who quit Tuesday, hit the global headlines three years ago when he held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight ... Read more...

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3,000 candidates approved for Iran polls


February 5th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran's high legislative body, the Guardian Council, has approved more than 3,000 candidates for the parliament elections, Press TV reported.Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, spokesman of the Guardian Council, ... Read more...

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‘Extremist’ author files Russian presidential papers


November 29th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian man who claims to heal people over phone and whose book is on the government list of extremist materials was the first to ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition launches anti-government iPhone app


November 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian opposition has launched its own iPhone application to broadcast anti-government news, the Mobiledia online portal said.The "Souria Wa Bas" ("Syria Alone") application ... Read more...

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Obama faces uphill climb, swing states poll indicate


November 5th, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Ahead of 2012 election, US President Barack Obama and his most formidable Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney are almost tied up in a dozen swing ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s mother dies at 92


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Dorothy Howell Rodham, mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92 following illness, her family said.Hillary ... Read more...

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Five soldiers killed in Peru attack


June 6th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 6 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed when unidentified gunmen launched an attack on a patrol of around 30 security personnel in Peru, the army said in ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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Poll: More than 6 in 10 would not vote for Trump, Palin


April 27th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- More than 6 in 10 registered voters in the United States say they will definitely not vote for Donald Trump or Sarah Palin if they decide to ... Read more...

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Indian ambassador evacuated in Ivory Coast


April 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India's ambassador to the war-ravaged West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire was evacuated from her residence following heavy fighting near the Indian mission in Abidjan ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan approves early presidential election


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to the constitution allowing incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev to call an early presidential election."Early presidential elections will be announced by the ... Read more...

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Portuguese President Cavaco re-elected for second term


January 24th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by BNO News
LISBON, PORTUGAL (BNO NEWS) -- Incumbent President Aníbal Cavaco Silva on Monday was announced as the winner of the Portuguese presidential elections after winning just over 50 percent of the votes, Algarve ... Read more...

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Nigerian President Jonathan wins primaries


January 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by BNO News
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Nigeria's current President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday won the primaries and thus became the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, local media reported.Jonathan won surprisingly and against ... Read more...

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Ouattara supporters take control of Côte d’Ivoire embassy in Paris


December 28th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Supporters of president-elect Alassane Ouattara have taken control of the Côte d'Ivoire embassy in Paris until the ambassador designated by Ouattara arrives to the facility, the Le Monde ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey Says U.S. Citizen Too Smart For Sarah Palin’s Presidential Run


December 24th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If Sarah Palin indeed ends up running for the 2012 U.S. presidential elections, it seems unlikely that she would have the support from talk show queen ... Read more...

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Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is 70


December 10th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.10 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and supporters here on Friday.Pawar is the president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which ... Read more...

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