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Drones to patrol skies above Olympic Stadium


November 25th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The London police and military will not be leaving anything to chance during the next Olympic Games which will take place in the country, reports say. The ... Read more...

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Arvind Kejriwal shown black flags, heckled


November 6th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 6 (IANS) India Against Corruption leader Arvind Kejriwal was greeted with black flags, heckled and booed at a meeting held here Sunday morning, a police officer said. The trouble ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist child soldiers go on warpath again


August 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With political uncertainty deepening in Nepal with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal expected to resign during the weekend, violence flared on the streets of Kathmandu Friday ... Read more...

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Mac OS X Lion to go on sale from July 20


July 20th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a long wait and anticipation, Apple has confirmed that they will release the Mac OS X Lion update, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, on the ... Read more...

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US secrecy over Osama killing operation lays bare deep distrust of its Pakistani ‘allies’


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3(ANI): The United States' decision to find and eliminate elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden without even informing its 'ally' Pakistan until the end of the top secret ... Read more...

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‘Missing’ Nepali coir surfaces three days on in UK


April 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): A Nepalese choir group, whose disappearance from Heathrow Airport had left organisers of the Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival in Britain disappointed and shocked, are reportedly on ... Read more...

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Dictators in royal wedding guest list invites rights activists’ ire


April 25th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Prince Charles and the UK Foreign Office have been criticized by the human rights activists for including the names of dictators in the royal wedding guest list.Bahrain's Crown ... Read more...

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‘Mastermind’ audition fails to attract Bradford’s Brit-Asians


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): 'Mastermind', Britain's 40-year-old successful quiz show, suffered a setback to broaden its ethnic reach, as it failed to gather Asian would-be participants to take part in the auditions. ... Read more...

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Reduced BBC Hindi service will increase mistrust in India: Critics


March 28th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28(ANI): Critics such as noted author Vikram Seth have described the BBC's decision to scale back its Hindi short wave radio service as a great disservice to its listeners, and ... Read more...

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Bell all set to open innings against Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): England batsman Ian Bell might be asked to take on the opener's role along with skipper Andrew Strauss for their quarter-final against Sri Lanka on Saturday.Bell is likely ... Read more...

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Afghan warlord on US payroll accused of terror campaign


March 18th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 18(ANI): An Afghan warlord backed by US special forces is facing persistent allegations that he launched a two-year spate of violence involving burglary, rape and murder of civilians, desecration ... Read more...

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Thousands flee Tokyo as radiation fears mount


March 16th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.16 (ANI): Thousands of tourists and residents left Tokyo and fled to safer areas on wednesday, despite official reassurances that radiation levels in the capital were negligible and posed no threat ... Read more...

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Strauss, Swann hit ‘ by Chennai chapatti bug’


March 16th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Skipper Andrew Strauss and leading spinner Graeme Swann cannot attend the training session as they have been affected by a Delhi belly bug local variant known as the ... Read more...

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Vatican to unveil Facebook page for Pope John Paul II this week


March 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The Vatican will unveil a Facebook page dedicated to the forthcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II this week.The pontiff, who died in 2005, will be ... Read more...

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Lincoln urged Britain to help set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had told freed slaves that they should found a colony in Latin America, and also urged Britain's help in proving land to these slaves in British ... Read more...

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Myanmar Times editor faces trial


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Burma, Mar.3 (ANI): Ross Dunkley, the co-founder of the Myanmar Times, has reportedly been charged with immigration offences and for drugging and assaulting a woman.Dunkley, an Australian, faces up to five years ... Read more...

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‘Buddhas of Bamiyan’ may be restored


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2(ANI): Scientists have said that it may be possible to reconstruct the smaller of two giant 1,500-year-old 'Buddhas of Bamiyan' statues blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan 10 ... Read more...

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Blair urged Gaddafi to stop killing protesters during two telephone conversations this week


February 27th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Feb 27 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has been condemned worldwide over his connections with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, had reportedly phoned the Libyan leader twice early this ... Read more...

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Bopara may be dropped for India tie despite timely cameo against Netherlands


February 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): England batsman Ravi Bopara is familiar with the pressure of playing in Bangalore and is convinced that he can thrive if given the opportunity to play against India ... Read more...

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Anonymous hack reveals corporate plans to discredit WikiLeaks


February 15th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): The computer hackers' collective Anonymous has revealed that a number of Internet security companies had planned to attack and discredit WikiLeaks.The revelations came after Anonymous volunteers hacked the ... Read more...

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UK likely to scrap aid to India, increase Burma’s share to fight for democracy


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): To support the struggle for democracy in Burma, British aid to the Southeast Asian country is all set to be increased sharply while aid to India is likely ... Read more...

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Cameron stands by “failed multiculturalism” comments despite Muslim backlash


February 7th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been forced to defend his views on "state multiculturalism" after facing opposition from Muslim groups and Labour MPs.Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan ... Read more...

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Assange threatens to sue The Guardian for malicious libel


February 7th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' that had created controversy by its disclosure of thousands of US secret dilomatic cables, has threatened to sue The Guardian ... Read more...

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Torres blasts ‘traitor’ tag by saying ‘romance with club is dead’ in football


February 5th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Dismissing accusations of disloyalty over his move from Liverpool to Chelsea, ace striker Fernando Torres has said that "romance is dead" in football when it comes to ... Read more...

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Somali pirates using aggressive new tactics like torture


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The commander of the European Union naval force has said that Somali pirates have started using aggressive new tactics, including torture on their captives.Captured sailors now face being ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev share nearly 24 ’secret palaces’ between them


February 1st, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb.1 (ANI): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin allegedly share between them at least two dozen palaces, villas and mansions, according to a respected Russian magazine.The Russian liberal ... Read more...

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Chelsea to meet Uefa’s 2013 ’solvency eligibility’ rules despite 70.9 million pounds loss


February 1st, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): After announcing huge losses of 70.9 million pounds despite winning the Double last season, Chelsea has announced that it is on course to meet the Uefa Financial Fair ... Read more...

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Mubarak coffin almost nailed, Egyptian Army says will protect demonstrators


February 1st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.1 (ANI): The Egyptian Army, which has had a significant role to play in the country's political landscape for more than half-a-century, has told demonstrators that their demands are "legitimate" and ... Read more...

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Sonawane’s burning: Maharashtra raids oil, milk adulterators


January 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government carried out simultaneous raids on oil and milk adulterators and the sand mafia across the state Thursday, two days after Nashik Additional Collector Yeshwant Sonawane ... Read more...

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Murdoch waits for Ofcom report on BSkyB deal


December 31st, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation are reported to be waiting anxiously for media regulator Ofcom to rule on whether his proposed eight billion pound buyout ... Read more...

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Designer turns escalator into ‘Sushi-lator’


December 27th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) The escalator has travelled either up or down and in a straight line for more than a century that it has been in use. But a revolutionary new ... Read more...

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Oregon Muslims fear spate of revenge attacks


November 29th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Corvallis (Oregon, US), Nov.29 (ANI): Muslims in Oregon are fearing a spate of revenge attacks on the community after a mosque used by the Christmas tree bomb suspect was set ablaze.The attack ... Read more...

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Manchester United tops list of Europe’s 50 best supported clubs


November 26th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26(ANI): Manchester United has topped a list of Europe's 50 best supported clubs, beating the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to the crown.The rankings released by analysts ... Read more...

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Air Force One costs a staggering $181K to run every hour


November 25th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): The US military has provided an updated estimate on the cost of running Air Force One and the amount is a staggering 181,757 dollars per hour.The figures ... Read more...

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UK police investigates death of Brit-Indian woman in Punjab


November 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The UK police, which is investigating the "suspicious death" of a British woman in India three years ago, are preparing a file for prosecutors after four Homicide ... Read more...

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