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Car worst carnivore than beast, says Russian zoo


July 6th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Illustrating the notion that automobiles are carnivores - and worst than beasts, at that - a zoo in central Russia has put a caged car ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stop vilification campaign against Modi: BJP


April 10th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After a special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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China reiterates support to Pakistan’s sovereignty


December 27th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) China Monday reiterated its firm support to Pakistan's endeavour to uphold its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.The assurance came during the three-day visit of Chinese President ... Read more...

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Australian minister denies secret uranium talks with India


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne Oct 14 (IANS) Australian Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has denied that Australia is conducting a "confidential dialogue" to sell uranium to India.According to ABC Radio, the minister's ... Read more...

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Dates of West Indies-Bangladesh series announced


September 13th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 13 (IANS/CMC) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Sunday announced the itinerary for the home series against the West Indies in October.West Indies are scheduled to arrive Oct 4 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

At 100, Sikh marathoner lives to see his biography (With Image)


June 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) He is perhaps the oldest man to have lived to see his biography published. Hundred-plus Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh's biography "Turbaned Tornado" is slated for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Israel to spend $2.5 mn to back Dead Sea in global contest


May 9th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) Israel plans to spend 8.5 million shekels (about $2.5 million) to advertise the Dead Sea - the world's saltiest body of water - at the international ... Read more...

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ECB struggling to get in crowd for first Test against Sri Lanka


May 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A thin crowd would welcome England's Ashes heroes, in their first appearance on home soil since beating Australia, when they take on Sri Lanka in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Iran using child soldiers to fight protesters’


March 13th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Human rights activists have accused Iran of using "child soldiers" as young as 14 to fight anti-government protesters in the country.The teenager combatants, armed with batons, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iran using “child soldiers” to suppress anti-government demonstrations: HR activists


March 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar 13 (ANI): Human Rights activists have warned that Iran's Islamic regime is using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations, raising concerns that the international law to avoid using underage combatants ... Read more...

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Iranian lawyer says he’s been tortured in prison


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) The jailed lawyer for an Iranian mother of two who was condemned to death by stoning claims he has been tortured in prison. Javid Houtan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran arrests opposition leaders Mousavi and Karoubi before planned protest


March 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday arrested opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi as well as their wives, according to an opposition news website. It comes just a day before ... Read more...

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Father of micro finance Mohommad Yunus asked to quit Grameen Bank


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb.22 (ANI): Nobel peace laureate and micro credit pioneer Muhammad Yunus is facing calls to quit as Grameen Bank Managing Director.His supporters believe that the attempt to remove the 70-year old ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran hanged 47 people in past three weeks: HR groups


January 18th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 18 (ANI): Iran has hanged nearly 50 people during the past three weeks, human rights groups have claimed.The Guardian quotes the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: India could be target of biological terror


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) US diplomats were concerned that India could be the target of a biological terror attack, with fatal diseases such as anthrax being released into the country before spreading ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: US voiced fears India could be target of biological terrorism


December 17th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 17 (ANI): American diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed Washington's concerns about India becoming a target of biological terrorism.According to The Guardian, in the ... Read more...

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Iran denies freeing woman who was sentenced to die by stoning


December 11th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has denied reports that they have freed the woman who was sentenced to death by stoning. It ought to be mentioned that some human rights ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran blogger Hossein Derakhshan released on temporarily bail


December 10th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Dec 10(ANI): Iran has reportedly released pioneering blogger Hossein Derakhshan, who was jailed for anti-state activities, on temporary bail, an Iranian human rights group has said.The International Campaign for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Substantial progress in global efforts to eradicate landmines


November 24th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 24 (IANS) Substantial progress is being made in the global effort to eradicate antipersonnel landmines, but the US remains on the sidelines, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday as a new ... Read more...

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Yale to return Machu Picchu pieces


November 21st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Yale University will return to Peru all the pieces from the Machu Picchu archaeological site that it has had in its possession since 1912, Peruvian President Alan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates “National Unfriend Day”


November 18th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a somewhat bizarre move by American television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel as he said two weeks ago on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to mark ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sonia pursuing anti-RSS policies, says Goa unit chief


November 8th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's "vindictive" campaign against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has driven it to the streets in protest, Goa's RSS chief said here Monday."With the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iranian ‘adultress’ to be executed Wednesday


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 2 (IANS/AKI) An Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning after being found guilty of adultery and helping kill her husband, will be executed Wednesday, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Troubled Vedanta loses appeal for controversial Orissa refinery


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources' plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, in the latest setback for the company.India's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz artist wants Oprah Winfrey to strip off and have her body painted


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): An Australian artist wants Oprah Winfrey to strip off and have her body painted for charity when she comes Down Under.As per the Mosman Daily, Sydney body ... Read more...

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Mary Bale, Woman Who Dumped Cat in Bin Charged With Animal Cruelty


September 21st, 2010 - 2:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman who got caught dumping a cat into it’s owners wheelie bin has been charged with animal cruelty after she was seen on the security camera, dumping ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Vatican Hopes to Save Iranian Woman from Stoning Death Sentence


September 6th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
September 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope Benedict XVI, and the Catholic Vatican in Italy is hoping to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani , the woman from Iran who has caught the attention ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iranian ‘death by stoning’ woman’s son claims she was subjected to mock execution


September 1st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): The son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, has claimed that the Iranian authorities had prepared her for a mock execution, and ... Read more...

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Australian naval ship visits Mumbai


August 19th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): An Australian naval ship will visit Mumbai this week.HMAS Parramatta has recently completed an operational deployment to the Middle East and is visiting Mumbai as the first ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rights groups ask WikiLeaks to remove Afghanis’ names


August 10th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Several human rights groups have asked whistleblower website WikiLeaks to erase the names of Afghan civilians from the thousands of classified documents which include details of Afghanis ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan flood threaten historic Moenjodaro site


August 7th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (DPA) Tragic history could revisit the world's first planned city as floods approached ancient Moenjodaro, the centre of Indus Valley civilization, a UNESCO official said Saturday. Located on the bank ... Read more...

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Fonseka faces conspiracy charges in civilian court


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka's former army chief was charged Monday in a civilian court with conspiring against the state with the support of 10 military officers, a court official said. It ... Read more...

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Iran imposes media blackout over woman facing stoning sentence


July 10th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Iran has imposed a media blackout over the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two, who was sentenced to be stoned to death and whose ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iranian mother to be stoned to death


July 6th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Iranian woman is said to be slated for stoning to death in Iran. The 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who has two children has been found ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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