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Putin denies role in Pussy Riot case


September 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he was "staying out" of the controversial case of the Pussy Riot punk group, whose three members were jailed ... Read more...

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Two members of Pussy Riot flee Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two members of female punk group Pussy Riot have fled Russia, while 12 women are still in the country, the group said in its Twitter ... Read more...

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Syrian army committing crimes against humanity: Italian minister


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 23 (IANS/AKI) The Syrian army is committing crimes against humanity as well as ethnic cleansing of the population in its bid to quell the revolt against President Bashar ... Read more...

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25 killed in fresh Syria massacre


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 22 (IANS) At least 25 people were massacred Friday by "terrorists" in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, state-run SANA news agency reported.Xinhua said armed terrorist groups abducted a ... Read more...

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China, Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over n-tests (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China, Japan and South Korea have warned they will not accept new nuclear tests by North Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Sunday."Our three countries ... Read more...

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India concerned at North Korea’s rocket launch attempt


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday voiced serious concern over a rocket launching attempt by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from such steps that adversely impact peace ... Read more...

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Moscow hails Mali political settlement


April 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday hailed the conclusion of an agreement on restoring constitutional order in the west African nation of Mali, where a military junta has seized ... Read more...

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North Korea prepares for underground nuclear test


April 8th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea is preparing for a third underground nuclear test, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported Sunday."North Korea is making clandestine preparations for a ... Read more...

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Japan on alert ahead of North Korea satellite launch


March 27th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's armed forces received an order to put on alert its missile interceptors ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese Defence ... Read more...

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Japan to deploy interceptors to counter North Korean launch


March 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will deploy missile interceptors on a southern island chain ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Six killed in firing on protesters in Syria


June 25th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 25 (IANS) At least six people were killed Friday in Syria as thousands of anti-government protesters took to streets in cities demanding freedom and reforms, Xinhua reported.Armed groups ... Read more...

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Two Syrian lawmakers resign over killing of 12 protesters


April 24th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 24 (ANI): At least 12 mourners have been killed in Syria during an ongoing clash between country's pro-democracy protesters and authoritarian government, which also prompted two politicians to resign ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks suspect Manning to be moved to new prison


April 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Bradley Manning, the US Army private suspected of passing on classified documents to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, is likely to be moved to a different prison after ... Read more...

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Pakistan to write to Pope, Interpol for action on Florida Quran desecration


March 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan will write to Pope Benedict XVI and the Interpol for taking appropriate action against controversial US pastor Terry Jones, who oversaw the burning of a copy of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan takes up Florida Quran desecration with UN


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
United Nations, Mar 23(ANI): Pakistan has taken up the "despicable act" of desecration of the Holy Quran in Florida with the United Nations, and urged it to take urgent steps to promote ... Read more...

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Analysts doubtful about North Korea’s “unconditional and early talks” proposal


January 9th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 9 (ANI): North Korea's call for "unconditional and early talks" is creating confusion among many observers. While some analysts see it as Pyongyang's attempt at reconciliation, others believe it is ... Read more...

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Belarus refuses to release Russian nationals detained in post-election riots


December 28th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- A Belarusian court on Monday refused to release Russian nationals who were arrested in the street riots that followed the presidential elections, media reports said on Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh defends PMO decision to take charge of CWG


October 30th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Air India One, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, defended his decision to take charge of the preparations of the XIXth Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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Multi-faith prayers at Sarojini Nagar blast site


October 29th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Those injured in the 2005 Sarojini Nagar market pre-Diwali blast, their family members and the kin of those killed Friday offered multi-faith prayers at the site in ... Read more...

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Icons Gandhi, Buddha, and yoga, Taj Mahal dominate DElhi CWG opening ceremony


October 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.4 (ANI): The opening ceremony of the XIXth Commonwealth Games that took place on Sunday evening was a synchronized event of streaming lights and cultural programs based on iconic ... Read more...

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Iran slams US over Quran desecration


September 13th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Iran Monday blamed the US for supporting the outrageous act of desecrating the Quran, and asked the Muslim community to take action against it. According to ISNA news agency, ... Read more...

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America remembers 9/11 amid tension (Lead)


September 11th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Houses of worship in New York tolled their bells at 8.46 a.m., the moment the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center this day ... Read more...

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Interpol warns of global terror threat if U.S. Koran burning continues, issues alert


September 9th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by BNO News
LYON, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Interpol on Thursday issued a global alert in which it warned its 188 member countries that terrorist attacks are likely if the proposed Koran burning in Florida ... Read more...

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Afghans stone US convoy protesting Quran burning plan


September 9th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (DPA) Thousands of Afghans demonstrated Thursday north of the capital Kabul by throwing rocks at Afghan police and a US military convoy to protest a US church's plan ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad predicts failure of Mideast talks


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday that this week's Mideast peace talks as well as Israel itself were "doomed to collapse" as millions of Iranians were expected ... Read more...

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‘Under fire’ Kayani says ‘terror sanctuaries’ harboured in Afghanistan, not Pakistan


August 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 12(ANI): In an attempt to deflect international condemnation regarding the existence of 'terror sanctuaries in Pakistan', Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has brushed aside the accusation by claiming that ... Read more...

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Mumbai attacks bared LeT’s global ambitions: US report


August 6th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) With the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai revealing Lashkar-e-Taeba's (LeT) global ambitions, the Pakistan-based terror outfit remains a serious threat to Western interests too, ... Read more...

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Brazil offers asylum to woman condemned to death in Iran


August 1st, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Curitiba (Brazil), Aug 1 (DPA) Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva offered to give asylum to an Iranian woman condemned to death by stoning for adultery. Lula said Saturday that Sakineh Mohammadi ... Read more...

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China jails Tibetan fugitives deported by Nepal


July 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Seven years after triggering international condemnation by violating a "gentlemen's agreement" and handing over a group of fleeing Tibetan refugees to China, Nepal has again deported ... Read more...

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How Wikileaks became an effective whistle-blowing site


July 27th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) It has just released thousands of confidential documents that shed light on the war in Afghanistan, including on alleged involvement of Pakistan's spy agency in terror activities ... Read more...

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Australia A set to play Zimbabwe A


June 17th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 17 (ANI): Australia are set to host a Zimbabwe next year for the first time since 2003, following a meeting between Cricket Australia and Zimbabwean Sports Minister David Coltart.According to ... Read more...

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Israel to ease Gaza blockade


June 17th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 17 (DPA) Israel is to loosen its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Thursday, at the end of a two days of discussions by ... Read more...

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North Korea says will retaliate against UNSC sanctions


June 16th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 16 (ANI): North Korea has declared that that it would take military action if the UN Security Council sanctions are imposed on it."If the Security Council releases any documents ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers board Gaza-bound ‘Rachel Corrie’ without incident


June 5th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers boarded the Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' on Saturday after it ignored numerous invitations to dock at Ashdod port, where its cargo would be inspected and then transfered ... Read more...

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Israel says Gaza-bound Rachel Corrie ignores invitation to dock at Ashdod port


June 5th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday said the Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' has ignored two invitations to dock at Ashdod port, where its cargo would be inspected and ... Read more...

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