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Russia dismisses West’s Pussy Riot criticism


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has lashed out at the West over its criticism of the Pussy Riot case and the lack of freedom of artistic expression in ... Read more...

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US welcomes North Korean invitation to n-experts


March 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has welcomed North Korea's move to invite UN nuclear experts to resume monitoring its nuclear programme, but cautioned Pyongyang against a planned ... Read more...

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‘Japan can crash North Korea satellite if needed’


March 18th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) If the need arises, Japan's armed forces could shoot down North Korea's satellite, planned to be launched next month, a minister has said.Japanese Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Japan warns of crashing down North Korean satellite


March 18th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese armed forces could shoot down North Korea's satellite, planned to be launched next month, if the need arises, a Japanese daily has quoted ... Read more...

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North Korea’s satellite plan provocative: US


March 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday termed as "highly provocative" plans by North Korea to launch an "earth observation" satellite."North Korea's announcement that it ... Read more...

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North Korea to launch satellite (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 16 (IANS) North Korea will launch an earth observation satellite next month to mark the 100th birthday of its late founding leader Kim Il-sung, the state news agency ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky verdict


December 28th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Tuesday rejected international criticism of the guilty verdict in the trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, terming it an "unacceptable attempt to exert pressure on ... Read more...

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OSCE Summit In Kazakhstan Meets Criticism


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kazakhstan hosted the first summit of OSCE on Wednesday despite the several questions raised regarding the blemishes of the venue. This is the first meeting since ... Read more...

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China cracks down on dissidents despite dissident getting Nobel Peace Prize


October 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 29 (ANI): China has defied widespread international criticism and continued its crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers despite one of its dissident citizens receiving the coveted Nobel Peace prize.Jailed ... Read more...

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India should not have hosted Games, says Aiyar (Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the Commonwealth Games, still insists that India should not have hosted the ... Read more...

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Aiyar insists Games should not have been held


October 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the just ended Commonwealth Games, still insists India should have never hosted ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi slams Congress Govt. ahead of CWG opening ceremony


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Rajkot, Oct 3 (ANI): With the country geared up for the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games to be held here this evening, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has ... Read more...

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Prime Minister convenes high level meet on C’wealth Games’ preparations


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.23 (ANI): A high-level meeting is being convened at Prime Minister's residence to review the preparations ahead of the XIXth Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held between Oct. 3 ... Read more...

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Home Ministry denies sending internal mail to PMO on CWG security


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.23 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Thursday denied sending an internal mail to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) that said it would not take responsibility if any untoward ... Read more...

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Chidambaram reviews Commonwealth Games security


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday reviewed the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games.The meeting was attended by Union Home Secretary G. K Pillai, Delhi ... Read more...

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Unhappy Chidambaram warns over delay in handing over of CWG venues


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Expressing disappointment over the delay in the handing over of the Games Village for the XIXth Commonwealth Games to security agencies, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to meet Gill, Reddy on Commonwealth Games preparations


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has called Union Sports Minister M S Gill and Union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy for a meeting on ... Read more...

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No stoning sentence against Iranian woman: Ahmadinejad


September 19th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 19 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted that there has never been a sentence of death by stoning against a woman accused of adultery and complicity in the death of ... Read more...

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One dies in Afghanistan protest over Quran burning (Second lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (DPA) At least one demonstrator was killed Friday in northeastern Afghanistan at a protest against a Christian minister's plan to burn Qurans in the US, the provincial government ... Read more...

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Iran “reviews” stoning sentence in Ashtiani case


September 8th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- An Iranian woman's death sentence, who was convicted of adultery and murder, has been suspended, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told local media on Wednesday."The sentencing ... Read more...

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Hindus & Jews want sanctions against France on Roma maltreatment


August 27th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 27 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have urged European Commission (EC) for sanctions against France for continuing the racism coated policy of Roma (Gypsy) expulsions despite widespread international criticism from ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews Want Sanctions Against France


August 27th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Hindus and Jews have urged European Commission (EC) for sanctions against France for continuing the racism coated policy of Roma (Gypsy) expulsions despite widespread international criticism from ... Read more...

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Now, Facebook mobile users can control privacy while on the move


August 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): From now on, people using Facebook on their mobiles will be able to select whether their friends, or friends of friends, or everyone can see any new ... Read more...

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UN to assemble Gaza flotilla investigation team Sunday


August 1st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 31 (DPA) The United Nations is to assemble Sunday an international commission that will investigate the killing of nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship by Israeli commandos in May, ... Read more...

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Israel considers ‘loosening’ Gaza Strip blockade


June 17th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 17(ANI): Israel is reportedly considering loosening its blockade of the Gaza Strip following sustained international pressure to end the siege of the territory.According to reports, the security cabinet- made up ... Read more...

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Israel names judge to probe Gaza flotilla raid


June 13th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 13 (DPA) Israel will appoint retired Supreme Court Judge Yakov Tirkel to head a probe into Israel's seizure of flotilla carrying aid and pro-Palestinian activists to the Gaza Strip, Prime ... Read more...

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US had urged Israel to observe caution, restraint on flotilla move to Gaza Strip


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The Obama administration had urged Israel to use "caution and restraint" with the half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the ... Read more...

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Israel under ‘international assault of hypocrisy’: Netanyahu


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 2 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday bluntly rejected international criticism of his country's forceful interception on high seas of six aid ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip. "The ... Read more...

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Iran sanctions issue practical: Russia


April 8th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The issue of the imposition of sanctions against Iran has become "practical", Russian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said Thursday. "According to IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) information, ... Read more...

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Sania, Shoaib’s honeymoon in Gilgit-Baltistan?


April 8th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 8 (ANI): Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah today added more controversy to the ongoing marriage saga of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza's by extending ... Read more...

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Netanyahu defends Jerusalem building despite controversy


March 16th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 16 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Monday plans for further housing construction in Jerusalem despite sharp international criticism and what was called the worst crisis in Israel's ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala after his US visit


February 27th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Feb 27(ANI): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, returned to Dharamsala on Saturday after his visit to the United States, where he met President Barack Obama.Dalai Lama met ... Read more...

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We won’t give up n-weapons for aid, asserts North Korea


February 19th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 19 (DPA) North Korea said Friday it would not trade its nuclear weapons for "petty" economic aid and announced no-sail zones ahead of artillery exercises near the disputed maritime border ... Read more...

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Tibetans hail Obama-Dalai Lama meet


February 19th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala, Feb 19 (ANI): The Tibetan Government-in-exile on Friday hailed US President Barack Obama for his support to preserve Tibetan identity and respect their human rights.Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai ... Read more...

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