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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla (Lead, correcting para eight)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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India revives NAM tune amid Iranian PR hoopla


September 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 16th NAM summit in Tehran last week was touted as a diplomatic coup by a sanctions-hit Iran to fight back its international isolation. ... Read more...

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Controversial cartoons: From arrests to murder attempts


May 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon Dr. B.R. Ambedkar printed in a textbook created a storm Friday forcing the Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Let Chen go to US, say Chinese experts


May 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Bling Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is most likely to lose his influence once he leaves for the US, a Chinese expert said in remarks published Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... Read more...

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Where Jesus’ language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malula (Syria), April 22 (IANS) Far from the sounds of gunfire and civil conflict that embroil Syria lurks an oasis of faith and miracles in this tiny village perched ... Read more...

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Australian teen gets 13-year jail for killing Indian student


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) A teenager in Australia was sentenced to 13 years in prison Thursday for stabbing to death an Indian student here last year.Nitin Garg died of his ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s famous singing policeman fired


December 8th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indonesian police officer who made the international headlines after a music video of him went viral on the Internet has been fired by his bosses. ... Read more...

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A peep into Pakistan, specially for Indians (IANS Book Review)


December 6th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Pakistan - Identity and Destiny"; Author: Javed Jabbar; Publisher: Har-Anand; Price: Rs.495; Pages: 191Here's a three-time former Pakistani minister trying to help Indian readers better understand his country. The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Amanda Knox may be set free soon


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Perugia, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jailed American student Amanda Knox may soon be walking free. The judge handling the appeal from the 24-year-old may be forced to set her free after the ... Read more...

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Indonesian soldiers charged with torture after killing civilian


July 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Three Indonesian soldiers were indicted for killing a civilian in the province of Papua, which made international headlines after a torture video was made available on the ... Read more...

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Putin says ‘dumbfounded’ over NATO operation in Libya


April 28th, 2011 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 28 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has again criticised the ongoing NATO military operations in Libya, claiming himself being "dumb-founded" over how easy decisions were made to ... Read more...

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Putin slams NATO on Libya attacks


April 27th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has sharply criticised NATO's military actions in Libya, saying the North African state was being illegally destroyed by "so-called civilised ... Read more...

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Koran burning US pastor jailed


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Terry Jones, the controversial US pastor who hit the international headlines after planning to burn Koran on the 9/11-terror attack anniversary last year, has been jailed for refusing ... Read more...

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Senior cop, four others arrested for rape and torture of Libyan woman


March 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 28 (ANI): A senior police officer and four other men have been arrested for viciously raping and torturing a Libyan woman whose shocking claim of abuse made international headlines ... Read more...

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Tom Hanks to star in Somali pirates movie


March 17th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tom Hanks has reportedly completed talks to star in a new movie about the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips and his crew from the hands ... Read more...

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Cartier pays tribute to restored 1911 Rolls Royce (With Image)


March 15th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A painstakingly restored 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof limousine - said to be the only one of its kind in India - won ... Read more...

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Michaele Salahi booted out of ‘Celebrity Rehab’


March 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Salahi family are fast carving an image for themselves as always going to places that they are not welcomed. After their party crashing antics at ... Read more...

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Recipient of WWII letter found alive


March 9th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is always better late than never. A 67-year-old World War II letter has finally reached the recipient.The letter was intended for Miss R.T. Fletcher but ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Yunus loses appeal against ouster from Grameen Bank (Second Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The Dhaka High Court Tuesday rejected Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's writ petition challenging the legality of his removal as managing director of Grameen Bank that he ... Read more...

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Court rejects Muhammad Yunus’s petition (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) The High Court Tuesday rejected Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus's petition challenging the legality of his removal as managing director of Grameen Bank that he founded three ... Read more...

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Mexico’s 21-yr-old police chief fired after she fails to return from US trip


March 8th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): The Mexican woman, who was the only person willing to become police chief of her town, has been fired after she apparently fled to the United States.Marisol Valles ... Read more...

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Jose Agostinho Pereira the Brazilian Joseph Fritzl killed in a prison riot


February 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sao Paulo, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 55-year-old Brazilian who was convicted of fathering seven children with his daughter has been killed in a prison riot.José Agostinho Pereira who was popularly known ... Read more...

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Paul the Octopus gets a memorial in Germany


January 21st, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The most famous octopus that ever lived has got a memorial in Germany.The octopus that popularly became known as “Paul the Octopus” successfully predicted the ... Read more...

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German thinktank advised US to “sabotage” Iran’s nuke ambitions: Wikileaks


January 19th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): US secret diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that an influential German thinktank had advised the US to adopt a policy of "covert sabotage" ... Read more...

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Former Russian spy Chapman begins political career


December 24th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Russian spy Anna Chapman is looking to kick start her political career after gaining international fame when she was arrested along with 10 other alleged Russian ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir fears terror strike on eve of Obama trip


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) Fearing a major terror attack ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India early next month, a security strategy will be chalked out in Jammu and ... Read more...

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‘Indian-hate-slur’ host Henry’s departure doesn’t see drop in TVNZ viewership


October 13th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 13 (ANI): Despite the departure of the controversial and popular host Paul Henry from the Television New Zealand, the ratings of the breakfast show reportedly remains high, but experts claim ... Read more...

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US pastor agrees ‘in principle’ not to burn Quran


September 11th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington/New York, Sep 11 (IANS) After a day of flip-flops, a Florida pastor, who earned international headlines and censure after threatening to burn copies of the Quran on the 9/11 ... Read more...

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Dhaka court reopens trial, hanging of 1971 war hero


August 24th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 24 (IANS) The high court in Bangladesh has reopened the case of a 1971 war hero who was tried and hanged after he fell out with the then military strongman ... Read more...

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Bangladesh apex court jails journalist-politician


August 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court Thursday convicted a politician, who heads a pro-opposition newspaper, for committing contempt of court and sentenced him to a jail term. This is said ... Read more...

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Spaniards want to rechristen Paul the octopus as Pablo


July 9th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 9 (IANS) The Spanish team has fallen in love with Paul the octopus after it predicted that Spain will beat the Netherlands in the World Cup ... Read more...

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Charges framed in 2009 Russian woman’s rape case


July 6th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A court Monday framed charges against local politician John Fernandes for the rape of a 25-year-old Russian woman in December 2009. Fernandes had been booked by the police ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Super 30 hits international headlines


June 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 1 (IANS) With visits from foreign media teams and extensive features written about it, Bihar's free coaching centre Super 30, all of whose students have cracked the Indian Institute of ... Read more...

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Hollywood film on murdered Indian-origin girl


April 21st, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 21 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon will produce a film on the murder of Indo-Canadian girl Reena Virk who was beaten and then drowned in Victoria city near here ... Read more...

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