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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... Read more...

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Italian mafia boss held in Venezuela


August 29th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Five years on the run for a Sicilian mafia boss came to an end when he was arrested on an island in Venezuela.Salvatore Bonomolo, part ... Read more...

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Yasser Afrafat’s body to be exhumed


July 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 4 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has agreed to exhume late president Yasser Arafat's body for examination at the request of some of his family members, a ... Read more...

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Indian government betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils: Raja


August 25th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Communist leader D. Raja Thursday accused the Indian government of betraying the Sri Lankan Tamils at a crucial time by not raising their mass killings ... Read more...

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa hits out at Jayalalithaa


August 8th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A top Sri Lankan official has hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for demanding the trial of leaders in Colombo for alleged ... Read more...

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Italian MP wants international probe into Shahzad’s murder


June 16th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 16 (IANS/AKI) An Italian lawmaker has demanded an international investigation into the killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad.Shahzad's battered body was found May 31 in a canal in ... Read more...

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Hundreds arrested after police bust global pedophile network with 60,000 members


March 15th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of people around the world have been arrested in what is believed to have been the world's largest online pedophile network, police said on Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Somali pirates links with terror groups being interrogated


January 31st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the wake of increased pirate attacks on merchant vessels passing through the sea lanes close to the Indian coast, Indian security agencies are probing the suspected ... Read more...

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India probing Somali pirates’ terror links


January 31st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Indian security agencies are probing the suspected terror links of the captured Somali pirates with Pakistan-based terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The suspicion comes in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects gory Tamil massacre pics as rebel propoganda


October 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 20 (ANI): Sri Lanka's foreign minister GL Peiris has cast doubt on the photographs released by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) showing a massacre of Tamils during the country's civil ... Read more...

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Human rights groups snub ‘flawed’ Sri Lankan war crime panel


October 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 15 (ANI): Three international human rights organisations have reportedly declined to appear before a Sri Lankan inquiry into the end of the country's civil war, saying the procedure is flawed ... Read more...

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North Korean hopes for resumption of six-party talks


August 31st, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he hoped for an early resumption of international talks to end his country's nuclear weapons programme, with the hope of easing ... Read more...

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Facebook failed to reveal paedophile ring: Report


August 27th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Australian police have alleged that Facebook failed repeatedly to reveal the activity of an international child pornography syndicate operating on the social networking site. The failure by the ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens response to naval exercise


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 23 (DPA) The spokesman of the North Korean delegation at an Asian security forum said Friday that Pyongyang would physically respond to planned US-South Korean naval exercises. "The Democratic People's Republic ... Read more...

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South Korea develops new long-range missile: Report


July 18th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 17 (DPA) South Korea has developed a new medium-range cruise missile capable of hitting sites in North Korea and also parts of China, Japan and Russia, unconfirmed reports said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Israel will ‘never apologize’ for Gaza flotilla raid


July 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 5(ANI): Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor has said that the government will never apologize for the commando raid on the international aid convoy to Gaza.Palmor's comments come after ... Read more...

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Turkey threatens to cut ties with Israel


July 5th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 5 (DPA) Turkey's foreign minister has warned that diplomatic ties with Israel will be cut in the wake of the recent flotilla crisis unless certain conditions are met, the Turkish ... Read more...

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G8 turns screw on North Korea, Iran and Israel


June 27th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 27 (DPA) The leaders of the world's eight most powerful developed states turned the screw on North Korea, Iran and Israel Saturday as they concluded a two-day meeting in ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz violence attempt at ethnic cleansing: Security group


June 15th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 15 (DPA) The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued a statement Tuesday that labelled the violent clashes in Kyrgyzstan as an attempt at ethnic cleansing. The wording was ... Read more...

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Israelis favour Gaza blockade: Survey


June 10th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 10 (DPA) An overwhelming majority of Israelis believe their country should stop also the next blockade-breaking aid flotilla to Gaza if there is one. As many as 91 percent ... Read more...

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Israel to ease Gaza blockade in return for watered down international investigation


June 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 9 (ANI): To ease blockade of the Gaza in return for a watered down international investigation into last week's raid on a Turkish aid ship, Israel is ready to accept ... Read more...

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North Korean leader names new prime minister, promotes brother-in-law


June 7th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il named a new prime minister during a rare parliamentary session on Monday, state media reported. He also promoted his brother-in-law to a higher ... Read more...

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Netanyahu rebuffs UN probe of Gaza flotilla raid


June 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rebuffed a proposal from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to have an international panel investigate last week's deadly Gaza flotilla raid.UN Secretary ... Read more...

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US considering sending aircraft carrier to Korean Peninsula


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): With tensions escalating on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. is weighing whether to deploy the massive aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea, where North Korea ... Read more...

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North Korea warns of ‘all-out war’ in response to South’s naval exercise


May 27th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea warned of an "all-out war" in response to a South Korean anti-submarine exercise on early Thursday, according to North Korean state media.South Korea had launched an ... Read more...

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Clinton urges global response to Pyongyang ‘provocation’ (Lead)


May 26th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 26 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday urged concerted international reaction to North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship. Pyongyang's destruction of the corvette Cheonan ... Read more...

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S. Korea on alert as N. Korean subs disappear in East Sea


May 26th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- South Korea's military is attempting to track down four North Korean submarines which disappeared from their east coast base after conducting naval training in the East Sea earlier ... Read more...

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UN chief supports measures against North Korea


May 25th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called Pyongyang's sinking of a South Korean navy ship the "most serious provocation" in the troubled Korean peninsula, urging UN measures ... Read more...

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Human rights agency calls for international war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 23(ANI): Human Rights Watch, a New York-based agency, has called for an international war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka one year after the country's military crushed the Tamil Tigers' ... Read more...

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International conflict prevention group calls for probe into Sri Lanka’s ‘war-crimes’


May 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 18 (ANI): Sri Lanka's bloody campaign to crush LTTE's insurgency is under the scanner for reportedly wide-spread human rights violations, and there is a possibility that conflict prevention group 'International ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka trying to deflect probe into war crimes: rights group


May 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka's suggestion that a newly announced commission will provide accountability for laws-of-war violations during the armed conflict with the Tamil Tigers is another attempt to deflect ... Read more...

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Drunk driver sentenced for killing pedestrian in NY 12 years ago before fleeing to Ecuador


March 13th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – A New York man was sentenced after hiding in Ecuador for more than ten years, prosecutors said Friday.Jose Heras struck and killed Nemec in 1997, fleeing ... Read more...

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Row over ‘rigged’ climate change data haunts summit


December 8th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (DPA) The question of whether climate change research data is being manipulated to suit the views of the opposing camps in the debate over global warming has erupted with ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects US report on human rights violations as ‘concocted stories’


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): Sri Lanka has come down heavily on a US State Department report claiming human rights violations by that country's military during the war against Tamil Tigers, saying the ... Read more...

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EU foreign ministers call on Tehran to clarify result


June 15th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 15 (DPA) European Union (EU) diplomats Monday called for an investigation into allegations of fraud in Iran's presidential election, but stressed that they wanted better relations with the Islamic Republic. "First ... Read more...

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