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Russia, US need to solve missile shield impasse: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for joint efforts by Russia and the US to address the thorny issue of a missile shield, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Reverse flow begins from northeast to south - but slowly (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 4 (IANS) With trepidation and hope that things would be back to normal, people from the northeast of India who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune, centres of ... Read more...

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Chile ‘Miracle 33′ miners to start souvenir brand


July 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The `miracle 33` is the way that the 33chilean miners have chosen to remember their unlucky fate after they got stuck while mining in San Jose in ... Read more...

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News Corp to be split into two companies


June 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will be split into two companies for its newspaper business and entertainment operations, it was reported here.News Corp's board voted unanimously to ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera English now available on Tata Sky too


April 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to provide "high quality international news" to a wider Indian audience, Gulf-based Al Jazeera Network Thursday announced that its English network will also be ... Read more...

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Telenor to write down $724.5 mn investments in Uninor


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Norwegian firm Telenor Saturday said it would write down investments into its Indian mobile arm -- Uninor -- worth about $724.5 million (4.2 billion NOK) ... Read more...

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Telenor won’t quit India, Norway monitoring situation


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Norwegian firm Telenor Friday junked reports that it would quit India following revocation of its telecom licences by the Supreme Court and said its joint ... Read more...

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More foreign magazines set to launch Indian editions


September 30th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Defying the trends of a global slowdown in the print media, a host of foreign magazines are set to launch their editions in India and ... Read more...

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Murdoch may shut down all British newspapers: Report


July 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch is reportedly considering the option of dispensing with the News International, the group that owns his British newspapers - The Sun, The Times and ... Read more...

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UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.A resolution ... Read more...

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Have a job to do, wrongdoers will not escape: Manmohan Singh (Roundup)


February 16th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Declaring that he "had a job to do and was not quitting", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday responded to questions on corruption and other issues confronting ... Read more...

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Space crew to simulate walking on Mars in Feb


January 24th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): Three men will imitate walking on Mars in February as part of a project in which a multinational crew has been locked up inside a mock Moscow spaceship ... Read more...

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Fake WikiLeaks: Pakistan news agency editor sacked


December 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Siddique Sajid, editor of Pakistan's Online news agency, has been sacked after it published a fake WikiLeaks report that New Delhi allegedly played a role in destabilizing the ... Read more...

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Zimbabwean gov’t miscommunication causes drill to be reported as a real plane crash


August 5th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by BNO News
HARARE (BNO NEWS) -- Confusion at Zimbabwe's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday caused international news agencies to report that a Boeing 767 had been involved in an accident at Harare International Airport.David ... Read more...

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Malaysia ‘won’t ban Man U’s ‘Satan’ shirts’


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 23 (ANI): Malaysia's Islamic authorities have said they have no plans to issue an edict banning Manchester United shirts in the country, despite recent tabloid reports that Muslims have ... Read more...

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Slide Tackle - World Cup curiosities


June 10th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) No such thing as a free lunch? In South Africa there is - if you're Mexican and your team loses against the World Cup host nation on Friday. ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera begins operations in Canada


May 5th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 5 (IANS) Al Jazeera began its broadcasts into Canada Tuesday. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) had given the green signal to Al Jazeera English (AJE) last November to beam ... Read more...

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UAE newspapers now on mobile phones (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 22 (IANS/WAM) In a major march of media technology, two newspapers published in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will now be available to their readers on mobile phones. Readers ... Read more...

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Gulf newspapers now on mobile phones


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 22 (IANS/WAM) Two newspapers published in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will now be available as mobile phone applications. The Al Ittihad and The National, published by the Abu Dhabi ... Read more...

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New York Times launches news supplement in Bosnia and El Salvador


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – The New York Times announced on Monday the launching of its international news supplement in Dnevni Avaz in Bosnia and La Prensa Gráfica in El Salvador.The weekly ... Read more...

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Tibet, China officials to meet for first time in 15 months (Lead)


January 26th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Washington, Jan 26 (DPA) Envoys of the Dalai Lama travelled to Beijing Tuesday for a meeting with Chinese government officials, the first since a November 2008 round of talks ended in mutual ... Read more...

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Tibetan, Chinese officials to meet for first time in 15 months


January 26th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Washington, Jan 26 (DPA) Special envoys of the Dalai Lama travelled to China Tuesday for a meeting with Chinese government officials, the first since a November 2008 round of talks ended in ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan’s sympathy for drug addicts in Punjab villages


January 11th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bathinda, Jan.11 (ANI): In its recent Punjabi Durbar programme Radio Pakistan has talked about the 'compelling circumstances' that make individual take to drug addiction in Punjab villages, as it says farmers in ... Read more...

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PCB, foreign media deadlock continues


December 1st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.1 (ANI): The deadlock between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and foreign media agencies continues as news agencies such as Reuters, AFP and AP have refused to sign the PCB's new ... Read more...

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BNO News launches News Wire service


November 24th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by admin
International wire service will deliver news content aimed at U.S. news companies NEW YORK, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BNO News today announced the launch of the BNO News Wire, a business ... Read more...

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Top international news editors criticise Pak daily for article against WSJ journalist


November 17th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.17 (ANI): Reacting strongly to a report published in one of the leading English dailies of Pakistan, which accused a foreign journalist of working for the CIA and Israeli intelligence, top ... Read more...

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Malaysian ‘whip-for-drinking-beer’ model hogs international news headlines


August 25th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Aug. 25 (ANI): The story of former Malaysian model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who is to be whipped in public for drinking beer, has caught international attention.The news of ... Read more...

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INSI welcomes Daniel Pearl Act passed by US House


June 13th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, June 13 (ANI): The International News Safety Institute on Friday welcomed passage of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act by the US House of Representatives and urged the Senate ... Read more...

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Air France says Brazilian media quoted “invalidated” statement


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
Paris, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Air France was incorrectly quoted in Brazilian news reports on Monday, apparently saying that details from the passenger list of Air France flight 447 had been ... Read more...

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Taliban agrees to withdraw from Buner in NWFP


April 24th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.24 (ANI): The Taliban has decided to withdraw from the Buner district of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) following orders from its chief Mullah Fazlullah, the Dawn reported the ... Read more...

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Obama concerned over journalist’s sentencing by Iran


April 19th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's sentencing of an American-Iranian journalist, the White House said. Roxana Saberi, who worked for international news ... Read more...

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China denies hacking America’s electrical grid


April 10th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): China has denied hacking into America's electrical grid, as media reports claimed that Chinese cyber-spies penetrated the US electrical grid."The intrusion doesn't exist at all," Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Wikilengua gets 4.5 mn page hits in first year


March 12th, 2009 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 12 (EFE) Wikilengua.org, the Internet site on practical use of the Spanish language, is celebrating its first online birthday, having achieved 4.5 million page visits and more than 1.6 million ... Read more...

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Pakistan to abolish National Security Council


February 25th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (Xinhua) Pakistan's Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Tuesday said that his government would abolish the country's National Security Council (NSC). "The president and I have agreed in principle to ... Read more...

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Taliban release kidnapped official in Pakistan (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (Xinhua) The Taliban in northwest Pakistan Sunday released a government official after holding him hostage for several hours. The District Coordination Officer (DCO) of Swat, Khushhal Khan was transferred ... Read more...

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