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Syrian opposition group decries insult to Prophet Mohammad


September 14th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) A major Syrian opposition group has expressed its distress over the insults caused by a US movie towards Prophet Mohammad but also stated that it is ... Read more...

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Caroline Wozniacki out of women’s tennis top ten ranking


September 10th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Sep 10 (IANS) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark has dropped out of the list of top-ten women tennis players for the first time in three ... Read more...

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Russia’s women retain chess Olympiad title


September 10th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's women defended their Chess Olympiad title in Istanbul over the weekend with a 4-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan edging them past China.Russia had trailed China ... Read more...

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Turkey rebuffs Iranian invitation to NAM summit


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 25 (IANS) Turkey will not attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran later this month, local media Saturday cited Turkish diplomatic sources as saying.... Read more...

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Longoria admires Jolie’s charitable acts


August 15th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria says she admires Angelina Jolie for the humanitarian work she does as a UN special envoy and the charitable acts she ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Burroughs wrestles to gold in US-Iran match


August 11th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jordan Burroughs of the US took gold in a close final in the men's 74 kg against Saeed Goudarzi of Iran.With loud cheers from American ... Read more...

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Reports on Istanbul wedding false: Sharapova


August 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports Maria Sharapova is to wed Slovenian basketball star and fiance Sasha Vujacic in Istanbul this fall are "false rumors", the Russian tennis star ... Read more...

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Priyanka to shoot ‘Zanjeer’ remake starting September


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Director Apoorva Lakhia, who recently finished the first schedule of the remake of 1973 film "Zanjeer", says actress Priyanka Chopra will join the crew in ... Read more...

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No regrets, says Vivek Oberoi about his career


July 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) In a decade of his association with Bollywood, Vivek Oberoi has seen many highs and lows, but he has no regrets whatsoever. He says he ... Read more...

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One can easily fall in love with Katrina: Salman


July 13th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Salman Khan has teamed up with ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif in "Ek Tha Tiger" and praised her, saying it is not difficult to fall in love ... Read more...

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Fenerbahce president convicted over match-fixing


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 2 (IANS) A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Fenerbahce sports club president Aziz Yildirim to 75 months in prison on match-fixing charges.The court Monday also convicted several ... Read more...

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Turkey to do whatever needed over jet incident


June 24th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 24 (IANS) Turkish President Abdullah Gul has vowed to do whatever is required following the incident in which a Turkish jet was shot down by Syria over the ... Read more...

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13 die in Turkish prison fire


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 17 (IANS) A fire in a Turkish prison has killed 13 prisoners, Xinhua reported Sunday.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the died when a fire engulfed the ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Turkey to build 23 nuclear power units


June 6th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 6 (IANS) Turkey is determined to have its own nuclear power plant and aims to build at least 23 nuclear units by the year 2023, a minister has ... Read more...

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Liverpool’s Kuyt to join Fenerbahce


June 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Turkish giants Fenerbahce confirmed that Dutch international forward Dirk Kuyt has agreed to leave Liverpool and join them.Fenerbahce said on their official Twitter site Sunday that ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo vie for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 24 (IANS) Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul became the finalists in the race for hosting the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Wednesday.Doha in Qatar and Baku, ... Read more...

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Iran not to retreat on nuke programme (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran will not retreat "an iota" from its right to develop nuclear energy despite Western-led sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said."They (West) should know that ... Read more...

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Prague to host 2015 European athletics indoor championships


May 6th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia (Prague), May 6 (IANS) Prague will host the 33rd European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2005."We are very pleased to confirm that Prague will be the hosts of the European ... Read more...

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Isinbayeva targets last Olympic gold before retirement


April 18th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 18 (IANS) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva has said the only thing that can stop her winning a third straight Olympic gold medal in London this summer ... Read more...

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Iran n-talks constructive: EU


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 15 (IANS) Talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme have been described as "constructive and useful" by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.Speaking ... Read more...

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Won’t give up nuclear rights: Iran


April 12th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will attend the planned nuclear talks in Istanbul later this week but will not compromise on its right to atomic energy.Iran's chief ... Read more...

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Iran hopes for results from n-talks


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Iran has expressed hope of results emerging from the next round of nuclear talks between the country and the world powers, Mehr news agency reported."I think ... Read more...

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Assad departure no solution to Syrian problems: Russia


March 28th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is not a quick and easy fix for the country's problems, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday."The internal ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Jelimo seeks Olympic glory after return from injury


March 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Olympic 800m champion Pamela Jelimo says she will not rest on her laurels until she successfully defends her crown in London.Jelimo was speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Pentathlete Dobrynska first to break 5,000-point barrier


March 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 10 (IANS) Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine set a new world record in the Pentathlon tallying 5013 points to win the world title on the opening day of the ... Read more...

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Salman-Katrina’s chemistry magical: Kabir Khan


March 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will be seen together on the screen after four years in "Ek Tha Tiger" and director Kabir Khan is happy ... Read more...

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Protesters storm Syrian consulate in Istanbul


February 6th, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Feb 6 (IANS) About 400 protesters threw objects and tried to storm the Syrian consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul Sunday, Xinhua reported.The demonstrators chanted slogans against Syrian ... Read more...

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Foreign ministers of Turkey, six Gulf nations meet


January 29th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 29 (IANS/WAM) Foreign ministers of Turkey and six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman -- ... Read more...

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EU bans Iranian oil imports (Lead, Changing Dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The European Union Monday imposed an oil embargo on Iran over its nuclear programme.The sanctions involve an immediate ban on all new oil contracts with Iran ... Read more...

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EU meets to impose more sanctions on Iran


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 23 (IANS) Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) met here Monday to impose additional sanctions on Iran focusing on its central bank and its oil exports, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to join Bonn talks


November 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The United States has joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting the international conference on Afghanistan's future in Bonn ... Read more...

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Spanish Olympic Chief: Why we need 2020 Games


November 29th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Alejandro Blanco, the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee and the man who will head the campaign to take the 2020 Games to Madrid, has highlighted ... Read more...

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Pakistani actress marries US surgeon


November 17th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistani actress Reema Khan, who started her film career in 1990, has married a surgeon in the US, it was reported here.Reema Khan married American ... Read more...

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