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Filming climactic scene was tough: Daniel Radcliffe


March 5th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Hollywood actor Daniel Radcliffe says he didn't enjoy filming the climactic scene of Harry Potter because he was under lot of pressure to make the scene right. "It ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 1 tonne of cocaine seized in Spain


March 5th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia (Spain), March 5 (IANS/EFE) More than 1 tonne of cocaine that arrived in the customs area of the port in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia hidden in the false bottom ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Home sales fall nearly 25 percent in Spain


March 5th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Home sales in Spain plunged 24.6 percent in 2009, figures released by the Spanish Land and Mercantile Registrars Association showed. The figures released Thursday showed that 423,114 home sales ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Simpson won’t accept Mayer’s apology


March 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) A furious Jessica Simpson has refused to accept an apology from ex-boyfriend John Mayer over comments he made about her sex skills. Appearing on Oprah Winfrey's show, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

3 Spaniards charged with running illegal computer network


March 4th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Three Spanish nationals ran a network of more than 13 million "zombie computers" that accessed the bank-account information of upwards of 800,000 people, authorities here said. Zombie computers are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chile earthquake toll rises to 799


March 4th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 4 (IANS/EFE) The toll from the earthquake that last weekend devastated areas of central and southern Chile stands at 799, according to the latest figures released by the National Emergency ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Honduran journalist’s murder denounced


March 4th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced the murder of Honduran television journalist Joseph Ochoa, who was gunned down earlier this week in Tegucigalpa. The Paris-based organisation, which urged authorities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chilean wine industry lost $250 mn in quake


March 4th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Chile's important wine industry has calculated the sector's losses at $250 million as a result of the magnitude-8.8 earthquake that last weekend devastated several regions in the central ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Colombia’s oil exports total over $10 bn in 2009


March 4th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's oil exports rose to $10.27 billion last year, accounting for just over one-third of total foreign trade, the energy and mines ministry said in a report. Foreign direct ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Venezuelan newspaper editor killed in carjacking


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 3 (IANS/EFE) The editor of a Caracas daily, Israel Marquez, was shot dead by criminals attempting to carjack his vehicle, Venezuelan police said. Inspector Ramon Silva told reporters that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

79 people rescued from collapsed building in Chile


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Concepcion (Chile), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Seventy-nine people were rescued from the ruins of a building here that collapsed last weekend during the earthquake that left at least 795 dead in central and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexico busts gang that kidnapped doctors


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Mexican soldiers arrested five men accused of belonging to a kidnapping ring that targeted doctors in this northern border city, authorities said. The suspects were captured ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Honduran journalist wounded in attack


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Honduran jouralist Karol Cabrera, who hosts opinion programmes on radio and television, was wounded in an attack in which her driver was slain, police said. "They tried to kill ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Policemen held for burning flour instead of cocaine


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian police arrested a prosecutor and three policemen with the counter-narcotics unit for burning flour in place of the seized cocaine they were supposed to destroy. The deputy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boy dies after being attacked by puma


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 3 (IANS/EFE) A seven-year-old boy died after he was attacked by a puma in a park in Peru's mountainous region, the media reported. The attack caused the boy to lose a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese pandas spotted eating bones rather than bamboo (Lead, Changing Dateline)


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some Chinese pandas have started eating animal bones instead of their traditional diet of bamboo, state-run China Central Television has said. The bizarre change in the endangered ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese pandas seen eating bones rather than bamboo


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some Chinese pandas have started eating animal bones instead of their traditionally-preferred diet of bamboo, state-run China Central Television has said. The bizarre change in the endangered ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two fighter jets crash in South Korea


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two fighter jets crashed into a mountain in South Korea during a routine training flight Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported. The accident took place near the coastal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trina’s nude photos leaked online


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Rapper Trina has been left devastated after her nude photos leaked online. The explicit images are believed to have been taken from her cell phone that she lost ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Work resumes at copper mines in Chile quake zone


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Work has resumed at the two copper mines operated by state-owned Codelco in the region of central Chile devastated by last weekend's earthquake, company sources said. London-based Anglo American ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Five shot dead in Guatemala brothel


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Four men and a 15-year-old boy were murdered in a brothel in the southern Guatemalan town of Escuintla, authorities said. A police spokesman told reporters that "two heavily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12-year-old girl warned Chilean islanders of tidal waves


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 2 (IANS/EFE) A 12-year-old girl saved the lives of many inhabitants on the Chilean archipelago with her timely warning about the tidal waves that were to devastate the islands after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man carrying $250,000 arrested at Costa Rican airport


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Drug enforcement agents arrested a Mexican carrying $250,000 in undeclared cash over the weekend at Costa Rica's largest airport, making this the fourth large seizure of cash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toll in Chile quake rises to 47: President (Third Lead)


February 27th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in a powerful earthquake which struck Chile Saturday has risen to 47, the country's President Michelle Bachelet said. The 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Latin American country ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Relief for many as personal income tax slabs raised (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday gave relief to individual tax payers by raising personal tax slabs while introducing a simpler format of filing tax returns from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sajjan Kumar gets anticipatory bail in 1984 riot cases


February 26th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in two cases connected to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. --Indo-Asina News Serviceks-ric/mj/jg Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Castro ready to talk with US under conditions of equality


February 25th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro has confirmed that his government is ready to talk with the US about any subject, but under conditions of equality, Brazil's official ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Private oil firms in Ecuador to double investment this year


February 25th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Private oil companies operating in Ecuador plan to invest more than $417 million in 2010, nearly double of last year's outlay, the non-renewable natural resources ministry said. Reports from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Amazing response to Vindaloo Against Violence’


February 24th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Mia Northrop, who started the `Vindaloo Against Violence' initiative as a mark of solidarity with the Indian community in Australia, says her effort has received an "amazing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Colombian politician sentenced to 40 years for massacre


February 24th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Supreme Court has imposed a 40-year prison term on former senator Alvaro Garcia Romero for his role in a massacre carried out by right-wing militias. The sentence, imposed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Charity official, engineer kidnapped in Haiti


February 24th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dajabon (Dominican Republic), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) An official with the Catholic charity Caritas and a chemical engineer have been kidnapped in eastern Haiti, the organisation Solidaridad Fronteriza and a Jesuit group that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Catholic order begs pardon for founder’s `immoral acts’


February 24th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) The Congregation of the Legion of Christ apologised to everyone because its founder, Mexican priest Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), "harmed with the immoral acts of his private life". The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chilean wins $1.76 mn from forgotten lottery ticket


February 24th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) A Chilean taxi driver became a millionaire after finding that a lottery ticket he had forgotten after keeping in the glove compartment of his vehicle for several weeks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lil Wayne joins Twitter before sentencing


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Rapper Lil Wayne has launched his own blog on social networking site Twitter just eight days before he's due to report to jail. Contactmusic.com reports that the "Lollipop" hitmaker, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Senseless Maoist violence strengthens our resolve: Patil


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said that incidents of senseless violence by left wing extremists (Maoists), resulting in the death of innocent people, strengthens the government's resolve ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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