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Olympic rowing: South Africa takes gold in coxless fours


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South African rowers pipped Britain and defending champions Denmark to gold at the Olympics in a thrilling lightweight coxless fours race here Thursday.South Africa's James ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

My sci-fi characters close to reality: Hollywood director


February 18th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sharma New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Unperturbed by the comparison of his film "I Am Number Four" with other super-hit teenage fantasy dramas, Hollywood director D.J. Caruso says the closeness ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spielberg’s ‘I Am Number Four’ actors dating in real life


February 5th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Actors Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron, who play the lead roles in filmmaker Steven Spielberg's "I Am Number Four" don't only fall in love in the sci-fi ... Read more...

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Spielberg’s ‘I Am Number Four’ to release Feb 18


February 1st, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg's sci-fi thriller "I Am Number 4" is set to hit theatres worldwide Feb 18.The film, based on a book of the same name, is ... Read more...

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Teenagers Plead Innocence In Niagara Falls Beating Case


November 14th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Niagara Falls, Nov 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gary R. Llamas II, 19 and 17-year-old James S. Hardeman Jr. who were accused of beating a 46-year-old man named John Smith to death ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Pappu Backgear’ looks forward to driving in reverse (With Image)


November 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 7 (IANS) In the unruly traffic of this southwest Punjab town, where driving can be a torture at times, one man stands out - for driving his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama, Palin ‘10th cousins through a common ancestor’


October 14th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Genealogists have revealed that Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor, John Smith, a 17th century Protestant pastor who was an early ... Read more...

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‘I was an animal in the bedroom’, says Tony Blair


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed in his book that he was an animal in the bedroom.When John Smith died on May 12, 1994, triggering ... Read more...

Posted in World |

When Tony Blair did not want to fight Gordon Brown


May 30th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair was reluctant to take over as leader of the Labour party and said he did not want to fight Gordon Brown. "I ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Blair’s doubts over Brown as a Labour leader revealed by Alastair Campbell


May 29th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29(ANI): Alastair Campbell, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's former spin doctor, has revealed that Blair had in the past questioned whether Gordon Brown "had it in him" to ... Read more...

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GM to close down Hummer as its sale to Chinese firm fails


February 25th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) US carmaker General Motors Corp announced Wednesday that it would start winding down its loss-making Hummer brand of sports-utility vehicles after the collapse of a deal to sell ... Read more...

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GM to wind-down operations of Hummer after sale fails


February 25th, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
DETROIT (BNO NEWS) -- General Motors (GM) on Wednesday said it will close down its Hummer brand after a Chinese buyer was unable to complete the planned acquisition. It will now ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brown admits he should have become British PM in 1997


February 12th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has admitted for the first time that it was he who should have become premier in 1997 and not Tony Blair, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GM sells SAAB to Dutch carmaker Spyker


January 27th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) General Motors announced a ‘binding agreement’ to sell off its SAAB division to the Dutch luxury sports carmaker Spyker. The agreement between GM and Spyker ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

GM confirms Saab sale to Spyker


January 27th, 2010 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Stockholm, Jan 27 (DPA) General Motors reached a "binding agreement" Tuesday to sell Swedish subsidiary Saab to Dutch-based automaker Spyker Cars, ending a year-long saga and saving the iconic brand from a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

General Motors agrees to sell Saab to Dutch company


January 27th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
DETROIT (BNO NEWS) -- General Motors (GM) on Tuesday struck a binding agreement to sell Saab to Spyker Cars N.V., a small Dutch maker of high-end sports cars. The deal saves Saab ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UK College bans Muslim woman for refusing to remove veil


October 24th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 24 (ANI): Lancashire's Burnley College has banned a Muslim woman from becoming one of its students after she refused to remove her veil.Shawana Bilqes, 18, was turned away after trying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GM board reluctant to sell Opel to Canada’s Magna


August 25th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 25 (IANS) General Motors's new board is reportedly reluctant to sell its Opel unit to Canada's auto-parts giant Magna International. Magna, which is the world's third largest part maker, and ... Read more...

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GM board refuses to accept Canada’s Magna as Opel winner (Lead, changing dateline)


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) General Motors Friday postponed its decision on whether Canada's Magna International was the winning bidder for its Opel brand.Magna, which is the world's third largest part ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bhatinda cabby’s reverse driving skills win him special Govt. licence!


August 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): An Indian taxi driver has become a celebrity in his own right in his hometown of Bhatinda, Punjab, all because of his special skill to drive backwards everywhere.Harpreet ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Broomsticks and devil’’s forks deemed hazardous for Brit kids health!


October 25th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): British nursery Langham Pre-School, near Colchester, Essex, has banned kids from bringing in broomsticks and pitchforks or other such objects during Hallowe''en.Due to health and safety fears, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Regular Peggy horse banned from English pub


September 30th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 30 (ANI): A 12-year-old mare who used to frequent an English pub with her master has been barred after the landlady purchased new carpets. Peggy used to enjoy a ... Read more...

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