Olympic beach volleyball: Germany beats Brazil for its maiden gold

August 10th, 2012 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink gave Germany its first Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball Thursday, beating the World No. 1 pair of Brazil's Alison ... Read more...

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43 foreigners overstayed, 7 Nigerians missing: Goa minister

March 19th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Forty-three foreigners, including 13 Nigerians and 10 Russians, have been arrested for overstaying in Goa, while seven Nigerians have disappeared since the last one year, a ... Read more...

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Latvian ‘Iron Lady’ joins European Union’s president race

November 17th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, known as the "Iron Lady of the North", has become the first woman contender for the post of EU's first president.The race ... Read more...

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US reality TV stars expecting their 19th child!

September 2nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2 (ANI): The couple from reality TV show '18 Kids and Counting' have announced that they are expecting their 19th child.Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, from Tonitown, Arkansas, say ... Read more...

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Eight hijackers of Arctic Sea vessel arrested

August 18th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy has freed a cargo ship in the Atlantic without firing a single shot and eight suspected hijackers were arrested, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said ... Read more...

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Baltic midsummer feast draws on a distant past

June 23rd, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), June 23 (DPA) Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians around the world are set to celebrate midsummer festivals Monday night with rites drawing deeply on pagan traditions of the Baltic ... Read more...

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In Baltics, reminders of Soviet past come easy

May 24th, 2008 - 10:49 am ICT by admin
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), May 24 (DPA) As the three small Baltic nations struggle to reduce dependence on Russian energy, painful reminders of the Soviet past come easily to Estonians, Latvians and ... Read more...

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International Women’s Day makes a comeback in Latvia

March 8th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
DPA Riga, March 8 (DPA) After an absence of more than a decade, a Soviet-era holiday has returned to the official calendar of a country that shuns its Soviet past. In many ways, ... Read more...

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