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Britain refuses Assange safe passage to Ecuador

August 17th, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain will not allow Julian Assange safe passage out of the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague said after Ecuador granted the Wikileaks founder political asylum.British authorities ... Read more...

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Banerjee announces sops for Muslims, honorarium for Imams

April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Raising the pitch for next year's panchayat elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced pro-minority sops including a monthly honorarium for ... Read more...

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Britain to introduce legislation to monitor internet use

April 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- The British government is to introduce new legislation next month which would allow intelligence agency GCHQ to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visitors of everyone in ... Read more...

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Married couple’s fidelity pact invalid

March 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) A Chinese couple signed a fidelity agreement, promising that if the man betrays the woman in the marriage, he should pay one million yuan ($158,000) if ... Read more...

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60 percent Russians say Putin victory fair: State poll

March 20th, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sixty percent of Russian voters believe the March 4 presidential elections which secured Vladimir Putin a third term in the Kremlin were "open and fair", ... Read more...

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Energy ties with Vietnam as per international norms: India

September 15th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With reports suggesting that India rebuffed China over its objections to ONGC Videsh's (OVL) oil explorations in two Vietnamese blocks in South China Sea, New ... Read more...

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Age row: Army chief files statutory complaint

August 29th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General V.K. Singh has filed a statutory complaint with Defence Minister A.K. Antony seeking re-examination of his age issue. The development comes ... Read more...

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US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington

August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

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EU concerned over announced permanent customs controls in Denmark

May 14th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Friday voiced its concern over the announced permanent customs controls in Denmark to strengthen intra-EU border control."I am concerned by the announcement of the ... Read more...

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Pak rejects India’s request to grill 2008 Mumbai terror attack suspects

March 14th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan has turned down an Indian request to allow an inquiry commission to interrogate Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistanis arrested in connection with the ... Read more...

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Algeria to lift 19-year state of emergency

February 23rd, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by BNO News
ALGIERS (BNO NEWS) -- Algeria's cabinet on Tuesday adopted an order to lift the nearly two-decade state of emergency, the official APS news agency reported.A statement from the Council of Ministers said ... Read more...

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Burmese Supreme Court refuses to hear Suu Kyi party’s appeal

January 29th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Jan.29 (ANI): Myanmar's highest court has refused to hear a case filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeking to overturn the government's dissolution of her political party.The ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik wants judicial probe into valley unrest deaths

January 4th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 4 (IANS) Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the separatist Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Tuesday said he will seek judicial probe into all the 110 deaths during the ... Read more...

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ISI blew CIA official’s cover: NYT

December 18th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) The Islamabad CIA station chief's identity is suspected to have been deliberately blown by the ISI apparently in retaliation for naming of the Pakistan intelligence agency chief in ... Read more...

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Iran court jails rights activist for ‘waging war against God’

September 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): An Iranian court has jailed a prominent human rights activist and journalist for six years after convicting her of "waging war against God" and other charges.According to The Guardian, ... Read more...

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Indonesian hardline Muslim cleric arrested

August 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 9 (DPA) Indonesian police Monday arrested Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the alleged spiritual leader of terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, his lawyer and police officials said. Lawyer Achmad Michdan said the ... Read more...

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Landmark British Supreme Court ruling on gay asylum seekers

July 7th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (DPA) Britain's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned rules which allowed authorities to deport homosexual and lesbian asylum seekers to their home countries with the recommendation that they would not suffer ... Read more...

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Russia objects to citizen’s arrest in India

July 6th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Russia has strongly objected to India over the detention of a Russian woman, Olga Timoshik, by Punjab Police for allegedly helping a suspected German spy. Informed sources said ... Read more...

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Chance to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions not yet lost: Gates

June 8th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (DPA) A combination of diplomacy and pressure could still stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, although "the clock is ticking", US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said in London ... Read more...

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Army studying tribunal order on Kargil war

June 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Indian Army is analysing an order of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) seeking corrections in the official records of the 1999 Kargil War because it showed ... Read more...

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Biopic on Nelson Mandela’s wife facing legal threat

May 17th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): A new biopic on Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is facing legal threat.Madikizela-Mandela's lawyers have written to the producer of the film, Andre Pieterse, saying that she "would ... Read more...

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Lufthansa pilots announce four-day strike next month

March 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, March 22 (DPA) Pilots at Lufthansa announced Monday plans for a four-day strike next month, continuing a labour battle over job outsourcing that badly disrupted Europe's airways in February. The Cockpit Association, ... Read more...

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China court upholds sentence of leading dissident

February 11th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) A court in China Thursday rejected the appeal of Liu Xiaobo, a leading dissident, against an 11 year sentence by a lower court. The Higher People's Court of Beijing ... Read more...

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Red tape delays pacts during German president’s visit?

January 29th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India and Germany were planning to sign four pacts, including one on security and counter-terror cooperation, during German President Horst Koehler's weeklong visit beginning Monday but ... Read more...

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Blair was warned by 27 lawyers ‘Iraq invasion without UN backing was illegal’

January 27th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27(ANI): Senior British Government lawyers have revealed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned two months before the invasion of Iraq that it would be illegal to go ... Read more...

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Pak rebuffs India’s stance on occupied Kashmir

January 2nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Pakistan has rejected India's stance on occupied Kashmir, saying the dispute over the region was a result of New Delhi's refusal to implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.Responding ... Read more...

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Gilgit-Baltistan is part of Kashmir, asserts India

January 1st, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Asserting that Pakistan controlled Gilgit-Baltistan was part of Jammu and Kashmir, India Friday said it was opposed to any move that changes the status of the disputed ... Read more...

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UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol must be strengthened, says Wen

December 18th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol reflected a broad consensus among all parties and, therefore, ... Read more...

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Decision to name Karzai president had no legal basis: Abdullah

November 4th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 4 (DPA) Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah Wednesday sharply criticised the decision of the country's election commission to declare incumbent Hamid Karzai the winner of Afghanistan's disputed presidential elections. Abdullah, who ... Read more...

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Miliband backs Blair for European Council presidency

October 26th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 26 (ANI): David Miliband, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, has backed Tony Blair in his run for the position of the first permanent president ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves signing, ratification of BIMST Convention

September 10th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 10(ANI): A Union Cabinet meeting on Thursday discussed topics, including the revamping of the National Rural Health Mission and approval for the signing and ratification of the BIMST ... Read more...

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Pak govt. may file fresh petition against Saeed to ’showcase its commitment’

July 15th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 15 (ANI): It seems that the threat of adverse international reaction over the failure of the Pakistani government to detain the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the prime accused in ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s lawyers optimistic she won’t be jailed

May 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), May 29 (ANI): Lawyers for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi say they are optimistic about their client not being sent to jail for five years for allowing an ... Read more...

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US, South Korea raise surveillance level over North Korea

May 28th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 28 (DPA) South Korea and the US Thursday ramped up their surveillance over North Korea, as Pyongyang nullified its truce with Seoul and threatened war. The armed forces of both countries ... Read more...

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Pink and hubby Carey Hart reunite

May 15th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Pop star Pink and her husband Carey Hart have reportedly reconciled with each other, and are back together.Pink revealed in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that she ... Read more...

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