life and death

Insane to accuse girl of blasphemy: Pakistani daily


August 21st, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The blasphemy law has become a death warrant at the hands of mob vigilantism, a Pakistani daily said after an 11-year-old girl afflicted with Down syndrome ... Read more...

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Pregnant teen with cancer spurs abortion debate


July 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukaemia stirred up anew Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Republic ... Read more...

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China’s Communist daily hails spirituality


June 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Minus strong spiritual support, a great power like China won't last long, the Communist party's People's Daily said Friday in a commentary on the life and ... Read more...

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Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Late ex-army man’s widow seeks stay on release of film (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The widow of a late former Indian Army man has approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to stay the release of film "Zilla ... Read more...

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Pitt’s parenting woes


November 20th, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) Brad Pitt has confessed he always worries about the fact that he doesn't get enough time to spend with his family.The "Moneyball" actor who raises ... Read more...

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Amarinder questions Badal’s stand on Bhullar clemency


September 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Congress leader Amarinder Singh Sunday questioned the move by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to bring a resolution in the assembly seeking clemency for Khalistani ... Read more...

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BJP supports Hazare’s movement, says Varun Gandhi


August 27th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi Saturday said his party supported social activist Anna Hazare in his anti-corruption crusade, which had convinced the ... Read more...

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Couple calls ambulance to save cat


August 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A couple in Britain called for emergency medical help to save their "five-year-old" and did not reveal to paramedics that it was actually a cat, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN to review peacekeeping, India presses for more funds


August 16th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, has pressed for more financing and greater innovation in deploying troops in the conflict zones ... Read more...

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Millions hit by violence against healthcare personnel


August 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Assaults on healthcare personnel, facilities and vehicles in conflicts leave millions in the world without care just when they need it most.This is the key finding ... Read more...

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Russia offers to look into deaths of Gaddafi’s kin


May 31st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to send a team of experts to Libya to verify reports of the possible death of Muammar Gaddafi's son and three grandchildren, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s surprise hospital visits publicity stunts: CPI-M


May 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her surprise visits to state-run hospitals, terming ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla worried about brother’s health


May 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla is distressed over the condition of her elder brother Bobby, who has been in a coma after suffering a massive stroke ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran Mai fears being killed after Pak Supreme Court acquits rape accused


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, April 22(ANI): Mukhtaran Mai, a Pakistani victim of a village council-sanctioned gangrape, has expressed fears that she might be killed by the accused acquitted by the Supreme Court on Thursday.Mai was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Report says that midwife shortage leads to 1 million deaths every year


April 4th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Save the Children on Friday released a report that claimed that shortage of midwives throughout the world accounts for the loss of about 1.3 million babies ... Read more...

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I’m remotely interested in cricket: Adnan Sami


March 30th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbia, March 30 (IANS) Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who has made Mumbai his home for 10 years now, has chosen to stay away from the World Cup semifinal match ... Read more...

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Egyptian revolution will deeply impact other Middle-East nations: Jamaat-e-Islami chief


February 21st, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 21(ANI): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan chief Syed Munawar Hasan has termed the Egyptian revolution as the first drop of rain, saying that it would deeply impact other countries of the region.Hasan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Sanctum’ - a tribute to the spirit of adventure (IANS Movie Review)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Sanctum"; Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie; Director: Alister Grierson; Rating: ***Somewhere at the middle of the film as the characters are ... Read more...

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I’m surprised to still ‘have a nose’ after 25yrs of cocaine abuse: Carlisle


February 6th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): Belinda Carlisle, one of the biggest female singers of the 1980s, has admitted that she is surprised to still "have a nose" after 25 years of cocaine abuse.The ... Read more...

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Barbara Walters Talks About Heart Surgery In The Special Episode


February 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Barbara Walters is yet another host, who knows how to captivate the audiences and yet discuss on the sensible topics in her show. In the latest ... Read more...

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Donald and Rosemary Dix: Couple married for 55 years die minutes apart


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Such was the commitment of a couple that had been married for 55 years - inseparable both in life and death. Donald and Rosemary Dix died within minutes of ... Read more...

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Camden NJ To Lose Half it’s Cops, A Fourth of it’s Firefighters


January 19th, 2011 - 2:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As of today, there were fewer police officers patrolling the streets of Camden, New Jersey, as the city with the second highest crime rate in the nation struggles ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Producer Reveals Storyline Of ‘Breaking Dawn’


January 8th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.And putting all speculations to rest is Wyck Godfrey, who explains that the first part of Breaking Dawn will essentially play scenes involving Edward and Bella’s wedding, their subsequent honeymoon and ... Read more...

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Nadine Coyle Regrets Failed Adoption of Thai Boy


December 28th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nadine Coyle, star of 'Girls Aloud' visited Thailand just after the tragic Boxing Day tsunami of 2004. While she was there, she met a four year old orphan ... Read more...

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Bizarre 999 calls people make on Christmas!


December 25th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): It's a time for peace and being merry but apparently not for everyone, especially 999 operators.Chief Superintendent BJ Harrington, who runs the Met's central communications command, said that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Movie Review: Tron Legacy - Entertaining Futuristic Film With Little Flaws


December 18th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Joseph KosinskiActors: Jeff Bridges, Garett Hudland, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, James Frain.Rating: ***1/2Tron Legacy, which is a sequel to the 1982 movie 'Tron', is yet another futuristic movie ... Read more...

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Doc opens up about murdered John Lennon’s final moments


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A doctor who struggled to revive John Lennon after he was shot has revealed in a documentary how he held the ex-Beatle's heart in his hand as he ... Read more...

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Chinese university students forced to sign life, death contract


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): A university in China has come into the limelight after it forced 20,000 college students to sign a "life and death contract".The contract brought out by Shandong ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Videogame manufacturer to stop players assuming role of Taliban


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 2 (ANI): Videogame manufacturer Electronic Arts, bowing to strong criticism from U.S. military officials and veterans organizations, made changes Friday to "Medal of Honor," the newest installment in its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man dies after setting himself afire at Gilani’s house


September 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A man who set himself on fire in front of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's house in Multan passed away Monday after struggling between life and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Defiant Gujarat BJP legislator opposes cement plant


September 4th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mahuva (Bhavnagar), Sep 4 (IANS) By pushing ahead with a farmers' protest in Bhavnagar district Sunday against a proposed cement plant, Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kanu Kalsariya appeared to be ... Read more...

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US military exchanges ban video game allowing Taliban to take pot shots at US soldiers


September 4th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): The "Medal of Honor" video game, which reportedly allows players to assume the role of Taliban fighters to kill US soldiers, will not be stocked at military ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The Final Frontier’ Still Reigning Euro Charts


September 4th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): As per the news collected from the Billboard.biz, IRON MAIDEN's latest album called "The Final Frontier" from EMI, has topped Billboard's Euro-Albums chart. The album from ... Read more...

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