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Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ to release in India first


June 21st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Director Ang Lee's magnum opus "Life of Pi", featuring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, will hit Indian screens Nov 21, ahead of its worldwide release.It will ... Read more...

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Ang Lee praises Suraj Sharma’s work in ‘Life of Pi’ (With Images)


April 27th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, who zeroed in on Indian child actor Suraj Sharma as the lead for his forthcoming movie "Life of Pi", says the ... Read more...

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Expert rules out Titanic scale disaster


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A Titanic scale disaster is not likely to happen again, thanks to the many lessons learnt from its sinking a 100 years ago, says a shipping ... Read more...

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Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Italy’s cruise ship captain ‘was like a Ferrari driver’


January 18th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Francesco Schettino, the captain of an Italian cruise ship who allegedly crashed his luxury liner into rocks off the island of Giglio has been accused of ... Read more...

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Ship’s sinking: Captain refused to coordinate evacuation (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 18 (IANS) A recorded conversation between the captain of a wrecked Italian cruise liner and a port official has revealed that he left the ship before all the ... Read more...

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David Hasselhoff goes back to his ‘Baywatch’ roots


January 4th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Former 'Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff surprised fans when he joined lifeguards in a rescue boat at Australia's Bondi Beach, wearing his famous red swimming trunks.The actor/reality TV star ... Read more...

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Irrfan Khan Or Adil Hussain: Who Will Play Pi’s Father In Ang Lee’s Movie?


December 11th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
However, as per the sources, Adil Hussain, who was last seen in Ishqiya, has been finalized to play Pi’s father and he has already reached Taiwan. Ang Lee reportedly met Irrfan ... Read more...

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Delhi-boy Suraj filled room with emotion: Ang Lee (With Image)


October 28th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee says Delhi boy Suraj Sharma had the innocence and depth of character required to play the lead role in his film "Life Of ... Read more...

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Unknown boy from Delhi to play lead role in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A teenager from Delhi, with no previous acting experience, has bagged the lead role in Ang Lee's forthcoming film 'Life of Pi', an adaptation of Canadian author Yann ... Read more...

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Titanic survivor’s account fetches $32K in British auction


October 17th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A Titanic survivor's first hand description of the sinking of the ocean liner has fetched 32000 dollars in a British auction.The affidavit signed by Laura Mabel Francatelli, who ... Read more...

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First hand account of sinking of Titanic finally published


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): A first hand account of the sinking of the Titanic given by a first class passenger has been published for the first time after nearly 100 years of ... Read more...

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Ross Brawn criticises Button for leaving his F1 team


April 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Formula One champion Jenson Button has been criticised for walking out on Brawn GP, the outfit that helped him to the F1 world title last year.Team boss ... Read more...

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Pirates attack Maersk Alabama again


November 18th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Somali pirates have attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in less than a year. However it is learnt that the private guards, which ... Read more...

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20 crew rescued in another ship sinking in Philippines (Lead)


September 7th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 7 (DPA) A Panama-registered cargo vessel with 20 South Korean and Filipino crew members on board sank off the eastern Philippines as the death toll in the sinking of a ... Read more...

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Ponting should be last off sinking ship, not first to jump in the lifeboat: Thommo


August 25th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Jeff Thomson has said that Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who is flying home for a rest, should not abandon his "sinking ship" but rather stay back ... Read more...

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Seven missing in Brazil boatwreck


August 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (EFE) The Brazilian navy is looking for seven fishermen who disappeared when a fishing boat capsized in the Atlantic off the southeastern state of Espiritu Santo. Of the ... Read more...

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Last Titanic survivor dies at age 97


June 1st, 2009 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (DPA) The last survivor of the fabled sinking of the Titanic died Sunday at age 97. Friends of Millvina Dean said she had died in a nursing home in the ... Read more...

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Millivina Dean: The Last Titanic Survivor


May 12th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by GD
The 97 year old, Elizabeth Gladys "Millivina" Dean is last living survivor of the epic RMS Titanic. When the Titanic hit the ice-berg on April 15, 1912 she was just two months ... Read more...

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Doomed Titanic passenger’s pocket watch up for grabs


May 9th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): A pocket watch, which a doomed Titanic passenger wore and which stopped at the moment he jumped into the sea, is up for grabs.Swede Malkolm Johnson, 33, ... Read more...

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Detained Somali pirate to be tried as adult


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) A suspected pirate in the hijacking of a US-flagged ship off the coast of Somalia earlier this month will be tried as an adult, a federal judge in ... Read more...

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US ship attacked by Somali pirates escapes capture


April 15th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Nairobi, April 15 (DPA) A US-flagged cargo ship, The Liberty Sun, was steaming to the Kenyan port of Mombasa under US Navy escort Wednesday after escaping an attempted hijacking by Somali pirates. "The ... Read more...

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US captain’s rescue may mean trouble for other hostages


April 14th, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 14 (DPA) Three shots from US Navy snipers, and the drama was over. Three Somali pirates lay dead and Richard Phillips, the American captain held hostage on a lifeboat in ... Read more...

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Mortar fired at US lawmaker’s plane in Somalia


April 14th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) A mortar was fired Monday at the plane of a US congressman as he was taking off from Somalia's capital, just one day after a US captain was ... Read more...

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US ship crew call for anti-piracy action


April 13th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 13 (DPA) Crew members of the Maersk Alabama, whose captain Richard Phillips was freed from the clutches of Somali pirates in a dramatic US Navy operation, paid tribute to ... Read more...

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Navy Seals kill three Somali pirates


April 13th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.13 (ANI): Navy Seals killed three Somali pirates and rescued an American ship captain in a daring operation in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.The encounter ended a five-day hostage standoff ... Read more...

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Snipers kill three pirates, free US ship captain (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (DPA) US Navy snipers shot dead three Somali pirates who were holding the captain of a US-operated cargo ship hostage, ending a brazen standoff in the Indian Ocean ... Read more...

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US captain kidnapped by pirates freed by special forces


April 13th, 2009 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (DPA) The US captain held hostage by Somali pirates has been freed by American special forces in a daring rescue mission which left three abductors dead, CNN reported Sunday. Citing ... Read more...

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US captain kidnapped by pirates freed: Report


April 13th, 2009 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (DPA) The US captain kidnapped by Somali pirates has been freed, according to the US broadcaster CNN Sunday. The exact circumstance of the release of Richard Phillips, kidnapped Wednesday when ... Read more...

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U.S. Captain Phillips rescued, pirates reported killed


April 13th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by admin
Reporting by Michael van Poppel.SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been rescued after being held captive by pirates on a lifeboat off Somalia for more than ... Read more...

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Somali elders in fresh attempt to free US captain


April 12th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, April 12 (DPA) Somali elders Sunday began a fresh attempt to secure the release of an American captain being held hostage by pirates on a lifeboat surrounded by US Navy warships, ... Read more...

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Hijacked lifeboat with US captain near Somali shore: Report


April 12th, 2009 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (DPA) Somali pirates were reported to have obtained fuel for their hijacked lifeboat and were moving within 35 km of Somalia's shore late Saturday with the kidnapped US captain ... Read more...

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Somali pirates fail to reinforce embattled comrades (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 11 (DPA) Somali pirates seeking to help their comrades, who are holding the captain of a US-flagged ship hostage on a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean, have had to turn ... Read more...

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US Navy steps up pressure on Somali pirates (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Washington, April 8 (DPA) More US Navy ships were steaming Friday to the coast of Somalia to increase pressure on pirates holding the captain of a US-operated ship on a stranded lifeboat. The ... Read more...

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US searches for links between Somali pirates, terrorist groups


April 10th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): US officials have found no direct ties between Somali pirates and terrorist groups, but continue to search for signs of links in the wake of the Indian Ocean ... Read more...

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