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Sweet water dreams come true for parched Barmer


August 30th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) Dreams of tasting sweet water have finally come true for residents of the parched Thar region, along the India-Pakistan border, in Rajasthan.The area's residents ... Read more...

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Transsexual runs for office in Mexico


February 5th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Diana Sanchez Barrios, the first transsexual woman to seek a seat in Mexico City's municipal assembly, says she is confident of winning."This isn't a matter ... Read more...

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Residents protest police action against councillor


September 30th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 29 (IANS) A group of Ghaziabad residents Thursday protested against what they called police excesses against a local councillor whose house was allegedly ransacked a day earlier ... Read more...

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Bulgarian held in British woman beheading case


May 14th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) A Bulgarian man has been arrested in Spain's Canary Islands in connection with the beheading of an elderly British woman, BBC reported.Witnesses said a man entered ... Read more...

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Italian town councillor sacked for giving fascist salute


January 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rapallo (Italy), Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) The mayor of the northwestern Italian coastal town of Rapallo has fired a local councillor who was photographed giving a fascist salute outside a church after ... Read more...

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Bull sharks spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Oz


January 14th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): A couple of bull sharks have been spotted swimming down flooded main streets in Australia, 30km from the coast.Butcher Steven Bateman spotted two swimming near his Goodna shop, ... Read more...

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French naturists protest open-air sex by tourists


November 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Over-enthusiastic visitors are turning the naturists beach in a southern French town into the "capital of debauchery" by performing sex acts in the open, local residents have complained.The ... Read more...

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Livid Brit cafe owner warned “smell of frying bacon offends Muslims”


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A cafe owner in Britain has been ordered to tear down an extractor fan because the smell of her frying bacon "offends" Muslims.Beverley Akciecek, 49, was told by ... Read more...

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Nudists and swingers fighting it out in France’s ‘Naked City’


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): "Traditional" nudists in France's 'Naked City'-the town of Cap d'Agde on the Langedoc coast-are at loggerheads with a new wave of naturists who advocate free sex and partner-swapping.Cap ... Read more...

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David Cameron’s father dies during French holiday (Second Lead)


September 8th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (DPA) British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a personal blow Wednesday with the death of his father, 77-year-old Ian Cameron, who was hospitalised in France after suffering a ... Read more...

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Toronto bans kite flying


August 19th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Toronto, home to the largest concentration of South Asians in North America, has banned their favourite pastime of kite flying in the city's popular Milliken Park ... Read more...

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Mayor manhandled by angry Jamia Nagar residents


August 18th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney and some Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials were Wednesday allegedly manhandled by angry residents of south Delhi's Jamia Nagar area which ... Read more...

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British MP recovering after being stabbed by Muslim woman


May 16th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) British MP and former Labour minister Stephen Timms was in "good spirits" and recovering at a hospital here after a Muslim woman stabbed him at a meeting in ... Read more...

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Hailstorm kills child, damages hundreds of houses in Manipur


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Keirenphabi (Manipur), Apr 23 (ANI): A child was killed and five persons injured as a hailstorm, accompanied by high velocity winds lashed most parts of Manipur, officials said on Friday.The storm ... Read more...

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Police say Brit-Indian Labour MP Ashok Kumar’s death ‘not suspicious’


March 16th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 16 (ANI): Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland police have described the death of Brit-Indian Labour MP Ashok Kumar as accidental and not at all suspicious.Kumar was found dead at his ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad residents protest slaughter of cows


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 2 (IANS) An angry mob blocked a busy road here Tuesday and pelted stones at vehicles, protesting the theft and slaughter of four cows, police said. Sharmishtha Chauhan, a resident of ... Read more...

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Fanatics march in UK war heroes’ town


January 2nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Islamic extremists plan to march through a town that has become a symbol of British war heroes.Hate preacher Anjem Choudary said the marchers would be carrying coffins through ... Read more...

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Mumbai eve teased girl dies; five months after consuming sleeping pills


July 14th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): A girl in Mumbai has committed suicide after city police failed to take action against those who molested her.Saujanya Jadhav (24) committed suicide by consuming sleeping pills, after ... Read more...

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Power, water shortages lead to protests in Delhi (Roundup)


June 24th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Gruelling power cuts and parched water supply Wednesday drove the capital's residents to streets protesting inept management even as Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit tried to pacify ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP in race to be speaker of British parliament


June 10th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 10 (IANS) Indian-origin MP and former minister Parmjit Dhanda has joined the race to become the next speaker of the House of Commons, warning that the ... Read more...

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Liverpool star Torres marries childhood sweetheart in front of two guests


May 29th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid (Spain), May 29 (ANI): Footballers' weddings are usually star-studded showy affairs with mega-bucks magazine deals to match.Therefore, it came as a surprise when Liverpool soccer star Fernando Torres married his ... Read more...

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Militant violence leaves 15 dead in Pakistan (Lead)


December 21st, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (DPA) At least 15 people were killed in a rocket attack, executions carried out by suspected Taliban militants, and bombardment by warplanes in northwest Pakistan, officials and media reports ... Read more...

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Militant violence leaves six dead in Pakistan


December 21st, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (DPA) At least six people were killed in a rocket attack and executions carried out by suspected Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday.Islamist insurgents fired four rockets ... Read more...

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Kolkata AIDS care centre project shelved after protests


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) A bid to set up a community care centre for HIV-positive people here has been temporarily shelved following objections from nearby residents who wrongly believe that the virus ... Read more...

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Is Guy updating security system to shoo Madge away?


October 19th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 19 (ANI): Guy Ritchie has allegedly put up a new security system at his country residence that has invited speculation from the locals claiming that the change is being ... Read more...

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Three killed in suspected US airstrike in Pakistan


October 12th, 2008 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (DPA) At least three people were killed Saturday in a missile strike by suspected US drones in Pakistan's restive tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, officials said.Two missiles ... Read more...

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Fire in illegal warehouse causes Rs.10 mn loss


October 10th, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Over Rs.10 million worth of goods were destroyed when an illegal warehouse near here caught fire, officials sources said. Over 16 fire tenders and 80 fire services personnel ... Read more...

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60 people suffering from jaundice in Orissa


June 3rd, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) About 60 people in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district are in the grip of jaundice after drinking contaminated water, officials said Tuesday. The residents of Damsahi village near the district ... Read more...

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World’s oldest, 8,000 years old tree found in Sweden


April 10th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Stockholm, April 10 (RIA Novosti) Scientists in northern Sweden believe they have discovered the world's oldest living tree dating back nearly 8,000 years, local media said Thursday. A Norway spruce, which ... Read more...

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Spain suspends poll campaign after politician is killed


March 8th, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA San Sebastian (Spain), March 7 (DPA) Suspected activists of the Basque separatist group ETA Friday shot dead a local politician two days before Spain's general elections, prompting a suspension of the electoral ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim minister sues over claim of intimidating voters


November 14th, 2007 - 10:37 am ICT by admin
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Pub sign criticised over Hitler resemblance


November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
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