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Has Bangladesh’s creation benefited India strategically?


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Has India's role in the creation of Bangladesh 40 years ago benefited this country strategically? The poser, at a seminar here Wednesday, produced ... Read more...

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Libya declares ceasefire, but sad over UN decision (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Cairo, March 18 (IANS) The Libyan government Friday decided to halt all military operations against rebels in line with a UN resolution that imposed a no-fly zone over the North ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka refuses entry to Indian politicians


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka has denied access to three Indian politicians who arrived here to take part in the funeral of the slain Tamil Tigers chief's mother.The unnamed politicians landed ... Read more...

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Egypt effect one week on: rebellion rages across region, scores dead


February 18th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli/Manama, Feb 18 (IANS) One week after Hosni Mubarak was forced out as Egypt president, the crowds Friday thronged Cairo's Tahrir Square again as winds of change swept across the region stirring ... Read more...

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Thousands attend funerals of clash-victims in Bahrain


February 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Manama/London, Feb 18 (IANS) Thousands of people, who gathered in Bahrain for the funerals of those killed in clashes between demonstrators and police in the capital Manama, are planning more protests against ... Read more...

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Bahrain king hails military crackdown on protesters


February 18th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Manama/Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Bahrain's king has praised the military for its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Manama even as he stressed that the government has widened the scope for "peaceful and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s first foreign secretary dead


December 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A.F.M. Abul Fateh, Bangladesh's first foreign secretary who was appointed after the country's liberation in 1971, has died in London. He was 86.Born in 1924 in Kishoreganj, Fateh ... Read more...

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Not seeking Tibet’s freedom but autonomy: Dalai Lama


October 15th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 15 (IANS) Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama has asserted once again that he was not seeking Tibet's independence and said Beijing continued to make baseless charges of separatism against him. ... Read more...

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Newspaper Pleas With Gunmen Operating Along The Mexico - US Border


September 20th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The drug cartels of Ciudad Juarez, the largest crime city in Mexico was approached by one of the biggest newspapers of the area ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard called in to investigate Pak politician Dr Farooq’s assassination


September 18th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Sept 18 (ANI): Scotland Yard counter-terrorism police have reportedly been called in to lead the assassination probe into the killing of a Pakistani politician and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founding leader, ... Read more...

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Mexican drug cartel hiring “pretty young hit women” to surprise rivals


August 18th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A Mexican drug gang is reportedly hiring "pretty young women" to carry out killings to surprise its enemies.Rogelio Amaya, a suspected member of the vicious gang, has revealed ... Read more...

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Leader of Tiananmen Square protests arrested in Tokyo


June 4th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 4 (DPA) One of the Chinese student leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests was arrested Friday for allegedly trespassing into the Chinese embassy in Tokyo, Kyodo News reported. ... Read more...

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No early elections until violence ends: Thai PM


May 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 24 (ANI): Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday that only after violence and protests by anti-government activists end completely, would any move be made for an election. "It is ... Read more...

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Cleanup drive launched in Bangkok, curfew extended


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 23 (DPA) Bangkok authorities Sunday launched a massive cleanup of the central district, left smoldering and filthy after the departing rampage of protesters who occupied it for five weeks. The ... Read more...

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Iran’s militant training camps “a drop in ocean” compared to Pak ones


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Mar 22(ANI): Amidst reports that Iranian security officials are training Afghan militants to carry out terror attacks, it is being claimed there were only modest training camps in that ... Read more...

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Iran training hundreds of Taliban militants to kill NATO forces


March 21st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar. 21 (ANI): Hundreds of Taliban insurgents have been trained in Iran to launch attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan, two Taliban commanders have revealed.The Times quoted the commanders as ... Read more...

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China jails quake activist for five years for subversion (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (DPA) China Tuesday sentenced a rights activist to five years in prison after convicting him on subversion charges that supporters said were a pretext to punish him for investigating ... Read more...

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China asks EU to scrap ‘prejudiced’ arms embargo


January 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) China Thursday asked the European Union to scrap the embargo imposed on it against inking any arms deal with EU member countries, saying the 21-year-old sanction was ... Read more...

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Rights groups, activists slam China’s charging of dissident


June 25th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (DPA) Rights groups and activists Thursday condemned China's decision to charge leading dissident Liu Xiaobo with subversion, with two prominent supporters saying the government had "lost all reason". Ding Zilin ... Read more...

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China slams Clinton’s Tiananmen Square remarks


June 5th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 5 (ANI): China has expressed deep discontent and resolute opposition to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call for Beijing to publish the names of those killed or missing in ... Read more...

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China silent on anniversary of 1989 crackdown (Lead)


June 4th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (DPA) China's ruling Communist Party and most ordinary people ignored Thursday's 20th anniversary of a military crackdown on democracy protests as scores of activists were reportedly under house arrest ... Read more...

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Exiled 1989 democracy leaders still hope for reform in China


June 4th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, June 4 (DPA) As China's Communist Party kept dissidents and rights activists under tight control for Thursday's 20th anniversary of the crushing of the 1989 democracy movement, exiled leaders ... Read more...

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Purged officials reignite party divisions in China


June 4th, 2009 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (DPA) Ignored by state media and the Chinese Communist Party, a book by purged party leader Zhao Ziyang has given renewed hope to dissidents in their 20-year campaign for ... Read more...

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China blocks sites ahead of Tiananmen Square pro-democracy anniversary


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 3 (ANI): China's government censors have begun to block access to Internet services Twitter, Hotmail and Microsoft's live.com ahead of the 20th anniversary of the military crackdown that ended the ... Read more...

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Secret book reopens old divisions in China’s Communist Party


May 16th, 2009 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, May 16 (DPA) A new book secretly written by a former leader has reopened 20-year-old divisions in China's ruling Communist Party by advocating democratic reform, criticising other leaders and ... Read more...

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Thai Muslims want Dubai to expel ex-premier Thaksin


April 14th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 14 (DPA) The leader of a Muslim community in central Bangkok plans to ask the emir of Dubai to eject fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after his supporters ... Read more...

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Dhaka to press for road up to China with Yangon


October 7th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS) Bangladesh is set to begin a survey on the proposed road link to China via Myanmar this month with the consent of Yangon, officials said. Its communications ministry ... Read more...

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US intelligence officials say Pak in a dilemma of attacking terrorists or not


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): After last Saturdays devastating suicide attack on a five-star hotel in Islamabad killing 60 people, US intelligence officials have said that Pakistan was in a downward security ... Read more...

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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq


June 25th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Baghdad, June 25 (Xinhua) At least three US soldiers and their interpreter have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq's eastern province of Nineveh, officials said Wednesday. The incident took ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit China next week, to push ’strategic partnership’


May 29th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 29 (DPA) Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit China next week to push forward a strategic partnership agreement between the two nations, the Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday. Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama again under attack as envoys are due in China


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 3 (DPA) With envoys of the Dalai Lama due in China for talks with the government on the crisis in Tibet, the Chinese media Saturday again hit out at the ... Read more...

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Remember freedom movement: former Indian general to Bangladeshis


March 28th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A former Indian Army general who played a key role in Bangladesh's liberation has urged the people never to forget the killings carried out by authorities in the ... Read more...

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Bhutan fears terror strikes ahead of historic vote


March 20th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Gelephu (Bhutan), March 20 (IANS) One person was injured in an explosion in Bhutan as authorities in the Himalayan kingdom fear more terror strikes ahead of the historic ... Read more...

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At least 80 dead in Tibet riot


March 16th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
(Second lead) DPA Beijing, March 16 (DPA) The Tibetan government in exile said it has confirmed at least 80 deaths in rioting in Lhasa, as Tibetan independence protests continued in monastery towns in western ... Read more...

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More Tibetans protest in China, Dalai Lama concerned


March 16th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Beijing, March 16 (DPA) Tibetan independence protests continued in monastery towns in western China Sunday, as the Dalai Lama told the BBC he had "grave concerns" that more bloodshed could follow after ... Read more...

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