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Fight against Somali pirates now a private battle


September 12th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS) The fight against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean has now become a private battle using private security companies, an Australian study said Wednesday.The research titled ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to respect Tamil sentiments


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed surprise at the central government's declaration that India would continue to train Sri Lankan defence personnel.Jayalalithha reiterated ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes on Delhi over Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Calling New Delhi's friendship with Colombo as "one sided", DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said it was a shame that New Delhi continued to train ... Read more...

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End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... Read more...

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20 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria


August 13th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 13 (IANS) At least 20 suspected Boko Haram militants have been killed in a gun battle with the military in Nigeria's Borno state, Xinhua reported.The militants were killed ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills five Iraqi soldiers


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 3 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed and as many military personnel injured after a roadside bomb exploded Friday in an Iraqi town, police said.The explosion occurred ... Read more...

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Coe promises ’safe and secure’ Games


July 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised that the Games will be "safe and secure".Speaking on BBC radio, Coe responded to questions ... Read more...

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1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to ... Read more...

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Court martial begins in US military base sex scandal


July 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, July 17 (IANS) Court martial proceedings began Monday at a US air force base in Texas of a trainer accused of sexually assaulting 10 female trainees, media reported.Staff Sgt. ... Read more...

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UN: Syrian children detained, tortured and used as human shields


June 13th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government forces in Syria have detained, tortured and used young children as human shields during the ongoing conflict, which is now being called a civil war by ... Read more...

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11 Turkish generals held for 1997 coup


May 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 10 (IANS) Police in Turkey Thursday detained 11 army generals - four retired and seven in service - for their alleged involvement in a coup in 1997, a ... Read more...

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US told to apologize for tarnishing Cartagena’s image


April 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 27 (IANS) The Colombian government has asked the US for an apology for tarnishing the image of Cartagena, a key Caribbean resort on the northern coast of ... Read more...

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US agents seen carousing in El Salvador: Report


April 27th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) The US Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President ... Read more...

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Obama never in danger from Secret Service scandal: Official


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama was never in danger because of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents during a trip to Colombia, a top official ... Read more...

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Colombian prostitutes could be Russian spies: Senator


April 25th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A US senator has claimed that the prostitutes who were involved in Colombia with President Barack Obama's Secret Service agents could have been placed there ... Read more...

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Pakistan to develop military potential: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan will continue to develop its military potential as weakness invites aggression, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said.Addressing the soft launch of the prestigious military ... Read more...

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Ex-servicemen to guard monuments: Selja


March 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 retired military personnel will be hired to guard monuments, Minister of Culture Kumari Selja said Wednesday.In addition, personnel from the Central Industrial Security ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for honest effort to solve crisis


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 10 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday stressed that his country was ready to make any honest effort to solve the recent domestic unrest, state-run SANA news agency ... Read more...

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Six British soldiers feared killed in Afghanistan blast


March 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Six British soldiers were reported missing, believed killed, after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) ... Read more...

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China vows to strengthen military to win ‘local wars’ (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will enhance the capability of its armed forces to win "local wars under information-age conditions", Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday.China will enhance the armed forces' ... Read more...

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Brazilian navy refloats tanker in Antarctica


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 5 (IANS/EFE) A tanker that had sunk in Antarctica has been refloated and docked, the Brazilian navy said Sunday.The tanker, carrying about 10,000 liters of fuel, had sunk ... Read more...

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Remains of some 9/11 victims ended up in landfill


March 1st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Unidentified remains of some of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001, were burned and ultimately dumped in ... Read more...

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Armed forces to procure 210 AC coaches


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Forty additional AC 2-tier and 170 AC 3-Tier coaches would be procured in the next few years for the as part of the initiatives for ensuring ... Read more...

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Scientists: “Troops could ‘control guns with their minds’”


February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say weapons could be controlled in the near future with the brain. With the advance in neuroscience, scientists predict that in the not too distant future, ... Read more...

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Pilot dies as Pakistani Air Force trainer crashes (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A Pakistani Air Force (PAF) pilot was killed when his trainer jet crashed in Balochistan Wednesday, the authorities said.The Chinese-built F7-PG trainer crashed near ... Read more...

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11 killed in Syria bus attack


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed Sunday when armed groups attacked a bus in Syria, Xinhua reported.The bus was transporting 14 passengers, including military personnel, when ... Read more...

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Foreign hand behind failed coup attempt, says Bangladesh


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Petrapole (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Saturday hinted at a foreign hand behind the coup attempt against the Sheikh Hasina government."There could be a foreign hand," Bangladesh Finance ... Read more...

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Foiled Bangladesh coup shows army is pro-democracy: experts


January 20th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army, which has earlier seized power, has proved its loyalty to democracy by foiling a coup attempt aimed at ousting Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India, China seal new border mechanism to enhance trust (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Seeking to step up bilateral ties amid hiccups, India and China Tuesday decided to set up a new mechanism to maintain peace on their border, ... Read more...

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Spain to pull out from Afghanistan


January 17th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Qala-i-Naw (Afghanistan), Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) Spanish troops with begin pulling out from Afghanistan in October-November this year, with 150 soldiers set to return home first, Spain's defence minister said here.In ... Read more...

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Military kids should be given free books: British MP


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Children of British military personnel under five years should be given a free book every month, an MP has said.John Healey from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has ... Read more...

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Six die in Venezuelan gold mine clash


January 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) At least six people were killed and four injured in fighting between gangs for control of a gold mine in southeastern Venezuela that has since been ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of drugs seized in Mexico


January 9th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexican army raided three clandestine synthetic drug laboratories and seized more than four tonnes of narcotics and chemical precursors, officials said.The raid took place in ... Read more...

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Obama plans to cut down military spending


January 6th, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is targeting the military as he seeks ways to cut spending. Obama is under enormous pressure to cut the country’s spending as ... Read more...

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