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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Russian jailed for attempt to blow up mosque


July 13th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 21-year-old former military demolition expert from Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad has been sentenced to three years in prison for attempting to blow up ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force gets first modernized AN-124s


May 17th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force has received three modernized Antonov AN-124-100 super-heavy transport aircraft as part of an update programme for its transport fleet, Air Force ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man suffering from cancer conscripted into Russian army


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian conscript has been diagnosed with an advanced stage bone cancer four months into his military service, rights activists said.Marat Tuzbakov, 20, joined a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coup attempt: Hasina says she wants democracy, peace


January 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) As reports came in of a coup attempt being foiled, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserted that she wants democracy and peace in the country.Two ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China relaxes rules for army recruits


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) China has relaxed its rules for army recruitment. It will now allow those with small tattoos and excess weight to enlist.China Daily reported that as part ... Read more...

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Russia has one million armed forces personnel


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has one million personnel in the armed forces and will not be downsized further, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said Friday."When the personnel strength of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to amend military service law to get more college students


June 27th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's top legislature Monday started reviewing a draft amendment to the country's military conscription law for the first time in 13 years with the purpose of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Prince William will not allow marriage to disrupt dream of fighting in Afghanistan’


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): The married life of Prince William will not hamper his determination to serve in Afghanistan, a close source has said.Although he has not been allowed to actively ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Evidence of a ‘massacre’ linked to Iron Age warfare found in Britain


April 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Archaeologists in Britain have excavated the remains of a large fortified Iron Age settlement at Fin Cop in the Derbyshire Peak District.They have so far found the skeletons ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince Harry stranded in Russian Arctic


April 8th, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Prince Harry who is on an expedition to the Arctic will spend at least one more day there because of ice accumulation on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sexual assault of American women soldiers on the rise


March 18th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.18 (ANI): In a bid to address sexual crimes within the American defence forces more effectively, the United States Air Force will release a survey later this week in which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to focus on revising and improving laws: Wu Bangguo


March 10th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.10 (ANI): Wu Bangguo, the chairman China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, has pledged to focus more on revising and improving laws and enact accompanying regulations.Wu, China's top legislature, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Escaped prisoners say Burmese Army using them as human mine sweepers


January 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Three prisoners who managed to escape from the clutches of the Burmese Army have claimed that military junta in Myanmar is using about 600 prisoners as human mine ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia recruits ex-criminals to fill vacant posts in Interior Forces


January 4th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 4 (ANI): The Russian Interior Ministry had reportedly given a green signal to recruit ex-criminals to fill the vacant positions, after the number of conscripts recruited for the country's Interior ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leonardo Di Caprio To Turn Jew For Love?


December 6th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It looks like Leonardo Di Caprio can go to any extent to marry his long time girlfriend Bar Rafaeli. Recent reports indicate that the 'Blood Diamond' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Three-year jail term for Sarath Fonseka


September 18th, 2010 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) A military court here Friday sentenced former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in prison for corruption, Xinhua reported. He was tried for corruption during ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PETA targets Joe Biden for feeding U.S. troops hot dogs


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): PETA has sent a letter to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden to stop feeding returning U.S. troops with fat- and cholesterol-laden hot dogs.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leonardo DiCaprio All Set To Propose To His Girlfriend Of Five Years


August 8th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Leonardo DiCaprio all set to propose to his girlfriend of five years now. Bar Refaeli is reportedly going to be proposed in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Combat veterans face more lifelong socio-economic challenges


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 03 (ANI): A new research has found that for many U.S. veterans, combat is a defining experience that often sets the trajectory of the balance of their lives.Alair MacLean, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discovery: Donner Party’s member James Reed had a Lincoln document


July 21st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American researchers have unexpectedly discovered a military document that has former United States president Abraham Lincoln on it.The document was found among other properties of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lindsay Lohan’s latest girlfriend is Eilat Anschel


July 5th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are speculations that actress Lindsay Lohan is now dating the former Israeli solider – Eilat Anschel. In the past too, she was dating ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Police ‘reconstruct’ DNA of mafia leader in Italy


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Palermo (Italy), July 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian police claimed to have reconstructed the genetic profile of a mafia leader, using tests on DNA samples from the fugitive's relatives, media reports said. DNA tests ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Memorial Day Celebrations Engulf Nation


June 1st, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The country celebrated Memorial Day on Monday on May 31 this year. The day was previously celebrated as Decoration Day. It is celebrated to honor all ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

House To Vote For Military Gay Ban Repeal


May 27th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The "Don't Ask Don't tell" policy that prevails in the U.S. military service will perhaps see a change soon as the Congress is most likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michelle Obama ‘bends it like Beckham’ to promote anti-obesity campaign


March 6th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): Michelle Obama showed off some fancy footwork while promoting her "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign on a football pitch in Washington.The US First Lady took to the ground with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kentucky Governor Beshear signs legislation to benefit veterans


February 19th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – Two pieces of legislation that will benefit Kentucky veterans, law House Bills 14 and 75, were signed on Thursday by Governor Steve Beshear, the Office of the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bar Refaeli accused of dodging Israel’s taxes


February 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 15 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio's on-off girlfriend supermodel Bar Refaeli has been accused of dodging taxes in her native Israel.The catwalk beauty previously came under fire for getting out ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Israeli army calls for boycott of Bar Refaeli


January 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Israeli model Bar Refaeli has been targeted by her country's army for her refusal to serve and for applying for a non-resident status in her native Israel so ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sikh with turban taken back in US Army


December 12th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A campaign by Sikhs in America has resulted in the US Army accepting another Sikh recruit for active duty with his religious identity intact. It will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

President Obama vows to allow gays into military service


October 11th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (DPA) US President Barack Obama repeated his past pledges to overturn the military's policy of expelling troops who express homosexual orientation, in a speech Saturday to a national ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tony Fein Dies In Uncertain Circumstances


October 7th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Seattle, Oct 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world of American football has faced another blow with the recent death of Tony Fein on the 6th of October, 2009. The sudden death ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bar Refaeli criticised by fellow catwalk queen over draft-dodging


October 4th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 4 (ANI): Bar Refaeli has been slammed by fellow Israeli supermodel Esti Ginzburg over her decision to dodge compulsory national service.The 24-year-old was previously criticised by a retired general for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama to speak at Kennedy funeral; burial at Arlington (Lead)


August 27th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (DPA) US senator Ted Kennedy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, the resting place of his two fallen brothers, according to media reports Wednesday. Kennedy will be ... Read more...

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