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Private military firms may appear in Russia: Minister


September 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government's Military Industrial Commission may consider creating private military companies in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.Russia's significant economic interests abroad ... Read more...

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Be prepared for combat: Chinese general


September 14th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior Chinese general has urged the army not to be slack and be prepared for any possible military combat. The remark comes amid rising tensions ... Read more...

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Trumpeters break longest fanfare record in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 91 uniformed musicians who took part in the Queen’s diamond jubilee ceremony at Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace have entered the Guinness World Records after playing ... Read more...

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15 dead in Nigeria attack


April 29th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed Sunday in a gun and bomb attack at a university in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, BBC reported.Bodies were seen ... Read more...

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Probe finds NATO strike in Pakistan unintentional


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A probe by the Pentagon has concluded that the NATO bombing on two Pakistani border posts last month was unintentional and stressed that "inadequate coordination" between ... Read more...

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Russian ex-army officer jailed for spying


December 8th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A retired Russian Army major has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for spying for Georgia.Vladimir Klenkov passed classified information concerning the location of ... Read more...

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Libya’s NTC fails to agree on interim government


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 19 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has failed to reach an agreement on an interim government, as some members could not solve their differences, Xinhua reported.The NTC ... Read more...

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10 killed, 30 injured in Iraq twin terror attack


July 28th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 30 others were wounded Thursday in a roadside bombing that was followed by a suicide bomber attack which targeted ... Read more...

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NATO chief calls for more aircraft to bomb Libya


July 15th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on the alliance members to send more aircraft to strike Libyan targets."I encourage all allies that have ... Read more...

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Defence ministry launches land audit to curb scams


May 5th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Stung by scams involving its land, the defence ministry has launched a series of measures, including the audit of its real estate, using modern techniques. ... Read more...

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Taiwan detects radioactive particles on 25 Japan-returned travellers


March 17th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Taipei (Taiwan), Mar 17(ANI): Taiwan's nuclear regulator, the Atomic Energy Council, has reportedly detected radioactive particles on 25 passengers arriving on an aircraft from Japan.Radioactive particles have been leaking following explosions at ... Read more...

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Russians go for pills to fight radiation


March 17th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) People living in Russia's Far East near Japan are buying iodine pills to fight radioactive isotopes even as the government insisted that radiation levels in Russia ... Read more...

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Libyan warplanes attack strategic oil port


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Ajdabiya (Libya), Mar. 3 (ANI):Libyan warplanes reportedly struck the oil port of Brega on Thursday, a day after armed rebels foiled an attempt by loyalists of leader Moammar Gaddafi to retake control ... Read more...

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Blair signed deal to train Gaddafi’s special forces during visit to Libya in 2007


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 29 (ANI): Tony Blair had reportedly signed a deal with Libya to train Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's special forces and supply him with NATO secrets, during his last foreign trip ... Read more...

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Egypt accuses foreign missions of smuggling in arms


February 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian foreign ministry has accused a number of diplomatic missions of attempting to smuggle weapons and special communication equipment into the country, the Youm7 web portal ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army begins to relocate from Swat


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Thousands of Pakistani Army soldiers have begun to shift out from Swat Valley and turn over security to the law-enforcement agencies in the area that was once ... Read more...

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2,900 kg of cocaine seized in Panama


January 25th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Panama City, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Panamanian police and military units confiscated over 2,900 kg of cocaine in two separate operations over the weekend, authorities said here Monday.More than 100 bales containing 2,625 ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Bangladeshi security force accused of rights abuse


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) A leaked US diplomatic cable has mentioned "alleged human rights violations" by a Bangladeshi paramilitary force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), that Britain has trained.The Guardian, citing US ... Read more...

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UK ministry blames three military units to Afghan civilian casualties


October 27th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 27 (ANI): The conduct of three British military units in Afghanistan has come under serious question after the Ministry of Defence released unprecedented details of incidents in which troops attacked ... Read more...

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Civilian N-technology discussed at US-Pak strategic dialogue: Clinton


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The possibility of providing civilian nuclear technology to Islamabad for meeting the country's energy needs was discussed between the United States and Pakistan during the latest strategic dialogue, ... Read more...

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Warship camouflage developed by North Korea


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 23 (IANS) North Korea has developed camouflage, including stealth paint, that will help in hiding warships, tanks and aircraft from reconnaissance satellites, a media report said. A confidential field manual used ... Read more...

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Top FARC Commander sentenced to 27 years in prison for importing tons of cocaine into the US


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – A former top commander of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) was sentenced on Thursday to 27 years of imprisonment for conspiring to import tons of ... Read more...

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Tomorrow 31st May is ‘Memorial Day’


May 30th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tomorrow the 31st of May is the Memorial Day. It used to be earlier known as Decoration Day, and the goal of this day is to ... Read more...

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For edge of seat entertainment, switch on TV


April 21st, 2010 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With shows like "Fear Factor" and "Dadagiri" promising to take adrenalin-pumping stunts, gruelling tasks and nail-biting drama to another level, the small screen will ... Read more...

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US official ran private spy network in Pak, Afghanistan


March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 15 (ANI): A US Defence Department official had set up a private network to help track and kill suspected militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan under the cover of a ... Read more...

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Analysts unable to digest flood of video intelligence from drones in Afghanistan, Iraq


January 11th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Hampton (Virginia), Jan 11(ANI): United States spy drones and other sources from Afghanistan and Iraq have produced so much video intelligence that analysts are reportedly finding it difficult to keep up.Every ... Read more...

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NSG to have stable structures at new hubs by next year: DG


November 26th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): National Security Guard (NSG) commandos positioned at their new centers in four cities and currently placed in temporary locations will have permanent positions by next year.The permanent ... Read more...

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Saudi fighter jets resume pounding Yemen rebels


November 7th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Nov 6 (DPA) Saudi air force jets resumed shelling positions of Shia rebels on the country's southwestern border with Yemen for the third day Friday, the rebel group said in ... Read more...

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Is there a Kim Jong Il look alike?


November 1st, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Speculation has been rife that Kim Jong Il has a very good-look alike who has been attending official functions on his behalf, as he himself is ... Read more...

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Top Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in Uganda


October 6th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Oct 6 (DPA) A Rwandan citizen suspected of being one of the orchestrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested in Uganda, an army official said Tuesday. Army spokesman Felix Kulayigye ... Read more...

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76 rebels killed in Yemen


September 22nd, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Sep 22 (DPA) Seventy-six rebels were killed and around 150 injured in clashes with government troops in the restive northwestern Yemeni province of Saada Tuesday, a military statement said. The statement ... Read more...

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Honduras president arrested: Reports


June 28th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, June 28 (DPA) Soldiers Sunday arrested Honduras President Manuel Zelaya and confiscated documents from the executive mansion, various radio stations here reported. Though Zelaya's whereabouts were unclear, some reports said he had ... Read more...

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Vienna police investigating murder of Sant Rama Nand shot at


June 15th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Austrian police investigating the murder last month of prominent Indian Sikh guru Sant Rama Nand during a gurdwara at a temple in Vienna have been shot at.Local media reports say two shots ... Read more...

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Peshawar bomb blast kills five


June 10th, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Five people have been killed and at least 26 others injured after a massive bomb blast tore through a luxury hotel in the he northern Pakistan city of Peshawar.Six of the injured ... Read more...

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Coup attempt in Georgia


May 5th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (Xinhua) Several senior Georgian defence ministry officials have been arrested for an attempted coup, reports reaching here from Tbilisi said. "A coup plot has been exposed," Georgia's interior ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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