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16 members of a family slaughtered in Honduras


September 21st, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Sixteen members of an extended family were killed Thursday in a remote area of the eastern Honduran province of Olancho, a relative of the victims said.The ... Read more...

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`Island row will damage Japan’s trade ties with China’


September 19th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Japan's "purchase" of the disputed Diaoyu Islands will certainly affect and damage the development of economic and trade relations with China, the commerce ministry said Wednesday."It ... Read more...

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GM rice tested on Chinese schoolchildren?


September 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's top health authority has ordered a probe into a report that said genetically modified (GM) rice was tested on schoolchildren as part of a research ... Read more...

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MiG-29 crashes in Siberia


September 7th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter crashed Thursday near Chita in Siberia region, killing the pilot, the defence ministry said.The plane crashed near Domna airport, ... Read more...

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Pakistan 26/11 panel visit only after internal consultations: India


September 1st, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian government Friday said it will decide on the visit of another Pakistan judicial panel here to cross-examine witnesses related to the trial ... Read more...

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Five injured in Russia shooting


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five people were injured Wednesday in a random shooting incident at a market in southwest Russia, an official said.The incident took place in Stavropol.Five people ... Read more...

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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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Indian who dodged Philippine rebels to return by Tuesday


August 11th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) K.V. Biju, who managed to escape from the clutches of Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and who is now safe in Sulu in that country ... Read more...

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Don’t use British jails as hotels: Indian-origin MP


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Jails in Britain should not be used as hotels for ­foreigners, Indian-origin Conservative MP Priti Patel said after reports emerged that the public was paying 400 ... Read more...

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Russia to set up anti-paedophile squads


August 7th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian interior ministry will create anti-paedophile squads at criminal investigation departments in the largest cities in the country.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has instructed all ... Read more...

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India objects to cancellation of NAM meet on Palestine


August 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India Monday said it has strongly objected to the cancellation of a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting on Palestine that was to be held at Ramallah ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Russia bombing


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A police officer was killed Thursday in a bomb blast in Russia's volatile southwest Dagestan region, the interior ministry said.The explosion took place in Buynaksk ... Read more...

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US unwilling to comply with adoption laws: Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has criticised the US over what it claimed was America's unwillingness to comply with recent Russian legislation on international adoption.Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Ammo train explodes, sets off Siberia wildfire


July 26th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A series of explosions on a military train, carrying ammunition, triggered a wildfire in central Siberia Wednesday.The incident occurred when a train car carrying scrapped ... Read more...

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India for probe into US deadly attack on fishermen off Dubai (Roundup)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dubai, July 17 (IANS) India Tuesday asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to thoroughly investigate the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an ... Read more...

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Russian military chief visits US


July 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's military chief, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, Tuesday began a three-day official visit to the US to discuss the American missile defence plans, the Russian defence ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria, Turkey against clash


June 27th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces should not be considered a provocation or allowed to further destabilise the situation in the region, ... Read more...

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Russian bikers held in Iraq for spying


May 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Four Russian bikers travelling through Iraq have been arrested on charges of spying in the country, and face up to 10 years in jail if found ... Read more...

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70 arrested Chinese released in Nigeria (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Nigeria has released around 70 Chinese who were arrested for illegally living and working in the country, a Chinese foreign ministry official said Thursday.Ministry spokesman Hong ... Read more...

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Six hurt in rough landing by Russian military plane


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) At least six people were injured when a Russian military plane made a hard landing and caught fire in the Czech Republic Wednesday, the defence ministry ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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No survivors in Sukhoi crash, Russia opens criminal case (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) Rescuers who Thursday spotted on a mountain slope in Indonesia the wreckage of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 that went missing a day earlier with around 50 ... Read more...

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No survivors found in Sukhoi crash (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) Rescuers who Thursday morning spotted on a mountain slope in Indonesia the wreckage of a Sukhoi super-jet 100 that went missing a day earlier with around ... Read more...

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Missing aircraft found in Indonesia


May 10th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) Rescuers have spotted the wreckage of the Sukhoi super-jet 100, which had gone missing with over 50 people on board, on the slope of a mountain ... Read more...

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Russian plane with 44 missing in Indonesia (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (IANS) A Russian Sukhoi Superjet-100 on a demonstration flight over Indonesia with 44 people, including Russian diplomats, went missing Wednesday, officials said.The plane with eight Russians and ... Read more...

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Russian plane goes missing in Indonesia


May 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (IANS) A Russian plane with 46 people on board went missing Wednesday over Indonesia's West Java region, officials said.The Sukhoi super jet 100, carrying Russian businessmen and ... Read more...

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Surface-to-air missiles to be mounted atop London building


April 29th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Surface-to-air missiles may be mounted atop at least one block of flats in London during the upcoming Olympics, a media report said Sunday.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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South African sports minister to meet CSA bosses


April 26th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 26 (IANS) South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula will meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) bosses in Johannesburg to discuss the corruption scandal that has hit the sports body.Ministry ... Read more...

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China’s urban unemployment rate at 4.1 percent in Q1


April 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) China's urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, authorities said Wednesday.The rate remained unchanged from the last quarter ... Read more...

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Taliban strike Kabul, other Afghan targets (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Taliban Sunday launched a coordinated wave of assaults in Kabul and elsewhere in the country, targeting the embassies of the US, Germany and Russia, ... Read more...

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Moscow seeks release of two Russians held in Libya


April 10th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 10 (IANS) The foreign ministry Tuesday said it was doing its best to seek the release of two Russians held in Libya and accused of supporting the erstwhile ... Read more...

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Russian military cadet dies in skydive


April 5th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian cadet paratrooper died Wednesday in a training skydive, the defence ministry said.According to ministry spokesman Col. Alexander Kucherenko, the cadet from the Military ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on election win (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday congratulated pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy's (NLD) thumping election victory."We welcome the successful conduct of by-elections ... Read more...

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20 protesters held in Moscow


March 9th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police have detained at least 20 activists in Moscow as they attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally, the interior ministry said.The protesters were detained Thursday ... Read more...

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Syria, Egypt in tit-for-tat envoy withdrawal


February 20th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria recalled its ambassador to Egypt Sunday over Cairo's withdrawal of its envoy in Damascus, the Al Jazeera TV channel reported.Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr ... Read more...

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