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India beefs up security around US missions


September 12th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the rocket attack on the US consulate in Libya Tuesday night that claimed the life of US ambassador Christopher Stevens, ... Read more...

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Taliban posing as girls on Facebook to befriend soldiers


September 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) The Taliban are "posing as pretty girls" on social networking website Facebook in an attempt to befriend soldiers on the web and gather crucial information, ... Read more...

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NASA to launch another Mars mission


August 21st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA astonished many with the bravery act of driving all round Mars with four rovers. On top of this there were plans to go deeper into ... Read more...

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South Africa declares week of mourning


August 20th, 2012 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday declared a week-long national mourning after 44 people died during a labour unrest.Thirty-four people were killed in a shootout Thursday ... Read more...

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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Kerala to form panels to protect workers in Middle East


June 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The state's Non-Resident Keralites' Affairs Department (NORKA) will set up advisory committees in the Middle East to protect the rights of migrant kerala workers, a minister ... Read more...

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Nigerian embassies open condolence registers


June 6th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 6 (IANS) Nigerian embassies abroad have been ordered to open condolence registers for the victims of an air crash three days ago in the country.All 153 people on ... Read more...

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Indonesia takes charge of Sukhoi crash probe


May 16th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) The Indonesian government will take control of the investigation into the Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash that killed 45 people, and Russian teams will have their movements ... Read more...

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China to have subway fire brigade


May 8th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Police here will set up China's first subway fire brigade to better ensure the safety of subway lines that millions use each day.The brigade will be ... Read more...

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14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and more than 30 injured in a "clean-up" operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.Nine missions were ... Read more...

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Nepal PM sacks labour minister


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday sacked Labor and Transport Management Minister Sarita Giri, a media report said. The prime minister's decision came after Giri's defiance ... Read more...

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China to launch 100 satellites during 2011-15


March 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has set a target of completing a space mission of "100 rockets, 100 satellites" between 2011 and 2015, according to a space official.According to Zhang ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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27 security firms banned in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Saturday cancelled the licences of 27 private security companies, officials said.Officials from the provincial home department told Geo ... Read more...

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‘China, India, Japan to cooperate on naval escorts’


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) The defence ministry said Thursday that China, India and Japan will step up their coordination and cooperation on international anti-piracy naval escorts."The integrated escort schedule will ... Read more...

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Indian envoys to Guyana, Guatemala, Morocco named


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India Wednesday named three new envoys for its missions to Guyana, Guatemala and Morocco.Puran Mal Meena, who is a joint secretary in the external affairs ... Read more...

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Attack foiled at Israeli embassy in Georgia


February 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) An attempted attack on the Israeli embassy in Georgia capital Tbilisi was foiled Monday when an employee discovered a car fitted with an explosive device near ... Read more...

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Taliban promise to capture, kill Prince Harry


February 11th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) The Taliban have promised to use all their power to kill or capture Prince Harry when the British royal returns to Afghanistan as an Apache ... Read more...

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Harry gets trained for hostage situation


January 31st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Prince Harry, who is also an Apache helicopter pilot, has received training for a possible hostage situation he could face if he crashes behind enemy lines ... Read more...

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43 Pakistanis held by pirates released: Minister


January 18th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday told the Senate that 43 Pakistani nationals taken hostage by pirates in four different incidents have been released by ... Read more...

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Iran holds first trial of ‘CIA agent’


December 29th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) Iran has held the first trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati, who was arrested on charges of spying for the CIA, a media report said Wednesday.An ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 10 women ambassadors


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Ten Pakistani missions are headed by women ambassadors, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar informed the National Assembly in a written reply Wednesday that out of ... Read more...

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Business visas for Chinese up


December 21st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Amid differences over a host of issues with China, the government Wednesday said it has taken note of the potential misuse of business visas and ... Read more...

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China to establish manned space station


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) China will establish a manned space station around 2020, an official said Thursday. Wu Ping, the country's manned space program spokesperson, said that China's spacecraft will conduct ... Read more...

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Iran to build new fighter jets


October 31st, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 31 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that the country plans to build new fighter jets.He added that the Iranian defence industry is making good progress ... Read more...

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Spain to pull troops out of Libya by October end


October 26th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon has said all of Spain's troops on the Libyan mission would return home by the end of October.The decision came a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seek Asian support for hosting Commonwealth Games


October 7th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka have sought support from Asian countries to secure the rights to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games.A delegation from Asia arrived in the country Friday ... Read more...

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No complaints from Indian workers in Afghanistan: Government


September 15th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Dismissing reports that nearly 4,000 Indians working in Afghanistan were being mistreated by their American employees, the Indian government Thursday said it had not received ... Read more...

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French diplomat appointed new UN peacekeeping chief


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous has been appointed the new head of UN peacekeeping, and will oversee more than 100,000 personnel serving in more than ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases cables naming top secret sources


August 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has "accidentally" released thousands of US diplomatic cables containing names of top secret sources, whose lives may now be in danger, a media ... Read more...

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New body for environmental clearances: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will set up an environmental assessment and monitoring authority to streamline the process of environmental clearances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday."Preserving ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to take images of Apollo landing sites


August 12th, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A NASA spacecraft will move 30 km closer to the moon for a week to take clearer images of the Apollo lunar landing sites.The Lunar ... Read more...

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Pakistan embassy in US is biggest spender


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The Pakistan embassy in Washington is the biggest spender among 121 Pakistani missions in the world, a media report said Friday.Parliament was informed Thursday that the ... Read more...

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Russia not to exploit space shuttle monopoly


July 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not take advantage of its temporary monopoly on flying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency has said.Russia has ... Read more...

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Charlie’s Angels 2011 trailer released


May 18th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC is bringing Charlie’s Angels back on the television. The trailer of the new show has been released on the Internet. The show will be airing ... Read more...

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