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Yemeni president sacks intelligence chiefs


September 12th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 12 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Tuesday sacked heads of the national security agency and military intelligence, after two suicide car bombs targeted the country's defence minister ... Read more...

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Policeman in Obama motorcade dies in accident


September 10th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A police motorcyclist in US President Barack Obama's motorcade died in Florida after a serious highway accident, CNN reported Monday.Police and White House officials said ... Read more...

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Obama assures hurricane hit Louisiana of federal help


September 4th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) As Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal's hurricane stricken state of Louisiana grappled with the devastation, President Barack Obama surveyed a hard-hit area on the eve of ... Read more...

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Eight die as Taliban attack Afghan governor


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mahmoud Raqi (Afghanistan), Sep 3 (IANS) Eight people, including four Taliban militants, were killed in an attack on the governor of Afghanistan's Kapisa province but he escaped unhurt, a ... Read more...

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Haryana minister not new to controversy


August 5th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 5 (IANS) Haryana's Minister of State for Home Gopal Kanda, whose name has cropped up in the suicide of a former flight attendant in Delhi Sunday, is not ... Read more...

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Putin’s limousine invites traffic complaint


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS)Vladimir Putin, who dashed through the empty streets of Moscow on his inauguration day as Russian president in a black limousine without a front license plate, has ... Read more...

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Afghan education minister survives assassination bid


July 15th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 15 (IANS/WAM) A day after an Afghan lawmaker was killed in a suicide blast, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid survived an assassination attempt Sunday after a bomb targeted ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest reopening of NATO supply lines


July 8th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces ... Read more...

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Putin returns to Kremlin amid protests (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president Monday in a glittering Kremlin ceremony that took place less than 24 hours after protesters opposed to ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Jagir Kaur’s VIP treatment in jail


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After treating her as a VIP inmate instead of as a convicted criminal, prison authorities in Punjab Tuesday ordered a probe into the preferential treatment ... Read more...

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32 cars less in fleet as Akhilesh goes on austerity drive


March 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) Surprising even his officials, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has issued orders to cut down the cars in his fleet from 40 to just eight ... Read more...

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Iraqi minister survives car blast


March 8th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 8 (IANS) An Iraqi minister Wednesday escaped unhurt in a car bombing near his convoy in Baghdad but a civilian was killed and four others were injured, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but a policeman was killed and eight people were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but four people were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the leader's convoy in the ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Putin foiled (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS) Russian and Ukrainian security services have foiled a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shortly after the upcoming presidential election in the country, it ... Read more...

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Chavez vows to come back stronger after surgery


February 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who left the country Friday to undergo a surgery in Cuba for a lesion has vowed to come back stronger after the ... Read more...

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Rahul takes Kanpur by storm but faces poll code breach charge (Second Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday took Kanpur by storm, but faced a case for violating the model code of conduct. Denying the charge, ... Read more...

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Rahul storms Lucknow


February 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi zoomed through different parts of Lucknow in an unusual three-and-a-half-hour roadshow Thursday.In keeping with his own brand of politics, Rahul ... Read more...

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Man fined £500 for mooning the Queen


February 14th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A court in Australia has fined a man £500 for “mooning” the Queen during a recent visit to the country. The Brisbane court found the 22-year-old man ... Read more...

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Australian fined for showing buttocks to Elizabeth


February 14th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A 22-year-old man in Sydney has been fined for waving the Australian flag from between his buttocks during a visit by Queen Elizabeth to the ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s low-key birthday not without glitter


January 15th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as her 56th birthday celebrations here Sunday remained a low-key affair with the usual fanfare missing, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati did not shy ... Read more...

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Obama’s daughters find him embarrassing


January 14th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Though her father may be the US president, Malia Obama finds her father Barack very embarrassing, her mother Michelle has said.For 13-year-old Malia and eight-year-old Sasha, ... Read more...

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Only 10 vehicles for campaigning: Poll panel


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) The Election Commission said Tuesday a candidate could use a maximum of 10 vehicles during the campaign for next month's Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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North Korea bids farewell to Kim Jong-il


December 28th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 28 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to the country's late leader Kim Jong-il as his body was taken from the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where it ... Read more...

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Aseefa to pick up slain mother’s flag: Zardari


December 28th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his younger daughter Aseefa Bhutto will pick up the flag of her slain mother and former prime minister ... Read more...

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Hazare greeted with black flags ahead of protest


December 27th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare was greeted with black flags soon after he came out of a government guest house in Bandra here to proceed to Juhu beach ... Read more...

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Punjab slapgate gets wider; protestors caned before Badal


December 7th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Scores of protestors were assaulted by police with batons as they blocked way to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's motorcade in Sukhna Abloo village of ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber targeting Afghan minister killed


October 23rd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) Police in Afghanistan shot dead a suicide bomber Sunday while he was trying to target Afghanistan's Interior Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Xinhua reported."A suicide bomber, who ... Read more...

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No one will shoot me: JFK told secret service agents


September 20th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Then US president John F, Kennedy told secret service agents three years before his assassination that no one was going to shoot him and his security ... Read more...

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Women security guards around Sheikh Hasina


September 6th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) A security woman, her hand close to a gun hidden beneath her dark suit, keeps an eagle eye on the people milling close to Bangladeshi ... Read more...

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Lessons from that school near the Mumbai blast site (First Person) (A month after the July 13 blasts)


August 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
The hoarding of Amul ice cream on the bus shelter has managed to survive the vile July 13 bombing at Dadar, Mumbai. It advocates an ice-cream bar for Rs.10. Most of ... Read more...

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Goa set to welcome Don Bosco’s body relic


August 9th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) Lakhs of Catholics will throng the streets of Goa Aug 18 to witness 19th century Italian saint Don Bosco's body relic -- his revered right arm ... Read more...

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Benazir killing accused stands third in school exam


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) An accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has stood third in the Class 10 exam in Rawalpindi.Bhutto was assassinated Dec 27, 2007, as she ... Read more...

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Royal couple in Canada


July 1st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Prince William and Princess Catherine reached Canada, beginning their first overseas trip as a married couple. The royal couple is on an 11-day North America ... Read more...

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China takes tourists to North Korea


June 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Around 90 Chinese people Thursday began a trip to North Korea, becoming the first tourists from the country to drive across the border, the China News ... Read more...

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