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Assam’s village-islands use solar power to break free of darkness (Science Feature) (With Image)

July 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Nalbari, July 15 (IANS) There are no electric poles on the tiny island village of Baleswar in Assam's Nalbari district of Assam. Even then, you can see people using fans ... Read more...

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Norway killer officially charged with terrorism

March 8th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has been officially charged with acts of terror over the 77 people he killed in twin attacks in Oslo, a ... Read more...

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Norway mass killer to escape trial

November 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo in July, cannot be held accountable for his actions and put on trial. He will ... Read more...

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Italian lawmaker apologises for backing Breivik ideology (Lead)

July 28th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian member of the European parliament apologised Thursday to Norway for his support for some of the ideas expressed by twin terror attacker Anders ... Read more...

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Italian leader supports Norwegian attacker’s views

July 28th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Italian member of the European Parliament has described some ideas of Norway's mass killer Anders Behring Breivik as "good" and in some cases "excellent," ... Read more...

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Obama visits Norway ambassador’s house to pay respect

July 27th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday visited Norwegian ambassador's residence to offer their condolences over last week's twin attacks which left ... Read more...

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Norway attacker’s lawyer says he is insane

July 26th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 26 (IANS) The lawyer defending Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted carrying out the shooting in Norway capital Oslo, said his client was probably "insane".The bombing in Oslo ... Read more...

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Norway failed to act on Breivik ‘explosives’ report

July 26th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 26 (IANS) Norway's intelligence services failed to act on a report that the man charged with the country's worst ever act of terrorism had illegally bought chemicals that ... Read more...

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Bahrain anti-government protests pose fresh hurdle for Obama administration

February 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): A brutal government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain has left the Obama administration again confronted with the task of trying to stabilize an ally besieged by growing ... Read more...

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10 die as boat capsizes

December 26th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Ten people, including a teenager, were drowned when their boat capsized in the sea off the Periapattinam village coast in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district Sunday, police said."The accident ... Read more...

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Bengal trawler tragedy: Search operations resume

October 31st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kakdwip (West Bengal), Oct 31 (IANS) Divers resumed search operations Sunday morning to look for survivors and victims of the trawler tragedy in West Bengal that has claimed 18 lives so far. ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ was ‘iodine-deficient human, not another species’

September 29th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): The debate over the origins of so-called Homo floresiensis-the 'hobbit'-has been re-ignited as scientists have claimed that it was nothing but the iodine-deficient species of human.Charles Oxnard of ... Read more...

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IAF rescues two stranded villagers in Srinagar

July 30th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 30 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel rescued two villagers, who were caught in a recent flash flood in the Shulur village here.The duo Hussain and Mohammad Ashraf, had ... Read more...

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3 Chilean kids survive 16 hours at sea on makeshift raft

January 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Three children were rescued in southern Chile after floating at sea for at least 16 hours on a polystyrene panel that was swept into deep water as they ... Read more...

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Militants behead hostage in Philippines

May 18th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 18 (DPA) Muslim militants beheaded a 61-year-old farmer they abducted in the southern Philippines last month, a military spokesman said Monday. The severed head of Doroteo Gonzales was found Sunday in ... Read more...

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Greek ship runs aground, passengers wait to be evacuated

June 29th, 2008 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
DPA Athens, June 29 (DPA) Rescue boats, planes and helicopters were rushing to the scene of a Greek ferry than ran aground in an islet in the Aegean, carrying more than 450 passengers, ... Read more...

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Boat capcises in Philippines, Hundreds missing in Tornado

June 22nd, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, June 22 (ANI): More than seven hundred people on board a ferry are feared killed which has capsized in the Typhoon Fengshen in Philippines.A rescue ship that managed to ... Read more...

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Greek mayor performs country’s first gay weddings

June 3rd, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Athens, June 3 (DPA) The tiny Dodecannese island of Tilos played host to Greece's first ever gay wedding Tuesday despite protests by a Supreme Court prosecutor that such civil ceremonies were deemed ... Read more...

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Comoran troops retake Anjouan island from renegade leader

March 26th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg, March 26 (DPA) Comoran and African Union (AU) troops established control over Anjouan Wednesday a day after they invaded the Indian Ocean island to reclaim it from renegade leader Colonel Mohammed ... Read more...

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