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Blast at illegal fireworks workshop in northern China kills 5


September 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by BNO News
JIANZHUANGZI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion ripped through an illegal fireworks workshop in northern China on late Monday morning, killing five members of a family who were working there, state-run media ... Read more...

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Longoria to relaunch her Las Vegas restaurant


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria is planning to relaunch her Las Vegas restaurant as a top steakhouse for women.The actress had temporarily closed the Beso eatery and ... Read more...

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Four killed in Phuket pub fire (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed and a dozen injured in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday.The blaze broke ... Read more...

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‘Happy New Year’ goes on floors in December


July 26th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan is yet to lock an actress for her next directorial "Happy New Year", but says she will begin the shooting by December."One ... Read more...

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Sunny Deol a thorough gentleman: Tannishtha Chatterjee


June 9th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has earlier worked with Abhay Deol, has now teamed with his elder cousin Sunny for her first commercial Hindi film "I Love ... Read more...

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England, New Zealand, Australia to tour India in 2012/13


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India are all set to host three major international series from August 2012 to March 2013, involving ten Tests, five ODIs and four Twenty20 Internationals.The ... Read more...

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Bonham Carter to learn tap dancing


May 7th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Actress Helena Bonham Carter has signed up for tap dance classes."The great thing about our job is that it makes us do stuff we're naturally too ... Read more...

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Teenager jailed for killing Russian Santa Claus


May 4th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 17-year-old boy in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe has been sentenced to jail for 10 years for killing a man dressed as "Father Frost', the Russian ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 Cambodians dance for world record


April 29th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 29 (IANS) Over a thousand young Cambodians performed "the Madison", a popular dance carried out during weddings and the Cambodian New Year, in a bid to create ... Read more...

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Back injury may force Pattinson to miss remainder of series


April 19th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain (Trinidad), April 19 (IANS) Exciting young Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has injured his back and will miss the remainder of the West Indies tour.Pattinson is not ... Read more...

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Tagore song heralds new year in Bangladesh


April 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bangladeshis gathered in the capital Saturday to sing "Esho hey Baishakh esho esho", a traditional song written by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, to welcome ... Read more...

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Tamil New Year celebrated with traditional fervour


April 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu heralded Nandhana - the Tamil New Year - Friday with traditional fervour with people visiting temples in the morning. "Puthandu Vazthukkal" (New Year greetings) ... Read more...

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This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will see some leading singers and performers help generate awareness about HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wishes ‘Shubho Nobo Borsho’ to Bengalis


April 13th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wished "Shubho Nobo Borsho!" to Bengali communities around the world on "Poila Boishakh", the Bengali New Year. "Americans have been ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu


April 12th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of the traditional harvest festivals Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu.The prime minister said in ... Read more...

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Mercedes-Benz sales soar


April 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 5 (IANS) German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz sustained a strong sales momentum into the first quarter of the new year, as it posted in March its strongest single-monthly ... Read more...

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Cooper, Saldana part ways


March 29th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana have reportedly called off their relationship just three months after dating each other."They're definitely not together," usmagazine.com quoted an ... Read more...

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President greets nation on spring New Year


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday greeted the people of the country on the new year festivals of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Cheti Chand, Navreh ... Read more...

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China’s electricity consumption goes up


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China's power consumption rose 6.7 percent year-on-year to 749.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) in the first two months, authorities said Wednesday.National Energy Administration (NEA) data shows the ... Read more...

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Snooki has confirmed she’s pregnant


March 9th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 9 (IANS) Nicole Polizzi, "The Jersey Shores" reality show star known as Snooki, has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with fiance Jionni LaVelle.She says ... Read more...

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China’s crude oil output dips


February 26th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) China's crude oil output slid 2.3 percent year-on-year in January to 17.08 million tonnes as the New Year holiday reduced workdays, the country's top economic planner ... Read more...

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China manufacturing activities may contract


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China's manufacturing activities may contract in February as export orders fell sharply, experts said Wednesday.The HSBC Flash PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) stood at 49.7 Wednesday. It ... Read more...

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Feng Fei Fei’s death announcement delayed


February 15th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hong Kong, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taiwanese singer Feng Fei Fei passed away on the 3rd of January but the family kept the news from the public because of fear that it ... Read more...

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Motivation to exercise can fluctuate


February 14th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, which can tell whether people will be physically active or not, suggests a report."Many of us set ... Read more...

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Putin wants New Year holidays shifted to May


February 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed to reduce the nearly two-week-long Christmas and New Year holidays and shifting them to May.Russians celebrate Christmas Jan ... Read more...

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Russia busted about 200 spies in 2011: Medvedev


February 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian counter-intelligence exposed 199 foreign spies in 2011, said President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday.It proves that "activity of [foreign] intelligence services is not decreasing", Medvedev said. ... Read more...

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Online orders surge after China spring holidays


February 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) Online retailers were overwhelmed by a flood of orders in the week following the spring holidays in China, a media report said Saturday.They were mainly those ... Read more...

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China distributes money to 87 mn poor


February 4th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China has distributed 20.7 billion yuan (about $3.3 billion) to over 87 million needy people across the country as part of a welfare program, the government ... Read more...

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Wife indicted in Argentine governor’s death


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) The widow of Gov. Carlos Soria, who was shot in the face after a New Year's eve party, has been indicted on aggravated manslaughter and ... Read more...

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Rings removed from Chinese man’s penis


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Doctors in central China have removed two rings from a man's penis that got stuck after he put them on to avoid theft during his journey ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike hurting Pakistanis (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices has shocked Pakistanis.Reflecting popular opinion, the Pakistani media is wondering if there is any proper regulatory authority to manage the ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike bombshell for Pakistanis: Daily


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices is like a bombshell for Pakistan's impoverished masses, said a daily, ruing that there was no proper regulatory authority working ... Read more...

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Katie Price tried hard to reconcile: Andre


February 1st, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre says his ex-wife Katie Price tried her best to reconcile last year but he turned her down.The former couple, who raised Harvey, nine, ... Read more...

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Fog disrupts flights in China


January 31st, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Dense fog Tuesday delayed 35 flights in central China, leaving some 3,000 passengers stranded, the authorities said.Thick fog blanketed the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, reducing visibility ... Read more...

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Needle removed from woman’s head


January 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) A three-centimetre long needle was removed from a woman's head in China after doctors operated on her to bring her out of a coma.Forty-nine-year old Lin ... Read more...

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