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US housing prices at lowest point in a decade


April 25th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Prices of single-family homes in the 20 largest US metropolitan areas fell 3.5 percent in February from a year earlier, leaving the national averages at ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns killing of workers in Somalia


December 24th, 2011 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the killing of two World Food Programme (WFP) officials and a member of a partner organisation in Somalia.A ... Read more...

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3 ISAF personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan


December 4th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 3 (IANS) Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, reported Xihua, citing an ISAF press release.... Read more...

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Consumer confidence rebounds in US


November 30th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) US consumer confidence in the evolution of the nation's economy rose in November to its highest level since July, The Conference Board said Tuesday.The Consumer ... Read more...

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Thai PM hospitalised


November 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 29 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was admitted to hospital Tuesday morning due to diarrhoea caused by food poisoning, the Thai government said. Yingluck is in Rama ... Read more...

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Indian-American Sikh wins $295,000 for job denial


October 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) An Indian-American Sikh has won a six-year fight to be hired as a state correctional officer without having to shave off his beard as a condition ... Read more...

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25 killed as insurgent attack foiled in Afghanistan


October 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 25 insurgents were killed during a foiled militant attack near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Xinhua reported Saturday.According to an ISAF, it was the largest ... Read more...

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Amazon launches online bookstore in China


September 29th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) Online shopping giant Amazon.com opened an online Chinese-language bookstore Thursday.The store is being jointly operated by Amazon and the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) as part ... Read more...

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Man wins his second lottery in Panama City


May 11th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Panama City, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man defied massive odds when he won the lottery twice. A Florida man who picked up $3 million in winnings in November again won $10 ... Read more...

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Cabrini-Green Housing Set To Be Demolished


December 5th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Chicago, Dec 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The notorious and infamous Cabrini-Green Housing in downtown Chicago, will finally be demolished in January, to bring and end to the era of failure in ... Read more...

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Basketball Star Steve Nash, Wife Alejandra Amarilla Call It Quits


November 15th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Phoenix, Nov 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This surely has been a hell of a week for Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash. After delivering a stellar performance on Friday when his ... Read more...

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James Cameron to write scripts for two ‘Avatar’ sequels


October 28th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Director James Cameron will start writing the scripts for two 'Avatar' sequels early next year.Executives at 20th Century Fox announced Wednesday that Cameron has settled on two sequels ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks to hold major news conference


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks on Thursday announced that it will soon hold a press conference in Europe, but the details of the press conference was not immediately publicly released.WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Woman’s gallbladder removed through her vagina


October 7th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 07 (ANI): A 42- year-old woman has had her gallbladder removed through her vagina in a rare procedure.The procedure was done in August by a surgical team at Ohio State ... Read more...

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US wants Bangladesh to deploy troops in Afghanistan


September 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) The US wants Bangladesh to deploy its troops in Afghanistan "to establish security and stability", authorities said. Bangladesh said it would do "whatever it can to help restore ... Read more...

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Prominent Indo-Canadian radio broadcaster targeted in drive-by shooting


September 21st, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver, Sep 21 (ANI): Marinder Gill, a prominent Indo-Canadian radio broadcaster from Surrey, B.C., whose home was targeted in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, has requested for police protection.Gill, 47, who ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games Canada releases final CWG team list


September 20th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) has issued the list of athletes, coaches and support staff who make up Team Canada for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India from ... Read more...

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Value of Pakistan MNAs’ assets trebled in six years, says analysis


September 15th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 15 (ANI): A comparative analysis of the assets declared by Members of National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the 12th and the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan has revealed that the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas optimistic about recovery


September 1st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 01 (ANI): Michael Douglas, who faces 'eight-week struggle' against throat cancer, has said that he is optimistic about his chances of recovery.During an appearance David Letterman's "Late Show," the ... Read more...

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eBay slammed with $3.8-billion lawsuit


July 15th, 2010 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 15 (DPA) eBay has been slapped with a $3.8-billion lawsuit by a company that claims the online auctioneer stole its ideas for online payments and then tried to patent ... Read more...

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Scientists Find Towering Undersea Volcano Near Indonesia


July 12th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While on a deep sea expedition which was located off the shores of Indonesia, scientists have discovered a towering volcano which reaches heights of 10,000 feet off of ... Read more...

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Missing Teen Found in Boyfriend’s Attic


July 1st, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Abbi Obermilli, who has been missing since June 6, when she was last seen at her grandparent’s home, was found in her boyfriend’s attic by police who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Alabama Governor declares state of emergency due to BP oil spill in the Gulf


May 1st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (BNO NEWS) -- Alabama Governor Bob Riley on Friday declared a state of emergency as the state prepares for the potential impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN appoints envoy to help in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Norman Girvan was appointed by the United Nations on Wednesday to assist Guyana and Venezuela in resolving a long-standing border controversy.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the respected Jamaican ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey to star in her own reality show


April 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey will be starring in her own reality show featuring the last season of her talk show.Winfrey, 56, is saying goodbye to the talk show that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Madonna, daughter team up for fashion line for teens


March 11th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 11 (ANI): Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes, have collaborated on a fashion line for teenage girls that debuts this August exclusively at Macy's.The "Material Girl" collection includes clothing, ... Read more...

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African Union-United Nations in Darfur reports fighting in Sudan


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur is trying to verify reports of fighting in the western part of the Sudanese region, the United Nations ... Read more...

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Windows 7 sends Microsoft to record revenue


January 29th, 2010 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Seattle, Jan 29 (DPA) The successful launch of new operating system Windows 7 propelled Microsoft to record revenue in the fourth quarter of 2009, the software giant reported Thursday. Microsoft reported net income ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Radiation dose less with digital mammography


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Digital mammography delivers significantly less radiation than conventional mammography, and the reduction in radiation exposure may be greater for women with larger and denser breasts, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Macy Inc. to open four Bloomingdale outlet stores


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Macy Incorporation is planning to test a new concept of Bloomingdale outlet stores and they have already selected 4 cities in this regard. The ... Read more...

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Jay Reatard has died, aged just 29


January 15th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Memphis, Jan 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Frenetic Memphis punk rocker Jay Reatard has died an untimely death at just 29 years. His death is still under police investigation and police are ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama musical ‘Yes we can’ premieres in Germany


January 15th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Jan 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A musical about the US President Barack Obama's "Yes we can" election campaign premieres in Germany this weekend. And this musical includes love songs by the ... Read more...

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Clinton, Palin, McCain ‘to sing’ in Obama Musical


January 14th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 14 (ANI): A German musical based on US President Barack Obama's journey to the White House is set to open in Frankfurt."Hope - the Obama Musical Story" will ... Read more...

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Range Metals Inc. Announces Effective Date of Name Change


January 12th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2010) - Further to its news release of January 7, 2010, Range Metals Inc. (CNSX:RGO)(FRANKFURT:YGK) is pleased to announce that, effective Wednesday, January 13, 2010, its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese-made amphibious aircraft to take off in 2013


October 21st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The first Chinese-made large amphibious aircraft about the size of an Airbus 320 is scheduled to take off in 2013, and ready for mass production in 2015. ... Read more...

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