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Arafat’s remains to be tested for Polonium poisoning


August 24th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The widow of Yasser Arafat has given her approval for a Swiss radiation laboratory to examine the body of the late Palestinian leader to see ... Read more...

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Lech Walesa wishes success to Mitt Romney


July 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Poland Lech Walesa had invited Mitt Romney to visit him during his foreign tour of the UK. Romney ... Read more...

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MSF battles kala azar in Bihar


July 17th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide, is waging a war against kala azar in Bihar.Hundreds have benefited since MSF started its project ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday celebrated in Dharamsala (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles and foreigners Friday morning joined in the 77th birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, here in Himachal Pradesh.Large ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday celebrated in Dharamsala


July 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles and foreigners Friday morning attended the 77th birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here in Himachal Pradesh.Large crowds began ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama meets fellow Nobel icon Suu Kyi


June 20th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met fellow Nobel laureate and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in London, an aide of the spiritual leader ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals staying illegally in a Himachal Pradesh village have been arrested and Rs.30 lakh in cash as well as $3,000 seized from their possession, ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

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An India-educated democracy beacon in Myanmar


May 29th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 29 (IANS) India-educated Aung San Suu Kyi, who didn't leave Myanmar even when her huband was dying of cancer as she feared she may not be allowed ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to visit Britain, address parliament


May 21st, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 21 (IANS) In a historic first trip outside the country in 24 years, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Britain and ... Read more...

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Chemical detectors to be added to Dalai Lama’s security


May 20th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 20 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the elected government of exiled Tibetans based here, said Sunday it would add chemical detectors to the Dalai Lama's security."We are ... Read more...

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Bangladesh forms panel on Grameen Bank


May 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government Wednesday set up a commission to ensure a better fate for its famous Grameen Bank following its founder Mohammad Yunus's removal from the ... Read more...

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Chinese training Tibetan women to poison Dalai Lama? (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala/London, May 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has spoken of a threat to his life from Chinese agents, saying there were reports that Tibetan women are being ... Read more...

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Israeli president feeling well after surgery for hernia


May 12th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres underwent successful surgery in Tel Aviv on Friday to treat a hernia which was discovered in his abdomen earlier this week, his spokesman ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... Read more...

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Peaceful revolt needed in Arab world: Tawakkol Karman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman Thursday said only a peaceful revolution could finish authoritarian rule in the Arab world."Every dictator is a terrorist. ... Read more...

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‘Norwegian gunman plotted to kill Obama’


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik had planned to assassinate US President Barack Obama with a car bomb when he went to collect his Nobel ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize


March 30th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The Dalai Lama has won the Templeton Prize for exceptional contribution to "affirming life's spiritual dimension by spreading his message of compassion worldwide".Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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The Dalai Lama: Torn between Tibet and India!


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 3 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, is torn between two homes. More than half a century after he was forced along with some 80,000 Tibetans to ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised after stomach complaint (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 93, was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint."Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted ... Read more...

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Ecuador nominates Lenin for Nobel Prize


February 4th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A namesake of Vladimir Lenin, the late Russian communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize ... Read more...

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Nobel laureate denounces impunity for crimes against women


January 24th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams denounced in Mexico the impunity that prevails for crimes against women in this country and the lack of political ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gets Mahatma Gandhi peace prize


January 4th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday received the Mahatma Gandhi peace prize from the father of the nation's granddaughter Ela Gandhi in ... Read more...

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China warns US against interfering in internal affairs


December 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China Tuesday told the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.China is willing to engage in dialogues with ... Read more...

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Respect human rights, Tibetan exiles ask China


December 10th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile here Saturday asked China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people, stop repressive policies and resolve the Tibetan issue through ... Read more...

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Three women activists receive Nobel Peace Prize


December 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three women rights activists from Africa and the Arab world received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Saturday.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to speak on human rights in Asia


December 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will be among those who will speak on human rights in Asia in Prague Sunday, a Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) official said ... Read more...

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Abdul Sattar Edhi: the salve on Pakistan’s wounds


December 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In conflict-hit Pakistan, his men are amongst the first to reach when terror strikes or when disaster does. Abdul Sattar Edhi, 83, who has ... Read more...

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