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World experiences fourth warmest June on record


July 18th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) Average global temperatures this June were the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.The combined average temperature over ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India to witness darkest lunar eclipse June 15


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) The darkest total lunar eclipse of this century, which will be visible throughout India, will occur June 15, an official of the Nehru Centre said here ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gaddafi fears Osama may take control of Libya


March 17th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novsoti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fears that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden can take control of Libya, making it "the second Afghanistan"."Al Qaeda will establish jihad ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU: we cannot lose sight of Thai refugee camps


March 11th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Friday announced that its Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, International Cooperation and Crisis Response, will arrive in Thailand on Saturday to visit camps hosting ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Bangladesh business chambers pledge jobs to Arab-returnees


March 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's business chambers have pledged jobs for thousands of workers being repatriated from Arab countries in an effort to ease the blow to the economy that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IBSA hopes Middle East, north Africa changes will be peaceful


March 8th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday hoped that changes sweeping several countries in the Middle East and north Africa will follow a peaceful course ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

5,000 Tunisian immigrants arrive in Italy


February 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Over 5,000 illegal immigrants have arrived from Tunisia over the past week, forcing Italian authorities to step up patrols on its tiny southern island of Lampedusa.The government has ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

After Egypt, winds of change are blowing through six nations (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Winds of change are sweeping through the Middle East, encompassing aestern Asia and northern Africa, triggering a series of political shifts in response to widespread discontent that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mahindra Satyam focuses on expansion in Middle East, Africa


November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) IT firm Mahindra Satyam Thursday said that its Dubai office in United Arab Emirates will now function as its new regional hub overseeing the integration of both ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Human ancestors ‘colonized’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago


October 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have said that anthropoids-the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys-"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa.The team discovered fossils found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US, Europe experts play down reports of new Qaeda threats


September 30th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sept.30 (ANI): European and American officials have said that they do not consider a terror attack as being eminent after detecting several credible threats from terrorist groups in Pakistan and northern ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian workers stuck in Libya to be back


August 12th, 2010 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian workers stuck in Libya in northern Africa without being paid salaries since October last year will return home by the month end, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Brit man sets fastest round-the-world cycle trip record


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 02 (ANI): A British man has set the record for the fastest cycle trip around the world.Vin Cox completed his 18,172-mile road trip in London's Greenwich after cycling for 176 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boffins identify donkey ancestors, people who domesticated them


July 29th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The partnership between people and the ancestors of today's donkeys was sealed by mobile, pastoral people who recruited animals to help them survive the harsh Saharan landscape in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Yemen will be Obama’s Afghanistan’: Al-Qaeda cleric


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20(ANI): American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who has links to Al-Qaeda, has warned U.S. President Barack Obama that he will be remembered as the American leader who got his forces ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NOAA: June was the warmest month since 1880


July 19th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Monday that June's worldwide averaged land surface temperature was the warmest on record since 1880.During last June, warmer-than-average ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Al Qaeda is biggest threat to Britain


July 5th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 5 (IANS) Al Qaeda remains the biggest threat to British security, a think tank says, adding Britons - many of Pakistani origin - were behind terrorist offences in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Smokeless tobacco damages DNA, key enzymes


June 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Smokeless tobacco's adverse effects are not just limited to the mouth, it can also damage the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Of hammams, concubines and eunuchs in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace (IANS Travel - With Images)


May 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Istanbul, May 23 (IANS) They were powerful sultans of Turkey and held sway over vast lands in Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but when it came to bathing in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iceland Volcano Erupts Again On May 11, Spews Ash Over North Africa


May 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Reykjavik, Iceland, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The volcano in Iceland, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, is causing immense disruption in air traffic ever since it became active, almost a month back. So ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Global temperatures make March the warmest on record


April 21st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The world's combined land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Indian capital New ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ancient hominids may have been seafarers


January 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): New evidence has emerged recently which indicates that ancient hominids that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world may have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US re-designates Algerian group as terrorist body


October 28th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States has re-designated Algerian-based group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an Islamist militia that aims to overthrow the Algerian government and institute an Islamic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists disprove earliest apelike human ancestor


October 28th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have disproved the theory that the 50-million-year-old fossil of an "apelike" creature, discovered in 1992 in what is now northern Africa, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Negative public opinion about foreign countries an early warning signal for terrorism


September 18th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): People's negative views toward the leadership and policies of other countries may be an indication that a terrorist act may be carried out, say researchers.Alan Krueger, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Advanced nations most likely to face terror attacks: Study


September 18th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Countries with advanced economies as well as a high degree of civil liberties are most likely to face the brunt of terror attacks, says a new study. Economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al Qaeda vows revenge for Uighurs’ death in China


July 14th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) International terror group Al Qaeda's North African wing has threatened to attack Chinese workers in Africa in revenge for deaths of Uighurs during the ethnic clashes in Xinjian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al-Qaeda threatens to target Chinese workers in Africa following Uighur deaths


July 14th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a bid to avenge the deaths of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, Al-Qaeda's North African wing has threatened to target Chinese workers in Africa.The threat from Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ryanair plans on standing room to accommodate more people on board plane


July 7th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jul 7 (ANI): Irish discount airline Ryanair is said to be making plans for standing rooms on their planes so that they can accommodate more people onboard.The company's CEO wants ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canada reports sixth swine flu death


June 15th, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 15 (IANS) Canada reported yet another death from the influenza A (H1N1) virus Sunday, taking the nationwide toll to six. The country has reported more than 3,500 cases of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Al Qaeda’s senior leadership rooted in Pakistan’s western region: US


May 11th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A top US general has said that al Qaeda's senior leadership has moved to the western region of Pakistan, and warned that the next few weeks would ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Immigrant mums ‘at higher risk of having babies with birth defects’


April 17th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Immigrant mothers are less likely to take folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent birth defects, a new study has found.The study, led by a St. Michael's Hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Columbus proven not guilty of bringing anthrax to America


March 14th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): A new research has shown that Christopher Columbus, along with other medieval European explorers, did not introduce anthrax in the Americas, as the deadly bacteria arrived in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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