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Manmohan meets Rajapaksa, presses for fast-tracking Tamil solution (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) India Thursday pressed Sri Lanka to speed up the process devolution of powers so that the Tamil citizens of the island nation can live in ... Read more...

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6 killed in Iraq violence


August 25th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (IANS) A total of six people including a local official were killed and five others injured Saturday in separate gun and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said.... Read more...

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South African president orders probe in mine shootout


August 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has issued an order to probe the platinum mine shootout which left 34 people dead and over 78 injured."I have decided ... Read more...

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18 shot at in South Africa platinum mine conflict


August 17th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) At least 18 people were shot and feared dead or injured in a conflict at a platinum mine in South Africa, media reports said.The shooting took ... Read more...

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Five die in platinum mine violence in South Africa


August 14th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 14 (IANS) Five people have been killed in violence at a platinum mine in northern South Africa, police said. A policeman was hacked to death at Lonmin's platinum ... Read more...

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Hippo kills man in Burundi


August 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Bujumbura (Burundi), Aug 13 (IANS) A hippopotamus killed a fisherman in Lake Rweru in central Africa's Burundi, Xinhua reported.The incident took place in the lake in Busoni, in Burundi's northern ... Read more...

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UN observer mission pulls out of Syria’s Aleppo


August 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has temporarily relocated its teams from the restive northern province of Aleppo due to the deteriorating security situation, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Hackers post false updates about Syria on Reuters Twitter account


August 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Twitter account belonging to the Reuters news agency was hacked Sunday and used to post false updates regarding the civil war in Syria. It comes just ... Read more...

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Russia-made amphibious plane crashes in Iran


July 30th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russia-made amphibious plane crashed in northern Iran leaving three people injured, Press TV reported.The Aerovolga LA-8 twin-engine amphibious aircraft crashed Sunday as it was ... Read more...

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50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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30 human skeletons found in Philippines


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Security forces in the Philippines Sunday unearthed 30 skeletal remains of people allegedly slain by rebels in a murderous purge of suspected military spies in the ... Read more...

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10 dead, 30,000 evacuated after torrential rains in Beijing (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed while more than 30,000 were evacuated in the heaviest rains in six decades in the Chinese capital, authorities said Sunday.Thousands ... Read more...

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India to build 43,000 houses in Sri Lanka


July 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 14 (IANS) India will build 43,000 houses for Sri Lanka's war displaced communities in the north and east, the Indian High Commission here said Saturday.This is part of ... Read more...

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Afghan woman official killed in blast


July 14th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) An Afghan woman official and her husband died and 11 other people were injured when a sticky bomb attached to the couple's car went off in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to establish warning system for n-disasters


June 30th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Atomic Energy Authority is to set up nuclear disaster early warning system in the naval bases around the island in the wake of increasing ... Read more...

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25 killed in fresh Syria massacre


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 22 (IANS) At least 25 people were massacred Friday by "terrorists" in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, state-run SANA news agency reported.Xinhua said armed terrorist groups abducted a ... Read more...

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220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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Three injured in Afghan blast


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least three people were injured Sunday after a bomb went off in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, Xinhua reported."An explosive device attached to a ... Read more...

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360 graduates join Afghan National Police


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) A total of 360 newly-graduating policemen have joined the Afghan National Police after completion of their training.The policemen, including 120 officers, underwent a six-month training in ... Read more...

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Thieves target reporters covering Guatemalan president


March 17th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 17 (IANS/EFE) A van-load of Guatemalan journalists covering President Otto Perez Molina's visit to the northern province of Baja Verapaz had their equipment stolen Friday.The theft took ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Pakistan


March 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's northern province of Gilgit Baltistan and northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning.Earthquake tremors were felt ... Read more...

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Polio endemic countries hopeful for eradicating virus


February 26th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) With India finally being taken off the list of polio endemic nations, the three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, left in the endemic ... Read more...

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Bus accident kills 26 in Ecuador


February 20th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 15 others injured Sunday when a bus fell into a 50-metre-deep cliff in the South American nation of Ecuador, ... Read more...

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50 militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) Fifty militants from the Hezb-i-Islami outfit have surrendered to the Afghan government, Xinhua reported.The militants surrendered in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the northern province of Baghlan ... Read more...

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Krishna wins Sri Lankan Tamil hearts with rehabilitation aid


January 19th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaffna (Sri Lanka), Jan 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna won the hearts of Sri Lankan Tamils with the rehabilitation programmes of the Indian government in the ... Read more...

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Krishna flies to Jaffna to assist ethnic Tamils


January 18th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday flew from by chopper to Kilinochchi on way to Jaffna in the northern province of Sri Lanka to meet ... Read more...

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Politician slain in Guatemala


January 14th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president.The slain ... Read more...

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241 killed in Thailand during New Year holidays


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 3 (IANS) A total of 241 people have been killed and 2,382 injured in the first four days of New Year holiday week in Thailand, said the country's ... Read more...

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77 elephants killed in Mozambique reserve


December 30th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Dec 30 (IANS) Poachers have killed 77 elephants in a game reserve in northern Mozambique this year, Xinhua reported Thursday.The reserve is located in the northern province of ... Read more...

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Afghan MP among 20 killed in attack on funeral


December 26th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by BNO News
TALOQAN, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday. A member of parliament was ... Read more...

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38,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) Over 38,000 people have been displaced due to heavy rains and floods in northern Sri Lanka, an official said.More than 10,000 families were displaced in four ... Read more...

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Four kids drown in Chinese river


December 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Four children drowned in a river in the northern province of Shanxi, authorities said Monday.The children, aged 6 to 12, were reported missing Sunday afternoon, and ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves repair of Tamil houses in Sri Lanka


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved reconstruction and repair of 49,000 houses for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and for Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka.According to an ... Read more...

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Poachers in Africa use new techniques


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 24 (IANS) Poachers in the southeast African nation of Mozambique are now investing in new techniques for slaughtering wild animals, with officials reporting the sighting of an ... Read more...

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