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August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

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Venezuela prison brawl toll rises to 26


August 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The toll in last weekend's battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas has risen to 26, said authorities.The initial casualty ... Read more...

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Syrian forces storm rebel-held Aleppo


August 14th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian government troops have stormed the rebel-held city of Aleppo using tanks and armoured vehicles, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Clashes with rebel ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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Not launching political party: Anna Hazare (Interview)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said he is neither joining politics nor launching a political party but will support "honest" and "good candidates" nominated by people ... Read more...

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No Arab spring in Syria, only cross-border terror: Envoy


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) There was no Arab Spring or revolution in Syria but only "planned and sponsored terror", the country's envoy to India said Tuesday.Talking to women reporters ... Read more...

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Annan admits failure of Syrian peace mission


July 8th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kofi Annan, the joint UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted his failure in solving Syrian crisis, according to a French ... Read more...

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Russia warns West of ‘big war’ in Syria


July 6th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow lashed out Thursday at the Western position on Syria, saying it could aggravate the situation to the point of war."Their (Western) position is most ... Read more...

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‘Al Qaeda infiltrating Syria via Iraq’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 5 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Thursday said Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated Syria via Iraq to carry out terror attacks, RIA Novosti reported."We have reliable data ... Read more...

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Russia upbeat on Syria conference


June 30th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping an international conference on Syria -- to be held in Geneva Saturday -- will facilitate the country's progress to peace, the foreign ... Read more...

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With pilots on strike, Air India losses mount to Rs.600 crore


June 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Air India's losses have mounted to Rs.600 crore with the pilots' strike continuing for the 54th day Friday.The pilots are demanding reinstatement of their ... Read more...

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Air India pilots go on hunger strike (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Eleven striking pilots of Air India Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike seeking the reinstatement of 101 sacked pilots."Our protest is for the reinstatement ... Read more...

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Syria’s Assad unveils new government


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 23 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday unveiled his new government, less than two months after a disputed parliamentary election was boycotted by the opposition, RIA Novosti reported."President ... 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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Nearly 90 killed in new massacre in Syria: Report


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed with each other in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, leading to the death of at least ... Read more...

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UNSC calls emergency meet on Syria massacre


May 28th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the massacre in Syria's Houla town that left over 100 people dead, many ... Read more...

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Venezuelan killed by stray shot from prison


May 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died at his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby ... Read more...

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TV personality slain in Honduras


April 24th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Television personality Noel Valladares and his two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said.A fourth person was wounded in the attack, police inspector ... Read more...

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TV host killed in Iraq bombing


April 4th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 4 (IANS) A television presenter working for a channel in Iraq was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car blew up, Xinhua reported.Kamiran Salahudin, presenter for ... Read more...

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Three killed in Syrian car blast


March 19th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 19 (IANS) At least three people were feared to have been killed in Syria's largest city during a car bomb blast Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.According to state news ... Read more...

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Asteroid to whiz past earth


March 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (IANS) A newly-discovered asteroid, roughly the size of a soccer field, is going to whiz past our planet at just 24,000 km, a mere whisker in cosmic ... Read more...

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Mysterious object seen refuelling from sun


March 14th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) An orbiting NASA space telescope has captured the footage of a planet-sized object flying close to the sun, and extending a "refuelling tube" into the sun's ... Read more...

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‘Huge fireball’ appears over Britain


March 4th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) An unusually bright slow-moving light appeared in the night sky above northern Britain, a media report said Sunday.Police forces across Britain have been inundated with calls ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in parts of Andhra trigger panic


January 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Mild tremors in parts of Andhra Pradesh Thursday triggered panic among people. There was no loss of life or damage to property.People ran out of ... Read more...

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Five accused of sex crimes slain in Venezuela prison


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Five people accused of rape and other sexual offences against minors in Venezuela were murdered in their prison cells by other inmates, officials said.Police in the ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid to pass between earth, moon


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-metre-wide asteroid will Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon's orbit.The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It ... Read more...

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Russian astronomer discovers new comet


September 12th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian amateur astronomer Artyom Novichonok, a student of Petrozavodsk university, has discovered a new comet, website Astronet said.The comet is the first comet discovered from ... Read more...

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Quake jolts Turkey


July 26th, 2011 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Turkey Monday evening, causing panic among residents of its Istanbul city, Xinhua reported.The quake had its ... Read more...

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Solar fest in Delhi on longest day of the year


June 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi will host a solar fest Tuesday to celebrate the longest day of the year - which marks the summer solstice in the northern ... Read more...

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NASA captures solar flare on video


June 9th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has captured on tape a solar flare that scientists warn could disrupt satellite signals to earth. The flare produced the highest level of radiation since ... Read more...

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Stars to help track space junk


May 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Soon a method to track geostationary objects, including space debris, could be in place, using the position of the stars.A team of researchers from the Royal ... Read more...

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Recession drives young Italians to smoke: study


May 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Around 600,000 Italians started smoking in 2011 due to anxiety related to the recession, says a new study.A total of 11.8 million people were found to ... Read more...

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First ever study to explore beneath the seafloor


May 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer in understanding the natural processes taking place below the seafloor, which also give rise to economically important ores along the seafloor and may ... Read more...

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Hazare fast over, calmn prevails at Jantar Mantar


April 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The barricades were removed, roads were swept clean and the atmosphere was calm and serene at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, a day after reformer Anna ... Read more...

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Bizarre ‘dead mice into humans’ hobby is a rage in Brooklyn


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 14 (ANI): A bizarre hobby of converting dead mice into miniature 'humans' is taking hold in Brooklyn and fast turning into a very popular trend.A Gowanus gallery offering a ... Read more...

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