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Proud of US Olympic team’s hard work: Obama


August 5th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to American sportspersons participating in the London Olympics and Paralympics for their hard work and sacrifice."We could not ... Read more...

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William, Harry didn’t know queen was ‘Bond girl’


August 4th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) British princes William and Harry said they were "completely in the dark" over their grandmother Queen Elizabeth's role as a "Bond girl" in the Olympic ... Read more...

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Hasina warns of possible terrorist threat from Mynmarese refugees


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned of possible terrorist connections among thousands of Muslim refugees trying to enter her country from neighbouring Myanmar.In an ... Read more...

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Olympic opening ceremony in numbers


July 28th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Without even beginning to discuss the artistic merits of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, a quick look at some of the ... Read more...

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Flyover, showers mark start of London 2012 opening show


July 28th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony got off to a spectacular start here Friday, heralding what director Danny Boyle said would be a portrayal of ... Read more...

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Beckham to be part of opening ceremony


July 25th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Former England captain David Beckham has been given a role in Friday's London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.The 37-year-old Beckham would not disclose any details of ... Read more...

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Maken lauds court’s decision on Kalmadi


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday lauded the Delhi High Court's decision of barring Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi from attending the Olympic ... Read more...

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Brangelina to host Olympic party?


June 14th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will reportedly be hosting their own Olympic opening ceremony party, two days before the official one.The bash is ... Read more...

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Boyle agitates animal right activists


June 14th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle has come under fire for planning to include live animals in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, with campaigners branding his ... Read more...

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Spice Girls could play at London Olympic opening ceremony


April 27th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 27 (ANI): Geri Halliwell a.k.a. Ginger Spice is backing plans for the Spice Girls to reunite next year, and added that they could play at London Olympic opening ceremony.She ... Read more...

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When Bush told “hot-blooded” Putin he was “cold-blooded”


November 4th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 04 (ANI): Memoirs of former US President George Bush have revealed how he once told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that he is cold-blooded and not hot-blooded.The incident had ... Read more...

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Libya celebrates 40th anniversary of Gaddafi’s rule


September 1st, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 1 (DPA) Libya began Tuesday a week of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the coup d'etat that brought Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi to power in 1969. The festivities are being ... Read more...

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Prachanda to meet Chinese President


August 24th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (ANI): Nepal''s Prime Minister Prachanda will meet Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing today. Prachanda who has reached Beijing on Saturday to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic ... Read more...

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Prachanda to visit China today


August 23rd, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (ANI): Nepals Prime Minister Prachanda is scheduled to leave for Beijing today to attend the Olympics closing ceremony. During his visit Prachanda'' will meet Chinese President Hu Jintao. He ... Read more...

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Canada’s ex-PM praises China, questions honouring Dalai Lama


August 19th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien has eulogised China as the next superpower and criticised the current government for irking Beijing by honouring Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai ... Read more...

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Peoples Liberation Army to be deputed for Prachandas security


August 18th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (ANI): The CPN-Maoist has decided to depute the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) for the security of the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda. The Maoist central committee ... Read more...

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Prachanda to visit China to attend Olympic concluding ceremony


August 18th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (ANI): Nepals Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda will visit China on Saturday to take part in the concluding ceremony of Beijing Olympic. This will be Prachanda''s ... Read more...

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“Fake” ethnic minority children at Olympic opening ceremony


August 15th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) The children wearing traditional costumes displaying the unity of China's 56 ethnic groups at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games were all members of the Han Chinese ... Read more...

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Soldiers wore nappies for seven-hour stint at Olympic opening


August 15th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 15 (DPA) Soldiers operating the huge scroll that formed the centrepiece of last week's Olympic opening ceremony had to stay hidden under the structure for up to seven hours, wearing ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympics opening ceremony too robotic


August 11th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 11 (ANI): Australias most prolific world record breaker, former Olympian and Gold Coast mayor Ron Clarke, has criticised the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony for being too robotic and extravagant. One ... Read more...

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Olympic opening ceremony a huge success because of cutting-edge technology


August 11th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 11 (ANI): The opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing was a roaring success with huge LED screens, eye-catching lighting systems and multimedia video shows, all thanks ... Read more...

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Bush holds talks with Chinese president


August 10th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 10 (DPA) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart George W. Bush held formal talks Sunday, after Bush appealed for greater religious freedom during a church visit earlier in ... Read more...

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Relative of US Olympic coach murdered in Beijing (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) A relative of a US Olympic volleyball coach was stabbed to death and two other people injured in Beijing Saturday after a Chinese man attacked them and then ... Read more...

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Chinese activist feared detained for Olympics


August 9th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Prominent rights activist Zeng Jinyan is out of contact and is feared to have been detained by police before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, a rights group ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 rockets kept Olympics opening rain-free (Lead)


August 9th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 9 (DPA) Chinese meteorologists fired more than 1,000 rockets into clouds to prevent rain from disrupting the Olympic opening ceremony at Beijing's National Stadium, state media said Saturday. The operation ... Read more...

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Watch Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony LIVE Online


August 8th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by David M N James
The Beijing Olympics is here, and the world is one nation without an enemy. We are solid as we watch our human art become exhibited gallantly in China. The biggest worry in ... Read more...

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Bush presses China on rights


August 8th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 8 (DPA) US President George W. Bush pressed Friday China to improve its human rights record, as he began a four-day visit during which he is scheduled to hold talks ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s PM to attend Olympic opening ceremony


August 7th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Islamabad, Aug 7 (Xinhua) Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani would attend the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics in place of President Pervez Musharraf, media reported Thursday. Musharraf was originally scheduled to ... Read more...

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Olympic torch paraded on Great Wall


August 7th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 7 (DPA) The Olympic torch relay reached the Great Wall of China on the eve of Friday's lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony in Beijing's National Stadium. Li ... Read more...

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Canada’s Sikh hockey players to don turbans at Olympic ceremony


August 7th, 2008 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 7 (IANS) Four Sikh players in the Canadian hockey team and their assistant coach will don red turbans at the Olympic opening ceremony Friday. Though the players - Ravi Kahlon, ... Read more...

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Over 16,000 Beijing couples want to make the most of 8!


August 6th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Beijing, Aug 6 (RIA Novosti) A total of 16,400 Chinese couples are planning to tie the knot Friday as a combination of the Olympic opening ceremony and a numerical coincidence of ... Read more...

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Four detained over pro-Tibet protest near Beijing stadium


August 6th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 6 (DPA) Two US and two British citizens were detained Wednesday after a pro-Tibet protest near Beijing's National Stadium two days ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony. Two of the ... Read more...

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Olympic internet ticket fraud scheme uncovered


August 4th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 4 (DPA) Hundreds of sports fans from around the world appear to have been cheated, giving credit card and passport details, and possibly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for ... Read more...

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Shower likely on the opening ceremony day


August 3rd, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 3 (Xinhua) A Beijing weather official said here Sunday that the city may be overcast or even hit by a shower Aug 8, the day of the Olympic opening ceremony. ... Read more...

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Beijing to stop rain from dampening Olympic opening


July 29th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 29 (Xinhua) China has mobilised all its science and engineering capability, including satellite monitoring and cloud seeding, to prevent rain from spoiling the Olympic opening ceremony on Aug 8 as ... Read more...

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