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Nearly 300 die of cholera in Sierra Leone: WHO


September 21st, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 21 (IANS) Over 18,000 cases of cholera have been reported in west Africa's Sierra Leone, and at least 273 people have died in the biggest outbreak since the ... Read more...

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Humid, cloudy Wednesday in Delhi; rains likely Thursday (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi residents spent a cloudy and humid Wednesday with no rains. Humidity level crossed 90 percent adding to the discomfort of residents. The weather office ... Read more...

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Rainy weekend in store for Delhi (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Friday bringing down the temperatures and providing relief to residents after a sultry week. The met office has forecast the pleasant ... Read more...

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Cloudy morning in Delhi, rains likely


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the capital Saturday with the minimum settling at an average at 24.8 degree Celsius. The weather department has ... Read more...

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Humid Saturday for Delhi, rains likely Sunday (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) It was a cloudy and humid day in the capital Saturday with the maximum temperature settling at 34 degrees Celsius, average for the season. The ... Read more...

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Pleasant Monday in Delhi with some rain, more expected Tuesday (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi residents experienced a pleasant day Monday with parts of the city receiving light rains and the temperature dipping. As per the met office, the ... Read more...

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Muggy Tuesday in Delhi, rain expected Wednesday (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Delhi saw a muggy Tuesday, with maximum temperatures recorded around 35.1 degree Celsius, a notch above average and humidity reaching as high as 89 percent. ... Read more...

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Infiltration bid foiled in Kashmir; soldier, guerrilla killed


September 5th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An army soldier and a terrorist were killed in a gun battle in Kashmir's Kupwara district when a group of armed guerrillas attempted to sneak into ... Read more...

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Mamata slams doctors for fuelling dengue scare


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid a scare over dengue outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lashed out against a section of doctors for allegedly mentioning dengue in ... Read more...

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Muggy Saturday in Delhi, rain expected Sunday (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Delhi witnessed a muggy Saturday, with temperatures a notch above average and humidity reaching 95 percent. Rains have been forecast for Sunday evening."The sky will ... Read more...

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Cloudy Thursday for Delhi, rain likely (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) It was a cloudy day for the capital Thursday with the maximum temperature settling at 30.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the average for the ... Read more...

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More rain in store in Delhi


August 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) It was another overcast morning in the national capital Thursday, a day after torrential downpour saw tens of thousands of commuters stranded and many areas ... Read more...

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Man dies of anthrax in Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A man has died of anthrax in Russia's Siberia region after being infected when he handled the carcass of a sick cow, RIA Novosti reported Monday.The ... Read more...

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Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

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Minorities need solace, President on Assam violence


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherkee Tuesday said he was "pained" after witnessing the violence in Assam and added that minorities needed solace, understanding and protection from aggression."It ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Effective antibodies against flu strains identified


August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

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Nepal cholera toll rises to 12


August 4th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Cholera claimed two more lives in Doti district in far-western Nepal, taking the toll to 12 since the outbreak of the disease about a month-and-half ago.According ... Read more...

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Deadly virus kills 13 in Uganda


July 29th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people in Uganda, BBC reported.The outbreak began in late June but has only just ... Read more...

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Obama bans Somalia charcoal import


July 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday ordered a ban on charcoal imports from Somalia.The president said the trade generates "significant revenue" for al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based cell ... Read more...

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Britain’s worst whooping cough outbreak: Five babies die


July 6th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) In what is being termed as Britain's biggest whooping cough outbreak in 20 years, at least five babies have died and nearly 2,000 cases have been ... Read more...

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Mexico declares bird flu emergency


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS) Mexico has activated a national emergency plan to contain a bird flu epidemic that has affected nearly 1.7 million poultry, the agriculture ministry said.The plan ... Read more...

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Homeopathy, fish to take on encephalitis in UP?


June 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Even as a worried Uttar Pradesh government is combating the outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed 117 lives in the last one month in the eastern ... Read more...

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Russia’s Syria policy could lead to civil war: Clinton


June 1st, 2012 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Russia that its refusal to sanction UN action against Syria could see the outbreak of a civil war ... Read more...

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More attacks in Syria after arrival of UN observers: Assad


May 17th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of terrorist attacks in Syria has increased since UN observers arrived in the country, President Bashar al-Assad told the Rossiya 24 TV channel."We ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions on Syria


May 10th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided to extend the existing sanctions on Syria for one year, citing the "unusual and extraordinary threat" posed by the ... Read more...

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Measles kills four kids, affects over 80 in Odisha


April 30th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) An outbreak of measles has killed four children and affected over 80 people - mostly young ones aged below five - in Odisha's Rayagada district in ... Read more...

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Terrorist infiltration attempt foiled in Syria


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian military Saturday fought back an infiltration attempt by an armed group north of the port of Lattakia, the SANA news agency reported.Syrian servicemen ... Read more...

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‘No Syrian crisis settlement without Russia, China’


April 28th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The crisis in Syria is impossible to settle if the international community ignores the positions of Russia and China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ... Read more...

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No arms to Syria opposition: France


April 20th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France has no intention to supply arms to the Syrian opposition and is ready to discuss the UN and Arab League's peace plan, French Foreign ... Read more...

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Russian warships to patrol Syrian coast


April 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warships will be continuously deployed for patrol duty off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean, a defence ministry official said Friday."A decision has been ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Owaisi seeks action against lax cops for riots


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Voicing its concern over increasing incidents of communal violence in Andhra Pradesh, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a key ally of the ruling Congress, Wednesday put the government ... Read more...

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Amar Ujala scribe found dead in Srinagar


April 11th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A Kashmiri working as a reporter for Hindi daily Amar Ujala was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Srinagar Wednesday, police said.Ashok Razdan, 45, was found ... Read more...

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Russia blames Georgia for swine flu


April 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top Russian official Monday blamed a recent outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in the country on Georgia. The virus affects only animals ... Read more...

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