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Major earthquake strikes off the Philippines, tsunami warnings issued


August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GUIUAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck off the Philippines on Friday evening, prompting a tsunami warning for several countries, seismologists and officials said. It was not immediately known if ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup Final: Australia lock horns with India (Preview)


August 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville, Aug 25 (IANS) A classic final of the ICC U-19 World Cup is on the cards when reigning World Champions Australia take on two-time winners India at the Tony ... Read more...

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RBI to float global tender on polymer bank notes


August 24th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would soon float global tender for introducing polymer currency notes, Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty said Friday."We have already submitted our ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no damage


August 20th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ANGORAM, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck on land near the north coast of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies clash with Kiwis for semi-final spot


August 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 19 (IANS/CMC) Unbeaten West Indies team will chase a spot in the final four of the Under-19 cricket World Cup when they clash with New Zealand in their ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India-Pakistan clash for place in semis


August 19th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 19 (IANS) A thrilling contest is on the cards Monday when India and Pakistan clash here at the Tony Ireland Stadium for a place in the semifinal ... Read more...

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ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Pakistan in quarters


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 16 (IANS) India trounced minnows Papua New Guinea by 107 runs to set up a quarterfinal clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at ... Read more...

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Australia says boat carrying 67 asylum seekers is missing


August 15th, 2012 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying nearly 70 asylum seekers which left Indonesia for Australia in late June has not been heard from since, Australian home affairs minister Jason Clare ... Read more...

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U-19: Australia, Pakistan, Windies win


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 13 (IANS) Competition heavyweights Australia, the West Indies and Pakistan swept aside their rivals from qualifying nations, while Sri Lanka got their campaign back on track in ... Read more...

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Heineken announces $4.1 bn bid for Singapore brewer


July 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 21 (IANS) Dutch beer giant Heineken announced a 5.1 billion Singapore dollars ($4.1 billion) bid Friday for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), a Singapore-based brewer that owns the Tiger ... Read more...

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Coach backs young Windies to excel in World Cup


July 13th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), July 13 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Roddy Estwick says he has high hopes for the West Indies side at the next month's International Cricket Council's Under-19 World Cup ... Read more...

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Lawson to assist Afghan under-19 World Cup team


July 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 12 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson will assist the Afghanistan team as consultant during the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Queensland August 11-26.Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Scientists map global trade endangering wildlife


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Your coffee and cocoa drinking and use of wood products every day puts 30 percent of world's under-threat species at still greater risk because of loss ... Read more...

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‘Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia’


May 30th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."In order ... Read more...

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Major world earthquakes of 2012


April 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A list of major earthquakes in the world in 2012, according to the US Geological Survey.* Magnitude 8.2 off west coast ... Read more...

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Eleven rescued after Hong Kong cargo ship sinks off Japan


April 6th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
OSAKA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese Coast Guard on Thursday rescued eleven crew members of a Hong Kong cargo ship which went missing off the coast of southern Japan earlier this ... Read more...

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6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Thursday morning, seismologists said.The 6.7-magnitude earthquake at 8:15 a.m. ... Read more...

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England keeper Jones to play for Papua New Guinea


March 12th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 12 (IANS) England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will be playing for his country of birth, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in a qualifying event that will lead two aspiring cricket ... Read more...

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246 survive Papua New Guinea ferry accident


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) A total of 246 people have been rescued after a ferry accident off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities here said Friday. The vessel was ... Read more...

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200 rescued in Papua New Guinea ferry disaster (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 200 people were rescued from the sea after a ferry carrying 350 people sank off the east coast of Papua New Guinea early Thursday.The MV ... Read more...

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Dozens feared missing after landslide in Papua New Guinea


January 24th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY (BNO NEWS) -- As many as 40 people are believed to be missing after a large landslide devastated two villages in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands region on Tuesday morning, ... Read more...

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Writer to move court against ‘Satanic Verses’ ban


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Editor and writer Nilanjana Roy plans to move court against the ban on Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", said a source in the committee that petitioned ... Read more...

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Writers seek revoking ban on ‘The Satanic Verses’


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) A group of independent writers and artists Sunday presented a petition supporting the right of all artists and writers to freedom of expression and revoking of ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frog discovered


January 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Papua New Guinea, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are convinced that a 7mm frog found on the island of Papua New Guinea could be the world’s tiniest frog. The amphibian is smaller ... Read more...

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Fish kills two men by biting off their testicles


December 29th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) A predator fish has reportedly killed two men by biting off their testicles, according to a British angler.Jeremy Wade, 53, spent weeks hunting for the fish ... Read more...

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Magnitude-7.3 quake jolts Papua New Guinea


December 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Port Moresby, Dec 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern New Guinea region of Papua New Guinea Wednesday. There was no initial report of casualties or threat of ... Read more...

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Chinese president arrives in Hawaii for APEC meeting


November 11th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Honolulu (United States), Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, Thursday for the economic leaders meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), slated for the weekend.At ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia appoints Marsh, Bichel as selectors


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 10 (IANS) Former players Rodney Marsh and Andy Bichel will be the two new faces in Cricket Australia's (CA) re-structured national selection panel.The duo will work under chairman ... Read more...

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Pakistan re-elected to Unesco executive board


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan has been re-elected to the executive board of the Paris-headquartered UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), a statement said Thursday.Pakistan secured 156 votes out ... Read more...

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Gender bias in succession to British throne to end


October 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) A centuries-old bias against women in the succession to the British throne is set to end, with the 16 Commonwealth nations that owe allegiance to ... Read more...

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French diplomat mauled by shark while kite surfing


September 12th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port Moresby, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 30-year-old French diplomat is at the emergency room following a shark attack in Papua New Guinea. Thomas Viot who works for the European Union as ... Read more...

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Dhaka third least liveable city: Survey


August 31st, 2011 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 31 (IANS) Dhaka has been rated third least liveable city in the world in a survey of 140 cities worldwide by a UK-based market research company.In 2009, Dhaka ... Read more...

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Melbourne world’s most liveable city; Mumbai fares poorly


August 30th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 30 (IANS) Melbourne has pipped 139 other cities to be judged the best city in the world to live in, while India's commercial hub Mumbai was way below ... Read more...

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HIV infection dropped 20 percent from 2001 to 2009: UN


August 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 26 (IANS) The number of new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region dropped by 20 percent between 2001 and 2009, a UN report said Friday.The report titled "HIV ... Read more...

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