Monsoon yet likely to improve, says IMD

July 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While deficient rains are threatening crops in some states, the Met office Thursday said monsoon is yet likely to improve in some parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Peninsula Hotels scouting for locations in India

April 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Hong Kong-based luxury hotel chain The Peninsula Hotels group is actively scouting prime locations here and in Mumbai to extend its footprint to India."We are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Menstruating’ hen blamed for bloody egg white

March 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) A Chinese company claimed its "hens were menstruating" when a customer complained that the egg whites of its products were blood red.Bai, who hails from Qingdao ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bus in China plays porn videos!

November 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 25 (IANS) Many women passengers in China were left embarrassed after the inter-city bus they were travelling in started playing pornographic videos during their journey.The bus, plying on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WWF Russia seeks foster parents for 500 polar bears

November 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Under a new initiative by WWF Russia, individuals and companies can become a foster parent of a polar bear for a one-time contribution of 30,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India to finance major harbour in Sri Lanka (Lead)

May 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will provide financial aid to develop the biggest harbour in Sri Lanka's north to facilitate transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

S. Korea hold second round of volcano activity talks with N. Korea

April 12th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Apr 12 (ANI): South Korea and North Korea have had a second round of talks over joint research into volcanic activities at the highest mountain on the peninsula.Experts from both sides ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Japan seabed shifted 24 metres after March 11 earthquake

April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 7(ANI): Last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan's northeast has shifted the seabed near the epicentre by 24 metres.The crustal movement on the seabed, measured around 130 kilometers off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

6.5 magnitude quake rocks northeastern Japan, tsunami warning lifted

March 28th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 28 (ANI): A strong earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude has rocked the Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity in the north-eastern parts of Japan this morning.Following the quake at about 7:24 ... Read more...

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2,000 bodies found in northeastern Japan

March 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) About 2,000 bodies were found Monday on two shores in Japan's Miyagi prefecture after last week's 9.0-magnitude quake and a massive tsunami, Xinhua reported.About 1,000 bodies ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Arabs think Wikileaks made world a better place

February 17th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Feb.17 (ANI): More than 60 percent of Arabs support wikileaks and believe it may change the way governments behave, according to the Doha Debate poll.A survey conducted in 17 Arab countries ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Large explosions rock army ammo bunker in Tanzanian city

February 17th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
DAR ES SALAAM (BNO NEWS) -- A series of large explosions rocked an army ammunition bunker in the Tanzanian city of Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday, not far from the international airport, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Man survives shark attack in Australia

February 13th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IANS) A 59-year-old man was attacked by a shark in western Australia's Exmouth town, but lived to tell the tale. After Saturday's attack, the man received at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Illegal immigration to Spain decreases by 50 percent

January 19th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by BNO News
MADRID (BNO NEWS) -- The number of illegal people arriving by boat to Spanish coasts decreased 50.1 percent in 2010, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said on Tuesday.The number of illegal immigrants ... Read more...

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Qatari women delaying marriage for career

January 7th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 7 (IANS) Women in Qatar, who earlier got married in their teens, are now delaying their weddings till their late 20s or early 30s to focus on education or pursue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

N. Korea accuses US of goading S. Korea into provocation

December 19th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (N.Korea), Dec. 19 (ANI): North Korea has accused the United States of goading South Korea into provoking it.The country's official news agency KCNA, quoted a spokesman of the North Korean Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘US-ROK attacks against North Korea will bring them self-destruction’

December 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Dec 12 (ANI): North Korea has warned that its army and people are ready for escalated conflicts and on all-out war that would not be confined to the peninsula, according to ... Read more...

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China wants early resumption of Six-Party Talks to tackle N Korea’s nuke enrichment

November 24th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 24 (ANI): Concerned with North Korea's advancement in it's nuclear enrichment programme, China has reportedly urged all parties concerned to re-start the Six-Party Talks at the earliest possible date.Chinese Foreign ... Read more...

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Colonial Locations In Virginia In America Desire The Tag Of ‘Heritage Sites’

September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 8, 2010 (Just Flashed): Williamsburg is a self-regulating city in America that is situated on the Virginian Peninsula in the urban spot of Hampton Roads in Virginia. Williamsburg is illustrious ... Read more...

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North Korea urges US to respond to peace agreement proposal

July 19th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): A North Korean newspaper -- Rodong Sinmun -- has urged the United States to sincerely respond to the peace agreement proposed by Pyongyang in a commentary published ... Read more...

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Verna Oller Leaves $4.5 Million To Build Swimming Pool

June 11th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Verna Oller Peninsula Story of donating $4.5 million to build a swimming pool in her resident Long Beach, Washington was aired on ABC last Wednesday evening with Diane Sawyer, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Strong earthquake hits western Mexico (Lead)

April 5th, 2010 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the Mexican peninsula of Baja California Sunday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. The depth of the strong quake ... Read more...

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Canadian operator of online dating site arrested for mail fraud

March 30th, 2010 - 2:30 am ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) – A citizen of British Columbia, Canada was arrested at the U.S./Canada border crossing at Point Roberts, Washington for a criminal complaint with mail fraud in connection with ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

South Korean ship with 100 onboard sinks after suspected North Korean torpedo attack

March 27th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 27 (ANI): A South Korean naval ship with 104 people on board has been sunk off North Korea's west coast in what is being described as a suspected torpedo attack ... Read more...

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Peninsula, CA mother and daughter charged with tax evasion

March 17th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – A mother and daughter of Peninsula, California, were indicted on nine counts of tax evasion, prosecutors announced on Monday.From 2003 to 2007, Maria Virginia Reyes, 60, ... Read more...

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Emergence Of Huge Glaciers Give Rise To Fear Of Antarctica Falling Apart

March 8th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Antarctica is falling apart and certainly it isn't any Ice Age story. The recent reports of emergence of huge icebergs, just about the size of American ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vanishing ice shelves in Antarctic Peninsula could result in sea-level rise

February 23rd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research by US Geological Survey (USGS) has determined that ice shelves are retreating in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula due to climate change, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ice Shelves on Antarctic Peninsula in danger

February 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
RESTON, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) – Ice shelves in the southern section of the Antarctic Peninsula are in danger because of global warming issues, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said Monday.The sea-level could ... Read more...

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Churchill Manitoba Polar Bears Make It A Hot Tourist Destination

February 16th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri MANITOBA, CANADA, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Polar bears are frequently seen in some areas of Canada and Churchill, a town located at Manitoba, is famous for these exotic animals. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Peter Jackson plans movie on Gallipoli

December 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, December 17 (ANI): Film-maker Peter Jackson plans to make a movie on Gallipoli ahead of the April 2015 centenary of the ill-fated Anzac landings on the peninsula in World War I.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

North and South Korea agree to discuss family reunions

August 25th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 25 (DPA) North and South Korea have agreed to discuss family reunions in the latest example of a cautious improvement in relations between the two countries. North Korea accepted a proposal ... Read more...

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Blackberries can turn staff into round the clock workaholics

August 24th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, August 24 (ANI): People who use devices like Blackberries work an extra 15 hours a week because they constantly check e-mails, even after leaving for home.This finding is based on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sri Lanka to open key highway in north

May 21st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (Xinhua) The A9 highway linking Jaffna peninsula in north Sri Lanka and the town of Kandy in the centre of the country is likely to be opened to the ... Read more...

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Chinese man holds beauty contest after being unable to afford 5 mistresses!

February 18th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Hit by the ongoing credit crunch, a Chinese businessman held a beauty contest to decide which one of his five mistresses to keep.According to the Peninsula Metropolitan ... Read more...

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US ready to normalize ties if North Korea gives up nukes

February 14th, 2009 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (DPA) The US is prepared to normalise relations and sign a peace treaty with North Korea if it abandons its nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ... Read more...

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