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Chinese daily takes umbrage to Manila renaming sea


September 14th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A Chinese daily Friday targeted Manila for renaming a part of South China Sea the West Philippine Sea and said Beijing "will not tolerate the ... Read more...

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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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One dead, 34 wounded in Philippines blasts


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 2 (IANS) One person was killed and 34 were wounded in two grenade blasts in the Philippines, Xinhua reported Sunday.At least 32 people were injured when an unidentified ... Read more...

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Former US crime kingpin sentenced to 218 years


August 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Pierre Mercado, a former leader of US' notorious Asian Boyz gang, was sentenced Friday to 218 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge.Mercado, 38, ... Read more...

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More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

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2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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China not for war in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese military has denied that Beijing is preparing for war to defend territory in the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng was speaking Tuesday ... Read more...

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India is Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Surpassing China and Britain, India has become the largest source of permanent migrants for Australia."India has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the largest ... Read more...

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Fake users hit the value of Facebook likes


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BBC investigated into whether advertisers were gaining anything from advertising on the world’s most popular social networking site Facebook and the results are startling to say ... Read more...

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US wants close ties with ASEAN


July 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 11 (IANS) The US wants to strengthen relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.She was speaking at ... Read more...

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Rise in Visa on Arrivals in June 2012


July 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) recorded an increase of over 12 percent in the month of June compared to the same period last year, officials ... Read more...

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Ford to close Philippines plant


June 27th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 27 (IANS) US automaker Ford will close its plant in the Philippines next year, the company said Wednesday.The Sta. Rosa plant in Laguna province will no longer assemble ... Read more...

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India bag women’s basketball title at Asian Beach Games


June 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Haiyang (China), June 19 (IANS) Indian women's basketball team Tuesday defeated hosts China to win the gold medal at the third Asian Beach Games here in east China's Shandong province.The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 17 percent


June 12th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew by 17.5 percent in May to 57,506 from a year earlier, the tourism authority said Tuesday.The latest arrival rates were nearly ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to ban sportsmen refusing to represent country


June 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka is considering imposing a temporary ban on national athletes who refuse to represent the country at any given time.Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Xinhua ... Read more...

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Pacquiao loses WBO title on split decision


June 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 10 (IANS) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines lost for the first time in seven years when American Timothy Bradley won on a controversial split decision in a ... Read more...

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Decline in Visas on Arrival in May


June 7th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) There was a decline of over 6 percent in Visa on Arrival (VoA) from 11 countries in May this year compared to the same period ... Read more...

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Philippines asks people to report child labour online


June 7th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Manila, June 7 (IANS) The Philippines, which had reported the presence of 4.2 million child workers a decade ago, has now set up a website where the public could report ... Read more...

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ASEAN-India officials meet in Cambodia


May 27th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, May 27 (IANS) Officials of India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are meeting here Sunday to review their bilateral cooperation.The one-day meeting is co-chaired by ... Read more...

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China denies readying for war with Philippines


May 12th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) China Saturday denied that it was preparing to go to war with the Philippines.China's defence ministry denied reports that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) units had ... Read more...

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China warns Philippines over island row


May 10th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's military daily Thursday warned the Philippines, saying it won't allow anyone to take the sovereignty of the Huangyan Island away from Beijing.The PLA Daily said: ... Read more...

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India concerned at China-Philippines stand-off


May 10th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) With Chinese government-controlled media warning of a war against the Philippines over disputes in the South China Sea, India Thursday expressed its "concern" over the ... Read more...

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Indian girls slip on last day at Queen Sirikit Cup


April 28th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 28 (IANS) India slipped down on the final day of the Queen Sirikit Cup golf here Saturday as all three players succumbed under pressure.Gurbani Singh was the lone ... Read more...

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UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

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India move up to fifth place at Sirikit Cup


April 26th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 26 (IANS) The Indian women's team at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup moved up one place Thursday and gave themselves a realistic chance of contending for a podium ... Read more...

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Aditi leads Indian challenge at Queen Sirikit Cup


April 24th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Aditi Ashok, Gurbani Singh and Raksha Phadke will represent India at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup at the Tanah Merah Country Club here April 25-27.Aditi, who ... Read more...

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20 Vietnamese held by Philippines for poaching


April 13th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 13 (IANS) At least 20 Vietnamese fishermen have been nabbed by the Philippine Navy for poaching sea turtles.A navy patrol ship Thursday apprehended the Vietnamese fishermen off Balabac ... Read more...

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34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March


April 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The visas on arrival issued to foreign tourists from 11 countries saw a jump of 34 percent during January-March this year compared to the same ... Read more...

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Philippine population reaches 92.34 million


April 10th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 10 (IANS) The Philippine population grew at a slower pace to reach 92.34 million, according to the country's latest census report.National Statistics Office administrator Carmelita Ericta said Monday ... Read more...

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China to reinforce territorial claims


March 27th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China may step up its exploration of the South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims.Authorities announced that geographical surveys of the area were underway, People's ... Read more...

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Myanmar to host Southeast Asian Games


March 25th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 25 (IANS) Myanmar will host the 27th Southeast Asian Games next year that will see participation from 11 regional countries.This will be the third time the country will ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India end campaign with 0-4 loss to North Korea


March 13th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 13 (IANS) India ended their disappointing campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup with a 0-4 loss to North Korea in their last league match at the Dashrath Stadium ... Read more...

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Two jailed in UAE for sex out of wedlock


March 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 12 (IANS) A Pakistani man and a woman from the Philippines have been sentenced to two months in prison in Dubai for having sex out of wedlock ... Read more...

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India bow out of AFC Challenge Cup


March 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) India bowed out of the AFC Challenge Cup when they went down fighting to the Philippines 0-2 in their second encounter of the tournament here Sunday. ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India set for Philippines Challenge


March 10th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) India national football team head coach Savio Medeira feels that Sunday's encounter against Philippines in the AFC Challenge Cup will be a difficult one. The Philippines, ... Read more...

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