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Marry Western thought with Chinese reality, says daily


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Western thought has to be combined with China's reality to produce a positive impetus, said a state-run Chinese daily that described the westernization of the country ... Read more...

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Foreigners not knowing English clear driving tests in Britain


February 13th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Over 10,000 people of various nationalities have cleared driving tests in Britain without having knowledge of basic English, according to government documents.Documents obtained by the Daily ... Read more...

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White Britons ignored compared to ethnic minorities


November 28th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) White working-class people in Britain say they do not get a "fair deal" when compared to ethnic minorities, and are often "left last in line" when ... Read more...

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Can’t play guns and armies, 7-year olds told


May 31st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Two seven-year-old boys in Britain who were playing an army game by making gun shapes with their hands have been told not to do it. ... Read more...

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Man arrested for singing ‘Kung Fu Fighting’


April 29th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A singer has been arrested for racial abuse after singing the song “Kung Fu Fighting.” 34-year-old Simon Ledger was performing with his band at a bar when ... Read more...

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Obama’s birth certificate would not end ‘birther’ controversy: Critics


April 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28(ANI): United States President Barack Obama's release of his birth certificate does little to end to the 'birther' controversy which has pestered him since he began running for the ... Read more...

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Brit pub singer arrested for singing racist ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ song to Chinese


April 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27(ANI): A pub singer has been arrested in the Isle of Wight, the largest island of England, on suspicion of racism for singing the classic chart hit 'Kung Fu Fighting', ... Read more...

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UK man faces the sack for Christian cross on his van dashboard


April 17th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): An electrician in the UK is facing the sack for displaying a small cross on the dashboard of his company van.Former soldier Colin Atkinson has been summoned to ... Read more...

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Brit police hid sexual abuse of 60 girls by Asian takeaway workers for political correctness


April 8th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): British police had hidden facts about at least 60 schoolgirls being groomed for sex mainly by Asian staff at fast food outlets in Blackpool, for reasons of political ... Read more...

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Brit school bans football from being played in playground


February 25th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): A school in Britain has banned its pupils from bringing modern synthetic or leather footballs into the playground and told them to use balls made of sponge instead.Teacher ... Read more...

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French journalist found guilty of passing racial comments


February 19th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb.19 (ANI): Eric Zemmour, a well-known commentator and coloumnist for Le Figaro, a French daily newspaper, has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred after passing comments that were hurtful for ... Read more...

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Andy Cohen calls Heidi Montag ‘trash, delusional’


February 14th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Former reality TV star Heidi Montag has been labelled "delusional" and "trash" by Andy Cohen, the loquacious and media friendly chieftain of the popular US network, 'Real ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Racism probe after UK health watchdog describes gossip as ‘jungle drums’


February 7th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A health watchdog in Britain has had its funding withdrawn after its chairman was accused of racism for using the phrase "jungle drums" to describe gossip.The innocuous remark ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Americans mull whether to buy real or fake Christmas tree


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Over 40 million Christmas trees are expected to be sold in the US this season but Americans are divided over whether to buy a fake or a real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Abu Dhabi Hotel Erects $11M Christmas Tree


December 17th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite the controversy in America over the political correctness of the Christmas Holiday Season, Christmas has arrived, with it's correct name, in luxurious style, in the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oz store removes golliwogs from display to avoid offending Oprah


December 9th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): A store in Australia has removed golliwogs from its display so that they would not offend talk show host Oprah Winfrey and her guests.The store in Melbourne ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Oz school sacks Santa to make non-Christian pupils feel more included


December 8th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): A school in Victoria, Australia has banned the celebration of Christmas in its premises so that non-Christian pupils will not feel excluded.The Victorian kindergarten, Montessori Marvels Preschool in ... Read more...

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Neeson sparks fury after linking Christ-based Narnia role with Mohammad


December 4th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 04 (ANI): Actor Liam Neeson, who voices the character of lion, in the latest Narnia film, has sparked fury after claiming that his role Aslan - the symbol of Christ ... Read more...

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Australian school bans kids from hugging


November 17th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 17 (IANS) An Australian primary school has banned students from hugging on its premises, a media report said Wednesday.Some parents said children at the William Duncan State School in Gold ... Read more...

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Early Learning Centre Banned Toy Pig to Avoid Offending ‘Certain’ Religions


November 16th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a new attempt at political correctness, ‘The Early Learning Center’ has recently removed the toy pig from their ‘HappyLand Goosefeather Farm’ toy set in case it may ... Read more...

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Store removes pig from kids’ toy farm set in case it upset Muslims, Jews!


November 16th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A British shop, which sells toys for kids, has been put down for removing a pig from a toy farm set just because it might upset Muslim and ... Read more...

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Bill O’Reilly defends himself after ‘Muslims killed us on 9/11′ comment


October 16th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 16 (ANI): Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has defended himself after the "Muslims" comment he made on "The View", prompting two other co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg ... Read more...

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Hanif Kureishi awarded Pinter literary prize


September 18th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Renowned novelist Hanif Qureshi has bagged a literary prize set up in honour of playwright Harold Pinter.The 'Buddha of Suburbia' author won the Pen/Pinter prize as he courageously ... Read more...

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‘Gender bias’ in Bible language sparks controversy


September 5th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): A new order of service produced by the Scottish Episcopal Church has sparked controversy as it has removed masculine references to God, the supreme-being once universally thought of ... Read more...

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Justice Dep & Atlanta, Ga. DEA Seeks to Hire Ebonics Translators


August 25th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to federal records, the Department of Justice in the United States, along with the DEA or Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking nine people who can ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Disapproves Of Mark Hurd’s Exit


August 10th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has disapproved of Mark Hurd's resignation and called the decision to be a grave mistake on the part of HP officials. Last ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Canada outraged over security exemption for niqab-wearing women


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) A YouTube video showing two niqab-wearing Muslim women being allowed to board a flight at Montreal airport without being subjected to any security checks has outraged Canadians. The incident, ... Read more...

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Indian Canadian expert says ‘honour killings’ should not be treated as taboo


July 13th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 13 (ANI): An Indian Canadian social worker is spearheading a campaign to keep the issue of "honour killings" alive, and not let it slip into oblivion out of political correctness ... Read more...

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Outrage over blacking pool windows to protect Muslim women’s modesty


July 6th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): A council in Britain has been slammed for blacking out the windows of a glass-panelled swimming pool in order to protect the modesty of Muslim women.The centre in ... Read more...

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KFC scraps controversial halal only menu after mass Brit boycott


June 26th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): A mass boycott by angry customers has forced KFC to scrap its halal only menu.Five branches have stopped serving the controversial menu following a mass boycott.The ... Read more...

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UK Home Secretary urged to maintain tough attitude towards militants


June 20th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): British Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to maintain a tough attitude towards Muslim militants and clamp down on provocative demonstrations at Army homecoming parades.The Daily Express ... Read more...

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Misbehaving kids should be locked in rooms, says expert


May 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): Nigel Latta, host of The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show says parents should lock their kids in their rooms, if they misbehave.Latta believes rationalising with naughty toddlers is like ... Read more...

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Real-Life X Men: Stan Lee To Host New ‘Superhumans’ Show


May 7th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Most everyone has heard of the series of X Men movies which were based on the cartoon book series created by Stan Lee. The gist of the ... Read more...

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England ‘least patriotic’ country in Europe: Survey


April 20th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20(ANI): A new survey has found that England is the least patriotic country in Europe.According to This England magazine's study, respondents were questioned on several aspects of national pride, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Offensive’ term ‘obese’ to be banned in Liverpool!


April 13th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): The term 'obese' is set to be banned in Liverpool because it offends fat children, believe town hall bureaucrats.According to council bosses, the word has too many "negative ... Read more...

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