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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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ECB fines Kevin Pietersen for Twitter outburst


May 24th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) England's star batsman and former captain Kevin Pietersen was fined by the team management for his Twitter outburst against ex-cricketer and Sky commentator Nick Knight, the ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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BJP gags Chhattisgarh seniors over CAG report


April 9th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gagged at least two of its senior leaders in Chhattisgarh after they slammed their own government for not taking ... Read more...

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Despite sanctions, India to ramp up ties with Iran


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US may be satisfied that India is "making steps in the right direction" to impose sanctions on Iran, but New Delhi has made ... Read more...

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India making right steps on Iran sanctions: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) India is making steps in the right direction to impose sanctions on Iran but not enough progress has been made in persuading China to do so, ... Read more...

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US mounts pressure on India, China to stop Iran oil


February 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Asserting that it was going to "to keep an absolute foot on the pedal" the United States says it's having "very intense and very blunt conversations" ... Read more...

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Mamata’s stubbornness blocking investment: CPI-M


January 17th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Mocking the West Bengal government's initiative to attract investments by organising business summit "Bengal Leads 2012", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the state's main ... Read more...

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West Indies Board insists Gayle must withdraw comments


October 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
St John's (Antigua), Oct 20 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board says estranged batsman Chris Gayle will have to withdraw his comments against the Board if he wants to wear maroon ... Read more...

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Pakistan urges US to avoid hostile statements


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday urged the US to exercise restraint in making public statements that were adverse to bilateral relationship, Xinhua reported.Zardari, during a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

9 out of 10 Afghan women fear Taliban’s return: Survey


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Nine out of 10 women in Afghanistan are worried about the Taliban returning to power as it could risk the gains they have made ... Read more...

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Haqqani network was once CIA’s blue-eyed boy: Khar


September 26th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Haqqani network, which the US now holds responsible for recent attacks on the US embassy in Kabul, was the "blue-eyed boy" of the CIA for ... Read more...

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Libyan diplomats expelled from Denmark


August 10th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 10 (IANS) Two remaining Libyan diplomats serving in Denmark would be sent home within the next five days, the Danish foreign minister has said."The two remaining diplomats are ... Read more...

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Promising ‘new era’, India, Pakistan unveil cross-Kashmir links (Second Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Moving beyond their post-26/11 rancour , India and Pakistan Wednesday sought to open "a new chapter" of "peaceful and cooperative" ties by agreeing to intensify ... Read more...

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Jaipal meets PM in support of Telangana (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and is learnt to have called for steps that the government should ... Read more...

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Phil Ivey says that investors need to be worried who invested in Full Tilt Poker


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American poker players who have their funds stored up in Full Tilt Poker will have to be worried, according to Phil Ivey. Ivey creates a picture ... Read more...

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Gaddafi sets terms for relinquishing power


May 30th, 2011 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is ready to relinquish power on the condition that he and his family would not be prosecuted, Arab newspaper Al Sharq ... Read more...

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Governor destablising government, BJP tells president


May 18th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj of "encouraging the political opposition in Karnataka to destabilise the democratically elected Government" ... Read more...

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Teenage girl apologises on YouTube to AFL players over St Kilda nude photo scandal


March 21st, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 21 (ANI): A 17-year-old girl at the centre of St Kilda nude photo scandal has posted a formal apology on YouTube to the footballers involved, saying that she cannot even ... Read more...

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US judge decides against prohibiting release of Tucson shooting autopsy reports


March 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson, Mar 4(ANI): An effort to block the release of autopsy results on the six people killed in the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, has been denied by a federal judge.U.S. ... Read more...

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US corrects intelligence chief for claiming Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is secular


February 11th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): The Obama administration has corrected its own intelligence chief after he claimed that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular."Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the US Congress ... Read more...

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‘Tony Blair misled Brit MPs over going ahead with Iraq invasion without UN backing’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament when he suggested in 2003 that Britain could legally attack Iraq without the backing of the United Nations.The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe may impose treason charges against PM Tsvangirai over Wikileaks revelation


December 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Dec 28 (ANI): Zimbabwe is considering bringing treason charges against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other individuals over confidential talks to US diplomats leaked by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks'.A cable ... Read more...

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Mulla Umar refused Karzai’s 35,000-govt jobs offer for Taliban fighters


November 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Taliban Supreme leader Mulla Umar has turned down the Afghan government's offer of 35,000 jobs for his fighters, putting an end to all hopes of a breakthrough ... Read more...

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AEG fires back at MJ family lawsuit


September 17th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Event promotion giant AEG has fired back at Michael Jackson's mum Katherine's lawsuit over her son's death.The entertainment firm claimed that it had nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Give specific dialogue date for talks: Swami Agnivesh asks Maoists


August 20th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 20 (ANI): A day after Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji said they are ready to observe a three-month ceasefire for talks, social activist Swami Agnivesh has said Kishenji ... Read more...

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CWG scam : Opposition to target Centre, Kalmadi in fresh controversy


August 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): Even as the Opposition aims to target the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in Parliament over issue of alleged financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, fresh ... Read more...

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Pennsylvania mayor puts names of blighted property owners on the Online Wall of Shame


August 4th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pennsylvania, Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Property owners who have not been maintaining their properties well are being named and shamed over the Internet in a city located to the east of Pennsylvania.Tom ... Read more...

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‘Ab Fab’ Star Jennifer Saunders Is Battling Breast Cancer


July 9th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jennifer Saunders is going to undergo further treatment for her breast cancer. The British comedian was told she had breast cancer in October 2009 and she ... Read more...

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Amanda Knox to appeal her murder conviction


July 8th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Perugia, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amanda Knox is all set to appeal her murder conviction. Her lawyer said that the appeal would start in October, and the result of the appeal ... Read more...

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Amanda Knox’s parents face slander charges


July 7th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Perugia, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It won’t be surprising for Amanda Knox’s parents to hate the Italian justice system as they are back in an Italian court 7 months, after ... Read more...

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Supermodel Elle Macpherson blasted for advocating the use of Chinese medicine made from rhino’s horn


July 7th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Supermodel Elle Macpherson has been blasted for advocating the use of Chinese medicine that has been made from rhino’s horn. The medicine in question has already been ... Read more...

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Elian Gonzalez says that he is happy to be in Cuba


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, July 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cuban Elian Gonzalez, who ten years ago, became the subject of a custody battle between relatives in Cuba and the United States has declared that ... Read more...

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Nitish-BJP stand-off continues, question mark on alliance (Roundup)


June 21st, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patna, June 21 (IANS) The strain in ties continued between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday, putting a question mark on the alliance between ... Read more...

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Brit bishop, who denied affair with married woman vicar, lives with her now


June 4th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): A Bishop who quit after denying he had an affair with a married female chaplain has been revealed to be living with her now in a house they ... Read more...

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