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‘Grandparents’ house’ built in Italy

August 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) The "Grandparents' house", a building comprising 94 public apartments to be assigned to elderly Italian citizens with economic difficulties, has been built near Rome.The public-owned apartments, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kenya minister killed in chopper crash

June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 10 (IANS) The internal security minister of Kenya and three other people have been killed in a helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenyan media reported Sunday.George Saitoti and his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bus passengers lynch robber in Mexico

May 25th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), May 25 (IANS/EFE) A group of bus passengers overpowered two would-be robbers, beating one to death and leaving the other badly injured, Mexican police said.The incident took place ... Read more...

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30 dead in China storm

May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

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20 dead in Honduras prison fight

March 30th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, March 30 (IANS) Twenty inmates of a jail in northern Honduras died Thursday when fights broke out over control of the prison cells.One of the victims was decapitated and ... Read more...

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Adrift Italian cruise ship towed to Seychelles

March 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Victoria (Seychelles), March 1 (IANS) The Italian cruise liner Costa Allegra docked in Seychelles' Port Victoria Thursday, three days after it lost power some 260 miles off the archipelago's main ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Red Cross staff kidnapped in Pakistan

January 5th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) A British member of the international aid organisation Red Cross was Thursday abducted in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta.The International Committee of the Red ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to punish Briton’s killers

December 30th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has vowed to punish the killers of a British national at a tourist resort on the Christmas Day.Seven people were detained in ... Read more...

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Philippine typhoon toll crosses 490 (Lead)

December 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The toll in a devastating typhoon in the Philippines Sunday rose to 497, the Red Cross said.Typhoon Washi battered the Mindanao island Saturday night causing massive ... Read more...

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69 die in Nigeria attacks, UN condemns it (Lead)

November 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Accra/United Nations, Nov 6 (IANS) At least 69 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks, blamed on an Islamist militant group, in two towns in Nigeria, the Red ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Landslides bury hundreds of homes in eastern Uganda, killing at least 23

August 29th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by BNO News
BULAMBULI, UGANDA (BNO NEWS) -- Two rain-triggered landslides in the eastern region of Uganda buried hundreds of homes on early Monday morning, the Red Cross said, killing at least 23 people. Others ... Read more...

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50 drown in Comoros boat accident

August 9th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moroni (Comoros), Aug 9 (IANS) At least 50 people have drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized off the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The accident occurred Monday. ... Read more...

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One dead in blast near Norwegian PM’s office (Second Lead)

July 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 22 (IANS) At least one person was killed in a bomb attack near the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg here Friday, BBC reported. Stoltenberg was reportedly ... Read more...

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Blast near Norwegian PM’s office, eight hurt (Lead)

July 22nd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, July 22 (IANS) A large explosion Friday damaged the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, BBC reported. At least eight people were injured.There were conflicting reports on whether ... Read more...

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Man who threw shoes at ex-Australian PM dies

May 10th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) The man who hurled his shoes at former Australian prime minister John Howard has died. Before he died of cancer, he sought that his shoes be ... Read more...

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Perry focuses charity efforts to flood victims

May 3rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry, who is currently touring the world, reveals she has turned her concert charity efforts towards victims of the Australia reports that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Red Cross urges American to donate for Alabama’s victims

April 29th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alabama, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Red Cross has stepped in to provide relief items to victims in Alabama and other states hit by the devastating tornadoes that struck the South Coast ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

North Korea says Seoul shunned inter-Korean relation talks

April 24th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Apr 24 (ANI): North Korea has accused South Korea of refusing to talk about improving relations between the countries and driving inter-Korean relations towards catastrophe.The criticism was expressed in a memorandum ... Read more...

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Over 25 dead as 6.8-magnitude quake strikes Myanmar

March 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Tarlay (Myanmar), Mar 25 (ANI): A earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, resulting in death of over 25 people, with more damage reported on Friday. ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber, U2 to contribute songs to Japanese charity disc

March 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Artists Justin Bieber and U2 are among artists who have agreed to donate songs for a charity album to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.Record ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brazil donates $500,000 to quake-hit Japan

March 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS) Brazil has said it would donate $500,000 to help in relief measures in Japan that has been hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.The ... Read more...

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Gaga’s wristband raises $250,000 for Japan victims

March 16th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has collected $250,000 from the sales of a wristband she designed to raise money for Japan's earthquake victims."Monsters (fans): in just ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sheen’s upcoming tour sold out in 18 minutes!

March 13th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Charlie Sheen's upcoming mini-tour sold out in 18 minutes yesterday.The quick sellout has made him keen on adding additional tour stops some time in the near future, reports ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Russia sends aid for Libyan refugees

March 6th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid for Libyan refugees arrived Sunday in Tunisia en route to the North African country, Russia's emergencies ministry said."An Il-76 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jolie to adopt fourth child from Haiti?

February 8th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to adopt a four-year-old orphaned girl from Caribbean nation Haiti.Jolie who already has three adopted children, and naturally conceived Shiloh, four, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sting is the latest star to join Australian Food Campaign

January 25th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Sting is the latest celebrity to join the campaign to raise funds for the victims of the Australian floods.The former Police frontman has donated a track to Flood ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Four million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross

January 22nd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Over four million Pakistanis are still homeless, six months after massive floods devastated the country, the Red Cross has said. Many are returning to their homes to discover ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 280 dead in Colombia rains

December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by torrential rains this year in Colombia has risen to 281, the Red Cross has said.At least 271 people were injured in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oregon Tornado Leaves A Trail Of Massive Destruction

December 15th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The unexpected tornado that wrecked havoc in Aumsville, Oregon has resulted in widespread electricity outage in the region and the residents are at the receiving end ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi Lt. Governor’s wife dead

December 12th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Tejendra Khanna's wife, Uma Khanna, died Sunday following a brief illness. She was 66.According to a Raj Niwas statement, she was admitted to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shakira raises money to build schools

November 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Pop singer Shakira has raised $660,000 to build schools in Colombia and Haiti by agreeing to appear in a Spanish advert.The "Waka Waka" singer agreed to appear ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man with golden heart Drogba dedicated to helping world’s sick

November 20th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Chelsea's ace striker Didier Drogba is not like any other footballer indulging in extravagance or cheating their partners, but is a man with a golden heart dedicated to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Four dead in Colombia mudslides

November 17th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Four people, including a baby, have died in a mudslide in the hilly El Codito neighbourhood of the Colombian capital, an official said Wednesday.The mudslide, triggered by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadian couple who won $11.2m lottery donate the money to charity

November 5th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A Canadian couple, who won a lottery of 11,255,272 million dollars, has given away all the money to charities, friends and hospitals.According to the Toronto Star, Allen, ... Read more...

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If Pak had money to buy F-16s, why didn’t it have money for flood victims: Expert

October 22nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Montréal (Canada), Oct. 22 (ANI): Pakistan is an oligarchy (a government in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes), which has money to buy F-16s and ... Read more...

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