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Olympics: Afghan taekwondoka gives country first medal in London


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at ... Read more...

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20 Palestinians killed in Syria attack


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 Palestinians died near Damascus Friday when government forces fired mortar rounds into a refugee camp near the capital, al-Arabiya news channel reported.Overnight fighting ... Read more...

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85 Syrian army men defect to Turkey


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eighty-five Syrian soldiers, including an artillery general and 14 lower-ranked officers, have defected and fled to Turkey.The men were placed in the Apaydin refugee camp ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Denmark helps Pakistanis displaced by terror


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) The Danish government, through its partner organisations, has been providing urgent food supplies to more than 1,100 displaced Pakistani families who have fled their homes due ... Read more...

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Armed tribal youths arrested in Tripura (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms ... Read more...

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Armed tribal youths arrested in Mizoram


April 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms ... Read more...

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Spanish foreign minister visits Mali for hostage release


March 4th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has paid a visit to Mali for releasing two Spanish aid workers kidnapped by groups linked to Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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Johansson bats for famine-struck Africa


September 27th, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson says "extreme action" is needed to tackle famine in Africa.Johansson, who serves as an ambassador to British aid agency Oxfam, visited a refugee ... Read more...

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UAE medical team reaches out to famine victims


August 20th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A UAE medical mission has arrived to inspect health condition of thousands of refugees who walked long distances to reach scattered camps at Dadaab area on ... Read more...

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Top Tamil Nadu cop suspended after raids


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Additional Director General of Police M.S. Jaffer Sait, intelligence chief during the DMK regime, has been suspended following raids by the Directorate of Vigilance ... Read more...

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Homes of Tamil Nadu ex-intelligence chief, official’s son raided


July 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's vigilance department Tuesday raided the houses of former state intelligence chief M.S. Jaffer Sait, a bureaucrat's son and others in a graft case.Officials ... Read more...

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Refugee repatriation to Mizoram begins


April 12th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The long-awaited repatriation of tribal refugees from Tripura to neighbouring Mizoram began Tuesday but there is still uncertainty over whether all the migrants here will ... Read more...

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Is Jolie’s 7th arm tattoo a tribute to Pitt or new child?


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Angelina Jolie recently showed off a seventh tattoo in her arm, sparking rumours about a new adoption. Or it could be a tribute to her partner Brad ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Tunisia-Libya border


April 6th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 6 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has visited a refugee camp on the Tunisia-Libya border as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Jolie was ... Read more...

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‘Government ignoring Mizoram tribal refugees in Tripura’


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) Mizoram's Reang tribal refugees living in Tripura for the last 14 years have been neglected by both the central and state governments, Tripura Chief Minister Manik ... Read more...

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Tripura orders probe into Mizoram refugee camp fire (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) The Tripura government late Sunday ordered a magisterial inquiry into Saturday's fire that devastated a refugee camp in the state's north, killing 16 people and leaving ... Read more...

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Tripura helps fire-struck Mizoram tribal refugees


March 20th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Mizo tribal refugees, whose entire relief camp in Tripura was gutted, making over 15,000 migrants homeless, Sunday started rebuilding their huts with the assistance of the ... Read more...

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16 dead in Tripura refugee camp fire


March 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala (Tripura), Mar. 20 (ANI): At least 16 people, mostly children, were killed and many more got severe burn injuries in a fire incident that broke out in a refugee camp in ... Read more...

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19 die in Tripura refugee camp fire (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) At least 19 people, including children and women, were Saturday burnt to death when a fire ravaged a refugee camp in Tripura home to Reang tribals ... Read more...

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14 burnt to death at Tripura refugee camp


March 19th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) At least 14 people were Saturday burnt to death when a fire broke out at a refugee camp in north Tripura where Reang tribal migrants of ... Read more...

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Italy to send ships, planes to ease refugee crisis in Libya


March 4th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS/AKI) Italy will send ships and planes to help rescue thousands of people caught between the borders of Tunisia and Libya, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has said ... Read more...

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11 people allowed to enter India across LoC


February 25th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) A group of 11 people including seven children were taken into custody after they were allowed to enter India across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and ... Read more...

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‘Ritwik Ghatak’s protagonist still exists in modern-day woman’


November 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The rigours of partition and its effects on modern-day women are the central issues in the documentary "Beyond Borders" that also commemorates 50 years of Ritwik Ghatak's masterpiece ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak: 2,000 evacuated from Haiti refugee camp


November 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 6 (IANS/EFE) More than 2,000 people were evacuated from a Haitian refugee camp in Corail to a nearby hospital to prevent the further spread of cholera, a humanitarian organisation has ... Read more...

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Eight militants killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan


October 11th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 11(ANI): At least eight militants were killed in a US drone attack in the tribal belt of North Waziristan in Pakistan.According to The Daily Times, in the first attack, a ... Read more...

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‘Afghan Girl’ Photographer Recalls His Experience


September 18th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve McCurry - the Photographer who became famous after the publication of the famous 'Afghan girl' photograph recalled the experience in an interview given to a ... Read more...

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Darfur involvement biggest failure of my life, says George Clooney


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): George Clooney has said that amongst all his humanitarian efforts, Darfur has been the biggest failure of his life.Clooney, 49, and his Journalist father smuggled cameras into the ... Read more...

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50 years on, Ghatak’s masterpiece has to shine through clouds


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak's "Meghe Dhaka Tara" completes 50 years this year. Sadly, despite critics globally considering it to be one of a handful of ... Read more...

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Hamas leader killed in Israeli airstrike (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, July 31 (DPA) A leading member of Hamas was killed and eight others were injured in Israeli airstrikes on three targets in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources confirmed Saturday. The airstrikes took ... Read more...

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FBI begins probe into Uganda terrorist bombings


July 15th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Kampala, July 14 (DPA) Experts from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were in Uganda Wednesday to help probe weekend bombings by a Somali terror group that killed 76 people. The three-member ... Read more...

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Arab League chief calls for breaking Gaza siege


June 13th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, June 13 (IANS) Arab League chief Amr Moussa Sunday called for an immediate lifting of Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory. "The siege must be broken and lifted," Moussa told reporters after ... Read more...

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Increasing terror strikes on Pak civilians akin to war crimes: Amnesty International


April 20th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.20 (ANI): Condemning last week's terror strikes in Pakistan's north western Kohat region in which over 40 people were killed and Monday's suicide attack in Peshawar which claimed 24 people, ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. urged to “stop treating militant outfits with kid gloves”


April 19th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kohat (Pakistan), Apr 19(ANI): After a series of suicide attacks, which rocked Northwestern Pakistan's Kohat region over the weekend, the Pakistan Government has been urged to reconsider its policy and "stop ... Read more...

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