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US calls for tougher sanctions on Syria


June 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Wednesday called for tougher sanctions against Syria to hasten political change in that Middle East country.Addressing the second meeting of the ... Read more...

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US extends Myanmar sanctions


May 18th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US Thursday extended trade sanctions against Myanmar for another year."The United States is committed to supporting (Myanmar) Burma's reform effort, but the situation continues ... Read more...

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Venezuelan killed by stray shot from prison


May 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died at his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby ... Read more...

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Assad regime accepts Kofi Annan’s peace plan


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian government has agreed to a peace plan put forward by UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesman said Tuesday.The plan calls for an end to ... Read more...

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ... Read more...

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‘Arab spring is human awakening’


February 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests against repression in the Arab world was a human awakening triggered by people craving for better life and ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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Don’t encourage self-immolation, says Tibetan PM-in-exile


November 5th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 5 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has appealed to Tibetans not to encourage self-immolation or protests inside Tibet because China only responds with more repression.In his ... Read more...

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Students protest for free Tibet


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) A group of students staged a noisy protest outside the Chinese consulate here Wednesday demanding freedom for Tibet."We condemn the government of China for its continued ... Read more...

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End repression in Tibet, say exiles


October 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday condemned repression in Tibet and asked China to engage the Tibetan people in a dialogue to address their grievances."Since March 10, the ... Read more...

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End repression in Tibet: Amnesty


September 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 29 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International has urged China to end "repressive practices" in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Thursday."These recent immolations (by two monks) have reportedly ... Read more...

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Address grievances of Tibetans, US tells China


September 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 28 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over two monks setting themselves afire in Tibet and urged the Chinese government to address the grievances of the people living ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles concern over monks’ suicide bid


September 26th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration based in this Himachal Pradesh town Monday expressed concern over two monks setting themselves afire in Tibet and said the incident showed ... Read more...

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US worried over rising extremism, intolerance in Pakistan


September 14th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The US has designated eight nations as Countries of Particular Concern for "particularly severe violations of religious freedom", but spared ally Pakistan even as it expressed ... Read more...

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Plant hormone could boost crop output


July 11th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) In an important breakthrough, biologists have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants. The discovery of the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi gave sex drugs, ordered rape of women?


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered mass rape and gave sex drugs to his troops to encourage them to attack women, the chief prosecutor of the International ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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MIM not to pursue politics of murder, says Asaduddin Owaisi


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will not pursue the politics of murder to avenge the assassination attempt on its leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, but wants a probe into the ... Read more...

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Rahul takes Greater Noida villagers to meet PM; says women were raped (Roundup)


May 17th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Taking the battle against the Mayawati government a step further, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday took a team of farmers from Bhatta-Parsol village ... Read more...

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End Tibetan monastery stand-off, urges Karmapa


May 9th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 9 (IANS) The 17th Karmapa, a religious head of the exiled Tibetans settled in this Himachal Pradesh town, Monday asked the Chinese government to end a stand-off at ... Read more...

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Farmers’ agitation: Sushma demands NHRC probe into ‘repression’


May 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday expressed concern over the farmers' agitation in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a probe by the National Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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Ex-Bahrain official accused of torture to attend royal wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): The former head of an agency accused of torture and human rights abuses in Bahrain is expected to be a guest at Friday's royal wedding of Prince ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi bloggers win awards in Germany


April 13th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) Three bloggers from Bangladesh have won prizes in a global blog writing contest, German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle has announced.Internet users elected Bangladesh's Ami Rahman ... Read more...

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China snubs report on human rights, tells US to stop prying


April 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China has urged the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues. The comment came after the US criticised ... Read more...

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Lhotshampas: A community that Bhutan abandoned (Comment)


March 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
There was a time when leaders of the Lhotshampa community were prominent figures in Bhutan, shaped its national policy and were key in the creation of its happiness index. A decade ... Read more...

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Hurriyat calls for shutdown in Kashmir


March 12th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): Hardline Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir Valley against the ongoing arrest of youths and Hurriyat activists.All shops, ... Read more...

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Tibetans in exile demonstrate against China in New Delhi


March 9th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9(ANI): Scores of Tibetans in exile on Wednesday staged a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi against China.The protestors accused China of violating human rights. ... Read more...

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Meet the NY therapist who solves patients’ problems by stripping off!


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A 24-year-old New York woman, with an interest in psychology, conducts therapy sessions during which she removes her clothing.By slowly peeling away the layers of her clothes during ... Read more...

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Fourth batch of Indian citizens arrive in India from Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1(ANI): A fourth special Air India flight carrying 331 Indian citizens, has arrived, here from Libya.Air India flight AI-170 landed at the Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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UN condemns violence against protesters in Bahrain


February 18th, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) Condemning the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bahrain, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked authorities to respect human rights as the present situation in the country "calls ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s departure will mark “beginning of a process” for Egyptian people: Middle East Expert


February 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): An expert on terrorism, Middle East politics and Homeland Security issues has said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's exit will usher a new political process in Egypt.Institute for ... Read more...

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Egypt protests: Impatient Obama calls for credible transition


February 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has called on the Egyptian government to come forward with a "credible, concrete and unequivocal" path to democracy.Addressing the nation, Obama said Egyptians "remain ... Read more...

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China’s rights ‘action plan’ falls short of fulfilling promises: HR watchdog


January 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): China's National Human Rights Action Plan of the past two years has led to 'a series of unfulfilled promises,' Human Rights Watch has said.The Christian Science Monitor ... Read more...

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Handwriting spells out differences between Wills and Kate


November 20th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Amid the buzz surrounding Kate Middleton and Prince William's impending nuptials, an expert in hand-writings has analysed touching messages left by the couple in the visitors' book ... Read more...

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Amnesty blasts China for jailing woman for year in labour camp over satirical tweet


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 19(ANI): A 46-year-old Chinese woman has been sentenced to a year in labour camp for posting a satirical 'anti-Japanese' message on Twitter.It is believed to be the harshest sentence related ... Read more...

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