British family holidaying in France shot dead

September 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A hunt is on for the killer of three members of a British family and an cyclist at an Alpine beauty spot, a media report said ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliament meets despite court ruling

July 11th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Egyptian parliament reconvened Tuesday despite the Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve it.The lawmakers met after newly elected President Mohamed ... Read more...

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US calls for restraint from Sudan, South Sudan

April 5th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US has called on Sudan and South Sudan to show restraint following reports that South Sudan shot down a Sudanese fighter jet."We're calling on restraint ... Read more...

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India draw 1-1 with Qatar, but lose 4-2 on aggregate

June 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 23 (IANS) India were eliminated from the pre-Olympic football qualifiers as they drew 1-1 with Qatar in their home leg and the Gulf nation proceeded to the third ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Gilani opposes use of foul language against institutions

June 10th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said abusive language must not be used against any institution of the country.The prime minister told the National ... Read more...

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Congress leader’s poem on sex worker irks women activists

April 16th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) A poem about a sex worker written by Goa Congress vice president and award-winning writer N. Shivdas has sparked outrage among women's groups here.Several women's groups, ... Read more...

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“Egypt is free!”: Nation celebrates as Mubarak resigns

February 12th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned from the presidency on Friday after weeks of massive anti-government protests, the country's vice president said, an announcement hailed by millions around the ... Read more...

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I was sold every few months, recounts Pakistani woman

February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Recounting a harrowing tale of rape, torture and exploitation, a Pakistani woman who escaped after a year in captivity says she was sold to someone new every few ... Read more...

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PML-N sees end of PPP-led Pak Govt

January 3rd, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has said that his party will back effective attempts to change the federal government, and that "he sees the end ... Read more...

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Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants killed in Handwara identified as Pakistan nationals

November 29th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov.29 (ANI): The two militants who died in the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara region have been identified as Pakistani nationals belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).The militants were killed in ... Read more...

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Arrested militant reveals 26/11 attackers were trained in Pakistan

November 26th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) A Pakistani guerrilla arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police has made startling revelations not only about the strong terror infrastructure that is still intact in Pakistan, but ... Read more...

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Alpha males take greater initiative in love, sports

November 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) Alpha males tend to take greater initiatives in relationships, sports and financial matters, a new study has found."Since women tend to be attracted to men who are ... Read more...

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Alpha males take greater risks in relationships: Study

November 10th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Alpha males take greater risks in relationships, reveals a new study from Concordia University.The study found the length between the second and fourth finger is an indicator of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sexist Kamat should ask Sonia to quit politics: BJP

May 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday lambasted Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat over his sexist remarks on women joining politics, and said it showed his "shallow frame ... Read more...

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Kamat’s sexist remarks draw flak from women’s rights groups

May 23rd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat's sexist remarks about women joining politics and his public appeal to women asking them to desist from taking up the "33 percent ... Read more...

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Book on Iran-Iraq war hits US stores

April 27th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 27 (IANS) The English translation of a book of short stories based on a decade-long war between Iran and Iraq has been released in the US. The English version of Habib ... Read more...

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Vote for Recount Rejected By Iraq Election Commission

March 22nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010, (Pen Men at Work): The calls from the president and prime minister of Iraq for a recount have rejected by the Iraq Election Commission. The general election was ... Read more...

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Rafique urges Zardari to avoid joint session until approval of reforms

March 8th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique reckons that Pakistan President Asif Zardari should avoid addressing the joint session of the parliament until the approval of the ... Read more...

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Canada seeks longer jail term for Pakistani-origin terrorist

February 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 16 (IANS) With a trial court here giving plotters of Canada's biggest terror attack sentences "not proportionate with the offence", the government has decided to appeal at least one verdict. The ... Read more...

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Bin Laden’s daughter evades house arrest, takes refuge in Saudi embassy in Tehran

December 24th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Iran), Dec 24(ANI): Al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden's 17-year-old daughter Eman has reportedly dodged guards who held her and five brothers under house arrest since 2001 to take refuge in ... Read more...

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Brickbats, support for Goa MP over rape remarks

December 16th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) While a leading women's right activist Wednesday criticised Congress MP Shantaram Naik's controversial comments on rape in parliament, he found support from a surprising quarter - from ... Read more...

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Goa women’s groups seek criminal case against cop

December 7th, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Women's groups in Goa are up in arms over what they allege is a "virtual pardon" to a police head constable who forced a prostitute to perform oral ... Read more...

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Pakistani reality show contestant drowns in Bangkok

August 31st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 31 (IANS) Saad Khan, a reality show contestant from Pakistan, drowned while performing a death defying challenge for a yet-to-be-titled show being shot in Bangkok. Khan, 32, was swimming across a ... Read more...

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Pakistan reality TV contestant dies performing task

August 31st, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): A contestant on a Pakistani reality TV show died while meeting a challenge for the show, a spokeswoman for the show's sponsor has revealed.Fareshte Aslam, the information officer ... Read more...

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World athletics: Semenya wins 800 metres amid controversy

August 20th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 20 (DPA) Caster Semenya of South Africa won the 800 metres world title amid confirmation that a gender test was conducted on her to make sure that she was really ... Read more...

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Talented POK boy waiting for Pak selector’s nod to play cricket

August 4th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 4 (ANI): A young fast bowler from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has been hoping for a nod from Pakistani selectors' for a place in the team for the last two years, ... Read more...

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Melissa d’Arabian Crowned As The “Next Food Network Star”

August 3rd, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
It was down to ten finalists who came to the New York city to be the "Next Food Network Star", but Sunday night the audience got to witness the cook off between ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Musharraf should be tried in court, says PML-N leader

July 2nd, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 2 (IANS) A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday urged the government to try former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in court for using excessive force in ... Read more...

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Testosterone replacement improves men’s liver function

June 13th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study suggests that testosterone replacement for men with low levels of the hormone greatly improves their fatty liver disease as well as their risk factors for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lebanon’s election is crucial: Clinton

April 26th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, April 26 (DPA) Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary election is crucial for an "independent and sovereign Lebanon". Clinton, who arrived in Beirut on a ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif placed under house arrest in Lahore

March 15th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.15 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif was placed under house arrest at his Model Town residence on Sunday. Restrictions on Sharifs movement ... Read more...

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Ethiopian in Chicago arrested for targeting Obama with HIV-infected blood

February 28th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago (US), Feb.28 (ANI): An Ethiopian refugee in Chicago has been arrested for threatening to target President Barack Obama with HIV-infected blood. According to Fox News, this only the second time ever ... Read more...

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Egyptian MP suspended for shoe-throwing threat

February 11th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (DPA) An Egyptian opposition member of parliament has been suspended for threatening to throw his shoe at a ruling-party lawmaker last month, local media reported today. Parliament voted to suspend ... Read more...

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Pakistan welcomes closure of Guantanamo detention centre

January 24th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (Xinhua) Pakistan Saturday welcomed the US administration's decision to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. "Pakistan is confident that the new US administration will develop a holistic strategy ... Read more...

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Pakistani media mourns Muhammad Najeeb

January 23rd, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pakistani media Friday paid homage to Muhammad Najeeb, the IANS Islamabad correspondent who died Thursday after a heart attack. One report called him a "much-valued friend of ... Read more...

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