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G20 leaders agree to consolidate IMF

November 5th, 2011 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 5 (IANS) The Group of Twenty (G20) leaders have agreed to strengthen the resources of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday at the ... Read more...

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Swiss circus tightrope walker creates world record for highest cable walk

January 31st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Daredevil Freddy Nocks has set a new world record for the highest ever cable wire walk.The Swiss adventurer walked from 10,836ft to 8,865ft, which is nearly two miles ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity, stress in society leads to obesity epidemic

January 23rd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that the obesity epidemic is substantially due to growing insecurity, stress, and a sense of powerlessness in societies where high-sugar and high-fat foods are increasingly ... Read more...

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World Bank approves 285-mn-dollar credit for Pak’s ‘militancy crises affected areas’

January 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22(ANI): The World Bank has approved a 250-million-dollar credit and a 35-million-dollar grant for Pakistan to assist the "poor and vulnerable households to cope with the income shock due to ... Read more...

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Arnie may return to acting

January 4th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has now completed a seven-year term as the Governor of California, has hinted that he may return to acting.The 'Terminator' actor hinted he has ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger to return to acting

January 2nd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to return to acting after he ceases to be the California governor this week.The Hollywood star, who became governor in 2003, only filmed short ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger plans to return to acting career post governor stint

January 1st, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he might take up his acting career once again after he steps down from his post as California Governor next week.The Terminator ... Read more...

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Mukherjee leaving for Busan tonight to attend G-20 Finance Ministers meet

June 2nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be leaving for South Korea tonight to attend the G-20 Finance Ministers Meeting to be held in Busan on June ... Read more...

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Filmmakers should come out of comfort zones: Hrithik Roshan (Interview)

April 2nd, 2010 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan, who will be seen sporting a new look in his forthcoming release "Kites", has never hesitated from experimenting in his 10 years ... Read more...

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Firemen have no safety net to face people’s ire

March 24th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Survivors of the devastating fire in Stephen Court here Wednesday complained that the firefighters reached late and were ill-equipped to carry out a rescue act. "There was no ladder, ... Read more...

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India to add 220 million to workforce by 2030: RBI

December 5th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India will add a whopping 220 million to its workforce by 2030, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn said Saturday. "Their absorption into the job ... Read more...

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Abu Hamza says Aussies are boozers hooked on gambling and prostitution

January 23rd, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.23 (ANI): Outspoken Islamic cleric Abu Hamza has branded Australians as boozers who are hooked on gambling and prostitution. In another sermon broadcast over the Internet, the Melbourne cleric urged ... Read more...

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UN official warns of social strife in Asia

November 19th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Nov.19 (ANI): Ajay Chhibber, the head of the U.N. Development Program''s regional bureau for Asia and the Pacific, has warned of the prospect of social unrest in Asia because of ... Read more...

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ADB pledges billions of dollars to tackle food crisis

May 7th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, May 7 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that it was allocating $500 million to tackle skyrocketing food costs in the region. The Manila-based bank also pledged to double lending ... Read more...

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