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23 Indians hostage in ship hijacked by pirates in Nigeria


September 5th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Sep 5 (IANS) As many as 23 Indian sailors were being held hostage since Tuesday night by pirates who hijacked an oil tanker with a Singapore-based company in southwest ... Read more...

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Wives of Indian sailors thank Pakistan


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The wives of two Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates have thanked Pakistan for its role in negotiating their husbands' release, the Dawn reported Sunday.Madhu Sharma ... Read more...

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7 sailors rescued off Goa beach


July 28th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) A tragedy was averted when alert lifeguards rescued seven fishermen stranded aboard a malfunctioning fishing trawler off Goa's Colva beach.According to a spokesperson for Drishti Special ... Read more...

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Olympics bosses say soldiers’ uniforms ‘intimidating’


July 25th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have suggested that the thousands of security personnel on duty for the games should dress in tracksuits because their regular ... Read more...

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26 sailors rescued from Somali pirates


July 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese navy ships have rescued 26 sailors - 13 from China, one from Taiwan and 12 from Vietnam - from Somali pirates, the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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Krishna says UAE probing Indian fisherman’s killing


July 17th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are probing the killing of an Indian fisherman by personnel on board a US naval vessel off ... Read more...

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UAE probes Indian fisherman’s killing by US ship (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probing a shooting incident by a US ship that left an Indian fisherman dead and three Indians seriously injured, an ... Read more...

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US Navy ship fires at boat off UAE coast


July 17th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) At least one person died when a US Navy ship Monday fired at a small boat off the coast of the UAE after it ignored the ... Read more...

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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy


June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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Refurbished aircraft carrier for India begins sea trials


June 8th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Severodvinsk (Russia), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier that India has bought began sea trials early Friday in the White Sea.The Admiral Gorshkov, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, was ... Read more...

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Mary Rose sailors’ ate a diet of salt beef and biscuits


June 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various tests on the bones of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, have shown that their diet consisted of salt beef and sea biscuits.The forensic ... Read more...

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Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... Read more...

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Family seeks release of Indian sailor from pirates


April 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government ... Read more...

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Facing manpower shortage, Indian Navy on recruitment drive


February 26th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Facing a massive shortage in its officer and sailor cadre, Indian Navy has gone on a campaign overdrive to attract the youth to join a ... Read more...

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Brazilian aircraft carrier catches fire; 1 dead


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) One sailor died and two suffered burns in a fire Wednesday aboard the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, the only warship of its type ... Read more...

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British navy sacks 63 sailors for failing drug tests


February 13th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The Royal Navy has sacked a total of 63 sailors who tested positive for illegal substances, a media report said Monday.The sailors were discharged between October ... Read more...

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Navy officer wins gallantry medal for capturing pirates


January 26th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) For the quick thinking and resolute action against pirates in the high seas, a naval commander, who helped capture of 61 Somali pirates in ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to trace journalist’s killers


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to trace the killers of journalist Saleem Shahzad who was tortured before his body was dumped in a canal last year, a ... Read more...

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Device that helps soldiers scale walls like Batman


November 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Inspired by Batman's comic book capers, a new device will enable sailors and soldiers to ascend walls with the panache of the super hero.Funded by the ... Read more...

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Navy discharging 28 sailors for drug usage


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just a month after the US Navy announced the dismissal of 64 sailors for drug use, another 28 sailors are set to be discharged for similar offences. ... Read more...

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Three UAE sailors rescued at sea


October 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 29 (IANS/WAM) Three men from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who were lost at sea after their boat sank, have been rescued 20 km off Saadiyat island ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants a stronger navy


October 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government would continue to extend full support to strengthening defence capabilities of the Pakistan Navy.Gilani made ... Read more...

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Abducted Pakistani journalist freed


October 13th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A journalist who was kidnapped by suspected militants was set free in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.Rehmatullah Khan Derpakhel was abducted Aug 11 and freed after a ... Read more...

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11 Chinese killed as two cargo ships attacked


October 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Eleven Chinese were killed and two are missing after their boats were attacked in the Mekong River four days ago, the foreign ministry said Sunday.Two cargo ... Read more...

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Slain Pakistani journalist’s widow records statement


September 21st, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The widow of Pakistani journalist Salim Shahzad who was abducted, tortured and killed has recorded her statement before a panel, a media report said.Shahzad's widow said ... Read more...

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Scientists discover that some Ice age mariners were present in pre-historic Greece


August 30th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Athens, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered that long before the end of the last ice age, travelers were moving on the Aegean Sea in hunt for a precious stone.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani scribes demand clarification over killing


August 30th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Journalist organisations in Pakistan have demanded that the government clarify former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza's statement that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was behind the ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks probe into attack on journalist


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought an inquiry report on the attack on a journalist in Peshawar.Hazrat Khan, bureau chief of Pashto-channel AVT Khyber, was ... Read more...

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British military officials using choppers as taxis


August 21st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior military officials in Britain have been accused of using helicopters like taxis after running up bills for tens of thousands of pounds on short-haul flights.According ... Read more...

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Ansar Burney announces anti-corruption drive across Pakistan


August 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Human rights activist Ansar Burney Sunday announced that a massive anti-corruption campaign and anti-terrorism movement would be kicked-off across Pakistan after Eid.Burney's announcement comes at ... Read more...

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ISI officials appear before journalist murder panel


August 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Officials from intelligence agencies, including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), have appeared before a panel that is probing the abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad.The officials ... Read more...

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I-Day scare: Navy intercepts suspicious ship off Mumbai, recovers weapons


August 15th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Navy intercepted a suspicious ship in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai late Sunday night and recovered some arms from the vessel, an official said ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist manhandled


August 10th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) A journalist was manhandled for exposing malpractices at a premier hospital in Karachi, a media report said.The health reporter associated with a news agency was manhandled ... Read more...

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UAE oil tanker freed by pirates


July 29th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) A hijacked oil tanker of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been freed by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen, officials said.The MV Jubba ... Read more...

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Panel on Pakistani journalist’s killing gets phone record


July 28th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) A judicial commission probing the abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad has received his mobile phone record, a media report said Thursday.Dawn said that the ... Read more...

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