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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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Italy’s public debt rises to record high


July 17th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Italy's public debt hit a record high in May despite Rome's recent efforts to ease the overstretched finances, showed a central bank report.The national debt stood ... Read more...

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Over 400,000 Nepalis leave for jobs overseas


June 12th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) More than 400,000 Nepali youths have left the country in 10 months of the current fiscal year in search of jobs, a media report said. The ... Read more...

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Brazil may change immigration policy


January 14th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Brazil may have to change its immigration policy to deal with the country's influx of immigrants, Brazil's Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Friday.Brazil's growing ... Read more...

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Pakistan government spent Rs.3 bn on ads


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The Pakistani government spent over Rs.3 billion on advertisments in various newspapers and periodicals from July to November, a minister said.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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Kim’s death: US in touch with South Korea


December 19th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US was in "close touch" with South Korea and Japan following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il, the White House said. "We ... Read more...

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Millions of Pakistanis face food insecurity: PM


October 17th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Millions of Pakistanis were facing food insecurity due to high food prices, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said and added that the government was aware ... Read more...

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Iran hangs murderer in public


September 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Iran hanged a murderer in public Wednesday in the northern city of Karaj, a media report said.The convicted 18-year-old Ali-Reza Soltani stabbed Rouhollah Dadashi, an Iranian ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani brothers shot dead


September 20th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Two brothers were gunned down and their father was injured in an altercation following a property row in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.The incident took ... Read more...

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Five Chinese women held for forcing kids to beg


August 29th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Five Chinese women have been detained for forcing their children to beg so that they can pay their tuition fees.The women were detained for forcing ... Read more...

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Pakistan air base put on high alert after terror tip-off


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, June 2 (IANS) High alert was issued at Pakistan Air Force Chaklala air base following a warning from an intelligence agency that terrorists may target it, a media report ... Read more...

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Japanese emperor says he is deeply worried over crisis


March 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 16 (IANS) Japanese Emperor Akihito Wednesday made a rare TV appearance in which he said he was "deeply worried" about the crisis facing his country devastated by a ... Read more...

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Car licence lottery held in traffic choked Beijing


January 26th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) The first ever car licence plate lottery was held Wednesday in Beijing, a city where 800,000 new cars took to the overcrowded roads last year.The lottery system has ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi to be released


November 12th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Myanmar's military junta Friday signed an order authorising the release of jailed pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a media report said.BBC quoted reports from ... Read more...

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200 cops to guard scrap market in Pakistan city


October 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Two hundred policemen will guard the scrap market in Pakistan's Karachi city after traders complained they were receiving extortion threats, an official said.Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari, a senior police ... Read more...

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Taliban responsible for Benazir’s killing, says probe (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, says a probe carried out by the Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency.The agency is ... Read more...

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Taliban killed Benazir Bhutto: Probe


October 26th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, concluded a probe carried out by the country's Federal Investigation Agency.The agency is ... Read more...

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Bengal thinks, India does: Rahul Gandhi (Lead)


September 16th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) "Bengal sochta hai, Hindustan karta hai" (Bengal thinks, India does), quipped Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi here Thursday. "Bengal sochta hai, Hindustan karta hai. You have more than ... Read more...

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What Bengal thinks, India does: Rahul


September 16th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he believed in the old phrase, "what Bengal thinks, India does", but the state "needs to get back on the ... Read more...

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Dog shoots man in New Zealand


July 13th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 13 (IANS) A man in New Zealand was shot in the butt when his pet dog jumped on a loaded rifle. The incident took place Saturday in the Northland region when ... Read more...

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Iran starts short-range missile production


March 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 7 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi Sunday inaugurated a production line for short-range missiles. Brigadier General Vahidi said that Nasr-1 is a cruise missile which is capable of destroying ... Read more...

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`Amazing response to Vindaloo Against Violence’


February 24th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Mia Northrop, who started the `Vindaloo Against Violence' initiative as a mark of solidarity with the Indian community in Australia, says her effort has received an "amazing ... Read more...

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Blast in Lahore


May 27th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 27 (IANS) A blast shook Pakistan's Lahore city Wednesday morning, a media report said. The explosion was on Mall Road near Lahore High Court, Geo TV reported. Fatalities are feared.--Indo-Asian News ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires missile with 2,000 km range


May 20th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 20 (IANS) Iran Wednesday launched a missile with a range of 2,000 km, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. Ahmadinejad, who is in the northeastern province of Semnan, said the surface-to-surface missile ... Read more...

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