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Obama assures hurricane hit Louisiana of federal help


September 4th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) As Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal's hurricane stricken state of Louisiana grappled with the devastation, President Barack Obama surveyed a hard-hit area on the eve of ... Read more...

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Bale sanitises hands after fan interaction


July 21st, 2012 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actor Christian Bale has risked the wrath of his fans after he was snapped cleaning his hands with anti-bacterial gel following a meet-and-greet session at ... Read more...

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Judge orders drinks to help witness spur his memory


July 18th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) A judge during a murder trial in Germany had to order drinks for a homeless alcoholic whose withdrawal symptoms started to affect his memory while testifying ... Read more...

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Krishna meets China’s would-be PM


June 6th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday met China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, who is expected to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao next year, and discussed ... Read more...

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Britons preferring a hug to a handshake


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Britons seem to be shedding their traditional reserve. They are doing away with greeting each other with a formal handshake and have started preferring a casual ... Read more...

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France votes to choose Sarkozy or Hollande (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Voters in France cast their ballots Sunday in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls that could see a Socialist win for the first time ... Read more...

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Manzano faces difficult night in Vicente Calderon


December 13th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach, Gregorio Manzano will face his toughest test of the season when Atletico entertain Rennes in the Europa League Thursday night.Atletico need to win ... Read more...

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Warmth of bonhomie amid ‘winter chill’ in parliament


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Their strong differences notwithstanding, many MPs cutting across party lines warmly greeted each other as parliament opened Tuesday for a nearly month-long session. And ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin expresses solidarity with flood victims


October 18th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Oct 18 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin expressed solidarity with the thousands of Hondurans affected by the torrential rains that have lashed the Central American country for more ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday crossed yet another historic threshold with its 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his ... Read more...

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British school bans hugs, handshakes


May 27th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) A school in Britain has reportedly banned students from hugging and shaking hands. Parents have termed the ban "extreme", "crazy" and "ludicrous".The school administration at the ... Read more...

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Amir Khan beats Paul McCloskey to retain WBA title


April 17th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 17 (ANI): British Muslim boxer Amir Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title with a controversial points decision over Paul McCloskey in Manchester's MEN Arena on Saturday.A clash of heads in ... Read more...

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Fan steals Shakira’s ring


April 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Pop singer Shakira was reportedly robbed on stage by one of her fans during a concert in Mexico.Femalefirst.co.uk reports that the 34-year-old singer was shaking ... Read more...

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Shakira robbed onstage


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Apr 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that the sensational entertainer, Shakira was robbed while performing in a Mexican venue. Thanks to camera coverage, it was clearly ... Read more...

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Confessions of a publisher who never visits Jaipur lit fest (Comment)


January 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Shobit Arya If you think the headline of this article is an oxymoron or that I am a soiled-kurta-clad, beedi-smoking glum publisher in his 60s who hardly ventures out of his dark ... Read more...

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Malaysian assemblyman apologises for using ‘racial slurs’ against Indian restaurateur


January 15th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
George Town (Malaysia), Jan 15 (ANI): A Malaysian legislator Ng Wei Aik has apologised to the Indian owner of a nasi kandar restaurant over his rough conduct during an enforcement operation at ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda bans men and women from shaking hands


January 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Militants linked to terror outfit Al Qaeda have banned "unrelated" Somalian men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together in public, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Nothing tastes sweeter than Ashes success: Gooch


November 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): England batting coach Graham Gooch has said that playing against Australia is the ultimate challenge and nothing tastes sweeter than Ashes success."English and Australian cricket players get on ... Read more...

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Handshake with Michelle was forced: Indonesian minister


November 10th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) An Indonesian minister, who was criticised by Muslims for shaking hands with the US First Lady Michelle Obama, said on Twitter that the skin-to-skin contact was forced.Information ... Read more...

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Rudd ‘roasted for gate-crashing’ Clinton’s ‘Q&A show’


November 10th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 10 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been condemned for demanding a place to share the limelight with the US Secretary of State, in a heavily promoted 'Q&A ... Read more...

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Indonesian minister says he was “forced” to shake Michelle Obama’s hand


November 10th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): An Indonesian politician, who is a staunch Muslim, has taken to Twitter to claim that he was "forced" to shake hands with US First Lady Michelle Obama.Tifatul Sembiring, ... Read more...

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Obamas’ visit was Diwali ‘dhamaka’ for school (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) "It was the best Diwali gift and we had an amazing experience," was the universal response of the overwhelmed staff and students of Holy Name ... Read more...

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‘Obamas visit to Holy Name was best Diwali gift’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) "It was the best Diwali gift and we had an amazing experience," was the universal response of the overwhelmed staff and students of Holy Name ... Read more...

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Obamas swing to a Koli dance at Mumbai school (Second Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) It was a swinging start to the day for the Obamas Sunday with both the president and his wife shaking a leg with children at the Holy ... Read more...

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Obama, Michelle start Day 2 in Mumbai school (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov. 7 (IANS) After a hectic first day in India's financial capital, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle kicked off their second day at the Holy Name School ... Read more...

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Chavan gifts Obama coffee table book on Maharashtra


November 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) A coffee table book on Maharashtra is what Chief Minister Ashok Chavan gifted Barack Obama as soon as the US president touched down here Saturday.After shaking hands ... Read more...

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California Election Race Heats Up, Republican Candidate Carly Fiorina Confident About Her Win


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Carly Fiorina, the Republican Senate nominee from California seems to be unaffected by all the buzz and tension surrounding the election. At least she ... Read more...

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British Legion’s shameful visit to Hitler revealed after 75 years


November 1st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): A Press officer for the Royal British Legion has found a book with a Nazi emblem, which reveals the British Legion's shameful visit to Hitler.The book shows an ... Read more...

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Book Thrown At President Barack Obama At Philadelphia Rally


October 12th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Philadelphia, Oct 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development that has created sensation in the political circle of USA, a man threw a book at President Barack Obama during a ... Read more...

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Sarkozy’s ’stepping on steps’ mantra to tower over taller women in heels!


September 29th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has yet again proved that he is sensitive about his height.The leader politely bent down to kiss his royal visitor's hand, reports the Daily ... Read more...

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Firm Handshake Linked To Long Life In New Study


September 14th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent study it has been found that the firmness of a handshake could help understand how long a person will live. The researchers assessed ... Read more...

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Pak acknowledges failed Times Square bomber met Taliban chief


July 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 26(ANI): Pakistan has acknowledged that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, who pleaded guilty to a New York bomb plot, had met Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud.Shahzad last month pleaded guilty ... Read more...

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Failed Times Square bomber seen hugging TTP chief Hakeemullah in latest video


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad had met the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud, a new video has revealed.The latest video has come just days after ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

When Amy Winehouse angered Enrique Iglesias


June 17th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Amy Winehouse angered singer Enrique Iglesias when she talked over his performance.Iglesias asked Winehouse and a star-studded crowd if he could be their hero and they ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Gilani talk for 50 minutes (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani met for about 50 minutes on the sidelines of the SAARC summit here ... Read more...

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