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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Kids rescued from Russian Muslim sect’s bunker


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Dozens of children have been rescued from an underground bunker of a Russian Islamist sect where they were living without daylight for a decade, Sky News ... Read more...

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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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Peaceful solution to Syria crisis unlikely: Hague


August 5th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the situation in Syria as "bleak" and said that a peaceful solution to the 17-month-long crisis was now unlikely, ... Read more...

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Rebekah Brooks to appear in court in September


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International group, has been formally charged with phone hacking and will appear in court next ... Read more...

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2011 British riots could be repeated: Survey


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Many young people in Britain believe there could be a repeat this year of the riots of 2011 as the worsening employment conditions that contributed to ... Read more...

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Woman faces death by stoning in Sudan


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A 23-year-old Sudanese woman, mother to a six-month-old baby, has been convicted of adultery and will be stoned to death, Sky News reported.Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool ... Read more...

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Australian surfer dies of shark attack


July 14th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 24-year-old surfer died Saturday in a shark attack near Wedge Island in Western Australia province, media reports said.According to The West Australian newspaper, the ... Read more...

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British chopper crashes at sea


May 10th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A British helicopter Thursday crashed into the North Sea off Scotland but all 16 people on board are safe, an officer said.Sky News quoted coast guard ... Read more...

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US self-defence expert banned from Britain


May 9th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) An American self-defence instructor has been banned from Britain by Home Secretary Theresa May because his presence was "not conducive to the public good", Sky News ... Read more...

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Man held for taking hostages in London (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A man, strapped with gasoline cylinders, Friday took four people hostage in a London building and threatened to blow up an office when he failed to ... Read more...

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Denied vehicle licence, man takes four hostages in London (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A man in London, reported to be "angry" at not getting a heavy goods vehicle licence, Friday walked into a building strapped with gasoline cylinders, took ... Read more...

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Four people taken hostage in London


April 27th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) At least four people were reportedly taken hostage Friday in a central London area, following which snipers, explosive experts and a police negotiator reached the spot ... Read more...

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Five held in Britain on terror charges


April 24th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Five men were arrested in Britain Tuesday on terror charges.Police swooped on homes in Luton and arrested the men -- aged 21, 23, 24, 25 and ... Read more...

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Beijing downplays India’s missile launch


April 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Beijing Thursday reacted cautiously to India's successful launch of a missile capable of striking anywhere in China, saying the "neighbouring giants are not rivals but co-operation ... Read more...

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Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness


April 11th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a "mystery illness" related to the ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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Murdoch’s Sky News admits hacking emails


April 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's Sky News channel has admitted to hacking emails by authorising its reporters on at least two occasions.The potentially embarrassing revelation can further dent the ... Read more...

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Barbie to go bald


April 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) The popular Barbie doll is all set to get a bald makeover in support of children who lose their hair due to cancer treatment.Toymaker Mattel ... Read more...

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Japan to reopen three towns near Fukushima plant


March 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Around 16,000 people who were evacuated last year after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan will return to their homes Sunday when three ... Read more...

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Toulouse killer’s father to sue France for son’s death


March 27th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 27 (IANS) The father of Mohammed Merah, who claimed responsibility for killing seven people before he was shot dead by police after a 30-hour siege, said he intends ... Read more...

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Forced to marry rapist, girl kills self


March 16th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl in Morocco swallowed rat poison and died after her forced marriage to a man who raped her a year earlier, a media ... Read more...

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NATO chopper crash kills 14 near Kabul (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) A Turkish military helicopter with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Friday crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul, killing 12 soldiers and ... Read more...

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Catholic priest jailed for child sex abuse


March 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A Catholic priest in Britain has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys.Alexander Bede Walsh was convicted of 21 sexual offences ... Read more...

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No plan to arm Syrian rebels: British envoy


March 7th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) British ambassador to Syria Simon Collis, who was withdrawn from Damascus recently, said here that there was no plan for Britain to arm the Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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NSW floods lead to mass evacuations


March 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rising waters in the New South Wales region has forced officials to ask thousands of people to evacuate the region. Nearly 75 percent of the region ... Read more...

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US woman’s body found 30 feet up a tree in Australia


February 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A 22-year-old American woman's decomposed body has been found 30 feet from the ground on a tree in Australia, a media report here said Tuesday.The body ... Read more...

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Lithuanian charged with Indian’s murder commits suicide


January 31st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) A Lithuanian charged with the murders of an Indian-origin man and his British wife at their home in Birmingham has committed suicide in police custody, a ... Read more...

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Facebook to become publicly-listed company


January 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Social network Facebook will soon become a publicly-listed company, valued at $75-100 billion, Sky News reported Monday.According to the Financial Times and The Wall Street ... Read more...

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British navy can now intercept supersonic missiles


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Britain's Royal Navy is building a new defence system that would be able to intercept enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.The Sea Ceptor missiles fired from ... Read more...

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British journalists arrested for bribery


January 29th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Four former or current journalists of a British newspaper have been arrested on charges of bribing police.A 29-year-old police officer was also arrested at the London ... Read more...

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Chinese company pulls out Steve Jobs dolls from market


January 17th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A Chinese company that produced a doll of technology mogul and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is reportedly pulling the figure from markets following pressure from Apple ... Read more...

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Britain not ruling out military action against Iran


January 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain has not ruled out military action against Iran because of the country's "increasingly dangerous" development of nuclear weapons, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague ... Read more...

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British minister suggests yacht as gift to queen


January 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A British minister has said Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee must not be overshadowed by the London Olympics, and the government should gift her a yacht instead ... Read more...

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Woman wins contest to blow up factory where her dad died


January 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) A British woman won a competition to blow up a factory building where her father had died in an accident.Sarah Griffiths, 41, pushed a button that ... Read more...

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