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Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ignore Ramdev’s rants: Congress


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Describing yoga guru Baba Ramdev's controversial jibe at MPs as against Indian culture, the Congress Thursday appealed to the media to ignore such persons."Such remarks ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two Indians slaving it out on Saudi camel farm


April 19th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Two Indian workers promised construction work in Saudi Arabia but sold as slaves to a camel farm owner are languishing without food in the desert there, ... Read more...

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Russian farmer held for using slaves


April 7th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A farmer in Russia has been detained for apparently using at least 20 labourers as slaves at his farm, police said.Police freed 19 workers illegally ... Read more...

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Russell to replace Costner in ‘Django Unchained’?


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 3 (IANS) Actor Kurt Russell is in talks to replace Kevin Costner in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" after the latter opted out due to scheduling problems.Russell is ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda posts video on 9/11 anniversary


September 13th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Al Qaeda, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, has posted a new video on internet where its new chief Ayman al Zawahiri claims the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi vows not to surrender


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 2 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has once again vowed in an audio message broadcast on television that he would not surrender. He urged his loyalists to continue ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Crusading Mexican journalist says she won’t be cowed down


July 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Prominent Mexican journalist, activist and author Lydia Cacho said death threats she has received in recent days will not paralyse her with fear and stop ... Read more...

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Chinese couple jailed for enslaving mentally disabled


May 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A couple in northwest China have been sent to jail for keeping 18 mentally-disabled people as slaves and forcing them to work without pay, officials said.Li ... Read more...

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Evidence of a ‘massacre’ linked to Iron Age warfare found in Britain


April 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Archaeologists in Britain have excavated the remains of a large fortified Iron Age settlement at Fin Cop in the Derbyshire Peak District.They have so far found the skeletons ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Newly resurfaced letter brings the question of Abraham Linclon’s faith to the fore


April 17th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A 19th-century letter which resurfaced recently has brought the question of former US President Abraham Lincoln's religious faith on the forefront.Lincoln is known for many things. He led ... Read more...

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People being made slaves in free country, says Imran Khan


April 7th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has said the present-day generation is being turned into slaves in an independent country and Pakistan's fate is being decided somewhere else, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Disney princes, princesses still slaves to some stereotypes


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A survey has found that while women may be shedding some of their traditional gender roles, the pretty pink princess culture still abounds in the media and in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 200 Brazil firms found treating workers as slaves


January 5th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government has said 220 firms in the country have been found to be exploiting their workers and treating them as slaves.The labour ministry included 88 new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala Jews come to relive past, as present fades


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) From thousands, the number of Jews in Kerala has dwindled to a mere 10 and they too live only in Kochi. The exodus of the community ... Read more...

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Indians enriched South Africa’s history: Zuma


November 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has thanked the Indian community for its rich contribution - through culture and wisdom - towards the enrichment of South African history.Zuma congratulated ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

80-year-old Indian seeks release of son, 14 other bonded labourers held in Malaysia


October 14th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (ANI): An 80-year-old man from Nagapattinam district has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking the release of his son and 14 others, who have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

An 1,800-year-old murder


September 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) In a shallow grave in Britain lay a girl with injuries to her head. An investigation is being carried out not by the police, but by archaeologists as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wake up to harmful effects of Internet on our brains, says top scientist


September 15th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Society should be aware of the potentially harmful effects of the Internet on the brain, leading neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, one of Britain's most prominent female scientists, has ... Read more...

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African American William Holland Finds Himself To Be Of Royal Blood After DNA Test, Family Reunion In Cameroon


September 10th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Atlanta researcher William Holland has just seen a 'Princess Diaries' happening to him as the result of a genealogical research has revealed that he is actually ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Outrage over Brit-Asian senior council officer’s ‘Servants need a slap’ comment


September 4th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): The comments made by a British-Asian senior council officer, Rehana Mohamed, claiming that it is acceptable for employers to slap their servants, has outraged citizens who thought her ... Read more...

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Exercise to beat your ‘fat’ genes


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Being born into a fat family is no excuse for obesity and exercise is the way to stay in shape, a new study says. Experts said people who are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese, Asian interns major victims of Japan’s slave-like working conditions


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.2 (ANI): Chinese and Asian interns are reportedly the major victims of Japan punishing working conditions, reports The Australian.Japan accepts 180,000 low-wage temporary interns a year under a scheme that lets ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian community in Australia welcomes first use of race-hate laws


July 29th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jul 29 (ANI): Victorian Premier John Brumby and Indian community leaders in Australia have welcomed the first use of race-hate laws after Victorian police charged two men with inciting racial hatred ... Read more...

Posted in World |

French team was fully united over World Cup ’strike’, says unrepentant Anelka


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 16(ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has refused to apologize for his part in the players' revolt that ripped apart the national team's World Cup campaign in South Africa.Anelka was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Protest over 2010 Commonwealth Games in Varanasi


July 12th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, July 12 (ANI): The members of 'Paharuaa Jann Sangathan', a voluntary organisation, staged a highly charged protest against the Queen's Baton and the hosting of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Six workers die in a factory accident in Lucknow


July 8th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, July 8 (ANI): Six workers, who worked at 'Akanksha Food Products', a sauce and pickles processing unit, reportedly died after falling into the fermentation tank at their workplace in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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I can wipe out terrorism in 90 days if elected PM, claims Imran Khan


July 5th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Lashing out at both the federal government and the Punjab administration for failing to protect people from terror strikes, cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has said had ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Six coaxed to hang in sex games in China


April 21st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) A former pub singer in China's Hunan province is suspected of coaxing six men to hang themselves while playing sex games. Thirtyeight-year-old Zhou Youping is awaiting prosecution and facing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dominatrix hires village hall in UK for bondage sessions with ’slaves’!


April 13th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): A dominatrix has hired a village hall in the UK for kinky bondage sessions with her "slaves".The hall in Waters Upton, Shropshire is normally used for genteel whist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A Q Khan rubbishes Pak’s so-called strategic closeness to US


April 9th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/London, Apr.9 (ANI): Disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan has in a series of letters to The Nation rubbished Pakistan's "strategic closeness" to the United States.In the latest letter to the daily, ... Read more...

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Jesse James’ ‘gold digger mistress No. 3 traded her services for money’


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James' alleged third mistress Brigitte Daguerre used to offer "services" for money, it has emerged.According to RadarOnline, she starred in a documentary by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kutcher, Moore launch campaign to save Haitian children


March 28th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have launched a new campaign to put an end to child slavery in Haiti. In an interview with social media site ... Read more...

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