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Mom gene linked to key parenting skills


September 19th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) What does it take to be a great mom? Of course there's love, devotion, nurturing, and maybe the right gene.Researchers at the Rockefeller University in ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi tourism eyes Russian market


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE delegation will participate in a Russian travel show next week in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.The 16-member delegation will ... Read more...

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China-Arab trade to reach $300 bn by 2014: UAE minister


September 12th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) Trade between Arab nations and China will witness a major leap in the future and hit the $300 billion mark by 2014, a visiting UAE minister ... Read more...

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Peru to host South American-Arab summit


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) The heads of state and government of the Arab and South American countries will hold a summit here to boost cooperation."These regions bring together an enormous ... Read more...

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Pakistan restricts phone service for safe Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan will temporarily shut the mobile phone services in some cities during the Eid celebrations Monday to thwart possible terror attacks.The militants always use mobile phones ... Read more...

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Russia bans award-winning film over ‘porn’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.The film, "Clip", was ... Read more...

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Russian ex-cops kidnap, kill Austrian lawyer


August 19th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Austrian lawyer linked to Russian organised crime was kidnapped and accidentally killed by two former Russian policemen with a criminal record, a media report ... Read more...

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Siberian serial stabber caught eating dog


August 19th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 42-year-old resident of eastern Siberia was held over a stabbing rampage that he concluded by dining on his own dog, police said.The man attacked ... Read more...

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Norway police chief resigns over Breivik attack


August 17th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norway's head of police Oeystein Maeland has resigned following a recent independent inquiry which established that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik could have been stopped, ... Read more...

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Russia to lay down diesel submarine


August 17th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Admiralty Shipyard here will lay down Friday a new diesel-electric submarine for Russia's Black Sea Fleet, the company said.Stary Oskol will be the ... Read more...

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Poland wants to build own missile defence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland wants to build its own missile defence system with help from France and Germany, the Polish press agency reported Saturday."We want it (missile defence ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

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UAE emirate launches Quran website


August 12th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Ajman (UAE), Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) Muslims can easily browse and download the Holy Quran in Arabic and English thanks to a new website launched by the UAE emirate of Ajman."Our ... Read more...

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UAE charities help Myanmar refugees in Thailand


August 10th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 9 (IANS) Food, clothes and 34 tonnes of dates donated by UAE charities have been distributed to displaced Myanmar Muslims in Thailand.The effort is aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

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Pakistanis outraged as Pizza Hut scraps Ramadan offer


August 8th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Pizza Hut has sparked outrage in Pakistan after it withdrew a popular Ramadan offer, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.The fast food chain has withdrawn the all-you-can-eat ... Read more...

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Battery invention could lead to new phone designs


August 7th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korean scientists have developed a battery that can be bent and twisted, giving the possibility that future phones could be flexible and hold more capacity, ... Read more...

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Son of Olympics hero jailed over drug link


August 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Liam Oliver-Christie, son of British Olympics hero Linford Christie, has been jailed for helping two cocaine dealers sell drugs from his home, the Daily Mail reported. ... Read more...

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Russia-India military drill to start Sunday


August 5th, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India will begin their joint INDRA-2012 anti-terror military exercises in the Siberian republic of Buryatia Sunday, a Russian military official said.The drills will ... Read more...

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Reports on Istanbul wedding false: Sharapova


August 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reports Maria Sharapova is to wed Slovenian basketball star and fiance Sasha Vujacic in Istanbul this fall are "false rumors", the Russian tennis star ... Read more...

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Olympics: China’s Sun wins gold in 1,500m freestyle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese world champion Sun Yang steamed to gold in the 1,500 meters freestyle on Saturday, lopping a massive three seconds off his own world record.The ... Read more...

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Phelps caps career with gold in Olympic relay


August 5th, 2012 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 18th Olympic gold medal in his final competitive appearance Saturday to help the US to the 4x100 medley ... Read more...

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Ennis captures dream Olympic gold on home soi


August 5th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Jessica Ennis won gold in the Olympic women's heptathlon Saturday, winning the 800 meters race.Ennis had a virtually unassailable lead of 184 points going ... Read more...

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Olympics: Britain’s Rutherford leaps to long jump gold


August 5th, 2012 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greg Rutherford of Britain won gold in the men's long jump Saturday, leaping 8.31 meters.Rutherford claimed the gold when Will Claye of the US, the ... Read more...

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Olympics: US teen prodigy claims gold in 800m freestyle


August 4th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's 15-year-old freestyle prodigy Katie Ledecky blew away the field for gold in the women's 800 meters freestyle at the Olympics Friday.Ledecky clocked an American ... Read more...

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Lithuanian cavers lost in world’s deepest cave


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Riga, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Communications have been lost with a party of Lithuanian cave specialists exploring the deepest cave in the world, Krubera-Voronja in Abkhazia, a spokeswoman for the ... Read more...

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Late burst gives Phelps 100m butterfly gold


August 4th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A late burst in the last 20 meters gave American swimmer Michael Phelps gold in the men's 100 meters butterfly final Friday, his last ... Read more...

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Olympics: Zielinski lifts Poland’s first gold


August 4th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Adrian Zielinski of Poland claimed weightlifting gold by the narrowest possible margin in the men's 85kg category Friday.Zielinski scored a total of 385kg, the same ... Read more...

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Majewski defends Olympic shot put title


August 4th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's Tomasz Majewski retained his Olympic shot put title Friday, snatching gold by just three centimeters with a throw of 21.89 meters.Majewski, 30, had led ... Read more...

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Ethiopia’s Dibaba retains 10,000m Olympic title


August 4th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba put in a devastating last lap to retain her Olympic 10,000 meters title in London Friday.Dibaba, the double Olympic gold medalist in ... Read more...

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Murray to join Federer in Olympic final


August 4th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray defeated second seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets Friday to reach the final of the Olympic tennis tournament.It sets up a ... Read more...

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Olympics: Italy wins women’s team foil gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy's fencers beat Russia to win gold in the women's team foil Thursday, a result that gives Italy's Valentina Vezzali her sixth Olympic gold medal.The ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain discussing space projects: Putin


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain are discussing a number of space projects, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday."We plan to launch several British satellites," Putin said ... Read more...

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Olympics: Putin lauds ‘brilliant’ Russian judo golds


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday lauded the "brilliant" performance of Russia's judo exponents at the London Olympics, where they have won three gold medals.Putin cheered ... Read more...

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Sharapova sets up Olympic semifinal with Kirilenko


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Maria Sharapova reached the Olympic semifinals Thursday after beating Belgian veteran Kim Clijsters.Sharapova, who captured her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 ... Read more...

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