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Nothing suspicious found after US embassy in Berlin evacuated


September 13th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 13 (IANS) The US Embassy in Berlin was partly evacuated Thursday when consular section employees felt unwell after touching some documents but police found no suspicious substance, Xinhua ... Read more...

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23 Indians hostage in ship hijacked by pirates in Nigeria


September 5th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Sep 5 (IANS) As many as 23 Indian sailors were being held hostage since Tuesday night by pirates who hijacked an oil tanker with a Singapore-based company in southwest ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 participate in Moscow Day celebrations


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500,000 people took part in the festive events in Moscow Sunday as the Russian capital went into the second day of its 2012 City ... Read more...

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Russian spiritual leader killed in blast


August 29th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS) A Muslim spiritual leader in southwest Russia's Dagestan region was killed in a blast carried out by a female suicide bomber, RIA Novosti reported.The investigation committee ... Read more...

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Five injured in Russia shooting


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five people were injured Wednesday in a random shooting incident at a market in southwest Russia, an official said.The incident took place in Stavropol.Five people ... Read more...

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Family of 12 killed in van-truck crash in China (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) Twelve members of a family were killed Monday when their van collided head-on with a truck near the southwest Chinese metropolis of Chongqing.The crash occurred at ... Read more...

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Rally car accident kills 3 spectators in Serbia


August 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Belgrade, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Car races should be taken with a lot of care considering that when an accident caused by the racing cars occurs it may be fatal due o ... Read more...

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Woman held for trying to sell own baby


August 15th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman from Kyrgyzstan faces up to 10 years in prison in Russia after she tried to sell her four-month old daughter for 35,000 rubles ... Read more...

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A Pakistani train that broke down seven times


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) The ill-health of Pakistan Railways was highlighted when a train broke down seven times and reached its destination a staggering 35 hours late.Jaafar Express, which began ... Read more...

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US airline traffic up 1.6 percent


July 20th, 2012 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US airline traffic continued its momentum in April after four consecutive monthly increases, the US transport department has said.US airlines carried 61.5 million domestic and international ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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One killed in Russian gas station blast


July 8th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS) At least one man has been killed and six others were injured Sunday in an explosion that rocked a gasoline station in southwest Russia's Dagestan region, ... Read more...

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Four killed in Nigeria road accident


July 7th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 7 (IANS) At least four people have been killed and 22 injured in southwest Nigeria in an accident which involved five vehicles, according to the country's Federal Road ... Read more...

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18 Shia pilgrims gunned down in Pakistan


July 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Friday night when unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen rained bullets at a bus carrying Shia pilgrims in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, media ... Read more...

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Russian dismembered by wife for not taking shower


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's southwest Stavropol region was killed and dismembered by his wife for refusing to take a shower, investigators said Tuesday.After a heated ... Read more...

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Rains to lash Pakistan from Tuesday


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Scattered rains are expected in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the meteorological department."Southwest monsoonal currents are likely to penetrate southern and eastern parts of ... Read more...

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Turkey to do whatever needed over jet incident


June 24th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 24 (IANS) Turkish President Abdullah Gul has vowed to do whatever is required following the incident in which a Turkish jet was shot down by Syria over the ... Read more...

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Four dead, over 40 injured in two blasts in Pakistan


June 21st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 42 others injured in two separate blasts in Pakistan Thursday, Xinhua reported.Three people, including two children, were killed and ... Read more...

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Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in China


June 21st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Two Tibetans set themselves afire in the Yushu Tibetan region in northwest China. One of them died later, officials said Thursday. The two set themselves ablaze ... Read more...

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16 killed in Pakistan clash


June 8th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least 16 people -- 13 militants and three civilians -- were killed Friday in clashes with security forces in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, media reports ... Read more...

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Rains likely to hit China’s food bowl


May 28th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Heavy rains are forecast in China's grain-growing areas in the north, southwest and regions along the Yangtze river.Parts of Shaanxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu ... Read more...

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Ship sinks in Bering Sea, 91 rescued


May 27th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) A Russian ship went down after crashing into an iceberg in Bering Sea, but all the 91 people on board have been rescued, a media report ... Read more...

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Journalist shot dead in Somalia - sixth this year


May 24th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 24 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a reporter working with a radio station here in the Somali capital, the sixth journalist to be killed in the country ... Read more...

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China launches probe into missing teenagers


May 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China's ministry of public security has launched a probe after media reports said seven or eight teenagers had gone missing over the past few years in ... Read more...

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Separate teachers cadre for Haryana’s Mewat


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's Mewat area, which has a substantial population of Muslims, will now have a separate cadre of teachers, a lawmaker said Sunday.Mewat legislator Aftab Ahmed said ... Read more...

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Quake hits Mexico


April 12th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 12 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude quake struck western Mexico Wednesday but there was no major damage, the National Seismological Service (NSS) said.The quake occurred around 5.30 p.m. The ... Read more...

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Second temblor rocks Indonesia


April 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A second temblor, this one measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra Wednesday, hours after a more intense ... Read more...

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Six Shias shot dead in Pakistan


April 10th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Six Shia Muslims were shot dead in southwest Pakistan Monday night in a sectarian attack, police said.The motorcycle-borne gunmen opened fire at a shop in Quetta, ... Read more...

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Four Delhi Police personnel injured in accident


April 8th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Four Delhi Police personnel were injured after a speeding mini-truck hit the vehicle they were travelling in, police said Sunday.The incident took place at around ... Read more...

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Chinese minority celebrates own Valentine’s Day


April 6th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) An ethnic minority community in China, called the Miao, has its own form of Valentine's Day -- a three-day dating festival for young people to find ... Read more...

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Dera case: Court rejects police cancellation report


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), April 2 (IANS) A court in this town in southwest Punjab Monday rejected a cancellation report filed by the Punjab Police in the case registered in 2007 against ... Read more...

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Journalists should speak for party: Chinese official


March 27th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A telephone interview with a Chinese government official has drawn a lot of hits after it went online after he said journalists should speak for the ... Read more...

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25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

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Five killed in China building collapse


March 20th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) At least five people died and another 15 were injured when an under-construction building collapsed in China, officials said.The incident took place Monday in southwest Yunnan ... Read more...

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Over 20 held in China drug bust


March 15th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) At least 26 people were arrested as police busted a drug trafficking ring involving three gangs in China, officials said Wednesday.The ring was busted late last ... Read more...

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