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Uzbekistan bans foreign military bases on its territory


August 31st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 30 (IANS) Uzbekistan's parliament voted Thursday to ban foreign military bases on its territory, reported Xinhua.The members of the Senate, parliament's upper house, approved a foreign policy bill ... Read more...

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Russia to release Japanese POW records


August 29th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will release its records of nearly 580,000 Japanese prisoners who were in Siberian and Mongolian labour camps after World War II.According to the ... Read more...

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Boris Yeltsin’s statue vandalised in Russia


August 25th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument of late Russian president Boris Yeltsin has been vandalised in the Urals, police said Friday.The 10-metre marble statue in Yeltsin's home town of ... Read more...

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Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft


August 15th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland is planning to replace its obsolete Soviet-built Sukhoi Su-22 bomber aircraft with an unmanned strike aircraft (UCAV) system, a minister said.Deputy Defence Minister Waldemar ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at the ... Read more...

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Russian team criticised for not singing anthem at Euro 2012


June 16th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The woman speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament has hit out at the country's football team for failing to sing the national anthem at ... Read more...

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Russian fans clash with Polish police


June 13th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Polish riot police on Tuesday fired warning shots into the air after two people were injured in violence at a march of Russian fans in ... Read more...

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Ukraine impatient to start Euro campaign: Coach


June 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's players are so fed up with waiting for their Euro 2012 opener against Sweden that the team resembles a horse cooped up in its ... Read more...

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India lost over half of its 872 MiG jets in 40 years


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Over the last 40 years, India lost more than half of its MiG combat fleet of 872 aircraft and 171 pilots, the Rajya Sabha was ... Read more...

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Belarus to build vertical takeoff drones


April 5th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian military plans to develop a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with vertical takeoff and landing capability."We are considering a wide range of ... Read more...

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Russia scraps outdated tanks, armoured vehicles


March 24th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outdated tanks and armoured vehicles will be scrapped in a "massive" scheme launched by the Russian defence ministry, a military official said."From 2011 onward, in ... Read more...

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Gay propaganda banned in Russian city


March 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko Sunday signed off a law penalising propagating homosexuality among minors.The law, passed in the third and final reading by the ... Read more...

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Will battle terror together: Zardari


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to fight terrorism together, said President Asif Ali Zardari Friday, after a trilateral summit here.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran and ... Read more...

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Stalin’s death mask sold for 3,600 pounds


January 25th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A death mask of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was sold Tuesday to an unnamed bidder for 3,600 pounds (over $5,600) at an auction held in ... Read more...

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India stability factor for region, key to Afghan solution: Germany


December 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Describing India as the "stability anchor" for the South Asian region, Germany Thursday said the international community needs "more" of this country and welcomed New ... Read more...

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Russia may send woman to ISS


December 8th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian woman cosmonaut may fly to the International Space Station in 2013, a top official has said.Federal space agency Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Afghanistan bombing


November 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS/AKI) Four children were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Friday, a media report said.The children were playing in a park when the explosion occurred in Nangarhar ... Read more...

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Musharraf for rapprochement between ISI, RAW


October 27th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Accusing India of trying to turn Afghanistan against Pakistan, former president Pervez Musharraf warned of "counter-measures" by Islamabad and at the same time called for ... Read more...

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Putin denies Russia wants to revive Soviet Union


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin denied that Russia has ambitions to re-integrate the former Soviet states."We are not talking about political integration, about the revival ... Read more...

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Russia may legalise cannabis for industrial use


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may soon authorise the cultivation of cannabis for industrial needs, Russia's Federal Drug Control Service said Friday.On Sep 28, the country's State Anti-drug ... Read more...

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Russia to back bid for Palestinian statehood


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will support a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said."As long ago as 1989, when the Palestinian ... Read more...

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Jackie Kennedy’s audiotapes reveal her unknown side


September 13th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Previously unknown side of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy will be revealed on Wednesday. An audiotape of the wife of President John F. Kennedy will be ... Read more...

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Putin not interested to solve Russian problems: Gorbachev


August 16th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only president of the Soviet Union, has accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of having no desire to tackle Russia's ... Read more...

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US seeks transparency on China’s first aircraft carrier


August 11th, 2011 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China's first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage Wednesday, the US State Department has ... Read more...

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Art of Living founder honoured with global prize


June 25th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Art of Living founder Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award, one of the highest civilian honours ... Read more...

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44 killed in Russia plane crash


June 21st, 2011 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 44 people were killed when a passenger aircraft crash landed in northern Russia late Monday night, officials said Tuesday.Eight other people were injured ... Read more...

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Belarus offers trucks for Indian coal mining


June 18th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost its exports and strengthen economic ties with India, eastern European state of Belarus Saturday offered its state-of-the-art heavy duty dump ... Read more...

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Cooling system restored at Japan n-plant reactor


May 29th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant Sunday restored the cooling system and fuel pool at reactor No.5, officials said.The Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Book on Area 51’s uncensored history out


May 25th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new book by LA Times contributing editor Annie Jacobsen has given an insight into the secret “Area 51.” The book which has been titled “Area ... Read more...

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Evacuation outside 20 km radius of Fukushima plant starts


May 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) The Japanese authorities have started evacuation of people who live outside the 20 km radius from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, NHK TV channel ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda militant killed in Chechnya


May 5th, 2011 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/AKI) A top Al Qaeda militant in Chechnya has been killed by Russian security forces, officials said.Doger Sevdet - also known as Abdulla Kurd - was a ... Read more...

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Brain illness ‘made Stalin a more paranoid and ruthless ruler’


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Still pondering over the greatest questions of history: what turned Joseph Stalin into an evil? Here is the clue.Newly released diaries from one of Stalin's personal doctors have ... Read more...

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Pak Army to pull out of Sui, Gwadar in two months


April 19th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Gwadar, April 19(ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has expressed his intent to pull out troops from Sui and Gwadar in the next two months.During his address at the inauguration ... Read more...

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Putin urges Ukraine to join new Russian space centre project


April 13th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Kiev (April 13) (IANS) Ukraine should participate in the construction of the Vostochny Space Centre in Russia's Far East, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in Kiev Tuesday.Russia currently uses two ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan holds presidential polls


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Presidential elections began Sunday in Kazakhstan that has an electorate of over nine million.The voting at 9,700 polling stations started at 7 a.m. and will ... Read more...

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