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Kennedy was not interested in space travel


September 13th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former US president John F. Kennedy was initially very hesitant about space travel, and could not be convinced that all rockets were not a waste of ... Read more...

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Wanting to fight Nazis, Hitler’s nephew wrote to Roosevelt


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A nephew of Adolf Hitler wrote a letter to then US president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 in which he begged to be allowed to enlist ... Read more...

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TV series about KGB spies to be screened in US


December 18th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A period drama inspired by the true story of a US couple who were executed for espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union is being ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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Ilyas Kashmiri could be successor to Osama: US officials


May 11th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistani commando Ilyas Kashmiri, cited as one of the masterminds of a plot for a series of "Mumbai-style" attacks in European cities last summer, could ... Read more...

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Pakistan accepts intelligence failure on Osama


May 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday accepted "intelligence failure" over the presence of Osama bin Laden in its territory and said it also had "serious differences" with the US ... Read more...

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Chernobyl recovery officer criticizes Japan’s “slow motion” efforts at Fukushima


April 26th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 26 (ANI): Soviet efforts to contain the Chernobyl nuclear disaster were much better than Japan's "slow-motion" response to the disaster at Fukushima nuclear plant, according to a leading member of ... Read more...

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Was JFK assassinated to stop him discovering the truth about UFOs?


April 19th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): One of the two letters written by John F Kennedy asking for access to UFO files, on November 12 1963 - 10 days before his assassination, have been ... Read more...

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Soviet Union lied about Gagarin space mission: Book


April 1st, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Officials of the erstwhile Soviet Union "lied" about the success of the historic flight into space that carried Yuri Gagarin by covering up the fact that ... Read more...

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‘Soviet officials lied about Yuri Gagarin’s historic space mission in bid for world record title’


March 31st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 31 (ANI): A new book has claimed that Soviet officials had lied about the success of Yuri Gagarin's historic 1961 flight into space, and covered up the fact that he ... Read more...

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Existential threat posed by India forced Pakistan to go nuclear: Musharraf


March 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has cited India, which he said poses an "existential threat" to Pakistan, as the prime reason behind his country's nuclear armament."Yes, we ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US resumes drone attacks in Pakistan risking ‘already strained ties’ over Davis’ fate


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 22 (ANI): The US has reportedly started its drone attacks in Pakistan yet again, shrugging off rumours that the strikes have been suspended amid tension between the two nations ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

“Jihadist nuclear-armed Pak worst nightmare for India, US, world”: Riedel


February 17th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17(ANI): A jihadist takeover in Pakistan- which is a "real possibility today"- would have devastating consequences not only for the country but the entire world, and particularly for India, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Palin uses Facebook to remove confusion over Sputnik Moment remark


January 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin understands the history of Sputnik.That is the case she is making today on Facebook, clarifying remarks ... Read more...

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Pak playing “own little games” in bid to maintain control over Kabul: Editorial


January 14th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 14(ANI): While Pakistan has warned the US against any "new great game" concerning Afghanistan, it itself harbours a desire to maintain control over Kabul by "playing its own little ... Read more...

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Karzai told US to back “lonely, threatened and under siege” Zardari: Wikileaks cable


December 8th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 8(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai urged Senators to secure strong United States support for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in his efforts to free his country from extremism, according to ... Read more...

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Afghanistan was Soviets graveyard and will the Americans also: Taliban spokesman


November 27th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.27 (ANI): The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 after nearly ten years of occupation is a favourite public relations theme of the Taliban movement, which itself was ... Read more...

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UK achieves new milestone of fighting in Afghanistan as long as Soviet Union


November 27th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.27 (ANI): British troops have reached a grim milestone of battling in Afghanistan for nine years and 50 days, which is exactly the same length of time the erstwhile Soviet Army ... Read more...

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Pak facilitating Afghan-Taliban secret meetings for own strategic advantage: Editorial


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 2(ANI): Pakistan would be facilitating secret meetings between Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban leaders to take the heat off itself without having to launch a full-scale offensive against ... Read more...

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Karzai holds ’secret talks’ with Taliban to contain Haqqani network


November 1st, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 1(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly held a secret meeting with three Taliban leaders in an effort to weaken the Haqqani network.Jalaluddin Haqqani, a commander in the 1980s ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Victory in Afghanistan ‘impossible’: Gorbachev


October 27th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Oct. 27 (ANI): Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that Afghanistan risks turning into another Vietnam, and has told the US-led NATO military alliance that victory in that country ... Read more...

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Musharraf lists West’s ‘three blunders’ that gave the world scourge of terrorism


October 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has alleged that the West committed three blunders years back, the outcome of which Pakistan and Afghanistan are still bearing in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Relations with Obama ‘very good’: Karzai


October 11th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says his relations with his US counterpart Barack Obama are "very good" and the two are in regular contact."The relation with the US ... Read more...

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Pak floods to delay military operations in FATA, North Waziristan: Gates


September 4th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, Sep 4(ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that the devastating floods in Pakistan have delayed the military action against militants in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and North Waziristan.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ex ISI chief says Afghan war document leak originated from India


July 28th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, July 28(ANI): Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retired) Hamid Gul has alleged that India is where the leak of classified U.S. military reports implicating Pakistani aid to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Haqqani network targeted Kabul Conference: Holbrooke


July 24th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24(ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that the Al-Qaida-allied Haqqani network, which operates on both sides of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, had targeted ... Read more...

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US wants Pak military action against Haqqani network in North Waziristan


July 12th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 12(ANI): US Armed Services Committee Chairman, Carl Levin, has urged Pakistan to crack down on the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, which operates on both sides of the country's border with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

KGB once attempted to recruit NYPD spokesperson


July 7th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 7 (ANI): The chief spokesman of the New York Police Department (NYPD), Paul Browne, has revealed that he was recruited by the Russian spy outfit KGB in 1973 when ... Read more...

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Growing US discomfort imperils future of Afghan war


July 6th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A series of unusually close votes in the United States Congress on extending the Afghanistan war signals growing concerns with the occupation, following a series of events ... Read more...

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Petraeus refuses to give Pak ‘certificate of satisfaction’ over its efforts against militants


March 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.6 (ANI): US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus has refused to grant Pakistan a 'certificate of satisfaction' over its claimed success against extremists in the restive tribal regions."I wouldn't ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dialogue the only way, but Pakistan must control terror machine: PM (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Asserting that dialogue was the only way forward, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said that not talking to Pakistan will not isolate it but made ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russian James Bond passes away at 81


December 6th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Russian actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov, best known for his role as Soviet spy Stirlitz in the television series '17 Moments Of Spring', has died in Moscow. He was 81.As ... Read more...

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Gilani blames world for chaos, says Pak should not be portrayed as ‘war zone’


December 1st, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.1 (ANI): Blaming the current chaous in South Asia on the international community, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan should not be portrayed as a 'war zone'."Pakistan ... Read more...

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US can’t with Afghan war with Soviet-style ‘defend the cities’ strategy: Expert


October 29th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct. 29 (ANI): The American approach to "defend the cities" in Afghanistan and let the Taliban control the rural areas appears to be more of a delaying-the-defeat tactic than a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Vladimir Lenin ‘died from syphilis, not stroke’


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Syphilis killed Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and not a stroke, believes a British historian.To find the evidence, Helen Rappaport delved deep into books, papers and obscure journals.Rappaport thinks ... Read more...

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