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Roadside bomb kills 5 family members in southern Afghanistan


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TARINKOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb attack killed at least five members of a family in southern Afghanistan, local authorities said Friday.The family was traveling in their vehicle and on ... Read more...

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Russia seeks access to US ranch for kids


September 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian government has demanded from the US to allow Russian children rights ombudsman to visit a US ranch where troubled adoptees from Russia have been ... Read more...

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Teachers using ‘guide books’ to face action in Punjab


September 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Teaching students from "guides" is likely to prove costly for government school teachers in Punjab after the state government Friday imposed a complete ban on the ... Read more...

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Mob in Guatemala kills man who murdered two kids


September 13th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A man who walked into a school in the northern Guatemalan village of Tactic and murdered two children was killed by teachers and locals, media ... Read more...

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Australia rallies for vote for Super Trawler


September 12th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In Sydney the hopes of stopping a super trawler from fishing in Australia’s water were turned down as those in favor of the fishing expressed their disregard ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Honduran journalist’s killer gets jail term of 28 years


September 12th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) A Honduran court Tuesday sentenced a man to 28 years in jail after finding him guilty of having fatally shot journalist Jorge Alberto Orellana in April ... Read more...

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PM’s assets same as last year: PMO


September 10th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assets have remained the same since he listed them on his official website last year and only their value has ... Read more...

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American held in China for carrying banned material


September 10th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) A US citizen has been put under 10-day detention in China for carrying and concealing a banned hazardous substance while trying to board a flight from ... Read more...

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Putin spokesman hopes ties with US ‘remain good’


September 8th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said he hopes Russia's relations with the US will remain good regardless of who wins the ... Read more...

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Russian border guards rescue Dutch kayaker


September 7th, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Border guards in Russia's far eastern region of Chukotka have rescued a Dutch adventurer who went missing while trying to cross the Bering Strait by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Work on controversial n-power plant to begin Thursday


September 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Work on the first phase of a controversial nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district would commence Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.In the first phase, ... Read more...

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People from northeast returning to Hyderabad


September 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) People from the northeast are gradually returning to Hyderabad - after fleeing in droves last month following rumours of impending attacks on them. Their employers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Woman, two daughters found dismembered in Guatemala


September 4th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The dismembered bodies of a woman and her two teenage daughters were found Monday in southeastern Guatemala, authorities said.The spokesman for the Volunteer Firefighters, Sergio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eight die as Taliban attack Afghan governor


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mahmoud Raqi (Afghanistan), Sep 3 (IANS) Eight people, including four Taliban militants, were killed in an attack on the governor of Afghanistan's Kapisa province but he escaped unhurt, a ... Read more...

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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan school exam topper to get Rs.500,000


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Revtash Kumar, who hails from a poor family but secured the top position in the matriculation examination in Pakistan, will be awarded Rs.500,000, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN chief hails report on power transfer in Maldives


August 31st, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a report regarding the disputed transfer of power early this year in the Maldives, and called upon all ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Adele, Konecki married?


August 30th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) A month away from welcoming her first child, singer Adele has reportedly married Simon Konecki secretly.The news came out after she was pictured here wearing a ... Read more...

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Lohan won’t face theft charges


August 29th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan and her assistant Gavin Doyle will not be prosecuted over a burglary at her friend's home, following lack of evidence.The incident ... Read more...

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Russia’s women’s volleyball coach dies


August 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russia's women's volleyball team has died, a federation spokesman said. Sergei Ovchinnikov was 43.The cause of death was unclear.Ovchinnikov led the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Taliban deny involvement in Afghan killings


August 29th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban has said it was not involved in the beheading and shooting of 17 people in Afghanistan, and called the accusation "baseless propaganda".The Afghan ... Read more...

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Ghana spent $1.8 mn on late president’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 28 (IANS) Ghana spent a total of 3.6 million Ghana cedis ($1.8 million) on the funeral of former president John Evans Atta Mills, who died late July and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Man dies of anthrax in Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A man has died of anthrax in Russia's Siberia region after being infected when he handled the carcass of a sick cow, RIA Novosti reported Monday.The ... Read more...

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Hulk’s Zenit move not certain


August 26th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil striker Hulk's spokesperson denied reports that Portuguese football club Porto has agreed to sell Hulk to Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg for 50 million euros.Various ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jenkins denies affair with Beckham


August 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Opera singer Katherine Jenkins is fuming over rumours that she was ever in an affair with soccer ace David Beckham.The 32-year-old took to Twitter ... Read more...

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Punjab orders discarded furniture’s removal from secretariat


August 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The corridors of power in the Punjab civil secretariat would soon be decluttered.The Punjab government Friday issued orders to remove discarded furniture lying in the ... Read more...

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Gunman kills five in New York, shot dead (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) A gunman Friday shot dead at least five people in front of the Empire State Building in New York, but was later killed by police, ... Read more...

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24 injured in China train accident


August 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Harbin (China), Aug 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured when two passenger trains collided at a railway station in northeast China's Heilongjiang province Thursday, local authorities said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptian president to visit China


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will pay a state visit to China from Aug 28 to 30 at the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, said Foreign ... Read more...

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US, Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US, Russian and Norwegian naval forces are holding joint firing exercises in the Norwegian Sea, a Russian Navy official said Wednesday.The US Navy's USS Farragut ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for drawing absent teacher wife’s salary


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) A principal of a government school in Patiala was suspended Wednesday by the Punjab government after it came to light that he was drawing the salary ... Read more...

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Jessica Ennis will feature on the cover of the Beano


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Participating in the Olympic Games might be lucky for Jessica Ennis who has just increased her fortune as well as her fame through a children comic magazine. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Republican Congressman apologizes after skinny-dipping


August 21st, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kansas, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Congress man apologized to the public after his skinny dipping act in Israel at the Sea of Galilee during last year. Kevin Yodar, the representative of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, Bangladesh border guards exchange saplings (With Image)


August 19th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Indian and Bangladeshi border guards have exchanged saplings as part of a programme to green their winding border.The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard ... Read more...

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