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Walmart fails to open shop in New York


September 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Walmart's plans to open a store in New York city has suffered a setback because of opposition from liberals and small store owners.Walmart, the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Elk rescued from Russian power plant


September 21st, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A rescue operation took 11 hours at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Russia's Murmansk region to save an elk, one of the largest species ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Steve Jobs’ monument to come up in St. Petersburg


September 4th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument of Apple founder Steve Jobs is to be established in Russian city of St. Petersburg.An exhibition of draft projects for a ... Read more...

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Russian state media denies swear words blacklist


August 28th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS) The VGTRK, also known as the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, has denied that TV channels in the country have compiled a list of ... Read more...

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Ukraine to extradite Putin death plot suspect


August 24th, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukranian court has given a ruling to extradite to Russia a Kazakhstani citizen, held as the second suspect for attempting to kill Russian President ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

JetBlue fined $90,000 for violating passenger rights


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. has been fined $90,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) after it failed to inform passengers of their right to leave ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bomb scare on US airliner


August 21st, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) A Houston-bound US airliner experienced a bomb threat Monday.The incident occurred in the morning when the Southwest Airlines plane was undertaking a flight from El Paso ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stewart dropped from ‘Snow White’ sequel


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart has apparently just been ditched from the "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel.Reportdely Universal is set to cut Snow White out of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US air force commander removed amid widening sex scandal


August 11th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Aug 11 (IANS) The US Air Force removed a top training commander at a Texas base Friday amid a widening sex scandal involving basic training instructors.Col. Glenn Palmer, point ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian apex court rejects man’s claim to Vatican


August 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Supreme Court has overturned an appeal from a Russian who urged the country's judiciary to recognise his ownership of the Vatican."The court has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Olympic athletics: Algerian runner excluded for not trying


August 7th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi has been thrown out of the Olympic Games here for not trying hard enough in his 800-metre heat Monday, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Twitter blamed for Olympic cyclic coverage issues


July 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The organizers of the Olympic games have blamed Twitter for apparently disrupting the coverage of the cycling road races. The organizers reiterate that viewers of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics bosses say soldiers’ uniforms ‘intimidating’


July 25th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have suggested that the thousands of security personnel on duty for the games should dress in tracksuits because their regular ... Read more...

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Australian minister’s daughter held in drug case


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) The 20-year-old daughter of a minister in Australia's Queensland state has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a media report said Monday.Alex Davis is ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman survives after being hit by plane propeller


July 19th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) A woman worker at an airport in Russia was injured but had a miraculous escape Thursday when she was hit by the propeller of an An-24 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ape injures girl after escaping from zoo


July 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A five-year-old girl was injured when one of the five apes that escaped from a German zoo attacked her. A spokeswoman for the zoo has confirmed the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Shanghai buses to have Wi-Fi


July 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 10 (IANS) Commuters in China's commercial capital will soon be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service inside its city buses.Shanghai Bashi Group, the bus operator, said it intends ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Philippines lauds boxert Pacquiao despite defeat


June 10th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 10 (IANS) The Philippines government Sunday hailed Manny Pacquiao although he failed to defend his World Boxing Organisation welterweight belt after losing to American Timothy Bradley.Deputy presidential spokeswoman ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Briton wins $98 mn lottery share


June 9th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A British ticket holder has won a 63.8 million pound (about $98 million) share of the EuroMillions jackpot, The Telegraph reported Saturday.The win is the sixth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US student feasts on housemate’s body parts


June 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) A college student accused of killing a housemate in the US has told police that he ate the victim's heart and part of brain after his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN mission finds 13 bodies in Syria


May 30th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 30 (IANS) The UN supervision mission in Syria has discovered 13 bodies near Deir al-Zour province, with all of them with their hands tied behind their backs, the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zardari-NATO chief meet postponed due to plane delay


May 20th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A delay in the arrival of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's plane Saturday evening led to the postponement of a meeting in Chicago between him ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Man rescued from trash chute


May 17th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescuers had to pull a man out of a waste disposal chute in an apartment block in the western Siberian city of Tyumen Wednesday, after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Express your love with diamond-studded undies


May 17th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) If you happen to be one of those who believes buying an annoyed wife a nice set of innerwears is one of the surest ways to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Facebook ponders charging for popular posts


May 12th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Facebook is considering to charge users for highlighting their important posts, as it is testing a new feature in New Zealand that would make ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian court clears minor from repaying mum’s debt


May 11th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Moscow has ruled to clear a nine-year-old boy from repaying a debt of 561,000 rubles ($19,000) that he inherited from his late ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s first super cool bra


May 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) A Japanese firm has created the world's first cooling bra which contains refrigerated gel pads.The Triumph design has been modelled on a mini fishbowl and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Plot to blow up US-bound jet foiled


May 8th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies thwarted a plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to ones previously used by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BBC to broadcast live abortion programme on radio


April 24th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) In a first, the BBC will broadcast on radio a live programme from an abortion clinic that will feature interviews with women undergoing terminations.The two-hour-long radio ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plane makes emergency landing in London


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Flights in and out of London's second largest airport Gatwick were suspended Monday after a US-bound Airbus A330-300 plane was forced to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BBC pays men 10 percent more than women: Report


April 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) The BBC has nearly twice as many men as women in senior roles and pays them a 10 percent higher salary than their female counterparts, a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hot air balloon disrupts flights in London


April 13th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Flights were temporarily halted Friday in London's second largest airport Gatwick after a hot air balloon flew into its airspace.Planes had to wait on the tarmac ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing


April 5th, 2012 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nine-year-old on trial for late mom’s debt


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nine-year-old boy from Moscow is facing trial over a debt of 561,000 rubles (around $19,000) that he inherited from his late mother.A spokeswoman for ... Read more...

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