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US hires private firms for ‘dirty work’: Russian diplomat

August 29th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allowing private security companies to work in conflict zones helps the US government "avoid responsibility" for violating the norms of international humanitarian law, a Russian ... Read more...

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Menon cautions against non-state actors

October 22nd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a veiled reference to extremist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, India Saturday said "non-state actors" are now performing state functions and underlined that New ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka destroying statues of Tamil kings: Canadian Tamils

December 15th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Canada has reacted angrily to Colombo's decision to scrap the Tamil version of the country's national anthem and alleged ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s national anthem now only in Sinhala; Tamil version out

December 12th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cabinet has mandated the Sinhala version of the national anthem instead of a Tamil version used in some parts of the country, a media report ... Read more...

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10 year Pay Freeze for Queen Elizabeth II

June 23rd, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even the Royal Queen hasn’t been spared in the recent austerity budget in UK. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne announced the budget and also revealed ... Read more...

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Venezuela’s Chávez seizes golf clubs in drive to defeat the ‘bourgeoisie’

October 18th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Caracas (Venezuela), Oct.18 (ANI): Wealthy Venezuelans have often luxuriated in the vistas of the Caribbean from the terrace of the Caraballeda Golf Club, relaxing with a whisky before teeing off amid tropical ... Read more...

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The King Khan to acheive his ‘knighthood’ on Dec 6

November 25th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The King Khan aka the Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan will be in a traditional Malay outfit and will achieve his delayed Malaysian knighthood, said on Monday by the state's top civil ... Read more...

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