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UN chief hails Myanmar panel to probe violence


August 18th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Myanmar's establishment of a 27-member commission to investigate the violence in the western state of Rakhine, which has left ... Read more...

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Dallas declares emergency over west Nile virus


August 17th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dallas County has declared a state of emergency after suffering 10 deaths from the west Nile virus. The announcement has set the stage for the stage for ... Read more...

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13 more die in fresh Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 13 people have died in Myanmar in fresh sectarian violence, an official said Saturday.The violence erupted five days ago in the Kyauktaw township of ... Read more...

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Pakistan concerned over Muslim deaths in Myanmar


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims in ethnic clashes in Myanmar.The clashes took ... Read more...

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Egypt safe for tourists, says president


August 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt remains a stable and safe destination for tourists despite the revolution in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, President Mohamed Morsi said Monday.Morsi was speaking ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Myanmar president postpones Bangladesh visit


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein's visit to Bangladesh has been postponed due to ongoing ethnic tensions in that country.Dhaka made the announcement Sunday following foreign secretary level ... Read more...

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29 killed in Myanmar state riot: Official


June 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday.Those killed comprise 13 ... Read more...

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China backs Myanmar peace efforts


June 12th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) China supports Myanmar's efforts to safeguard ethnic harmony, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The main towns in Myanmar's riot-hit Rakhine state have been brought under control. However, ... Read more...

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State of emergency in Myanmar state


June 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state Sunday night following unrest.The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed ... Read more...

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Emergency lifted in Egypt after decades


June 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Through a declaration, Egypt's ruling military council Thursday lifted a state of emergency that existed for decades in the country.The emergency was lifted after its ... Read more...

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Musharraf killed my mother: Bilawal Bhutto


May 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed because the government of then president Parvez Musharraf did not provide her adequate security, her son Bilawal ... Read more...

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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Floods hit homes in Russia


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500 homes were flooded in the central Russian region of Ryazan after melting snow caused the river Moksha to overflow, officials said.At least 1,179 ... Read more...

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Landslide destroys power lines in central Fiji


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Suva, April 2 (IANS) Fiji witnessed destruction of power lines Monday due to landslides, the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) said, adding its only electricity provider will ration power supply.According to the ... Read more...

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Floods wreck havoc in Brazil


February 28th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 28 (IANS) At least one person has died and nearly 120,000 people have been affected in floods over the past few days in northeast Brazil.Over 12,000 ... Read more...

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Sleep with gun under your pillow: Israeli diplomats told


February 15th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (IANS) The terror attack in India, a botched attempt in Georgia and three blasts in Thailand have prompted Israeli diplomats across the world to be extra ... Read more...

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Falling icicles kill pedestrian


February 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Feb 8 (IANS) A woman was killed when large icicles fell on her head from the roof of a building in this Serbian capital.The 49-year-old music teacher died when ... Read more...

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Egypt after a year of civilian uprising


January 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) As Jan 25 marked the first anniversary of Egypt's civilian uprising that led to president Hosni Mubarak stepping down after nearly 30 years in power, many ... Read more...

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Egypt to lift three decades old state of emergency


January 25th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 30-year-long state of emergency in Egypt will be lifted from Wednesday, the head of the country's ruling military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, said ... Read more...

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Parliamentary polls begin in Kazakhstan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 9,000 polling stations opened in Kazakhstan Sunday for parliamentary elections that are expected to end the ruling party's monopolistic control of the legislature.After securing ... Read more...

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Six killed in Nigeria church attack


January 6th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least six people were killed and 10 injured in an armed attack on a church in northeastern Nigeria, international media reported.A group of gunmen ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Nigeria


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country in the wake of attacks from the Islamist group Boko Haram, ... Read more...

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Peruvian president declares state of emergency


December 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency following massive rallies against a multi-billion-dollar mining project in the north of the country.Humala announced late ... Read more...

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Thousands remain without power supply in California


December 4th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tens of thousands of US houses were witnessing blackout Saturday morning even as most of them affected by the strong winds that blew out southern California ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Trinidad and Tobago PM uncovered


November 25th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Nov 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar said Thursday that a plot to assassinate her and senior members of her cabinet has been uncovered, and it ... Read more...

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100,000 visit T&T; Diwali exposition


October 25th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Oct 25 (IANS) More than 100,000 people thronged an annual exposition over 10 days to celebrate Diwali in this Trinidad and Tobago capital.The exposition, called Diwali Nagar, ... Read more...

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89 die in Central America rains


October 17th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 89 people have been killed and some 350,000 affected as a week of devastating torrential rain continued in Central America.Days of non-stop rains ... Read more...

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UAE team continues Pakistan relief work


September 30th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates relief team is continuing to distribute aid in the Sindh province, which was the most affected by the floods earlier this month ... Read more...

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Emergency was necessary, says Trinidad and Tobago PM


September 8th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who is of Indian origin, has said the decision to impose a state of emergency was necessary to ... Read more...

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Ecuador toxic alcohol toll climbs to 50


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) The toll from drinking toxic liquor in Ecuador has risen to 50 following the death of two more people, the health ministry said.The ministry also said ... Read more...

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Video on Facebook page threatens Trinidad and Tobago PM


August 29th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 29 (IANS) A video has been posted on a Facebook page threatening Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persaad-Bissessar, said an official.Attorney General, Senator Anand Ramlogan, told ... Read more...

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Minissha Lamba stranded in New York


August 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) A Bollywood actress has been held captive by Hurricane Irene which struck the US East Coast Sunday. Minissha Lamba, who is in New York for an ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene kills four in US


August 28th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four people, including a child, were killed Saturday as a result of powerful hurricane Irene that has hit the US East Coast, emergency officials ... Read more...

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US mobilises 6,500 troops for hurricane relief


August 28th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Some 6,500 US troops are being mobilised to conduct disaster relief and rescue missions in the country's east coast endangered by hurricane Irene, Xinhua reported.Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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