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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in drug plane crash in Venezuela


August 30th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A small plane carrying drugs crashed into a mountain in the northwestern state of Lara, killing the pilot, the Venezuelan interior ministry said."We presume that ... 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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Chavez touts tourism venture with Cuba


August 11th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that they will develop, together with Cuba, a large hotel complex on the Caribbean coast near Caracas, a tourist area left ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Syria’s Assad not ready to stand down


July 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Friday denied reports that said President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to leave office "in an orderly way".A statement on Syrian state television said ... Read more...

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Syrian defence minister killed in Damascus bombing


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian Defence Minister Daoud Rajha was killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus Wednesday, just hours before a crucial UN vote on the violence-plagued Middle ... Read more...

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Wreckage of downed Turkish plane located


June 25th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescue teams have located the wreckage of a Turkish jet, shot down by Syrian forces two days ago, a media report said Sunday.According to TRT ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants issued against Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son


June 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the prime ministerial candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Ali ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, the Greek state television reported Monday.Voting was ... Read more...

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New Democracy party asked to form Greek government


June 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece President Karolos Papoulias has tasked Antonis Samaras, the head of the conservative New Democracy party, with forming a government, according to Greek state ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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India PM condoles Saudi prince’s death


June 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed grief over the death of Saudi Arabia's deputy prime minister and crown prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ... Read more...

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Four die in Venezuelan helicopter crash (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said.The ... Read more...

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Greece to vote in new polls June 17


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece will hold new parliamentary polls June 17 and a court official will head an interim government until then, state television reported.Council of State head ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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Chavez to return to Venezuela this week


April 24th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said ... Read more...

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Chavez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, back to Havana, where he will undergo another round of cancer treatment, state media reported Sunday.Chavez ... Read more...

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Kayani monitors Siachen rescue operations


April 8th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Sunday monitored the rescue operation to pull out 124 soldiers and 11 civilians who were trapped following a massive ... Read more...

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India expresses concern over military coup in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India Friday expressed concern over the situation in Mali where mutinous soldiers have declared a coup, causing uncertainty in the west African nation."The Government of ... Read more...

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Chavez heads back to Venezuela


March 17th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Friday via Twitter that he was returning to the Andean nation after spending three weeks in Cuba for cancer treatment."Good afternoon, ... Read more...

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Chavez says his progress is favourable


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 13 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his progress "is favourable" following his Feb 27 operation in Havana to remove a cancerous tumour and said he should return ... Read more...

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Spanish foreign minister visits Mali for hostage release


March 4th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo has paid a visit to Mali for releasing two Spanish aid workers kidnapped by groups linked to Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Chavez takes to Twitter after surgery


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke out on Twitter a day after undergoing an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body ... Read more...

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Journalist siblings found slain in Bolivia


February 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) A brother and sister who worked in broadcasting were found murdered, family members and Bolivian authorities said Monday.The bodies of Veronica Penasco, 36, and brother ... Read more...

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Iran marks 33rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic regime celebrated nationwide the 33rd anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution on ... Read more...

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Maldives President Nasheed resigns after public protests, mutiny


February 8th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
MALE, MALDIVES (BNO NEWS) -- Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday announced his resignation after weeks of opposition protests and a mutiny by some police officers. Vice president Waheed Hassan was sworn ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s former soccer chief held for match-fixing scandal


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 3 (IANS) Henrietta Rushwaya, former chief executive of Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), was reportedly arrested on charges of corruption, bribery and match-fixing.The country's state television said she was ... Read more...

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Over 600 injured as police-protesters clash in Egypt


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 600 people were injured in clashes between police and protesters that broke out in downtown Cairo following a deadly football-match riot in Port ... Read more...

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73 killed, 1,000 hurt in Egypt football stadium violence (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people were killed and up to a 1,000 injured following clashes and a stampede at a football stadium in the Egyptian city of ... Read more...

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