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Taiwanese men told to squat when using public loos


August 28th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) A special drive has been launched in Taiwan to teach men to sit down when they wee, especially while using a public convenience.According to government workers, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Britain doesn’t know who it is dealing with: Ecuador


August 19th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned Britain that any attempt to storm its embassy in London - over asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - would ... Read more...

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Cuba to hold circus festival


August 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 17 (IANS) Acrobats, contortionists, clowns and other circus performers from 16 countries will participate in a circus festival in Havana, organisers said. The 11th International Summer Festival Circuba ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Volvo cars sales shrink in China


August 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 16 (IANS) The number of vehicles produced by Volvo and sold in China shrank by 28.4 percent in the Chinese market in July as compared to the same ... Read more...

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Silva reveals pact with Ibrahimovic


August 15th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazilian football team's defender Thiago Silva has revealed that he made a pact with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic before their joint summer move to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympics: Croatia wins men’s handball bronze


August 12th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Croatia's men beat Hungary 33-26 Sunday to win their first Olympic handball medal, a bronze.The Croatians dominated from the start, finishing the first half with ... Read more...

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Olympic Kayak single gold for Hungary


August 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary's five-time world champion in various disciplines Danuta Kozak took Olympic gold in the women's kayak single Thursday.Kozak overtook defending Olympic champion Inna Osypenko-Radomska of ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: Rezaei wins gold for Iran


August 8th, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei grappled to Olympic wrestling gold in the men's 96kg division Tuesday, defeating Russia's Rustam Totrov on points in the final.Rezaei, 26, ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling : Lopez Nunez wins gold for Cuba


August 7th, 2012 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cuba's Mijain Lopez Nunez won gold for Cuba in the men's 120 kg Greco-Roman wrestling Monday, beating Estonia's Heiki Nabi on points in the final.Lopez ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic sailing: Sweden takes gold


August 5th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took the Olympic sailing gold in the Star class Sunday, winning the medal race as ... Read more...

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Olympic triathlon: Swiss’ Spirig wins gold in photo finish


August 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Switzerland's Nicola Spirig won the Olympic women's triathlon here Saturday in a photo finish with Sweden's Lisa Norden.Spirig and Norden both finished in a time ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: New Zealand’s Drysdale takes single sculls gold


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics here Friday.Drysdale won by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British tourists to Goa dip, Russian arrivals shoot up


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The number of tourists from Britain to Goa has declined 30 percent, but Russian tourists have swelled by more than 200 percent over the last two ... Read more...

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Rihanna scraps Spanish festival gig


July 4th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna has scrapped an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival in Madrid following the death of her grandmother Clara 'Dolly' Braithwaite.Her grand ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Eliasson sworn in as deputy UN chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) Jan Eliasson of Sweden was sworn in as the UN deputy secretary-general here Monday, Xinhua reported.Eliasson "has had substantial experience at the United Nations serving ... Read more...

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Indian sportspersons stranded in Sweden returning home


June 30th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Ninety-two veteran Indian sportspersons stranded in Sweden are returning home after the Indian embassy came to their rescue and asked their travel agency to arrange for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Blanc should stay with France: Benzema


June 24th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Striker Karim Benzema said Sunday that French football coach Laurent Blanc deserves a contract extension despite Euro 2012 elimination.Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Assistant drug controller arrested for bribery


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an assistant drug controller posted at the cargo complex of Mumbai international airport for accepting a bribe to ... Read more...

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IKEA to invest $1.9 billion in India


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Sweden-based IKEA, the world's largest furniture maker, will invest around $1.9 billion (Rs.10,500 crore) in opening 25 retail stores in India, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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We dared to play great football, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wanted to win for our fans, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rooney to start for England’s final group match


June 19th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 19 (IANS) England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed at a pre-match press conference that striker Wayne Rooney will start at the final Euro 2012 group match against Ukraine.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wolves kill wildlife park worker


June 18th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wolves have attacked a woman at one of the most popular zoos in Sweden. The law enforcement officers investigating the case have not yet established what ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Euro 2012: Ukraine could miss Shevchenko against England


June 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS) Ukraine might play their crucial final Group D match against England in Euro 2012 Tuesday without captain Andrei Shevchenko, who suffers a knee problem.The 35-year-old ... Read more...

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Set pieces crucial to beating England: Shevchenko


June 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine's talismanic striker and captain feels that his team will have to defend well at set pieces if they are to beat England Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Hodgson praises ‘clever’ Welbeck winner


June 16th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England coach Roy Hodgson has heaped praises on Danny Welbeck for his backheel flick for the winning goal in England's 3-2 win over Sweden.The 21-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Sweden coach blames bad luck for defeat to England


June 16th, 2012 - 5:49 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Swedish coach Erik Hamren has blamed bad luck for the 3-2 defeat to England that put Sweden out of Euro 2012 in the group stage.England ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Blanc hails Germany as role model for France


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France coach Laurent Blanc said his team should follow Germany's example when they take on Ukraine Friday in the Euro 2012 group stage.Germany are ... Read more...

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Not the time to celebrate: Shevchenko


June 12th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 12 (IANS) Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko feels it was not time to celebrate after the team's 2-1 win over Sweden and said it was important to focus on ... Read more...

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France, England draw their Euro 2012 opener


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Goals from two Manchester City players saw England and France share the points in a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 Group D opener ... Read more...

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Swedish biker denied 666 license plate renewal


June 8th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Authorities in a Swedish city have denied the renewal of a motorcycle license plate containing the number 666 to a man saying the number was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ukraine favourites to win their Euro opener: Swedish coach


June 7th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine are favourites to win their opening match against Sweden at the Euro 2012 June 11, Sweden coach Erik Hamren said here Thursday."I have to give ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ukraine offered $16 million bonus for Euro 2012 triumph


June 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine's national football team will share a bonus of $16.2 million if they win the Euro 2012 Championship beginning Friday."Our financial incentive is better compared to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic-bound paddlers to play in Sweden, Brazil


June 1st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A 14-member Indian team including Olympic-bound paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das will be playing tournaments in Sweden and Brazil during June.The sports ministry Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Court rejects Assange’s plea against extradition (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Britain's Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes.The 40-year-old Australian is accused of ... Read more...

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