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Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation


September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

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Earthquake shakes China’s Yunnan province


September 7th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least 20 people have been confirmed dead when a series of devastating earthquakes hit the southwest of china. One of the earthquakes is said to have ... Read more...

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More rain in store in Delhi


August 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) It was another overcast morning in the national capital Thursday, a day after torrential downpour saw tens of thousands of commuters stranded and many areas ... Read more...

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Drunk man chokes 70,000 chickens to death in US


August 29th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A man in the US has been charged with killing 70,000 chickens in a single booze-fuelled night.Joshua Shelton, 21, cut off power to a battery chicken ... Read more...

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More rains likely in Delhi


August 28th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) It was a cloudy morning in the national capital Tuesday, the day after a torrential downpour saw tens of thousands of commuters stranded ... Read more...

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Algae bloom kills nearly 1 mn fish in Gulf of Mexico


August 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Aug 18 (IANS) Algae bloom, known as red tide, has killed nearly 1 million fish in the Gulf of Mexico, official said.Tens of thousands of dead fish, mostly menhaden, ... Read more...

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US refuses to recognize diplomatic asylum of Assange


August 18th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US government Friday refused to recognize the diplomatic asylum that Ecuador granted to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the Organization of American States (OAS) considers ... Read more...

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Counterfeit crackdown fear shuts entire Chinese city


August 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Almost all shops in a Chinese city have closed business following rumours of a clampdown on counterfeit products, the Daily Mail reported.Officials in Shenyang city are ... Read more...

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Britain lifts hosepipe ban


June 13th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Britain will lift its hosepipe ban due to "exceptional" rainfall over the last three days.Britain's three biggest water companies -- Anglian Water, Thames Water and Southern ... Read more...

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55 killed, 126 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 55 people were killed and 126 others wounded in a series of bomb and gunfire attacks in several Iraqi cities Wednesday, police said.The apparently ... Read more...

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47 killed in Iraq car bombings


June 13th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) At least 47 people were killed and many others injured in Iraq after a series of car bombings rattled the capital city of Baghdad Wednesday morning, ... Read more...

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Omar cant’ tweet live NCTC proceedings


May 5th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 5 (IANS) Omar Abdullah could have tweeted live proceedings of the chief ministers' conference meet in New Delhi on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Saturday but the ... Read more...

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North Korea holds military parade


April 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 15 (IANS) North Korea Sunday held a military parade here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lauded the ... Read more...

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High tariffs will harm India-US business ties: US commerce secretary


March 26th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Urging India to cut duties on imports of American manufactured products, US Commerce Secretary John Bryson Monday said such high tariffs would cause "significant harm" ... Read more...

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40,000-year-old site found in China


March 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Chinese archaeologists have found a 40,000-year-old settlement site dating back to Stone Age.The discovery of Laonainaimiao Ruins was made at a scenic spot in southwestern suburb ... Read more...

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Patna gets the blues during Bihar centenary celebrations


March 19th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 19 (IANS) The Bihar capital will turn blue, literally, during the three-day centenary celebrations of the founding of the state this week.In a half-page advertisement in local Hindi ... Read more...

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Rise in cancer deaths worrying: Sheila Dikshit


March 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday expressed concern over the increase in cancer deaths and stressed the need for preventive measures."Every year, tens of thousands ... Read more...

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Participate in politics, Pakistani daily exhorts women


February 21st, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) It is a curious paradox that while women's profile in politics has become more visible in Pakistan, it seems to be eroding at the grassroots, notes ... Read more...

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Greek parliament approves austerity plan


February 13th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's parliament has approved austerity measures requested by the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund to secure a 130-billion euro ($170 billion) bailout to avoid ... Read more...

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Saudi held in Malaysia for insulting Islam


February 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian newspaper columnist who fled his country after being accused of insulting Islam has been arrested in Malaysia, said police sources Friday.Just as ... Read more...

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To cut corners, Britain to give MPs free iPads


February 7th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Tens of thousands of pounds may be spent by the House of Commons to give every British parliamentarian a free iPad tablet computer, as part of ... Read more...

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Johannesburg university stampede kills one


January 10th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Johannesburg, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One person has been confirmed dead with two others listed as critically injured following a stampede at the Johannesburg University. Prospective students queued outside the gate of ... Read more...

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Russia’s election chief declines to resign


January 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), Vladimir Churov has said he will not resign despite demands by many critics following claims of rigged ... Read more...

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Algae-eating fish to clean up Chinese lake


January 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) China plans to release tens of thousands of algae-eating fish into the country's third-largest freshwater lake to get rid of pollution.Authorities plan to release over the ... Read more...

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Team Anna protests in Ramlila, with fewer numbers


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Team Anna members staged a protest at the Ramlila ground here Tuesday but the crowds no way matched the tens of thousands who thronged ... Read more...

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European airports prepare for upcoming heavy snow


December 17th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming days of heavy snow, the European airports have made several preparations this time to prevent any chaotic situation and inconvenience to air-passengers, said ... 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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French nuclear waste train enters Germany


November 26th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 26 (IANS) A French train loaded with 150 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste crossed into Germany Friday, heading for a controversial radioactive waste storage facility in a small ... Read more...

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Computer system promises cancer breakthroughs


November 20th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) A computer system that can read scientific treatises just like humans promises potential breakthroughs in cancer research. Called CRAB, it can trawl through millions of scientific ... Read more...

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Haridwar stampede: PM grieved, announces compensation


November 8th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed grief over the stampede tragedy in Haridwar and sanctioned financial assistance to the families of those killed and ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood toll crosses 500


November 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Thailand's worst floods have left 506 people dead, authorities said Sunday.Flooding has receded in some upstream provinces but still prevails in 25 regions in northeastern and ... Read more...

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Gene behind fatal abdominal aneurysm isolated


November 4th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a gene that spurs a fatal abdominal condition afflicting tens of thousands of people worldwide.An international team led by Matt Bown, vascular surgeon ... Read more...

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Exiles to step on Tibetan soil brought to Himachal


October 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) Tibetans born and brought up in exile will Wednesday get to step on soil procured from their homeland in China and spread in a playground ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen to send workers to Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is keen to send thousands of workers to Libya after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, a minister said."We've already made contact with the ... Read more...

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Next year, fitness must for Amarnath pilgrims


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) From next year, all those undertaking the Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir will have to be medically fit for the arduous journey to the ... Read more...

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