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Chinese daily takes umbrage to Manila renaming sea


September 14th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A Chinese daily Friday targeted Manila for renaming a part of South China Sea the West Philippine Sea and said Beijing "will not tolerate the ... Read more...

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Harry to visit China to improve tense relations


September 10th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Prince Harry has reportedly been asked by the Foreign Office to visit China next year to help improve tense British relations with the country, the Daily ... Read more...

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Most Russians resent Moscow: Survey


September 5th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 70 percent of Russians admitted there were "tensions" between Muscovites and residents of other regions, according to a survey by state-run pollster VTsIOM."Two thirds ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks: Pakistani daily (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily wants hate-filled school textbooks purged after an official panel said they entrenched prejudices against minorities and distorted history.An editorial in the News International ... Read more...

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UN chief hails report on power transfer in Maldives


August 31st, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a report regarding the disputed transfer of power early this year in the Maldives, and called upon all ... Read more...

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New Cold War may break out between US, China, warns daily


August 24th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) The Cold War mentality hasn't disappeared, a state-run Chinese daily said Friday, and warned of "real worries that a new Cold War may break out between ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea


July 27th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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UPA allies unhappy with Congress: BJP


July 20th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress-led government was in difficulty as its allies were not happy with it, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday.Responding to reports of ... Read more...

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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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Turn around dysfunctional ties with US: Pakistani daily


July 5th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan and the US should grasp the opportunity presented by the reopening of NATO supply routes to "turn a dysfunctional relationship into one that can ... 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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For Pakistanis, India bigger threat than Taliban, Al Qaeda: Survey


June 29th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Only one in five Pakistanis have a favourable view of India with almost six in ten considering it a bigger threat to their country than ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani troops battle on Kashmir border


June 19th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 19 (IANS) Pakistani troops again opened fire on Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) on the Jammu and Kashmir border, triggering gun battles for about two ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi holds meet on organised crime


June 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 18 (IANS/WAM) A conference on organised crime and its effects commenced here Monday.The "Conference on Organised Crime and its Effects on Criminal Policy" has ... Read more...

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Patnaik holds talks to mend fences in BJD


June 1st, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday began talks with leaders of his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to bridge the rift that had surfaced while he was ... Read more...

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Italy’s GDP to drop in 2012


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 23 (IANS) An Italian national statistics agency has forecast that Italy's GDP would fall by 1.5 percent this year but would slightly rise by 0.5 percent in 2013.Italy's ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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Spain’s borrowing costs rise sharply in bond auction


May 18th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury auctioned 2.5 billion euros ($3.18 billion) worth of bonds maturing in 2015 and 2016 Thursday, but was forced to pay sharply higher interest rates.The ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha has served as a shock absorber, says Pranab


May 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday described the Lok Sabha as a "great shock absorber" and said the house had been able to resolve many ... Read more...

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US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan


April 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan's southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement ... Read more...

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Armed tribal youths arrested in Tripura (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms ... Read more...

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Armed tribal youths arrested in Mizoram


April 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 5 (IANS) Even as union Home Minister P. Chidambaram was visiting Mizoram over the Reang refugees repatriation issue, security forces arrested five Reang tribal youths with arms ... Read more...

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Another 20-year-old bunker removed from Srinagar’s old city


April 4th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 4 (IANS) Yet another 20-year-old bunker of the security forces was removed from Srinagar's old city Wednesday."The Nawab Bazar bunker in the old city of Srinagar was removed ... Read more...

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Tensions between Buchanan and Wright in New Zealand cricket


March 29th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 29 (IANS) There is tension simmering in New Zealand Cricket (NZC) between director of cricket John Buchanan and coach John Wright.NZC chief executive David White admitted that there ... Read more...

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Bank of England urges banks to raise capital


March 24th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) British banks need to raise more capital as they are not reserving enough funds to withstand potential financial trouble, the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) under Bank ... Read more...

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‘Iranians, we love you’, says Israeli Facebook page


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 23 (IANS) A new Facebook initiative has been launced by Israelis to reach out to Iranians to show them that despite tensions, the majority of Israelis do ... Read more...

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Shooting rampage: US soldier moved out of Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The US soldier who was accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has been transferred out of the country, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "He has ... Read more...

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CIF shifted after clashes with EFR (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) personnel were Friday removed from an Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in West Bengal to ease tensions between their warring personnel.The CIF ... Read more...

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CIF shifted following clashes with EFR


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata (West Bengal), March 2 (IANS) Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) personnel were Friday removed from an Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) camp in West Bengal to ease tensions between their warring ... Read more...

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Australia’s foreign minister quits


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday made a sudden announcement to resign from his job.Rudd's decision comes amid leadership tensions within the Labor Party as ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Mizo refugees in Tripura to return home


February 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday urged the nearly 37,000 tribal refugees from Mizoram, sheltered in six north Tripura camps for the past 15 years, ... Read more...

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US to discuss Tibet situation with China


February 11th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 11 (IANS) The issue of increased tensions and violations of human rights in Tibet will come up for discussion during Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to ... Read more...

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UN chief seeks to ease Falkland tensions


February 11th, 2012 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon Argentina and Britain to prevent "an escalation" of tensions over the Falkland Islands.The secretary-general made the appeal when ... Read more...

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It makes sense for Pakistan, Iran to firm ties: Daily


February 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran "have a need of friends in the world" and it makes strategic sense for both countries to firm up ties, said a daily ... Read more...

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New union officials to negotiate Hyundai wage agreement


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) An entirely new team of office bearers of the United Union of Hyundai Employees (UUHE) will hold wage negotiations at the country's second largest car manufacturing ... Read more...

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