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Woman ‘commits suicide’ by jumping into crocodile pit


September 6th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A Thai woman who was suffering from depression is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into a crocodile pit.Tiphawan Prakarn told her husband that she ... Read more...

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Jessica Ennis’ gold postbox vandalized


August 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A postbox that was painted Gold to celebrate Jessica Ennis’s Olympic victory was vandalized and left with graffiti markings on it. The box, which was painted with ... Read more...

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Over 60 kg drugs seized in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have seized around 60 kg of narcotics in two operations, one along the border with India, a media report said Sunday.Pakistan Rangers seized ... Read more...

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China celebrates Tourism Day


May 20th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China Saturday celebrated Tourism Day with various activities across the country to welcome tourists from home and abroad.Travel agencies and hotels have announced discounts to boost ... Read more...

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Asia’s first Legoland to open in Malaysia


April 26th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 26 (IANS) Asia's first Legoland is coming up in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, bringing a new tourist attraction to the country.The 30.8-hectare theme park, located in ... Read more...

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South African government accelerates land reforms


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday."The government has set a ... Read more...

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131-year-old New Zealand church to be demolished


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) A 131-year-old cathedral, devastated in the earthquake last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be demolished because it is too dangerous and expensive to rebuild, a ... Read more...

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Osama’s presence in Pakistan an enduring mystery: Daily


March 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad, where he was killed last year, is the subject of enduring mystery and endless speculation, said a ... Read more...

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Visitors to ancient Shaolin temple decline


February 6th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to the famous Shaolin temple in Henan province, home to Shaolin Kung Fu martial arts, recorded a sharp decline during the weeklong ... Read more...

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Crocodile ‘given bikini wax and pedicure’


November 21st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darwin, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Australian spa has gotten into the news after they gave one lucky crocodile a real treat. The spa did a complete ‘bikini wax procedure’ on the ... Read more...

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Agra top favourite tourism spot


August 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 80 lakh tourists visited the Agra Archaeological Circle, comprising eight monuments, in 2010-11 with the Taj Mahal the top favourite.The Agra circle wrested the ... Read more...

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Karachi hotels owe Rs.150 mn to government


June 10th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 10 (IANS) Nearly 400 "unlicensed" hotels in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi have not paid taxes worth Rs.150 million to the government, a minister has said.The ... Read more...

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Will Mandya, Karnataka’s sugarland, see Sai Baba reborn?


April 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) Like his birthplace Puttaparthi in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Mandya, 80 km from here, was a faceless place till eminent engineer-statesman Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya conceived building a dam ... Read more...

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Three killed in Senegal clash


February 27th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Dakar (Senegal), Feb 27 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and many wounded as the Senegalese army clashed with separatists in the southern Casamance region, military officials said.Seven soldiers had been killed in ... Read more...

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Hitler’s headquarters in Ukraine to be made tourist attraction


January 31st, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukrainian officials have unveiled a plan to turn the remains of Hitler' Eastern Front military headquarters into a tourist attraction.The museum will be established by May 9, ... Read more...

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Ukraine to open Chernobyl reactor to visitors in 2011


December 14th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kiev, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ukraine is planning to open the Chernobyl reactor plant to visitors in 2011. Until now, the area around the Chernobyl reactor used to be sealed, but this ... Read more...

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Chandigarh Rock Garden to open in evening too


December 7th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Rock Garden here will soon be open to visitors in the evening as well, Chandigarh's Home-cum-Tourism Secretary Ram Niwas said Tuesday.At present, visitors are not allowed to ... Read more...

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Imphal’s Khwairamband Bazar, a symbol of women empowerment


December 4th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal (Manipur), Dec.4 (ANI): The centuries-old Khwaraimband Bazar in Imphal is the world's only market where shops are owned, run and controlled by women.Currently, women vendors are in the process of ... Read more...

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Warner Bros To Set Up Harry Potter Museum In Britain


November 12th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): After an entire museum on Harry Potter named 'Wizarding World' which was set up at Universal Orlando in the US early this year, reports are now doing ... Read more...

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Poland set to unveil world’s tallest Jesus statue


November 7th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The construction of the world's tallest Jesus Christ statue that rises to 167 feet in a Polish town has been completed.The statue's torso, head and crown were ... Read more...

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UAE condemns Turkey suicide blast


October 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirate (UAE) condemned the suicide bombing in Turkey, which injured 22 people Sunday, as "a coward terrorist act".A statement by the UAE foreign ministry ... Read more...

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22 injured in Turkey explosion


October 31st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 31 (IANS) At least 22 people were injured in an explosion triggered by a suicide bomber in this capital city of Turkey Sunday.The bombing occurred at the central Taksim ... Read more...

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Oz Crocodile Dundee outback pub up for grabs


October 13th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): The Australian outback pub that was made famous by the 1980s film Crocodile Dundee is up for sale.The Walkabout Creek Hotel, in the small town of McKinlay in ... Read more...

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Paris station bomb alert turns out to be hoax (Lead)


September 27th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 27 (IANS) A bomb alert that briefly suspended traffic via the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris turned out to be a hoax, the third such incident in two weeks, Paris ... Read more...

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Paris train station evacuated after bomb alert


September 27th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 27 (IANS) The train station of Saint-Lazare in Paris was evacuated Monday after a bomb alert, police said. Specialised personnel have been sent to investigate the nature of the incident, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Engineer-statesman Sir MV remembered


September 15th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) Karnataka Wednesday celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of engineer-statesman Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV, one of the earliest recipients of the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest ... Read more...

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Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb scare


September 15th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (DPA) Paris police evacuated the Eiffel Tower late Tuesday after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been placed on the popular tourist attraction, France Info radio reported. Some 2,500 ... Read more...

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Crocodile Harry predicts Oz PM’s win in Aug.25 polls


August 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Aug. 19 (ANI): -- An enormous saltwater crocodile named Harry has picked Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the winner of the federal election in Darwin of Australia on August ... Read more...

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Annual Snake Boat Race in Alappuzha fascinates tourists


August 15th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Juan SamuelAlappuzha (Kerala), Aug.15 (ANI): The annual boat race conducted in Kerala's Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha town is a major draw among local residents and tourists from different parts of the ... Read more...

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Tourists flock Kerala lake for the famed boat race


August 14th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists, including many from western countries, were gathered at the Punamada Lake here Saturday to witness Kerala's famed boat race, in which 16 snake ... Read more...

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Rescue operations intensified in Leh, 151 foreigners relocated (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 150 foreign tourists trapped in Leh, where flashfloods have killed 165 people, were relocated to safer places Tuesday as the Indian Army intensified its rescue and ... Read more...

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Two youth drown in pond in Mumbai national park


July 18th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Two youth drowned after they got trapped in a deep pond near a waterfall inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park here Sunday afternoon, officials said. The victims - Jayesh ... Read more...

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Meghalaya gets new tourist attraction - a skywalk


July 16th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Friday added another tourist attraction, a 76 meter tall skywalk atop a seven-storeyed building that will provide visitors a breathtaking view of the beautiful state capital. The skywalk, ... Read more...

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Madame Tussauds’ tribute to Jackson


June 24th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Marking the first death anniversary of Michael Jackson Friday, Madame Tussauds Wax Museums around the world are paying tribute to the King of Pop. Its Washington ... Read more...

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Ohio’s Famous ‘Touchdown Jesus’ Statue Burned To Ground By ‘Act of God’


June 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 'King of Kings' statues, nicknamed, the 'Touchdown Jesus' by locals because of his outstretched arms, has remained one of Ohio's most famous landmarks, and has stood ... Read more...

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