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Lufthansa to cancel 1,200 flights Friday


September 7th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 1,200 flights planned for Friday, when its flights attendants are staging a walkout, The Local news portal reported.The ... 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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US banks’ net income rises


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US banks' net income in the second quarter of this year continued to increase, driven by lower loan-loss provisions and higher gains on loan sales, the ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Guatemalan cop accused of holding teen as sex slave


August 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday.Marvin Florian, 40, was ... Read more...

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Study reveals that “Eating egg yolks is as ‘bad as smoking’”


August 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Maintenance of ones’ health is very important; you should always make sure that you watch on your diet, do the workout routines and perform any other activity ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eating Egg Yolks is as ‘bad as Smoking’


August 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
August 15 (NEWS) The Yolk eaters have a truth to consider about feeding on the yolks. The scientist made a research and came out with the conclusion that eating eggs yolk is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Motorola Mobility to cut 4,000 jobs


August 14th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Motorola Mobility, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the internet search giant, will cut about 4,000 jobs or 20 percent of its ... Read more...

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British kids lending cash to hard-up parents


August 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Worried children are lending pocket money to their cash-strapped parents in Britain, a study claims.Fifty-eight percent of eight to 15-year-olds said they fret about family finances, ... Read more...

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Jobseekers willing to accept pay cut to find jobs


August 9th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) A majority of jobseekers in Britain are willing to take a job they are over-qualified for in a desperate bid to find employment, while half are ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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Waitresses who wear red get more tips


August 4th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Waitresses who wear red clothes or put on red lipstick get up to 26 percent extra in tips than while wearing other colours, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spanish consumer confidence at all-time low


August 4th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said.The ICC, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Putin calls for gradual transfer of power


July 31st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the transfer of power in Russia's political system must be gradual and continuity in the succession was important.Putin made ... Read more...

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Identity theft at all-time high: British officials


July 24th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Identity theft now accounts for two-thirds of all frauds, according to Britain's fraud prevention service.According to the latest figures released by CIFAS - the country's Fraud ... Read more...

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India is Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Surpassing China and Britain, India has become the largest source of permanent migrants for Australia."India has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the largest ... Read more...

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Pickpocketing on rise, killing on decline in Britain


July 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Britain is witnessing a rise in pickpocketing and stealing incidents whereas killings have fallen to a 30-year-low, The Sun reported Friday.According to the Crime Survey for ... Read more...

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US hit by worst drought since 1950s (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.The National Oceanic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US hit by worst drought since 1950s (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.The National Oceanic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US faces worst drought in over 50 years


July 20th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has been hit by the worst drought since 1950s, with almost two thirds of the country toiling it out, a report said.It said, as ... Read more...

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Breast fed kids to develop nut allergies


July 13th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) Children breast fed for the first six months of their birth are 1.5 times more likely to develop a nut allergy than those exposed to ... Read more...

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Talking about weight might give kids eating disorder


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Two out of three parents fear that talking to their kids about their weight might give them an eating disorder. The findings come from a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides


June 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Handwriting dying a slow death


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The art of handwriting seems to be dying a slow but sure death, thanks to our overwhelming reliance on computers and mobile phones for sending messages. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US consumer sentiment slides


June 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) US consumer sentiment dropped to a six-month low in June, on worries about the weakness in job market, according to a report Friday.The Thomson Reuters/University ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... Read more...

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George W. Bush voted most unpopular former US president


June 8th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) George W. Bush has been voted the most unpopular living former president of the US.Bush - born July 6, 1946 - was the 43rd president of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Japanese ‘diet goggles’ fool wearers into eating less


June 4th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A very special new type of goggles has been unveiled in the Japanese capital. The device fools wearers into believing that the plain snacks that hold in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

British parents regret gifting gadgets to kids


June 1st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A study in Britain has found one third of parents regretting having given their children mobile phones, computers, and games consoles.According to the study commissioned by ... Read more...

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‘Kids dehydrate as they hardly drink during breakfast’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of children are dehydrated because they hardly drink anything during breakfast, a new study says. An analysis of more than 450 children between nine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia destroys over 60 percent of chemical weapons


April 29th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In 15 years, Russia ... Read more...

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US House passes cybersecurity bill


April 27th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US marks warmest March on record


April 10th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that last March was the warmest in recorded history, creating thunderstorms and tornadoes across the country.According ... Read more...

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