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Arab Spring’s turbulent wake confronts US


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The assassination of the US ambassador to Libya and attacks on US embassies in Egypt and Yemen have stunned Washington, forcing it to urgently ... Read more...

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Putin condemns attack on US diplomats in Libya


September 14th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack on US diplomats in Libya while urging governments to react strongly and timely to provocations against people's ... Read more...

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Boat with Egyptian migrants held in Italy


June 13th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian fishing vessel trafficking 60 migrants has been intercepted by Italian police off the southern coast of Sicily. The fishing boat was taken to the ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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UNSC ‘tired, unfit for purpose’: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council is suffering from a failure of leadership and looks "tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose", human rights organisation ... Read more...

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200 ancient forts found in Chinese mountains


April 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) In a discovery that has baffled Chinese archaeologists, more than 200 ancient fortresses have been found in a mountainous region in the northern part of ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara, land of uprisings, set for another battle (Kerala Newsletter)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Neyattinkara is a piece of land in Kerala that once saw many uprisings against British rule. But now it is set for a fierce battle of ... Read more...

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Social media powering modern protests, note experts


April 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) From the Pink Chaddi campaign in 2009 to the Kashmir uprisings or the Arab Spring later, internet has given new means of expression to ... Read more...

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CPI-M will brood over setbacks at 20th congress


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will hold its 20th party congress here starting Wednesday to discuss its recent electoral setbacks and the way ahead ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Foreign meddling cannot bring democracy: Putin


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The development of democracy in Russia must proceed along its own sovereign course without any outside interference if the country is to avoid popular uprisings, ... Read more...

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No progress on justice in Sri Lanka: Human Rights Watch


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has failed to advance justice and accountability for victims of the country's 25-year-old armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said Monday.While Sri ... Read more...

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Arab Spring sweeps away despotic regimes (2011 in retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) Huge pro-democracy uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011 booted out some of north Africa's most powerful and long-serving regimes. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have ... Read more...

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Twitter reveals top subjects of 2011


December 7th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has revealed the most popular topics for tweets in 2011 -- #egypt and #tigerblood. The first refers to the unrest in Egypt and ... Read more...

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People rebel when they feel there’s a way out


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) People stuck with a rule are more likely to tolerate it than people who think the rule isn't definite. And this could explain many things, from ... Read more...

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Finally, a hunted Gaddafi bleeds to death


October 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over 40 years, was killed Thursday after being on the run for some two months when ... Read more...

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Venezuelan TV network fined $2 mn


October 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan broadcasting regulators Tuesday fined Globovision television 9.3 million bolivares ($2.1 million) for the network's coverage of a prison siege.The fine is equivalent to 7.5 percent ... Read more...

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Iranian president targets the West in UN speech


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech at the UN General Assembly Thursday to accuse the US and other western powers of a range ... Read more...

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Obama urges UN to impose sanctions against Syria


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Syria over its crackdown on opposition protesters."Now is ... Read more...

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Huge Mao suit marks 100 years of a revolution


September 19th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese designers have finished a two-storey high Mao suit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a revolution. The suit weighs 40 kg and is 4.3 metres ... Read more...

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Suspected militants kill two Muslims at mosque in southern Thailand


September 17th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
YALA (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected militants shot dead two Muslims and wounded three others during Friday prayers at a mosque in Thailand's restive south, officials said said.The shooting happened at the Anul ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda posts video on 9/11 anniversary


September 13th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Al Qaeda, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, has posted a new video on internet where its new chief Ayman al Zawahiri claims the ... Read more...

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Anna campaign gets US prominence, excites Indian Americans


August 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption has caught the imagination of Indian Americans and the US media alike though official Washington was apparently caught on the ... Read more...

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Hazare unlikely face of impassioned people’s movement: NYT


August 19th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare is the "the unlikely face of an impassioned people's movement in India", said the New York Times.An NYT report described 74-year-old Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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France’s burqa ban is Britain’s gain (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The burqa ban in France has sent wealthy shoppers from the Middle East flocking to London.London store Liberty has notched up a 45 percent increase of ... Read more...

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France’s burqa ban is Britain’s gain


July 27th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The burqa ban in France has led to resentment among wealthy shoppers from the Middle East who are now flocking to London for their shopping needs.London ... Read more...

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How minorities lead to mass uprisings


July 26th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A strong opinion of a mere 10 percent of a population will always be adopted by a majority and can lead to uprisings as witnessed in ... Read more...

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500,000 Libyans fed by UN food organisation


July 6th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS/AKI) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed 6,000 tonnes of emergency food aid to over 500,000 people in conflict-hit Libya over the past four months, ... Read more...

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Over 1,400 die trying to reach Italian shores


May 26th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Over 1,400 migrants have died this year while trying to reach the Italian shores from conflict-hit North Africa, according to a report.The report was published by ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden’s new audio message released


May 19th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) An audio message purportedly recorded by Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shortly before he was shot dead by US commandos in Pakistan has been released, ... Read more...

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Osama wanted Obama killed


May 14th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Captured files from the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan include recent references to targeting the US president although they do not ... Read more...

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Bin Laden killing impact on Arab spring uprisings unpredictable: Clinton


May 5th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the impact of the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on the Arab spring uprisings is still ... Read more...

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Osama’s death, Middle East uprisings a significant blow to Al-Qaeda: US officials


May 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): Osama bin Laden's death in the midst of the Middle East uprisings marks a significant blow to the network of Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, top US officials have said.The ... Read more...

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Bin-Laden’s death comes as “double blow” to already ‘wounded’ al-Qaeda: Experts


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The death of Osama bin-Laden had has come as a severe blow to the al-Qaeda, leaving it "wounded" and disorganised, experts have claimed."It's not the death knell ... Read more...

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Osama’s death is ‘huge’ for Obama


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, May 2 (IANS) US media reported the "dramatic" announcement of Osama bin Laden's killing by American forces sparking an outpour of jubilant celebrations outside the White House and ... Read more...

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