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Russia proposes deadline to stop Syria violence


August 17th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between government troops and opposition forces in Syria, the Russian envoy to the UN ... Read more...

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UN Syria resolution unacceptable: Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has objected to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead ... Read more...

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Turkey to build 23 nuclear power units


June 6th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 6 (IANS) Turkey is determined to have its own nuclear power plant and aims to build at least 23 nuclear units by the year 2023, a minister has ... Read more...

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Iran to build another n-plant in 2014


May 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS) Iran will build another nuclear power plant in the country's Bushehr city by early 2014, a top official said.The 1,000 MW project will commence next year, ... Read more...

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Iran n-talks constructive: EU


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 15 (IANS) Talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme have been described as "constructive and useful" by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.Speaking ... Read more...

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Russian warships to patrol Syrian coast


April 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warships will be continuously deployed for patrol duty off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean, a defence ministry official said Friday."A decision has been ... Read more...

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Iran not an enemy of Russia: Minister


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) Russia does not consider Iran an enemy, but opposes the country's development of nuclear arms, a Russian minister has said.Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov said Iran ... Read more...

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India to pitch for NSG membership at Vienna meet


February 29th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) More than three years after the Nuclear Suppliers Group allowed India to resume global nuclear commerce, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai will make a strong pitch ... Read more...

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India-US relations not aimed at China: Antony


February 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India Friday dismissed suggestions that its growing relations with the US were aimed at countering China, saying its armed forces were being strengthened primarily to ... Read more...

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EU gets letter from Iran for n-talks


February 16th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has received a letter from Iran asking it to restart the nuclear talks."We received the letter today and we're studying it, we're ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch hails India vote on Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Sunday hailed India's vote against Syria in the UN, saying New Delhi had "seen through Assad's lies"."By supporting the UN resolution, India ... Read more...

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India strong candidate for permanent UNSC membership: Russia


December 16th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Russia Friday reaffirmed its support for a permanent seat for India in an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC) with President Dmitry Medvedev terming it ... Read more...

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West fears al Qaeda could seize Gaddafi weapons: Report


August 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US, France and Britain have asked Libya's neighbours to beef up security on their borders to prevent the possible smuggling out of weapons, Algerian ... Read more...

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Cuba to host hip hop symposium


August 1st, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Cuba will host an international hip hop symposium that will be attended by musicians from Canada, the US, France, Haiti and Colombia, state media reported Sunday, ... Read more...

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China tests manned submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has successfully tested its manned submarine in the Pacific Ocean, a government statement said.Saturday's mission - the last of four test dives that began July ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible Jiaolong reaches record depths


July 27th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Jiaolong, a Chinese deep-diving submersible, has successfully reached a depth of 5,038 meters in the Pacific Ocean, topping an earlier dive of 4,027 meters, a media ... Read more...

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Russia opposes Libya-style UN action on Syria(Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow will veto any UN Security Council that will seek to slap Libya-type sanctions against Syria, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, reports RIA Novosti.The US, France ... Read more...

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Medvedev opposes Libya-style UN resolution on Syria


June 20th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will use its veto rights in the UN Security Council to prevent the adoption of a resolution on Syria similar to the one passed ... Read more...

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Tanzania offers India uranium deal


March 30th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, March 30 (IANS) Even as nuclear power comes under a cloud following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Tanzania, East Africa's economic powerhouse, has invited India to invest ... Read more...

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Britain, US back key NATO role in Libya


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama agreed during talks Wednesday that NATO should play a key role in the command structure ... Read more...

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India abstains from Libya vote, fears it may worsen situation (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) As the Security Council authorised the use of force in Libya, India abstained from the vote out of a concern that the measures may not ... Read more...

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Spain prepares to temporarily close its embassy in Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister announced Tuesday that Madrid is preparing to temporarily close its embassy in Libya amid continuing strife in the North African country.In remarks to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs nuclear power deal with Russia


February 25th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed here a "primary deal" with Russia for installing a 2,000 MW nuclear power plant, which would be its first. To be located at Rooppur ... Read more...

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Sleeping with your pet could make you sick


January 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Sleeping beside your pet could increase the risk of contracting anything from worms to the bubonic plague, researchers say.Of the 250 known diseases transmitted from animals to humans, ... Read more...

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Russia to garner support for India’s entry in SCO


December 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Russia on Tuesday welcomed India's intention to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and said that India's entry into the group as permanent member will ... Read more...

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India, Russia firm up 5th generation stealth fighter project


December 21st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday firmed up plans to jointly design and manufacture a most advanced stealth fighter by signing a preliminary design contract in the run ... Read more...

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Surrogate couple have had sex with 5,400 people - and counting


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A 40-year-old man and his 39-year-old girlfriend work as surrogate sexual partners for someone else's husband or wife and have had sex with a combined total of 5,485 ... Read more...

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Noted Pakistani folk singer lives in penury


October 4th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Zarsanga, who is considered the Queen of Pashto folk music, is living in poverty in a tent on the roadside in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The singer, 65, moved ... Read more...

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China becomes fifth country to acquire deep-diving technology


August 27th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 27(ANI): A Chinese submersible has reached a depth of 3,759 meters, making China the fifth country in the world to acquire deep-diving technology.The submersible, Jiaolong, which is 8.2 meters ... Read more...

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China acquires deep-diving technology


August 27th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A homemade submersible has reached a depth of 3,759 metres, making China the fifth country to acquire deep-diving technology, a media report said Friday. The Jiaolong, which is 8.2 ... Read more...

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Over 300,000 gather for religious festival in Mexico


August 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 310,000 people from 43 countries gathered at La Luz del Mundo (The Light of the World) church here for the Holy Supper, the sect's most ... Read more...

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China opposes EU sanctions on Iran


July 31st, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has opposed the new sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) on Iran over its uranium enrichment programme, a media report said. "We hope the relevant parties ... Read more...

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Britain to ease nuclear trade with India


July 28th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) Britain is gearing up to give licenses to its civil nuclear firms to do business with India and does not see the lack of a nuclear ... Read more...

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UK, US, France may attend Hiroshima bombing anniversary for first time


July 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, July 28 (ANI): Britain and the United States are considering sending representatives for the first time to the 65th anniversary ceremony of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima.The Telegraph quoted Japanese ... Read more...

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Canadian media hails ‘good nukes’ for India


June 30th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 30 (IANS) India has the potential to become Canada's biggest market for green energy exports and "India is not and should not be treated as a pariah state ... Read more...

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