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US warplanes to hold drills


May 18th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US military will hold air drills over Chicago Friday to ensure security ahead of a NATO summit there, an official said."Providing the air defence ... Read more...

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Robot makes speed record


March 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah has set a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 29 kmph on a treadmill in ... Read more...

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US apologises over Afghan Quran burning


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has apologised to the people of Afghanistan for an incident in which copies of the Quran were reportedly burned, according ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal closes important chapter in Iraq history’


December 16th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US military formally started its withdrawal from Iraq Thursday, British foreign secretary William Hague said it "closes an important chapter" in the country's recent ... Read more...

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US soldier killed in Iraq


November 16th, 2011 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 16 (IANS) A US soldier was killed during a military operation in Iraq, the US military said."A US service member was killed Monday while conducting operations in ... Read more...

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US troops to pull out from Iraq by 2011 end


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday announced that all US troops stationed in Iraq will pull out of that country by the end of this year.Obama ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s chief of defence staff to visit US


October 21st, 2011 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, will attend the Chief of Defence Staff Conference in Hawaii, US.The conference is hosted ... Read more...

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Somalia’s food aid stolen, UN launches investigation


August 16th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, August 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Nations has launched investigation into how food aid to the starving people of Somalia went missing. The world body said thousands of sacks of food ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift visits military cemetery


August 5th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift paid her respects to America's war heroes during a visit to a US military cemetery.Swift performed at the Verizon Center in Washington Aug ... Read more...

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US soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq


July 19th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 19 (IANS) An American soldier has died in a "non-combat incident" in Iraq, the US military said here."A US service member died Sunday in a non-hostile incident in ... Read more...

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LeT poses formidable terrorist threat to India, US


July 1st, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The US considers Pakistan based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT), held responsible for 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, as a formidable terrorist threat to Indian, US, and other ... Read more...

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Threats from advanced military just a myth: China


June 13th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China has downplayed some Western media reports about the country's ever-increasing military strength and its "menacing potential", saying there was nothing "big and evil" evolving in ... Read more...

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Afghan prisoner commits suicide in Guantanamo Bay


May 20th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Guantanamo Bay, May 20 (IANS/AKI) An Afghan inmate at the Guantanamo Bay prison has died in an apparent suicide case, US army officials said.The prisoner - identified as Inayatullah - ... Read more...

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Osama’s death major setback for Al Qaeda: Merkel


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the death of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was a major setback for the terror group."With the commando action ... Read more...

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Osama death: Pak says raid ‘in accordance with declared US policy’


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The Pakistan government on Monday said that the operation carried out by the US to find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was conducted in accordance with ... Read more...

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Raid to kill Laden in Pak was planned to minimize collateral damage: US officials


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2(ANI): The US operation to find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday was planned as an elite strike by a ... Read more...

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Predator drone attack may have killed US troops in Afghanistan


April 13th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The US military is investigating whether a missile fired by a US drone killed two American service members last week in Afghanistan.The investigation is looking into the deaths of ... Read more...

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New publication launched for gays in the US military


March 29th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new online magazine would concentrate on the lives of gay soldiers in the US army. The online magazine was launched by OutServe.OutServe is a group ... Read more...

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Pentagon buys new ’spy software’ to check terrorists online


March 18th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.18 (ANI): The Pentagon has bought a new software programme, which creates fake identities on social websites. The software will help the officers to infiltrate and influence suspected terrorists and extremists ... Read more...

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US cyber war defenses not sufficient: Pentagon


March 17th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.17 (ANI): General Keith Alexander, the head of the US Defence Department's Cyber Command, has said the US military does not have sufficient people or resources to defend the country from ... Read more...

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Osama’s Sudanese cook to walk free in 2012 after sentence reduced to two years


February 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10(ANI): A US military commission has reduced Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's former cook and driver Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence to two years in prison.Al-Qosi, a native of Sudan, who worked ... Read more...

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Kate Roberts swindled out of her savings in a scam


January 31st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British woman has been swindled out of her life savings in an Internet love scam.Kate Roberts who is a mother of three, told reporters that she ... Read more...

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US drone attack counter-productive: Pakistani PM


December 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday condemned US drone attacks in the country's restive northwest, terming them counter-productive in the fight against terrorism.Gilani said that the ... Read more...

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Wikileaks Reveals Disturbing Iraq War Documents


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a startling revelation that has sent shock waves in the media and international political circles, WikiLeaks unveiled almost 400000 US classified files on Friday related ... Read more...

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Eight killed by US drones in Pakistan


October 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) At least eight militants were killed in two US drone attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area, a media report said Saturday.A Friday attack targeted a militant ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills three in Pakistan


October 6th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Three militants were killed in a US drone attack Wednesday in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, a media report said.An unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a house ... Read more...

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Six killed in US drone attack in Pakistan


October 4th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and three injured in a US drone attack launched late Monday in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, Xinhua reported.The strike took place at ... Read more...

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Mullen says US-Pak will ‘work way through’ killer drone strike tension


October 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has said that the US and Pakistan could resolve the issues that led to the closure of a key supply ... Read more...

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18 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan (Second Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Saturday in three separate US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.Three drone attacks Saturday within hours ... Read more...

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Nine killed in US drone strike in Pakistan (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and four injured in a US surveillance plane attack Saturday in Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.Two drone planes ... Read more...

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30 killed in Iraq attacks (Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi media and military sources. The al-Yaqen news website ... Read more...

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Nine soldiers killed in Iraq


September 15th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 15 (IANS) Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion and gunfire attack in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh Wednesday, police said. The attack took place outside the provincial capital ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga sparks outrage by wearing raw meat outfit to MTV Awards


September 14th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Lady Gaga has once again raised eyebrows by wearing an outfit made of raw meat to the MTV Video Music Awards.The 24-year-old 'Bad Romance' singer wore a dress, ... Read more...

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56 die in Iraq suicide bombing (Lead)


August 17th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 17 (DPA) At least 56 people were killed Tuesday morning when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting centre in Baghdad, officials were quoted by local ... Read more...

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40 killed in Iraq suicide bombing


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 17 (DPA) At least 40 people were killed Tuesday morning when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting centre in Baghdad, officials were quoted by local ... Read more...

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