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Twitter investigates bug that forces user follows


May 11th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel LOS ANGELES (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- The social networking website Twitter on Monday said it is investigating a bug and has temporarily disabled (un)follow functions.The company said on ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Smoking kills: Miami man killed for cigarette


May 10th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel MIAMI, FLORIDA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A man was killed over a cigarette last week as he walked to a night club in Miami, Florida with a friend, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Pictures of Mel Gibson’s alleged mistress Violet Kowal to be made available soon


May 9th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel LOS ANGELES (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A Polish XXX-rated film producer recently claimed she had sex with Lethal Weapon-actor Mel Gibson over the course of several months, a U.S. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

No explosive device found after Pittsburgh Marathon bomb scare


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel PITTSBURGH (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Police in Pittsburgh briefly feared that an explosive device had been placed near the course of the PIttsburgh Marathon on Sunday. Police initially told Fox News ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pedestrians ignore dying man on New York City sidewalk


April 26th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel NEW YORK CITY (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A homeless man who stepped up to help a Queens woman being attacked by a knife-wielding man was ignored by dozens of pedestrians ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Small electrical explosion on London’s Oxford Street; no injuries


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel LONDON (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- The London Fire Brigade on Thursday said a small explosion on Oxford Street caused some closures nearby but no injuries. A fire brigade spokesman described it ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

iPad thieves rip off part of Colorado man’s finger at Denver-area mall


April 20th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel DENVER, COLORADO (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A Colorado man lost a part of a finger when he got robbed of his iPad last week, a local television station reported on ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News, World News |

Will Mad Men End in 2012?


April 20th, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel LAS VEGAS (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- The world is not the only thing that may end in 2012, according to producer Matthew Weiner, who says the dramatic television series ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Osama bin Laden Facebook page draws many ‘fans’


April 19th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Facebook on Friday shut down a page supposedly created by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, ABC News and an Arabic language ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tens of thousands of Hotmail users victim of apparent phishing scam


April 5th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel REDMOND, WASHINGTON (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- The popular web-based email service Hotmail appears to have been targeted in a phishing scam, details first emerged on Monday. A list containing a total ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Heid Montag tricked into saying she will divorce Spencer Pratt during final ‘The Hills’ season


April 5th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel LOS ANGELES (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- MTV's reality series 'The Hills' star Heidi Montag, who is also known as Heidi Pratt, said during a preview of the series' final ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

JetBlue flight forced to return to Newark after engine cover falls off during take-off


April 5th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A JetBlue passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after the cover of an engine ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

PA investment manager charged in multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme


April 5th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A PA investment manager was charged with running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office said.Donald Anthony Young, 38, was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan denies involvement in 2008 Mumbai attacks after American David Headley reportedly names three Pakistani officers


March 31st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- The Pakistani Army on Wednesday denied any involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead. The denial comes after media ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Drunk U.S. man tries to revive dead opossum


March 31st, 2010 - 4:31 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel PUNXSUTAWNEY, PENNSYLVANIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A 55-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged with public drunkenness after he was found giving a long-dead opossum mouth-to-mouth in an attempt to revive him.It ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Virginia man causes massive emergency response after Carnival cruise ship bomb threat


March 29th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A 31-year-old Virginia man who was shouting "we are Jihad" and threatened with a bomb aboard a cruise ship was arrested at a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Buildings evacuated after NYC crane hits skyscraper


March 29th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel NEW YORK CITY (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Several buildings in Manhattan were evacuated on Saturday evening after a crane struck the 23rd floor of a skyscraper, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BNO News and Marketwire Announce Content Partnership


March 25th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin
CHICAGO, IL and TILBURG, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/10 -- Trusted news sources BNO News and Marketwire today announced a partnership that allows both companies to extend their media exposure and gain ... Read more...

Posted in Press Release |

At least six die, scores injured and trapped in Kolkata’s Park Street fire


March 23rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel KOLKATA, INDIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Up to six people were killed and scores were feared trapped and injured in a massive blaze at a multi-storey building in ... Read more...

Posted in India |

Google pulls out of China, sends Chinese visitors to Hong Kong


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel BEIJING (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Google on Monday announced its decision to end its operations in China in the wake of a sophisticated cyber attack in December, instead ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Technology Industry News |

Phoenix, Arizona women seriously injured after bee attack


March 20th, 2010 - 3:14 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel PHOENIX (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A group of women walking down a street in north Phoenix, Arizona were attacked by a large swarm of killer bees on Friday, authorities said. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

American couple claims to have underwater photo of Natalee Holloway skeleton


March 20th, 2010 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel ARUBA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A couple from Pennsylvania believes they may have taken an underwater photo that shows the skeleton remains of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway, who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

North Korean official executed for failed currency reform


March 19th, 2010 - 2:26 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel Seoul, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- A North Korean official was executed last week for the country's failed currency reform that further devastated its national economy, which is already ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chile quake shortened our day, NASA says


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- The massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck south-central Chile on early Saturday was so powerful that it affected Earth's rotation, shortened the length of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Thaindian News signs contract with BNO News


December 1st, 2009 - 1:36 am ICT by admin
News portal to syndicate international contentTILBURG/BANGKOK – November 30, 2009 – BNO News today announced that it signed a contract with Thaindian News, the second client of the BNO News Wire, a ... Read more...

Posted in Press Release |

Cover up or honest mistake? Scottish MP links to dodgy website


October 13th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel LONDON (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Quite a few followers of Scottish Member of Parliament (MP) Tom Harris were surprise to find themselves on a Chinese porn website when they ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Google Street View expands to include Toronto


October 7th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van PoppelTORONTO (BNO NEWS) -- Google Maps on Wednesday morning expanded its street view feature to include the photographic landscapes of Toronto city streets.In the past few years, as ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

BNO News and BitMethod release “breaking news” iPhone push application


August 4th, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by admin
(TILBURG, the Netherlands – Monday, August 03, 2009) – BNO News, in conjunction with BitMethod, today announced the release of an iPhone push application that will provide users the latest "breaking" news ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

U.S. Captain Phillips rescued, pirates reported killed


April 13th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by admin
Reporting by Michael van Poppel.SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama has been rescued after being held captive by pirates on a lifeboat off Somalia for more than ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Replica of Tom Cruises Top Gun jet can do just 5mph on road!


November 7th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): A fighter Jet resembling the one Tom Cruise flew in the film Top Gun has been created by a Holland-based designer, but it can only go 5mph ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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