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Nicaragua ready to shelter Gaddafi


August 24th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nicaragua would consider giving asylum to embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi if he asks for it, an aide to the Central American country's president told ... Read more...

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Gaga roots for gay rights


June 13th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga, an active campaigner for gay rights, has urged governments around the world to support the cause and demanded an end to intolerance ... Read more...

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Cher brands Donald Trump ‘pompous’ and ‘a complete idiot’ on Twitter


April 28th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 28 (ANI): Singer and "Burlesque" star Cher took to Twitter to slam real estate tycoon Donald Trump and called him "pompous" and "a complete idiot.""Donald Trump is a Pompous ... Read more...

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Modi thanks Hazare for praise, Sarabhai upset (Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's praise of Narendra Modi Monday fetched a prompt 'thank you' from the Gujarat chief minister himself but danseuse-activist Mallika Sarabhai, ... Read more...

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Gaga honoured for gay rights campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been honoured for her work to promote gay rights in the US military.The singer is a vocal supporter of the campaign ... Read more...

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MDMK quits AIADMK alliance, to boycott elections (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Vaiko's MDMK party Sunday said it was quitting the AIADMK-led alliance and boycotting the coming elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after being denied the seats ... Read more...

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MDMK breaks away from AIADMK, to boycott elections


March 20th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Slighted by Tamil Nadu's main opposition party, Vaiko's MDMK Sunday said it had snapped links with the AIADMK and will not take part in assembly elections ... Read more...

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Warne tweets his disgust over Oz selectors’ decision to drop Hauritz


November 20th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): Spin legend Shane Warne has criticized the Australian selectors for dropping Nathan Hauritz from the 13-man Ashes squad for the Gabba Test.Hauritz was left out of the ... Read more...

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Jay-Z wants to be US President


November 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z is harbouring political ambitions. He wants to run for the White House in 2018."Give me a chance. Maybe in eight years, I'll be the president," ... Read more...

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France reiterates support for India’s permanent UN seat


October 18th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) France Monday reiterated its support for India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, saying it supported reforming of the world body in ... Read more...

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‘India should play bigger role in Middle East’


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India should play a bigger role in the Middle East Asia for a just peace for the Palestinians, activists at a conference on the troubled region said ... Read more...

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Shatrughan favours Modi, Varun campaigning in Bihar


August 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shatrughan Sinha Saturday urged his party's central leadership to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and firebrand youth leader Varun Gandhi for campaigning ... Read more...

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Bihar minister plans to invite Modi for campaign


August 18th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister in Bihar's Nitish Kumar-led government plans to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for campaigning in his constituency if he contests ... Read more...

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Spanish daily launches probe into sex trafficking-prostitution ad link


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A Spanish daily, which has refused to accept lucrative prostitution ads, has launched a three-day front-page investigation linking the ads to sex traffickers.The publication -- 20 Minutos -- ... Read more...

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BCCI, IPL franchisees brainstorm on next season


June 24th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisees and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials met here Thursday to discuss a range of issues including player retention, salary ... Read more...

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Tamil jailed in Canada for funding LTTE


May 15th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 15 (IANS) In the first conviction in Canada for funding of terrorists abroad, a court here jailed a Tamil for collecting money for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) ... Read more...

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Ex-ISI officials murder aimed at provoking Army to launch N Wazirastan offensive


May 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May.1 (ANI): The audacious step taken by extremists to kill former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official Squadron Leader Khalid Khwaja, who was kidnapped from North Waziristan in March, shows that ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha debates women’s bill - finally


March 9th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) After frenzied opposition and repeated disruptions, the Rajya Sabha Tuesday evening finally debated the historic women's reservation bill in the run up to a vote on ... Read more...

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Bristol Palin to make her acting debut in ‘The Secret Life of the American teenager’


February 24th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The daughter of the former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, made headlines with her teenage pregnancy. And now Bristol Palin is all set to make her ... Read more...

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Openly Gay Soldier Lt. Dan Choi Taken Back In Service


February 10th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development that may make the gay community happy, openly gay soldier Lt. Dan Choi has been taken back into service after being fired ... Read more...

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Karnataka to get minister facing criminal charges


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 23 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator facing criminal charges of extortion and insulting the modesty of a woman is set to be become a minister in Karnataka ... Read more...

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‘Cowardly assault’ will not derail Kashmir peace process: Chidambaram


December 5th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The murderous attack on moderate Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi will not be allowed to derail the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister P. ... Read more...

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Hewitt dismayed at Pollard’s win


October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 27 (IANS) Geoff Pollard's win in Tennis Australia's (TA) presidential election has dismayed the country's no.1 player Lleyton Hewit, who has called for the voting details to be made public. Pollard ... Read more...

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Lahore mosque blast suspect held in Balochistan


June 14th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 14 (IANS) A man suspected to be involved in the bombing of a mosque here in which a prominent cleric who supported the military's ongoing anti-Taliban operations was killed ... Read more...

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Anti-Taliban cleric among 12 killed in Pakistan blasts (Third Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (DPA) A prominent cleric who supported the military offensive against the Taliban in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley was killed Friday along with 11 other people in two separate ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan blasts (Second lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (DPA) A prominent cleric who supported military offensives in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley and seven other people were killed Friday in two separate mosque bombings in the country, ... Read more...

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RJD to contest in Congress seats in Bihar too (Lead)


March 22nd, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The rift in the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) widened further Sunday with a miffed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) deciding to contest even in the three ... Read more...

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RJD to fight in Congress seats of Bihar too


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The rift in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) widened Sunday with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) deciding to contest even in the three Lok Sabha seats ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE camps (Lead)


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops inching into Tamil Tiger territory have found photographs and videos showing politicians from Tamil Nadu in the company of guerrilla leaders, it was announced ... Read more...

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Photos of Tamil Nadu politicians found in LTTE hideouts


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military has found photographs and videos showing politicians from India's Tamil Nadu state in the company of Tamil Tiger leaders in the island's north, it ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams ‘Slumdog Millionaire’


February 24th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) India-born "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie is not impressed by the triumph of "Slumdog Millionaire" at the 81st Academy Awards and says the movie "piles impossibility on impossibility". In ... Read more...

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Pink dons alligator costume for PETA ad


February 20th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Pop star Pink is donning an alligator costume for a new charity advert.The So What! hitmaker has been a vocal supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment ... Read more...

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SAARC members discuss trade prospects in New Delhi


February 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commerce Secretaries of SAARC nations met here on Tuesday to find ways to remove trade barriers and boost business within the region. Commerce Secretaries from eight member ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey hasnt donated a penny for Obamas inauguration


January 16th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has not donated a single penny to President Elect Barack Obamas Inaugural Committee as of yet.The chat show queens missing donations have dazed ... Read more...

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Holbrooke to be Obama’’s special envoy for South Asia


January 10th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.10 (ANI): Former United Nations Ambassador Richard Holbrooke will be incoming President Barack Obama''s special envoy on South Asia. According to people familiar with the appointment, Holbrooke, 67, is a veteran ... Read more...

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