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US to expand intelligence operations

April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade

October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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Special jungle roads needed to combat Maoists, says expert

October 24th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 24 (IANS) India needs to build a chain of roads exclusively for forces in the jungle terrains of leftist insurgency-hit areas to silence guerrilla guns and regain authority ... Read more...

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Computer virus hits US drone station

October 8th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) A stubborn computer virus has reportedly hit the US Nevada control station that remotely pilot US military drone aircraft on missions in Afghanistan and other ... Read more...

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Illegal arms trade has direct effect on women: Activists

September 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Women need to be included while addressing the issue of disarmament as illegal weapon proliferation has a direct effect on their lives and survival, say ... Read more...

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Powerful expose on culture of international aid (IANS Book Review)

August 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "International Organizations and Civilian Protection"; Author: Sreeram Chaulia;Pages 263; Publisher: I.B. TaurisThis is a devastatingly powerful book. Wherever there are wars, conflicts and other disasters, international organisations, some well known ... Read more...

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US within reach of defeating Al Qaeda: Panetta

July 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 9 (IANS) The US is "within reach" of strategically defeating the Al Qaeda and is targeting its key leaders who are reponsible for the terrorist network's survival, US ... Read more...

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‘Prince William will not allow marriage to disrupt dream of fighting in Afghanistan’

April 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): The married life of Prince William will not hamper his determination to serve in Afghanistan, a close source has said.Although he has not been allowed to actively ... Read more...

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NYT journalists recount horror of six-day detention, torture in Libya

March 22nd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22(ANI): Four journalists working for the New York Times in Libya have recounted the horror of spending six days in the captivity of Muammar al-Gaddafi's security forces.The journalists are Anthony ... Read more...

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US army’s pocket-sized spy drone disguised as hummingbird unveiled

February 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The US army has unveiled a pocket-sized spy drone disguised as a hummingbird - it measures just 16 centimetres and weighs less than an AA battery.The mini spy ... Read more...

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I was more afraid of being raped than shot, says female war correspondent

February 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A day after it was emerged that CBS correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted while covering the Egyptian protests, another female war correspondent has exposed life on the ... Read more...

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Less journalists killed worldwide this year compared to 2009

December 31st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 31 (ANI): There has been a drop in the number of reporters killed worldwide in 2010 than in the previous year, but media advocacy groups have said that while the ... Read more...

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Smartphone becoming integral part of modern US soldier

December 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): Modern American soldiers are equipped with cutting edge military technology, but the latest addition to their arsenal isn't an artificially intelligent automatic weapon or a flying humvee -- ... Read more...

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Holbrooke was America’s most dedicated public servant: Clinton

December 14th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing her grief over the untimely demise of Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... Read more...

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Miliband denied Christmas visit to Afghanistan

December 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, has been denied a chance to visit the country's troops in Afghanistan during Christmas, a media report said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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“Karachi will witness ethnic cleansing like Bosnia if govt doesn’t wake up”

November 19th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): Karachi may witness ethnic cleansing like that in Bosnia, if the government continues its apathy towards ethnic clashes and target killings rampant in the city, the Secretary ... Read more...

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Iron-man style power suits ‘to be used in war zones within 5 years’

September 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A US defence technology is developing Iron Man-style power suits, which will be used by soldiers in war zones in the next five years, the firm said.The XOS2 ... Read more...

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Gurkha veteran warns other nations would hire brigade if UK rejects

September 5th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): A Gurkha veteran, Chhatra Rai, has warned that Gurkhas will fight for other nations if their brigade is axed from the British Army, as countries like Australia are ... Read more...

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New unmanned helicopter can cut US troop losses in war zones

August 28th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 28 (ANI): An unmanned helicopter that is expected to reduce US troop losses in war zones is being developed.The Kaman K-MAX helicopter has been adapted by defence company Lockheed Martin ... Read more...

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UK PM Cameron was almost shot down by Taliban rocket

August 27th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.27 (ANI): British military sources revealed that insurgents armed with shoulder-launched rockets came close to assassinating Prime Minister David Cameron during his recent trip to Afghanistan.According to the sources, they ... Read more...

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US warns to “scalpel” instead of “hammer” Al-Qaeda, extremist affiliates

August 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): The United States is poised to bring in changes in its counter terrorism operations against Al-Qaeda and its extremist affiliates by saying that instead of the "hammer" they ... Read more...

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The Lovable Army Dog Gina, Recovering From PTSD

August 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Gina, a bomb sniffer police dog has been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder known as PTSD in short. She is now on ... Read more...

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‘WikiLeaks’ founder has ‘blood of soldiers on his hands’, says Mullen

July 30th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): United States has asked for FBI's help to inquiry into the leaking of more than 90,000 classified military records on the Afghan war by 'WikiLeaks' website, and accused ... Read more...

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UAE issues fatwa against ‘haram’ vuvuzelas

July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 10(ANI): A fatwa has been issued against vuvuzelas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying that the plastic horns will not be permitted in the Gulf country if they exceed ... Read more...

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South African magistrate says vuvuzelas okay in field but not in court!

July 8th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 8(ANI): A South African magistrate in one of Cape Town's special World Cup courts ordered the court orderlies' to shut the windows following repeated disturbance from Vuvuzelas from a ... Read more...

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Ronaldo joins chorus seeking to silence ear-shattering Vuvuzela trumpets

June 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Magaliesburg, Jun 14 (ANI): Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the long list of football players and officials who have voiced their concern over the use of 'Vuvuzelas', which are creating an ... Read more...

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S. Africa’s Vuvuzela horns may soon invade other sports in England

June 13th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): The Vuvuzela instrument, which making waves at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is likely to invade other sports in England such as cricket, tennis, motor racing ... Read more...

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US cyber command chief says military computer networks vulnerable to attack

June 4th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): General Keith B. Alexander, who also heads the US National Security Agency, the nation's largest intelligence agency, has warned that America's military computer networks are vulnerable to attack, ... Read more...

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British scientists develop electro-optical cameras to track movement of terrorists

May 28th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): British scientists have been trying out new sensor and data-processing systems in an airborne surveillance experiment at the military research laboratories at Porton Down in Wiltshire expecting to ... Read more...

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A little stress may be good for foetal brain

April 12th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): It is well known that high stress during pregnancy is not good for mother as well as for the baby. But a new study suggests that moderate stress ... Read more...

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Christiane Amanpour to host ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

March 19th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christiane Amanpour has been hired to co-host ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’. Prior to this appointment, she was a well-known news reporter courtesy of CNN, as ... Read more...

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Autonomous computer framework could keep soldiers safer in war zones

March 3rd, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the sophisticated autonomous computer framework, a technology that enables aerial vehicles to plan and verify missions, which could reduce the need for military personnel to ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Maoists on ‘bloodbath’ mission in Bihar, Bengal

February 19th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 19 (IANS) An estimated 650 Maoist guerrillas have crossed over from Chhattisgarh's Bastar forests to West Bengal and Bihar to carry out deadly attacks, intelligence sources said Friday. The rebels ... Read more...

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UK police plans to use unmanned drones for routine monitoring

January 23rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 23 (ANI): The British police is planning to employ the controversial unmanned spy drones for the "routine" monitoring of antisocial motorists, protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers.The arms manufacturer BAE Systems, ... Read more...

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Anticipation of early death lead youngsters to commit crimes-Study

January 14th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Anticipation of dying early is inspiring youngsters to commit crimes, a new study suggests.Georgia State University Criminal Justice experts Timothy Brezina, Volkan Topalli and economist Erdal Tekin, in ... Read more...

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