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Syrian forces storm rebel-held Aleppo


August 14th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian government troops have stormed the rebel-held city of Aleppo using tanks and armoured vehicles, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Clashes with rebel ... Read more...

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Odisha cop killed, four injured in mob attack


August 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) A police officer was killed and four others were injured after a mob attacked them in a village in Odisha's Sundergarh district where they had gone ... Read more...

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Clashes between Syrian army, opposition continue in Aleppo


August 1st, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian army continued its crackdown on opposition forces in the country's industrial and financial centre Aleppo, reported Syria's state TV Tuesday.Some observers view the ... Read more...

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‘MGNREGA 2.0′ with 30 new works launched


May 8th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The 100-days employment guarantee scheme was Tuesday expanded to include 30 new works related to agriculture, watershed, livestock, fisheries, flood management and irrigation and aligned ... Read more...

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Rihanna’s intimate video banned in France


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Rihanna's latest music video "We Found Love" has been banned in France after the love scenes were deemed too suggestive.The video, which shows a destructive ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Aguilera’s gigs at ‘X Factor’ 2010 final ‘not too raunchy’


April 21st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Rihanna and Christina Aguilera's raunchy performances on X Factor 2010 final have been cleared by the media watchdog despite nearly 3,000 complaints.Both stars wore skimpy clothing and ... Read more...

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Brit parents say raunchy TV shows are forcing kids to grow up too fast


April 11th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Parents in Britain have expressed their worry that raunchy television shows and adult-like clothes are forcing their children to grow up too quickly.A study for the Department of ... Read more...

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Smartphones ‘undermining parental tabs on kids’ Internet use’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that although parents want their children to have a mobile phone for safety and social reasons, they now realise it leaves them powerless ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi inspired young Egyptians, says ElBaradei


March 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Egyptian revolution which ended the three-decade rule of Hosni Mubarak was inspired by the civil disobedience movement of Mahatma Gandhi, Egyptian presidential candidate and ... Read more...

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Goods and services tax bill in budget session: Pranab


February 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Constitutional amendments will be introduced to facilitate the proposed goods and services tax (GST) in the current budget session of parliament, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Channel 4 show that teaches teens Kama Sutra positions labelled ‘porn’


January 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Britain's leading broadcasting watchdog has labelled a television show, designed to teach teenagers Kama Sutra positions, as 'porn'.The controversial series 'The Joy Of Teen Sex' appearing on ... Read more...

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Christina Aguilera’s racy Burlesque routine to be probed by TV watchdog


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 23 (ANI): Singer Christina Aguilera's racy Burlesque routine during 'The X Factor's' final is set to be investigated by UK broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.Aguilera, 30, had performed with scantily clad ... Read more...

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Bihar has voted for development: Shahnawaz Hussain


November 24th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday said the people of Bihar have voted for development.Talking to reporters here, Hussain said: "It is clear that ... Read more...

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Bihar voted for development, says Shahnawaz


November 24th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Wednesday that the people of Bihar had voted for development by re-electing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ruling alliance."It is ... Read more...

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UK children exposed to ‘inappropriate’ content on TV


September 14th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A new survey indicates that majority of UK parents feel that their children are being exposed to "inappropriate" content on the idiot box.An online study of 1,004 parents ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus Flabbergasts Conservatives With A Lesbian ‘Kiss’


June 6th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Miley Cyrus left the watchers of Britain's Got Talent in a flabbergasted state by simulating a lesbian ‘kiss’ live on stage in a recent ... Read more...

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Millions of British children watching ‘BBC filth’: Report


March 28th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): Millions of British children, some as young as five, are watching TV shows with explicit sex and violence scenes by using popular TV internet services such as BBC ... Read more...

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Saudi Govt to provide legal help to 12-year-old girl fighting to divorce 80-year-old husband


February 9th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb. 9 (ANI): In what could become a prelude to the banning of child marriage in Saudi Arabia, the Government has decided to provide legal assistance to a 12-year-old girl who ... Read more...

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Cooking is what made us human, says expert


December 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Richard Wrangham, professor of anthropology at Harvard University, argues that cooking is the major factor in human evolution.In his book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, ... Read more...

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BBC abandons sexually graphic ballet


November 27th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): The BBC has scrapped plans to broadcast a ballet after learning that it features scenes of a hunchback Pope garrotting a pregnant woman with rosary beads.The ballet titled ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on human ancestors’ conflict on monogamy


September 25th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Studying the ratio between the index and ring fingers of two Neanderthals and one Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, University of Liverpool researchers have shown that human ancestors conflicted on ... Read more...

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Rise of India positive for US, world: Burns


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India's rise as a global power is a positive development for the US as well as the rest of the world, former American diplomat Nicholas Burns said ... Read more...

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Haminson vows to have another crack at the Aussies


July 15th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): England's most expendable fast bowler Steve Harmison keeps coming back after being discarded, and is hoping to win his 62nd cap in the Second Npower Ashes Test against ... Read more...

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Model posing nude for lunchtime show meets with public disapproval


July 9th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 9 (ANI): A lunchtime programme by Channel 4 has been met with disapproval, after it showed a nude model in various poses.Model Kirsten Varley sparked a storm after she appeared ... Read more...

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Slight changes in climate may trigger abrupt ecosystem responses


January 17th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): The U.S. Geological Survey has led a new assessment of the implications of a warming world on ecological thresholds in North America, which suggest that slight changes ... Read more...

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Sir Cliff Richard vows never to reveal his sexuality


December 8th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): Sir Cliff Richard has said that he will continue to baffle people raising fingers on his sexuality and his 67-year-old bachelorhood.The legendary singer told BBC that ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse tells pals her marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is over


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Amy Winehouse has confirmed that her 17-month marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is over, according to pals.The Rehab singer has confessed that Fielder-Civil dumped her for blonde ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles gather for a six-day meeting in Dharamsala


November 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Nov 17 (ANI): Hundreds of Tibetan exiles today gathered here for a six-day long meeting to discuss the future course of action after the failure of eight round of talks ... Read more...

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Putin could assume Russian presidency again


November 13th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 13 (ANI): The Russian Parliament has announced that it would rush through a constitutional amendment that could see Vladimir Putin return to the presidency within weeks. According to The ... Read more...

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Ansari meets Gayoom and New President Nasheed


November 11th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Male (Maldives), Nov.11 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice President M. Hamid Ansari met former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at his private residence here on Tuesday. Gayoom was the president of Maldives for ... Read more...

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Maldives president Gayoom ousted after 30-year reign


October 29th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Male, Oct 29 (ANI): Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Asia''s longest serving leader and a campaigner against rising sea levels on Wednesday lost power to a former political prisoner Mohammed Nasheed ... Read more...

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US ground assaults in Pakistan a double-edged sword (News Analysis)


September 12th, 2008 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 12 (IANS) The timing of the leak that the Bush administration authorized its Special Forces to carry out ground assaults inside Pakistan without Islamabad's prior approval could not have been ... Read more...

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‘Bush gave secret orders allowing raids in Pakistan’ (Lead)


September 11th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) President George W. Bush has secretly approved orders that allowed US military special forces, for the first time, to mount ground assaults inside Pakistan territory against terrorists ... Read more...

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Channel 4 sex programme under fire for showing men’’s genitals


September 11th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A Channel 4 programme on sex education has come under fire for showing men''s genitals at prime time.Claiming itself as a "ground-breaking" series which tackled the "Britains ... Read more...

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Inflation control with growth a major challenge: PM


August 15th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said a major challenge before his government was to control inflation while ensuring that the current boom in the Indian economy, with ... Read more...

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