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Fred keeps Fluminense on top


September 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Brazil international forward Fred struck a first-half winner against Internacional as Fluminense maintained top spot in Brazil's Serie A football standings.The 27-year-old pounced ... Read more...

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Cannabis smoking permanently lowers IQ


August 29th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, August 29 (NEWS) The cannabis sativa smokers are now cautioned the smoking lowers the level of one’s IQ. Cannabis is commonly illegal in many countries and any one who is usually ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM to respect Tamil sentiments


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed surprise at the central government's declaration that India would continue to train Sri Lankan defence personnel.Jayalalithha reiterated ... Read more...

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Send back Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


August 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the central government with having a "reprehensible attitude" in training two Sri Lankan defence personnel in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scrabble cheat kicked out of tournament


August 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nigel Richards, who is also considered as the new record champion of this year’s National Scrabble won two records in this year. Another participant overshadowed the tournament ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New study challenges babies with moral core finding


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) New Zealand researchers have challenged a landmark US study finding that suggested that even six-month-old children possess a moral core that permits them to judge people ... Read more...

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Fred on target for Fluminense in Brazilian Serie A


August 16th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Brazil international and former Lyon star Fred scored his ninth goal of the Brazilian Serie A season as Fluminense drew 1-1 away to ... Read more...

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New Zealand to send 185 athletes to London Olympics


July 9th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 9 (IANS) The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has finalised a team of 185 athletes to compete at the London Olympics.The team selection ended as decathlete Brent Newdick, ... Read more...

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Government cautious as New Zealand deficit below forecast


July 6th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 6 (IANS) The New Zealand government Friday welcomed "encouraging" indications of a shrinking deficit, but sounded a cautious note over the state of the global economy.Figures released by ... Read more...

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Asian Muslim brothers groomed teenage girls for sex


July 5th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Two Muslim brothers of Asian origin have been charged with grooming a pair of teenage girls for sex and persuading them to work as prostitutes for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IPL is a big party, says Ryder


July 1st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 1 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder Sunday called the Indian Premier League (IPL) a "big party".Ryder's international career hit a roadblock after he admitted to having ... Read more...

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Vettori to return to shortest format with World T20


June 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 20 (IANS) All-rounder Daniel Vettori has declared himself available for the Twenty20 World Cup in September, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced Wednesday.Last year, Vettori had opted out of ... Read more...

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Deco set for Fluminense return


June 8th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 8 (IANS) Former Portugal midfielder Deco is set to return for Fluminense's Brazilian Serie A duel against Internacional Sunday.The 34-year-old has not played since injuring his ... Read more...

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NATO, New Zealand sign cooperation deal


June 5th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 5 (IANS) New Zealand and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation.New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and NATO Secretary-General Anders ... Read more...

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John Wright to leave NZ coaching job after Windies tour


May 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (IANS) New Zealand coach Joh Wright has decided to step down from his post after the team's tour of the West Indies next month.New Zealand Cricket (NZC) ... Read more...

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Modi to appeal against court order favouring Cairns


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ... Read more...

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Tensions between Buchanan and Wright in New Zealand cricket


March 29th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 29 (IANS) There is tension simmering in New Zealand Cricket (NZC) between director of cricket John Buchanan and coach John Wright.NZC chief executive David White admitted that there ... Read more...

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China is New Zealand’s biggest wool market


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) China has become the main market for New Zealand wool, taking almost half its exports, as the European market declines and sales to Australia plunge, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil arrests two men for plotting massacre


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Two men accused of planning a massacre of university students in Brasilia and maintaining a Web site on which they incited violence against blacks, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exports drive deficit down on New Zealand balance sheets


March 21st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit fell in the December quarter last year, as exports particularly dairy products rose and foreign investors took lower dividends from the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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New Zealand board rubbishes match-fixing report


March 12th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 12 (IANS) The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) rubbished a English media report that claimed that some its players were involved in match-fixing, terming the allegations "baseless" and "irresponsible".NZC ... Read more...

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Bluetooth offers round-the-clock health monitoring


March 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 11 (IANS) A Bluetooth application hooked-up with your smartphone can monitor your vital signs - temperature, heart rate and blood pressure.The application could also cover sensors for blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

131-year-old New Zealand church to be demolished


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) A 131-year-old cathedral, devastated in the earthquake last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be demolished because it is too dangerous and expensive to rebuild, a ... Read more...

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New Zealand hopes to eradicate smoking by 2025


February 29th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 29 (IANS) New Zealand is aiming to eradicate smoking across the country by 2025, and health researchers have said the government needs to set a date to end ... Read more...

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Fluminense captures 2012 Guanabara Cup title


February 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 27 (IANS) Ending a 19-year drought, Fluminense won their eighth Guanabara Cup title comfortably beating Vasco da Gama 3-1 in the final Sunday.The victory marked Fluminense's ... Read more...

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Asians most discriminated against in New Zealand: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 11 (IANS) People of Asian origin -- including those from India and China -- are the most discriminated against ethnic group in New Zealand, a survey has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New Zealand service sector struggling to expand


January 30th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 30 (IANS) New Zealand's service sector is struggling and will continue to struggle in the near future, an industry leader said Monday on the release of the latest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand central bank chief to step down


January 30th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 30 (IANS) The head of New Zealand's central bank, Alan Bollard, announced Monday that he is to retire later this year after a decade in the post.The governor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom denied bail


January 25th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been kept in custody ahead of a possible extradition to the United States. US officials have launched a heavy clamp down on ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

90 whales stranded on New Zealand beach


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 23 (IANS) A pod of about 90 pilot whales has grounded itself on a beach in New Zealand's South Island in the latest of a series of whale ... Read more...

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11 killed in New Zealand ballooning accident


January 7th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 7 (IANS) Eleven people were killed in New Zealand when the hot air balloon they were enjoying a ride in went up in flames early Saturday, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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11 killed in New Zealand hot air balloon crash


January 7th, 2012 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 7 (IANS) A hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in New Zealand Saturday morning, killing all 11 people on board, a media report said.The balloon came down ... Read more...

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New Zealander charged with stealing millions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 5 (IANS) A New Zealander who was extradited from Hong Kong last month in connection with one of the country's most high-profile theft cases was denied bail and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘New Zealand special forces to leave Afghanistan in March’


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 22 (IANS) New Zealand's special forces will leave Afghanistan in March next year, Prime Minister John Key confirmed Thursday."The SAS has achieved the job they were sent ... Read more...

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