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Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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Fringe pro-LTTE groups behind Tamil Nadu violence: Sri Lankan envoy (Interview)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the recent attack on Sri Lankan tourists as an "unfortunate aberration," Colombo's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has blamed "fringe pro-LTTE groups" in the state ... Read more...

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Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

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Iran doubles capacity at nuclear site : Report


August 31st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, according to a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report.According to this report, the number ... Read more...

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Not hankering after n-weapons, says Iran (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... Read more...

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Iran not hankering after n-weapons: Ayatollah Khamenei (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... Read more...

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NAM summit opens in Tehran


August 30th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened in Tehran Thursday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying that Iran is "not after nuclear weapons". Khamenei said ... Read more...

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Iran vows to react swiftly to any Israeli attack


August 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iran's reaction to any threat and aggression of Israel against its territory will be very swift and crushing, according to IRNA news agency.Isareli media has ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Spain’s interior minister calls for reforms to combat jihadists


August 10th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz feels that changes are needed in the country's laws to be able to deal with Islamist terrorism, given the difficulties ... Read more...

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US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to ... Read more...

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Iranian leader threatens to increase uranium enrichment


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will start enriching uranium to 56-percent level if Israel and the West keep on pressurising Tehran with sanctions, Iranian religious leader Seyed Reza Taghavi ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Annan to discuss Syria crisis


July 16th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow July 17 to discuss the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said."In ... Read more...

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Iran to shut Hormuz Strait if threatened: Officials


July 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The strategic Strait of Hormuz may be closed if Iran's security is threatened, top Iranian officials have said."We do have the plan to close the Strait ... Read more...

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US warships in Gulf ’sitting ducks’ for Iran missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US naval ships in the Persian Gulf are within reach of Iranian missiles should the US consider an offensive against the Islamic Republic, an Iranian ... Read more...

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Oil jumps on Iran tension


July 4th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose Tuesday as rising Iran tension caused supply fears, Xinhua reported.Iran has again threatened to block a critical shipping route in response ... Read more...

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‘Nehru’s foreign policy needs to be revisited’ (IANS Books)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In these turbulent times, Jawaharlal Nehru's policies of non-alignment and mixed economy need to be revisited, says P.C. Jain, author of a book on India's ... Read more...

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Zardari optimistic on ties with US


June 10th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed confidence over his country's relationship with the US, despite complaints from Washington about Islamabad "not doing enough" to counter ... Read more...

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Western ambassadors unwelcome: Syria


June 5th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Syria has said the ambassadors of several Western countries, including the US, Britain, France and Turkey, were "personae non gratae" or unwelcome in the country, a ... Read more...

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Russia wants missile defence guarantees


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will hold partner-like dialogue on missile defence with Western countries if it has guarantees that the missile shield is not directed against it, President ... Read more...

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China must strengthen public diplomacy: expert


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) China urgently needs to carry out more effective public diplomacy if it is to overcome the misunderstandings, prejudice and suspicions people in other countries have toward ... Read more...

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Russia warns against hasty conclusions on Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A number of Western countries are jumping to conclusions about the Houla massacre in Syria, where more than 100 people were killed, Russia's envoy to ... Read more...

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Iran not to pursue n-bomb production


May 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Affirming that Iran was not after nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said enriching uranium to 20 percent was his country's right.Ahmadinejad said related countries should ... Read more...

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Syrian diplomats’ expulsion counter-productive: Russia


May 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia believes expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from a number of Western countries is counter- productive, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday."We can only comment on ... Read more...

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China doesn’t fret over India-Myanmar ties: Daily


May 29th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Myanmar is seen as a poor show in China, a state-owned daily said Tuesday."Inside China, Singh's visit failed ... Read more...

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‘West mulling military action against Iran’


May 21st, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) Some Western countries are still considering a military operation against Iran as an option over its nuclear programme, a Russian minister said Sunday."Russia is concerned that ... Read more...

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Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat


April 25th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea."The threat is always there, so we closely monitor the ... Read more...

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North Korea slams South Korean president


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 21 (IANS) North Korea has accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak of drumming up war hysteria, reports said Saturday.Lee Thursday toured a research institute, where he watched videos ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to continue satellite launches


April 21st, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea will continue satellite launches for peaceful purposes, an official said a week after a failed launch."The DPRK's (North Korea) satellites for peaceful purposes ... Read more...

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Myanmar to see robust growth: ADB


April 12th, 2012 - 7:15 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 12 (IANS) Myanmar will witness a robust growth as Western countries start to ease sanctions, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official has said.The ADB projected a six-percent GDP ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance


April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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70 percent Chinese have pre-marital sex: Study


April 10th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Chinese people are showing an increasingly tolerant attitude toward pre-marital sex, with over 70 percent saying they now getting physical before tying the knot, a survey ... Read more...

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