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Private military firms may appear in Russia: Minister


September 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government's Military Industrial Commission may consider creating private military companies in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.Russia's significant economic interests abroad ... Read more...

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Belarus embassy wraps up in Sweden


August 11th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian embassy in Sweden has stopped accepting most documents after a diplomatic row erupted between the two countries. It has turned the task over ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Belarus executes Minsk subway bombers


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has executed two men convicted for a deadly subway bombing in the capital Minsk last year, Belarusian news agency Belta reported.The mother of one ... Read more...

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Belarus executes bomber


March 17th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of the two men accused of organizing a deadly subway bombing in the Belarusian capital Minsk last year, Vladislav Kovalyov, has been executed by ... Read more...

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Left, BJP slam government over FDI in retail


November 25th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Friday slammed the government's move to allow FDI in multi-brand retail trade, saying it will destroy ... Read more...

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FDI in retail will hit ‘crores’, says CPI-M


November 25th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said the decision to allow FDI in multibrand retail "will destroy the livelihoods of crores of small retailers".It ... Read more...

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Nepal’s apex court comes to Tibetan refugees’ aid


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nepal's apex court has come to the aid of nearly two dozen Tibetan refugees who were arrested after fleeing Tibet to go to India, asking the ... Read more...

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Five years after war, hundreds still missing in Nepal


August 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Five years after a decade of civil war ended in Nepal, hundreds of people are still missing with no one punished for the extrajudicial disappearances and ... Read more...

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Britain pulled up for doublespeak


August 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A Chinese newspaper Wednesday pulled up British authorities for calling rioters in London "thugs" while lauding those in revolt in Third World countries as defenders ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t be immune to global downturn: Daily


August 7th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) It would be naive to assume that Pakistan will remain immune as the global economic sentiment sours, said a leading daily.An editorial in the Dawn Sunday ... Read more...

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Nepal frees Dalai Lama’s envoy but threat deepens


August 6th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) Though Nepal police have released the envoy of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama after detaining him for eight hours, the threat hanging over the Tibetan diaspora ... Read more...

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Four Pakistani majors questioned for Islamist links (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Four Pakistan Army majors have been questioned for purported links with a banned group that seeks to oust pro-Western regimes in Muslim lands, raising concerns about ... Read more...

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Western governments hail Nepal house extension, India wary


May 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Nepal's major western donors Sunday hailed the last-ditch agreement among the major parties to reprieve Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's government by giving another three months' ... Read more...

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UN flays Nepal for appointing murder suspect as minister


May 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) A day after Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal risked drawing wrath of his partymen, the opposition and rights groups by allocating the powerful home ministry ... Read more...

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28 killed in twin Nepal accidents


May 4th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Sixteen people died in a bus smash in western Nepal Wednesday and several more survivors were grappling with death just hours after another crash in eastern ... Read more...

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Secret memos expose link between UK Govt, oil firms and invasion of Iraq


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): British Government documents have revealed plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq.According ... Read more...

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Nepal, Bhutan agree to talks on refugee homecoming


April 15th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Almost a decade after Bhutan broke off talks with Nepal for repatriation of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees, the prime minister of the Buddhist kingdom Friday said ... Read more...

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As Bhutan PM starts Nepal visit, refugees seek return home


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of refugees forced to live in camps in Nepal after their eviction from Bhutan once again raised their call to be allowed ... Read more...

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Post-budget, NRIs have to spend more in India (Comment)


March 6th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Non-residents Indians (NRIs) will have to spend a little more on their visits to India after the latest budget. As the air travel tax has gone up, NRIs now pay more ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Ottawa fears ‘extremists’ will rise from Egypt’s protest movement


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.2 (ANI): The Stephen Harper government in Canada has expressed concern about ongoing developments in Egypt, and about what might come next, and whether it will lead to democratic reform ... Read more...

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Britain advised Libya on Lockerbie bomber’s release: WikiLeaks


February 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) British government ministers secretly advised Libya on securing the successful early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison, according to the US documents released by ... Read more...

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Pakistan to discard ‘frontline state in war on terror’ tag


January 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): Pakistan has decided to do away with the phrase 'frontline state in war against terrorism', which is frequently used by officials to stress the country's role in anti-terror efforts."Descriptions ... Read more...

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China leaves West dismayed by move to cut vital mineral exports in 2011


December 30th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing, Dec. 30 (ANI): In a sign of its growing industrial and political clout, China has cut its export quotas for rare earth elements (REEs) by 35 per cent for the first ... Read more...

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‘”Best friends forever” ignored Cuba’s human rights violations for commercial benefits’


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Havana, Dec 18 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Spain had stopped pressuring Cuba over human rights with the intention ... Read more...

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Australian PM fails to name law WikiLeaks has broken


December 7th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has failed to name any Australian laws broken by the controversial WikiLeaks website or its founder Julian Assange, a media report said Tuesday.Western ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis worries Western world


November 21st, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) With the prime ministerial election in Nepal put off till December and the opposition Maoist party preventing the government from tabling the budget and refusing ... Read more...

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Islamists trying to build parallel society in Canada: Report


November 16th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 16 (IANS) Islamists are secretly working to build a "parallel society" in Canada, warns an intelligence report.The declassified Intelligence Assessment report carried by the country's ... Read more...

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Iranian ’stoning to death’ woman may be executed by Wednesday, claim HR observers


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Nov 2 (ANI): Human rights observers have warned that Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who was earlier sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery charges. ... Read more...

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Taliban now active in 33 of 34 Afghan provinces: Aid bodies


September 12th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.12 (ANI): Four years ago, the Taliban was active in only four provinces of Afghanistan, but today, they are active in 33 of the country's 34 provinces, aid organizations say.Large ... Read more...

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Outrage over Libyan celebrations for first anniversary of Lockerbie bomber’s release


August 19th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Aug 19(ANI): Libya's plans to hold massive celebrations on the first anniversary of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's release has infuriated relatives of the 270 people who died in the ... Read more...

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Zardari government accused of diverting 300 million pound Kashmir earthquake aid


August 14th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): Pakistani officials have alleged that over 300 million pounds in foreign aid for victims of the October 8, 2005 Kashmir earthquake have been diverted by President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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‘West shouldn’t rule out talks with al-Qaeda’


August 12th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's chief negotiator with the Irish Republican Army has asked Western governments not to rule out talks with al-Qaeda.Blair's chief of staff ... Read more...

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Taliban urges Pakistan to refuse international aid


August 11th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Aug 11 (DPA) Taliban militants asked the government of Pakistan Wednesday to boycott the international relief assistance for flood victims. The call came as the UN announced a formal appeal for ... Read more...

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