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Arab invasion in Syria ‘not an option’: UN envoy


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's new envoy to Syria has said a military intervention in the country by Arab forces is not on the cards."A military interference in ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet Khar in Tokyo Sunday


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after the foreign secretaries level talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo Sunday, ... Read more...

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Earth Summit opens in Brazil


June 20th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The UN Conference on Sustainable Development opened here Wednesday with world leaders meeting to renew political commitment to tackle economic, social and environmental problems.... Read more...

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Indian PM reaches Rio


June 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, June 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Wednesday for the Earth Summit after taking part in the G20 summit in Mexico.Manmohan Singh joins ... Read more...

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Pakistan president to visit Russia


June 19th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will undertake a three-day official visit to Russia between June 20-22 to participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), ... Read more...

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Netanyahu injured in friendly soccer match


June 12th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 12 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tore a tendon and will have to wear a cast for several weeks after he injured himself during a friendly soccer ... Read more...

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Sangay concerned over unrest in Tibet


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 2 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Saturday expressed concern over the prevailing tense situation in Tibet and sought an end to "human rights violations ... Read more...

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Obama’s security detail accused of misconduct (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) A dozen US Secret Service agents assigned to Colombia's Cartagena port city ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival for an Americas summit were sent ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s Obama hug, Gilani handshake at Seoul dinner (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a big hug from US President Barack Obama, who greeted him with 'Nice to meet you prime minister', at ... Read more...

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360 cars, one-minute intervals: Seoul summit lineup


March 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Some 360 cars will speed into the venue of the Seoul nuclear summit at exactly one-minute intervals - not a second more and not a second ... Read more...

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51 interpreters at Seoul summit


March 26th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) As many as 51 interpreters, including one who speaks Hindi, have been hired to handle the gaggle of languages at the two-day Seoul nuclear summit, a ... Read more...

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PM departs for Seoul n-security summit (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here Saturday for the March 26-27 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, prior to which he will be on a ... Read more...

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Gas prices continue their upward surge


March 6th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US motorists are being hit hard with recent surge in the prices of gas. The price of gas is quickly moving to the $4 mark and ... Read more...

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Former NASA agent on a mission to find the missing moon rocks


February 20th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Decades after several moon rock fragments were distributed to various world leaders, investigation has revealed that most of them have gone missing. Several fragments of space rocks ... Read more...

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World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates


February 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) World leaders will gather here Thursday to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates. Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and "pirate prisons" are among measures ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Femen group indulges in topless protest


January 30th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Davos, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swiss police arrested three women during the World Economic Forum in the country’s town of Davos. The women, Ukrainians from the group Femen, removed their tops ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Obama-driven car for sale


January 27th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) A car driven by US President Barack Obama is up for auction on shopping website eBay at a whopping starting bid of $1 million.Obama, before ... Read more...

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`Davos meet an opportunity to project Pakistan’s economy’


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The World Economic Forum to be held in Davos offers a good opportunity to project Pakistan's economy which has registered a comeback, said Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to midnight


January 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists around the world have admitted that the world is more likely to experience cataclysmic disaster now than anytime else in the world. To indicate the threat, ... Read more...

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UAE greets world leaders on New Year


December 29th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Thursday greeted heads of state of friendly nations ahead of the New Year.Sheikh Khalifa ... Read more...

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India’s lost $128 bn in illicit capital outflow in a decade


December 15th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A staggering $128 billion in capital illegally flowed out of India in the last decade, making the country the 15th largest victim of illicit financial ... Read more...

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Karzai leaves for Bonn meet


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Germany Friday to attend an international conference on the security situation and the future of his country, a statement ... Read more...

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India presses for urgent UNSC reform and expansion


November 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) Reiterating that reform and expansion of the UN Security Council are essential to reflect contemporary reality, India has called for pursuing early reform with ... Read more...

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Iran says that it has placed 150,000 missiles towards Israel


November 28th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran has warned Israel against a reported pre-emptive strike saying Tehran has 150,000 missiles pointed at the Jewish state. With Iran allegedly close to manufacturing a nuclear ... Read more...

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An alcoholic drink to be named after Gaddafi


November 24th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian liquor maker intends to manufacture a drink named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Russia’s RIA Novosti reports that drink maker Alexandrovy Pogreba has submitted ... Read more...

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Pakistani women helping build nation, says Gilani


October 29th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani women were being politically and economically empowered and were playing an active role in building the nation, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said here ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks suspends publishing


October 25th, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is suspending publishing operations in order to concentrate the group's resources on fighting a "blockade" by credit card companies, its founder Julian ... Read more...

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India committed to eradicate polio: Azad


September 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is committed to eradicating polio from the country and several initiatives are being taken to prevent the highly infectious disease from spreading, union Health ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threat to development: UN chief


September 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said non-communicable diseases were a threat to development, and that there is an urgent need to combat them."Our collaboration is ... Read more...

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Still no idea about Gaddafi’s whereabouts: NTC


September 20th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 20 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has said it has still no information about the whereabouts of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, Xinhua reported.Local media reports said NTC ... Read more...

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China recognises Libya’s NTC as ruling authority


September 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China Monday officially recognised Libya's rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the ruling authority and representative of the Libyan people."China respects the choice of the Libyan ... Read more...

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IMF formally recognises Libyan rebel group


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 10 (IANS) Libya's rebel-led group, the National Transitional Council, has been formally recognised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global body's chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday."I'm very ... Read more...

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