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Canada cuts ties with Iran


September 8th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canada has frozen diplomatic relations with Iran and will expel Iranian diplomats from the country, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.Ottawa has formally listed ... Read more...

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Government to encourage women entrepreneurs: Vayalar Ravi


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government will try to solve the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in the country, Vayalar Ravi, minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), ... Read more...

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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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Ancient Mayans first domesticated turkey


August 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated by the ancient Mayans, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.The discovery of ... Read more...

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Quickfix guide to Rio+20 (To go with Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts Wednesday)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
What is Rio+20? Rio+20 is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in the ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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Cowell fascinated by Spears


March 1st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell admits he is "fascinated" by pop star Britney Spears and would love to have her as a judge on the ... Read more...

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Nadal calls the Australian Open final as his toughest match


January 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who lost to Serb Novak Djokovic in a marathon Australian Open tennis final Sunday, has dubbed the match as the toughest ... Read more...

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Research nano energy packs, urges Abdul Kalam


January 9th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday suggested that scientists and technologists to undertake research in the area of nano-energy packages for transmission of energy from ... Read more...

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Volkswagen launches Touareg, Beetle variants


January 5th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) German automobile giant Volkswagen Thursday launched new versions of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Touareg and small car Beetle. It also unveiled its concept hybrid ... Read more...

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‘India one of most appealing growth venues globally’


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Promising demographics, freedom of speech and respect for investor rights make India one of the most appealing growth venues, says a leading American B-school head ... Read more...

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Diabetes awareness campaign launched in Delhi slums


June 29th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The union health ministry, the Delhi health department and other civic agencies Tuesday launched a joint campaign in the capital's slums to create awareness about ... Read more...

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British extremist to lead pro-Islam demonstration outside White House


February 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.21 (ANI): British extremist Anjem Choudary has announced that he will hold a protest outside the White House, calling on Muslims to establish Sharia law across America.Chaudhary hit U.S. headlines after ... Read more...

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21st century should be century of dialogue: Dalai Lama


February 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Monday said that the 21st century should be known as the century of dialogue. Speaking here in a Goa government sponsored lecture ... Read more...

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No international cricket match to be played in Pakistan, for now: Dave Richardson


January 15th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 15(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) General Manager for operations, Dave Richardson, has made it clear that an immediate return of international cricket to Pakistan is not possible."Pakistan will not ... Read more...

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Maria Menounos’ Bikini Malfunction Marks The First Wardrobe Mishap Of The Year


January 4th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Maria Menounos, the 32 year old hot and sultry "Access Hollywood" host was probably not expecting this. It is just the beginning of another year and ... Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow got ‘addict’ advice from Robert Downey Jr.


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems Robert Downey Jr. has something to offer Gwyneth Paltrow after all.When Paltrow was offered her new role in the new movie, “Country ... Read more...

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Black Eyed Peas Set To Perform At Superbowl


November 27th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Great news for the BEP fans as it was announced during Thursday evening's game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints that the Grammy ... Read more...

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Yoko Ono talks about John Lennon on Beatle legend’s 70th b’day


October 6th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Beatles legend John Lennon would have been a lot more relaxed on his 70th birthday than he was on his 40th birthday, said Yoko Ono."I can't believe I'm ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga, Green Day lead Q Awards nominations


September 18th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Lady Gaga, Green Day and Paul Weller have been nominated for trophies at Q Awards.The 'Poker Face' hitmaker is up for best female artist, reports the Daily Star.She ... Read more...

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Shooting range for Commonwealth Games unveiled


September 15th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Tuesday showcased the almost-ready Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.The shooting venue for the October 3-14 mega event was under fire for ... Read more...

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BAE Systems bids for Indian Army’s artillery gun order


August 31st, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) BAE Systems has submitted a fresh bid for an Indian Army order for 155mm towed howitzers, the company said Tuesday, adding that it was offering an advanced ... Read more...

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Toshiba Plans To Launch 3D TV Without Glasses


August 25th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Toshiba, the well known electronics company is making headlines once again! This time it is for building a 3D TV that will not ... Read more...

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Triskaidekaphobia Haunts The Superstitious On Friday The 13th


August 13th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the much dreaded 'Friday the 13th' and if that has send shivers down your spine while making you feel really jittery then chances are ... Read more...

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Pakistani actor Shaan asks mothers to back Pampers-UNICEF campaign


August 7th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 7 (ANI): Pakistani actor Shaan has in his talks at the Pampers-UNICEF '1 Pack = 1 Life Saving Vaccine' campaign stressed the importance of tetanus vaccinations for mothers.During the ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Kiwi women participate to set breastfeeding world record


August 7th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 7 (ANI): Hundreds of women in New Zealand have taken part in an attempt to set a breastfeeding world record.Former Silver Fern Julie Seymour, 39, and 27 other women gathered ... Read more...

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Cages affect mice brain


July 18th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) The type of cage that mice are kept in worldwide can profoundly alter their brains and greatly affect the accuracy of research. "This could explain some of the ... Read more...

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Mercedes launches like super sports car SLS AMG


July 16th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Mercedes-Benz India Friday launched its super sports car SLS AMG, priced between Rs.2 and Rs.2.5 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The SLS AMG is powered by a 6.2 litre engine ... Read more...

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Independence Day Quotes That Will Stimulate Nationalism In The Soul Of Every Nationalistic American


July 4th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Today is the wonderful and stirring 4th of July of 2010. It is the Independence Day of America. All the Americans, with nationalism running ... Read more...

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New Tallest Man In U.S. Is A Barack Obama Fan


May 26th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States has a new 'tallest man'. Igor Vovkovinskiy from Minnesota has won the title of the "tallest living man in America". ... Read more...

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“Towel Day” Being Celebrated All Over The World Today


May 25th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the 25th of May. It is the day to celebrate "Towel Day" in honor of author Douglas Adams. The famous writer of geek literature ... Read more...

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Gustavo Dudamel Announces US Program On 60 Minutes


May 17th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gustavo Dudamel, the king of classical music at the age of only 29, has added yet another feather to his cap, he now has ... Read more...

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YouTube Now Error-Free


May 5th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been reported that users were facing a server error while logging on to networking site YouTube. Not any more. The YouTube being a highly ... Read more...

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Tibetan leaders urge China to allow international group to meet detained Panchen Lama


April 25th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) April 25 (ANI): On the occasion of 21st birthday of the Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, the Tibetan leaders-living-in exile here on Sunday urged the Chinese Government ... Read more...

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