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China must build regional security pattern: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has the important task of building a "regional security pattern" in Asia as it lacks a safety mechanism, said a state-run Chinese daily Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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Poland drought reveals 400-year-old sunken treasure


September 19th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Thanks to a drought that dried up a Polish river, more than 10 tonnes of marble statues, fountains and palace pillars looted from Polish rulers, believed ... Read more...

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Cameron ‘guilty’ for making Britain vulnerable to war


September 18th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron risks going down in history as a "guilty man" for ordering defence cuts which have made Britain more vulnerable to war, ... Read more...

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Be prepared for combat: Chinese general


September 14th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior Chinese general has urged the army not to be slack and be prepared for any possible military combat. The remark comes amid rising tensions ... Read more...

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Chinese ships patrol disputed islands


September 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Two Chinese surveillance ships arrived Friday in the waters around the Diaoyu Islands and began patrolling and law enforcement duties, Xinhua reported. This is the first ... Read more...

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World War II veteran shoots thief with 1916 pistol


September 12th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II veteran in Ukraine prevented a possible theft with his 1916 pistol by shooting at a man who broke into his house.The ... Read more...

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China warns Japan over purchase of disputed islands


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has again strongly criticized the purchase of three disputed islands in the East China Sea by Japan and threatened Tokyo with "serious consequences" caused ... Read more...

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WWII bombing victims in China sue Japan


September 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Survivors of a series of bombings on a city in southwest China during World War II are seeking compensation from the Japanese government, more than seven ... Read more...

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What’s in the name Hitler?


September 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Hitler, the name of a garment store in Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, had to be changed after its owners were hit by protests. But ... Read more...

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Russia refutes peace deal with Japan at APEC summit


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS) Russia has declined to settle the peace treaty issue with Japan during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok.Russia ... Read more...

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Spanish plane hijacking report denied


August 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 29 (IANS) The Netherland police Wednesday denied that a passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had been hijacked. It stated the ... Read more...

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Russia to release Japanese POW records


August 29th, 2012 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will release its records of nearly 580,000 Japanese prisoners who were in Siberian and Mongolian labour camps after World War II.According to the ... Read more...

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‘China wants to maintain instability in northeast India’


August 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) China's role in northeastern India is not to create instability but "to maintain instability" because it wants to keep India out of Myanmar, says veteran ... Read more...

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Robert Scott’s ship found after 70 years


August 18th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) The SS Terra Nova, the ship that carried Captain Robert Scott in 1910 with the aim of becoming the first expedition to reach the South Pole, ... Read more...

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Ketan Mehta finalises Nawazuddin for ‘Mountain Man’


August 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Director Ketan Mehta has chosen Nawazuddin Siddhiqui to act in his upcoming film "Mountain Man", a biopic on a Bihar-based labourer who did the herculean task ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Science fiction writer Harrison dies at 87


August 16th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Harry Harrison, an American novelist whose science fiction novels achieved cult status in post-Soviet Russia, died Wednesday, his official website reported. He was 87.Reports did ... Read more...

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Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine


August 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Jin ... Read more...

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki bomb victims remembered


August 6th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 3,500 college students from all over Mumbai took a pledge here Monday to work for peace and a nuclear-free world to commemorate the 67th anniversary ... Read more...

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Anti-tank rifle seized from Russian man’s home


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man has been arrested in northwest Russia for possessing a huge cache of weapons including an anti-tank rifle used during World War II, police ... Read more...

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WW II veteran meets colleague who ‘died’ 68 years ago!


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) An 87-year-old World War II veteran from Britain was shocked when he ran into a fellow soldier who he thought had died in battle 68 years ... Read more...

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Negotiating with Katrina for ‘Noor’: Ketan Mehta


July 26th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Ketan Mehta admits he is in talks with actress Katrina Kaif to play legendary World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan in his ambitious project ... Read more...

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A weekend of fiction for bookworms (IANS Books This Week)


July 21st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Browse with IANS through the pile of gripping titles, this weekend.Book: "Tigers in Red Weather"; Written by Lisa Klaussmann; Published by Picador; Priced at Rs.550The ... Read more...

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50 tonnes of silver recovered from sea


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS)Around 50 tonnes of silver lost during World War II after a British merchant vessel was sunk in the Atlantic has been hauled up from the sea.A ... Read more...

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Hundreds of bars of silver rescued from WWII shipwreck


July 19th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several hundreds of bars of silver have been recovered from a wrecked World War II. The booty was recovered from the wreck of the ship off ... Read more...

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World’s most wanted Nazi held at 97


July 19th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) The world's most wanted Nazi who sent thousands of Jews to torture camps during World War II has been finally arrested in Hungary's capital Budapest about ... Read more...

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Western Naval Command’s base depot commissioned


July 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Western Naval Command's base depot, INS Tanaji, was commissioned at the historic Mankhurd Naval Base Tuesday in the presence of Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal ... Read more...

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1948 Olympics: Fourth gold medal healed wounds of partition (Sports Special)


July 9th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
It was a wonder that India managed to field a team for the 1948 Olympics which were held on the conclusion of the World War II and a year after the ... Read more...

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‘The Pianist’ changed Brody


July 9th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Actor Adrien Brody says he felt he was a changed man after working in Oscar-winning movie "The Pianist".In the film, which released in 2002, the 39-year-old ... Read more...

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36 WW-II British fighters found in Myanmar


July 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 8 (IANS) The remains of 36 British Spitfire aircraft, which were secretly buried during the World War II in what was then Burma to prevent them from ... Read more...

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Connecting Roma gypsies to their Indian roots, via screen (With Image)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Barring alternative sexuality and love, cross-cultural Indian cinema rarely explores taboos in international politics like the rampant persecution and denial of rights to the gypsy ... Read more...

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Italy’s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 3 (IANS) Italy's economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because ... Read more...

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New president in Egypt: Implications for political Islam (Comment)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Egypt, land of the Nile, splendour of the pharaohs and now remembered through the majestic pyramids is birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It marked ... Read more...

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Israeli pageant crowns Miss Holocaust Survivor


June 29th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An Israeli beauty pageant, participated in by grandmothers, has crowned the first "Miss Holocaust Survivor", The Sun reported Friday.Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, took to ... Read more...

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World War II plane found in Russian lake


June 21st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II-era Soviet fighter-bomber has been recovered from under 17 metres of water in a lake in northern Russia, the military said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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