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Italy within reach of economic recovery: Italian PM


September 6th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 6 (IANS) Italy has averted the worst case scenario of the debt crisis and economic recovery in the eurozone's third largest economy is within reach, Italian Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Brazil’s gasoline imports to rise


August 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gasoline imports will rise a minimum of 354 percent by 2020 due to falling sugar-cane ethanol production, the media reported, citing a government study.The ... Read more...

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Questions raised over media’s role in Guwahati molestation


July 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) While the telecast of the shocking Guwahati incident of a mob molesting a teenaged girl has helped nail some of the culprits, questions are being ... Read more...

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Iran n-issue no excuse for US missile defence: Russia


March 24th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS) Iran's nuclear issue could be resolved by negotiations not by the deployment of US-led NATO missile defence facilities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday."It ... Read more...

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‘Japan was totally unprepared for Fukushima’


March 5th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 5 (IANS) Japanese agencies were thoroughly "unprepared" for the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 last year, says an independent investigation coming a year after ... Read more...

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Russian protests may turn into civil war: Billionaire


January 31st, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The stand-off between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and anti-government protesters may escalate into a civil war, billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said.Acknowledging that ... Read more...

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Dog survives after lead gets caught in lift


January 25th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A dog survived a freak accident when the owner entered the elevator and accidentally left the dog outside while still holding the lead. The animal was trapped ... Read more...

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Cowan thanks mentor Roebuck for kick-starting his career


December 21st, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia's new Test opener Ed Cowan thanked noted cricket columnist the late Peter Roebuck for helping him in his career.The 29-year-old from New South Wales, who ... Read more...

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`Rising risk of Eurozone-US recession threaten Asian economies’


December 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 6 (IANS) Economic growth in emerging East Asia will continue to moderate in 2012 as growing sovereign debt problems in Europe and an anaemic US economy raise the ... Read more...

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Kevin Durant bags 66 points at Rucker Park


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant had a good game when he featured in a exhibition basketball game at the Rucker Park. The NBA’s leading scorer bagged ... Read more...

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Supreme Court grants bail to Binayak Sen, family overjoyed


April 15th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Bringing great relief to his family and supporters, the Supreme Court Friday granted bail to human rights activist and doctor Binayak Sen, who is undergoing ... Read more...

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Condition at Fukushima n-plant improving: Japan (Second Intro Roundup)


March 20th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japanese government said Saturday condition at four reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant were improving.Following Japan's Self-Defence Force (SDF) and firefighting personnel shooting water ... Read more...

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Japan raises severity level of nuclear crisis to 5


March 18th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Japan on Friday raised its accident severity level from 4 to 5 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale of 7 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Abortions give rise to “lost boy” generation in China and India


March 15th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Analysts are worried that the number of men who might be forced to die unmarried could cause what the researchers term ‘lost boy’ generation.China and India ... Read more...

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Japan battles to reduce pressure on quake damaged nuke plants


March 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 12 (ANI): Japan continues to struggle to reduce the pressure on two nuclear plants that were damaged by a massive earthquake on Friday.The government warned of a possible radiation leak ... Read more...

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Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apex court concerned over phone tapping


February 11th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) What if the Indian Army chief's telephone was tapped by a foreign country? The Supreme Court Friday posed this question while voicing serious concern over the possibility ... Read more...

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Climber found reading map after surviving 1000ft fall


January 30th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): A climber from Glasgow, who fell 1,000ft down a mountain, not just survived but was found by his rescuers standing up reading a map.The 35-year-old lost his footing ... Read more...

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Germany may dump acid in Rhine


January 20th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- German authorities warned Wednesday they might have to dump 2,400 tons of acid into the Rhine river as traffic remains blocked after a ship capsized, DPA news agency ... Read more...

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Victorian towns facing one-in-200-year flood threat


January 17th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.17 (ANI): Towns in the southern Australian state of Victoria were on Monday bracing for their biggest floods in 200 years as the death toll from the natural disaster in Queensland ... Read more...

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Mercury makes eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The European Union is phasing out the traditional 'incandescent bulbs' used for more than 120 years and is forcing people to switch to low-energy alternatives to meet its ... Read more...

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Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pollution turns male birds gay


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Water pollution is posing a threat to bird population by causing males to go gay, scientists say.Researchers believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect bird ... Read more...

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Katich lauds ‘tough’ Hussey for performing under pressure


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Australian batsman Mike Hussey's career-saving Sheffield Shield century shows that he is in excellent shape for the Ashes, his former club and Warriors teammate, Simon Katich, has said."That's ... Read more...

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New Zealand Prime Minister wants Commonwealth Games to proceed


September 20th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remained confident that his country will field a team for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games despite Sunday's firing incident outside a ... Read more...

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We will participate in CWG: New Zealand PM


September 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after an attack on two Taiwanese tourists in the Indian capital, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was confident his country's athletes will attend the ... Read more...

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Global warming to vest northern countries with great economic power


September 6th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Global warming will vest northern countries like Canada and Scandinavia with great economic powers, says a senior academic. Rising temperatures will unlock previously frozen natural resources like gas, oil ... Read more...

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Mistaken ID Lands Louisiana Pastor In Jail


August 30th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Shreveport, Aug 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pastor in Shreveport, Louisiana had to pay a hefty price for sharing the same name with a wanted criminal. Gregory Jones, who is a ... Read more...

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FBI-style force for Europe to fight crime


August 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A pan-Europe FBI-style police force with powers to arrest criminals will be operational within a decade, a media report said Sunday. Ferenc Banfi, the new director of the EU's ... Read more...

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Ex-US Ambassador warns of Taliban, Al-Qaeda takeover of inundated Pak


August 18th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.18 (ANI): As the world expresses concerns over the massive aid being flown into Pakistan for the flood victims landing into the Taliban's hands, former United States Ambassador to Pakistan ... Read more...

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US woman offers $1k as reward to anyone who can get her a new job!


July 7th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Texas, July 7 (ANI): A woman in the US, who is so frustrated with being unemployed for more than a year, has offered 1,000 dollars as reward to anyone who can ... Read more...

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Toyota recalls 91,903 Lexus and Crown vehicles


July 5th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (DPA) Toyota Motor Corp filed Monday for a recall of 91,903 units of its luxury Lexus and Crown models with the Transport Ministry due to an engine defect, the ... Read more...

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Toyota to recall Lexus LS460 over engine problem


July 1st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 1 (DPA) Toyota Motor Corp is to recall its top-of-the-range Lexus LS460 sedans on concerns about the vehicle's engine stalling, a media report said Thursday. The Nikkei business daily reported ... Read more...

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Gulf of Mexico gusher can spew 100,000 barrels of oil a day: BP document


June 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London June 21 (ANI): An internal document from BP released by a U.S. Congressman has estimated that the oil spill from the destroyed Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico can touch ... Read more...

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SA ‘Muti’ magic by smoking brains of vultures to predict WC results killing them off


June 8th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 8(ANI): South African wildlife experts have said that one of the world's rarest vultures are being taken to the edge of extinction by local gamblers to gain supernatural powers ... Read more...

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