Articles by: The Business Age Bureau

350 dead in Honduras prison fire

February 15, 2012 1:17 pm0 comments
350 dead in Honduras prison fire

Tegucigalpa: At least 350 prisoners have been killed in a blaze that broke out at a jail in the central American nation of Honduras, Xinhua reported. The prison, with around 800 inmates, is located in Comayagua town. Officials fear the toll could go beyond 400. The fire reportedly started after […]

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Indian Mujahideen hand in bomb attack being probed

February 14, 2012 2:01 pm0 comments
Indian Mujahideen hand in bomb attack being probed

New Delhi:Two people could have executed the bomb attack on the Israeli embassy car, one who planted the device and the other who triggered it, sources among investigators said Tuesday. They did not rule out the possibility of an Indian Mujahideen hand in the terror strike. The sources admitted that […]

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Hudgens hates shooting underwater

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Hudgens hates shooting underwater

London:Actress Vanessa Hudgens admits that she hated acting underwater for her new film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”. “I have such a pet peeve, I hate getting my face wet and fully submersing myself under the water, let alone opening my eyes and acting underwater. It aggravates me – the […]

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Australian fined for showing bum to Elizabeth

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Australian fined for showing bum to Elizabeth

London: A 22-year-old man in Sydney has been fined for waving the Australian flag from between his buttocks during a visit by Queen Elizabeth to the country last year. Liam Lloyd Warriner, a barman, was fined Tuesday by a Brisbane court a sum of 500 pounds for creating public nuisance. […]

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Iran denies role in Israel embassy car explosion

February 13, 2012 11:57 am0 comments
Iran denies role in Israel embassy car explosion

New Delhi: Iran Monday rubbished Israeli accusations about its alleged involvement in attacks on Israeli personnel in India and Georgia, saying they are “untrue and sheer lies.” “Any terrorist attack is condemned (by Iran) and we strongly reject the untrue comments by an Israeli official,” Iran’s Ambassador to India Seyed […]

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Russia may lose upto 50 percent vineyard harvest

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Russia may lose upto 50 percent vineyard harvest

Moscow: Russia may lose from 20 to 50 percent of its vineyard harvest this year because of bitter cold as temperatures have dipped to below minus 20 degrees Celsius, Vedomosti business daily reported Monday quoting winemakers. Andrei Kulko, general director of the South Wine Company, a subsidiary of Ochakovo brewery […]

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Seven Taliban killed, 18 held in Afghanistan

February 12, 2012 11:46 am0 comments
Seven Taliban killed, 18 held in Afghanistan

Kabul: Seven Taliban militants have been killed, two injured and 18 detained as suspects since Saturday in joint operations launched by the Afghan forces backed by NATO-led coalition troops, the Afghan interior ministry said Sunday. “Afghan police, army and coalition forces launched nine joint operations in Kabul, Helmand, Uruzgan, Ghazni, […]

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Swine flu kills 81 in Mexico, thousands infected

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Swine flu kills 81 in Mexico, thousands infected

Mexico City: Eighty-one people have so far died of swine flu in Mexico this year, while at least 3,522 have been infected with the virus, health officials said. From Jan 1 till Feb 9, there have been 3,882 confirmed flu cases, the health secretariat said in a statement. Three seasonal […]

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A sweet factory where 61 couples are in love

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A sweet factory where 61 couples are in love

London: A factory in Britain that produces heart-shaped, sugar-coated sweets has a total of 500 employees, of which 122 — or 61 couples — are in a relationship. The Swizzels Matlow factory in Derbyshire that makes “Love Hearts” has been dubbed the country’s most romantic workplace, according to the Daily […]

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Kodak files for bankruptcy protection,to stop making digital cameras

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Kodak files for bankruptcy protection,to stop making digital cameras

London: Photography giant Kodak has said it will stop making digital cameras in the next six months, a media report said Sunday. The 130-year-old Eastman Kodak Co, which invented the digital camera in 1975, has now said it will try to licence its brand to other camera manufacturers, the Daily […]

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