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Last updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:38:03 PM

Bhutan's private media seeks to merge
Thimphu, Jan 29 (IANS) The Media Owners Association of Bhutan (MOAB) is considering a merger of private media companies and has sought government incentives to make it feasible.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00:10 PM

11 of family die of suffocation in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) A total of 11 members of a family died due to a gas leak from a heater in a southwest province of Pakistan Thursday morning, local media reported.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:58:03 PM

'Foxcatcher' - ace acting, mediocre fare (IANS Movie Review, Rating ***)
Film: "Foxcatcher"; Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave; Director: Bennett Miller; Rating: ***

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:34:03 PM

Golfer Yang signs up for Malaysian Open
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Asia's first Major champion Y.E. Yang will join the star-studded cast at the $3 million Malaysian Open next week.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:32:18 PM

Bangladeshi trawler with 100 on board sinks, many rescued
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trawler with over a hundred people on board sank in the Bay of Bengal Thursday and police claimed that it was heading to Malaysia with illegal immigrants.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:10:06 PM

Jordan looking into new IS audio clip
Amman, Jan 29 (IANS) The Jordan Armed Forces Thursday said they were looking into a new audio clip by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in which it threatened to kill a captured Jordanian pilot.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:02:18 PM

21 killed in Afghanistan road accident
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and more than 30 others injured when a bus collided with a truck in the southern Afghan province of Zabul Thursday, police said.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:40:06 PM

Co-pilot flew AirAsia aircraft before crash
Jakarta, Jan 29 (IANS) The French co-pilot was flying the AirAsia flight QZ8501 before it crashed into waters off Indonesia last month, investigators said here Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:40:05 PM

Five killed in blasts in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) Four civilians and a policeman were killed Thursday in two separate bomb attacks in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua reported citing authorities.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:22:14 PM

18 killed in Afghanistan checkpoint attack
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 11 pro-government tribesmen and seven militants were killed when the Taliban launched an attack on a security checkpoint in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, sources said Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 1:20:05 PM

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