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China, Japan FMs hold talks
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida held talks in Beijing on Saturday in a bid to relieve tensions that have sparked mistrust between the world's second and third largest economies.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:28:05 AM

Cambodia's passenger trains resume services after 14 years
Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) Cambodia's passenger train services resumed regular operations between capital Phnom Penh and southwestern Sihanoukville on Saturday after a 14-year hiatus.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:46:03 AM

China cracks down on online porn videos
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A group of internet video player service providers have been investigated and punished for spreading pornography in a nationwide crackdown, the anti-porn authority said.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:50:03 AM

Will Gyanendra meet Modi in India?
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has left for New Delhi amid a political standoff in the Himalayan nation.

Friday, April 29, 2016 7:50:04 PM

Syria airstrike destroys Médecins Sans Frontières hospital
Gaziantep (Turkey), April 29 (IANS) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has condemned the bombing of an MSF-supported Al Quds hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo that killed at least 14 people, including at least two of its doctors.

Friday, April 29, 2016 7:36:05 PM

Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrul (Comment: Special to IANS)
It was like a macabre end to a Chabrol movie. I had returned with images of such aesthetic delight from the Pahela Baishakh festivities in Dhaka that the news of Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique having been hacked to death by Islamists left me in something of a daze.

Friday, April 29, 2016 7:18:04 PM

Pakistani woman activist wins Nelson Mandela award
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistani activist Tabassum Adnan, who fights for women's rights, has won the Nelson Mandela - Graça Machel Innovation Award 2016, it was reported on Friday.

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30:04 PM

'External forces should not interfere in South China Sea issue'
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) External forces should not interfere in the South China Sea issue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:20:04 PM

Bengal tiger dies in Karachi zoo
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) A Bengal tiger has died at the Karachi zoo, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:12:05 PM

China Living Buddha database nearly complete
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China is nearing completion of a Living Buddha database with biographies of over 1,300 Living Buddhas residing in the country which analysts said could strike a blow to the Dalai Lama.

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:10:04 PM

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