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Last updated: Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:20:03 PM

North Korea launches long-range rocket
Seoul, Feb 7 (IANS) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, media reports said.

Sunday, February 07, 2016 7:02:08 AM

Syrian president's mother dies at 86
Damascus, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad died on Saturday at the age of 86.

Sunday, February 07, 2016 4:54:03 AM

Japan gears up as North Korea brings forward satellite launch
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will bring forward its planned rocket launch to as early as Sunday, Japanese officials said on Saturday, adding in a press briefing that necessary measures were being carried out.

Sunday, February 07, 2016 2:14:03 AM

Pakistani envoy appreciates India's hosting of South Asian Games
Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Saturday appreciated the way the 12th South Asian Games, which got underway in Guwahati and Shillong on Friday, are being hosted by India.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 11:42:03 PM

Iran prefers euro for oil exports
Tehran, Feb 6 (IANS) Iran prefers to receive euro for its oil exports, an official in the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said on Saturday.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 8:00:04 PM

Seoul sees Pyongyang complete rocket launch preparations
Seoul, Feb 6 (IANS) South Korea's military has seen North Korea complete all of preparations necessary for a planned launch of a long-range rocket after Pyongyang's revised notification of the launch window.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 7:56:03 PM

Golfer Chawrasia tied second but seven shots behind Norris
Yangon, Feb 6 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia was tied second after scoring a four-under 68 but found himself seven shots behind leader Shaun Norris of South Africa, who fired a sensational 61 in the third round of the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open here on Saturday.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 7:32:03 PM

Mamata congratulates Bhutan royal couple on parenthood
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday took to Twitter to congratulate Bhutan's royal couple on the birth of their first child, a baby prince.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 7:28:04 PM

Chinese leaders extend Spring Festival greetings
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders extended Spring Festival greetings to the people of the country on Saturday as they met more than 2,000 members of the public in Beijing.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 7:16:03 PM

15 Iraqi security personnel killed in IS bombings
Ramadi, Feb 6 (IANS) A total of 15 Iraqi security members were killed and 21 injured on Saturday in suicide car bomb attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants and a blast in a booby-trapped house in Iraq's Anbar province, a source said.

Saturday, February 06, 2016 7:06:04 PM

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