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Last updated: Friday, October 24, 2014 10:22:24 AM

Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:14:09 PM

Golfer Bhullar to defend Indonesia Open title
Jakarta, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar Thursday confirmed that he will return to the Damai Indah Golf, PIK Course, here in a bid to defend Indonesia Open title to be held Dec 4-7.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:40:05 PM

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report
Manila, Oct 23 (IANS) Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:22:06 PM

Eight killed in Pakistan attack
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and six injured Thursday when unknown gunmen opened fire at a passenger bus in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:44:03 AM

Eight detained in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Eight people were detained Thursday in Hong Kong's Mong Kok area which has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:18:04 AM

14 killed, 65 injured in Iraq bomb attacks
Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 65 wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital city Wednesday, a police source said.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:28:05 AM

Khamenei wants less reliance on oil
Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the country's officials Wednesday to formulate plans to cut Iran's dependence on oil revenues and manage the economy on the basis of the domestic capabilities.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:28:04 AM

Syrian Air Force destroys old war jets captured by IS
Damascus, Oct 23 (IANS) The Syrian air force destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's Aleppo province, a senior Syrian military source said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:26:09 AM

Three foreigners frozen to death in Turkey
Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) Three foreign nationals were frozen to death in Turkey, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:32:18 PM

Kurdish parliament okays sending forces to Syria's Kobane
Baghdad, Oct 22 (IANS) The parliament of Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan agreed Wednesday to send Peshmerga regional security forces to the besieged town of Kobane in Syria via Turkey, media reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:26:12 PM

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