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Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:04:03 AM

Sindhu, Kashyap win in Badminton Asia Championships
Gimcheon (South Korea), April 23 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt made winning starts to their respective campaigns at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:14:04 PM

Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile situation in that country.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:00:05 PM

South Korean ferry toll rises to 150
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) The toll in last week's ferry capsize off South Korea's southwestern coast rose to 150 Wednesday as hundreds of divers worked on recovering bodies from the submerged vessel.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:58:03 PM

Pakistan's interior minister calls government-Taliban meeeting
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called a joint meeting Wednesday of the government and Taliban committees engaged in attempting to restore peace in the country's troubled north.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:00:04 PM

Myanmar's nationwide census covers nearly 11 mn households
Yangon, April 23 (IANS) Myanmar's 2014 nationwide census covered 10.719 million households, the ministry of immigration and population said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:22:05 PM

3G, 4G spectrum license auction begins in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The auction process for 3G and 4G spectrum licenses in Pakistan began Wednesday and is expected to revolutionise the telecom sector and raise more than $1.3 billion, the sector's regulator said.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:20:03 AM

Abbas sets new conditions for peace talks with Israel
Ramallah, April 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he will accept to extend the peace talks with Israel if the latter releases the final group of Palestinian prisoners and freezes settlement construction.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:46:16 AM

China's new energy car sales to double
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) The number of new energy cars sold in China this year may hit 35,000, double than that were sold in 2013, in the wake of government promoting the use of greener vehicles in the country, a new official forecast has revealed.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:02:11 AM

Arab lawmakers criticise Israel over enlisting more Christians
Jerusalem, April 23 (IANS) Arab lawmakers Tuesday criticised Israel's plans to raise the number of Christian conscripts for the Israeli army, calling it a divisive policy for the Arab community in the country.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:56:10 AM

All casinos in Nepal shut shop over royalty dues
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday after their managements failed to heed the government's repeated warnings over their outstanding tax and royalty dues, the ministry of culture said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:08:05 PM

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