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Lebanon to limit influx of Syrian refugees
Beirut, April 16 (IANS) Lebanon cannot bear the burden of more Syrian refugees coming into the country and would work on limiting their number, the interior minister said Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:22:16 AM

Ship carrying 350 passengers sinking off South Korean coast
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) A ship carrying 350 passengers is sinking off the coast of Jindo, southwest of South Korea, and sent distress signals to the coast guard, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00:04 AM

New urban development planned for Valparaiso after fire
Santiago, April 16 (IANS/EFE) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday that she will order a master plan prepared to reorganise Valparaiso's urban design after the port city was devastated by a fire that left at least 15 people dead and 2,500 homes destroyed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:26:07 AM

Over 100 teenage girls abducted in Nigeria
Abuja, April 15 (IANS) More than 100 teenage girls were abducted Monday in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram members, local sources and police said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:56:20 PM

China covers 646,000 sq km for missing plane
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Chinese vessels have covered 646,000 sq km in the Indian Ocean in search of the missing Malaysian flight -- MH370, the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:56:19 PM

Sri Lanka accuses Canada of misusing voluntary funds
Colombo, April 15 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Tuesday accused the Canadian government of using its voluntary funds to the Commonwealth Secretariat as a political tool based on the dictates of electoral compulsions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:56:18 PM

13 Maoists charge-sheeted for war crimes in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) The Nepalese authorities Tuesday filed a charge-sheet against 13 Maoist cadres, holding them responsible for killing a youth in 2004 during the rebel-initiated civil conflict.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:52:08 PM

Saarc, UN to work for women's empowerment in South Asia
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Saarc and UN Women will work towards promotion of gender equality, gender justice and empowerment of women among the countries in the South Asian region, officials said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:34:08 PM

Jordan to rescue its abducted ambassador in Libya: PM
Amman, April 15 (IANS) Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour Tuesday said that his government will take all measures to rescue its ambassador in Libya, state media reported.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:02:15 PM

Asian Tour will create more golfing stars: Lahiri
Kuala Lumpur, April 15 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri expects Asia to continue to breed new stars in the future, saying the region's golfers have benefited immensely from the success of the Asian Tour.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:54:03 PM

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