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Last updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:26:16 PM

Syrian army claims killing 50 rebels near Damascus
Damascus, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) The Syrian Army announced Thursday that it had killed at least 50 "terrorists", as it describes anti-government insurgents, in an ambush outside Damascus, the state-run Sana news agency said.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 5:10:06 PM

Modi, Sharif shake hands, chat at Saarc closing event
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) In an ice-breaking moment, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, laughed and even slapped him laughingly on the arm while sharing a light moment at the concluding ceremony of the 18th Saarc Summit here Thursday.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 5:02:15 PM

Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 27 (IANS) Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released here Thursday.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4:50:18 PM

Saarc energy accord signed
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) The foreign ministers of Saarc member states have signed the Saarc Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity).

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4:42:08 PM

Myanmar parliament adopts law on constitution amendment
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 27 (IANS) Myanmar parliament's upper house Thursday adopted a draft nationwide referendum law on constitution amendment, parliament sources said.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4:20:05 PM

Japan issues warning as volcano continues to erupt
Tokyo, Nov 27 (IANS) Mount Aso in southern Japan's Kumamoto prefecture continued to spew smoke and ash 1,000 metres into the air Thursday, severely disrupting flights in the region on the island of Kyushu and forcing Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to issue a warning to those in the vicinity to stay away from the volcano, particularly its crater.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4:12:05 PM

Gujarati Basundi, Jalebi top vegetarian fare at Saarc retreat
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) The all-vegetarian fare for Saarc leaders at the Dhulikhel resort had a sweet Gujarati touch - Gujarati Basundi with Jalebi - as dessert, perhaps keeping in mind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hails from the western Indian state.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:48:05 PM

WHO suspends operations in Pakistan's Balochistan
Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday suspended its operations in Pakistan's Balochistan after unidentified gunmen killed four polio vaccination workers in Quetta city Wednesday.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:40:05 PM

Kathmandu Declaration ready, next summit in Pakistan
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Issuing a 36-point declaration, the 18th Saarc Summit will be concluded in Kathmandu Thursday. A closed door session is going on to give the final touch to the summit declaration, which is also called Kathmandu Declaration.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:36:25 PM

Modi, Sharif hold informal talks at Saarc retreat (Third Lead)
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) In a significant development, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held informal talks during the 18th Saarc Summit retreat Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:32:19 PM

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