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Last updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:28:04 PM

PTI lawmakers quit National Assembly
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Lawmakers of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party Friday submitted their resignations from the National Assembly of Pakistan, the lower house of parliament.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:22:26 PM

Malaysia receives bodies of MH17 victims on day of mourning
Bangkok, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Malaysia Friday paid tributes to victims of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane which was shot down last month in eastern Ukraine, as the remains of 20 of the 43 countrymen on board were brought home.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:22:25 PM

Ice bucket challenge hits B-Town, celebs get chills
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) After amassing global popularity, the ALS ice bucket challenge, which involves dumping buckets of ice water over one's head to spread awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, has found patrons in Bollywood.

Friday, August 22, 2014 6:16:16 PM

90 dead and missing in western Japan floods
Tokyo, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) The number of those missing in the torrential rains lashing Hiroshima in western Japan this week rose to 51 Friday while the death toll stood at 39.

Friday, August 22, 2014 3:46:21 PM

ITF president suggests more junior-level tournaments
Nanjing, Aug 22 (IANS) International Tennis Federation (ITF) president Francesco Ricci Bitti suggested Friday that more junior-level tournaments be held in order to provide young Chinese players with more opportunities to compete and improve.

Friday, August 22, 2014 3:32:18 PM

Roadside bomb kills three Afghan policemen
Kabul, Aug 22 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a van in Afghanistan's Kunar province, an official said.

Friday, August 22, 2014 3:28:04 PM

ULFA leader Chetia wants to return to India: daily
Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) ULFA leader Anup Chetia, now in a Bangladesh jail, has reportedly expressed a desire to return to India where he is wanted for murder, abduction and extortion, reported Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:46:18 PM

Tajikistan to play football friendly against Belarus
Dushanbe, Aug 22 (IANS) Tajikistan will play friendly against Belarus at Borisov Arena Sep 4, the Football Federation of Tajikistan (FFT) said Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014 2:02:14 PM

Pakistan media flays India for axing talks
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Two Pakistani newspapers Friday denounced India's decision to call off talks between their foreign secretaries, saying it had dealt "a serious blow" to the bilateral peace process.

Friday, August 22, 2014 1:02:09 PM

Sitting is the new smoking, so get off your bottom (The Funny Side)
A friend once called me "a fat, lazy slob". I chose to interpret this as a compliment. Denial has always been one of my strongest superpowers.

Friday, August 22, 2014 12:12:08 PM

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