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Myanmar's parliament to debate proposal to end fighting in western state
Nay Pyi Taw, May 3 (IANS) Myanmar's upper house has agreed to debate on a motion to end fighting between the military and the ethnic Arakan Army (AA) in the country's western Rakhine state, parliament sources said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 9:34:03 AM

Pakistan slams Trump's remarks about release of CIA-doctor
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's remark that he would ensure Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi, who has helped the US kill Osama bin Laden, is freed from jail within two minutes.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 9:06:03 AM

Bangladesh apparel exports can create more jobs: World Bank
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Clothing exports could create more and better jobs in Bangladesh if the country makes improvements in productivity, product quality and reliability, and by enforcing better safety conditions and other compliance policies, said latest World Bank report.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:50:03 AM

Sri Lanka's TID arrests former Tamil Tiger cadre
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) A former high ranking cadre from the Tamil Tiger outfit was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:40:04 AM

Cambodia shortens school hours due to hot temperatures
Phnom Penh, May 3 (IANS) Cambodia has shortened school hours by one hour a day to help students avoid the peak temperatures of the day, according to a rule signed by Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron on Monday.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 2:10:03 AM

Pakistan slams Donald Trump on release of 'CIA doctor'
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday condemned remarks by US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that he would ensure Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi, who allegedly helped the US kill Osama bin Laden, was freed from jail within two minutes.

Monday, May 02, 2016 10:40:03 PM

Pakistan regrets US 'lack of appreciation' for its anti-terror role
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) A top Pakistani foreign affairs advisor on Monday regretted that the US was not duly appreciating the country's struggle against the militants.

Monday, May 02, 2016 10:34:03 PM

Former Tamil Tiger cadre arrested in Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A former top ranked man from the Tamil Tiger rebel outfit was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, local media reported.

Monday, May 02, 2016 8:56:03 PM

Nepal SC orders release of scribe held in assets case
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) Nepal's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit who was in custody of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in a disproportionate assets case.

Monday, May 02, 2016 8:12:04 PM

Afridi, Shehzad, Akmal dropped from Pakistan squad
Lahore, May 2 (IANS) The ripples of Pakistan's disastrous World Twenty20 campaign continues to resonate with star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal being excluded from the probables list for the tour of England next month.

Monday, May 02, 2016 8:08:05 PM

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