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Taliban threat looms over Pakistani jails
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to lift the moratorium on death penalties in terrorism cases, jail authorities are on their toes to tackle any terrorist activity, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:32:16 PM

Snowstorm kills three in Japan
Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) A violent snowstorm in Japan has killed three people and seriously disrupted transport in the northern island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:24:08 PM

IS kills 20 Syrian rebels near Damascus
Damascus, Dec 18 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants killed 20 rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) overnight near Damascus, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:20:15 PM

Rajapaksa seeks Tamil support in polls
Colombo, Dec 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday held election rallies in a former Tamil Tiger stronghold and urged Tamils to vote for him in next month's presidential election.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:58:09 PM

4,000 birds slaughtered in Japan due to flu outbreak
Tokyo, Dec 18 (IANS/Prensa Latina) About 4,000 birds were slaughtered in Japan after an avian flu outbreak was confirmed in a poultry farm in the southern island of Kyushu, authorities reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:48:04 PM

Myanmar allows 13 more local, foreign firms to make investments
Yangon, Dec 18 (IANS) Myanmar has allowed two more domestic companies and 11 foreign firms in December alone to make investments in the country, the Myanmar Investment Commission said Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:34:25 PM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, was granted bail Thursday by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:34:23 PM

China's Ebola vaccine enters clinical trials
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) An Ebola vaccine developed by a military-tied research institute has been approved to enter the human test stage, the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) General Logistics Department announced Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:52:18 PM

'Kill securitymen before blowing yourself up'
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) The suicide bombers who had unleashed a bloodbath in a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar Tuesday were told by their handlers to kill securitymen before blowing themselves up.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:26:12 PM

Peshawar fallout: Death penalty implementation may begin within week
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Implementation of death penalty cases in Pakistan is expected to begin within a week with the country's interior ministry working on the process of wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:18:19 PM

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