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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 4:28:05 AM

Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour here, media reported.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:30:09 PM

Pakistan, Iran agree on cooperation following border unrest
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistani and Iranian officials Wednesday agreed on intelligence cooperation at the border between the two neighbouring countries.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:04:03 PM

Bangladesh elected to the UN Human Rights Council
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh has been elected a member of the UN Human Rights Council for 2015-2017 term, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:50:05 PM

Three injured in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Three people were injured Wednesday when a remote-controlled blast targeted a polio team in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:40:06 PM

Release detained missionary, South Korea tells North Korea
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Seoul Wednesday urged North Korea to release a South Korean Christian missionary who has been detained for about a year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:40:05 PM

Three die in Yemen bombing
Sanaa, Oct 22 (IANS) At least three civilians were killed and two others injured Wednesday in a roadside bombing in Yemen.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:28:03 PM

Cambodian peacekeepers leave for Central African Republic
Phnom Penh, Oct 22 (IANS) Cambodia Wednesday sent its first batch of 216 military personnel to join a UN peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:22:14 PM

India's 'five sixers' do important business in the Philippines (Diaspora Feature)
Manila, Oct 22 (IANS) They are known as the "five sixers" in local parlance, are considered virtually indispensable by the locals, but are resented too and, what is more, their numbers are growing. Meet the Indian expatriates from Punjab who have spread out across the hinterland in the Philippines, making a living from "microfinance" - a polite term for money lending.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:46:17 PM

Thai golfer Pavit earns Asian Tour spot
Singapore, Oct 22 (IANS) Thailand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert became the second player following Chinese Taipei's Chan Shih-chang to earn playing rights for the remainder of 2014 Asian Tour golf season after putting up stellar performances in the Asian Development Tour (ADT).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:40:06 PM

Tahirul Qadri ends protest in Islamabad
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri ended his sit-in protest Tuesday, only to restart its new stage in December in the port city of Karachi.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:10:06 AM

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