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Sri Lankan president agrees to give party nomination to Rajapaksa
Colombo, July 3 (IANS) The main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on Friday said Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to allow former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the August 17 parliamentary election under the UPFA banner.

Friday, July 03, 2015 10:52:15 PM

Japanese talk show with newly-weds runs for record 44 years
Tokyo, July 3 (IANS) The talk show hosted by Japanese presenter Katsura Bunshi VI has entered the Guinness World Records for being the longest-running show in the world hosted by the same person and going on air for over 44 years.

Friday, July 03, 2015 8:04:03 PM

Japanese island continues to grow, thanks to magma flow
Tokyo, July 3 (IANS/EFE) The remote Japanese island of Nishinoshima is continuing to grow a year-and-a-half after a volcano erupted on it and will continue to grow, according to a study broadcast on Friday by public radio and television broadcaster NHK.

Friday, July 03, 2015 7:54:03 PM

Major quake in China claims three lives
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Three people were killed and 43 others injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked northwest China's Xinjiang region on Friday, media reported.

Friday, July 03, 2015 7:50:03 PM

Japanese swimmer Hagino ruled out of Worlds
Tokyo, July 3 (IANS) Star Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino announced on Friday that he will not compete in the World championships to be held from July 24 - August 9 after injuring his right elbow during training.

Friday, July 03, 2015 7:22:16 PM

Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over cross-border shelling
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan summoned the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad on Friday and lodged a protest over a recent cross-border shelling which injured two Pakistani security personnel, officials said.

Friday, July 03, 2015 6:28:03 PM

Big B guest of honour for US Independence Day event
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was the Guest of Honour at a function at the US consulate here on Thursday to celebrate the country's Independence Day.

Friday, July 03, 2015 4:52:09 PM

Dhaka to open more diplomatic missions in northeast India
Agartala, July 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will expand its diplomatic presence in India's northeast to improve trade, people-to-people contacts and cultural ties with the eight states in the region, of which four share a common border with it.

Friday, July 03, 2015 4:48:04 PM

Iranian president demands IAEA impartiality
Tehran, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to operate independently from world powers to help solve pending issues about the nuclear programme in the Islamic Republic.

Friday, July 03, 2015 4:48:03 PM

Pakistan probes army train disaster
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) The Pakistan Railways on Friday launched an investigation into a train disaster that killed 19 people, including four army officers.

Friday, July 03, 2015 4:44:05 PM

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