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Polling booths torched as Bangladesh go for polls Sunday
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Around 70 polling centres were burnt across Bangladesh Saturday as the country braces itself to hold the 10th parliamentary polls Sunday.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 9:24:04 PM

Bangladesh goes to polls Sunday amid boycott call, violence (Roundup)
Dhaka/New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Bangladesh goes to the polls Sunday amid a boycott call by the main opposition BNP and widespread violence that saw nearly 70 polling booths burnt down, buses and trucks torched, and a petrol bomb hurled on a train by opposition activists Saturday.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 9:20:03 PM

Indonesia's volcano again erupts, more evacuated
Jakarta, Jan 4 (IANS) Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, erupted again Saturday, shooting a column of ash hundreds of metres in the sky as the number of evacuees rose, official said.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 9:14:03 PM

Iran defender Montazeri joins Qatari Umm Salal football club
Tehran, Jan 4 (IANS) Iranian football club Esteghlal's defender Pejman Montazeri Saturday joined Qatar's Umm Salal.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 7:42:23 PM

Iraqi security forces lose control of Fallujah
Baghdad, Jan 4 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Saturday lost control of Fallujah, a city in Anbar province, to Al Qaeda militants and tribesmen, a security source said.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 7:32:19 PM

No secret deal with Musharraf, says Pakistan minister
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif ruled out any secret deal with former president Pervez Musharraf Saturday, a media report said.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 6:58:04 PM

11 killed in Karachi violence
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed in different incidents of violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Saturday, a media report said.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 6:30:03 PM

Sri Lankan president leaves for Middle East
Colombo, Jan 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday left for an official visit to the Middle East ahead of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, the president's office said.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 6:12:14 PM

Bangladesh Nationalist Party activist killed in clash
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) An activist of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was killed Saturday in a clash between the ruling Awami League and the BNP supporters.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 6:08:03 PM

Back channel open, breakthrough only after polls in India: Aziz
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Pakistan and India are continuing their back channel talks aimed at resolving vexed issues like Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachen, and improve bilateral relations, Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on national security and foreign affairs, said Saturday.

Saturday, January 04, 2014 6:04:04 PM

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