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Indian's abduction: Afghans arrest suspect, family prays for safe return
Kabul/Chennai, June 4 (IANS) Afghan security forces Wednesday arrested a suspect in connection with the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker, Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar, in western Herat province even as his family in Tamil Nadu prayed for his safety and sought "good news".

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:54:03 PM

Abbas calls for cooperation for Palestinian elections
Ramallah, June 4 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday urged the new unity government and the Central Elections Commission (CEC) to start preparing for the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:16:15 PM

Bangladesh hopes Hasina's visit will boost ties with China
Dhaka, June 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to China is expected to enhance Dhaka's bilateral ties with Beijing and take the relation to greater heights, the Bangladesh government said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:10:03 PM

17 killed, 53 wounded in Iraq attacks
Baghdad, June 4 (IANS) A total of 17 people have been killed and 53 wounded in a wave of attacks across Iraq, including an overnight suicide bombing, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:52:12 PM

'China's n-power plants generally safe'
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China's operating nuclear power units enjoy a relatively good safety record, and the quality of the units under construction has been well controlled, a top nuclear watchdog official of China was quoted as saying Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:28:03 PM

Australia warns citizens against Pakistan travel
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Australia Wednesday issued a travel advisory for its citizens against travelling to Pakistan, asking them to reconsider their travel plans in the wake of a volatile security situation across the country.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 9:08:03 PM

Taliban kill two Pakistan army officers
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) At least five people including two military officers were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan Wednesday, the army said. Banned militant outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:42:07 PM

Brother, former husband arrested in Pakistan honour killing case
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) The former husband and brother of the 25-year-old pregnant Pakistani woman, Farzana, who was brutally stoned to death for marrying the man of her choice, were arrested Wednesday, a media report said.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:52:18 PM

Information blackout ahead of Tiananmen anniversary condemned
Beijing, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has condemned the violation of freedom of information in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in the form of detention of journalists, censorship on social media and rendering Google and other web services inaccessible.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:52:17 PM

Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman to be on Shanghai film fest jury
Shanghai, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Hugh Grant, Hayden Christensen along with Chinese actress Gong Li, will be part of the jury this year and attend the red carpet event of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:34:03 PM

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