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Tamil protestors halt British PM's car in Jaffna
Colombo/London, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of Tamil protesters surrounded British Prime Minister David Cameron's convoy and tried to hand over pictures of their missing loved ones while he was on a visit to Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern region, eyewitnesses said.

Friday, November 15, 2013 7:16:07 PM

China to accelerate household registration system reforms
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) As part of its urbanisation push, China will accelerate the reforms of its "hukou" system, or household registration system, to help farmers become urban residents, the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Friday in a landmark policy document.

Friday, November 15, 2013 6:54:05 PM

Protesters surround Cameron's car in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of Tamil protesters surrounded British Prime Minister David Cameron's car Friday and tried to hand over pictures of their missing loved ones while he was on a visit to Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern region, eyewitnesses said.

Friday, November 15, 2013 6:48:04 PM

Syrian army regains two more towns from rebels
Damascus, Nov 15 (IANS) Syrian troops Friday regained two towns in the central province of Homs after intense battles with the armed rebels.

Friday, November 15, 2013 6:22:07 PM

Prince Charles invokes Nehru in CHOGM speech
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Invoking India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his speech, Britain's Prince Charles appealed to the Commonwealth to intensify cooperation to resolve economic, social and environmental challenges at the grouping's summit here Friday.

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:32:07 PM

China to ease one-child policy
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) China will loosen its decades old one-child population policy, allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child, according to a key decision announced Friday by the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:16:05 PM

Syrian troops regain town from rebels
Damascus, Nov 15 (IANS) Syrian troops wrested back control of a town in the southeast of Aleppo province, the latest that the army regained from the rebels,.

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:06:07 PM

Greenpeace to protest across India
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A group of Greenpeace activists will hold a 30-hour long protest across 30 cities in India Saturday, demanding the release of their 30 counterparts arrested by the Russian authorities in the Arctic region in September.

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:06:06 PM

China, US should strengthen policy coordination: Xi Jinping
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) China and the US should strengthen policy coordination during their respective reform and restructuring process, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:04:04 PM

Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned what he termed the ongoing racism against Nigerians in Goa.

Friday, November 15, 2013 5:00:05 PM

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