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367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF
Phnom Penh, June 5 (IANS) A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 4:18:03 PM

Landmine blast kills four security personnel in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 5 (IANS) At least four security personnel were killed Thursday when an explosive device went off in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, an official said.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 4:12:05 PM

Assets of Thai ministers to be investigated
Bangkok, June 5 (IANS) Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Thursday decided to set up a panel to investigate the assets of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several of her ministers involved in the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 3:32:19 PM

South Korea to conduct first joint drill in US
Seoul, June 5 (IANS) The South Korean army will conduct its first joint military drill in the US for four weeks starting from next week to enhance its combined combat capability, the defence ministry said Thursday.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 3:22:15 PM

Six policemen killed in Iraq
Baghdad, June 5 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed and 45 people were injured Thursday when dozens of Sunni militants took control of six districts in the Iraqi city of Samarra, an official said.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 2:10:04 PM

Assad's overwhelming win annoys West
Damascus, June 5 (IANS) Incumbent Bashar al-Assad's victory in the Syrian presidential election has been met with much criticism from the country's opposition and the West, which dismissed the ballot as a "sham".

Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:52:13 PM

Key Pakistan Taliban commander killed
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) A key commander of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed Thursday in a firing in the North Waziristan region.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:50:08 PM

17 policemen killed in Yemen attack
Aden, June 5 (IANS) Suspected Al Qaeda militants early Thursday attacked a military checkpoint in Yemen and killed at least 17 policemen, an official said.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:50:07 PM

Substance abuse: Bhutan's dark underbelly (Feature)
Thimphu, June 5 (IANS) Every Monday evening, government official Dasho Paljor J. Dorji turns into a chatty radio presenter for a popular talk show and gets candid with guests. But before signing off, he delivers a social message that invariably revolves around "drinking, driving and drugs" - something that comes straight from a personal tragedy.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:34:03 PM

Gold bars seized at Dhaka airport
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS) Officials at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, seized 48 gold bars from a cargo hold off a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight Thursday.

Thursday, June 05, 2014 10:48:03 AM

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