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Last updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:48:04 PM

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped in Kabul
Kabul, April 15 (IANS) An Afghanistan deputy minister for public works was kidnapped Tuesday in northern Kabul, sources said.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:24:05 PM

Musharraf's treason case hearing resumes
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The special court constituted to try former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Tuesday resumed his trial for high treason after his formal indictment last month.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:46:14 PM

Gold price opens higher in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, April 15 (IANS) The gold price in Hong Kong went up 10 HK dollars to open at 12,290 HK dollars per tael Tuesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:20:09 AM

China's yuan weakens
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) The Chinese yuan weakened 40 basis points to 6.1571 against the US dollar Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:52:07 AM

Red Cross warns collapse of humanitarian services in Gaza
Gaza, April 15 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday warned of a collapse of humanitarian services in the Gaza Strip due to eight years of Israeli blockade.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:50:05 AM

Israeli soldiers arrested for munition trade
Jerusalem, April 15 (IANS) Four Israeli soldiers were arrested on suspicion of selling munitions stolen from their army bases to convicted felons, police announced Monday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:54:04 AM

Chinese legislator detained for suspected sex business
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Liang Yaohui, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, was detained Monday for suspected crime of organising prostitution, the Dongguan police announced via its official microblog.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:22:12 AM

China confident new Indian regime will stay committed to boosting ties
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China Monday expressed confidence that whichever party comes to power in India after the general election will "stay committed" to promoting bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Monday, April 14, 2014 11:36:20 PM

Two killed in Afghan roadside bomb attack
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) At least two civilians were killed and eight others injured Monday in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan, a police official said.

Monday, April 14, 2014 7:52:25 PM

65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons removed: OPCW
Damascus, April 14 (IANS) About 65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been removed so far, Syria-based joint mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday.

Monday, April 14, 2014 6:30:05 PM

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